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.
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