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Steve Brazill

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Photography in Mongolia
Jan 26 2023
Photography in Mongolia
One of the best parts of doing this podcast is getting to see the amazing photography community at work. I mentioned this a few weeks ago when I had Kersten Luts (Creative Portraits and Headshots) on the show. He had been suggested as a guest by my friend, and past guest, Dave Williams ( The Aurora & The Night Sky, The Traveling Photographer). Kersten then referred me to Nina Welch-Kling (Duolougues). Well, we are here today because of another connection. A few months ago I received an email from someone named Aurora, who works with photographer Chris McLennan. They had received a few inquiries after Jeff Cable's most recent appearance (Real-World Use of the Canon EOS R3, Capture the Action) aired, because Jeff had made Chris his Photographer pick. They were reaching out about possibly getting Chris McLennan on the show. Once again, it's the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon... if Kevin were a photographer. Getting Chris on the show is pretty exciting for me. He's a Nikon New Zealand Ambassador, a Lowepro Bags Loweprofessional, a Rab Equipment Ambassador and a Lexar Elite Photographer, and he is widely recognized as one of the best travel pros out there, which makes sense looking at his career. After all, he has been photographing professionally since 1988! Having grown up around adventure sports, Chris spent the early part of his photography career working mainly in the ski industry. That evolved into tourism promotional photography for tourism authorities and operators around the globe. Today, after working in over 60 countries throughout more than 30 years, Chris is also an educator. He organizes and hosts photography expeditions in many exciting locations, such as Alaska in Winter for the Northern Lights, dog sledding and Arctic landscapes, Alaska during Summer for grizzly bears, Botswana wildlife safaris, Mongolia for its vast array of wildlife and nomadic eagle hunters, the many cultures of Papua New Guinea and chartering a private ice breaker in Svalbard to photograph polar bears. Any of these would be such a wonderful adventure. Join Nikon New Zealand Ambassador Chris McLennan and me as we talk about how he made his image of a Mongolian Eagle Hunter, and to talk about travel photography, workshops, and expeditions, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Chris Website: chrismclennanphotography.com Instagram: @chris_mclennan1 Facebook: @Chris.McLennan.Photography YouTube: @ChrisMcLennan Chris' Workshops and Expeditions New Zealand Workshops: chrismclennanphotography.com International Photo Expeditions: chrismclennanphotography.com Chris' Photographer Pick Eric Esterle: ericesterle.com | @ericesterlephoto
Documenting the Golden Era of Motocross
Jan 12 2023
Documenting the Golden Era of Motocross
I am so excited to have David Dewhurst back on the show again! David is one of those legends that I could talk to everyday. His work spans through multiple genres, and has consistently stood the test of time. The first time he was on was for the show on Getting Your Photos Up To Speed. When I learned he was creating a book about his days photographing the golden era of motocross I asked him to come back on the show once it was finished, and here we are. David has been at photography for most of his life. By the age of 15 he was already a working pro, getting paid by national magazines to shoot what he loved - motorcycles. While that was a lesson on it's own, David loved photography so much that he pursued a formal education as well. He attended a three year course on Industrial and Commercial photography at Blackpool College of Technology in Northern England, and that's where he learned the subtle art of capturing controlled images. That combination of real world and formal training took David to his first full-time job, as the beat photographer for a regional newspaper. In those days prior to TTL Metering, or TTL flash David learned to be prepared for anything, and in those days we didn't have autofocus either! Thinking carefully about his exposure, learning how to get the most out of a flash by bouncing it, and taking control of a shoot were just a few of the on-the-job lessons. Always having a plan was another. David knew what he really wanted to photograph, he wanted to get back to motorcycles, so he convinced the newspaper's owners to actually start a national weekly newspaper about off-road motorcycling. They did, and he was the technical editor, bike tester, and photographer for five years. That drive would land him at Cycle Guide magazine in California. Today, David is a sought after pro, with a successful business in LA, shooting what he has always been passionate about - motorcycles and cars. That passion, and understanding of the subject, informs his every shot. David has had magazine clients that included Car and Driver, Cycle World and Cycle, and his corporate clients included all the major players including Honda, Toyota, Lexus, BMW and Yamaha. These days, David is back at his passion, and has released his new book "Motocross: The Golden Era". This is the biggest and most in-depth book ever written about the amazing sport of motocross. Four hundred eighty pages about one of the most demanding sports on the planet. Illustrated with six hundred original images by the author and some of the best photographers in the business, that have been beautifully reproduced on heavy paper stock. Join legendary motorsports photographer David Dewhurst and me as we talk about his new book "Motocross: The Golden Era", while discussing the cover image of Roger De Coster, on this episode of Behind the Shot. David's Book - Motocross: The Golden Era Website: motocrossthegoldenera.com Facebook: @motocrossthegoldenera Instagram: @motocrossthegoldenera Connect with David Portfolio: dewhurstphoto.com Facebook: @dewhurstphoto Instagram: @daviddewhurst Twitter: @dewhurstphoto David's Photographer Pick Fran Kuhn: linkedin.com
Capture Better Wildlife Photos
Dec 29 2022
Capture Better Wildlife Photos
