Mission ~ Biography ~ Accolades - DavidStiffPhotography.com

MISSION:


We believe portrait art is a lost art.  Our mission is to bring it back in a richer, dramatic, unforgettable way.


We believe we've been given a passion for portrait art for a reason.


We use that passion to create exquisite, timeless portrait art heirlooms of your loved ones and your passions.


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BIOGRAPHY:

David Stiff’s photography journey didn’t start when he went professional. It started back at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, when David was a boy looking through a viewfinder.


David Stiff was born in Dallas, Texas and spent most of his adolescent years raised in the Buckner’s Children’s Home. At the age of 13 he was one of five other television camera operators (and only one of two adolescents) for the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. Young David experienced the opportunity of a lifetime under the guidance and mentoring of Mr. Richard Gatton.  Mr. Gatton, who was Head of Master Control at Channel 8 for 35 years, took David under his wing. David learned the ropes from the “expert” regarding the operation of television cameras, technical directing, lighting and audio.  At that time church service for the First Baptist Church of Dallas broad-castings were syndicated world-wide.  During his high school years, David was a photographer for the annual and newsletter at Justin F. Kimball High School. David has spent the last six years video recording and broadcasting church services at his church.


The mentor-ship of Mr. Gatton and photography assignments in high school sparked a love for photography that David has been nurturing for a few decades.


David has received over thirty awards from the Dallas Camera Club, and recognition from the Gulf States Camera Club Council.  David has been a guest speaker for the Lockheed Martin Camera Club, the Cleburne Camera Club and the Cowtown Camera Club.  David is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Dallas Professional Photographers Association, and the Dallas Camera Club.


David Stiff Photography specializes in family settings, high school seniors, pets and children. David photographs from the heart, breaking most of the “rules” of photography.


We are a husband and wife team bringing you the best of photography as we see it.  David's wife, Renae, serves as his helpmate on the business side.  With 25+ years in business administration, we strive to exceed your expectations!  Together we offer an awesome punch of passion and art.   It's great to be able to work within your God given abilities.   We are thankful for the opportunity.


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ACCOLADES:

* "Small Business Of The Year" Awarded by our local Ennis Chamber of Commerce (November 2015)

* International Society of Aviation Photography, Inc. = ISnAP Magazine - December 2015 Edition ~ Photos on Pages 55, 56, 57     

     http://issuu.com/isaporg/docs/isnapdec2015

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - December 2015 ~ YF22 Flying By  [36]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - December 2015 ~ YF22 Cruising  [35]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - September 2015 ~ Mystifying  [34]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - September 2015 ~ Super Hornet Vapor  [33]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - August 2015 ~ 36 Packard Grill (Geometric Patterns)  [32]

* CD/Album Front & Back Cover Portrait - Brandon Hixson's "The Joy Never Fades"

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - July 2015 ~ (Passing By)  [31]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - June 2015 ~ (Dark Daylily)  [30]

* Key Note Speaker - Cowtown Camera Club - July 2015  [29]

* Dallas Camera Club - 2nd Place - January 2015 ~ (Truckin' USA)  [28]

* Dallas Camera Club - 1st Place - January 2015 ~ (The Great Graham)  [27]

* Dallas Camera Club - 1st Place - December 2014 ~ (Samuels - Kentucky)  [26]

* Dallas Camera Club - 1st Place - October 2014 ~ (Not Going to Move)  [25]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - October 2014 ~ (Bad Day with Silly String)  [24]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - September 2014 ~ (The German Shepherd Dog)  [23]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - August 2014 ~ (The Arch)  [22]

* Dallas Camera Club - 2nd Place - July 2014 ~ (Acceleration)  [21]

* Dallas Camera Club - 1st Place - July 2014 ~ (Look Mom, No Feet)  [20]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - June 2014 ~ (Breakfast in Billings)  [19]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - June 2014 ~ (Parade Rest)  [18]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - May 2014 ~ (Wing Walker)  [17]

* Key Note Speaker - Cleburne Camera Club - April 2014

*Dallas Camera Club - April 2014 Newsletter - Article "Story Board": 

     http://dallascameraclub.org/newsletter/2014_april.pdf

*Dallas Camera Club - March 2014 Newsletter - Article "Behind the Lens":    

     http://dallascameraclub.org/newsletter/2014_march.pdf

*Cover Photo:  BFS / Bigger Faster Stronger Magazine

     November-December 2013 Edition ~ Photo:  Ferris ISD Football Player, Kolby Lutrell

     500,000+ Circulation   http://www.biggerfasterstronger.com/home/MagArchiveSearch.asp

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - November 2013 ~ (Keep on Truckin')  [16]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - November 2013 ~ (Waving Fly By)  [15]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - November 2013 ~ (Fair's Chinese Lanterns)  [14]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - September 2013 ~ (Fly By)  [13]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - September 2013 ~ (The Great Bald Eagle)  [12]

* Dallas Camera Club - 1st Place - August 2013 ~ (Honoring Fallen Veterans)  [11]

* Dallas Camera Club - 1st Place - August 2013 ~ (Texas Highway Patrol Performs 21-Gun Salute)  [10]

* Key Note Speaker - Lockheed Martin Camera Club - January 2013

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - November 2012 ~ (Fair's Chinese Lanterns)  [9]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - October 2012 ~ (Dawn in the City)  [8]

* Gulf States Camera Club Council - Bi-Monthly Photojournalism Contest

     - Honorable Mention - August 2012 ~ (Sitting Down on the Job)

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - May 2012 ~ (Crop Duster)  [7]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - January 2012 ~ (Pere David's French Deer)  [6]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - January 2012 ~ (Holding On)  [5]

* Dallas Camera Club - Honorable Mention - December 2011 ~ (Horses In Field)  [4]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - December 2011 ~ (Swimming Duck)  [3]

* Dallas Camera Club - 3rd Place - November 2011 ~ (Passing Through)  [2]

* Dallas Camera Club - 1st Place - June 2011 ~ (Purple with Bees)  [1]


See all award winning photos here: 

http://davidstiffphotography.smugmug.com/About-Us/Award-Winning-Photos


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