ABOUT TIM DEVINE AND THE MAGIC IN PIXELS
Tim Devine has a been a lifelong Disney fan, especially of the Disney Parks and Mickey Mouse. Tim has also been a lifelong photography enthusiast, starting with a Pentax 35mm camera that he was given by his grandparents many years ago. Tim became a “semi-professional” photographer after being given a tryout with Olympic Photography Studio in September of 2004 and is still employed with Olympic to this day.
After being introduced to blogging while on vacation in California in 2005, Tim started a Disney Photography Blog as a way to try to share some of his Disney photos with others on the internet. Little did he know that the future held bigger things.
After discovering Disney Podcasts in early 2006, Tim had a chance to meet one of the biggest Disney Podcasters in the community, Lou Mongello, who introduced Tim to Fred Block and his MagicMeets event. After signing up to see what MagicMeets had in store for an unknown newcomer, the reception was great and enthusiastic and The Magic in Pixels was born. Serving the Disney fan community since June of 2006, The Magic in Pixels is now in its fourth iteration and continues to serve to this day. In fact, The Magic in Pixels Disney Photo Gallery has served well over 11 MILLION photos and the Disney Photography Forum has served well over 16 MILLION pages since their respective inceptions.
In 2007, Tim co-hosted the Magical Definition Podcast with Nathan Rose, Jim Hill, and Jackie Overhuls, bringing Disney Theme Park news, rumors, and discussions with a very honest point of view to the program. Unfortunately, time constraints led Tim to leave the show, although he has made guest appearances on other podcasts, including MouseStation and NorthernMouse to name a few. Tim was also a planner and co-host for “The Epcot Thing” which celebrated the 25th anniversary of Epcot on October 1, 2007. This special event was attended by many fans and was a great time for all and a wonderful celebration for Epcot.
Tim Devine has been a featured presenter at both MagicMeets and MouseFest. In 2009, Tim was selected as a breakout room speaker, giving photography tips to a packed meeting room in Camp Hill, PA. Upon the cancellation of MouseFest following the 2008 event, Tim founded Pixelmania, a gathering of Disney Photography, Friends, and Fun. This annual signature event is in planning for its 7th year and it continues go grow larger each year. The concept for Pixelmania is simple: enjoy the art and beauty of the Disney Parks through the lens of a camera with other like minded friends while teaching others how to improve and learning from others at the same time.
Tim Devine has also been a feature writer and photographer for Celebrations Magazine, a Disney Theme Park fan publication. Tim contributes a photography column each issue in the Shutters and Lenses section featuring tips, techniques, gear, and other photography topics. In addition, Tim’s photography is featured prominently each issue for all to enjoy. Tim’s photography has been featured on many covers and keepsake images throughout the history of the magazine. Tim continues to supply content to Celebrations to this date. The hard-covered Christmas keepsake book, published in 2011, had one of Tim’s photos on the cover.
Perhaps the biggest achievement of Tim’s photography career was being invited to be the official event photographer from the 3rd annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic. Tim was also invited back to the Swan and Dolphin the following years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and had the opportunity to work with VIP Guests, celebrities, merchandise, and many other aspects of the event, in addition to the Food and Wine Classic itself.
In 2016, Tim became involved with Instant360, which produces cutting edge Virtual Tours through businesses which enhance the company’s presence across Google with premium-quality, 360º virtual tours powered by Google’s Street View technology.
Tim Devine is a 1998 graduate of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, Karen, sons Billy and Ryan, and daughter Caroline. In addition, Tim has been a law enforcement officer since 2001, current holding the rank of Police Sergeant.
DISNEY FAN COMMUNITY/ PHOTOGRAPHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Celebrations Magazine – Writer and Photographer (2009 – present)
- Magical Definition Podcast – co-host (2007)
- MagicMeets – Presenter (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
- MagicMeets – Breakout Room speaker (2009)
- MouseFest – Meet Presenter and host (2006, 2007, 2008)
- Olympic Photographic Studio – assistant wedding photographer, high school sports/ yearbook, special events photographer (2004 – present)
- Pixelmania – Founder and host (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Food and Wine Classic official photographer (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Photos published in Orlando Sentinel, Press of Atlantic City, Mainland Current, and NJ COPS magazine.
- Disney Podcast Appearances Include: Magical Definition, Northern Mouse, MouseStation, WDWNT – See Ya Real Late, Be Our Guest, Big Fat Panda, among others.
- Interviews featured in Disney Driven Life, MickeyNews, and others.
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