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For Immediate Release

The recent upsurge in the popularity of photography has led to lots of new photographers with questions. They want to know how to get the most out of their cameras and lenses. They want to know what sort of gear they really need. They want to know how they can learn more about the art and craft of storytelling through photography. Professional photographers Rick Sammon and Scott Bourne have created a radio-style show called “Photofocus” to answer these questions.

“I really learned a great deal about what the audience wants from some of the other tech-related podcasts I’ve been involved with,” said show host Scott Bourne. “This time, I’m taking everything I’ve learned from the other shows and melting that down into what I hope will be an experience that everyone enjoys. I’m also very grateful to have the help of an industry veteran like Rick Sammon.”

The podcast is available free of charge at http://www.photofocus.com, on iTunes (Link opens iTunes App) or as a traditional MP3 RSS feed at http://photofocus.podbean.com/feed/.

The show publishes on the 5th, 15th and 25th of each month. Each show is approximately 40 minutes long and is chocked full of answers to photography questions that the hosts receive via email and over Twitter.

The show’s host is Scott Bourne. Scott’s a digital media pioneer and has been involved in photography for more than three decades. He’s the author of four photo books including, “88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography,” “Captivating Wildlife,” with David Middleton, “88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers,” and “88 Secrets to Wildlife Photography” with Rod Barbee. Scott’s also authored three photography-related titles for Lynda.com.

Scott’s led workshops and seminars for, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, WPPA, The Professional Photographers of America, Seattle Art Center, and Olympic Mountain School of Photography. He holds the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He’s also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor.

Scott is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA.) To see Scott’s bird portfolio or his general wildlife portfolio go to http://www.avianstock.com or http://www.photodiary.com.

Rick Sammon is the co-host and a contributor at Photofocus. Rick’s published 33 books, including his latest: Rick Sammon’s Secrets to Digital Photography, Face to Face and Exploring the Light. His book, Flying Flowers won the coveted Golden Light Award, and his book Hide and See Under the Sea won the Ben Franklin award for the best children’s book. Rick has also produced several DVDs on Canon cameras for Wiley publishing– shot on location in Florida and New York.

Rick is a member of the Explorers Club, a Canon Explorer of Light and a Lexar Elite Photographer and has photographed in nearly 100 different countries. Rick teaches at more than two-dozen photography workshops and presentations around the world each year. Rick also hosts seven shows on kelbytraining.com – mostly on photography.

Nominated twice for the Photoshop Hall of Fame, Rick Sammon is a frequent instructor at Photoshop World. He’s considered one of today’s top digital-imaging experts and is well known for being able to cut through lots of digital darkroom “speak,” making it fun, easy and rewarding to work and play in the digital darkroom.

When asked about his photo specialty, Rick says, “My specialty is not specializing.” www.ricksammon.com and www.pluginexperience.com.

For more information contact:

Scott Bourne
Bourne Media Group
P.O. Box 1114
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-851-6800
[email protected]

or visit the Photofocus website at http://www.photofocus.com

Executive Summary

Two professional photographers use social media to answer photo-related questions from shutterbugs all over the web. Photofocus.com

News Facts

* Photofocus Podcast – launch April 25, publishing on the 5th, 10th and 25th of each month thereafter

* The show will be available free of charge on iTunes, via RSS or as a stream on Photofocus.com

* Photographers submit questions to Photofocus staff via email at [email protected] or on Twitter using the hashtag #photoQA

* Questions are answered on the show and form the basis for various daily articles posted on the Photofocus.com website.

* Hosts are photo industry veterans Rick Sammon and Scott Bourne.

Resource Links
Sample Photofocus Articles:
One Photo, One Dozen Tips – By Rick Sammon

Seven Ways to Improve Your Photographic Vision – by Scott Bourne

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photography, web 2.0, social media, podcast, Twitter, photographer, photo, Rick Sammon, Scott Bourne