Rick Sammon has been referred to as the Godfather of Photography, because he is one of the best there is. He jokes that he "specializes in not specializing", but the reality is that he understands light, his gear, and his subjects so well that he can photograph pretty much anything at a world class level. I've learned so much from this guy over the years, and I still learn something almost every time I talk to him. It's no wonder he is so in demand. His classes on KelbyOne are detailed, and yet easily absorbable. He does workshops around the world, is so popular on this podcast that today is his seventh appearance! Rick Sammon is a legend, and I mean that in every sense of the word. Every time I talk with him I am amazed at how much he enjoys what he does, his photography, educating others, from amateurs to pros, and living life. Along with his wife Susan, Rick is honestly one of the best working today. An award winning photographer, Rick is a Canon Explorer of Light. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, he is one of the most active photographers I know. His enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious, making photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others. He even does private coaching.. Rick is also an author, with more photography books than anyone I know to his credit. I even have a small bit in a few of his books. Rick is an avid podcaster, and has built his Photo Therapy Facebook Group into a wonderful resource for photographers of all levels. I asked Rick once how he describes his photography, and he answered “evolving,” I kinda dig that description. He even hesitates to categorize his work. He does it all, and enjoys the freedom of not specializing. With as much experience as Rick brings to the table, this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments – and as Rick suggests, “When you are through changing, you are through". As many times as Rick has been on the show, I always want to remind people that Rick's partner is his wife Susan. While Rick seems to get the bulk of the attention, Susan deserves her own. Behind every successful person there is often a spouse, or special person that helps push them, guide them, and in many ways drive the success. I know that is the case for me, and in Rick's case that is Susan. She is there on his workshops, and she is often a co-author on his books. On this episode, Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon returns to talk about how you can get better wildlife photos, as we dive into his photo of the Zebra and Wildebeest crossing in Tanzania. Connect with Rick Personal: ricksammon.com Instagram: @ricksammonphotography Facebook: @RickSammonPhotography Twitter: @ricksammon YouTube: @ricksammon Rick's Workshops, Seminars, and Coaching ricksammon.com Rick's Books on Amazon All of Rick's Books on Amazon Rick's Classes on KelbyOne KelbyOne Rick's Photographer Pick John Issac: johnisaac.com
Using An iPhone As Your Vacation Camera
Dec 15 2022
Using An iPhone As Your Vacation Camera
Jefferson Graham is a Manhattan Beach, California based writer-photographer, educator, and the host/producer of the travel photography series "Photowalks with Jefferson Graham", which streams on YouTube, Tubi and the Roku Network. I first met Jefferson the same day I met Frederick Van Johnson. I drove out to watch him record his Talking Tech podcast, a show he did for USA TODAY when he was one of their tech columnists.  His guests that day were Frederick and tech journalist Mark Gurman. Right away it was obvious that there was much more to Jefferson than just being a tech journalist and podcaster. His photography knowledge was front and center. Fast forward a good number of years and Jefferson is busier than ever. His popular PhotowalksTV newsletter marries tech/photo and travel in weekly installments. As an educator, he is an instructor and frequent speaker for the KelbyOne website (I have a discount code for a KelbyOne subscription on the Discount Codes Page). Jefferson has authored of nine books, including the recent Video Nation, a DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Sharing great Video, as well as tomes on infomercial king Ron Popeil, the late TV legend Aaron Spelling and a history of Sin City, Vegas: Live and In Person. He has written and/or photographed for a host of publications, including Rolling Stone, People, Us Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Easy Reader, Esquire and TV Guide. A working photographer, a writer, a podcast host, a video creator, and a darn good guitarist - and that is just the start of knowing my friend Jefferson Graham. On PhotowalksTV he takes viewers to wonderful places, from Southern California to great locations like Dana Point Morro Bay, Cannon Beach, Oregon, Port Townsend, Washington, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris and even all the way to Tokyo. I even had the pleasure of hosting Jefferson for one of his Photowalks series in my home town in Southern CA a few years ago, and it was a blast. I was born and raised here, and yet I learned so much by doing the walk with him. Recently I saw a post Jefferson did, where he talked about using nothing but an iPhone, a few of them actually, for his photowalk in Paris. That connected with me, because years ago I decided that I didn't want to be "that dad" on family vacations that made everyone stop while I took photos. Starting way back with the iPhone 6, all I have taken on trips is my phone. Have there been times I wished I had a "Real Cameras"? Sure, but overall the experience has been great. I decided to invite Jefferson on to talk about the pros and cons of mobile photography, often called iPhoneography, even though you could use any phone. Join all around creative Jefferson Graham and me as we chat about using nothing but a phone as your camera while traveling, on this episode of Behind the Shot. Connect with Jefferson Website: jeffersongraham.net Newsletter: jeffersongraham.substack.com YouTube: @photowalkstv Twitter: @jeffersongraham Instagram: @jeffersongraham Facebook: @jefferson.graham Jefferson's Podcast iPhone Photo Show: Spotify PhotowalksTV Paris Episode Photowalks in Paris: YouTube PhotowalksTV Episode with Steve Riverside California things to do (2020): YouTube Jefferson's Photographer Picks Russell Preston Brown: @dr_brown Christopher Michel: christophermichel.com | @chris_michel Jefferson's Fireworks Video Shown in the Show https://behindtheshot.tv/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Jefferson_Fireworks_Clip_1080.mp4
Creative Portraits and Headshots
Dec 1 2022
Creative Portraits and Headshots
It looks like I will owe Dave Williams a beer, or whisk(e)y. Dave is one of the best there is, and I am so lucky that he's been on the show a few times. Well, a few weeks ago Dave emailed me to introduce me to Kersten Luts, a commercial portrait and headshot photographer based in West London. I was already aware of Kersten, along with his amazing work and Camera Shake Podcast. Kersten is one of the most creative photographers in his genre, not only thinking outside of some hypothetical box, but taking that imaginary box, shredding it, and then using the pieces to create a new world. In his bio, Kersten describes a fascination with the human expression. That is one of the most powerful fascinations I think a creative could have, and in Kersten's case it manifests itself in his ability to capture these small, often fleeting moments that happen during a shoot. He has an ability to make you not just see his images, but to have an emotional response to them. That's not an easy feat. I am left wondering what effect a few decades in the music industry had on Kersten's photographic eye. Somehow, his images seem to have both chaos and amazing harmony, all at the same time. He is just a fascinating creative. His podcast is where I first found Kersten. He has had many of the same guests as I have, although with a format that is nothing like Behind the Shot. Along with his podcasting partner Nick Kirby, the Camera Shake podcast covers the latest photography and video news, and these two have interviewed some of the greatest photographers working today, Join commercial portrait and headshot photographer Kersten Luts and me as we dive into one of the shots from his personal project "Three Heads in a Row", on this episode of Behind the Shot. Connect with Kersten Website: kerstenluts.com Instagram: @kerstenluts | @threeheadsinarow | @camerashakepodcast Facebook: @camerashakepodcast YouTube: @camerashake Twitter: @kerstenphoto | @ShakeCamera Podcast Camera Shake Podcast: camerashakepodcast.com Kersten's Photographer Picks Dave Williams: idavewilliams.com Joel Grimes: joelgrimes.com Three Heads in a Row Behind the Scenes for Today's Image
