James Schmelzer is an award winning photographer, lecturer, and has been the technical representative for F.J. Westcott Company for over 25 years. James has been actively involved in designing new light modifier products as well as creating instructional videos demonstrating control of light. He conducts workshops, speaks at seminars, and demonstrates lighting at trade shows. He's also the author and creator of the Quality of Light video series. James has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America, where he holds the Master Craftsman Photographer Degree. He also holds a Master's Degree with the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. James is owner of Elite Photographic Studio in Shelby Township, Michigan where he specializes in High School Senior portraits and Weddings.

James Schmelzer Woman wearing red dress standing on checkered tile with arabesque style columns

James Schmelzer Girl in pink dress sitting at old diner wearing hat

James Schmelzer Man with guitar wearing cowboy hat

James Schmelzer Woman in black leotard and boots standing on a mountain

James Schmelzer woman silouetted black and white

James Schmelzer Woman dancing near old building ruins

James Schmelzer Atheletic man wearing shorts in old tire yard

James Schmelzer Portrait of woman with brown hair and crystal pendant