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  • Wedding Photography by Vanessa Joy: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews wedding photographer Vanessa Joy, and discusses how she developed her own photographic style.

  • Episode 235: Mike Corrado on Creating Dynamic Images

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey interviews Mike Corrado as he discusses how he creates images with high impact, energy and emotion. He also talks about his remote photography and personal projects.

  • Episode 234: How Videos Can Grow Your Brand Online

    In this Episode, Tamara interviews Brad Jefferson, CEO of Animoto. Brad talks about how Animoto was created and how making videos is easy and fun as well as it can help boost your SEO.

  • Episode 233: Parker J. Pfister on Lighting an Image

    Personal projects are one of the best ways to revitalize the creativity in your work. In this episode, Tamara interviews, top wedding photographer Parker J. Pfister on how he uses light to create images with impact and also how he is taking time to refresh his work.

  • Episode 232: Location Lighting with Profoto B2

    In this episode Tamara Lackey goes on location to do a fun portrait shoot with the new portable and lightweight Profoto B2 lighting system.

  • Episode 231: Tamara Lackey’s Nikon D810 First Impressions

    In this episode Tamara Lackey shows how to further customize your white balance settings with the Nikon D810 and shares some of her impressions on several of the camera´s great new features, as well as how it has performed over dozens of shoots.

  • Episode 230: How to Photograph Children Naturally

    In this episode of reDefine Show, Tamara Lackey demonstrates how to capture a child’s natural energetic expression in a split second.

  • Episode 229: Send Photos from DSLR to Your Mobile Device

    No wireless connection? No problem! Learn how to wirelessly transfer your images from your DSLR to your mobile device whether or not you even have a Wi-Fi enabled camera with Tamara Lackey on the reDefine Show.

  • Episode 228: Ryan Schembri

    AdoramaTV Presents the reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey. In this episode, Tamara interviews Triple Master Photographer, Ryan Schembri about how to do well in Photography Contests.

  • Episode 227: Dixie Dixon

    Tamara Lackey interviews fashion and advertising photographer Dixie Dixon in this episode of reDefine Show, where Dixie shares some tips and tricks on how to get into and succeed in the fashion industry.

  • Episode 226: Using a Versatile Lens for Fast Moving Subjects

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara Lackey shares some quick tips on how to better photograph fast moving subjects with just one versatile lens.

  • Episode 225: How to Capture a Variety of Portraits with Just One Lens

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara Lackey illustrates how with just one extremely versatile lens, you can capture incredible macro shots, beautiful close-ups and classic portraits.

  • Episode 224: Roberto Valenzuela

    Tamara Lackey interviews wedding photographer Roberto Valenzuela in this episode of reDefine Show, where Roberto talks about how posing is more about emotion rather than memorization.

  • Episode 223: Jerry Ghionis

    Tamara Lackey speaks with Jerry Ghionis about how he made window light portable – and he shares a tutorial on shooting with his Ice Light, after offering three genius tips on how to get, and stay, successful in photography.

  • Episode 222: Peter Hurley Part 2

    Tamara Lackey interviews Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley in this episode of reDefine Show, where Peter shares some smart insight into building your photography business while offering great tips on better portraits.

  • Episode 221: Peter Hurley Part 1

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara Lackey speaks with accomplished Headshot Photographer Peter Hurley about how his personality contributes to the expressions he gets in his subjects, and he shows us a few tips on photographing faces more attractively.

  • Episode 220: Tamara’s Simple Lighting Tutorial

    Join Tamara as she shows you how to create a simple, broadly-lit lighting configuration in a studio or for an in-home portrait shoot.

  • Episode 219: Photography Tutorial with Tamara

    Join Tamara as she shows you the ease of photographing small groups or family portraits in an “anywhere”-type location situation by utilizing simple posing and navigating the use of fill light by working with a reflector when you don’t have an assistant.

  • Episode 218: Live Tutorial with Tamara

    In this lively tutorial, Tamara Lackey shows why photographing portraits of an unposed subject isn’t always as attractive as it sounds – and how a bit of posing and work on expression can go a long way.

  • Episode 217: Dave Cross

    Join Tamara as she speaks with Photoshop Hall of Famer Dave Cross, who has also taught photoshop longer than nearly anyone on the planet, and he shares insight into the software’s surprising roots and explains why practicing photoshop photography will take your work to the next level.

  • Episode 216: Joy Bianchi Brown

    Join Tamara as she speaks with marketer, imagineer and co-owner of Jules Bianchi Photography, Joy Bianchi Brown, about techniques on how to market yourself as a photographer, engaging your community and creating profit from the work you love.

  • Episode 215: Matt Kloskowski

    Join Tamara as she speaks with photographer, Lightroom guru, and Director of Education for Kelby Media Group, Matt Kloskowski about his journey from sales to art, his preferred gear, and a peek into the inside track of the Kelby Media empire.

  • Episode 214: Bobbi Lane

    Join Tamara as she speaks with photographer and educator Bobbi Lane about her best creative and business advice on the competitive field of professional commercial photography.

  • Episode 213: Vincent LaForet Part 2

    Join Tamara as she speaks with award-winning director, pulitzer-prize winning photographer, and popular educator Vincent Laforet about how he pulled far and away from the pack in Part 2 of the episode.

