The Geeks Tour


Jim Buivid Denis Nervig Rick Trummer
Jim Buivid Denis Nervig Rick Trummer
Jim Buivid
Jim Buivid operates Buivid PhotoDesign in Grafton, Wisconsin offering senior and family portraits, weddings, commercial photography and design services. He has a Master of Electronic Imaging and Craftsman Degree as well as CPP and CPP-EI certification. He enjoys teaching seminars and multi-day programs on digital imaging. Jim worked eight years at the Milwaukee Art Museum as Associate Curator of Education. He produced
2-to-15 projector multi-image shows and video programs for museum exhibitions. As Associate Curator of Education he handled visual productions for in-house and traveling exhibition and assisted visiting artists during presentations. Jim graduated from the University of WI-Green Bay with a BFA.
Jim received the first Kodak GALLERY AWARD in the nation for his digital image “Field of Dreams” in 1994 and has won numerous other awards throughout the years.
His BEST OF SHOW–EI image “Moonlight” graced the cover of PPA’s 1995 Winona International School of Photography catalog. His BEST OF SHOW–EI image “Media Madness” won the Specular International summer design contest in 1996.
He is Past President of the SEWPPA (Southeastern WI Professional Photographers Association) and was a charter Board member of the Association For Multi-Image – Milwaukee. Jim is Past President of the WPPA (WI Professional Photographers Association) and continues to serve today. He received his Associate Fellowship Award in 1997 and Fellowship in 1998.
As editor of the WISCONSIN PHOTOGRAPHER for the WPPA he won “1st Place” in the PPA National Newsletter Design Contest in1996. He designed the logo for the 100th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association and the SEWPPA gave him a “SPECIAL APPRECIATION” award for creation of their logo and re-design of their newsletter FOCUS ON EXCELLECE.
Jim taught classes at Concordia University for over 15 years and professional classes for photographers. He’s given numerous programs for regional and state associations and was a featured speaker at several four day CREATIVE EDGE seminars in Madison, Wisconsin. He has conducted numerous four days classes at Treehaven Professional Photography School in Wisconsin.
“Digital Imaging for Photographers.” He has produced two DVD sets of “Creative Image Backgrounds.” He recently completed “Power Projects for Photoshop,” a series of over 130 projects designed to propel photographers to the next level in creative digital design. His newest DVD projects include: “Overlays: Textures and Backgrounds” and “HotSHOTS: a Marketing Campaign” and “Creative Photo-Product Design.”
Denis Nervig
A California native, has been teaching photographers capture, workflow and lighting techniques for 25 years. A graduate of Art Center College of Design and Moorpark College, Denis began his career shooting small and large products for major ad campaigns. Eventually he expanded into photographing automobiles. Three studios later Denis was offered the Department Chair and Senior Photographer position at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Here he photographed thousands of artifacts and produced over 43 exhibition catalogs. After 30 years as a pro photographer Denis segued into becoming the technical sales manager for Fujifilm USA. This opened up opportunities to teach and give seminars on camera management, color management and lighting techniques. Presently Denis is the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for The MAC Group USA. He is responsible for training the sales staff and photographers on the latest medium format digital, color management and lighting offered by The MAC Group.
Rick Trummer
Rick Trummer, M.Photog.,Cr.,CPP,F-WPPA,F-SCPA,F-PPANI is an award winning photographer whose creativity and originality is constantly redefining commercial, portrait and wedding photography and has been working with Photoshop since version 2.0. He is also a sought after speaker with his innovative presentations on a wide variety of subjects including digital workflow, color management, commercial, wedding and the business of photography. In 1989, he purchased his first digital scan back for the 4x5 view camera and his love affair started with the digital age. Numerous cameras since and many Photoshop versions later, he has become a major advocate to the digital platform.
His career in photography now spans over 25 years and he continues to push the ends of the envelope with his innovative and advanced teaching techniques and methods. He has received numerous awards for his commercial, wedding and portrait work and is considered an authority on digital imaging and digital asset management. He received his Master of Photography degree in 1995 and followed up with his Photographic Craftsman degree in 1996. His awards include numerous "Best of Show" honors from the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, several "Court of Honor" awards, three prestigious "Kodak Gallery Awards" and seventeen "Fuji Masterpiece Awards". In his twenty- five plus-year career he has received 32 Grand Awards from the South Central Photographers Association and over 350 blue ribbons from the SCPA, WPPA and the Professional Photographers Association. He has received four “Outstanding Service Awards” from the SCPA as well as the “Special Service Award” and the “Meritorious Service Award” from the WPPA. In 2002 he was presented with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the SCPA. He has received the “National Award” from both the American Society of Photographers as well as the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association. This year Rick was inducted into the Wisconsin Professional Photographers “Hall of Fame”, one of only 24 that have earned the honor since 1970.
Rick is a two time President of the South Central Photographers Association as well as a Past President of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association. He has been serving the ASP on numerous board positions and was named to the Executive Board as President this year and credited with the creation of the ASP website as well as the committee chairman of the Budget committee. He continues to share his knowledge and professionalism with fellow photographers and students of photography, and continues to strive to better the photographic industry.
In 2005 Rick took a job with the premier photographic and press printed lab “American Color Imaging, Inc.” as a Technical Sales Representative for the three state region of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana as well as represent the company throughout the United States at its many national shows and as an acclaimed speaker and presenter.