About Carl

Carl Caylor is a down-to-earth, portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He is a Kodak-Alaris mentor and has been involved with professional photography for over 25 years. He started his photographic career in the darkroom as a custom printer and technician. He is PPA certified, a Master Photographer, and a Craftsman with Professional Photographers of America. He is an international photographic judge and is known world wide in the portrait industry.  Carl has won numerous awards and acknowledgments for his photography and his photographic teaching. His work has been published in many books, magazines, Kodak ads, and vendor booths across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Korea. Carl just earned his ASP Fellowship, an honor only 127 photographers world-wide have achieved.


Carl is the author of the book “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to natural light portraits and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country because of his "hands-on" coaching approach. Don't plan on simply watching in his workshop class—Carl will challenge you to become a better photographer than you already are. His photographic skills are just part of what will help each student. His greatest strength is his ability to see what skills others already possess and then break things down in simple terms to help enhance those skills to reach a new level. 


Carl prides himself on working hard to be prepared. He stays current on new concepts but is not afraid to look back to the old. He diligently studies photography and art to give his guests and his students the best service he can. Don’t let his self portrait fool you.  He is kind and approachable and lives for helping folks just like you.

Carl is active in his community. He helps coach and run many youth sports programs in the area. He enjoys the outdoors, physical fitness and spending time with family and friends.  His passion is watching others succeed in whatever they love to do.



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