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I've got this theory. I think that it takes more than talent as a photographer to be a good photographer. I believe that a genuine love of people, reverence for the immense beauty of nature, and a deep appreciation for the artistic creations of humans will do more for a photographer than technical skill alone. Much, much more. Of course, if technical skill is there too, it's a match made in heaven!


Since 1988, I've been a professional photographer in the fields of Commercial, Portrait, Wedding, Fashion, and editorial imaging. I've developed industry standard software for photographers, and I have taught photography to professionals and led photography workshops, nationally and internationally, since 2000. One of my passions is leading teams of charitable photographers to donate our services in developing countries. 


How can I be of service to you? Let's grab a coffee and talk about it!


The fancy schmancy PR bio:


Kevin Kubota opened Kubota Photo Design Inc. in 1990 as a wedding, portrait, and commercial photography studio. After many years of successful growth, Kubota Photo Design is now the umbrella company for Kubota Image Tools and AsukaBook USA. 


Kevin’s official title is Idea Guy. He creates software, authors books, and teaches workshops worldwide in addition to managing his four successful companies. His published works include, Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook: 101 Lighting Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers™, awarded one of Amazon’s “Best Photography Books of 2011”. He also wrote Digital Photography Boot Camp: A Step-by-Step Guide for Professional Wedding and Portrait Photographers, now in its second edition. 


Kevin has taught the widely-popular Digital Photography Bootcamp® workshops since 2001. Kevin’s software product portfolio includes workflow training products and award-winning image-enhancing tools for Lightroom® and Photoshop™. Kubota’s innovative DASHBOARD™ Photoshop plugin is used and relied upon by thousands of professional and amateur photographers worldwide. 


Kevin was awarded the Monte Zucker Humanitarian Award, presented to individuals who are significantly involved in their community and various charitable endeavors. Kevin pioneered Bend, Oregon’s Family Photo Day in the Park in 2000, an annual event that serves hundreds of disadvantaged local families through social service agencies. He has also helped other photographers to launch the same type of event in their communities. 


In 2013, Kevin partnered with Photographer, Benjamin Edwards to launch Workshops With Purpose, leading other photographers on international charitable photography based endeavors.


Kevin has been a popular speaker at most major photography conventions since 2001. Kevin has been featured in American Photo magazine as one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World. He was named one of Nikon’s Legends Behind the Lens and for 2013 he is recognized as one of the Most Influential People by Shutter Magazine.

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