Name and Location
Patricia (Patty) Holthaus. Alumni, The Art Institute – North, Houston, Texas.
Profession / Area of Study
Professional Photography_Digital Imaging Management
Level of Familiarity with the Field of Photography
A perennial Entrepreneur spirit, as the owner of Passion For Photography.
Company Photographer: During 20+ year tenure and experiences in the Information Technology, Airline, Oilfield and Financial fields received professional recognition for the ability to lead volunteer services and develop partnerships with clients and non-profit organizations in the community.
Throughout all career roles: upheld functionality as company Photographer.
Upon graduation from Ai joined the Lifetouch Team of Professional Photographers in partnership with the Church and Directory Division of Lifetouch servicing Houston and surrounding areas of our city.
I have been afforded opportunities to greet and meet church officials and congregations as we create pictorial directory images on-site at church locations in Houston and surrounding counties. My journey has led me as far south as the Valley, as far North as Kerrville, and as far East as Beaumont creating memories to last a lifetime!
Folks are provided an opportunity to purchase professional portraits during our visit. Church members as well as Family & Friends are welcome to participate during our visit. In addition to creating directory images we focus on creating a portfolio of images such as baby, children, graduate, engagement, generational, family pets and treasured family portraits for displaying proudly and sharing with friends and family.
Academic and Professional Strengths
The Art Institute of Houston–North, Photography_Digital Image Management Graduate; University of Phoenix (UOP), BABA Undergrad; Western International University (WIU), AAB Graduate. Dale Carnegie Institute, Graduate.
Business Owner, Professional Photographer, and Skilled Photoshop artist.
Reason for Interest in the Topics Covered in Academic Study at The Art Institute– I learned that I didn't know as much about modern day digital photography as I once thought!
Expectations from the Photography_Digital Image Management Program– My expectations upon enrollment were to expand my knowledge and expertise in the area of digital photography, Photoshop and most importantly of servicing clients.
Strengths and Growth in the Area of Photography
~ Digital Imaging
Photographing groups, teams, singles, widows, families, couples, and children.
Capturing corporate photography of sales conferences, team building events, holiday events, award recognition activities, and celebrations to name a few.
Personal bridal photographer available to document the special day a bride has dreamed of her entire life.
~ Business aspects of managing a successful photography studio.
~ Continual growth in the area of modern posing.
Best Photograph Taken to Date
The very first photo contest I entered I won first place! The photo was on the golf course at Bear Creek Park of the sun rising. This first sparked my interest in the field of photography.
Birthday party celebration image of my twin grandsons blowing out candles won recognition.
Career Goals and Business Interests
~ My future goal is to own a studio location.
~ My immediate goal is to continue to grow and be the person who ensures high quality photographic artistry in a creative and engaging way. With responsibility for the photo project from conceptualization through completion, playing an important role in scripting, planning, organizing, setting up, capturing and editing the client's digital portfolio.
Live Passionately and Purposely! Give Praise!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Eleanor Roosevelt