Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus. He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C.
Rich has published over 100 courses on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.
Bryan is a photographer specializing in capturing events, theatre, food/drink and corporate moments. Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., he has worked with clients such as CNBC, Michigan State University, ArtPrize, Steelcase, SpartanNash and more. His work has also been featured by Delta Airlines, NBC, Microsoft, LiveStrong and Pure Michigan. Learn more about Bryan at bryanesler.com.
Bob is a Lens Based Artist and has had the honor and privilege to author books and articles on photography and has presented seminars and programs from Hawaii to the Caribbean. As a former Panasonic Lumix Ambassador he has been able to stay up with the latest technology in the Micro Four Thirds cameras. Coates is a successful commercial and fine art photographer based in Sedona, Arizona with his wonderful wife who makes it possible for him to do all he does in the photography industry. Need a speaker? Get in touch.
Chamira will readily admit it: she’s an art nerd, Photoshop geek, and photographer with an obsession for productivity and creativity. Through online teaching and podcasting, she loves helping other creative minds become more successful by empowering them with the knowledge and inspiration to up their game. Currently, ChamiraStudios.com is the hub of her creative mischief. It branches out to her other projects, and allows her to be an artist, photographer, podcaster at ProPhotographerJourney.com, and online course creator. You can also find her on Twitter.
Chris Anson is a drone and ground-based photographer and videographer. He shoots, edits and grades photographs and videos for media companies as well as producing his own stock photographs and videos. Chris loves to share and teach what he knows and is always learning something new from others. Chris currently flies a DJI Inspire 2 drone with Zenmuse X5S camera and uses a Blackmagic BMPCC 4k camera on the ground.
Jason is a nature, wildlife, adventure, fine art and studio photographer who has been photographing all the amazing things this planet has to offer for nearly two decades. Also a writer and photography instructor, his latest venture is Cypress Creek Studio, a combination indoor and outdoor creative and learning destination for photographers and other artists.
When not writing about himself in the third person, he enjoys sunsets and long walks on the beach while carrying 40 pounds of camera gear. He can most often be found wading through a swamp, hunting down a good burger joint, or enjoying time with in the great outdoors.
Julie Powell is a passionate photographer and educator, running online classes and workshops for still life, macro and food photography, based in Melbourne, Australia. Julie is also an award-winning digital artist and photography who has a deep passion for fine art and conceptual photography, having exhibited in galleries in Europe, USA and Australia. See more of her work on her Website Juliepowellphotography.com or on social media.
Lauri Novak is an international award-winning fine art photographer, mentor, traveler, wonderer and wanderer: inspiring and challenging you to see the world in a new and unique way. You can find her on social media at those listed under her profile pic and also at LauriNovak.com
Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better, too. He's a full-time photographer making business portraits and marketing and branding pictures for a living. He spends the rest of his time practicing all other kinds of photography and studying to be a better hunter. Read more of his articles here. And you can see more of Levi's portfolio here.
Levi is honored to be an ambassador for Vanguard tripods and bags and Spider Holster carry systems.
Marie Tartar is an insatiable traveler, diver, hiker and photographer. She is one half of the photographic partnership of San Diego-based Aperture Photo Arts (APA). Along with her husband, Steve Eilenberg, she explores the world photographically, on foot and by fin, specializing in underwater, landscape, wildlife, travel and architectural photography. Her images have been exhibited at the La Jolla Athenaeum, San Diego Natural History Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Birch Aquarium and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. See more work at www.aperturephotoarts.com.
Michael Muraz is an international award-winning architecture photographer, bringing technical precision and creative passion to his fine art and commercial work. Based in Toronto, Michael travels extensively, photographing buildings and leading workshops all over the world.
Michele Grenier is a Commercial and Event Sports Photographer based in Quebec City, Canada. She specializes in action shots and loves working in the field with athletes. She has portrayed dozens of national and international leveled athletes and collaborated with clients such as Atlas Project, Ballistic Management Inc, Gorila Fitness, Lululemon, LYFT-RX, Yoga Camp and XPN World.
For more information: www.michelegrenierphoto.com
Mike Hagen is a professional photographer, author, and educator. He operates workshops around the world and is well known for his engaging style and humor.
Mykii is an energetic and kind soul that loves sharing his passion for technology and photography! Outfitted with 15 years of IT experience and 10 years in the portrait photography industry, he adds a different perspective on trending technology and reviews. A couple fun things of the many things he's done include being a Guest Blogger on Scott Kelby's Blog, being featured on Framed Network and being a participant in Adobe's Creative Jam.
