20 + years
About Steve Whysall
Photography Studio Located in Frederick, MD
Steve is an accomplished, diverse photographer, in the areas of photojournalism, commercial, advertising campaigns, portraiture, aerial, wedding, food, product photography and all types of events.
On photojournalist assignments since 1999, he has served as the Assistant Photographer for award-winning National Geographic Photographer, Richard Nowitz. Together, they have traveled the world documenting cultures and landscapes for the readers of the National Geographic. Also, for the National Geographic, Steve has done aerial shots, including the monuments of Washington, D.C., that were used in a book about our nation's capital. Steve photographed travel destinations for Conde Nast and World Magazine. Also, as a photojournalist for Greenpeace, Steve was responsible for photographing toxic environments for several ad campaigns.
Another assignment took Steve to the Badlands of South Dakota where he lived among the Sioux Indians. While there he developed a series of photographs telling a story of these proud people, their rich culture and how the modern world has impacted their survival.
For two years, Steve served as the official photographer of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department capturing the intensity, dedication, conviction, and life-threatening work of local firemen as they fought to save lives and property. His work was shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and received accolades from various Montgomery County officials. Furthermore, his work was featured in the Washington Post, Montgomery Journal, Gazette, and on Montgomery cable TV.
Executive Head Shots
Over the years, Steve has been selected to photograph numerous corporate executives for ad campaigns, annual reports, and official portraits. He has taken portraits of President George W. Bush along with members of his cabinet, including Donald Rumsfeld, and the Prime Minister of Poland.
Steve was also an accomplished chef around the world, which allows him to bring a unique quality to his food photography. Steve's love of food is clear, as you want to sit down and take a bite from every picture. Steve takes pride in styling his own food photography. Because, your food photos need to reflect what the meat is meant to look like and how all the flavors work together. Steve understands how the flavors all work together, and how to present your dish to make your food sell. Steve styles all of his food photography by drawing on his chef experience.
Through his wedding photography, Steve provides each couple with a beautiful documentary of their very special day. Using a photojournalist approach, Steve captures the intimate moments throughout the day along with the personality of the couple and their guests to provide a rich pictorial and a life long memory of their wedding day. Steve's motto is: "When your wedding day is over, all you have are your memories and your photos. Make sure your photographer has the experience to capture the beauty of your day that will leave your family and friends breathless!"
Art School Educated
Originally from Norwich, England, Steve emigrated to the United States in 1989 and proceeded to obtain a BFA in photography with honors from The Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C. To round out his capabilities, he studied commercial photography at Montgomery College in Maryland. Because of his love for his craft, Steve has taught photography, including black & white photography and darkroom techniques to both adults and children since 1996.
Finally, during his career, Steve has received several honors, including The H.E. Klappert Memorial Award for Photography. Steve is the winner of The Gold and The Silver Award in an international competition sponsored by the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Associations. (AG)WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers.
Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Steve Whysall is the winner of The Gold and The Silver Award in international competitions sponsored by the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Associations. (AG)WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers.
The Best of PhotographersPhoto Serve
Corcoran Gallery of Art Magazine
National Geographic Traveler Magazine
The Washington Post
Virginia Winery Weddings Magazine
The Woman's Bar Association
The Red Cross Frederick Bachelor Raffle
The Montgomery Journal
The Kensington Gazette
The Arlington Gazette
The Frederick Magazine
Tampa Bay Tribune
The Men's Journal
Washington Project for The Arts
The Frederick Tourism Council
Frederick Arts Council
If you have questions about how far I will travel, what I charge, or what your copy right use of my photos will be please call me at (240) 793 - 6193 and I will be happy to go over your concerns. Or you can email me.