Thom Rouse


Part 1:Fine Art and Fashion

Part 2:Working Together - The Advantages Of Partnering

Sunday 10:00AM - 12:00PM


Thom will be doing a 2 part program - Part one by himself and part 2 with his friend an colleague Cindy Romano.


Part 1:

Fine Art and Fashion 

Just like a high fashion designer - photographers have to get their best and most creative stuff out on the runway, even if what they sell is a more modest version of ready to wear.  Blending concepts from both fashion and fine art will inspire creativity, innovation and success in your photography.  The time you spend expanding you skills and talents through creating personal fine art will ultimately pay off in your business success.

Part 2: 

Working Together: The Advantages of Partnering

Two photographers working together can have more than twice the amount of fun and success.  But working together also has it’s challenges.   Cindy and Thom will discuss and demonstrate “Working Together” on personal fine art projects and with Thom as second camera for Cindy’s weddings.  They’ll discuss the financial and creative advantages of working together and what the’ve learned about the who, when and how of partnering.



Thom Rouse, M. Photog. MEI, CR, CPP, F-ASP


Thom Rouse began his career as a portrait and wedding photographer in 1994. Based new Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces. His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographers blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom also lectures and teaches workshops on topics ranging from Photoshop as an artist's tool, visual literacy and lighting and posing for figure studies.

Thom holds the PPA Master of Photography degree, the Award of Excellence, the Master of Electronic Imaging degree, and the Photographic Craftsman degree. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Photographers and a member of XXV.  He has 54 PPA loan Collection images and has won the ASP Gold Medallion twice. He has been received five  Diamond, four Platinum and one Gold Photographer of the year awards. He has received the Kodak Elite award, the Canon Par Excellence Select Award as well as numerous Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece awards. Thom’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe.