About Tom Holding
Photographic Point of View:
I am a practitioner of capturing the best possible image in the camera so that the final image is the best it can be, with minimal post processing. Photography is a way of slowing down and enjoying the world and its beauty. It also leads to new experiences and places that I would not otherwise visit.
My workshops and instruction are geared to the pace of the attendee.
The quality images we capture take precedence over the quantity of images.
My goal is to put you at the right place, at the right time, and at the right
moment. I very much enjoy sharing the techniques, methods, and locations
with you so you can have the same experiences and grow your photography.
I am a self taught photographer and artist. It all started in 1964 when I purchased my first
camera - a Kodak 126 for a school trip to Washington D.C. The point and shoot photography remained active and those initial images are great keepsakes. Then, in 1978, after seeing a photography exhibit, I purchased a Canon AE-1, with accessories from T & F Camera. Then came Canon A1's, Elan IIE's, and currently the Canon 5D series, I, II, III. & IV, and more lenses than I can count. I have been a continual member of The Photographic Society of Vineland since 1978. I am a multi-term
past President of PSV, and have competed in many Interclub, DVCCC, NJFCC, and PSA competitions. Awards have included many medals, honors, and Tops in New Jersey.
After a 35 year career in pharmaceutical packaging and a second career in Racing Operations & Security, I am now retired from the corporate world and am able to expand on my photographic endeavors. During my corporate time, I found time to lead field trips for PSV and others, including week long trips to Maine, West Virginia, and the Smokey Mountains, among many other weekend trips.
After conversion to the digital age, diligent time and effort have been spent honing my craft. I am
actively engaged in location photography, and teaching/leading other photographers. Since the corporate retirement, I allocate a significant time investment to the planning, research, and details in order to bring outstanding workshop locations and experiences. This allows others to significantly enhance their photographic journey. I am well organized, and my style of leadership is of the
coaching/mentoring type. There is always time for questions, answers, and explanations. In addition to my workshops, I provide critiquing, judging, photography class teaching, and the sale of fine art prints.