I am a NY based filmmaker and musician.
Alan Kesselhaut came to digital photography with a degree in graphic arts and as the former owner of a design, photographic and printing company. He is currently an active member of the Princeton Photography Club. Alan has recently conducted HDR workshops in Sedona, Arizona, Princeton, and several other New Jersey locations, among others. He has given HDR workshops in conjunction with professional photographers Frank Veronsky and Jack Reznicki. Alan’s work has been displayed in numerous juried shows and was recently awarded “Best in Show” in “The BIG 3” at the Art Way Gallery, Plainsboro, New Jersey.
“Alan is an excellent speaker and his presentation is easy to understand and his demonstration easy to follow. He also provided materials and tips to get started.”
Born in Portland, Oregon, Alex moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, majoring in film production and still photography. His early post-collegiate years were spent on the camera crews of studio films including Twister, Conspiracy Theory, and Armageddon, learning from top ASC cinematographers and personal mentors including Conrad Hall, Don Burgess, Dean Cundey, and John Schwartzman. Soon after, Alex became a full-time cinematographer of indie films, music videos, and as the Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit. In 2003, Alex received an Oscar Nomination for the short film Johnny Flynton, which he photographed and also produced. Alex repeated the dual role of cinematographer and co-producer on Green Street Hooliganas, about London’s football-gang subculture starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2005 South By Southwest Film Festival. He was also the cinematographer of Shanghai Kiss, shot in China and starring Hayden Panettiere. Following, Alex wrote, produced and shot the documentary feature Bigger Stronger Faster*, which premiered in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed theatrically by Magnolia Pictures. In 2009, Alex's 10th season with Saturday Night Live marked his first experimentation with the new HDSLR format, shooting the show's title sequence and most of the season's commercial parodies with Canon’s new 5D and 7D cameras. Alex continued his experimentation with Canon DSLRs as the 2nd Unit director/DP of the pilot for the ABC drama series Detroit 187. Most recently, Alex shot the network debut of the new Canon C300 - an SNL parody commercial, Chantix. Alex is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, the International Document
At age 13 he began shooting on his first camera, a Nikon FE and has been working with light and cameras ever since. Working in the photo industry since age 16 and shooting weddings only two years later, Alex has gained experience uncommon for someone his age. His specialties include infrared and ultraviolet photography, portrait, landscape, wedding, event, wireless flash, and auto racing, among others. With years of experience working in photo labs and specialty stores, as well as a diverse professional career, Alex is eager share his knowledge and enthusiasm for photography at every opportunity.
Alexander Sweetwood, President of Unique Photo.
Andrew Darlow is a photographer, author and digital imaging consultant. He is the former Editorial Director of Digital Imaging Techniques Magazine, and the current editor of ImagingBuffet.com, an online imaging magazine. His photography and how-to articles on topics from marketing to fine-art printing have been featured in numerous magazines and websites, including Photo District News, PDN Gear Guide, Popular Photography, Rangefinder, and Studio Photography magazine. For more than 15 years he has taught thousands how to improve their photography, workflow and digital print output at conferences, industry events, and educational institutions, including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, the Arles Photo Festival (Arles, France), Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. He regularly exhibits his work and his prints are held in many private collections. His book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers, (Course Technology PTR), is a resource that covers many aspects of digital printmaking, and includes the imagery and advice of over 20 photographers and other artists. He also publishes the Inkjet & Imaging Tips Newsletter, available free to subscribers at http://www.imagingbuffet.com. He is also author of Pet Photography 101:Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat -http://www.PhotoPetTips.com.
The photographs created by Andy Katz have taken him around the globe. From the Old Country in Eastern Europe to the California wine country, which he now calls home, his subjects are as diverse as his travels and adventures.
The images in Katz's books, A Portrait of Napa and Sonoma; Concannon: The First One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years; New Zealand: Sea, Earth, Sky; Private Reserve; Robert Mondavi Winery; The Heart of Burgundy; Tuscany and Its Wines; and Vineyard have been described by vintners, photographers, critics and other readers as breathtaking. His evocative work is featured in museums and galleries worldwide including his own in Boulder, Colorado and Healdsburg, California.
Katz discovered his love for photography at a young age. Admittedly, he had been chasing his classmates around the playground with his camera since as early as the third grade. But when he was 11, his father brought home a book of black and white portraits by the legendary Canadian photographer Yosuf Karsh. "It was as if a flash bulb went off in my soul. I was amazed. Karsh's work was all large-format and his prints were so vivid you felt you could actually touch the person’s skin. The tonality, the technique, it was all truly exquisite. I was mesmerized," said Katz. How ironic that years later, Yosuf Karsh would count himself among the many proud collectors of Katz's photos.
Andy Marcus is the owner of Fred Marcus Photography in New York City, the studio started by his dad and now co-managed along with his son, Brian is the foremost studio for high-end photography in the area. He has photographed such high profile weddings as, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eddie Murphy, Mary Tyler Moore, Kelsey Grammer, Art Garfunkel and many, many more. Andy is known for his amazing portrait photography at weddings along with his photojournalistic coverage of the actual wedding. Few photographers have the ability to do both well. He is a M.Photog. Cr. Member of the PPA and was given the IPC Leadership in 2010 and 2013 by the International Photographic Council
Since 1978, Wolfe has published more than 80 books. Major career highlights include:
- Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Nature Photography Association
- The New Art of Photography Nature with Martha Hill and Tim Grey published by Amphoto Books
- The Art of the Photograph with Rob Sheppard published by Amphoto Books.
- A second Natural Wonders Gallery opens in SOHO, New York City.
- The Natural Wonders Gallery featuring Art’s images opens in Las Vegas.
- Human Canvas, Wereldnatuur, and Landschaften Zwischen Himmel und Erde published.
- Landschaften zwischen Himmel und Erde (Frederking & Thaler 2012) is name Most Beautiful Science Book 2012 by Bild der Wissenschaft
- Masters of Nature Photography workshops commence with Frans Lanting and Thomas Mangelsen.
- Received a Timeless Award from the University of Washington, based on outstanding service and achievement since graduation.
- The Art Wolfe Gallery moves to Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington.
- Dogs Make Us Human, Uomini e Cani: Una Storia d’Amore, Regard Sauvage, and Animal Art published.
- Travels to the Edge exhibit benefit for the Macular Vision Research Foundation, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
- Presentation at Photo Expo in New York with Frans Lanting, Thomas Mangelsen, and Patrick Donehue.
- Receives the Photographic Society of America’s Progress Medal for his contribution to the advancement of the art and science of photography.
- Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge wins five Silver Telly Awards, their highest honor, for outstanding achievement.
- Travels to the Edge exhibit at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park.
- Gallery openings at the G2 in California and the Saxton Gallery in Ohio.
- Photographs the Day of the Dead festival for the Harbers Family Foundation.
- Named to Top 40 list of nature photographers by Outdoor Photography (UK).
- Travels to the Edge: A Photo Odyssey, Caribou Crossing, and Animals on the Edge published.
- Season two of Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge airs on public television and continues to be rebroadcast to the present.
- Begins the popular seminar series, Composing Effective Images and The Art of Composition
- Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge wins American Public Television’s programming excellence award.
- Travels to the Edge presentations in Puerto Rico for IBM Americas Hundred Percent Club.
- Honorary Fellowship awarded by the Royal Photographic Society of England.
- Vanishing Act, Kunst der Tarnung, Cache-cache, and Seven Summits published.
- Wildlands Press is presented with a Benjamin Franklin Award and Independent Book Publishers Award for Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky.
- Elements, Alaska Wild, Northwest Wild, Cats, and Landschaften Zwischen Himmel und Erde published.
- One World|One Vision: The Photography of Art Wolfe is exhibited at The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
- Named Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
- Images from The Living Wild were selected for the Graphis Photo Annual 2002 representing the most exciting work created and presented in the previous year.
- The Independent Book Publishers Association recognizes The High Himalaya, as an award finalist for photography.
- Wildlands Press is presented with an Applied Arts Magazine Award for The Living Wild.
- The Living Wild Exhibit: selections from The Living Wild presented at the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Africa, Afrique: Les Sources de la Vie, Lions, Der Atem Der Wildnis, Libres Y Salvajes, California, The Nature of Lions, and The High Himalaya published.
- Presentations at the Natur Foto Festival in Luenen, Germany and the Vargarda Foto Festial in Vargarda, Sweden.
- The Living Wild presentations in Duesseldorf and Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria.
- The Living Wild exhibits in the Museum of Mensch und Natur, Munich, Germany and the Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.
- Spearheaded Art Wolfe Photography Workshops in South Africa and Alaska.
- The Independent Book Publishers Association recognizes The Living Wild, the first self- published Art Wolfe book, as One of The Top Ten Books for 2000.
- The Living Wild is named winner of the Design and Artistic Category by the National Outdoor Book Award.
- The Living Wild is presented with the Western US Book Design & Production Award for the winner of the Photography Book Category from Publishers Association of the West.
- Applied Arts (Canada) names The Living Wild as The Best Photography Book for 2000.
- Alaska, The Living Wild, Libres et Sauvages and Colorado published.
- Receives Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. Winner in the Nature and Environment – Photo Essay category.
- Conducts presentation at the Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England.
- Art Wolfe Gallery opens in REI flagship store in Denver, Colorado.
- Water: Worlds Between Heaven and Earth and Tribes: Völker, Farben, Rituale (German edition) published. Journey Through Northern Rainforests for children published.
- Named to the University of Washington Alumni Association’s list of 100 “most famous, fascinating, and influential” alumni of the 20th century.
- The Living Wild receives Fuji Photo Film USA, Getty Images and Canon USA sponsorship.
- Receives First Place and Honorable Mention. Mexico Nature Photography Contest, United for Conservation, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Photo Expo West Show, Los Angeles. Wolfe presents Africa seminar sponsored by Canon USA and has major exhibit, Natural Landscapes, sponsored by Mamiya America Corporation and Fuji Photo Film USA.
- Beyond the Lens: Compositions by Art Wolfe exhibition travels to Belray, Florida and Monterey, Mexico.
- Rainforests of the World: Water, Fire, Earth and Air, Pacific Northwest: Land of Light and Water, and Tribes (UK edition) published. Northwest Animal Babies for children published.
- Photo Expo East Show, New York City. Wolfe presents Africa seminar sponsored by Canon USA and has major exhibit, Natural Landscapes, sponsored by Mamiya America Corporation and Fuji Photo Film USA.
