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Hi, my name is Rick Porier, and I am a Dallas photographer with a private photography studio in the heart of the DFW metroplex by the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas, one of the best areas for photography in the entire DFW area. I am very blessed to be able to make a living doing something I love and have an insane passion for. The art and science of photography is an endlessly fascinating Pandora's box with seemingly endless possibilities. Continually evolving technology means the possibilities of the imagery you can create these days are virtually unlimited. I spend a lot of my free time learning and evolving, as honestly, I am obsessed with it all. I love it!
My introduction to photography came at a very early age from my dad who was a working professional photographer. I used to drive him crazy using up film shooting pictures of my little green army men in various battle positions. Not a good use of film in his eyes but, I did get a lot of practice though. When it came time to decide a career path, there was little doubt in my mind, and I enrolled at the Art Institute of Dallas and began my formal education in the art and science of photography. The digital revolution had not taken hold at that point and we were still using film back then. Years later, the cameras have changed tremendously. I've gotten much bigger, and I occasionally still shoot army men, just not green and no longer plastic.
Having a successful photography business required me to continually learn, evolve and wear many hats. There are a lot of people that try to make it in this business and less than 1% actually turn it into a viable income. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and the hard (expensive) lessons that life can bring you on your journey to success. I love photography and people, and I hate setting up servers and bookkeeping. Typical for any right-brained, creative type like myself, I know. My journey has been full of immense challenges that in some perhaps, masochistic way, I have enjoyed. I have enjoyed the journey, the challenge, and learned so much. That journey is far from over though and I still feel like I have a long way to go. I hope you will be a piece of that journey with me too and hope to meet you soon. Sincerely, thank you for taking the time to read my little story.
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