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  • Episode 212: Vincent LaForet Part 1

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara speaks with award-winning director, pulitzer-prize winning photographer, and popular educator Vincent LaForet about how he pulled far and away from the pack.

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  • Episode 211: Stuart Scott

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    Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Stuart Scott

    In this episode of reDefine, Tamara speaks with high-profile ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott about his 20 years in the creative field, his hard core fight with cancer, and how he approaches creativity and criticism. And listen in as he shares love for iconic sports photography – and the definitive source of his constant drive. More from the show… »

  • Episode 210: Lindsay Adler

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    I don’t want to discourage people by saying ‘it’s who you know’…it’s not who you know, who your family knows in that way, it’s who you make yourself known to.Lindsay Adler

    Join Tamara as she speaks with Lindsay Adler about exactly how she got into the highly competitive field of Fashion Photography in New York City – and what it’s like on a day to day basis.
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  • Episode 209: Jeremy Cowart Part 2

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    I’m slowly accepting that I’m not the photographer, I’m just the idea person. Photography is just my current tool.Jeremy Cowart

    In Part 2 of Tamara’s discussion with artist, photographer and humanitarian Jeremy Cowart, he shares new concepts of work he’s exploring, steps through the set up of a typical celebrity shoot, sharing painful misfires that can occur, and – finally – shows off his serious hip hop dance moves (spoiler: they’re good). More from the show… »

  • Episode 208: Jeremy Cowart Part 1

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    The funny thing is when I look at surfing, snowboarding, drumming, dancing and shooting, even though those other things aren’t art, there’s a freedom that runs through all of them. It’s this free flowing form of expression.Jeremy Cowart

    In this episode of reDefine, join Tamara for Part 1 of her conversation with artist, photographer and humanitarian Jeremy Cowart about his role as a celebrity photographer and idea generator.

    Walking through some of his most recent work and latest endeavors, Jeremy explains his mixed reaction to doing massive tour photography and the details behind his lifelong connection to Haiti.

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  • Episode 207: Joel Grimes

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    It’s just a matter of never giving up, following the current trends, tools at hand…I see an idea, I follow up on that.Joel Grimes

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey speaks with renowned commercial photographer Joel Grimes about how he creates his unique work. Listen in as Joel Grimes shares gear favorites, the methods behind his successful longevity as an artist, and how his passion for lighting created his signature look.

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  • Episode 206: Me Ra Koh

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    If you have the tenacity to go for something, then why should you not go for it.Me Ra Koh

    In this episode, Tamara delivers Part 2 of her interview with speaker, photographer, and author Me Ra Koh. Listen in as Me Ra shares camera gear favorites, overcoming fear, and how she used tenacity to turn a dream into a reality.

    If you ever wanted to know how photographers become sponsored by major camera manufacturers, you won’t want to miss Me Ra’s story.

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  • Episode 205: Me Ra Koh

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    It’s part of who I am and part of what makes me so passionate today. No matter what you’ve gone through, there is still so much you can have.Me Ra Koh

    In this episode, Tamara delivers Part 1 of her interview with speaker, photographer, and author Me Ra Koh.  Listen in as Me Ra shares her unique path into the photography industry, how she turned to the camera as a means of healing – and wound up as a popular prime-time photo expert, with the distinction of being a Sony Artisan of Imagery.

    If you ever wanted to know how photographers become sponsored by major camera manufacturers, you won’t want to miss Me Ra’s story.

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  • Episode 204: Dane Sanders

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    Be you–figure out who you are first and build off of that. It’s ironic that the more I understand the parts of me I don’t like and I make friends like that, how much more of me comes to the table that can be creative.Dane Sanders

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with portrait and wedding photographer, Dane Sanders, about business consulting, publications, favorite camera gear, and advice on how to succeed by making great decisions, taking action, and being “you”. Dane Sanders enjoys speaking with professionals about how to transform their creativity into a business. In this episode, Dane shares details about speaking publicly at large events, his successes with the publication of Fast Track Photographer, and his collaboration of a community of photographers who regularly meet, share, and support each other.

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  • Episode 203: Bambi Cantrell

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    There’s always an excuse for not making progress and not moving forward. I believe it’s important to put blinders on, be very forward focused on where you want to go and just ignore the negative noise.Bambi Cantrell

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with photography legend Bambi Cantrell about her journey from point & shoot photographer’s assistant to one of the most decorated photographers in the industry. Sharing her trials, errors, and takeaways from a longstanding career in shooting and education, Bambi offers some excellent advice to anyone looking to improve their craft and business.