Photo, Video & Audio Gift Ideas
Nov 18 2022
Photo, Video & Audio Gift Ideas
A few episodes ago I talked about how I edit and finish some of my images in the episodes on Dodge & Burn + and Photoshop + Nik Color Efex Pro + Nik Silver Efex Pro. After those shows went live I received a few comments from people that they didn't own some of the software I mentioned, like Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or the DxO Nik Collection of plugins. That got me thinking that maybe some gift ideas might help some people. All of the things I mention in this show will make great gifts for the upcoming holidays, but if you watch this after the holidays don't worry! These gifts are timeless. In this show I break down some suggestions into categories as follows: Software Hardware Accessories Services Store Suggestions In some cases, where I don't have a preference or the experience with a particular product, I may mention a gift idea without making a specific product suggestion. Mainly, I want to pass on things that I know, use, and / or just like. Lastly, none of the links below are affiliate codes! I make nothing off any purchases made through these links, but do note that I do have some discount codes on this site. Hopefully these suggestions will make shopping for the photographer, videographer, podcaster, or general creative in your life easier. Software: Adobe Photography Plan CaptureOne Photo Mechanic Nik Collection by DxO Topaz Bundle Ecamm Live Subscription Backblaze Backup Hardware: MICS: Shure SM7B Shure MV7 Heil PR40 Video Mics from Rode or Deity INTERFACES: Shure X2U Sound Devices MixPre 3 II LIGHTING: El Gato Key Light Aputure MC RGB FJ Westcott Flashes, Modifiers & Backdrops Nanlite Products STORAGE: Synology NAS External or Portable HDD - Lots of option available VIDEO: Black Magic Design ATEM Mini Accessories: BAGS, BELTS & STRAPS: Think Tank Black Rapid Straps MISC: Zeiss Lens Wipes El Gato Stream Deck (Sm, Reg, XL or the new Stream Deck +) Platypod - (Discount Code Here) Custom Ear Plugs - Ultimate Ears Services: LensRentals.com - (Discount Code Here) KelbyOne Membership - (Discount Code Here) Creative Live Membership - (Discount Code Here) PHLEARN Membership - (Discount Code Here) Shoot From the Pit with David Bergman Store Suggestions: B & H Photo & Video - Deal Zone Adorama DVE Store
Using Remote Cameras
Nov 3 2022
Using Remote Cameras
David Bergman has been on the show many times. Along with twice on the normal shows, first back on Episode 48 for "Composition, Creativity, and Workflow", and then on Episode 137 for a "Making Better Action Photos", he was also a guest on Image Critique #9. His most recent spot was on the show about "The Best Photo Advice You've Ever Been Given". Today makes appearance number 3 on the normal shows. The other day David posted a shot to Instagram that immediately made me think of doing a show. In all the time I have been doing Behind the Shot I can think of two times where I found out during the show that a shot was done with a remote camera. In those cases I honestly thought the photographer may have been at the camera, mostly because the photos were from locations where a photographer could have been at the camera. Sometimes, however, a remote camera can get you into a position where you simply can't physically be. It maybe a safety issue, like up in the truss above a stage, or a space issue where you can't fit. The shot David posted was from the drum set during a Luke Combs show. Rarely, if ever, will you see a photographer sitting in front of the drum set during a major concert, but as David mentioned in the post, sometimes you come up with crazy ways to catch unique shots, shots that keep you interested when you're shooting the same show over and over again. That post made me realize that I had never done a show on the process of using a remote camera. I mean, I have touched on it with guests, but it's never been the focus of a show. That thought surprised me. Personally I have asked friends many times, including David, how they go about solving all of the challenges involved with mounting, focusing, and triggering a remote camera. Obviously there had to be others that wanted those answers too! Well, today is the day. David usually needs no introduction, and he's been on the show so many times at this point I will assume you know him well. If however, you are not aware of David, let me do a brief intro... he is a New York based commercial photographer and photo educator who specializes in action, music, and portraiture photography. He is also a world class educator. Having attended his "Shoot From the Pit" workshop, I would say he is one of the absolute best out there at teaching photography. His AdoramaTV show "Ask David Bergman" may be the best photography tutorial series there is. He is a born educator. David's current running tour gig is as the photographer for Luke Combs, one of the most successful country artists working today. As the official tour photographer for Bon Jovi and Luke Combs, he has documented bands on stage and on the road in more than 30 countries. He has also toured with Barenaked Ladies and Gloria Estefan, and has worked with Avril Lavigne and Joss Stone. Simply put, he is one of the top photographers working in the entertainment space today, so it's no surprise that he is also a Canon Explorer of Light. Join photographer David Bergman and me as we take a look at how he uses remote cameras to photograph stars like Luke Combs, from setup to the final shot, on this episode of Behind the Shot. Connect with David Portfolio: DavidBergman.net Instagram: @davidbergman Facebook: @DavidBergmanPhoto Twitter: @davidbergman Live Photo Workshops ShootFromThePit.com Ask David Bergman AdoramaTV on YouTube David's Gigapixel Photography ObamaGigapan.com David's Photographer Pick David Lehr: @davidnlehr Photos related to today's chosen image:
Photoshop + Nik Color Efex Pro + Nik Silver Efex Pro
Oct 20 2022
