Patrick Murphy-Racey: The Road to Albuquerque

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey has seen a great variety of assignments since his start in newspapers, through the peak years of being a magazine freelancer, his tenure as a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated, and into the corporate and industrial world of annual reports and advertising. While his assignments are varied and come from many different sources, photojournalism is his first love and constantly informs every assignment. Ever the chameleon, Murphy-Racey’s career is a long series of reinventions and rebirths, but the visual storytelling remains the same, even as the tools change. From 4×5 to 4K, he’s technically inclined, and loves making great images. Patrick’s specialties include dramatic and creative use of strobe & LED lighting, sports action photography, environmental portraits, and powerful, well-lit HD interview video production. PMR shoots both stills as well as motion and is always asking, “What’s next?”

His next stop is our Balloon Fiesta Excursion on October 6-10, 2017 where he will be our Keynote Speaker and we are thrilled to have him! Join the Bedford Camera team and other fellow photo enthusiasts for a travel excursion to America’s Southwest and the world famous 2017 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. We will travel together from NW Arkansas and Oklahoma to New Mexico for a 3 day, 4 night trip with professional photo guidance. Combining the Balloon Fiesta and along with some side-photo-adventures, this is an amazingly visual event and a photographers dream.

“Each time I get asked to speak about photography, I consider how blessed I am to have made my living making pictures for almost 30 years (started when I was 2).  I also think about the many people who have had significant impact on me as a shooter.  The list is long and begins with C. Zoe Smith who was my photojournalism professor who first introduced me to PJ.  I’ve gotten to work alongside talented photographers in WI, FL, AZ, and TN through the years, and learned a great deal from my many friends who have worked for Sports Illustrated.

I count myself fortunate to have opportunities to share what I know with the next group of shooters coming up. Plus, who doesn’t like a road trip?  I LOVE to get out on the road, call friends, reach out, and listen to books as I roll back and forth up and down I-40.”

If you are interested in hearing Patrick speak or attending the Balloon Fiesta Excursion  find more info here.

Here are some examples of Patrick’s fantastic photography, to view more from him check out his blog.

Here is Patrick’s Website, where there are many examples of his varied work:  http://pmrphoto.com

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