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I'm Talking Patrick Darby

I know you're probably sick of me talking, posting and making videos about The Shutter Release Project. But, I have a bit of OCD when it comes to projects that I'm involved in - I'm going to share some more.

One of our judges is Patrick Darby from Tonic Photo Studios -10,000 sqft production boutique commercial photography studio in Phoenix Arizona, It's a division of R and R Images.

My husband Tom works with Patrick, when he shared with him that The Shutter Release Project is to showcase photographers of all levels, he agreed to take part in it, and we're honored to have him.

Patrick has 14 years experience as a commercial photographer. 8 years experience in management and new business development in the industry. He specializes in food, product and architecture photography.

You can find Tonic Photo Studios on facebook ... take a look at Patrick's work.


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