Photoshop + Nik Color Efex Pro + Nik Silver Efex Pro
A few episodes ago I talked about masking in Lightroom, which is one of my favorite new features in the program. It wasn't a deep dive into masking, but a demonstration of how I use masks in Lightroom to add depth to my concert photography using what I call "Dodge & Burn +". It's a technique that's easy to do, and can be used on any genre of photography. During that show I mentioned that, for most jobs, I can usually finish all of my edits in Lightroom now, but that on occasion I may still finish an image in Photoshop. There are a number of reasons I might still end up in Photoshop. I might have a shot I want in my portfolio, and I just want to add som POP to it. I may have a critical client image that needs more complex edits, frequency separation, advanced masking or layers, or I might need tools that are either better in Photoshop, or that only exist there. With all of the options available in Photoshop, there are two specific techniques that, if I end up there, I will almost always try. These techniques don't always work, and in fact there are times they make the image worse, but my success ratio with these techniques is so high that will always at least try them. The steps I describe in this show will require Adobe's Photoshop, which has a trial version available here, and the Nik Collection from DxO, which also has a trial version. From the Nik set of plugins I use Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro often. Silver Efex Pro is a great BW conversion tool, but today we will use it differently, and I have to thank the amazing Alan Hess for this technique. Join me as I walk through how I use two of my favorite ways to finish an image in Photoshop, with the help of Nik's Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Steve Portfolio: stevebrazill.com Instagram: @stevebrazill Twitter: @stevebrazill Links Mentioned in the Show Adobe Photoshop: Photoshop from Adobe Nik Collection from DxO: Nik Collection of 8 Plugins
Creative Lighting
Oct 6 2022
Creative Lighting
There are rankings in photography that I had no idea even existed. For example, the #1 Fearless Photographer in North America, and Top 3 in the World, for 2021 is Jason Vinson. He's also ranked as one of the Top 100 Fearless Photographers of all time. I am intrigued, and that alone makes me want to meet him. Jason is a multi-award winning wedding and documentary photographer, based out of Northwest Arkansas, and the awards list is impressive, with awards from Junebug Weddings, World Best Wedding Photos, ISPWP, Masters of Wedding Photography, Documentary Family Awards, and more. Recognitions like that bring with them an audience that wants to learn, and Jason is a skilled speaker, instructor, writer, and content creator for establishments such as WPPI, Portrait Master, Rangefinder, PPA, Fstoppers, to name a few. Jason is also a Stella Pro Ambassador, for the Stella Pro line of lighting from Light & Motion. I saw these lights for the first time at this year's WPPI, and again at NAB, and I am seriously impressed. I might need to get some of these. With all of that, I think the part on his "About" page that struck me is this list: lover of extreme sports self proclaimed beer snob dinosaur impersonator mexican food junky technology nerd Three of the five mean we will clearly be friends. As an ambassador for brands such as Stella Pro Lights, Flashpoint, Magmod, Aftershoot, DreambooksPro, Holdfast, DVLOP, and more, Jason is taking the photography community to new heights, and I'm excited to have him on the show. Join multi-award winning wedding and documentary photographer, and Stella Pro Ambassador, Jason Vinson and me as we explore the creative use of light in his wedding and portrait images, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Jason Portfolio: vinsonimages.com Patreon: @Jason_vinson Instagram: @vinsonimages_jason Twitter: @vinson83 Facebook: @VinsonImages Jason's Photographer Pick Phil Sharp: philsharp-photo.com | @philsharp Stella Pro Lights Website: stellaprolights.com All Socials: @stellaprolights
Focusing On The Moment
Sep 22 2022
Focusing On The Moment
I know a lot of photographers that work in multiple genres, but Kevin Jairaj is unique among them. One day he might be shooting a wedding, and a few days later college or pro sports. Then, on the days in-between, you might find him doing a fashion or boudoir shoot. What makes him unique is that he is very accomplished in each and every one of these fields. In just a few short years, Kevin has become one of the most sought after photographers working today, both in the USA and worldwide. He has done photoshoots, weddings, and events in London, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, Anguilla, and Aruba, in addition to the work he shoots in Texas and the rest of the USA. Kevin is also a favorite among the celebrity crowd and has photographed weddings and events for many musicians, actors, and famous athletes. Kevin's accomplishments have been highly recognized, and rewarded. He is one of only a few people in the world to hold the Triple Master Title from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), as well as a Master of Photography from PPA (Professional Photographers of America). When it comes to competitions, Kevin is at the top of his craft, having won Numerous 1st Place Awards in the very prestigious WPPI 16×20 and 8x10 print competitions, as well as having several prints selected in the PPA Loan collection over the years. I mentioned wedding photography earlier, and his work in that world has also been highly recognized. He was named a Top Knots of Wedding Photography by the very well respected Photo District News magazine, and his book for wedding photographers, titled “Stylish Weddings”, was published by Amherst Media. Kevin is also sought after In the sports world. He was chosen by USA Today to take portraits of key members of the USA Summer and Winter Olympic Teams, as well as covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang for them. Along with a recurring role in the hit Discovery Channel Show "Fast N Loud.", and covering Super Bowls, Final Fours, the World Series, and National Championship games, Kevin has also been the Official Photographer for the College Football Playoff National Championship since its inception in 2015. Add to all of this Kevin's recent win of 1st place in the basketball category in the 2022 World Sports Photography Awards! Kevin Jairaj's success behind the camera is well deserved, and being named as a ProFoto Legend of Light in 2017 is well earned. Join sports and portrait photographer Kevin Jairaj and me as we take a look at focusing on the moment that matters, while working under the pressure of an important shoot, on this episode of Behind the Shot. Connect with Kevin Personal: kjimages.com Instagram: @kevinjairaj Twitter: @kevinjairaj Facebook: @kevinjairaj
Best Photo Advice You’ve Been Given?
Sep 8 2022
Best Photo Advice You’ve Been Given?