Tim Grey is a photographer and educator who enjoys traveling the world in search of interesting experiences and photographic opportunities. He has written eighteen books for photographers, has published more than one hundred video training courses, and has had hundreds of articles published in magazines such as Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, among others. Tim also publishes the daily (and free) Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter, the monthly Pixology digital magazine, and a wide variety of video training courses through his GreyLearning website. Tim teaches through workshops, seminars, and appearances at major events around the world. You can learn more at www.timgreyphoto.com.
Robert Vanelli (Vanelli to his friends) is a working photographer, educator and author living in Florida. After a successful career as a three-time, Triple Crown Karate champion, Vanelli turned his attention to teaching the visual arts. As an experienced educator, Vanelli has created several photography and digital workflow programs including Click for Kids.
Currently he is teaching workshops, writing for Photofocus and creating tutorials for various plug-in companies and for the Vanelli and Friends series.
You can find out more about Vanelli at www.VanelliandFriends.com
Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation.
As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students in information packed 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. Bobbi is known for her fun-filled workshops, teaching natural and strobe lighting techniques for portraits, and for leading international photo travel workshops.
Photo District News named her one of 13 of the Top Workshop Instructors.
My name is Brian Matiash and I am a working photographer and author based in Portland, OR. I specialize in landscape & travel photography and have spent over seven years educating and inspiring photographers all around the world with my tutorials, videos, and presentations.
Additionally, I work for Sony as the Alpha Team's Social & Content Strategist and am a member of Sony’s Artisans of Imagery program. I also contribute regularly to Photofocus, Lynda.com and a variety of other online and print publications.
Admittedly, I have [not-so] tiny obsessions with long-exposure photography, neutral density filters and fisheye lenses. Basically, my passion is helping others help themselves with their pursuits of photography.
Miami photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President, hung with Richard Branson on Necker Island, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…
Cathy Seaver is a commercial photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She works primarily for Cull Group shooting product, corporate headshots, and other client needs. In her off time, Cathy enjoys getting out into nature to shoot what she sees around her. She is also an avid horseback rider, enjoying her time in the saddle on trails and playing around with a bit of dressage. Sometimes she combines her passions for some fun horse photography.
Chris Smith is the founder of Out of Chicago Photography and the Out of Chicago Photography Conference. He is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago and host of the Out of Chicago Podcast. Chris left his career teaching physics to teach photography. And he's loving it.
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Dan is a Northern Virginia based photographer, husband, and father of 3 boys.
His tastes in photography are wide but in the end he simply likes to make people look good and create lasting memories. He is especially drawn to working with high school seniors, athletes, artists musicians, corporate professionals, promoting Boy Scout related adventures, and in creating dramatic digital composite images.
During the day Dave is a Google Site Reliability Engineer, helping make the worlds information more useful and accessible. By night he creates his own worlds using LEGO and action figures. Dave was born and raised Canadian, but now lives in North Carolina. He is a graduate of The Arcanum.
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts.
Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge.
While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.
Erika is a San Diego based photographer with a lot of verve. As a photographer, her goal is to make images her clients will treasure; to still be hung on a family’s walls in 50 years as gifts and heirlooms. As a person, her goal to discover something new each day. Erika loves to share her knowledge, boundless energy, ideas and enthusiasm with her clients, her students and her peers. To learn more, visit Erika's portfolio or blog.
Erin Holmstead is a beauty and commercial portrait photographer, engaged member and organizer of the Cache Valley Photographers, and is crazy about fashion and beauty photography. She makes pictures with people her primary study (especially her kids), but she is excited to learn and share all kinds of photographic techniques.
Fabrizia Costa is a portrait and wedding photographer who also helps photographers raise the level of their work and their business through workshops and personal coaching. Her work is all about deep shifts in perspective, seeing things with new eyes, and thinking outside the box. If you’re a professional wedding or portrait photographer, you can join her free Outside the Box Evolution group on Facebook.
Howard Pinsky, an Adobe Community Professional, is an online educator providing content for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. His work can be seen on YouTube and through Adobe's education portals.
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned more than 35 years and included assignments in 60 countries. McNally was the last staff photographer in the history of LIFE magazine, sharing a legacy with his heroes and mentors – Carl Mydans, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gordon Parks, John Loengard – who forever influenced and shaped his work. McNally has been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation.
