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Tom Sparks
Works at Sparky Models
Attends School of Persistence
Lives in Murray, Utah
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Last month I had brain surgery. Now it is my son's turn.
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oh my goodness.. +Tom Sparks this looks so painful.. I love how you handle all this.. God bless you!! & prayers for your son who is next... xo♥
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I photographed these ghosts last night in Midvale. I can only assume that they are sisters and that one of them is named Mary and she died in 1905. Single exposure, no photoshop.
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Several of my friends who shoot models on a routine basis were having a discussion about what we look for in a model. You might be surprised. Here is my blog post about it. http://www.tomsparksphotography.com/modeling/2015/8/2/what-do-photographers-want-in-a-model.html #howtomodel  
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Stuck in the hospital this week with David.
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❤~❤❤❤~❤
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These are the first portraits done since my stroke and a brain surgery on November 8. These were taken on November 14 just six days after my brain surgery and subsequent stroke. I had assistance from my daughter who placed my camera on the camera stand and helped me adjust lighting. http://www.tomsparksphotography.com/journal/2015/11/30/first-portrait-done-since-my-stroke.html
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Oh My!!  +Tom Sparks   You are so strong & have such wonderful attitude!! You are amazing!!  (((hugs)))
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First photos shot and edited post brain tumor removal/stroke. I am slower, but not beaten
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+Tom Sparks don't give up. And you did a great job with her. 
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https://www.gofundme.com/chrissysalliance. this is the daughter of a personal friend. She is eight years old.
I answered my phone, a typical bubbly hello as I saw my best friend’s name pop up on the screen. “Hello, Annette!” Instantly, I knew something was wrong. She asked me while sobbing, “Can you do family portraits for us this week? Chrissy’s doctor just called and said she has a very rare form of br...
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Thank you for sharing. Prayers and my tiny support for them. Hit hard by cancer. I can only imagine how hard it is to be positive. 
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"Truth is not a left-wing value. Feeling good is a left wing value." Well stated.

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I've gotta take my hat of to you bro.  A quick look over these (and they are awesome) has knocked some over-judgement about my own work outta me with regards to exposure and highlighting.
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Work
Occupation
Photographer
Skills
Ability to hold a camera still while it is on a tripod.
Employment
  • Sparky Models
    Owner, 2009 - present
    We build portfolios for beginner and active models. We educate and help new models get connected and jump start their careers. We have fun.
  • Tom Sparks Photography
    Photographer, 2008 - present
    I shoot people.
  • Granite School District
    Technology Education. Former choir and Japanese teacher.
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Currently
Murray, Utah
Previously
Springfield, Illinois - Tokyo Japan, Cedar City Utah, Logan Utah - Cedar City, Utah - Logan, Utah - Ofuna, Japan - Fuchu, Japan
Story
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I love people. I love taking peoples photographs.
Introduction
God made people so very different and so very much the same. Every human being that I am privileged to photograph is a treasure to me.

I met my sweetheart while singing in the opera "Samson et Dalila".

My interview on "The Photographer and Model Podcast"  http://www.photographerandmodel.com/blog/2011/10/06/112-photog-tom-sparks/

Bragging rights
God gives me blessings, so I must be special.
Education
  • School of Persistence
    Life, 1962 - present
  • University of Utah
    Choral Music Education, 1999 - 2002
    BM (yes a b.m. bachelor of music, not the other bm)
  • Souther Utah University
    Music
  • Utah State University
    Music
  • University of Utah
    Choral Conducting MA, 2006 - 2010
    Graduate studies in choral conducting. I am a defense away from the degree.
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Male
We have purchased several violins and a cello over the years. We have loved the individual care and attention we received. It has the charm of a small shop, people that know their instruments and what matters in selecting your instrument, bow, case, and other peripherals. Like any small shop, you do sometimes have to wait for a clerk, but once you have them, they give great attention and service. I suggest calling ahead and describing what you want to purchase including price range. They will have things ready for you when you get there.
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Wonderful food, great variety. Flavorful. Sometimes Chinese restaurants cover the flavor of food. Not this one. No gloppy generic sauces. Each dish was unique and very palatable. Nice friendly service.
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This is the new version of Inkley's and it is so much better than just a few years ago. The staff understands cameras, they have all the goodies and they carry more than just 2 standard brands. My favorite, Pentax, is there! Customer service is fantastic and prices are competitive. I spend my gear dollars here rather than online stores because of the personalized service. I have purchased lighting gear, photo paper, camera bags, cameras, filters, etc. I recommend Inkley's to anyone from beginner to pro.
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