Bud Thorpe is a full time photographic educator based in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He and his fiancé Kimberly Buccheri operate their own photographic businesses, Kimberly and William Fine Art Portraits and Kimberly Sarah Photography, specializing in fine art pet portraiture.
Bud Thorpe is an accomplished photographic educator equally at home in the studio or on location. He has been a working artist for over 30 years.
In 2006, Bud founded SOPHA (The Studio of Photographic Arts), a 6,000 square foot rental studio and photographic community to support photographers of all levels by renting equipment, providing instruction, and offering the coolest space possible for its members to practice and display their art. Over 50 photographers call SOPHA their home studio.
As an educator, Bud has taught hundreds of workshops to thousands of photographers in the art and business of photography. He is a frequent guest speaker at leadership events such as the UNH Leadership Conference.
Bud began his art to compliment his career as a paramedic. As a photographer he works with families in the best moments of their lives in strict counterpoint to his paramedic career when he helped families through their worst moments. He maintains his paramedic certification to this day.
You can reach Bud by email below. Our address is The SOPHA, LLC, 15 Merrill Street, Manchester, NH 03103. Studio tours by appointment only please.