Storyteller; words, stills & motion. Bokeh, a sci-fi feature shot in Iceland, is Doug's current project and is now finishing post-production. When not telling stories of the fantastic, Doug loves putting the natural world – from waterfalls to wild horses – in front of his camera while traveling the world. For regular updates, follow Doug on Twitter, Instagram, facebook, Google+, tumblr or his blog.
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…
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 Smith is the founder of Out of Chicago Photography and the Out of Chicago and Out of New York Photography Conferences. He is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago and host of the Out of Chicago Podcast.
Chris specializes in photographing Chicago at night. By day, Chris is a high school physics teacher and lives with his wife and two kids in the Chicago Suburbs. Follow Out of Chicago at outofchicago.com.
David is an award winning Landscape and Portrait Photographer, Writer, and Educator currently based out of Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact Marco on twitter @HamburgCam
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.
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.
You can view Mike’s work at 4stills.com, and follow him on Facebook at 4Stills.
This portrait photographer is named "Mykii Liu". Yeah, that is a weird/crazy awesome spelling, isn't it? Well, that kind of goes with his personality. Liu is a technological geek that has drifted in and out of full-time portrait and wedding photography as well as the IT world. As a youth, he was raised with computers and exuded an inherit ability to explore and understand other bits of technology, which included a 35mm Canon FTb film camera that he was gifted. Fast forward 20 years, add a couple other cameras, computers, lights and lenses, then find Mykii Liu shoot for love as he explores the portrait world.
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. At age 22, Nick is the youngest video producer for PlayOn Sports and the youngest author for Photofocus. 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. He really "gets" technology and 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 "Product Ninja" with Atomos.
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.
Rob Sylvan is a photographer, trainer, and author. Aside from also being the Lightroom Help Desk Specialist for KelbyOne, an instructor for the Perfect Picture School of Photography and the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, adjunct faculty in the Visual Arts department at NHTI, he is a founding member of Stocksy United.
Rob writes the “Under the Loupe” column for Photoshop User Magazine, and is the author of many photography related books.
Rod Harlan is an Industry Veteran with 25 years experience as an author, educator, animator, videographer, multimedia artist, marketing maverick and Adobe addict! He's an in-demand speaker at the most influential industry conferences and a trainer for the largest & most reputable organizations including Adobe, NAB, FMC, WEVA and the former NAPP among others. He shares content at RodHarlan.com and is easily contacted thru Twitter @RodHarlan.
San Francisco based Photographer specializing in 360º panoramic images for businesses, destinations, homes, schools and more.
A San Diego-based travel photographer, Susan loves to share the world with others, bringing subject matter from far-away places to life. Her images have been seen in numerous publications, both print and web-based, and have been exhibited in several galleries. To learn more about Susan's work visit her website at www.kanferphotography.com.
After a successful career as a three-time, Triple Crown Karate champion, Robert Vanelli (Vanelli to his friends) turned his attention to teaching the visual arts. As an experienced educator, Vanelli has created several photography and digital workflow programs for children.
Vanelli is also the lead photographer for Exposure Photographic Art Studio in Melbourne, FL. He’s photographed the President of the United States, the former president of Toyota Motor Corporation, CEO’s of companies such as Yahoo, and the Oakland Athletics as well as several martial arts legends.
You can find out more about Vanelli at www.VanelliandFriends.com
Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the publisher of Photofocus. He us 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.
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.
Bryan is a photographer specializing in capturing events, theatre, food/drink and corporate moments. Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., he has worked for clients such as CNBC, Amway, ArtPrize, Steelcase, Gilda’s Club and Grand Valley State University. His work has also been featured by Pure Michigan, AOL, LiveStrong and BeerAdvocate Magazine.
Dan is a Northern Virginia based photographer, husband, and father of 3 who left his Federal Government job to stay home with his boys, support his wife's career, and nurture his love of photography.
His tastes in photography are wide but in the end he simply likes to make people look good and create lasting memories. From rock to corporate he loves the portrait and is especially drawn to, corporate professionals, youth athletes, musicians, and actors, high school seniors, Boy Scout related adventures, and in creating dramatic digital composite images.
See more of Dan's work at www.danglassphoto.com or in his 500px Portfolio here www.dglass2.500px.com
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.
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. He’s a regular at Out of Chicago events, and you can find him at scottlawrencephoto.com or on Instagram or Facebook.