Today is another special episode, at least to me it is. In the almost six years I have been doing this show I have had guests share so much knowledge, and that got me thinking. "What is the Best Photo Advice You've Ever Been Given?" is a pretty open ended question. In fact, if you replace the word "photo" with "creative" it gets even more generalized. Still, it's an interesting one because for many of us there has been a moment where someone shared something with us that 'clicked'. It could be a quote we saw, a technique we learned, words of wisdom from someone we respect, or simply words of encouragement at a time when we really need it. Everyone creative that I know has helped someone else at some point. We have all, in fact, been on both sides of that equation at some point. From asking questions about gear, technique, or business, to answering them for someone else.  Reviewing a friend's website, critiquing their images, or helping them figure out what rate to quote for a gig are just a few of the ways we, as a community, help each other. It's part of what makes me feel close to other photographers, many of whom I have never met in person. Good honest advice is invaluable in any line of work, but in the creative world it can be the difference between getting a gig, or not. That is where today's show comes from, the desire to share with you really good advice. I reached out to a number of people I respect in the photography and creative worlds, and I asked each of them "What is the Best Photo Advice You've Ever Been Given?" - and the response blew me away. Many of today's guests are friends of mine, or friends of the show, while some are people I only know through social media. Everyone whose schedule allowed it wanted to join in. I asked each of them to record a video, of around one or two minutes, where they introduce themselves, share the best advice they've been given, and let you know where you can follow them. Some of them have pro setups for doing this (I'm looking at you Bergman), while others used their phones. This is what made it all really work for me. This show isn't about being on a set, or having a great mic in front of you. It's all about the great knowledge these pros share, and the responses often surprised me. Spanning everything from technique and technical tips to business concepts, this show is exactly what I was hoping for, and I hope you find it as special as I do. BTW, while I did reference photography in the question, the responses can be applied to any creative space. Join me and 19 friends of the show, as we answer the question "What's the Best Photo Advice You've Ever Been Given", on this Behind the Shot. Thank you to this these amazing creatives that joined in for today's show (in alphabetical order): Adam Elmakias: adamelmakias.com | @elmakias Aki Fujita Taguchi: aftphotography.tokyo | @a.f.t.photography Andy Ihnatko: ihnatko.com | @ihnatko Ant Pruitt: antpruitt.com | twit.tv | youtube.com | @ant_pruitt Brad Moore: bmoorevisuals.com | @bmoorevisuals Britt Bowman: brittbowmanphotography.com | @britt_bowman Christie Goodwin: christiegoodwin.com | @christiegoodwin David Bergman: davidbergman.net | shootfromthepit.com | @davidbergman Freddy Clark: freddyclark.photography | @freddyclarkphoto Ian Spanier: ianspanier.com | @ianspanier Jeff Harmon: phototacopodcast.com | @harmonjeff Joe McNally: joemcnally.com | @joemcnallyphoto Jose Negrete: jose-negrete.com | @_josenegrete Moose Peterson: moosepeterson.com | @moosepeterson Peter Hurley: peterhurley.com | headshotcrew.com | @peter_hurley Rick Sammon: ricksammon.com | @ricksammonphotography Steve Rose: steverosephotos.com | @steve_rose Troy Miller: imageryconcepts.com | spicyjello.com | @spicyjello | @spicyjello_bw Vanessa Joy: vanessajoy.com | @vanessajoy
Dodge & Burn +
Aug 26 2022
Dodge & Burn +
I have always had a love / hate relationship with Lightroom, meaning 20% love and 80% hate. There are just parts of this app that drive me crazy, or seem like they're designed by someone that has never edited a photo in their life, or used a computer, or knows what a mouse is. Recently however, one feature has completely changed how I do my edits... Masking. Lightroom has had masks for a while, but a few recent updates have really taken them to the next level. On this episode I want to share how I use the latest features in Lightroom to help shape the light in my images. The basic premise of this is something I used to do with radial filters, and I talked about this back in January, 2021 on the TWiT Network's Hands on Photography show, episode 62, hosted by my buddy Ant Pruitt. A viewers eye is usually drawn to the brightest spot in an image, and sometimes to the most saturated spot. The idea with this technique is to create more depth in the image, by editing the subject separately from the environment they are in. By doing this you can make sure that not only is the subject the brightest, or at least from the point of view of what a viewer will focus on, but that the background falls back in the scene even more. If you're not familiar with dodging and burning, it's a technique carried over from the old darkroom days, where you would darken or lighten various parts of an image to create depth. By sculpting the tonal variances you can shape a subject's face, or accentuate the rolling hills in a landscape. Traditionally this is done by simply changing the exposure in parts of the image, and Lightroom has adjustment brush effect presets that do just that, with the burn option defaulting to an exposure of -30, and the dodge preset starting at +25. There is also a technique available for dodging & burning using luminance masks, a feature I found in a video from Serge Ramelli called "the best kept secret to Dodge and Burn in Lightroom". I haven't used this method myself, but it does look interesting. What this original concept of dodging & burning is missing is the fact that modern editors, like Lightroom, have many more adjustments available than just exposure. We now have sliders available for contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks. We even have contrast based tools like texture, clarity, and dehaze. When you add saturation and noise to the mix, a Lightroom adjustment brush, or other masking tool, gives you what I call "Dodge & Burn +". Today I am going through six of my images. For five of them I will show you the straight-out-of-camera shot, and my final basic crop and edit. Then, I will show you how I add my version of a mask, using a preset I like for my concert shots. My settings may, or may not, work for your type of photography, but it will at least get you started. For most images my preset is just a starting point, and I do change it a little to fit what each shot needs. On the sixth image I will start with the straight-out-of-camera version and show you how I might process it from scratch, start to finish. For many, if not most of my images, this technique is enough for me to consider the image done. I should note however that for critical client images, or portfolio shots, I will usually finish my images with a few techniques I love in Photoshop. If this show does well, maybe I will do more like it, and share those finishing touches as well. Join me as I walk through how I use one of my favorite Lightroom techniques to add depth to an image. It's "Dodge & Burn +" with masks in Lightroom on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Steve Portfolio: stevebrazill.com Instagram: @stevebrazill Twitter: @stevebrazill Links Mentioned in the Show Hands on Photography: twit.tv Serge Ramelli's Video on Luminance Masks: youtube.com
Creating Better Corporate & Environmental Portraits
Aug 11 2022
Creating Better Corporate & Environmental Portraits
Corporate portraits can be challenging. Everything from tight spaces and limited time, to a mix of personalities and desired goals, the photographer has to become the fixer. Adding to that, telling the story of what someone does in a single photo might be one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do. When it comes to these types of commercial shoots, there are many possible directions you can go. Some people opt for the traditional portrait, the ones against a backdrop. Others try to embrace the story of the subject with an environmental portrait, by placing the subject in a scene designed to help the story. This is where today's guest excels. Spokane, WA based Zack Berlat is a commercial and editorial photographer that specializes in creative portraits, combining bold colors, dynamic compositions, and authentic emotion. Looking through his portfolio is like looking at a book full of inspiration. Photo after photo that uses space and the subject's environment in some of the most wonderfully creative ways. Zack's work has taken him everywhere from a 6x12 jail cell to a 14th-century monastery in the Italian countryside, and his approach to portraiture is clear... he brings a refreshing curiosity about what makes his subjects who they are. With clients ranging from Gonzaga and Regis Universities to Providence Hospitals and the Spokane Symphony, Zack has mastered the art of placing a person in a scene in a way that immediately tells the viewer what they are looking at. Join commercial and editorial photographer Zack Berlat and me as we take a look at how to create better corporate and environmental portraits, on this episode of Behind the Shot. Connect with Zack Personal: zackberlat.com Instagram: @zackberlat Zack's Photographer Pick Steve Korn: stevekornphoto.com
