James Schmelzer Death – James Schmelzer, an award-winning photographer and instructor with over 30 years of experience teaching lighting and posing techniques has passed away. James Schmelzer, the owner of Elite Photographic Studio in Shelby Township, Michigan was announced dead through social media publications. He died last night. Jim was a very dear friend and one of the very best human beings that many have ever met.
“Sam Borgia and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and master photographer James Schmelzer. Jim has been my buddy since I was a waitress at Penna’s when I was 17 and was the first one to show me the wedding ropes as we did events together time and again.” He was a huge part of the Thrilla Team and will be missed by everyone involved.
There was no cause of death reported for James Schmelzer at the time of this publication. However, his family has confirmed the heartbreaking news. Thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family and community during this difficult time.
Who was James Schmelzer?
James Schmelzer boasts a distinguished career as an award-winning photographer, educator, and technical representative, dedicating over 25 years of expertise to the F.J. Westcott Company. His active involvement spans the realms of innovative light modifier product design and the creation of instructive videos that elucidate the art of light manipulation.
Jim’s professional portfolio extends to conducting workshops, delivering insightful seminars, and showcasing his lighting prowess at trade shows. Beyond these accomplishments, he stands as the visionary author and architect behind the renowned Quality of Light video series. Within the realm of photography associations, James has maintained a steadfast presence in the Professional Photographers of America, earning the esteemed title of Master Craftsman Photographer.
Additionally, he holds a Master’s Degree from the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through as the proprietor of Elite Photographic Studio, situated in Shelby Township, Michigan, where his focus centers on capturing the essence of High School Senior portraits and Weddings with finesse.
An obituary is not available at this time for James Schmelzer.
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