- Conducts fund-raiser and book launch for Rainforests of the World with the Rainforest Alliance in New York City.
- Rachel Carson Award. The National Audubon Society presents its first-ever award for outstanding contributions supporting the national wildlife refuge system.
- Awarded ‘Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association.
- North American Nature Photography Association, Orlando, Florida. Wolfe serves as master of ceremonies and banquet speaker for annual national conference.
- Miami Photo Fusion, Palm Beach, Florida. Serves as presenter and panelist.
- ...and many other highlights from the previous years!
World renowned wedding and portrait photographer, Bambi Cantrell, is one of the most decorated and celebrated professional photographers of our time. After 25 years of photographing some of the most exquisite and breathtaking wedding and portrait images from around the world, three best selling books entitled “The Art of Wedding Photography,” “The Art of Digital Wedding Photography,” and “The Art of People Photography,” and countless awards and accolades, Bambi Cantrell is virtually a household name.
Although Bambi spends a great deal of time on portrait photography, she also photographs around 15 to 20 weddings per year for some of the world’s most extravagant couples. Some of her past clients have included cosmetics tycoon - the Estee Lauder family, basketball legend Gary Payton, President of Rangefinder Publishing Steve Sheanin, the daughter of former President at Hassleblad Skip Cohen, the President & CEO of Epson - John Lang, a number of Oakland Raiderettes, Donald Valentine – a venture capitalist and one of the first investors in Apple, Google and YouTube among others, General Manager of CSA Strategy and Business Development at Microsoft, Kostas Mallios as well as Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft David Vaskevich and Los Angeles based entrepreneur, philanthropist and billionaire - David Saperstein.
As a professional photographer with a love of nature and adventure, Ben has traveled all over the globe with many Olympic athletes capturing images and video for various ski/snowboard brands and magazines. He grew up as a athlete and learned to produce his own promotional video as a teen jump starting his career as a professional skier. Eventually being behind the lens made more sense and he has never looked back. Ben lives in Elmore, Vermont as his home base on a family owned farm. He captures action, landscape, time-lapse, weddings, portraits and more. Ben's fascination to learn and see through the camera is his driving his passion.
Currently, I edit commercials as well as independent films, short films and television pilots. Along with this editing workload, I write, shoot, and edit reels for many of today’s working actors. Further, I have extensive experience designing motion graphics packages. I also train Final Cut Pro at Drexel University’s Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATC) in Philadelphia. I am also an Adobe Certified Trainer and am looking for training opportunities with Adobe software titles. I am also an istockphoto.com video, photo and music contributor as well as a veer.com photo contributor.
I have written a book Lights, Camera, Capture Creative, Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographers. I am proud to say it's also an App for the iPad and was the number one selling App in photography on the Apple App Store.
I'm not a newcomer to the photographic industry. I've been a professional photographer for over 25 years. It was obvious to me at an early age that being a photographer was what I wanted to do with my life!
My passion for photography began back in high school when I became the editor of my newspaper. I then went on to Columbia College and was named College Photographer of the Year. With this came a full time job at a daily newspaper in Chicago and then on to a full time position for 14 years at the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper.
My cameras have always been like a passport into history. I am continually honored when doors open and people invite me in to document their life. While at the paper, I had covered countless amazing events, such as presidential elections, Michael Jordan's entire career with the Chicago Bulls, many religious faiths rituals and ceremonies, and tent revivals. I've traveled around the world to places such as El Salvador, Taiwan, Lithuania, Romania, Moldova and Kenya, Tanzania for human interest stories. I've even had the pleasure of seeing the power of photography first hand and it's ability to move people.
I have since moved on from the newspaper industry, my main focus is wedding photography and documentary projects for none profits. Today, I have the privilege of photographing the most important events in my client's lives and it couldn't be more happy to have this honor.
A father takes one of his proudest moments as he walks arm in arm with his daughter, now transformed into a beautiful woman, down the aisle as he silently remembers the story she has created in his life, from boisterous little girl to blushing bride. This love story is an image that can only be relayed through a distinct sense of artistry, one for which Bob and Dawn Davis has multifaceted talent. Their chemistry & passion fuels their creative endeavors. They embrace the romance, happiness, & beauty of a wedding day and capture the joy of the human spirit. Their client list reads like a "Who's Who" of entertainment's elite. They recently covered the celebrity weddings of Lala Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony in New York, Salma Hayek & Francois-Henry Pinault in Venice, Italy, Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds in Bora Bora, & the celebrity "Wedding of the Year" of Eva Longoria & Tony Parker in Paris, France. Bob and Dawn have also cover many of Oprah Winfrey's glamorous private events.
Photography... It's what I'm passionate about.
A lifelong snap-shooter, Bob Harrington decided to take his photography to the professional level six years ago and has not looked back. Teaching is a large part of Bob’s business. He has presented off-camera flash around the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and for the NECCC and Chicago PPA. Bob is a firm believer in using speed lights for most of his work and has great success using and teaching these techniques and helping others explore their creative sides.
Bob is a firm believer in using speedlights for most of his work and has had great success using and teaching these techniques to help others explore their creative sides.
Bob Mulholland has shot obstacle course races, mud runs, zombie runs, color runs, female-only mud runs both directly and also through other photography companies. He works with six photography companies and has shot these events in NJ, NY, CT, PA, and MD. Bob is the owner of Obstacle Course Race Photography, LLC and a photography instructor at Princeton Photo Workshop
Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 30 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing "real people" and travel for stock. As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in workshops held worldwide. Bobbi's excellent rapport and communication with her students inspires and motivates, while her straight-forward teaching style reaches students of many different skill levels. She conducts webinars on lighting for Pocket Wizard and Sekonic. At APA National’s 25th Anniversary, Bobbi was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education. Photo District New named her one of 13 of the Top Workshop Instructors. Bobbi’s current DVD, Posing and Directing, is two hours of essential information to help you guide your subject, but them at ease, and make strong compositions.
Brent Winebrenner is an editorial and corporate location photographer and videographer. In addition to numerous Lonely Planet publications, his work has appeared in National
Geographic Traveler, Islands, Santa Barbara Magazine, Modern Bride, Wine Spectator, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Brent served as a Semester at Sea photographer and taught location lighting in the Visual Journalism Department at the Brooks Institute of Photography. He has produced a variety of corporate branding videos for Kendall Jackson and Foley Family Wines. He is also the principle photographer on three coffee table books for Rizzoli Publications, including the recently released title "The Splendor of Cuba.
Brett Wells has worked in the field of photography for over 20 years. He has a masters degree in photography from the University of Westminster, London, UK. He taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta for 7 years and currently teaches workshops around the United States. His work has been published and displayed in this country and abroad.
Brett is a Technical Representative for Sigma USA, supporting Sigma, customers and education around the country.
With the creativity, skills, and passion inherited from his grandfather and father, Brian represents the legacy of Fred Marcus Photography in the current century. His work presents a unique combination of beautiful modern portraiture with touching photojournalism.
Brian is sponsored by Nikon and is a regular speaker at conferences and tradeshows worldwide. A recognized expert in the field, Brian has been featured in New York Magazine, Brides NY, The Knot, Studio Photography and Design, GQ, Interview Magazine, Gotham Magazine, and has appeared on Good Day New York, Eyewitness News, and NBC’s “I do.”
With experience spanning across New York society, Brian has photographed the weddings of Donald Trump and Maria Maples, Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips, and Joey McIntyre and Barrett Williams. Brian enjoys sharing his craft whenever possible, scheduling time to teach seminars around the world, and his audience at the FOTOGRAFER photo show in Sao Paulo, Brazil reaches thousands of up-and-coming photographers. Brian recently returned from Africa, where he documented the efforts of Goods for Good, an organization working to improve the quality of life of children in Malawi.
Brian recognizes the importance of his work in delivering memories that last many generations over. He enjoys the relationships and friendships formed with clients throughout the wedding process, and is honored to be an important part of each unique celebration.
Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn
Bruce's early career with the camera took him around the globe shooting photo-journalistic and editorial assignments for United Press International, People, Conde Nast Publishing, Money, and Business Week magazines.
Subsequent work in the advertising industry collected Bruce all the major industry awards.
In the motion picture industry, Dorn is known for his expertise in state-of-the-art visual effects and beautiful cinematography. An active member of the Directors Guild of America since 1984, Bruce has earned Gold from the Mobius Awards, the New York Film and Video Festivals, the Clio Awards and a Bronze Lion from the Cannes Commercial Film Festival.
As a digital mixed-media artist, Bruce has been a recipient of the Kodak Professional Innovators Award and Corel Corporation has awarded him with the rank of Painter® Master. Bruce's photographic explorations of the New West were rewarded with an Artist in Residence exhibition during the Ansel Adams Retrospective at The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. In Ballistic Publishing's book, 'Painter: World's Best Painter Art', Bruce's neo-classical ballet imagery earned the Gold for Best Portrait.
C. David Tobie
C. David Tobie is a well known author and lecturer in digital imaging, color management, and fine art printing. But you may know him best as the developer of the Spyder line of color management products for Datacolor. For more information about David's work and schedule, please refer to cdtobie.com. For recent photography and technical articles by David, see: cdtobie.wordpress.com. For information about Spyder products, see: datacolor.com
Claire's work has been recognized by Communication Arts Photography Annual, The International Photography Awards (IPA), Graphis Photo Annual, Prix de la Photographie (PX3), The Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, The Art Project: W Magazine as well as most recently being included in Forbes list of top 30 under 30 for Art & Design in 2012. She has been featured in Communication Arts Insights and Fresh Profile, Creative Quarterly Journal, Direct Art, FotoTv, Friday Magazine, The Montclair Times, The Neo Collective, Photocine News and Refinery 29.
Claire's fine art work is represented by Asymmetrick Arts, Gallery 51, Ken Fulk Inc and Verve Gallery; She has been exhibited widely and her work is included in many public and private collections.
Her commercial client list includes Alex Randall Bespoke Lighting, Alex Young, Bangz Salon & Spa, Basset & Partners, Cora Pearl Underpinnings, Jumeriah International, Lleah Rae Design, Neiman Marcus at Short Hills, Nike Global Football, Random House Publishing and Ryan Wilde Millinery. Her work has been published in Crafts Magazine, Doubleday Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Harper's Baazar Hong Kong, Jumeriah Magazine, The London Sunday Fashion Times, Mia Magazine, Millionaire Lifestyle Magazine, N.E.E.T Magazine, Prevention Magazine, and Tatler Magazine.