Favorite Light Setups
Jul 28 2022
Favorite Light Setups
LA based photographer Ian Spanier was first on the show back in 2019 for a conversation about Classic Portraits & Classic Lighting, discussing a portrait of actor Jeff bridges. His lighting style immediately struck me as something so classic, and timeless. Since then, Ian and I have become friends, and when he was invited to do a lighting workshop for the photography students at California Baptist University in my hometown he invited me to sit in. Watching his laid back style was inspiring. Ian has a way of seeming so calm, even as 15 things are happening around him, any of which could derail the project. Recently, two things got me thinking about a different kind of show. One was talking to Vanessa Joy at WPPI this year, and wanting to get her on the show again. The other was watching Ian work at that workshop. I started to really look at what the show meant to me, and why I started it. Then it hit me... I look at Behind the Shot as a backwards interview. Instead of me interviewing a photographer, the photographer and I interview the photograph. Those "normal" Behind the Shot episodes are based on looking at one image, through it's many aspects, like the composition, lighting, posing, props, location, and post production. But, what I reversed that? What if we looked at one aspect, and how that element looks when applied in various photographic examples? This show is one of the results of that idea, and the second in the series. It's a show focused on Ian Spanier's favorite lighting setups. In this episode we are going to look at four of Ian's go-to setups, using a few images as examples, along with some behind-the-scenes images. Ian will help us understand the different characteristics of each modifier and setup, as well as the reason he might pick one setup over another, based on location, subject, or intended use. Ian will also introduce us the brand new umbrella, and idea he had and then developed with Westcott, the Westcott Deep Umbrella. This is a chance to speed up your on-set workflow, and start using tested and proven light setups on your jobs. If you're new to lighting, and need a bit of confidence boost, Ian's knowledge can help you get over any fears and start lighting you subjects with confidence. Oh yeah, in case you were wondering, the first show in this series was the one I did with Vanessa Joy focused on Posing Tips. It's no wonder that Ian's work is so refined. He began taking photographs at six years old, and he majored in photography in college. While he ended up working in publishing for some time, as an editor, photography never left him. He ended up teaching himself medium and large format, as well as lighting. Today Ian is a respected and published artist. His first full book of published work, "Playboy, a Guide to Cigars" arrived in cigar shops in November 2009, with the public version hitting retail stores in the Spring of 2010. The book is a collection of his photographs made in six countries, and spanning two and a half years. His second book project was a different subject altogether, and “Local Heroes: America’s Volunteer Fire Fighters,” came out to critical acclaim in the Fall of 2012. His personal project "Right Next Door," has been featured on Huffingtonpost.com (here and here), The Daily Mail, and the Platypod Blog, and he's not even finished shooting! As an educator, Ian loves to share his experience as a lecturer for Canon, Westcott, PPA and the NY Photo Expo, B&H, The Sante Fe Workshop (2019) and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Ian is an Ambassador for Westcott as a "Top Pro," ThinkTank Photo, Spider Holster, as well as Hoodman USA, Sekonic, Naroo Global Masks, CamRanger, and finally, he's on Imagenomic's featured photographer list. The original “Masters of Photography” have always inspired Spanier as they shot what they saw. For him, there is no “one” subject that he photographs; he shoots what he sees. This approach has certainly paid off too.
Complex Photo Shoots
Jul 14 2022
Complex Photo Shoots
I get guest suggestions often, very often in fact, and almost all of them are for amazing photographers, but on occasion the suggestion stops me in my tracks. On those very rare occasions, no matter where I am or what I am doing, the photographer is so good that I need to ask them to be on the show right then. This is an example... On April 13th I saw that I had a DM on Instagram from Jaime (@elespaiz) making a suggestion that I do a show about a specific image, a global publicity photo for "Jurassic World Dominion". What was interesting to me is that the link Jaime sent was to a series of behind the scenes images for the shoot, and the description was fascinating. The next post from the photographer showed the end result, and it was amazing. At this point, some browsing was in order. What I found was some of the absolute best photography I have seen. Let me pause for a moment to say something important. If you have listened to the show for any period of time then you know I love looking at great images. I find many of my guest's works to be some of the best you'll find, but this photographer was different. The photographer was Art Streiber, and it seems most every one I know is very familiar with Art. In fact, after being invited to a student exhibit at California Baptist University by the director of the photography program, Christopher Kern, I mentioned to him that I was excited about a new potential guest. He response was that he'd known Art for years. I'm embarrassed to say that I wasn't aware of Art Streiber before Jaime's message. How on earth had I never seen Art's work before? To be more specific, I most likely had seen his work before, and probably had seen it often, but I was completely unaware of Art. I am hoping that with this show I help you avoid that embarrassment. Art is a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in portrait, reportage, entertainment, and advertising photography, and for the last decade, Streiber’s imagery has been selected to appear in American Photography and Communication Arts Photography Annual. To put his talent in perspective, let me list a few of his clients... Starting with Editorial clients we have the likes of Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, New York, Fortune, ESPN, GQ and The New York Times Magazine. His Entertainment clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, A&E, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, TBS, TNT, The CW, IFC, MTV, SyFy Channel, Showtime, TVLand, Universal Studios, Columbia-TriStar, Dreamworks, Paramount, STX, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios. For Advertising clients we have Chase Bank, KFC, Kohler, Cadillac, Miller Lite, Heineken, Subway, Farmers Insurance, Oakley and Disneyland. Art Streiber is at the top of the game. As an educator, Art has lectured at the International Center of Photography, The Santa Fe Workshops, Art Center College of Design, PDN's Photo Plus, Savannah College of Art & Design, ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado at Boulder and at The Stanford Publishing Course - his BA in Communications is from Stanford by the way. Having been honored by American Photo Magazine, the Pacific Design Center and the Los Angeles Center of Photography, it seems I am not the only one that is struck by the amazing imagery he creates, and as you hear in this show, he creates his shots... at times with very complex sets, production, and post work. For me, what sums up Art's work best, and perhaps the biggest compliment I can give him, is that I see the clear inspiration he draws from the great portrait, fashion and documentary photographers of the mid 20th Century. Today's image is a perfect example. As we were picking the image for this show, which wasn't easy at all considering there are about 100 of his shots I have questions about, Art described a few images to me as "BIG productions under intense parameters". That's intriguing. He described these shoots as "a window onto productions that perhaps your listeners don’t experience / w...
