Rick Avalos


Rick has been practicing his craft for 38 years. He has lectured and judged at the regional and national level as well as in Mexico and Spain. His images have been recognized by receiving many Kodak “Gallery Awards” and Fuji “Masterpiece Awards”. In addition, Rick’s photographs have been displayed at Disneyworld’s EPCOT Center, Photokina in Cologne, Germany and in Korea at Imaging Asia 2005. In 1986 Rick was certified by the PPA and received the Master of Photography degree in 1992. The Photographic Craftsman degree was awarded in 1994. He holds the Photographic, Educational, and Service Fellowship degrees from the Professional Photographers of Colorado. Rick’s service to the photographic industry has been acknowledged by his peers who have awarded him the coveted National Award from the Professional Photographers of Colorado and the Duncan MacNab Service Award from the Rocky Mountain Professional Photographers Association. In 2012 Rick was honored by the Professional Photographers of Colorado with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

His programs are well received and are designed to elevate the level of technique as well as professionalism. The content is covered in a concise but casual environment which facilitates the best opportunity for learning.

Ultimately, Rick’s passion lies in his desire to create an experience as well as a fine portrait for each of his clients.




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