About Tom Holding
Photographic Point of View:
Tom Holding is 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 he would not otherwise visit.
His workshops and instruction are geared to the pace of the attendee.
The quality images we capture takes precedence over the quantity of images.
His goal is to put you at the right place, at the right time, and at the right
moment. He very much enjoys sharing the techniques, methods, and locations
with you so you can have the same experiences and grow your photography.
Tom Holding is a self taught photographer and artist. It all started in 1964 when he purchased his 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, he went to T & F camera and purchased a Canon AE-1 with accessories. Then came Canon A1's, Elan IIE's, and now the Canon 5D series, I, II, and III., and more lenses than we can count. He has been a continual member of The Photographic Society of Vineland since 1978. He is a multi-term
past President of PSV, and has 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, he is now retired from the corporate world and is able to expand on his photographic endeavors. During his corporate time, he still found time to lead field trips for PSV and others, including week long trips to Maine,
West Virginia, and the Smokey Mountains, among numerous other weekend trips.
After conversion to the digital age, diligent effort and time has been spent honing his craft. He is
actively engaged in location photography, and teaching/leading other photographers. Since the corporate
retirement, he is allocating a significant time investment in bringing outstanding workshop locations and
experiences to others to enhance their photographic journey. He is well organized, and his style is of a
coaching/mentoring type. There is always time for questions and explanations.