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Exploring Life & Business with Tom Krekow of Thomas Krekow Photographer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tom Krekow. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Tom first viewed photography as a secondary interest that complimented his intended career as a wildlife conservationist and artist.

Rapidly, however, his talent and passion for capturing light paved the way for what was a 30-year adventure as a portrait, wedding, and commercial photographer.

Tom’s photographic career began in 1981 when he opened his first photographic studio. He went on to earn his Master of Photography Degree in (1985), and his Photographic Craftsman Degree in (1988), and he became a Professional Photographers of America-affiliated judge in 1984.

Although not operating a traditional brick-and-mortar photographic studio since 2004, Tom continues his photographic career out of his residential studio, as a freelance photographer, a photographic consultant, a photographic judge, a speaker, and a one-on-one teacher while pursuing his lifelong love of art. Tom enjoys sharing with others the methods and madness that make his work so distinctive.

As with most artists, Tom’s best testimonials come from his body of work… thousands of moments captured and created in his expression of life’s unique balance of light and shadow. Among many of Tom’s other interests, he is currently serving as President of the Profesional Photographers Association of Greater Kansas City.

Tom’s work is currently on display in thousands of Midwest homes, private collections internationally, and art galleries, and is sought after for private events, and in support of local artists and venues. He lives and operates his photographic business in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife, Anna, with friends and family nearby.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Tom has had many struggles along the way, dropping out of high school as a Freshman to attend Barber college, and starting college before the rest of his high school classmates.

Finding and surrounding himself with those mentors along the way who supported him in the direction that he was going.

After struggling with the idea of becoming an art teacher and hearing the call of the wild by the time he was a junior in college, working in wildlife management was a priority with photography as a supplementary interest. Wildlife management did not work out.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Thomas Krekow Photographer?
Tom first viewed photography as a secondary interest that complimented his intended career as a wildlife conservationist and artist. Rapidly, however, his talent and passion for capturing light paved the way for what was a 30-year adventure as a portrait, wedding, and commercial photographer. Tom’s photographic career began in 1981 when he opened his first photographic studio.

He went on to earn his Master of Photography Degree in (1985), and his Photographic Craftsman Degree in (1988), and he became a Professional Photographers of America-affiliated judge in 1984. Although not operating a traditional brick-and-mortar photographic studio since 2004, Tom continues his photographic career out of his residential studio, as a freelance photographer, a photographic consultant, a photographic judge, a speaker, and a one-on-one teacher while pursuing his lifelong love of art.

Tom enjoys sharing with others the methods and madness that make his work so distinctive. As with most artists, Tom’s best testimonials come from his body of work… thousands of moments captured and created in his expression of life’s unique balance of light and shadow. Among many of Tom’s other interests, he is currently serving as President of the Profesional Photographers Association of Greater Kansas City.

Tom’s work is currently on display in thousands of Midwest homes, private collections internationally, and art galleries, and is sought after for private events, and in support of local artists and venues. He lives and operates his photographic business in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife, Anna, with friends and family nearby.

Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs, or other resources you think our readers should check out?
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Master, and Commander by Patrick O’Brian, and any books in that series.

Anything to do with the Dale Carnegie Training Courses is far too many to mention in this short note.

Pricing:

  • $75 to $5,000 and up depending on your photographic needs.

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