For the past 10 years, Kristina Sherk has been a high-end photo retoucher based out of Washington, D.C. She specializes in realistic retouching and has done work for many clients such as Time Inc., Hasselblad, Merz Aesthetic and Cotton Incorporated. She loves “translating Photoshop” for people and subsequently, she’s a contributing author for educational publications like Shutter Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine. She is also the author behind three, newly released KelbyOne classes and Photoshop Café’s Fashion Retouching DVD. Check out her store for free Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions: www.SharkPixel.com/store.
Lee Varis is a Boston based photo-illustrator whose career in commercial photography spans four decades. His work includes movie posters (Star Trek,) albums, CDs, and magazines (Nat Geo, Fortune, PDN.) Lee is the author of the best selling Photoshop book “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing and Retouching Faces and Bodies."
Co-Founder SoftBox Media and Owner/Lead Photographer at Lovesome Photography. We provide top-notch, award winning wedding & portrait services to the D.C. area & beyond.
I've been using cameras most of my life, but when I learned to use a darkroom in the 7th grade I became a photographer!. I love to tell stories with my images and I love to teach which is why I created the show "Advancing Your Photography" in 2009 and then compiled many of these interviews into my best selling book by the same name.
I've had the honor of interviewing some of the world's best photographers. What I really love to hear is how our viewers have been able to advance in their photography skills -- as I hope you will too. So tune in with us as we take the continuous journey of advancing our photography.
I've also written a new book "The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters" where I explore the many tools you can use to broaden your vocabulary as an artist.
Marco Larousse is a fine art street and documentary photographer, a teacher, writer and speaker of photography related topics - MarcoLarousse.com. Marco has a background in photography of 30+ years.
Marco's approach to photography is "reduce to the basics and focus on the story and the subject." Growing up with the limitations that film photography has taught him, he still enjoys the basic approach to photography today. For Marco the camera is a tool and a mere extension of his instincts.
Marco is the producer and co-host of the Photofocus #Inspiration and #Mirrorless podcasts episodes.
Mark Morrow is an active Virginia-based photographer with specialties in a wide variety of domestic and commercial projects. Always an avid student of the craft, Mark enjoys sharing insight and inspiration with enthusiasts and aspiring pros on his blog, podcast and as a contributor here at Photofocus.
Mason Marsh is a Portland, Oregon-based photographer and educator who specializes in not specializing. He's been a newspaper photojournalist, aerospace museum educator, tall ship captain, tour guide and chimney sweep. When he's not busy taking care of his kids Cooper and Claire, he works in The Arcanum, writes, and leads photo workshops. He is never bored. See his blog and photos at masonmarsh.com.
Matthew is a Nikon Ambassador best known for his celebrity portraits. He is the host of the Master Your Lens podcast and author of several books, including his latest, Future American President.
Melissa Niu is a storyteller at heart. Niu's work ranges from her Broadcast Journalism experience at NBC in Seattle to her recent work as a co-founder and host of the photography platform, [FRAMED] Network. Her passion for photography, music and journalistic skills harvests into a massive need to tell a good story. As a mother of three daughters and running multiple businesses, Niu is constantly seeking balance, health, laughter and progression.
Mike Kubeisy has been shooting celebrities in Hollywood for over 30 years as a Motion Picture and Television Stills Photographer. No photographer’s work is seen by more people than Mike’s work worldwide.
Mike is best known for his work on countless popular shows that are household names: CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, JAG, Boston Legal, Pretty Little Liars to name a few. His current projects are NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles.
Mike is a Trainer for KelbyOne, and Los Angeles Center of Photography. Mike is also a member of the International Cinematographers Guild.
Nicci Widener is a portrait photographer, wife, and mother of 3 located in Burlington, Washington. She first picked up a camera when her oldest child was born in 1998 and made the decision to make it a career in 2006. When she is not holding a camera, she is spending time with her family, knitting, or consuming copious amounts of caffeine.
Nick Minore is a photo and video professional. A busy schedule keeps him always on the go, whether producing live sports broadcasts for TV and the web, or a portrait photo shoot on the beach near his home in Florida. Always with a camera in hand, Nick enjoys experimenting with new cameras and shooting techniques. Technology has always come naturally to him and he loves to share tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your gear or software.
Connect with Nick using the links to the left, or email nick (@) photofocus.com.
Pamela has worked in Film and Radio for over 15 years. She started as a PA on major sets and eventually moved up to script supervisor. From there the roles of producing, directing, editing and camera operator followed. She has worked with DGA and oscar winning directors. Currently her day job is Brand Experience Executive with a full service Ad Agency and production company. She is also working as a Director on a Documentary coming out in 2018.
