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Roberts Education & Classes
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From an early age I found out that dull moments aren't really my thing though they do have a time and a place in our relationship is kind of rocky (it's me not you.) I have worked in construction, been everything from dishwasher to chef at many restaurants, I was an EMT and a bartender and I loved it all. But the two things I love most are being a father and also being a photographer. I really can only brag that I stand on the shoulders of giants as far as my skills go. And I can tell you that many of them I now work with at Roberts Camera. It is such a thrill to be around such talent daily. I am a student of life and from culinary school to Herron to all the lessons that only life can teach you I have learned to love capturing it all on camera. Most of my work is with families, weddings and events but I can never settle for one niche. The world is too exciting to only focus on a few aspects.
The most important thing I have ever learned is how to think for myself. One of my favorite things is to help others understand the rules of photography and also when to break them. In the end, you are the artist and you should listen to the rules but it is fun to break them though. I am here to help you know how to take your vision and show it to the world.
I am a fine art photographer. I have been studying and working with cameras since 2006. I work with the analog darkroom process as well as digital photography. As an artist, I am interested in exploring relationships between objects and human nature through comparisons and interactions of these two concepts. I enjoy shooting still lives and human subjects. I also develop film and make black and white prints in the darkroom. I love being behind the digital camera for weddings, engagement sessions, senior portraits and family portraits. Using the digital camera artistically, I also have the ability to manipulate images in Photoshop. I have a working knowledge of editing for artistic goals and for pleasing portrait images. I received my B.F.A. in photography from Ball State University in May 2011. During my time at Ball State, I had the privilege to show my work in several shows hosted by the university, community galleries and Mid-West shows. Recently, in 2013, I exhibited my work in “Lost and Found” at the Darkroom Gallery in Vermont.
See more from Jennifer at her site: Jennifer Michelle Hall
Jeff "JJ" Johansen
Jeff–or J.J. as he is affectionately known around here–has been taking pictures for as long as he can remember. Even though he has only been with Roberts since 2011 - he has a long history with us after purchasing his first digital camera here back in 2000! J.J. heads up our Rental department and can help you get all that fancy gear and lighting equipment that you need for your shoot, but might not be ready to empty your pocketbook for! J.J loves photo technology and has owned more cameras over the years than he would care to admit. His favorite types of photography are portrait and photo art and he also highly enjoys using old lenses on new cameras to create unique and extra ordinary imagery. He has taught technology classes over the years and has degrees in pastoral theology and psychology so he is the full package of people and photography! He would love to talk to you about your photography needs and how Roberts can be your partner. When he is not at Roberts, J.J. runs his own photo business and has had the pleasure of shooting all over the country from the plantations of Kentucky to the beaches of Orange County to his hometown of Council Bluffs, IA where he was even named an honorary 'Brady' after a visit from Barry Williams!
I bought my first camera a age 8. After working for my high school and college yearbook staff I never thought I would make a living in photography. 23 years later I still get excited with every new day and the photographic challenges it brings. Although digital has changed the photography business, I like it because it put a lot of the creative control back in the hands of the photographer. Specializing in portrait and sports photography those creative controls have never been more in demand. I have covered the last 22 Indy 500’s as well as the IndyCar series, Brickyard 400’s, Formula One, Moto GP as well as football, and basketball games throughout Indianapolis. But I have found that being my harshest critic and demanding the best has constantly pushed me to improve my work. Always looking for the unique angle has taught me that there is more than one perspective even from a place like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The fact that it has been around for over 100 years has made that challenge of finding the unique location even more fun. Working for large corporate clients has been very demanding but the rewards of a job well done make it all worthwhile. It’s a lot easier to love your job when you truly love what you do and enjoy going to work.
See more from Walt at his site: Walt Kuhn Images
Marc Lebryk is a Visual artist with a Degree from Purdue University in Photography and Related Media who (When not eating paint, running around with his arms spread out like an airplane) works full time as the Custom Content photographer at the Indianapolis Star Media Group where he employs guerrilla lighting techniques, and is given the most challenging clients the paper has to offer. Very proficient in Small strobe on location lighting, mixed with large strobe location and studio lighting for both Still photography and Video. Marc is proficient in HDSLR technologies including Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premier Pro. Marc travels roughly 50,000 miles a year via car, bus, and plane for assignments.
Clients other than and outside of the Indianapolis Star include: Ultrasun USA, Dr. Mueller Tanning Equipment, Atwood Mobile Products, Conflux Design, 20/20 Lasik Institute, Express Effects Cosmetics, Purdue University, Chip Ganassi Racing, Miller Senior Communities, The Naptown Roller Girls, Interactive Intelligence, Khamis Fine Jewelers, Howl at the Moon USA , The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), and Andrews McNeel Universal Publishing.
