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Steve Bingham - A Short Biography

Steve Bingham’s interest in photography began at the tender age of eleven when he discovered the magic of developing film under the glow of a dim red bulb in his mother’s kitchen. He won his first photography contest while still in high school and eventually went on to get a Masters Degree in Photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography. For the next 40 years he taught photography at the secondary and college level and managed his commercial photography business, West Coast Images.

Although Mr. Bingham’s work has been published in dozens of national magazines (such as Popular Photography, Petersen’s Photographic, Trailer Life, First, Golfer’s Digest, Trains, etc) his real interest lies in the fine art aspect of manipulating digital images. His first digital work was published 1994 in Popular Photography in an article titled “Digital Photography Comes of Age” (the very first digital images ever published by this magazine). Since then he has continued to push the envelope into new and exciting areas.

In 2007 he taught his last photography class at Gila Community College and began in earnest to explore the possibilities of computer enhanced photographic images. Although he first began experimenting with computer imagery in 1991, the equipment was incredibly slow and very difficult to use. Before purchasing Photoshop 2.5 for the PC computer, he first used U-Lead’s Photo Styler - the leader in PC photo imaging at the time. (The computer was so slow that sometimes it would take all night for a single image to render.) Since that time he has been obsessed with the wonderful discoveries that have been opened to him through the computer. It seems as though the possibilities are endless and limited only by his imagination.

One Man Shows:
San Diego Art Institute 1988
La Jolla Art Center 1987
Fiesta Gallery, San Diego 1986

Exhibitions:
Payson Art League Annual Show (Took Best in Show for 2D work, 2004)
Gila County Fair (Best in Show - Professional Photographers 1998, 1999, 2000)

Current Galleries:
James Schot Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Myra’s Gallery, Pine, Arizona

Education:
Master of Science Degree, Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Science, 1982
San Diego State University, BA, Education, 1962
San Diego State University, BA, Psychology, 1959

Steve Bingham - Photographer

Education: Bachelor of Arts (two degrees), San Diego State University. Psychology in 1958.  Education in 1962.

                      Master of Science, Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Science, 1982

Experience: Owner, Southwest Images, Inc. 1980-2005 (Commercial photography studio)

                     Photography Instructor for community college, 1967 - 1995 and 2003-2007 (California and Arizona)

                     Owner KPSN TV, 1995 - 1997 (Arizona)

                     Owner TV 4, 1998 - present  (Arizona)

                     Owner KRIM-FM, 2002 - present  (Arizona)

                     Owner Rim Communications, 1998-present (Arizona)

Stock Photography: Zephyr Pictures, La Jolla, California, 1992-1996 

Publications: Popular Photography, Petersen's Photographic, Golfer's Digest, Trailer Life, First, Trains, Petersen's 4x4, and many others. 

 One Man Shows: 

The Embryonic Eye; San Diego Art Institute; 1986

Night Flight; Photographic Arts Building; San Diego; 1985

In The Dragons Eye; 2nd Exposure Gallery; San Diego; 1984

Glory Train; La Galeria Fiesta; Spring Valley; 1982

 

Galleries and Awards: Myra's Gallery - Pine, Arizona

                                   James Schot Gallerie, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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International and Local Awards:

Photography Masters Cup (30,000-40,000 international entries for 7th Annual)

 

Annual: 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup

Award: 2nd Place (2012)

 

Annual: 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup

Award: Honorable Mention (2012)

 

Annual: 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup

Award: Nominee (10 additional nominations - 2012)

 

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Annual: 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup


Award: Nominee (3 nominations - 2011)

 

Black and White Spider Awards


Annual: 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

Award : Nominee (2 nominations - 2012)

 

Annual: 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

Award:  Nominee (1 nomination - 2011)

 

Local Awards:

 

Northern Gila County Fair

Photography

Best in Show - 2013

 

Northern Gila County Fair

Photography

Best in Show - 2012

 

Northern Gila County Fair

Photography

Best in Show - 2011

 

Northern Gila County Fair

Photography

Best in Show - 2010

 

Northern Gila County Fair

Photography

Best in show - 2009

 

Northern Gila County Fair

Photography

Best in Show - 2008

 

Payson Art League Annual Show

2 dimensional art (painting, photography, etc)

Best in Show - 2008

 



For purchase of any photograph for web use, fine art print, or stock use please call me at 928-474-1849 (home phone) or e-mail me at steve@krim-fm.com.  My prices are very reasonable and depend on print size or stock use. You may also mail me at:

Steve Bingham Photography, 963 E Highline Dr., Payson, AZ, 85541