In addition, Claire lectures and teaches courses around the world in photography through Foundry Workshops, Gulf Photo Plus, Hallmark Institute, International Center for Photography, The New Jersey Visual Arts Center, NORDphotography, Unique Photo University and The Yard School. Claire is sponsored as one of Dynalite's VIP shooters and is a liveBooks Ambassador.
Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography. She received a liberal arts AA degree from Bard College at Simon's Rock in 2003.
Clay Blackmore is one of the most influential and sought-after photographers in the world, with a clientele that includes celebrities the likes of Larry King, Forest Whitaker, Jenna Elfman, and Maria Sharapova. His photographs are routinely featured inWashington Life Magazine.
A protégé of the legendary Monte Zucker, Clay is a legend in his own right. Clay meticulously developed his photographic, teaching, and business skills during this 25-year association with Monte, first as an assistant, then as a co-educator and business partner.
In addition to his mastery of lighting and classic portraiture, Clay is at the forefront of HD-DSLR cinema, pushing the limits of the latest innovations in filmmaking to create timeless pieces of cinematic storytelling.
His world-class studio in Rockville, Md., supports a team of passionate photographers and filmmakers working with the newest technologies in the field. Collaborating with companies such as Canon, Tiffen, and Quantum, Clay has been among the first to test and evaluate new products for photography and HD-DSLR cinematography. He is a distinguished Canon Explorer of Light and a member of the elite Cameracraftsmen of America.
Clay's passion for photography is only rivaled by his passion for education. He is an integral part of Monte Zucker Photographic Education, formed in 2007 to continue Monte's educational legacy. Clay lectures around the world, and his nationwide tours include "How to Photograph Everyone" (2012), "Photo-Fusion Revolution" with Jeff Medford and Ross Hockrow (2010) and "Capture & Creativity" with Jane Conner Ziser (2008).
In addition, Clay is passionate about helping at-risk kids. He volunteers with the Leadership Empowerment & Action Program (LEAP), teaching photography to middle-school children in Montgomery County, Maryland, who are adopted or in foster care. Clay believes that the best way to teach is by example. "Confidence comes from success, and success comes from practice," he says.
He is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books and calendars, as well as in art galleries. Corey finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. He approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. Corey has a passion for helping others improve their photography by sharing his knowledge through group and private instruction. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. Corey has written six books, including two books on digital workflow and the first book dedicated to Lensbaby.
David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Shutterbug, newspapers, and online publications. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout and Barnes & Noble. Dave currently is at work on a handful of books. His most recent books include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools (Kent State University Press) and Curious Critters(Wild Iris, October 2011).
One of five Sigma Pro photographers in North America, David presents seminars and workshops to a wide variety of audiences, from public school groups and college classes to nature centers and civic organizations. His works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, National Center for Nature Photography, and the Telluride Photo Festival, among other venues.
David, a former high school English teacher, has been teaching for 20 years. He is a professor at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—something that influences his photography and writing.
Dave was inspired to photograph and write about nature by his parents, Mick and Judy FitzSimmons, active environmentalists and life-long teachers, and he is assisted in his natural history endeavors by his wife, Olivia, a naturalist, and his two daughters, Sarah and Phoebe.
David has been photographing for about 40 years and working as a nature photographer since 1993. He specializes in the grand and micro landscape.
Having learned his craft from some of the legends of the nature field, his work is the combination of “old school” technical and draws the compositional aspect from his days training as an illustrator.
David has been an instructor for 20 years as well, sharing his love and knowledge of photography and nature with students and camera clubs. David’s work has been featured in galleries, calendars, magazines and textbooks. David was selected to be a Tamron Image Master for 2014.
His client list includes but is not limited to: Blue Ridge Country magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Birder’s World, PNC Bank, Scholastic Books, The Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia, Vanguard Photo, and Tamron.
His work has been used in advertorial pieces as well in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine as well as other popular photography magazines. David lectures and leads photography workshops and tours across the US.
Some of my nature photographs are featured on Wildlife Preserves. Additionally, I've provided images for Riverlands Migratory Bird Refuge (hermit thrush photo for exhibition), The Center for Native Grasslands Management), New Jersey Skylands Visitors Guide, Tamron e-newsletters, and I have a photo in the book "Tidal Marshes of Long Island, New York, Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Society Volume 26.
David Guy Maynard
His work has been published in numerous magazines and publications around the world, as well as being featured in prominent galleries and exhibitions. When not busy clicking the shutter button, David travels internationally delivering seminars and workshops on subjects ranging from Studio and Location Lighting, to Color Management and Workflow. David's technical experience and practical approach to location lighting and workflow offers a fresh perspective in a lively seminar atmosphere to photographers of all skill levels.
David Hume Kennerly
David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for a portfolio of his photos taken in 1971 for UPI that included the Vietnam War. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. He has been presented with other honors, among them the World Press Photo award, and the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad,” for his coverage of Reagan and Gorbachev’s historic first summit meeting in Geneva. He was named by American Photo Magazine as, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” He is a Canon “Explorer of Light,” and shoots with the Canon 5D Mark III cameras for his professional assignments.
Kennerly has been a contributing photographer for Time & Life Magazines, John F. Kennedy, Jr’s George magazine, and was a contributing editor for Newsweekmagazine for ten years. He has more than 50 major magazine covers to his credit, and has covered stories in dozens of countries.
He has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, and Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and he produced Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book.
Kennerly’s main corporate client is Bank of America where he documents some of their non-profit work, including the mentoring group Vital Voices’ trips to Haiti, India, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brazil, and Northern Ireland.
Gaining a love for photography during high school David Piazza received formal photographic training at Newcastle Polytechnic in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Now with over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry, shooting weddings, portraits, event photography and managing color labs, and presently Westcott Technical advisor, David has also had the unique opportunity of working with the most renowned photographers in our industry today. Dave will walk you step by step through the basics of image capture and lighting into some of the most desired lighting techniques.
David H. Wells is an editorial photographer with Aurora Photos. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. David started his career in the newspaper world with stints at the Hearst Community Newspapers, the Los Angeles Times, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram and the Syracuse (NY) Newspapers. David has worked on assignment producing in-depth photo-essays for the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, the New York Times Magazine as well as multi-media work for Saudi Aramco World. He has also been on assignments for publications like Business Week, Fortune, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and Time. David was a photographer under contract for the books: A Day in the Life of Spain, The Power to Heal, The Jews in America and America 24/7 David has won many awards for his work, from the Sunday Magazine Editors Association, Pictures of the Year and SocialDocumentary.net. American Photographer magazine honored him with a New Faces Award. He has received many grants enabling him to produce his powerful photo-essays, from organizations such as the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island State Arts Councils as well as the MacArthur Foundation. He also earned a Nikon/ National Press Photographers' Association Sabbatical Grant, and two Fulbright Fellowships. His work has been exhibited at Brown and Harvard Universities, Houston FotoFest, the International Center of Photography, U.C. Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania and the Visa pour l'Image Photo Festival in Perpignan, France. Portfolios of his work have been published in American Photographer, Camera Arts, Camera and Darkroom, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Nikon World and Photo District News.
One Stop Pinup was born from the founder Deanna Marie's love for the retro pinup era, her passion for this period can be glimpsed with each click of her camera as she captures a classical moment in modern society. "I love recreating vintage inspired images, be it in front of, or behind the camera lens."
Debra L. Rothenberg
She has been a concert photographer for New York Daily News since 1999. Her extensive clientele includes ABC-TV, People, Rolling Stone Magazine, NYC Dept. of Health, Entertainment Weekly, Columbia/CBS Records, EMI Music Publishing, Prudential, New York University, Williams College, Feature Photo Service, Oscar-Einzig Photography, CUNY, Aero-Industrial Communications, and The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey among many others.
Among her many accomplishments is a National First Place award in the sports category from the National Press Photographers Association. One of her images appeared on several Bruce Springsteen official tour t-shirts for his 1999-2000 World Tour.
Debra has held a variety of staff positions at daily newspapers in several states, as well as Chief Photographer and Photo Editor. Her photography has been distributed and exhibited worldwide in galleries, newspapers, magazines, books, CD covers, and many web sites.
Whether photographing a news event, sports, wedding, Bar Mitzvah, celebrity portrait or concert, her photographic style incorporates the energy, emotion and passion she not only feels for her photography, but for life in general. She is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and is listed in Who’s Who Among American Women. She has traveled all over the country and the world for her photography.
Debra L. Rothenberg's first book, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IN FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHS 1980-2012 hits books stores on October 1, 2013. The Wall Street Journal said it was one of "the best photo books for fall" and The NY Daily News called it "amazing."
In November 2013, Debra was named as the first woman to be an Olympus Visionary. As an Olympus Visionary, she has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines.
Denis Reggie is widely regarded as the top wedding photographer in the world. He single handedly transformed the look of staid bridal imagery into the truly natural, editorial style he termed wedding photojournalism. The industry has never been the same, his influence is legend. A series of his wedding photographs requested by the Smithsonian Institute are part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History.
The American Photo magazine cover story “The Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World, "listed Denis Reggie first among them. For a series entitled “The world's greatest wedding photographers," a BBC film crew traveled from the U.K. to Reggie's home base in Atlanta to produce a 22 minute documentary devoted to him and his celebrated photography approach.
His distinctive, spontaneous images have been featured on the cover of LIFE magazine, and named in “Photographs of the Year" by People, LIFE, Time, and Newsweek among other publications.
Don Polzo, BS, MS, is the Digital Media Coordinator at Summit’s Visual Art Center of New Jersey, where he has served as a faculty member since 2003. He teaches digital workshops around New Jersey and many of the digital media courses at the Visual Art Center in Summit, including advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques. In 2009, Mr. Polzo became an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. Other achievements include a “Certificate in Photographic Science” from the Rochester Institute of Technology and recognition by Nikon Small World. His prints have been widely exhibited at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ; Hunterdon Museum of Art; Ringwood Art Association; Phillips Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania; SOHO Photo Gallery, New York City, and at MOMA in “Life of the City.” Professional memberships include the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the Society of Photographic Educators (SPE) and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). In addition his photographs have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Newark Star-Ledger, the Westfield Herald and The Works Magazine of Rhode Island.
Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto, Canada and spent much of his early professional life working in New York, before relocating in Los Angeles in the mid ‘70s. Kirkland’s career started quickly when he joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and later Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s photojournalism. Among his assignments were essays on Greece, Lebanon and Japan as well as fashion and celebrity work, photographing Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich among others.
Through the years, Douglas Kirkland has worked on the sets of over one hundred motion pictures. Among them, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, 2001 A Space Odyssey, “Out of Africa”, “Titanic” and “Moulin Rouge” which was filmed in Australia with Nicole Kidman. A book of Kirkland’s celebrity work, “Light Years” was published by Thames and Hudson in 1989 followed by “ICONS, Creativity with Camera and Computer”, by Collins San Francisco in 1993. Some of the subjects interpreted in “ICONS” were Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Kim Basinger, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro and Dr. Stephen Hawking. In 1997 Kirkland had four books published “Legends” (a retrospective of his forty year career), “Body Stories”(interpretations of the body from birth to old age), “Woza Africa” and “James Cameron’s Titanic” which was on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Kirkland’s photography has been honored and collected by almost all major museums in the US and Europe and he has been the recipient of awards from the Art Director’s Club of New York, the International Museum of Photography, Fotofusion, the PhotoImaging, the America Film Institute, Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Lucie Foundation awards (2003 Lucie Award Recipient, Achievement in Entertainment). He has had numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in Europe, Australia and the US.
Kirkland’s assignments have taken him to all continents in the world (with the exception of Antarctica) where he worked on subjects as varied as: Astronomy in Chile, to The Trans Siberian Railroad, and fashion in Bali.
When not traveling the globe on assignment, his home and studio is in the Hollywood Hills where he lives with his wife and business partner Françoise.
Dr. William Gutsch
Now retiring as Distinguish Professor of the College of Arts & Sciences at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, Dr. Gutsch served for many years as Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium in New York as well as Science Editor for WABC and Special Science Correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and World News This Morning where he covered many space missions to the planets. The author of several books and hundreds of syndicated newspaper columns, he has also written, produced and directed scores of science programs for large screen theaters that have been seen by millions around the world. In addition, Dr. Gutsch has done professional photo shoots from the jungles of Mexico to the temples of Bali and has led lecture and photo tours to exotic locations throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Antarctica.
Ed Heaton is a published and award-winning photographer residing in Chester County, Pennsylvania who specializes in landscape, nature, and travel photography.
Ed’s passion for the outdoors is definitely reflected in his photography. His ability to capture light and make extraordinary images from ordinary subjects is truly a gift. Ed’s combination of traditional and innovated techniques have been instrumental in his success. For over seven years, Ed has conducted his workshops, seminars, and classes on an ongoing basis.
"Learning to capture light will make extraordinary images from ordinary subjects."
Erik Valind is a Sponsored Top Pro Photographer who specializes in the creation of compelling commercial work and energetic lifestyle imagery. People are the center of his photography and also serve as his inspiration. Having grown up on the brilliant beaches of the sunshine state, Erik developed an early appreciation for the transformative energy that light possesses. Now Erik uses light to add energy to every image, much as the Florida sunlight has energized him. Erik is known for traveling light and producing impressive results, with minimal gear. You can catch him traveling the US and Canada teaching lighting techniques for FJ Westcott as one of their top pros and demoing some of his favorite lighting modifiers. When not on the road he runs the Detroit Strobist group and offers workshops to local photography Meetup groups throughout Michigan and Florida.
Scott Kelby recently tapped Erik to author the monthly “Small Flash” column of his new photography magazine - “Light It: The How-To Magazine for Studio Lighting and Off-Camera Flash” For more information on that and to download a free issue of Light It magazine to your iPad go here http://kelbytraining.com/lightit/
Frank T. Smith
Photography is my passion – both in taking the pictures as well as the post processing techniques that I use. I am an experienced traveler having had the opportunity to photograph in places around the world. As a native of the northeast, I also enjoy the local scenery of the Pocono Mountains or urban decay and iconic subjects as well as historical sites such as the former Bethlehem Steel factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. My portfolio is diverse.
I use the Olympus Four Thirds system. My workhorse is the OM-D EM-1 and I use the OM-D EM-5 for road travel and family events. I use a variety of different lenses based on the camera and type of shooting I am doing. My attraction with Olympus is two-fold; first the camera and lens quality and second, the weight and size. My post processing is done with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC, and various plug-ins.
I am an Olympus Trailblazer, a member of the Olympus Visionary Program. Olympus Visionaries are established, award-winning professional photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor. The elite members of the program include several Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers, as well as artists whose careers have included assignments around the globe. Frank Smith Olympus Trailblazer
Since 2009, Hybrid Photography pioneer Giulio Sciorio has been blending still + motion & sound with his photography. Giulio is a Lumix Luminary, commercial photographer and founder of SmallCameraBigPicture - the resource for everything Hybrid. A portfolio of Giulio’s hybrid work can be found at giuliosciorio.com.
Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Hanson has earned the Photographic Degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He has been awarded 3 Photographic Fellowships. In 2008, he received the distinguished Gerhardt Bakker award for outstanding service through education in the field of photography. He is a member of the prestigious Society of XXV. Hanson is also a proud member of Canon’s Explorers of Light.
Hanson has lectured at every major school of photography across America and has been invited to speak at various national and international conventions. His work and talent are recognized throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been displayed in the Hall of Fame, Epcot Center, and the ASP Traveling Loan. Hanson’s images have been seen in numerous publications including “American Photo,” “Bridal Guide,” “Popular Photography,” “Rangefnder,” “Studio Photography,” and “Professional Photographer.”
Harry Hillard holds an M.F.A. in filmmaking from NYU and has Hollywood feature-film experience as a past member of the Director’s Guild of America. Hillard’s films on The Holocaust have screened internationally and his productions centering on teen alcohol and drug abuse are screened in high schools and drug courts throughout the state. Hillard has taught film and video classes on the collegiate level for the past 17 years.
These images told me a story that was bold and powerful. They told the truth, harsh, ugly, or beautiful - they were powerful indictments of the world in which we live. They showed me how cruel, unjust, happy or truly amazing our world can be. I was intensely affected by these images and that feeling motivated me to become a photographer. When I look through my viewfinder, I experience the sense of danger and adventure of feeling other people’s authentic emotions. I feel that I am in the middle of the situation at that moment and through my photography I can freeze that moment in time for the world to see.
He began his career as a newspaper photographer, earning numerous press club awards. As an expert in lighting, Ira is sought after for assignments ranging from shooting ancient artifacts in Greece to photographing dinosaur fossils in the Gobi desert and documenting Moche mummies in Peru. His momentous coffee table book, Saving America’s Treasures was a collaborative effort among the Clinton White House, National Geographic Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Ira’s unique vision and outstanding lighting skills have made him the “go to photographer” for complex assignments.
He taught the first creative, digital photography class at the School for Visual Arts in New York City and is frequently called upon to review and critique the latest digital cameras and lenses. Ira has also taught workshops in Bangkok and Maine, Abu Dhabi and San Diego, Boston, Seattle and New York City.
In addition to his editorial work Ira shoots commercial and corporate images, portraits, promotional materials and advertising for leading institutions
Irina is a digital photographer specializing in marketing, advertising, portraits and headshots. She has worked on various editorials and print materials for small to mid-sized companies, as well as produced quality photography for their marketing messages and websites.
A Pulitzer-Prize winner and National Geographic Photographer, Jay’s work has appeared in 15 of the high profile A Day in the Life of… series. His work also has won several awards in the World Press International Competition, including the ‘Golden Eye’ award, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism. More than twenty five assignments for the National Geographic Society, his work from the magazine has been featured in Communication Arts magazine, Graphis and other high-profile showpieces. Jay has worked in the photojournalism field for over 40 years, covering events as diverse as the war in El Salvador to the Olympics, national political conventions to 6 Super Bowls. He’s spent three months living in a stone-age village in Papua New Guinea, spent a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear attack sub (both these for National Geographic), and sank on a boat on the Amazon. Jay teaches many workshops, including Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops and his own series, “FirstLight Workshop.” An Olympus Visionary, HP Pro Photographer and a Lexar Elite Photographer, Jay is utilizing the latest technology from those companies.
Over the last 6 years, Jeff has developed a unique approach when shooting Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, weddings or other events.Already having a full time position at Lexar, means that Jeff must be ultra efficient in his photo business, in order to keep a balance of life and stay ahead of the competition. He will share many of his trade secrets to help you learn better photography and better marketing skills to build your photography.
He graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor¹s of Science in Photography. He has been working as a digital production artist and print master for Fred Marcus Photography, New York City¹s premiere wedding and event photography studio, since he graduated in 2006. He has lived and photographed in New York City for the past 7 years and currently resides in Brooklyn. He continues to explore his surroundings as well as the technological advancements in digital photography.
After a stint working in Corporate America, I decided to trade in my suit and pursue photography as a viable career choice. Since then, photography has allowed me to travel the country and travel the world. I've spent the better part of my first year as a photographer relentlessly seeking new experiences and honing my skill set. It's through those experiences that I've come to love teaching others how to effectively pursue their own dreams and aspirations as photographers. "Stay Focused, Stay Passionate, and Challenge Yourself."
Her artistic background lends an almost sixth sense when it comes to the aesthetics of boudoir photography, which is just half the reason for her extraordinary success and attention from organizations such as AOL, Good Morning America and Entrepreneur Magazine. In just 4.5 years, Jenerations Photography has found a burgeoning audience in the market for boudoir photography, due largely in part to Rozenbaum’s magnetic personality and her unique ability to make women feel sexy, confident and strong. Her clients are her biggest supporters, having gone through what they describe as ‘a life changing experience’ after seeing the results of their boudoir session. “They feel stronger, they feel sexy and most importantly, they had fun!” says Rozenbaum. Empowering women with a renewed sense of femininity and fearlessness is the inspiration and motivation behind Jenerations.
In the last several years, her expertise with these photo processes has led to a variety of commercial and portrait assignments, bringing her to Italy, Norway and a number of U.S. destinations. Jill is an award winning author of two books on these techniques and her newest book: “Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques” was released in June 2013 to great fan fare. Her personal work is in collections and has appeared in many magazines throughout the world. Jill’s commercial clients include Fortune Magazine, Kodak, Hasselblad, Nikon, Penguin Putnam, Inc., St. Martin’s Press, LIFE, and many others. Her personal work has appeared in Camera Art’s, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Nikon World, Camera & Darkroom Techniques, ZOOM and others.??Jill’s work was one of 42 images selected from thousands on file with the city through the HERE IS NEW YORK Archive to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11. Jill has been a “Legend Behind the Lens” for Nikon, a representative for Lowepro and SanDisk and is on the board of Freestyle Photographics. When Ellis Island opens again after damages from Hurricane Sandy are repaired, a new wing called New Americans will also be opening. Jill will have her wet collodion portraits of immigrants there for 3 months to help promote this exciting new phase of the Museum.