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  • Episode 202: Jessica Claire Part 2

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    Change is going to happen whether you want it to or not. If you don’t change, something is going to change for you. So it doesn’t matter if you like it or not or think it’s a good thing or not, it’s going to happen. So, you need to decide to be happy and decide that you enjoy what you’re doing, because if you want to continue doing it, you need to make some of those changes along the way.Jessica Claire

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with internationally-renowned wedding photographer, Jessica Claire. Join Jessica as she shares how she developed her brand, SHOOTSAC, a company that sells camera lens bags for professional photographers. She will also share her thoughts on constant changing technology and her successes with using social media sites such as Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • Episode 201: Jessica Claire Part 1

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    If I blog twice a week, it probably takes me a good 4 or 5 hours…I’d say 10, 12, 15 hours a week doing just blogging.Jessica Claire

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with internationally-renowned wedding photographer, Jessica Claire. Join Jessica as she shares how extreme hustle and some expense got her business off the ground in a heavily-saturated market. When starting a business, it is important to find a reliable outlet for advertising and exposing your name and your work. In an age where social media and on-line advertising is so prevalent, one of the key strategies in marketing is savvy blogging.  Staying connected and featuring your work, whether it be photography or video, is a key way to spread your business internationally.

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  • Episode #121: Catherine Hall

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    The best thing you can do as a photographer is shoot, shoot, shoot, practice, practice, practice, because that’s really the only way you’re going to find your voice.Catherine Hall

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down in New York City with Catherine Hall, editorial and wedding photographer – and the host of TWiT Photo. Catherine shares some outstanding tips and experiences, including a very personal one that really opened her eyes up to the impact of good photography. And listen in to the very end, as she leaves us with possibly one of the best ever quotes from a guest on reDefine.

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  • Episode #120 : Mark Wallace

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    The creative outlet became a full-time job…I was working over a 100 hours a week.Mark Wallace

    In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with commercial photographer and video creator, Mark Wallace.  He walks us through the pretty fascinating road he took to build his career, including years of producing morality plays, several hospitalizations due to flat-out exhaustion, and all kinds of awesome-to-see hairstyles.  And, faced with the flash round, Mark opens up about his favorite gear and his technical pet peeves.

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  • Episode #119 : Penny de los Santos Part Two

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    If you are ever, ever going to make a picture that has emotion, intent, or feeling…You need to be able to do that with yourself.Penny de los Santos

    In this episode of reDefine, we continue our talk with food and travel photographer, Penny de los Santos as she tells us her three best pieces of advice, including how to get a mentor (even if they don’t really want the job). And, we dig into on-assignment story where seemingly all hope is lost.  Check out our TedX Austin mash-up for this cool photography cliffhanger.

    More from the show… »

  • Episode #118 : Penny de los Santos

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    In this episode of reDefine we talk with food and travel photographer Penny de los Santos. We chatted in New York City one evening, and she shared with us how she makes hummus look sexy, and how exploding your life can be a fantastic career move. And, if you ever want to pack super, super lightly for the editorial assignment of your dreams, you are going to want to tune in to find out how.

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  • Episode #117 : Brian Smith

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    It was one of those days that you thank the photo gods for giving you a career like this.Brian Smith

    In this episode of reDefine, we talk with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Brian Smith.   We chatted in Las Vegas about his experience creating a collection of Academy Award portraits with top celebrities.  And he shares some pretty clever insight of how he caught the eye of magazine editors, so listen close.

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  • Episode #116 : Doug Gordon

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    This is not a job you can do halfway.  There are no ‘bad’ days in a photographer’s life.Doug Gordon

    In this episode of reDefine, we continue our discussion with the very popular and quite business-savvy, Doug Gordon.  Doug shares with us his favorite photography toys and also walks us through his three smartest pieces of advice for anyone running their own business, recognizing that although passion is incredibly significant, it’s going to take more than that to pay the bills.

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  • Episode #115 : Doug Gordon

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    I firmly believe that what happens in the pose creates the naturalness of the moment.Doug Gordon

    In this episode of reDefine, we sat down with Doug Gordon, shock value master, and recent recipient of a UN Leadership Award. We met up in New York and talked about how his unique, willing-to-cross-the-line personality has actually led to his very successful business, and if you have ever heard Doug speak or follow him on social media, you might understand why we had to edit this piece down just a bit. But, we were left with an educational and excellent conversation.

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  • Episode #114 : Paula Poundstone

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    The way I work is very organic.  I have jokes and they are very autobiographical in nature. Paula Poundstone

    In this episode of reDefine, we talk with the very funny Paula Poundstone, one of the top 100 comedians of all time.  Paula joins us from her home in Los Angeles to share why being a stand-up comic is pretty much like being any other creative, you can get exhausted looking at your competition, instead of focusing on your own work.  Paula also shares why, after a diagnosis of OCD, she realized it was nearly impossible to corral her own self, which led straight to her very successful, and wildly unique creative style.

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  • Episode #113: Scott Bourne

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    I’m a storyteller…my job is to use whatever tools available to me…to convey a message that is deeper than one can see at first glance.Scott Bourne

    In this episode of reDefine we joined photographer, and controversial media personality, Scott Bourne, in his Las Vegas studio.  We discuss why Scott loves photographing birds, specifically, and why good media should cause viewers to react.  Positively, or negatively, they should react.  And, listen in as he shares some no-nonsense advice for anyone looking to excel in the creative arts.

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  • Episode #112: Tyler Stableford

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    As a former journalist, photojournalist, and magazine editor, I’ve spent most of a decade before becoming a full-time photographer, honing and crafting a sense of story. So that’s been very important.Tyler Stableford

    In this episode of reDefine, we talked with Tyler Stableford, one of the top adventure photographers in the world as ranked by Men’s Journal, and director of the award-winning film, The Fall Line. We met up in New York to talk about some of his more hazardous experiences, such as photographing through extreme G-forces and shooting on the floor of a coal mine while it was actually bouncing up.  And listen in as he explains why volunteering is one of the most important, and selfish ways, to advance your craft and your career.

