Here’s a little bit about James: Known for his consistently outstanding style of portrait and wedding photography, James Schmelzer is an internationally known Master Craftsmen Photographer, lecturer and owner of Elite Photographic Studio located in Shelby Twp., Michigan. As a professional photographer for over 25 years, James has been awarded the Photographic Craftsman & Master of Photography from PPA, Accolade of Photographic Mastery from WPPI, among many others.
Besides owning and running his own studio, James conducts workshops, speaks at seminars & demonstrates lighting techniques at tradeshows all around the world. Recently Kelby Media Group has commissioned James to be their official senior portrait instructor for their online education site Kelby Training. James is also the author of quarterly portrait articles in Kelby Training’s online magazine Light It and one of the Dream Team instructors for Photoshop World Conference & Expo.
On top of that, for over 25 years James has been the lighting representative for F.J. Westcott and has been actively involved in designing new light modifier products as well as creating instructional videos demonstrating the control of light.