EventPicz.com was founded by Craig J. Peterson. Craig has a vast background in education and photography. He recently completing a 20 year full-time career in higher education and is now shifting his time and energy into his other love, photography.
While the EventPicz.com name only began in 2009, Craig’s most recent event photography work began in 2002. Prior to that Craig’s event photography work spanned from 1985 until 1989. With a focus on event photography, the Website has grown since the inception and now is a one stop access point for all of Craig’s photography work.
Craig fell in love with photography at an early age. He purchased his first camera, a Canon AE-1, when he was a teenager. He has been taking pictures ever since and made the switch over to digital photography in 2000 with the Kodak DC290 Zoom. Craig’s inventory of digital cameras and lenses has grown over the years with Canon being the common brand for all of his professional gear.
While completing his college degrees, Craig ran a small freelance photography business. That work focused on wildlife, scenery, sports, portraits, and some weddings. During that time Craig was retained by the university he was attending to photograph women’s college sports. When he completed his graduate work his photograph work transitioned to that of a hobby and not a career. Though his love of photography never left, his focus on photography took a backseat to his career in education for the next 13 years.
Craig’s love for photography began to expand in a major way with the availability of economical consumer digital photography equipment. Craig’s passion for photographing events re-ignited and, in 2002, he began to photograph sporting events at the local university, a return to what he had done while a graduate student. Different than in the past, he began to photograph these events as a photojournalist and developed a Website devoted to local university sports. Craig was the main photographer and did much of the writing for the on-line sports journal watching it quickly turn into a relatively large sports information site. During that time Craig had photographs appear in The Salt Lake Tribune, The Herald Journal, and KSL television along with numerous Web sites.
Craig branched out from the university events to the Rocky Mountain Football League covering the newly formed Cache Valley Bears in 2006. He has covered various teams in the RMFL since that time. Most recently he was hired by CacheValleyDaily.com to cover some university sports as their main sports photographer. His focus there has been on college football and men’s basketball.
Now with his attention turned to EventPicz.com and capturing event photography, he hopes to turn his passion of photography into a career. Craig’s unique ability to capture the raw emotion of events using his photojournalistic style, coupled with his passion for providing saved memories, will be sure to excite those who benefit from his talent. His primary goal is to preserve the raw excitement of events well into the future.
© Craig J. Peterson