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Jack Braden

profile2-300x229Jack has more than 24 years experience behind the camera. He has photographed assignments worldwide capturing images of ordinary people, celebrities and world leaders. He brings a unique blend of photojournalism and creative vision to every student.

His dynamic and award-winning photographs have been featured world-wide in major publications and the internet.

Publications include:

- Airman Magazine (official publication of the USAF)

- Air Force Magazine

- The 2005 San Antonio Economic Impact Report

- San Antonio Express News

- Britannica.com

- Washingtonpost.com

- BASS Times Magazine

- Wikipedia.org

- Animal.discovery.com

and hundreds of local newspapers nationwide just to name a few.

Jack started teaching at Landers Photography School in 2011

Jim Binegar

Master Photographer, Craftsman

Jim BinegarJim is one of the few PPA master photographers in the San Antonio area. He loves to share his 40 years of experience photographing over 3000 weddings and portraits. 

Instructor for the following courses:
Photo 101, Photo 102, Photo 102b, Photo 104, Photo 301, Photo 302, Photo 401, and the seminar: Weddings Made Easy


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Jim Landers (get a private, one-on-one session with Jim)

Jim Landers 0774 v2 7x v2 160px Jim is a native of San Antonio. (Paternal Grandparents moved here in 1940) He grew up in the Northside school district and was in the first graduating class at Taft High School in 1987.

Jim has wanted to be a photographer since he was 6 years old. He photographed his first wedding the summer of 1983, before starting high school. After his freshman year at UTSA, Jim transferred to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX to study photography and received his Bachelor of Science in Photography. (Note: Jim is one of very few photographers in San Antonio that actually have a college degree in photography.) Within a month of graduating, in May of 1991, Jim was working as the photography manager at Sea World of Texas. During the school year, when the park was closed, he was a substitute teacher in the Northside School District.

Jim married his wife Robin in the Summer of 1994 and they have two teen-aged boys. Robin is active and plays a very important part of the business, keeping the wheels spinning behind the scenes.

Since 1995, Jim has been a full-time professional photographer who has been published in many magazines, in locations as far away as Australia. Even Kodak has specifically requested 10 of his images (in June of 1999) for their trade publication in England to advertise their new professional films (Portra).

"Over the years I have wondered what it would be like if I had a 9-5 job with benefits, you know, a regular paycheck, so that I could make a budget and plan everything knowing what would be coming in. But then I always come back to; If I work smarter, if I make those ideas that I have become reality, then I have more potential than anyone with a 9-5."   --Jim

He loves teaching photography so much that he spends an increasing amount of his time teaching enthusiastic people his art. Jim also mentors high school students who are considering a career in the field. He has had many professional photographers, and even four other photography teachers from other schools take his class. He has over 8000 hours of photography teaching experience.

Jim enjoys photographing people from business and social events to individual and family portraits and Weddings. He draws his inspiration to do a portrait by talking to the person or people whom he is photographing, getting to know them and what they want, not only for the photographs, but in life. This allows him to find out what is important to them, whether it be kids, school, etc.

Jim LandersOther items to note:

  • Jim collects old cameras (clients have donated over 100 so far!)
  • Made the switch to digital in February of 2002
  • Member of organizations: Rotary International, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, Professional Photographers of America, Photo SA, and Texas Photographers
  • Regularly donates his talent to charities
  • Published in areas as far away as the U.K. and Australia
  • Has one photograph at the Smithsonian Institute
  • Has a photograph of the Alamo on permanent display at The AT&T Center

Jim has Photographed:

  • NBA stars: David Robinson, Manu Ginobili, Sean Elliott, Steve Kerr
  • Terry Bradshaw (NFL Legend, sports show host)
  • Bob Eubanks (Host of "The Newlywed Game")
  • For the UT fans: Darryl Royal
  • U.S. Olympic Gold medalist, Tara Lipinski
  • U.S. Olympic Gold medalist, Josh Davis
  • U.S. Olympic Gold medalist, David Boudia
  • Eight San Antonio Mayors
  • Three Texas Governors
  • U.S. Vice-President, Dick Cheney
  • President Gerald Ford
  • President George W. Bush
  • Two foreign Ambassadors to the U.S.
  • Two NFL team owners
  • Ricardo Chavira, "Carlos" of the TV show "Desperate Housewives"
  • Joel and Victoria Osteen (largest church in North America)

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Chris Grange

Chris GrangeChris is a native of Wyoming.  He completed his Associate of Arts from Western Wyoming Community College, and transferred to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

In the spring of 2005 he graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.  He has assisted many photographers in San Antonio. He was also an apprentice to Jim Landers of Landers Photography.

After gaining knowledge from his education, training, and through his experiences, he started his own business in the fall of 2006.
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Victor Watson

Teacher Watson 6825 v2 200pxVictor retired from public service in 2012 with 35 years of photography experience gained from a mix of local, state, military and federal law enforcement.  Victor's last 10 years of service was at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as a Senior Instructor and Program Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security.  During his last three years of service he oversaw the basic and advanced law enforcement photography programs at the center and provided countless numbers of export training photography classes across the United States to both State and Local law enforcement.  Victor started teaching at Landers Photography School in 2013 and has converted some of his classes that he used to teach to law enforcement students for his non law enforcement students now; such as “Macro Photography” from one of his forensic classes or “Panorama Photography” from one of his crime scene classes just to name a couple. 



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