jim felder

I arrived at the home to photograph the exterior…

I arrived at the home to photograph the exterior…

I wanted the exterior and indoor lights on. I went to the door to ask the owners if they could turn on the lights. As he opens the door, I say, “hello I’m Jim Felder the photographer…”. As he steps out I realize I know this guy! An old friend I had not seen in years. We both smiled from ear to ear. I was surprised and laughing because I was there to photograph his home for the cover of a magazine. He welcomed me in. I immediately remembered the inside of the home. Still giggling with disbelief. I couldn’t stay to chat so I went outside and did my job.

This was not the first time I’d seen old faces while photographing a home. I’ve also photographed a home just a few houses from one of the homes I grew up in. I guess when you shoot a lot, you’re bound to encounter old friends and old memories.

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Lightroom Learning with Jim Felder at INPPA

Jim Felder Jim FelderI had the pleasure of sharing my knowledge of Lightroom last night. It was held at the Indian Nations Professional Photographers Association monthly meeting in Tulsa. The meeting was held in the My Studio in downtown Tulsa, OK.

The president of INPPA, Jim Butler, asked me last year if I would speak at one of their monthly meetings and I happily accepted.

Robert TrawickMy sidekick, Robert Trawick, came with me on the trip. I needed him to hold my hand. He took pictures and heckled me when he could.

I had a great time and I was warmly welcomed.

Thank you INPPA and Jim Butler for allowing me to come and share my workflow and some Lightroom tips with the group.

Jim Felder