Adventure Photography
Jul 1 2022
Adventure Photography
Alex Buisse is an adventure photographer based out of Alberta, Canada, but it would seem that Chamonix, France has his heart - at least photographically. Alex is a climber, but around the same time he fell in love with that, he also fell into photography. The combination of those two passions allows Alex to create some absolutely stunning photographs. These two disciplines seem to feed each other, and by Alex's own admission have caused him to climb bigger and wilder mountains so that he would get better images. This balance of the physical art of climbing and the creative art of photography have also caused him to constantly work to become a better photographer. Imagine making some extremely difficult climbs only to not be able to do the scene justice in the resulting photos. That would be such a loss for us, the viewers. Over a decade ago Alex was studying Computer Science when he dropped out to move to the climbing mecca of Chamonix, France to pursue adventure photography full time. I'm not sure how his parents felt about it at the time, but based on his portfolio, the world is a better place because we get the benefit of seeing his amazing work. Alex's work has provided him with some amazing opportunities, and unique life experiences. Alex has sailed an expedition yacht around Cape Horn, been invited to an Ethiopian coffee ceremony in Dadaab Refugee Camp, photographed Usain Bolt at the Olympics, skied to the North Pole, named three (small) mountains in Greenland, adventure raced through Tierra del Fuego, climbed on K2 and been winched from a rescue helicopter at night - on purpose! Alex is that person we have all heard about, the one that makes you realize you haven't been living your life to the fullest. Along with his adventure photography, he has branched out into a few other genres, including portraiture, humanitarian, automotive and industrial. His ability to deal with the complicated logistics of shooting in wild places, with unpredictable weather, make him a sought after talent. His client list is a Who's Who: Patagonia Garmin BMW Nissan Novartis VISA Red Bull Microsoft Scandinavian Airlines Adidas Arc'teryx Petzl Black Diamond Sports Illustrated The Economist International Olympic Committee Chamonix-Mont-Blanc NationalGeographic.com CNN Alex is also one of the over 600 photographers in 41 countries that represented by the art production agency Wonderful Machine. Wonderful Machine is a very interesting concept, with a list of photographers that is top notch. I have to admit I am excited to try and get a few others from their roster on the show. Join climber and adventure photographer Alex Buisse and me as we discuss his world of adventure photography, and as we take a deep dive, or should that be deep climb, into his image of Jeff Mercier climbing out of the depths of a moulin, a crevasse in Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Alex Portfolio: alexbuisse.com Climbing Posters: montblanclines.com Instagram: @alexbuisse Twitter: @alexbuisse Facebook: @alexbuissephotography Alex's Book Mont Blanc Lines: French | Italian | English (Release October 6, 2022) Alex's Photographer Picks Danielle Villasana: daniellevillasana.com | @davillasana Eric Bouvet: ericbouvet.com | @ericbouvet Alex's App Picks Sun Seeker: www.ozpda.com | Android | iOS FatMap: fatmap.com | Android | iOS Photographers Ephemeris: photoephemeris.com | iOS | iOS 3D
Posing Tips
Jun 16 2022
Posing Tips
At WPPI this year I ran into Vanessa Joy, my first time meeting her in person. We chatted about the classes and workshops she was doing at the conference, and the friend I was with suggested that I get her on the show again. I had such a great time when Vanessa was on the show the first time, talking about how to Elevate Your Wedding Photography, that when she agreed to do it I jumped at the chance. As I was thinking about this show, I knew that I wanted to do something different than the first one. She is a world renowned wedding photographer, and a Canon Explorer of Light, so there had to be a way I could approach this show uniquely. That's when it hit me... Every show we take one image and explore and dissect the multiple aspects required to make the image. From the planning and pre-visualization, to exposure, lighting, post production, posing and more. What if we reversed that process? What if we picked just one of those aspects and examined it through multiple working scenarios, using multiple image examples per scenario? Vanessa Joy is an expert in posing, so I knew what the main topic would be. She has a free Posing Inspiration Guide, and a Speed Posing Course at speedposing.com. The hard part was trying to find a way to approach posing on multiple levels. What I settled on was four photo shoot scenarios: Solo, Couples, Standard Groups, and Random Groups - let me explain... Solo Subjects would be anytime you have just one person in front of the camera; Couples would be when you have two subjects in front of the camera, whether they are actual couples or not; Standard Groups - OK I wasn't sure what to call it, but basically think of this as when you have a group of people on almost the same focal plane - like when you say "everyone get together"; and the last one is how I think of a band portrait, or a commercial type shoot - that's a Random Group, as in randomly placing subjects not only left to right, but forward and backwards on the Z axis. Obviously, we could go into every possible scenario you might encounter, but even then someone would say something crazy "I need the groom in a tree and the bride in a boat". There is just no way to cover every scenario, so we are going to do these four, with 3 different image examples per category. Since Vanessa is a wedding photographer, we are using mostly wedding type images here, but you can of course apply the concepts we discuss to any genre. And let me just add, when I say she is a world renowned wedding photographer, that there are only five Canon Explorers of Light in the field of Wedding Photography - just five, and Vanessa is one of them. Vanessa Joy photographs weddings from Austin and Dallas, TX, to New Jersey, New York City, and Manhattan, and of course is sought after for destination weddings. Her style is photojournalistic, and has led to multiple awards. Her work has been seen in The Knot, RangeFinder, Grace Ormonde, Brides, and more. As an educator, she has 11 classes on CreativeLive, and you can even buy her preset packs. And yes, she's an author, with her book "The Off-Camera Flash Handbook: 32 Scenarios for Creating Beautiful Light and Stunning Photographs" available now, and she has 3 new digital books: The Business Of Wedding Photography, Building & Marketing Your Wedding Business, and The Art Of Wedding Photography. Vanessa Joy is at the top of the wedding photography game, and I am so glad to have her on the show once again. Please join Canon Explorer of Light Vanessa Joy and me as we take a deep dive into Posing Tips, on this episode of Behind the Shot. Connect with Vanessa Website: vanessajoy.com Website for Photographers: breatheyourpassion.com Blog: vanessajoyphotographyblog.com Twitter: @vanessa__joy Instagram: @vanessajoy Facebook: @VJoyPhoto YouTube: @vanessajoy Vanessa's Videos Mentioned During the Show Budget Photography Gear Shootout Featuring Miguel Quiles: YouTube
