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Expert in Pro Photography, Stock Photography, Copyright Infringement, Right of Publicity, Digital Analysis

Expert ID: 723958 California, USA

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Expert is a professional photographer, educator, publisher, forensic analyst and consultant. He has over 20 years of experience. He is a past National President of the Advertising Photographers of America (APA), the leading trade association in the commercial photography industry. Currently, Expert serves as President & CEO of the Employer, the international photography industry licensing metadata standards body. Also he serves as APA’s Chief Advisor on Licensing and Copyright.
Expert advises clients on photographic business practices, copyright and contract issues, valuation of photography and photographs, right of publicity/privacy issues, photographic history, digital and traditional photographic techniques, and forensic photographic analysis. He provides expert witness and consulting services on these and other matters related to photography. He is a professor of Photography, accomplished and experienced educator, conducts advanced seminars and workshops for professionals, and teaches college-level courses at the design college.


Serves as consultant/advisor to stock photography agencies, software companies, photographers, advertising agencies, design firms.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: BFA Subject: Photography Institution: Art Center College of Design

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President & CEO Department:
Serves as President & CEO of international industry standards body for the Advertising, Design, Publishing, Photography and Illustration industries.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Founded and ran fine art publishing company with worldwide distribution.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department:
Long term instructor teaching courses on creative, technical, legal and business topics.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Award winning photographer and commercial director working with A-list clients for 25 years.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Advises stock photography agencies, photographers, marketing firms, advertising agencies, software companies on business matters. Serves as negotiator and expert witness. Evaluates photography collections.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Advertising Photographers of America Title: President Department:
Served as National President of the leading trade association for commercial photographers.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Advertising Photographers of America (APA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), American Association of Picture Professionals (ASPP), Stock Artists Alliance (SAA), Employer (PLUS)
Professional Appointments
President & CEO, Employer. President, Advertising Photographers of America.
Awards / Recognition
International Photography Council Photography Industry Leader of the Year, 2005. PhotoMedia Photography Person of the Year, 2006. Numerous awards for photography.
Publications and Patents Summary
Frequent contributor to publications in the photography industry.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Served as expert witness in federal and state court on matters related to photography, copyright, advertising, right of publicity.
Training / Seminars
Regularly speaks at conferences, workshops and trade shows on the subjects of photography, copyright, advertising.

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