Award winning photographer Joe Duty is a new associate member of Texas Press Association.
TPA associate membership is extended to firms engaged in the sale or distribution of newspaper supplies or services directly related to the production of newspapers, commercial printing firms, advertising agencies and departments of journalism in recognized schools and colleges.
Owner of Texas Vision Photography, Duty was chief photographer at the Wise County Messenger for 18 years. His work has also been featured in many other publications. He has earned numerous top awards in the TPA Better Newspaper Contest as well as from the National Newspaper Association, PopPhoto, the Society of Professional Journalists and 2003 Nikon International.
Duty was also honored with the 2018 Sam C. Holloway Award from the North and East Texas Press Association. The award honors an outstanding NETPA member and journalist who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in support of the association while also upholding high standards of journalistic integrity and service to the community.
Duty has operated his own studio for years and became involved in teaching photography workshops in the Decatur, Dallas and Fort Worth area.
Since leaving the Wise County Messenger in March, Duty and his wife Lisa Duty are devoting their time to their photography business, hosting workshops and doing free lance work. Duty notes that he is available to help TPA member newspapers when possible with coverage of events in the Dallas area.
Texas Vision Photography is a full-service photography business with a studio in Decatur offering portraits, event photos and other services. Duty says he has “a rolling lab for shooting in remote locations...everything needed to deal with all light situations.”
Lisa Duty specializes in architectural and real estate photography and has owned Pro360 Virtual Tours and Photography since 2008. She started in the real estate industry and quickly realized the commercial applications of virtual tours. She provides professional, 360 residential and commercial tours, Google Street View Tours and business photos to a variety of industries. She also specializes in HDR photography. She and Joe are both FAA-certified remote pilots for drone photography.
During his time with the Messenger, Duty became particularly interested in rodeo photography, as well as other sports. Among the popular workshops offered by Texas Vision Photography are rodeo workshops, two- to six-day workshops in which participants travel to a rodeo to practice their skills at capturing action in varied light situations.
Other workshops range from photography basics to photo editing and travel photography excursions. In addition, Duty says he can tailor workshops for regional press associations and other groups.
Information about workshops, class schedules and other services is available on Duty’s website, www.joeduty.com, and his Facebook page.
Upcoming events in April and May include a class in Adobe Lightroom editing and another rodeo photography workshop.
Full contact information is on the website.