In Public: Street Photography
Jun 2 2022
In Public: Street Photography
George Schaub is a photographer's photographer, and that may be the best compliment I can give anyone. George has a been a professional photographer since 1966, when he was the House photographer for promotion, brochures, and events at International House, NYC - and he's been a writer for almost as long. From the 1970s through the 2000s his career took off, with articles published in Studio Photography magazine, followed by articles and illustrations in the New York Times Sunday Arts and Leisure section, Video Photography, Lens Magazine, Lens on Campus, Photographer’s Forum, Camera Arts, Photo District News, and a monthly column in Darkroom Photography magazine. George was a regular contributor to Travel Holiday magazine and he had photo and technology related articles in consumer magazines such as Popular Mechanics, Travel & Leisure, Men’s Journal, and American Photographer. After covering the L.A. olympics, George was hired as an Assistant Editor at popular Photography magazine, and later became a writer and copy editor, before eventually becoming the Executive Editor. With all of that experience, George has also been heavily involved on the education side of photography, through his writing, and his workshops through a number of educational outlets, including the famed Santa Fe Photo Workshops. He was an Adjunct Professor at New School University/Parsons School of Design, teaching courses that included a General Intro lecture course, a Masters Class in Black and White Printing, Digital Camera intro; Advanced Photo Techniques; Digital Photo Processing, and Digital Printing. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Sitka University for online critiques and assignments. His body of work is extensive, and after a number of photo and illustration books, some of which have been self-published, George's latest book is In Public, which covers his street photography from 1970 through 2020. Join author, educator, and photographer George Schaub and me as we explore his approach to Street Photography, his new book In Public, and his photo Illusion Realite, on this episode of Behind the Shot. Connect with George Portfolio: gschaub.zenfolio.com Instagram: @gschaubphoto Facebook: facebook.com EBay: ebay.com George's Book In Public: blurb.com George's Photographer Pick W. Eugene Smith: magnumphotos.com
Overpower Daylight
May 19 2022
Overpower Daylight
Rick Sammon has said that he specializes in not specializing, and I am seeing that approach to photography more often. Today's guest is Will Cadena, and his portfolio include Weddings, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Commercial work, and Cinematography, and the entire body of work is world class. Will brings a sense of space to his images, with subjects that pop off the background. His lighting never leaves the subjects without their environment, while at the same time keeping the background in it's place. I'm browsing his site while writing this, and there is just an amazing richness to his work. Needless to say, picking an image for this show was difficult. Having started taking an interest in photography at a young age, today he is a sought after speaker. He has educated audiences at the Canon Experience Center, and the Fundy Inspiration Workshop to inspire Disney's Fine Art photographers at Disney World. He's spoken at PhotoPlus NY, and is a Speaker & International Judge at WPPI. From Imaging USA to the Vegas Symposium Will Cadena is helping to advance the creative community. His client list ranges from FJ Westcott and Think Tank Photo to Synology, Wacom, Sekonic and Celebrate. From Shinzo Abe - the Prime Minister of Japan, to Johnny Depp, Derek Jeter, Michael Bloomberg or Timothy Gunn, it seems Will can work in any situation regardless of pressure. Join photographer Will Cadena and me for a chat about everything from shooting on location to overpowering the sun, and as we dissect how he made his beautiful fashion photo, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Will Portfolio: willcadena.com Instagram: @WillCadena Twitter: @WillCadena Facebook: @WillCadenaPhotography Vimeo: @WillCadena Conferences with Will as a Speaker VegasSymposium: vegassymposium.com PHOTOPLUS: photoplusexpo.com Wedding MBA: weddingmba.com Imaging USA: imagingusa.org WPPI: wppiexpo.com Will's Photographer Pick Take a look at who he follows on Instagram: instagram.com Model | Hair & Makeup (At 30:46 I asked if Will remembered the model's name. Thanks to Jennifer Denton Photography, who reached out on Instagram (@jendentonseniors) to mention the name of the model, and the hair & makeup crew.) Model - Victoria Quartieri: @victoria_quartieri Hair & Makeup - Jax Studio: @jaxstudio
College Wrestling Photography
May 5 2022
College Wrestling Photography
A few days ago Jeremy Lanthorn (@Snackem on Twitter) sent me a guest suggestion: @stevebrazill check out @LeviVentura_ and this shot of @GableSteveson at the NCAA wrestling tournament. Would make a great BTS episode. I get a lot of guest suggestions, and while I reach out to most of them, many never answer back. In this case, I replied to the tweet, Levi Ventura answered back almost instantly, and here we are with a new show. I wasn't familiar with Levi before this, but I hope more people will be after this show. Levi Ventura is a 22 year old college student majoring in graphic design. He has only been working as a freelance photographer & videographer since 2019, but since that time he has been creating content for Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs' social media. Ranging from high school sports to the NCAA, this young creative has been creating such fantastic work in a very short period of time. Along with a clear passion for sports photography and video, Levi has also been focusing on working with small businesses and brands to help provide quality content for their social media sites. Based on looking through his site, I'd expect big things from Levi to happen quickly. His client list already includes names like Asics and USA Wrestling, and it's his NCAA wresting work that really jumps out - yes, a jump joke for today's image. Join photographer Levi Ventura and me as we explore his composite image of Gable Steveson doing his famous backflip, after winning his final match at his last NCAA wrestling tournament, on this Behind the Shot. Connect with Levi Portfolio: levivphoto.com Instagram: @leviventura.photo Twitter: @LeviVentura_ YouTube: @LeviVentura Vimeo: @LeviVentura Levi's Photographer Pick Tony Rotundo: @tonyrotundo.waw on Instagram