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  • Episode #111: Sue Bryce

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    I had to evolve my business in order to keep it alive.Sue Bryce

    In this episode of reDefine, we caught up with the very talented Sue Bryce, Australia’s Portrait Photographer of the Year. We had a chance to sit down, while we were both in Atlanta, to discuss the process behind why her clients look and feel so gorgeous. And, listen in as Sue shares how she took her business from nothing, to $20,000 a week, because the last thing your business model should be is an afterthought.

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  • Episode #110: Art Streiber, Part 2

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    I’ve gotten to the point where, fortunately, I can see the photo or see an idea for the photo.Art Streiber

    Thanks for tuning into the second part of our interview with iconic portrait artist Art Streiber. We continue our chat as he tells us his greatest limitation is the time he actually gets to work with his high profile subjects, and how focusing too much during a shoot can actually make you lose the perfect shot. Also, a question from my fairly obsessed young daughter – what was it like to work with Justin Bieber?

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  • Episode #109: Art Streiber

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    …understand that it’s a slow build, and realize that you have to be completely committed to that climb.  Art Streiber

    On today’s episode of reDefine we talk to iconic portrait artist, Art Streiber. We were fortunate enough to catch up with him while he was prepping for a photo shoot for Town and Country Magazine at Industria Super Studios in New York City. Art tells us about how making a name for yourself is more of a marathon than a sprint. And, even though his portfolio is a veritable who’s who of Hollywood and beyond, Art shares what his number one dream job would be.

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  • Episode #108: Jasmine Star

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    I want my business to serve me. I don’t want to serve my business.Jasmine Star

    In this episode of reDefine, we talked with celebrated wedding photographer Jasmine Star, recently selected as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine. We managed to find some time while we were both speaking at WPPI- U in Atlanta to discuss running a streamlined business by learning how to say “no.”  Listen in as Jasmine shares how to personalize your brand, and the importance of always practicing your craft.

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  • Episode #107: Chase Jarvis, Part 2

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    That’s the thing that is so beautiful about art…is that you never have arrived. To me, that’s beautiful and humbling.Chase Jarvis

    This episode of reDefine is the second part of our interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis, conducted in his Seattle studio. In this second part of a 2-part episode, Chase gets very real about how he deals with critics, actually taking pride in being disruptive. And, while on the topic of criticism, some thoughts on dealing with the voices in your OWN head.

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  • Episode #106: Chase Jarvis, Part 1

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    There’s no charmed existence in this line of work that we’re in.Chase Jarvis

    This episode is part one of our two part interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis. Tamara met with him in his sleek Seattle studio. In the episode, Chase shares his journey to becoming a 10 year “overnight” success, which included more no’s early on than you might think, and just how much inspiration for his visionary work comes from outside of photography. More from the show… »

  • Episode #105 Matthew Jordan Smith

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    It’s not about sitting back waiting for the phone to ring.Matthew Jordan Smith

    Tamara talks with beauty and fashion photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith, about shooting what you love, how to get out and make business happen, and his favorite photography “toys.” More from the show… »

  • Episode #104: Kevin Kubota

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    I was letting my camera my camera get in the way of being a good photographer.Kevin Kubota

    Tamara Lackey catches up with Kevin Kubota at the Mirage in Las Vegas.  He shares how he’s reinventing his wildly successful career, announcing his retirement from photographing weddings – despite being ranked as one of the top wedding photographers in the world – so he can better focus on the work he loves to do.   Kevin shows of some of his new work and shares some great advice for anyone starting out in the business, including some easy-to-make mistakes to avoid. More from the show… »

  • Episode #103: Katie Brown

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    When I saw an opportunity, I over-delivered.Katie Brown

    At a recent event at the Children’s Museum of the East End in the Hamptons, Tamara sat down with author and television host Katie Brown, of PBS’ The Katie Brown Workshop and Lifetime’s Next Door with Katie Brown to discusses how she created her success, what she considers when balancing motherhood and work – and exactly what she looks for when hiring commercial photographers.

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  • Episode #102: David duChemin

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    Courage is not the absence of fear.David duChemin

    Tamara met with World & Humanitarian Photographer and Author David duChemin to discuss his intriguing transition into photography by way of twelve years as a comedian in show business, following theology school. As a passionate champion for people doing work they love, David offers candid glimpses into the highs and lows of his fast-moving photography career and relays sage advice to those running small businesses.

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  • Episode #101: Hubert Davis

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    I was scared…I knew I was good at basketball, but I didn’t think I could do anything else..Hubert Davis

    On June 29th, Tamara sat down with ESPN College Basketball Analyst Hubert Davis in the reDefine studio and discussed how he crafted a high-profile career out of working six months of the year – so that he can also spend six months out of the year with his family.

