My Style and how i work


My main objective is to capture moments that happen in an instant and that evoke an emotion. I have a keen sense for human behavior which helps me anticipate moments before they happen, and capture those moments as they unfold in front of me.  I am  a perfectionist through and through and always do my best to deliver what you are looking for in your photographs.

I have been working full time for daily newspapers for several years which is where a great deal of my experience has been obtained from.  From breaking news to high school and professional sports to taking portraits to illustrate stories. I have been exposed to a wide range of situations that has helped me refine my skills as a photographer, and more importantly, grow as a person.

Photo Instruction

I was born and raised in Buffalo. NY and for the past several years, I have been taking photographs professionally. It is one of the most rewarding careers I have been involved in, and something I simply can't get enough of.

welcome  to  peter  r. barber    .    photography

award winning photography

3 Time National Press Photographers Association Region 2 Photographer of the Year 1992, 2008, 2009, encompassing all newspapers in New York State, Ontario, and Quebec.

Winner of the Associated Press Bruce Cromie Award 2009 and 2013 for Excellence in News Photography


Get more out of taking your pictures, and why not learn from a working pro! I teach the basics of camera operations, f/stops, shutter speeds, and the best ways to take and compose your photographs. For the serious amateur, I offer training in specific areas such as sports and fire photography, shooting in low light situations, and the best ways to use available light and strobe lighting.  Sessions are $75 per hour.