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Blake Richards of Blake Richards’s photography has been a Bay Area photographer for over 30 years. He obtained an AA in Photography from DeAnza College where he submitted some of his photos for consideration and was accepted into a one-week course with Ansel Adams at Yosemite.
“It was great. It was very intense- every minute you were doing something. We started early in the morning and went to about 11 every night,” he says.
Blake says that the most valuable thing he learned from Adams was the ability to see light. “The best thing to be a good photographer is to have a heightened awareness,” says Blake, “A little hair sticking out, the angle of someone’s head- you always have to think. When I’m photographing someone, my mind is working a thousand miles an hour to look at every little thing, including angles and light and background.”
His concentration has paid off because over the years he has been invited to photograph a number of celebrities including Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Paul Newman and Charlton Heston. He is also the official photographer of the largest teen pageant- The Miss Teenage California pageant in Los Angeles.
Blake has 3 Fine Art books 'Blake Fine Art San Francisco Book One www.createspace.com/3693504 , Book Two www.createspace.com/4632815 and Book Three www.createspace.com/4632838 .To see other of Blake's work go to www.blakerichards.com you can call (510) 651-6351 with any questions or to order larger sizes then are shown on this site..