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    Guest : Catherine Hall

    Summary : In this episode of reDefine, we sit down in New York City with Catherine Hall, editorial and wedding photographer – and the host of TWiT Photo. Catherine shares some outstanding tips and experiences, including a very personal one that really opened her eyes up to the impact of good photography. And listen in to the very end, as she leaves us with possibly one of the best ever quotes from a guest on reDefine.

     

  • Episode 120

    Episode 120

    Episode 120

    Guest : Mark Wallace

    Summary : In this episode of reDefine, we sit down with commercial photographer and video tutorial creator, Mark Wallace.  He walks us through the pretty fascinating road he took to build his career, including years of producing morality plays, several hospitalizations due to flat-out exhaustion, and all kinds of awesome-to-see hairstyles.  And, faced with the flash round, Mark opens up about his favorite gear and his technical pet peeves.

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  • Mark Wallace

    Mark Wallace is a commercial fashion photographer based out of Phoenix, AZ who teaches workshops across the country. He is creator and host of the web-based video series “Digital Photography One on One” and “How’d They Do That?” sponsored by AdoramaTV. Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark also has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees. Mark shoots commercial, travel, and stock photography as well as creating video content for many photography equipment manufacturers. His work is currently used by Shea Homes, Sekonic, PocketWizard, Profoto, iGo, Henan-Prosper, Ford Models, Allstate, National Public Radio, KB Home, The Scottsdale Police Department, The US Army and a very nifty coffee shop in Australia. Mark is the co-founder of Snapfactory studios.

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  • Episode 119

    Episode 119

    Episode 119

    Guest: Penny de los Santos

    Penny De Los Santos is an award-winning documentary photographer known for her sensitive and evocative photo essays and food, travel, and landscape photography.

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    In this episode of reDefine, we continue our talk with food and travel photographer, Penny de los Santos as she tells us her three best pieces of advice, including how to get a mentor (even if they don’t really want the job). And, we dig into on-assignment story where seemingly all hope is lost.  Check out our TedX Austin mash-up for this cool photography cliffhanger.

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  • Episode 117

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    Episode 117

    Guest : Brian Smith

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on X Factor, had an exhibit at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, had cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine, we talk with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Brian Smith.   We chatted in Las Vegas about his experience creating a collection of Academy Award portraits with top celebrities.  And he shares some pretty clever insight of how he caught the eye of magazine editors, so listen close.

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  • Brian Smith

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on X Factor, had an exhibit at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, had cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…

    For the past 30 years, his bold, graphic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines. His first magazine photograph appeared in LIFE Magazine when Smith was a 20-year-old journalism student at the University of Missouri. Five years later, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photographs of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was again a finalist for the Pulitzer for his photographs of Haiti in Turmoil. His photograph of Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics won first place in both World Press Photo and the Pictures of the Year competition and he was named as one of American PHOTO magazine’s New Faces in Photography.

    His work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, Aperture Gallery, Chelsea Art Museum and the W Los Angeles. His book ART & SOUL, done in partnership with The Creative Coalition with support from Sony features Smith’s portraits of celebrities with their messages about the importance of finding the arts.

    Smith has been featured on the cover of the Photo District News Portraiture Issue and the Communication Arts Photography Annual, American PHOTO, Popular Photography, Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder and After/Capture magazines. His work has appeared in hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine and British GQ.

    He is a Sony Artisan of Imagery, Loweprofessional and X-Rite Coloratti. He has appeared on X Factor and Fine Living Network. He is President of Editorial Photographers, an organization of the top magazine photographers and newspaper photojournalists from around the world and frequently a speaker at photography seminars and to photo students at colleges, universities and art institutes around the country.

    His photography career began as a high school swimmer clearly not destined for the Olympics in the pool, yet this provided him with the opportunity to photograph swimming and other sports as a stringer for the Ames Daily Tribune. Three million miles later on assignments to six continents his home in Miami Beach, Florida.

     

    “I’ve got the greatest job in the world. My worst days as a photographer might be the greatest days in the lives of many people.” — Brian Smith

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  • Episode 116

    Episode 116

    Episode 116

    Guest : Doug Gordon

    Doug Gordon, a photographer/ teacher/motivational speaker, was raised by penguins following a childhood boating accident. He graduated from high school with an astounding GPA of 74 and that was only because he could throw a baseball over 90mph. His SAT scores, while not perfect, were very appropriate for his efforts. He continued his education with a one-night class at Suffolk Community College, where he both learned that not all issues can be reduced to black or white and received the best sleep of his life, as he describes it.

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine, we continue our discussion with the very popular and quite business-savvy, Doug Gordon.  Doug shares with us his favorite photography toys and also walks us through his three smartest pieces of advice for anyone running their own business, recognizing that although passion is incredibly significant, it’s going to take more than that to pay the bills.

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  • Episode 115

    Episode 115

    Episode 115

     Guest: Doug Gordon

    Doug Gordon, a photographer/ teacher/motivational speaker, was raised by penguins following a childhood boating accident. He graduated from high school with an astounding GPA of 74 and that was only because he could throw a baseball over 90mph. His SAT scores, while not perfect, were very appropriate for his efforts. He continued his education with a one-night class at Suffolk Community College, where he both learned that not all issues can be reduced to black or white and received the best sleep of his life, as he describes it.

