|1. Directions to Rice Photography|
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FROM THE SOUTH
Take interstate 71 North towards Cleveland until you reach Interstate
FROM THE NORTH
Take interstate 71 South until you reach Interstate 480
FROM THE EAST
Take Interstate 480 West to the Lorain Road/Ohio Turnpike exit (exit
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Two Ohio photographers have each qualified to receive photographic degrees from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.
Anthony Zimcosky, of Rice Photography, received the Accolade of Photographic Mastery Degree at the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the first step in the WPPI five-step degree program.
Patrick Rice, of Rice Photography, received the Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Achievement at the WPPI Convention. This is the fifth and final step in the WPPI degree program. Patrick is the first photographer ever to qualify to receive this award.
WPPI is an organization dedicated to advancing the art of wedding and portrait photography. Its international membership participates in programs and activities designed to improve artistry, technical skills and sales abilities.
Rice Photography has been serving the needs of the Northern Ohio community for over twenty-five years. Our reputation for high quality photography and impeccable customer service have made us a leader in the industry. The artistry at Rice Photography has been honored with nearly every award in the photographic field. Our staff has four photographers with Degrees in Photography and we have been frequently asked to lecture at national photographic conventions both in this country and abroad. Patrick Rice has served as President of the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers – a prestigious group of area professional photographers that has served the Greater Cleveland area for 56 years. Patrick Rice is also the author of eight professional photography books published by Amherst Media Inc of New York. Our dedication to excellence and attention to detail will insure that you will have photographic memories to treasure a lifetime. We are conveniently located at 31109 Lorain Road in North Olmsted – just East of the Soccer Sportsplex. Give us a call at (440) 979 0770 for further information.
Wedding and portrait photographer Patrick Rice has always believed it's good to be different. "I've always looked for ways to set myself apart form other photographers in this competitive field," he explains.
One way that Rice succeeds at this goal is by offering digital infrared images. Though most of his straight wedding images are shot with the Canon EOS 10D digital camera, when he sees an image that will work well in infrared he switches to his Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera. This camera has been modified by removing the "hot mirror" filter that is in front of the AF sensor, which makes the camera more infrared sensitive. He can then use a dark red 25 filter and get excellent infrared images with relatively fast shutter speeds.
When deciding whether to shoot infrared or straight color, the background often makes the choice obvious. Foliage is especially good for infrared, because the leaves take on a classic white, dream-like feel. However it is also a good choice when you want to hide imperfections, such as the cracking plaster and chipped paint on the gazebo in the image shown here. He would have needed to do a lot of retouching on a color version of the image. But in black-and-white infrared, the image the gazebo looks perfect.
This image is also a good example of a candid moment in a formally posed image, when the groom decided to "steal" a kiss from the bride in between photos.
Patrick Rice is the author and photographer of three how-to books: Infrared Wedding Photography, Print Competition Success, and Digital Images for Wedding " Portrait Photography (all published by Amherst Media). To view more of his images, visit his website at www.ricephoto.com. For information on the custom modification of digital cameras for infrared photography, contact Pro Camera " Video in Cleveland, Ohio, at (216) 661-8666.
At Rice Photography, we prefer that you or a member of your family come into our studio to pick up any photographs that we produce for you. However, we understand that coming into the studio is not always possible. Escalating shipping costs and the carelessness in which the popular carriers have handled photographs has made it necessary for us to pass these costs onto you the recipient. Your wedding originals (proofs) and any other small photographic print order can be shipped to your home or business for a flat fee of $25.00. If you would like your finished wedding album shipped to you the flat fee will be $50.00. These fees are to cover the actual shipping costs, insurance, and delivery confirmation as well as our time and expense in properly packaging and delivering the package to the shipper.
All large shipments (proofs and wedding albums) are shipped via UPS. Due to the number of shipments that have been lost or damaged, we have been forced to require an adult signature for the release of every package. If you can not be home for the delivery of your package, you will be required to pick it up at your nearest UPS hub facility.
The Professional Photographers of Ohio is the largest association of photographers in the state of Ohio and is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America. The purposes of the association are to further the advancement of photography in all its branches as an Art and as a Profession.; to improve the technical skill of the membership; to recognize the attainment of professional ability; to devise ways to better serve the public through education of the values to be obtained by their use of professional photographic services; to protect the public from unethical practices; to advise the public of the value in the use of photography; to create better professional and social relationships and discussion among the membership; to cooperate with government agencies and other groups having to do with the Art or Profession of photography for the purpose of increasing technical skill and protecting the public from unfair, unethical trade practices; and to do any and all things necessary and lawful to carry out the purpose of the Association.
The Professional Photographers of Ohio has approximately 600 members
from across Ohio. Each year, the PPO hosts the MidEast Regional
Convention and Trade Show. On Thursday and Friday some 1,200 + images
by photographers from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky
and West Virginia will be evaluated by qualified judges from the
Professional Photographers of America. The print display from Friday
evening till Sunday afternoon is the largest of its kind in the
Midwest and one of the largest in the country. Our trade show on
Saturday and Sunday is second only to the PPA National convention
in size and number of vendors. Beginning Friday evening and ending
Monday, we offer educational programming to the membership by the
industry’s leaders in all facets of photography.