Jim DeLillo, having over 15,000 downloads, is Gold Level photographer of iStock.com, the fastest growing micro-stock company, owned by Getty images. His 30+ years of experience includes international publications including Woman's World Magazine and many other daily, weekly, and monthly publications. His photojournalist, reality based, eclectic style provides a refreshing break from the stiffly-posed studio shots.
He is the birding columnist for The Record and nature columnist for The South Bergenite. He is the author of three other well-received coffee-table books -- "Jungle of the Maya" (about a Central American Rain Forest), "Hawk Mountain" (about the world-famous raptor sanctuary in Pennsylvania) and "In the Presence of Nature" (about the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, N.J.).
Marco Van Brabant: Marco Van Brabant is an avid nature photographer with recent one-man exhibitions featuring the NJ Meadowlands in Englewood and Lyndhurst. Other recent collaborations include a theatrical production of Verb Ballets' "Billy the Kid" as well as commissions for an annual film festival and honorary dinner for Ray Kelly in New York City. He recently returned from a photographic journey to his native Holland and the French Alps. A presentation of his work, as well as his biography, are available on his website: http://www.marcovanbrabant.com
Ron Shields: Ron Shields, the Principal of Harrison High School, sharpened his photographic skills by shooting the gamut of his school's activities for the past decade. Most recently, he has turned his attention to the wonders of the Meadowlands. His most exciting work has centered on capturing the flora, fauna and the seasonal changes of the Kearny Marsh -- as photographed from his kayak. Many of his photos have appeared on The Meadowlands Nature Blog (search “Ron Shields”).
Though he expressed an interest in having a ‘real’ camera at the age of five, João’s artistic explorations began with painting and fine arts which led him to study at ar.co Institute of Art and Visual Communication in Lisbon. João’s photographic career began as an assistant to João Palmeiro, an advertising photographer in Portugal. For several years prior to moving to New York, he worked with some well-established photographers including Horst Diekgerdes, Thomas Strogalski, Alexander Koch, Peter Schreiber and various production companies on a freelance basis. João ran and co-owned a production house, Milkman Studio, in Lisbon for seven years from 2002, which catered for large and small clients from the advertising, fashion and music sectors.
His work also extends into video, both as director and director of photography and he has worked on numerous music videos and television commercials in both Europe, the USA and Africa. One of the highlights so far in his photographic career came in 2010 when he won the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award. João’s client list includes advertising agencies, magazines, fashion apparel, and beauty companies such as Nike, Avon, Pfizer, Staples, HP, Vodaphone, Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, Banif Bank, Barclays Bank, Ogilvy Barcelona, Series, Mccan Erickson, Universal Music, Emi Records, Wella Hair, Schwarzkopf Hair and Thevi Cosmetics. Most recently, João’s work has appeared in numerous publications and magazines namely EllE, Forbes, Kurv, Chaos Magazine, Eclectic Magazine, Dilema, Wallpaper, Nstyle Magazine, Umbigo Magazine, Numero Magazine, Blink Magzine, W25 Magazine, Iconography Magazine, Connecticut Home x%x Gardens, Modern Homes and Architect. João’s work has been featured in several magazines and TV Programs worldwide such as BCC UK, Portugueses sem Fronteiras, Direct Arts Magazine, FotoVideo, Victor by Hasselblad Magazine, Photoshop Australia magazine, O mundo da Fotografia Digital, DP Arte Fotografica, PH Magazine, Composition Magazine Israel,British Journal of Photography and Professional Photographer Magazine, Plum TV Miami, Caracol TV Columbia, RTP international and RTP 2. In João’s continuing role as a guest speaker, he has been invited to speak at many prestigious events over the last two years including the Hasselblad stage at photokina in Germany, Hasselblad Studio opening in London, Hasselblad FOCUS events in Columbia and Brazil, BES Art and Finance, Petcha Kutcha Lisbon and IADE Creative University to name a few.
Client List:+ Nike, FactoHair, Wella Hair, Schwarzkopf Hair, Sandisk, HP Printing, Thevi Cosmetics, Throttleman, Flip Apparel, Le Plume, Elite Models, DXL Models, L’Agence Models, Pfizer, Avon, Vodaphone, Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, Global Models, The Artist Group, Cabo TV: Mozambique and Angola, Universal Music, Emi Records, MoviePlay, MTV Banif Bank, Barclays Bank, Jessica Rose, Flip Apparel NYC, Staples, Nstyle, Wallpaper, Kurv, Dilema, Eclectic Magazine, Disfunkshion, Apollo, Umbigo, Numero, Six degrees magazine, DP Arte Fotografica, W25, Emerge magazine, Blink, Dif, Connecticut Home & Gardens, Modern Homes, Architect, Iconography Magazine, Ogilvy Barcelona, Series, Mccan Erickson, Brandia Central, Webdote, Corbin PR.
As a photographer, my goal is to create an image that is much more than just a snapshot of a Scene. I want to capture the feeling of what I see and invite the viewer to enter each image and take time to explore. I have been very fortunate to travel to many beautiful locations and experience both the small details and the majesty of great vistas.
For those of you lucky enough to have visited some of these places, I hope these images remind you of your own impressions, feelings and experience. For those who have not had the chance, I invite you to immerse yourself in each scene as I hope to convey the beauty of the place, the feelings and energies I felt and the peace and happiness each location brought to me.
John M. Antoniades
John M. Antoniades is a Cinematographer and Certified Flight Instructor. John runs a successful cinematography company, JMA Visuals, and is an accomplished pilot, flying a 767 for a major airline. John possesses the knowledge and skills to help you pass the exam, and run a successful aerial photography or cinematography company.
His studio plays hosts to a variety of hip hop artists and models. He services the images to a variety of media outlets through Getty Images stock photo. His regular clients include BET, Universal Records and Today's Black Woman magazine.
Since beginning in photography John has won numerous national awards including a 2010 and 2011 Addy Award. His work has been featured in books, galleries, and private collections worldwide. In 2011 John joined the MacGroup team as a Product Evangelist for Profoto. John is still an active photographer shooting destination weddings all over the world and maintains a commercial client base from his studio in Maumee, OH. His work has been featured in several books including “Digital Wedding Photography Secrets” and “Studio and Location Lighting Secrets for Digital Photographers”.
Joshua is a Camera Product Educator, with years of photography and teaching experience under his belt. Being a resident of New Jersey, Joshua can be seen at the Meadowlands Racetrack shooting the races on his days off. His primary niche in photography is sports, but his lens is no stranger to landscapes and portraits either.
Whether it is a dusk lit rock face in Yosemite National Park, barely revealed through a mist of clouds, or an intimate portrait of a colorful New Orlands local, Ken Hubbard's photographs beckon the viewer to look more closely.
Beneath the contemplative solitude of these images lie a disciplined sense of composition and technique. It is a vision that Ken has developed through years of experience as a professional photographer. Joining Tamron USA, Inc. in 2001, Ken turned his lens toward the American landscape, traveling extensively throughout the United States. Though he had never confined his photography to one genre, it was during this time that he realized the photographers that continually challenged the boundaries of the genre; a snow-covered buffalo staring ominously out of the frame, surreal rock forms in Joshua National Park that appear as if out of a sci-fi film, innumerable variations in light spilling through the depths of Antelope Canyon... Ken had found his calling.
Ken Hubbard continues to work for Tamron as the Advertising and Trade Show Supervisor.
Kevin Zupp, BA, is a freelance commercial photographer, Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and adjunct photography instructor at New York University's Design & Digital Arts Department.
After a short, quite successful exploration of lyrical, unassuming street scenes in the manner of Cartier-Bresson, Klaus Schnitzer begins his lifelong love affair with sequential imagery in the early ‘70s, most famous the Ellis Island series. Narratives of decaying structures and objects tell the stories of immigrants who once passed through this ‘Gateway to America’. He finds a strange monumentality and quiet beauty in abandoned rooms, broken furniture, forgotten trinkets and presents them like artifacts. Sequential setups with image-text combination span a wide variety of subjects, from military structures at Sandy Hook, tenement buildings in New York City and historical prisons, and staged holiday dinners.
Most of Klaus Schnitzer’s earlier work is done in black & white, especially memorable when he uses his beloved platinum technique. Color, which only occasionally appears in the first 20 years, gives his more recent work, photographs of ordnance, a new powerful dimension. Images increase in size and stand now alone.
A genuine interest in cars fostered Klaus Schnitzer’s ‘other’ career as an internationally renowned automotive photographer and journalist. Assignments take him all over the world and have resulted in books, feature articles, and more than 110 cover photographs for national and international publications. His name appears on the mastheads of Bimmer and Roundel magazines. In addition, he has photographed/written for Auto (Israel), Automobile, BMW Magazine, Excellence, Forza, Sports Car International, and Vintage Motorsport.
Klaus Schnitzer’s exhibition career consists of over 160 regional, national and international shows. As a visiting artist he has lectured and taught at, among others, Haifa University (Israel), Tyler School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. Consulting work includes MIT’s Car Consortium/Media Lab, Polaroid Corporation and the National Park Service.
He has received 16 grants from MSU, four from the Polaroid Foundation, four from the NJ Council on the Arts, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Klaus Schnitzer’s work can be found in numerous private collections as well as in the Museum of Modern Art, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Polaroid International Collection, and BMW NA. Commercial clients include AMOCO, Bell Communications, Bentley Publishers, BMW, Design News, Ilford Inc., KPMG Peat Marwick, Maersk Data AS, Montclair Art Museum, Newark Museum, and Skip Barber Racing School.
Klaus Schnitzer is currently represented by transtock.com, aximedia.com, and the Forrest Scott Gallery.
Printing, show preparation, and print sales by Digital Editions Atelier (digitaleditionsatelier.com)
Kristen is a former FORD supermodel. As a lifestyle-photographer she brings an enlightened and gracious style to her advertising, magazine and portrait assignments. These photo shoots include; celebrities, CEO’s and business owners.
