Internationally-published certified professional photographer who brings superior photographic skills, advanced education, and service to move the visual arts industry forward.


Relevant Qualifications and Career Highlights

  • Master of Photography Degree Candidate — Professional Photographers of America

  • Certified Professional Photographer — Professional Photographers of America

  • Published work in the PPA Loan Collection

  • Accepted work in the PPA General Collection

  • Published author in The Photographer Magazine

  • International Photographic Competition Grand Imaging Awards Finalist

  • International Photographic Competition Gold Medal Recipient

  • International Photographic Competition Silver Medal Recipient

  • Texas Professional Photographers Association Distinguished Image Award

  • Texas Professional Photographers Association Top 10 in Texas Award

  • Texas Professional Photographers Association Bronze Pin Recipient

  • Texas Professional Photographers Association Volunteer Service Award

  • Texas Professional Photographers Association Award of Fellowship

  • Professional Photographers of San Antonio President’s Award

  • Professional Photographers of San Antonio Image of the Year Award

  • Professional Photographers of San Antonio Award of Fellowship

  • Instructor & lecturer for numerous State and local professional photography guilds and groups

  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience and Adobe Photoshop skills

  • Public relations experience and formal presentation skills

  • Social media management and project development skills

Lectures and Workshops

  • 2019 Workshop Instructor: “Welcome to the Jungle of Wildlife Photography”, Texas Professional Photographers Association, iHeart Photography, Ft. Worth, TX

  • 2019 Lecture/Presentation: “The Sport of Lighting”, Professional Photographers Guild of Houston, Houston, TX

  • 2019 Lecture/Presentation: “25 Things About Photography”, Capture San Antonio Photography, San Antonio, TX

  • 2019 Workshop Instructor: “Welcome to the Jungle of Wildlife Photography”, Texas Professional Photographers Association, Texas 10, San Antonio, TX

  • 2019 Lecture/Presentation: “Set Yourself Apart as a Photographer”, Capture San Antonio Photography, San Antonio

  • 2018 Workshop Instructor: “Welcome to the Jungle of Wildlife Photography”, Texas Professional Photographers Association, iHeart Photography, Ft. Worth, TX

  • 2018 Lecture/Presentation: “The Sport of Lighting”, Heart of Texas Professional Photographers Guild, Waco, TX

  • 2018 Lecture/Presentation: “Lighting: A Realistic Approach”, Capture San Antonio Photography, San Antonio, TX

  • 2018 Workshop Instructor: “Welcome to the Jungle of Wildlife Photography”, Texas Professional Photographers Association, Texas 10, San Antonio, TX

  • 2018 Lecture/Presentation: “Storytelling in Street Photography & Street Portraiture”, Photo SA, San Antonio, TX

  • 2018 Lecture/Presentation: “The Sport of Lighting”, Austin Professional Photographers Association, Austin, TX

  • 2017 Workshop Instructor: “Wildlife Photography”, Texas Professional Photographers Association, Photogenesis, San Marcos, TX

  • 2017 Lecture/Presentation: “Storytelling in Street Photography & Street Portraiture”, Greater San Antonio Camera Club, San Antonio, TX

  • 2016 Lecture/Presentation: “The Camera 101: More than Point and Shoot”, Capture San Antonio Photography, San Antonio, TX

  • 2013 Lecture/Presentation: “Wireless Tethering”, Capture San Antonio Photography, San Antonio, TX

Work Experience

  • Studio Benton — Production Manager / Photographer, 2017 to present

  • Dennis Kelley Photography — Owner / Photographer, 2011 to present


Education

Sam Houston State University — Master of Science, 2010

Texas State University — Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, 2005

San Antonio College — Associate in Applied Science, 2003