ABOUT MANUEL GAETÁN, PhD, PE
I am President and CEO of MGR Enterprises, LLC, which in 2012 will celebrate its 19th anniversary. I have over 40 years experience in photography, both as a professional with my own studio and as a photojournalist. Although I earned a doctorate in Engineering, my first love has always been photography. My other photography website describes several of the courses courses that I teach both in College and individually. Visit www.MasteringPhotography.com.
My photoblog http://MasteringPhotographyPhotopholio.com displays additional samples of my photographic work.
In 1955 I completed a Canon course successfully and achieved the Canon 5 Star Photography Masters Program Level.
I have had several images published in a number of local and national publications.
This image made the cover of the March 31, 1973 issue of Sporting News, commemorating Billy Cunningham's selection as the ABA Player of the Year. I am particularly proud of it because it is the only action photograph of an ABA player to ever appear in the cover of Sporting News.
In April 2004 this photo won 2nd Prize in the International Open Amateur Photography Contest of the International Library of Photography. I called it "Piggy Back" showing Artis Gilmore, center for the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA, jumping over Billy Cunningham, forward for the Carolina Cougars.
I owned a photography business from 1972 until 1991 and resumed it from 1998 to present. It is incorporated under MGR Enterprises, LLC, thus the logo above.
I came to Columbia, SC 1970 as Editor of Bobbin Publications and stayed at Bobbin until I retired 28 years later as Publisher and President Emeritus. During those 28 years I never left the "photojournalist" label behind, and my cameras accompanied him all over the world, capturing images.You can see many of them here.
Currently I am teaching Digital Photography at Midlands Tech, have taught two summers at the Visual Communications track of USC’s College of Journalism & Mass Communications and offering private tutoring on photography matters. I frequently lecture pro-bono for non-profit organizations.