I was a professional wedding photographer for twenty years, and I did over a thousand weddings. When digital came around, I went into the lab business for a while (pictage.com) and got to print oh pretty much everybody’s new digital work – and the images were terrifying. Blown out highlights and contrast, etc. I decided that what photography needed was a lampshade instead of a flashlight shaped device for the flash, and thus came up with the Gary Fong Lightsphere. There’s more information about me on wikipedia, and I’ve penned my memoirs as well (which can be found if you go to amazon and search for my name)
I’m the lucky husband to the beautifully stunning Melissa Carl, who was a pro photographer also, and attended my workshop. We met at that class, and fast forward to the future – (nine years later?) we are staring at beautiful twins, Wesley and Willow.