I am a professional photographer & videographer with 35 years experience in architecture, food, industrial processes, magazine illustration, music, portraiture, sports, travel, and underwater video.


1/89 – Current

Still Photographer The Senior Bowl

NFL — Sports (TV) — Courtland Richards Photography Details
1/89 – Current

Still Photographer for all events related to the promotion of The Senior Bowl including game action, all sponsor and fan events, staff and player portraits, and Meet The players.

1/77 – Current

Still Photographer (Producer) – Courtland Richards Photography

1/77 – Current

I am the best at what I do in Alabama!

9/14 – 9/14

Still Photographer Yellow Day Yellow Carpet Premiere

Live / Special Event (TV) — Providence Film Partners, LLC Details
9/14 – 9/14

Step and repeat Still Photographer for the Yellow Day Yellow Carpet Premiere in Mobile, AL on 9/16/2014 and promoted by JJPR.

7/14 – 7/14

Camera Operator (Canon 5D Mark III with 16-35/2.8/II and 82 mm polarizer) – The Beach Games for Tack Jack's of Gulf Shores, AL (Compass Media)

Commercial/Ad — Coast 360 Details
7/14 – 7/14

Five minute hand-held HD video of the Beach Games for Tacky Jack's of Gulf Shores, AL. This is the fourth is the series of summer events.

6/14 – 6/14

Camera Operator (Canon 5D Mark III w/16-35/2.8/II & 82mm polarizer) – Tacky Jack's of Gulf Shores, Alabama (Compass Media)

Commercial/Ad — Coast 360 Details
6/14 – 6/14 (6/26/2014) (6/19/2014) (6/12/2014)

6/14 – 6/14

Director of Photography (Phantom 1 Quadcpoter with GoPro 3+ and Zenmuse Gimbal) – Waterville USA (Compass Media)

Commercial/Ad — Coast 360 Details
6/14 – 6/14

A one day shoot using my Phantom 1 Quadcopter with a GoPro 3+ and Zenmuse Gimbal. The aerial footage will be used to update previous commercials to promote Waterville USA, a water park in Gulf Shores, AL. I flew over the giant water slides, wave pools, roller coaster, and go cart track.

6/14 – 6/14

Director of Photography (Canon 5D Mark III with 16-36/2.8 II) Auburn University College of Agriculture

Corporate — Verge Pipe Media, Auburn, Alabama Details
6/14 – 6/14

This was a one day shoot for Verge Pipe Media and Auburn University College of Agriculture. A university researcher was placed in the waters of Mobile Bay to lecture to students and staff about the oyster farming (aquaculture) program. The footage will be used to promote the college.

3/14 – 3/14

Still Photographer (Lighting Technician) – Harvey's Restaurant (Maybus Agency)

Commercial/Ad — Eat With Us Group - Columbus, Mississippi Details
3/14 – 3/14

Arma De La Cruz ( Director of Marketing ) hired me to redo all of their menu items for Harvey's and Fairpark Grill as part of the Eat With Group, Inc. new campaign. I'm a fabulous food photographer!


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Class of '77

Florida State University

B.A. Visual Arts

My Gear

  • 2009 Kia Sedona Mini Van
  • 3 Speedotron Power Packs and Multiple 102 Heads with Softboxes
  • 60" Octobox
  • Battery Powered Ring Light
  • Canon 5D Mark II Body and 2 Canon 50D Bodies
  • Canon 5D Mark III with 16-35/2.8 II; 24-70/2.8; 70-200/2.8 II
  • Canvas and Muslin Backgrounds
  • Complete set of TUSA SCUBA Gear - Cert. Diver
  • Daylight balanced continuous light octoboxes and reflectors
  • GoPro 3+ & u/w housing and 2 Light and Motion Sola 2000 lights
  • Lowell Tota-lights
  • Multiple Light Stands and Super Boom
  • Phantom I Quadcopter with GoPro 3+ and Zenmuse gimbal
  • Zacuto EVF


  • AOPA Member & Student Pilot
  • Coast 360 Video Studios
  • Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism


  • Certified SCUBA Diver with Underwater Stills/Video capabilities
  • Experienced Aerial Photographer and Drone Pilot