“I’m in the business of making people feel and look their best”, say’s Kristen. This unique perspective comes as a result of her years in front of the camera. As a former FORD supermodel and actress she made an easy transition to the other side of the lens. In addition, Kristen shoots amazing still life’s including food, interiors and luxury products.
Larry Leone been a professional photographer since 2003(and shooting since the film days). Larry currently works in NYC shooting corporate photography as well as weddings and portraits.
Laurie Klein is an award-winning fine art, wedding and portrait photographer. She is the author of Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared and Hand Coloring Black and White Photography. Her images have appeared in numerous national magazines.
Laurie has a MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA from RIT. A gifted photographic educator for over 30 years, Laurie teaches classes and workshops throughout the United States as well as internationally.
Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for photographing almost exclusively in the arresting infrared spectrum. Her work embodies a soft, passionate style that most often depicts the feminine experience, relationships and landscapes. She began photographing with infrared film as a bio-medical photographer, using the medium for diagnostic and research purposes. After studying with Ansel Adams in the mid-1970s, she realized there were other applications for IR and began her journey into fine art photography.
For the past 10 years she has owned and operated a portrait, fashion and wedding studio distinguished by its ‘fashion flair’ approach to imagery. As a New York fashion photographer, her editorials have appeared in dozens of publications internationally including Bullett Magazine, Zink Magazine, Fault and more. She regularly contributes to a variety of major photo publications including Professional Photographer, Rangefinder Magazine, and Popular Photography In May 2010 she published her first book, “A Linked Photographers' Guide to Online Marketing and Social Media”. In February 2011, she published her second book, "Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography." Adler, a Sigma Pro, is sponsored by a variety of major photography companies and spends a lot of her time traveling to teach workshops and at major conference. You can find her as a platform speaker at events like WPPI, Photo Plus, Imaging USA and many more. She teaches thousands of photographers annually on topics ranging from retouching, to fashion techniques, to studio lighting. Though only in her mid-twenties, her career and photography have received much acclaim and she has already become a respected name in the industry. Her images have appeared in major publications, advertising campaigns, billboards and more.
Mary Louise Freeman was born into a loving family in Atlanta, GA. She grew up excelling in many of the creative arts and showed most impressive promise in photography and painting. By the age of 8, her talent was recognized and encouraged and this served as the catalyst for her pursuit of a career in the visual arts. As her creativity evolved, she left the Southeast and moved to New York to pursue her photography career. Lou’s passion for the visual arts has led her all over the globe. She’s traveled from Los Angeles to Chicago, London to Milan and Barcelona, honing her skills.
Lou has a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Georgia and has studied at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her career in Photography spans 20+ years, insuring this visionary’s collection of work is as diverse as it is strong. Her goal is to consistently produce powerful images that engage the audience. Lou’s expertise, professionalism, and life long commitment to the arts has kept her name and talent top of mind in the Advertising, Fashion, and Fine Home Interiors/Exteriors industries. Lou has been awarded two ADDYs and one OBIE for her advertising photography. She loves nurturing others’ interest in photography and has taught at the Creative Circus and Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Lou has also been featured as a guest lecturer for the APA.
Hello everyone my name is Manny. I've been capturing timeless visions since the age of 17. I graduated Seton Hall University with an Audio and visual communications degree. During my four year tenure I was awarded the first ever student gallery in the schools 100 year history and became president of the Seton Hall Film Association which I inaugurated in the spring of 1996. I've managed some of the world's top photo studios and have had the privilege of working with and witnessing the artistry of the world’s best photographers including: Annie Leibovitz, David Lachapelle, and Jerry Avenaim to name just a few. My talents have stretched beyond my abilities behind the camera and onto the stage as a successful vocalist which has afforded me the capabilities of bridging the gap between photographer and the visions of my musical clients. My images have graced the pages of numerous newspapers and magazines alike. I am always looking for new business opportunities as well as interesting subjects to photograph. I am an Aperture software certified trainer and currently represented by Nikon cameras. I love photography and wholeheartedly believe that my portfolio is a true testament to my photographic range and passion for the art itself. My affinity and appreciation for the female form allows me to seamlessly wed my aesthetics of composition and style with the innate and spontaneous beauty of my beautiful subjects.
Martin started with photography in 1985 after inheriting his first film SLR camera (Canon FTb) which he still owns. In 2002, he upgraded to digital photography and specialized in specific areas of Fine Art Photography including micro/macro, infrared, and B&W photography. Martin is also a passionate architecture, nature and landscape photographer. Additionally he is enjoying teaching in selected topics of photography. Martin’s work was last exhibited in 2010 at the YMCA Arts Center in Berwyn/PA; he also published some of his photos in journals and books, for example in “A Global History of Architecture”, John Wiley & Sons, 2011. As person with a science background, he tries to combine technical and creative aspects in his photography. Light is the essential part when he takes photos, and the trick is to capture it in an appealing and expressive way. He wants to reveal an atmosphere and his feeling at the time when the photo was taken. His work as an artist is fulfilled when you are amazed by his photos!
Resource Magazine, speaker and international workshop leader. Based in Northern California and shooting digitally since 1999, he made his first exposure when he was 12 His 35 year love affair with the magic and science of photography is more passionate today than ever. Stylish, dramatic, edgy and modern images set Michael’s photography apart. His award winning blend of photojournalism, fashion and editorial styles have made him an in-demand portrait and destination-wedding photographer. Equally passionate about educating, Michael loves to share his lighting and posing secrets, post processing techniques, time saving workflow strategies and shooting philosophy with other photographers during his inspiring workshops and speaking engagements.
Michael is the Head Instructor of Unique University. He currently owns and operates Michael Downey Photography, Inc. out of Somerville, New Jersey. He has photographed hundreds of moderate to high-end weddings throughout the northeast. He also teaches regularly during photowalks and workshops. His images can be seen at New Century Artist Art Gallery in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
- Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering (Hoboken)
- Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance and Composition
- 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory with Michael Downey
- Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering
- Photography from the Top of the Rockefeller Center
- Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics
- Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Hoboken)
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo Excursion with Michael Downey
- Understanding Your Camera III: White Balance (Hoboken)
Michael Grecco is a director and one of the top photographers in the world who has created iconic portraits of the most recognized entertainment stars, recently Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz and Teri Hatcher. His movie “Naked Ambition” has been a hit movie winning critical acclaim. His award-winning still images are seen in trendsetting magazines such as Esquire, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Maxim.
He has also photographed authors and scientists, skateboarders and musicians, and the locals he meets in his travels around the country. He is author of the best-selling photographer's guide Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography.
Michael's lectures on photography are wildly popular and he has been profiled in virtually all key photographic trade journals. He lives and works in Santa Monica, California.
"My passion for photography started 13 years ago when I took a position as a sales rep in a photography shop. I had the opportunity to experiment with the best cameras from manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Minolta, and many others. I always felt that the best sales people knew more about the product than what was written on the box, so I decided to buy my first SLR camera and see what it was all about.
For years I spent most of my time photographing car shows, landscapes, and friends and family at the various gatherings I would attend. I flirted with the idea of becoming a professional photographer but the demands of life at the time drew me into other directions. I still had my passion for photography and dreamed of the day where I could create lasting images, true works of art.
This year I’m happy to say the time has come. I set out to buy the best photography equipment that would provide me the opportunity to capture images of the highest quality. Through years of working with people from all over the world I’ve learned how to work with people and really find out what makes them tick. I use all of this today to bring out the best in my subjects so that we can create memories that withstand the test of time.
I am continually growing in my art and constantly challenging myself to capture life in beautiful ways."
I would like to introduce myself: I am Mike Moats, an award winning, professional Macro Photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. I started shooting as a hobby in 2001 and it quickly grew into a full-time business. To date, I write for Tamron’s blog, and I’ve had articles and images published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Natures Best Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Photolife, Whisper In The Woods, Michigan Game Finder, NANPA’s Expressions Books, Pure Michigan Book, and Fujifilms Newsletter (Cable Release). I’m proud to have won numerous local and international awards, and I was asked to join the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006, and a member of Tamron’s “Image Masters”. In 2006, I started offering Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshops. My first book was released in October 2008 and is called Tiny Landscapes. I also have two e-Books sold through my storefront.
Ever since I became interested in photography when I was in high school, I've roamed the streets in search of photographs, taking my inspiration from what I found. My street work has always been done as personal projects, and it has been the most challenging, frustrating and yet ultimately the most satisfying work that I have done. I have learned much about myself and my fellow humans during my brief interactions on the street. In my professional life I shoot digitally, making both stills and video, and creating multimedia projects at Montclair State University where I've worked on staff since 2000. With my personal work, I shoot only medium format color negative film using a fully manual square format camera. From the resulting negatives I make scans to produce prints, books and web projects.
Mike Zawadzki is a Senior Instructor at Unique Photo. He tests new products, curates product lines as a buyer, and teaches classes in the Unique University. Michael enjoys a variety of different genres in photography including Travel (Most recently to Norway to chase the Northern Lights), Night Photography, Landscapes, Portraits, Weddings, and Street Photography. While understanding the latest equipment in digital photography is important, Mike's roots are in analog film photography. For some personal Fine-Art projects, Mike sitll prefers large-format film because of the distinct, classic look it produces. To Mike this reinforces his foundations in photography instead of letting computers "do all the work" Beyond his technical knowledge, Mike Zawadzki is a patient listener who is sincerely interested in helping students learn photography and more importantly, explore their creative vision.
His work can be seen here on his website.
Since 1981 he and his wife Sharon have dedicated their lives to this pursuit. Educating the public about our wild heritage is their hallmark. In recent years Moose has added aviation photography to his pursuits with the same goal of preserving our flying history, pictorial and oral for future generations. Along the way Moose has been honored for his photographic passion: a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, just to name a few. He shares his knowledge through his writing, being published in over 131 magazines worldwide, author of 24 books including his latest, Captured and lecturing across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers. One of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1 in 1999, Moose embraced this new technology, becoming the only wildlife photographer in the world to shoot strictly digital in the early years. While a beta site for all the major hardware and software manufacturers, Moose continues being a creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer, which is the driving force behind his photography and goals.
Moshe Zusman, owner of Moshe Zusman Photography, has more than seven years’ experience as a professional photographer. During that time he has done hundreds of wedding, event, corporate, portrait and fashion shoots in the Washington, D.C., area and worldwide.
