THIS PAGE CONTAINS IMAGES; IMPOSITION AND PRICE INFORMATION FOR, HOME DIGITAL 
LIGHTROOM PROCESSED IMAGES. THIS PAGE IS 
LARGE; IT MAY TAKE SOME TIME, TO LOAD. TOM'S E-MAIL ADDRESS. THIS PAGE: WAS CREATED; TO FURTHER GREATER GOOD,
 FOR THE HUMAN RACE.
THIS PAGE WRITTEN FOR
 THOSE WHO LIKE TO READ. THIS PAGE: WAS CREATED;
 TO EXPLAIN SOME OF WHAT I DO FOR CLIENTS USING DIGITAL FORMAT. THIS PAGE: WAS CREATED;
 TO EXPLAIN SOME OF WHAT I DO FOR CLIENTS USING FILM FORMAT. THIS PAGE: CONTAINS EQUIPMENT; THAT IS ANTIQUE, THAT IS; MORE THAN, 30 YEARS OLD.
These are people that I know well or knew well because they are some of my friends. This page shows a view of covers created for Onalaska High School athletic banquet 
and the Christmas cover of the student magazine at WWTI. This is a image clean up of the church that I work with and attend sometimes. This is an image of my photographic studio.

Autobiography by Thomas Perkins.
1st, 2nd and 3rd places and honorable mention, certificates of merit and achievement for creative excellence
in photography from the Wisconsin Junior Academy of Arts Sciences and Letters, May 1st 1976.

Legally granted an associate in applied science degree as Visual Communications Technician by WWTI in 1985;
and a vocational diploma in photo-indirect-lithography, (Graphic design thru Offset printing) in 1986.

The finest traditonal film still photography: using Nikon and Nikkormat cameras; Nikkor, Lentar and Vivitar lenses, Bogen copy stand and Bogen tripod. Kodak films and Kodak Professional photographic paper to size 11"x14" {My Darkroom capacity for black and white}.
Quality black and white film and print processing since 1974, but I have put the darkroom equipment in the boxes since 2002.
I still do color traditional still photography; but recently have been working images from a digital platform.

Now featuring the latest in Nikon digital single lens reflex camera photographics using a Nikon D5000 with 18-55mm standard Zoom, a 55-200mm telephoto Zoom or a 12-24mm wide-angle Zoom. I also use a Nikon L26 point and shoot. Both cameras fit
on my Giottos tripod and Bogen TC-1 copy stand.

From bum to millionaire. The square root of 1,000,000 is 1,000 There are 960 months in 80 years, not quite enough, saving $1,000 a month.
31,622.776601 X 31,622.776601= 1,000,000,000 (a Billion)
There are 29,200 days from birth to age 80, not enough to become a billionaire or multi-billionaire. Even if you earn 31,622.776601 The day you are born until you are about 85 years old.
A note to all those who are mbillionaires, The more you have; the more people's lives and livelyhoods you are responsible for.

Why do I pick the numbers below as a viable number?
According to the government (in the year 2,000 AD), I should plot to earn this much per year...
SERVING THE ONALASKA AND LA CROSSE AREA FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS.

Digital Photography: Art, Business or Craft?

Would you believe that photography can be all three.
What it actually is, is a service to and for the general public.

If you don't get along well with strangers, do not attempt to become a business. Use it as a craft.

In the beginning of my tenure as a photographer, only one or two of the pictures per roll of film would pass as a quality one. As I progressed; more pictures per roll of film would be quality worth reproduction. I had a 35mm camera and a moderate zoom lens, a black and white darkroom. I tried selling the portraits to the people I had photographed, but times were meager for the people and I wound up giving them away. Remember this: If you don't have a camera with you, are not going to �get that picture If you carry a camera around with you, people will actually ask you to take pictures of them and especially to document an outing of the person, pair or group. Film photography; be it color or black and white, facilitated a demand of the film production factories to produce many types of film. Film has been replaced by the digital memory chip; more technical in production but less labor intensive. Film cameras were grouped by: beginner; advanced, master and professional. The largest difference being viewfinder or single lens reflex (SLR), viewfinder approximates the area in the image, (SLR) gives an accurate representation of the image. With the invention of the pentaprism, the (SLR) really took hold of photography, by being lighter than the 4X5" field camera used extensively during the 1940's and 1950's. Cameras have changed to point and shoot, intermediate (D-SLR) and professional grade (D-SLR). Film requires development of the film strip into negatives which requires much toxic chemistry especially for Color negatives. That is now done using a transfer cable to send the images to the computer. More chemistry is used to print the images on to the light sensitive paper, in a darkroom. Now that is done with ink on non light sensitive paper in the digital printer which is attached to a computer, the paper is either glossy or matte.

There are some guidelines to follow: One, get permission of the owner or manager of the business before taking any pictures of the interior of any business or any of the employees or customers. Two, get permission (in writing if possible) before photographing the general public, especially any celebrities or their representative. Three, If a person asks you to take a picture of something for them, make sure the person owns the object or is an official representative of the owner. You will need to create the following forms: A model release that stipulates that the person being photographed is an adult. A model release that is for minors, Must be signed by a parent or guardian. What to do when a minor visits you and there is no parent with them? Create a "Your minor child has expressed a desire to be photographed at our business" release. But state that the parent must sign a release in your presence, and send the minor home with the form. A permissions release for presenting to the owner or manager of any business. For any contact by a patron, a job price estimate and a job order and contract. You will also need a receipt to present to any patron of your business. Remember that the smaller the city you live in, the smaller the prices of your work, that's the scale of the economy of where you live and work. As a photographer you intervene into another persons space, if you want to be paid you should dress the part, do not show up to take pictures at a wedding wearing an A-shirt, cutoffs and a pair of flip-flops. And don't go to a beach for a swimsuit model wearing a suit and tie. Dress the part of photographer, remember that you will need to have plenty pocket space to hold the gadget for you, or carry a camera bag on your shoulder. An assistant can also be hired as a pair of hands to help you with the tripods, lighting, lenses and the cameras. Then there is a secretary for the permissions and releases. Always get the address of the model and their representatives office address, just get their business card (and give one of yours to each of them) Or carry a small notebook for addresses of the people you take pictures of. Establish a price list, Print it on the back of your business card.

APPLICATIONS OF A PIECE OF PAPER.

A. Personal

1.) A print in one of the industrial standard dimensions of size. In vertical or horizontal aspect, with an aspect ratio of 2X3 or 3X4.

2.) The print may be put into a display folder for presentation to family or friend.

3.) Another method of display is the album with single image or a multi-image display.

4.) Then there is the issue of large pictures: they may be mounted, matted and put in a frame to hang on the wall.

5.) Types of picture mattes that are for an array of small pictures.

B. PUBLICATON OF A PIECE OF PAPER (photograph).
1.) Advertisements
2.) Calendars
3.) Dossier
4.) Internet
5.) Newsletters
6.) Newspapers
7.) Magazines
8.) Resume' With it or on it.
9.) Television
10.) VITA
11.) A Picture can be used to be included in an envelope to send with a letter to one of your friends. (support the USPS!)
Remember that an image (With the invention of the Internet Explorer) can be broadcast: locally; regionally, nationally or internationally.