James Corbett, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F.Ph.AF-MDPPA

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Lens-Based Artist, Life-Long Learner and Educator

James is a Master Photographer*, Photographic Craftsman** and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)***, as well as an Associate and Photographic Fellow of the Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA). He has participated in photographic competitions at the local, state, district, and international levels every year since 2014. His works are regularly on display in gallery shows in the Washington, DC metro area and he sells his work at select annual art festivals. James has been published in a number of magazines including a feature page in the January 2023 issue of Professional Photographer. He serves as treasurer of the MDPPA and is an active member of Professional Photographers of America, North Bethesda Camera Club, and American Society of Photographers.

Iceland Sunrise

Avid Adventurer

Traveling as much as possible throughout the year, his camera is always at the ready. When asked to describe why photography is his passion, his first thought is of a desire to freeze epic moments in life. There are so many interesting and beautiful subjects when one gets out and explores the wonders of the world and the humans who inhabit it. When teaching, he aims to inspire students to see the possibilities and masterfully capture the special instants they see.

Capturing life's epic moments, one photo at a time

Never one to just dip my toe in the water, I launched Epic Life Images in 2014 with the goal to capture life's epic moments. For me, I approach every shot I take as a special moment and aim to freeze the best of that instant in time. My client engagements require that I capture stunning images of landscapes, products, cycling, events or other scenarios. A successful client experience demands a deep understanding of their wishes.

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Never stop moving. There's a shutter speed with your name on it.

As an avid mountain biker, I found a passion and obsession with photography from a desire to capture the action on the trails. My mantra holds that there is a shutter speed with your name on it. When you look at my work with people, I am not satisfied unless there's an expertly captured face in the action.

Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work. - Chuck Close

You will not find me sitting around waiting for inspiration. For me, I strive for excellence by making a constant investment in my skills, knowledge and tools. You are invited to check out the galleries and especially my new Instagram feed (Meta disabled my primary account for no reason that I know of). Rarely does a day go by that I'm not taking pictures. There is such a diversity of eye catching moments to be captured, and I work tirelessly on the craft of photography to tell the stories I see. Endless thank yous to the organizations below for being outstanding sources of knowledge and inspiration. And countless thank yous to the clients who have put their trust in me to deliver. Now back to my viewfinder...

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Epic Life Images is a trade name registered in Maryland to Epic Life Celebrations, LLC.

Master of Photography Degree

* Photographers earn the Master Photographer (M.Photog.) degree through participation in the International Photographic Competition, where 5-member panels of expert, trained jurors judge entries against 12 criteria of photographic excellence and award a “merit” to works that they determine to be “of exhibition quality” or better. To earn a degree, a photographer must accumulate 13 merits in competition, along with 12 merits through education or service to the industry.

Photographic Craftsmen Degree

** The Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) degree is awarded to photographers for their service as a speaker, author or mentor. This degree shows that you have gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated your time to move the industry forward and encourage education. To earn a degree, a photographer must accumulate 13 speaking merits, along with 12 merits through education or service to the industry.

Suburban Maryland / Washington, DC / DMV

*** The Certified Professional Photographer credential was created by the Professional Photographers of America in 1977 as a way to identify professional photographers who have demonstrated technical competence through a written exam and photographic evaluation. The CPP Program empowers photographers to be more knowledgeable, successful, and technically equipped as professionals in the industry.

Treasurer & Board Member

Member since 2016

Certified Professional Photographer &


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