In college she was recruited right off the air from her college radio station and went on to be on air talent for country, top 40, and alternative radio stations including a 2 year gig as an Emcee for Radio Disney.
In the past, Pamela has tech edited books on Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator & Motion. Her main love is being behind the camera whether its doing video or photography.
Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist for over four decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, workshops, corporations, advertising assignments and film and TV productions. His published work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers, worked on 11 movies and covered every US presidential campaign from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump.
Rick has been teaching his Location Lighting Workshops for the past 15 years across the US, UK and Canada. Rick has taught thousands of people his style of practical lighting. The Location Lighting Workshop Tour has many events over the next few months including the Photographic Societies Convention in London and workshops in New York and Boston. Workshop sponsors have included Canon, ASMP, SWPP, Columbia College, Hunts Photo, Unique Photo, MidWest Photo, Dynalite, PocketWizard, Chimera, Sekonic, Hoodman, ExpoImaging, Sunbounce, Rosco, PNY, LensBaby and ThinkTank. Rick has presented his Location Lighting Workshops on “Creative Live”, B&H TV, and on Photo Brigade. Rick is a Chimera Lighting Visionary, a PNY Ambassador and a Dynalite VIP. Please look on the Workshops page on www.rickfriedman.com for dates and locations.
Rob Sylvan is a photographer, educator, and aspiring beekeeper. He is the author of many Lightroom and photography related books, eBooks, and videos, as well as a regular contributor to Lightroom Killer Tips. Rob also answers all of the Lightroom questions on the KelbyOne Help Desk. His latest book is designed to help you take control of your Lightroom library.
San Francisco based Photographer specializing in 360º panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more. Lynda.com author, 360º Photo Mentor for Photographic Society of America.
Scott launched a successful headshot photography business after years of the corporate grind. A believer in the power of a great first impression, Scott’s images help clients show their best selves to the world. He loves learning from and sharing with the photography community, geeking out about technical tricks, savvy marketing, and being a dad. Based in Detroit, you can find him at scottlawrencephoto.com or on Instagram or Facebook.
Scott Wyden Kivowitz is the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, a father, photographer blogger, and educator. Scott is also the author of multiple photography ebooks including the topics of long exposures, panoramics, and street photography. Get his free Lightroom video series, Fundamentally Lightroom, to help you simplify your Lightroom workflow, and also receive his free photography guides collection as a thank you.
Steve Eilenberg is a San Diego-based photographic artist, one half of Aperture Photo Arts, along with his wife, Marie Tartar. Steve’s photographic explorations extend from above (drone landscape photography) to below (underwater), and he has an affinity for street and X- ray photography. His images have been displayed at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Birch Aquarium, Smithsonian National Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) and Mingei International Museum. See more work at www.aperturephotoarts.com.
The gift of a Brownie 127 film camera during the ’60s inspired Steven’s quest to capture the things that mattered to him. During his 37-year photographic industry career, Steven designed and manufactured products; photographed commercially, countless weddings and social events; ran trade shows; wrote tech bulletins; and taught (e.g., Naval Air Stations, Air Force Bases, NASA, the Pentagon, and 10 Nuclear aircraft carriers—two underway at sea). His clients and employers include EPOI, Nikon, GMI photographic (Bronica, Sea&Sea, Philips), Konica Digital Cameras, Megavision digital backs, Horseman Large Format, and trade organizations (as industry advisor). From 2004-2015 Steven led the Explorers of Light program for Canon USA. Steven coordinated the sponsored activities for 80+ professional photographers/printers (lectures at trade shows, trade organizations, museums, galleries, camera clubs, etc.). The teacher in Steven enhances his students’ skills and knowledge, preparing novices and professionals to deliberately and successfully capture images that matter to them.
Tracie Maglosky is an award-winning wedding, maternity, newborn and high school senior portrait photographer in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Her Photography studio, located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s Brewery & Arts District in the OTR (Over-the-Rhine) neighborhood. As a distinguished member of the Visionary Program for Olympus Worldwide, she has been given the honor of Visionary and travels frequently to present her photography skills and concepts as a leader in the industry. A busy mother of three boys, Tracie has a passion for wedding, high school senior, maternity and newborn portraiture and capturing the moment… “because it only happens once.” She has never met a stranger and continues to celebrate the beauty of the world through every captured moment with her lens.