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine, we sat down with Doug Gordon, shock value master, and recent recipient of a UN Leadership Award.  We met up in New York and talked about how his unique, willing-to-cross-the-line personality has actually led to his very successful business, and if you have ever heard Doug speak or follow him on social media, you might understand why we had to edit this piece down just a bit.  But, we were left with an educational and excellent conversation.

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    Doug, a photographer/ slash teacher/ slash motivational speaker, was raised by penguins following a childhood boating accident. He graduated from high school with an astounding GPA of 74 and that was only because he could throw a baseball over 90mph. His SAT scores, while not  perfect, were very appropriate for his efforts. He continued his education with a one night class at Suffolk Community College, where he both learned that not all issues can be reduced to black or white and received his best sleep of his life, as he describes it.

    While in his grueling, one class semester of night college, he continued his growth as wedding photographer (and chubby guy) who knew how to swerve with the ladies, including the love of his life, his beautiful wife, Vim. Now married for almost 13 years, he lectures frequently to his children on a variety of subjects, including, but not limited get into Disney restaurants without a reservation, while making up a great story. .  He enjoys the misery of his favorite baseball team, the NY Mets, as well as watching Halle Berry  and fishing, despite the painful memories.

    Now, while we know Doug’s bio is intriguing and will draw questions, we figure to limit future inquiry, here are answers to some of the most common questions:

    (a) Emperor Penguin, not King.

    (b) Yes, it was cold.  Thankfully, I had a sweater.

    (c) 880 of which 800 points were for signing his name.

     

     

    For more information, visit douggordonworkshops.com.

  • Episode 114

    Episode 114

    Episode 114

    Guest: Paula Poundstone

    Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, PAULA POUNDSTONE is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity.  The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.”  Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants”. Paula grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts and by the time she was nineteen was traveling on a Greyhound bus across the country – stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  She credits her kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bump, with being the first one to spot her comedic talents.  Bump wrote in a letter to Paula’s parents: “I have enjoyed many of Paula’s humorous comments about our activities.”

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine, we talk with the very funny Paula Poundstone, one of the top 100 comedians of all time.  Paula joins us from her home in Los Angeles to share why being a stand-up comic is pretty much like being any other creative, you can get exhausted looking at your competition, instead of focusing on your own work.  Paula also shares why, after a diagnosis of OCD, she realized it was nearly impossible to corral her own self, which led straight to her very successful, and wildly unique creative style.

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    Comedy and photography are closer linked than you may think.  Paula share how she is inspired by real life, how to survive as a creative artist, and how to become a stand-up comic.

    Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, PAULA POUNDSTONE is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity.  The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.”  Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants”. Paula grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts and by the time she was nineteen was traveling on a Greyhound bus across the country – stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  She credits her kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bump, with being the first one to spot her comedic talents.  Bump wrote in a letter to Paula’s parents: “I have enjoyed many of Paula’s humorous comments about our activities.” In 1979 Paula began nurturing her standup comedy talent as part of the Boston comedy scene, and then moved to San Francisco where she continued to flourish.  By 1990 she’d relocated to Los Angeles and had starred in several comedy specials for HBO, as well as appeared on Saturday Night Live when friend and mentor Robin Williams hosted the show.  Paula’s first one-hour HBO special, “Cats, Cops, and Stuff.” made her the first woman to ever receive the Cable ACE for best standup comedy special. She also starred in a self-titled talk show series for HBO (for which she won her second Cable ACE Award for Best Program Interviewer, beating out other, more recognized names in that field.) In 1992, Poundstone forsook what she considered the ‘staid’ 5-minute standup set on late night talk-shows for something she thought would be more real with the audience and filed memorable field commentary of the Presidential Election for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  This led to her own show on ABC, aptly named, “The Paula Poundstone Show”, and behind-the-scenes coverage of that year’s EMMY Awards for which she was critically acclaimed.  During this time, she also became the first woman to perform at the White House Correspondents dinner. By the mid-90’s, Poundstone had shifted her performances from comedy clubs to performing arts centers and theatres where her interactions with the crowd became the stuff of legend. In 1996, Paula taped her second hour special for HBO, “Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard,” – the first time that elite university has ever allowed it’s name to be used in the title of a television show.  The Boston Globe also said about Paula,  “You know Poundstone’s a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one—there’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.” Paula’s off-kilter sensibility and impeccable timing made her a perfect fit for NPR’s “oddly informative”, weekly news quiz program, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” which she joined as a regular panelist seven years ago.  Hosted by Peter Segal, the show is broadcast in 50 states and gives Paula a chance to match wits with some of today’s leading pundits – not to mention interact with some of the people at the forefront of our nation’s eyes, including Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.  The show tapes weekly before a live audience at the Chase Auditorium in Chicago, or on location. It took Paula eight years to write her first book, There’s Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say. (Harmony Books, a division of Random House, Hardcover pub: November 2006, with foreword by Mary Tyler Moore) “That’s because I was writing it in real time,” Poundstone jokes. Part memoir, part monologue, Paula’s unique laugh-out-loud book features biographies of legendary historical figures including Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc and Sitting Bull, among others, from which she can’t help digressing to tell her own. The paperback edition is also available nationwide. In 2007 BRAVO premiered Paula’s newest standup comedy special: “Paula Poundstone: Look What the Cat Dragged In” The show was taped before a live audience in Los Angeles at the landmark Orpheum Theatre. Other credits include:  Frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion;”  Voice of Judge Stone on ABC’s Saturday Morning “Science Court” aka “Squigglevision”, and “Paula”, the mom in Cartoon Network’s “Home Movies. Paula has made numerous appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman;” ”Sesame Street;” “To Tell The Truth” and “Comic Relief.”   Paula won an EMMY Award for her field pieces on PBS’s “Life & Times,” and is also the author, along with her high school math teacher, Faye Ruopp, of three math text books for children published by Heinemann Press: The Sticky Problem of Parallelogram Pancakes; Venn Can We Be Friends? and You Can’t Keep Slope Down Paula’s published several magazine articles, and for five years wrote a back-page column in Mother Jones. In 2009 Paula released her first comedy CD: I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Maine, 60 minutes of the smartest comedy recorded live at the sensational Stone Mountain Arts Center  – because as Paula says, “It’s very hard to do it any other way.”   The new CD is available at www.amazon.com , iTunes, and at www.paulapoundstone.com. Paula continues as the National Spokesperson for (ALTAFF), The Association of Library Trustees Advocates Friends & Foundations, a national network of enthusiastic library supporters who believe in the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities and campuses. Paula is supporting libraries on a local level by partnering with promoters and the local Friends organization in cities where she performs. The local Friends group receives tickets for use in fundraising or promotion as well as a portion of the book and CD sales after the performance where she makes herself available for signings. Says Poundstone: “It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women.  The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood  up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.  If you haven’t been to your library lately, you’re overdue. Paula began fostering children in the early 1990’s, and went on to become a parent to three children of her own, Toshia 18, Allison 15, and Thomas E., 12, The family lives in Santa Monica, California.

