Imagemakers is excited to welcome Colin MacMillan to their creative team. Recognized as one of the top 10 photographers in the state by the Kansas Professional Photographers Association, he has the rare ability to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. Colin’s work has been chosen by the Professional Photographers Association of America for their loan collection and has been published in national magazines. Imagemakers feels that Colin’s high-quality work will be beneficial for businesses across the northeast Kansas community.
“It’s exciting to be an official part of the award-winning and growing Imagemakers team,” Colin says. In the past year alone, Imagemakers has doubled in size and plans to continue serving businesses throughout the state of Kansas.
Mary Foster, the Imagemakers Project Manager shares, “Our expansion has allowed us to offer a larger variety of work ranging from product photography and corporate headshots to event planning and public relations. In particular, our decision to bring a full-time in-house photographer/videographer on board is a result of the need for high-quality photography and video production in the area. Nowadays, more and more people are using their iphone or smart phone to take product photography or company photos. And although the quality of smart phone cameras and apps is improving, there are certain things you just can’t get using your smart phone or home camera.”
Mary continues, “Not only has our team shot video projects all over the world from London to Hong Kong, but our long history of photography, video and film allows us to produce products with a high-end cinematic quality time and time again. This is something that typically comes to life during our post-photography and post-video production phases. Our new addition to the team, Colin, plans to help business owners find solutions for sharing their story visually, in a way that will do just this and that will also drive an emotional reaction.”
Prior to joining Imagemakers, Colin served as an associate photographer and digital artist at one of the best photo studios in Topeka for over the past 11 years, and oversaw the organization’s evolution from film to digital media. Colin has studied photography at Kaw Area Technical School in Topeka and fine arts at Washburn University, yet he attributes much of his professional success to his father. According to Colin, it was his father, a hobby photographer, who is largely responsible for instilling in him a strong work ethic, a desire to explore his world behind the lens, and the drive to express his creativity without limitations. “Photography was the first thing I found I was really good at and it was really a lot of fun,” Colin says, hoping to inspire young, amateur photographers to pursue a creative career like he has.
For Colin, photography has become something he’s not just really good at, rather something he’s great at. In 2012, Colin’s To the Stars print was chosen by the Professional Photographers Association of America for their Loan Collection. It was then included in a worldwide tour with other honored works of art, as well as published in their national magazine, Professional Photographer. While the year prior, the Kansas Professional Photographers Association recognized him as one of the top 10 photographers in the state.Imagemakers provides custom web development, graphic design, photography, high-end video production, public relations and social media services that deliver measurable results. Imagemakers has the knowledge and expertise to make sure your marketing initiatives work—and with the highest return on investment possible. Founded during a recession, Imagemakers quickly learned what it meant to work hard. The Imagemakers team has a combined 70+ years of strategic marketing experience. Imagemakers draws on diverse backgrounds from ad agencies large and small, cities across the US and a wide range of international travel experiences.
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