Marc Lebryk has received national attention for the work he has done with the Naptown Roller Girls Roller Derby team in Indianapolis Indiana by being featured in the “Scars and Stripes” National Roller Derby exhibit in New York City in 2011; and has also been asked to give Photography presentations and workshops at Ivy Tech, IUPUI, The Art Institute of Indianapolis, The Photo Venture Group, and many others. Marc has also worked on several “New equipment reviews” for Roberts Distributors located in Indianapolis.
In May of 2013 Marc married Shannon, the most incredible woman in the world; and has never been happier. They live in East Indianapolis with their three and a half cats (Cheeto, Tuxedo, Cortana, and the stray that comes around for food from time to time that they have named Roofus), a Roomba with a mind of its own named Claptrap, and a nations travel worth of toys won from claw machines around the country.See more from Marc at his site: Marc Lebryk
I attended Herron School of Art and IUPUI from 1994-1998 studying photo journalism and visual communications. After which I was hired by Roberts Camera and I have been there for the past 14 years as a salesman. Assisting Jim Hysong, an Indiana based wedding photographer, I photographed weddings from 1999-2002. After a few years of assisting, I started helping my wife with her business of photographing products and store front images for advertisement in our local newspaper. In the fall of 2002, I decided to go out on my own doing commercial photography, weddings and sports. During this time I also worked for the same newspaper that my wife and I advertised through, the Noblesville Daily Times, as a stringer from 2002-2007. I assisted with covering high school sports and events in the Hamilton County area. While sports photography is my first passion, I decided to branch out a little, and I got involved with the commercial side of the business. Working as a commercial photographer, I have had the opportunity to work with companies such as Kite Realty, Chase Bank and Eaton Investments, by doing employee head shots and new properties real estate photography for advertisement. In my spare time I enjoy landscape photography and taking pictures of my kids in their school sports and events.
See more from Scott at his site: http://www.mumphreyphoto.com/
I have been practicing fine art photography for over twenty years. Earning a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 2002 I then completed a master of fine arts degree in photography at Savannah Collage of Art and Design in 2008. I have taught photography to students of all age and ability levels in after-school programs, professional and amateur workshops, and graduate level college courses. My students appreciate my vast experience, limitless patience, and contagious enthusiasm for photography.
My expertise comes from both constant practice and work with leading photographic experts. As a teaching assistant at the Maine Media Workshops, I had the opportunity to assist artists such as George Tice, one of the greatest photographers practicing traditional black and white printing techniques today, and Dan Burkholder, whose digital darkroom techniques are renowned by the photography community. I have also learned alternative processes, including platinum and albumen printing and cyanotypes from authorities like Christopher James.
In addition to shooting and darkroom techniques, I am also a digital printing expert. After studying with leading inkjet printer Craig Stevens at Savannah College of Art and Design, I was hired to run and maintain the college’s computer and inkjet facilities.
My work has been hung in gallery shows in Indiana, Georgia, and Colorado and is featured in a number of collections. Additionally, my photos are included in domestic and international publications.
I joined Robert's in 2011, working in the print lab and making artistic contributions with the digital restoration of customer's images. Then in early 2012, I joined the Robert's sales team and, thus, found my home at Robert's.
Prior to joining the Robert's family, I took an early retirement from a successful 28-year career in the business world. In my free time I enjoy all types of photography on both a personal and professional level.
My official college training was completed well before the advent of personal computing and the explosion of digital media (I'm young at heart). As such, early in my retirement I enjoyed the role of student once again, immersed in learning the "ins and outs" of digital vs. film photography - but I also consider myself a lifetime learner, always looking for new ways to be creative. I am also proficient in the use of the Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop products for retouching, image restoration and graphic design.
It's very satisfying to help Robert's customers find the photography equipment that best meets their needs - and to help them learn to capture the images they want.
I have a degree in Human Resource Management from Marian University, and advance studies in photography from Antonelli's School of Photography. I'm a Photographer with over 30 plus years of experience in commercial, portrait and wedding photography. I currently teach at Ivy Tech College of Indianapolis, specializing in Advanced Lighting Techniques.I've also taught at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. I am the owner and head photographer of Classic Trends Photography. Classic Trends is a full service studio, utilizing the latest techniques in digital photography. I specialize in Weddings, Portraits, Environmental Portraits, Children and Commercial photography.
See more from James at his site: Classic Trends Photography