I am a student of the art of photography. I was fortunate enough to start photographing before the digital age when we had to think and plan before capturing images on film. We had to be technically proficient along with an eye for composition and detail. This desire for producing work at a high level led to acquiring the degrees of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer(CPP) as awarded by the Professional Photographers of America(PPA).
"In business since 1988, his artwork and portraiture is displayed in the finest homes. Cliff produces a range of photographic services including family portraiture, weddings, high school senior photography, commercial real estate and architectural photography, business head shots, and sport and event assignments. His studio is located in Mcallen, TX and is a part time resident of Ruidoso, New Mexico."
"He is a master of lighting, composition and technical aspects of photography. You will clearly see the difference between his work, and the part-time, weekend photographer. He has been a sought after speaker for local, state, regional, and national conventions."
"He has photographed for the NFL, NBA, and MLB and is currently the house photographer for the Payne Arena in Hidalgo, TX, photographing some of the most famous artists including Elton John, Aerosmith, KISS, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, and Carlos Santana."
Professional Activity and Experience
Member PPA 1994-present
Member Texas PPA 1994-present
Photographic Craftsman Degree 2008
Certified Professional Photographer-CPP 2009
Master Photographer 2011
Texas PPA Past President 2011
PPA Councilor 2008-2019
PPA Certification Committee 2012-2019
Past Chairman PPA Certification Committee
SWPPA Board of Directors 2013-2017
PPA Elite Status 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. 2020, 2021, 2022
Member American Society of Photographers
Fuji Masterpiece Awards
ASP Texas State Award 2015