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award winning editorial fashion, commericlal advertising and portrait photographer Wick Beavers makes beautiful photographs that sell.
Even though you don't need anything to call yourself a "photographer", consider the following points:
I went to college and studied art history.If you're gonna claim to make art, you better know about it.
I started developing my own film and burning my own prints when I was 15. If you are gonna claim to be a photographer, you better know about its place in history and where it's come from and where it's going and how it works. I studied and have a degree from Maine Photographic workshops in fine digital print making. If you're gonna be a photographer, you ought to know about color management, icc profiling and colorsynch strategies to retain and control the photographic process from shoot to print. I invested in, owned and used only the highest end analogue and now digital gear. If you're gonna be a photographer, you ought to know about and invest in only the finest equipment to provide your clients with the best possible quality of imagery. Ask for more if you're not convinced I am a little irked by how many idiots are running around stealing the photographer shingle. Would you get your teeth worked on by a guy that just bought a tooth pick? Would you get your leg set by a guy that just bought a splint? Would you go climb Mt Everest with a girl that just went to the gym and who just bought a backpack?
There is a huge difference between a professional photographer and a person that just bought a digital camera. If you want to be sure you are getting value but can't see a difference, ask. You may not know about engines or suspension, but you know there is a big difference between a Ford and a Ferrari.
Member american society of media photographers (asmp, which requires published work to join) and ep (editorial photographers, which requires peer review to join) Check 'em out at

Profile Summary:
Photographer, Advertising, Editorial, Portraiture Miami, FL
consulting in image making Miami, FL
More About Me
Making photographs that sing, dogs, girls, food, wine, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, building, knocking down walls, award winning
Work Experience:
Circumnavigated this little planet with my wife and kid in a 51 foot sailboat, owned a sheep farm in Maine, owned an old wooden yawl, owned a ski house in Steamboat, won awards for my photography, brought up a cool kid, had lots of good to bordering on great dogs, had a skunk as a pet in a NY apartment when I was a kid and we used to walk it on 5th Avenue on a pink leash, took a Porsche to Limerock and Watkins Glen and scared the shit out of myself.
College art history, Berkeley University of California, Santa Cruz, marine biology and Lots of Nikonos 5 photography of mostly invertebrates.
Organizations / Affilations:
asmp, ep
Wick Beavers is located in Miami, FL and has the following skills: Photographer, Advertising, Editorial, Portraiture, consulting in image making
Media, Consulting, Art / Creative, Acting / Drama
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Photographer, Advertising, Editorial, Portraiture

Category: Art / Creative
many national international publications, agencies and awards
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art, art history, photography school, awards
Years Experience: 42

consulting in image making

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