With a unique, bold, confident style tailored to the event he is shooting, Moshe is recognized for innovative use of lighting and color with a distinctly modern edge. Coupled with a charismatic personal style that sets clients at ease and an eye for the candid, spontaneous moments that define an event, Moshe’s highly regarded work has earned him accolades including the WeddingWire Brides Choice Award in 2009, 2010, and 2011. His work has also been featured in numerous publications, including PEOPLE Magazine as well as on Fox5’s morning show with Holly Morris and Let’s Talk Live with Melanie Hastings and Natasha Barrett.
Moshe is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and the Professional Photographers Society of Greater Washington (PPSGW). He is an instructor at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington, D.C., an annual Master Class speaker at WPPI, teaches classes at PNE, and has been featured at several coaching and mentoring workshops and guest speaking engagements on the topic of photography.
Moshe also partners with some of the industry leaders in photography including, MacGroup, Profoto, OnOne Software, PWD Labs, Nations Photo Lab, Artsy Couture, PocketWizard, Think Tank Photo and PictoBooks.
Natalie Kita is an internationally published, award-winning photographer, speaker, and teacher, whose sensual boudoir photography work has also been featured on both local and national television. She is also the author of a popular boudoir posing guide and has another ebook in the works detailing her approach to boudoir and glamour retouching.
Natalie’s edgy, cheeky, original brand, Get Shot Naked®, is all about making the “every day” woman look and feel like a supermodel centerfold, and her clientele include everyone from hush-hush celebs to the soccer mom next door. The women she photographs all have one thing in common - an understanding of the amazing, life-changing experience that boudoir can be, in the right hands. Her clients leave her studio feeling beautiful, sexy, confident, and empowered… and raving about their experience to all their friends.
On a personal note, Natalie is mother, a licensed makeup artist, and a lifelong entrepreneur, with an extensive background in the creative and performing arts. Natalie is fiercely passionate about women’s issues, namely sexuality and body image, especially when it comes to encouraging women to unapologetically embrace and celebrate their sensual sides. She truly believes that boudoir photography has the power to make the world a better place, one naked picture at a time.
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Neil has also presented workshops on lighting, in the USA and the UK and Ireland. In addition to that, he has written 2 books on flash photography, with another in the works. He also maintains a website for photographers, Tangents, which is loaded with tutorials. His wedding photography can be seen on his blog: One Perfect Moment
Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments , film and television productions. His published work appears in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications. He has produced over 75 books and magazine covers. The books Hillary Clinton, Infra Structures, and The Gourmet Prescription are a few of his projects. Rick currently serves on the board of directors for Boston Press Photographers Association. He has won numerous awards from the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Boston Press Photographers Association. His work is exhibited in the permanent collection of the Newseum in Washington, DC, Harvard University and many other private collections. Rick's "Location Lighting Workshops" have been attended by thousands of students across the US and in the UK, over the past 5 years. Rick's workshops are interactive, hands on events. Please visit Rick's website to see his work and read testimonials of his Location Lighting Workshops from the former attendees.
Rick Gerrity has been a professional photographer based in the NY/NJ metro area for over twenty-five years. He specializes in people, product and location photography throughout the United States and Canada. Clients include BMW, Canon USA, IBM, Panasonic, NYK Lines, Sony, Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group, Olympus, Tamron, Bausch and Lomb, Oleg Cassini and Becton Dickinson. Rick has a passion for transforming seemingly ordinary, everyday moments into extraordinary images. Rick has also had the pleasure of photographing Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sylvester Stallone, Danica Patrick, Kevin Smith, Oliver Stone, Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, and many more iconic celebrities.
A natural teacher, Rick enjoys sharing his photographs and providing practical how-to advice to a wide audience of photo enthusiasts through his blog, books, how-to videos, iPhone and iPad apps, a podcast and an expanding following on social media. With nearly 800,000 Google+ followers, he has been recognized as one of the top photographers to follow on Google+. In his spare “desk time,” Rick writes the “Quick Fix” column for Digital Photo Magazine.
Rick started his professional photography career as an underwater photographer, producing six underwater books and leading scuba diving expeditions to the seven seas. He easily transitioned into travel, landscape, wildlife, cultural and nature photography. Rick’s images, from his travels to more than 100 countries, have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, and have been featured in his 36 books, including the popular Rick Sammon’s Exploring the Light, and 11 apps, including Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet.
In recognition of his talent and influence, Rick has been named a Canon Explorer of Light. He is also a Westcott Top Pro Elite, recognized for his skill in portraiture and lighting.
While Rick describes himself as “evolving,” he hesitates to categorize his work. “I’m an A-to-Z type of photographer. I do it all – and I enjoy the freedom of not specializing.”
With nearly 40 years of experience, this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments – and many more anticipated for the road ahead. As Rick suggests, “When you are through changing, you are through.”
Rick is dedicated to helping identify the key sticking points in a business and guide leaders to get bigger than today's frustrations and apply effective solutions that lead to profitable results. For more information about Rick, please visit ricksnydercoaching.com. EMyth is the global leader in transformational business coaching. And for more information about EMyth, please visit emyth.com.
While his earlier career was in law enforcement, it too involved nature and protecting native wildlife. And while it seems a natural segue way, this committed photographer became an innovator for his fellow photographers, when he invented a series of photo vests and founded his company called The Vest Guy. For over 22 years, Rob has been supplying photography, tactical, and safety vests, pouches, slings and bags to customers all over the world. All his products are proudly manufactured in the USA, Unique Photo carries a selection of his photography vests.
Rob Knight has been working with one visual medium or another for over twenty five years. He is a professional photographer, educator, author, Panasonic LUMIX Luminary and Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom. Whether in the mountains of his home state of Georgia or the rain forests of Costa Rica, Rob loves to chase beautiful light and help other photographers make beautiful images.
He is best known for his nature and travel photo workshops, and he feels that hybrid nature photography is the next step for the genre. Rob’s work these days includes shooting video along with stills to create hybrid eScapes. “My students are as excited as I am about hybrid nature photography,” Rob explains, “Especially when they learn that they can use tools that they already have to add another layer of creativity and storytelling to their photography.”
For nearly forty five years, photographer Robert A. Cumins has been documenting history, politics, landscapes and humanitarian needs around the world. His work has also taken him to Israel more than 200 times since 1973. The photographs he made in remote villages of Ethiopia were critical to the fund raising efforts of a major international philanthropy. And his work documenting the ongoing humanitarian efforts of several American doctors in the Dominican Republic and Haiti has been vital to their efforts.
From his home in Verona, NJ, with a sprawling view of Manhattan, Cumins received numerous awards for the historically important and powerful (Cover of People Magazine) photograph he made on September 11, 2001. His images have graced the covers and pages of Time, Newsweek, People and other recognized international magazines around the world. The Robert A. Cumins Collection includes his 1980 images from The Snows of Jerusalem Series, The Treaties For Peace, Super Bowl III and other images made throughout his career.
Robert O’Toole is an award winning professional photographer, a BBC/Shell Wildlife photographer of the year competition award winner, and the American Bald Eagle Foundation photographer of the year for 2008.
A full time professional photographer and instructor for more than 10 years, he has lead photography workshop tours year round across the US and internationally. He also hosts post production image optimization workshops and has written tutorial CDs with new unique Photoshop techniques. Specializing in wildlife and nature, Robert is self taught has been a serious photographer for more than 20 years.
Currently he is based in Florida and California and uses a variety of top professional cameras and Sigma lenses. Previously Robert worked in commercial photography all around the globe, from Africa, Australasia, Europe, Eastern Europe and South America. Past clients include Quiksilver Inc, Billabong international, Liquid Energy Ltd, Action Sports Group, and Atoll Media Ltd.
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Robert Rodriguez Jr is a professional landscape photographer specializing in landscapes of the Hudson Valley, as well as other parts of the world. Seeking to capture the beauty or convey the emotional qualities of a place or moment in nature, his images have elicited responses ranging from evocative, to spiritual and breathtaking. His images have appeared in numerous publications including the NY Times, and his work has been used by many non-profit organizations including the Scenic Hudson, the Mohonk Preserve, and Audubon Society.
Robert is also a Canson Infinity ambassador, a select group of hand-picked international artists that uphold and exemplify the Canson heritage of paper making since 1557. Canson's commitment to seek artists of the highest caliber has been an important role in continuing its legacy in creativity, innovation, and quality.
Robert conducts photography workshops and seminars in the region on a regular basis, and is often an invited speaker to industry associations.
He earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication, from the University of Texas, San Antonio. The former Chief, Multimedia Production for the Air Force News Agency, he holds a "verified" Twitter account with over 114,000 followers, plus thousands of fans on Instagram and Facebook. He’s conducted over 600 seminars and workshops worldwide. Partial credits include Parade, People, New York Times,Stars & Stripes, Maxim, Sports Illustrated, Rangefinder,Leica World News, AOL/Time Warner and St. Martin’s Press.
I was born and raised in NJ and started out attending art school in NY for graphic design in the mid- 1980’s. During that time, I received my first film camera and that moment changed the direction of my life forever! The camera allowed me to combine my love of our natural world by giving me the tool to capture all that beauty in an artistic way. I immersed myself in all technical aspects of photography, from my humble beginnings in a camera club, to now being a full time professional nature photographer. I still look back fondly at my early years because at the camera club, I met the two people who would mentor me through the years and soon become my friends! I have won numerous awards locally as well as nationally, but my greatest achievement has been the start of my own photography tour company called Roamin’ with Roman, that caters to small groups (only 4 participants in the US) and provides individualized attention. The company has since grown to include international destinations but the satisfaction I get from teaching on my instructional tours remians one of my most memorable photographic achievements and drives me to this day. I still live in NJ and have been married to my wife Pura since 1989. She has always been my biggest supporter. After all, she is the one who gave me that first camera! She also gave me my greatest gift in my two sons, Gregory and Ian, and I know that I am truly blessed!
In February of 2011, I released my e-book; “A Digital Guide to Photographing the Night Sky” and it is available as both a download on my website or as a CD. You can find more of my work on my website: www.roaminwithroman.com or my most recent images, articles, and reviews on my blog: http:// roaminwithroman.wordpress.com
Ron has worked with wildlife for more than 35 years and has had the privilege of having “hands-on” experience with a tremendous variety of animals. He is internationally recognized for his work and has made television appearances on many programs including, “National Geographic Explorer”, the Discovery Networks, the “Today Show”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “CBS’ This Morning”, “Dateline” and “CNN” as well as Spanish language international hits “Sabado Gigante” and “Despierta America”.
