headshot-bw-sqWe are thrilled to add the fresh and talented, Erik Valind, to our list of excellent educators and experts on Photofocus. We can’t wait for you to get to know his work and understand the best equipment and processes he takes to get the best images for his clients.

Erik Valind is a freelance photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches, now residing in the heart of New York City. Specializing in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture – airy and energetic imagery is what defines his style and vision. Inspired by the form, activity and diversity of people, Erik has channeled this to help shape the public image of numerous brands and campaigns.

Rich Harrington recently had a conversation with Erik on a recent podcast. His interview starts around 20:10.

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Erik has been recognized by Westcott as one of their Elite Top Pro Photographers, and shares his visual approach, techniques and passion for photography internationally, speaking at major photo conferences, as an author, and an excellent online instructor on various educational sites such as a Kelby Training. Between shoots he can found teaching workshops and seminars empowering other photographers to overcome adverse lighting conditions, to conquer off camera lighting, and to get the absolute best from their subjects.

Be sure to check out more of Erik’s . And keep a look out for his upcoming posts, tutorials and write-ups here on Photofocus.