     

    Find out more at www.paulapoundstone.com

     

     

  • Episode 113

    Episode 113

    Episode #113

    Guest:

    Scott Bourne

    Scott Bourne is a digital media pioneer and has been involved in photography for more than three decades. His award-winning photography has appeared in more than 200 books, magazines, newspapers, television shows, fine art galleries and websites. He’s the author of five photography books including his most recent, GoingPro, co-written by Skip Cohen, which is expected to be released by Random House in the spring of 2011.

    Scott’s led workshops and seminars, taught for or spoken at conferences or events sponsored by Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, CreativeLive.com, Lynda.com, the National Association of Broadcasters. North American Music Merchants, MacWorld, Washington Professional Photographers Association, WPPI, PartnerCon, The Professional Photographers of America, Seattle Art Center, Marketing Essentials International, The Consumer Electronics Show and Olympic Mountain School of Photography.

    Scott holds the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He’s also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor. He was one of the first photographers to receive the Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation and also holds the Master Photographer designation awarded by the Washington Professional Photographers Association.

    Scott’s business acumen and marketing skills have landed him on the boards of directors or advisors for dozens of media companies and Internet startups, as well as several large photographic-related businesses. Scott is also the co-founder of the Professional Wedding & Studio Photographers International and GoingPro, with Skip Cohen.

    To see Scott’s work visit: www.scottbourne.smugmug.com

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine we joined photographer, and controversial media personality, Scott Bourne, in his Las Vegas studio. We discuss why Scott loves photographing birds, specifically, and why good media should cause viewers to react. Positively, or negatively, they should react. And, listen in as he shares some no-nonsense advice for anyone looking to excel in the creative arts.

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  • Scott Bourne

    Scott Bourne is a digital media pioneer and has been involved in photography for more than three decades. His award-winning photography has appeared in more than 200 books, magazines, newspapers, television shows, fine art galleries and websites. He’s the author of five photography books including his most recent, GoingPro, co-written by Skip Cohen, which is expected to be released by Random House in the spring of 2011.

    Scott’s led workshops and seminars, taught for or spoken at conferences or events sponsored by Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, CreativeLive.com, Lynda.com, the National Association of Broadcasters. North American Music Merchants, MacWorld, Washington Professional Photographers Association, WPPI, PartnerCon, The Professional Photographers of America, Seattle Art Center, Marketing Essentials International, The Consumer Electronics Show and Olympic Mountain School of Photography.

    Scott holds the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He’s also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor. He was one of the first photographers to receive the Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation and also holds the Master Photographer designation awarded by the Washington Professional Photographers Association.

    Scott’s business acumen and marketing skills have landed him on the boards of directors or advisors for dozens of media companies and Internet startups, as well as several large photographic-related businesses. Scott is also the co-founder of the Professional Wedding & Studio Photographers International and GoingPro, with Skip Cohen.

    To see Scott’s work visit: www.scottbourne.smugmug.com

  • Episode 112

    Episode 112

    Episode #112

     

    Guest:

    Tyler Stableford
    Aspen photographer and cinematographer Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his work. Men’s Journal named him “One of the Seven World’s Greatest Adventure Photographers,” and he is one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light.

    Tyler has won numerous photo and filmmaking awards from Communication Arts, PDN, American Photo and The International Photography Awards, among others.

    He and his staff volunteer to shoot at least one week per year for nonprofits, and he is an active member of the environmental-business organization “1% For The Planet.”