He has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the globe. His travels have taken him throughout Africa, India and Tropical America to capture images that he hopes inspire an appreciation for our amazing natural world.
In his 20+ year career, Ron Wyatt has photographed a wide range of subjects, including international sporting events, world leaders, celebrities and religious figures. He has covered NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball, and his photos have appeared in many publications and on-air broadcasts, including ESPN, USA Today, Time Magazine and TV Guide. Major corporations, including Six Flags, Eastman Kodak, Continental Airlines, CVS, Pepsico, Verizon and many others regularly call on Wyatt for his editorial and corporate photographic services. As the leader of multiple international photographic tours, Ron has helped others improve their photography through hands-on instruction and daily critiques.
His Olympic work has been featured in Studio Photography Magazine and Rangefinder Magazine, and he has shared his images and personal stories through lectures and presentations at photo conventions, schools, camera clubs and other locations, including Calumet Photo, WPPI Las Vegas, Berks Photographic Society and Hallmark Institute of Photography. Ron Wyatt's photographic prints on paper and canvas are sold through his website.
Ryan Brown has been photographing weddings and portraits domestically and internationally for 8 years.
Ryan earned a B.S. in Photography from Central Missouri State University. Ryan’s certifications include Certified Professional Photographer, Certified Wedding Photographer and Certified Stock Photographer. Ryan's degrees include Master of Photography, Master Artist, and the degree of Photographic Craftsmen. His recent awards include 2010 Regional Master Photographer of the Year, 2006-2012 International Photographer of the Year, Fuji Masterpiece and Kodak Gallery Awards, and in 2010 Ryan won the Canon Par Excellence award from Canon. In 2012 Ryan was accepted as an International Juror for the renowned IPC competition. Ryan joined Sigma as Technical Representative in 2012.
Ryan has been a technical representative for Canon video products for 12+ years.
During that time he has trained consumers and retailers across the US on the ever-evolving world of digital video and photography. A graduate of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, he has experience with promotional and live event shooting as well as audio and production. As a part-time musician his passion is concert videography, though he consistently hones his skills as a photographer with interests in macro and portrait work.
Mr. Vasapolli is a nationally acclaimed photographer. His work has graced the cover and pages of notable publishers such as the iconoclastic National Geographic but also major magazine, such as Outside, Backpacker, Audubon, Architectural Digest, Forbes, Sunset Magazine, American Heritage, Conde Nast Traveler, Adventure West, Freeze, Food & Wine, National Geographic Traveler, Historic Traveler, National Parks, Natural History, Outdoor Photographer, and the NY Times. Book publishers include MacMillan, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman and Graphic Art Center the publisher of his world award winning book, “Montana”. He has published a total of four photographic table top books. His advertising images have garnered 7 ADDYs which are the Advertising industries highest award. He has appeared as a guest speaker at Photo Expo in New York City.
For more than two decades Stephen Wilkes has been widely recognized for his fine art and commercial photography. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums, and featured in a number of leading magazines and periodicals including the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Time, among many others.
In 1999 Wilkes completed a personal project photographing the unrestored areas of Ellis Island: the ruined landscape of the infectious disease and psychiatric hospital wings, where children and adults alike were detained before they could enter America. Through his photographs and video work, Wilkes has inspired and helped secure $6 million toward the restoration for the south side of the island. The monograph, Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom was published in 2006. Wilkes was featured on NPR, CBS Sunday Morning and the book was named one of Time Magazine’s 5 Best Photography Books of The Year.
In 2000, Epson America commissioned Wilkes to create a millennial portrait of the United States, a 52-day odyssey that was exhibited in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Wilkes’ newest body of work is titled Day to Night. The work embodies epic cityscapes with fleeting moments throughout the day to the night. Wilkes photographs from one camera angle continuously for approximately 15 hours. A select group of images are then electronically blended into one photograph. The work has inspired huge positive response by the public and press. Each photograph takes months to develop and a plan for more images is in the works.
Wilkes also shoots advertising campaigns for many of the world’s leading agencies and corporations, including, SAP, IBM, PepsiCo, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, American Express, Nike, Sony, Verizon, IBM, AT&T, Rolex, Honda, J.W.T., EuroRSCG, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Rubin Postaer among others. Educated at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Wilkes’ awards and honors include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year from Adweek Magazine, Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2004 Lucie Award, and the Epson Creativity Award. Wilkes board affiliations include the Advisory Board of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and the Save Ellis Island Board of Directors. Wilkes’ work is in the permanent collection of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Dow Jones Collection, Griffin Museum of Photography, Jewish Museum of New York, Library of Congress and numerous private collections. Wilkes is represented by Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles, and The Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM.
I have been a photographer for the last 10 years, shooting weddings, elopements and portraits. Located in Brooklyn, NY, I work with all types of couples, but am proud to have shot more than 80 same sex weddings, which is probably more than, well, just about anyone. That said, I’ve worked with almost as many straight couples as LGBT ones. I don't discriminate. All couples are welcome, brides and grooms, brides and brides, or grooms and grooms.
As a portrait photographer I have turned my lens on thousands of subjects, but I have a particular fascination for people who seem to live in a different time and place. I work with lovers of vintage clothing, wearing everything from suits of armor, to flapper dresses, to poodle skirts, and just about everything in between. I photograph steampunks, goth families, and burlesque queens.
There are many other photographers whose work inspires me, but my primary inspiration comes from painters. Especially John Singer Sargent. I long for the days that people sat for portraits. Enough with the selfies already!
Suzette is one of the leading educators in our industry, teaching Adobe Photoshop for the past 13 years. She is now pioneering a new territory with Video, adding motion to her still photos to create Hybrid eProducts! Suzette is passionate about helping photographers to not only create, but to embrace new technology, tech terms and software! Join her in learning a fresh new language of seeing/communicating, and open the possibilities of exciting new ways to visualize, document, create, and sell our photography!
Taryn is a former Unique Photo employee. Having graduated with honors in Media Arts, her images have been published in numerous magazines, international CD cover designs, major chain retail stores, international books, and she is currently photographing for agency models. Taryn has been a photo-retoucher for more than half a decade with knowledge in the latest retouching advances.
Todd Schneider is a Field Support Engineer for the Professional Imaging Group of Epson America. He has held this position at Epson for about 10 years. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the school of Printing Management & Sciences. Todd entered into the Graphics Arts / Printing Industry in 1989. He has held production, prepress, and training positions throughout his 20+ years in the industry. One of Todd’s focuses, Color Management began in 1991, when today’s Color Management tools were in their infancy.
Tony Morella holds a BFA in Fine art Photography from Montclair State University, is a former Product Manger for Kodak, Agfa and International Paper and a two year consultant for Epson America. For the past 5 years Tony has owned and operated Digital Editions Atelier, a digital Fine Art Print shop in northern NJ where he photographs and/or prints limited editions and fine art images for photographers and artists in the tri-state area.
Olympus Trailblazer Tracie Maglosky is an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer living in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.
In 2005, she left her corporate career as a top sales representative for a Fortune 500 company to pursue her passion in photography, and an Olympus camera has been in her hand every step of the way. She is a busy mother of two boys and the owner of Tracie Jean Photo Studios, where she is committed to creating timeless memories for her clients. Specializing in capturing weddings and maternity through the first year, her ability to capture the emotion of her subject has earned her a strong following in the Cincinnati area.
Tracie was chosen by Clear Channel as the official photographer for WEBN as lead photographer for their Miss WEBN campaign and the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks. She continues to give back to her community by donating her time to a number of charity organizations, such as The Sister Accord, William S. Olson Make-a-Wish Foundation and Lakota Schools.
Tyler believes that kindness is king. For a 200-pounder, he listens a lot — and his coworkers confide that he pauses for awkwardly long stretches between thoughts. (“Music is the space between the notes,” he defends.)
Yet as an avid outdoorsman and a vivacious dad, Tyler brings a heartfelt radiance of energy and personal connection to the set.
Tyler is one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light. He and his team have won dozens of global photography and film awards including an AME broadcast award, a global Art Directors Club Cube for cinematography, American Photo’s Image of the Year, and the cover of the Communication Arts Photo Annual.
Men's Journal named Tyler "One of the Seven World's Greatest Adventure Photographers." He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Vanessa Joy has been an influential photographer in the photographic community for years. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since earned five college degrees, started her own business in 2008, and began teaching around the world in 2009. Vanessa had spoken at almost every major convention and platform in the industry such as CreativeLIVE, Clickin’ Moms, WPPI, ShutterFest, Imaging USA, PPA related conventions and personal workshops and numerous conventions around the globe. Recognized for her talent and more so her business sense, her clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her generous, informative and open-book style of teaching.
Victor Ha is a former professional photographer that has transitioned into understanding the complexities of HDSLR filmmaking. Understanding the various challenges involved with making a transition from shooting stills to capturing video, Victor takes a very practical approach in explaining how to sidestep and overcome those various challenges. He has spent the last two years helping other photographers make the transition to HDSLR video by leveraging their photographic knowledge into filmmaking prowess
Victor F. Rodriquez Jr. spent his childhood in Europe but born in NJ, where he currently lives. While he was attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA, where he studied photography, he discovered he had a true passion for portraits and fashion. Over the years, Victor has won several awards, including the Christina Cullen Memorial award from Uarts and Perkin’sCenter for the Arts Jurors award.
His clients include Peirce College, Newspring Capital, The University of the Arts, and many more. In 2012, he was recognized by Olympus Imaging America for his work, and was selected to become an Olympus Visionary. His work has been seen in several gallery exhibits and local Philadelphia publications.
In addition to being considered one of the country’s leading innovators in hybrid imaging technology, photographer, producer, on-camera talent Will Crockett is the driving force that fuels some of the photo industry’s most engaging educational resources. Will is the chief tech consultant for ShootSmarter.com, picturingHD.com and the popular fridayphotoschool.com as well as his rapidly growing role as the photo expert on GeekBeatTV that now reaches over 1.5 million monthly viewers. From shooting client assignments as a Chicago-based commercial photographer, to developing photo product marketing solutions for some of the global names in imaging, to his training for the US Military, and his vast webTV and broadcast TV segments, Will Crockett is always comfortable in front the ever changing waves of how to make pictures better, faster and smarter.
Catch Will’s freshest ideas on the Crockettville blog, on geekbeat.tv, and live in the Migration to Mirrorless seminar tour throughout the US in 2012, Europe in early 2013.