Fred Ferris began his career doing events/PR photography. His range includes individual and family portraiture, pampered pet photography, high school seniors, school and sports.
Education: Ed.M. Tufts University, MSW University of Michigan, Arbitration degree, American Arbitration Association/Wayne State University
The secret to getting great portrait photos is to feel comfortable in front of the lens. Fred does that … he makes you shine in every light.
His photos have been used to inform, influence and inspire:
- The Michigan Congressional Delegation to shape Title III Older Americans Act legislation
- Focus:Hope to convince US Congress to launch USDA food commodities program for senior citizens
- Auto-related Motor City Exhibition displayed at the Detroit Historical Museum
For more than 20 years, Fred has applied his photojournalist style to the workplace as:
- Speechwriter – Eaton Corp, Fortune 200 company
- Deputy Mayor and Director of Public Relations – City of Highland Park
- Executive Director – $11m countywide health & human services organization serving one-third Michigan’s senior population
- Executive Director – energy & job training program weatherizing homes in Detroit
- President – window manufacturing company
- Arbitrator – instituted nationally recognized appeals procedure for disputed grant awards
- Statewide Examiner – Michigan Quality Council
It’s more than just taking a picture. It’s about capturing emotion and expression that connects with people.
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Supporting Young People in the Community
In an effort to support young people in the community, Fred started the Legacy Achievment Project in 2008. The program recognizes students for their leadership, give back for the school and community and for their high moral character. View the video here to learn more about the program.