Local photographer's self portrait wins national photography challenge
Brent Shumaker wins Popular Photography's Best Expressive Self-Portrait challenge.by J. Werner
Dec 17, 2012
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – If you’re perusing the magazines at a news stand, pick up the 2012 December issue of Popular Photography and flip to page 27. You’ll see a portrait of local resident, Brent Shumaker, who won their Best Expressive Self-Portrait photo challenge.
A professional photographer, Shumaker wanted to capture the emotional turmoil of service members being deployed. His solemn self-portrait not only achieved his objective, but garnered top honors in the national magazine’s photo challenge. The winning entry was a brilliant collaboration of lighting, camera angle, attention to detail, and emotion.
One of Shumaker’s signature photographic techniques, his compositions are designed to emit emotion.
“When you look at one of my images I want you to feel that emotion,” said Shumaker.
Shumaker feels photography is more than aiming a camera…it’s an art form.
“Photography is combining light, composition, and color, into a photograph that is not only pleasing to the eye, but represents the subject in the moment,” said Shumaker.
Shumaker’s eye for the picture draws on his other artistic talents of painting and graphic design, but he admits that an eclectic career background has given him additional skill sets essential for having a successful photography business…working with F16s in the Air Force, and a logistics coordinator for ships in the Gulf ports, brings discipline and organizational skills.
Being more comfortable behind the camera, Shumaker strives to capture the moments in life that have the ability to take you back in time.
“My main focus is on portraiture out in the real world and in the subject’s environment, indoors or out. Regardless of where an image is taken, the focus is to embrace your spirit and capture your journey.”
Brent Shumaker Photography Services is located in The Woodlands/Spring area. To capture your holiday spirit this Christmas season, contact Brent Shumaker by phone or email, or via the link below.