    Tyler is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He lives in the Aspen valley with his wife, Megan, and children Annabelle and Sam.

    To learn more about Tyler and view his work, please visit his website www.tylerstableford.com

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine, we talked with Tyler Stableford, one of the top adventure photographers in the world as ranked by Men’s Journal, and director of the award-winning film, The Fall Line. We met up in New York to talk about some of his more hazardous experiences, such as photographing through extreme G-forces and shooting on the floor of a coal mine while it was actually bouncing up.  And listen in as he explains why volunteering is one of the most important, and selfish ways, to advance your craft and your career.

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  • Tyler Stableford

    Want to take your photography into the wild?  Tyler has a unique view of how to become an adventure photographer, and how to move from photography to video easily.

    Aspen photographer and cinematographer Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his work. Men’s Journal named him “One of the Seven World’s Greatest Adventure Photographers,” and he is one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light. 

Tyler has won numerous photo and filmmaking awards from Communication Arts, PDN, American Photo and The International Photography Awards, among others.

 He and his staff volunteer to shoot at least one week per year for nonprofits, and he is an active member of the environmental-business organization “1% For The Planet.” 

Tyler is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He lives in the Aspen valley with his wife, Megan, and children Annabelle and Sam.

    To learn more about Tyler and view his work, please visit his website www.tylerstableford.com

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    You can even display right from your laptop’s VGA connection. Fitting in the palm of your hand, the truly portable, battery-operated PK102 is perfect for sharing photos, videos and other images wherever you go.”
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  • 111: Sue Bryce

    111: Sue Bryce

    Episode #111

    Guest:

    Sue Bryce

    Multi-talented Sue Bryce, is a Master Photographer, Artist, Illustrator, and anthropologist. Her style of contemporary fashion-inspired portraiture gives her clients the experience of looking like the women in magazines and feeling beautiful. Sessions are designed to pamper and celebrate everything about her clients. Sue believes beauty is not on the outside, it’s something that shines out when you love who you are.

    Sue has received many awards for her work, including Portrait Photographer of the Year 2007 and Highest Scoring Print 2008 by the New Zealand Institute Professional Photography Master National Awards, and Portrait Photographer of the Year 2011 and Highest Scoring Print 2009 by the Australian Institute Professional Photography Master National Awards.

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine, we caught up with the very talented Sue Bryce, Australia’s Portrait Photographer of the Year. We had a chance to sit down, while we were both in Atlanta, to discuss the process behind why her clients look and feel so gorgeous. And, listen in as Sue shares how she took her business from nothing, to $20,000 a week, because the last thing your business model should be is an afterthought.

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  • Sue Bryce

    Want to capture your photography subjects at their most beautiful?  Sue Bryce shares how to pose and work with glamour photography subjects.

    Multi-talented Sue Bryce, is a Master Photographer, Artist, Illustrator, and anthropologist. Her style of contemporary fashion-inspired portraiture gives her clients the experience of looking like the women in magazines and feeling beautiful. Sessions are designed to pamper and celebrate everything about her clients. Sue believes beauty is not on the outside, it’s something that shines out when you love who you are.

    Sue has received many awards for her work, including Portrait Photographer of the Year 2007 and Highest Scoring Print 2008 by the New Zealand Institute Professional Photography Master National Awards, and Portrait Photographer of the Year 2011 and Highest Scoring Print 2009 by the Australian Institute Professional Photography Master National Awards.

    To see Sue’s work, please visit her Gallery online at http://suebryce.com/

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  • 110: Art Streiber, Part 2

    110: Art Streiber, Part 2

    Episode #110

    Guest

    Since 1994 Art Streiber has been a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in reportage, travel, portrait and entertainment photography. Editorial clients include Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Fortune, Time, ESPN, Rolling Stone and Town & Country.
    Entertainment clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, CNN, Fox, TBS, TNT, The CW, MTV, SyFy Channel, Showtime, Universal Studios, Columbia-TriStar, Dreamworks, Paramount, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios.

    Art has lectured at the International Center of Photography, The Santa Fe Workshops, The Julia Dean Photographic Workshops, Art Center College of Design, APA Atlanta, PDNʼs Photo Plus, SCAD, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado at Boulder and at The Stanford Publishing Course.

    Artʼs images have been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; American Photography in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; the APA National Photo Competition in 2006; the American Photo Magazine Images of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and the Communication Arts.

    Photography Annual in 2005, 2008 and 2011. Art’s website has been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2007 and 2009.
    In 2005 Art was named to American Photo Magazineʼs list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and in April 2008 Art was presented the Pacific Design Centerʼs “Star of Design” Award for Photography.

    Summary

    Thanks for tuning into the second part of our interview with iconic portrait artist Art Streiber. We continue our chat as he tells us his greatest limitation is the time he actually gets to work with his high profile subjects, and how focusing too much during a shoot can actually make you lose the perfect shot.  Also, a question from my fairly obsessed young daughter – what was it like to work with Justin Bieber?

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  • 109: Art Streiber

    109: Art Streiber

    Episode #109

    Guest

    Since 1994 Art Streiber has been a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in reportage, travel, portrait and entertainment photography. Editorial clients include Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Fortune, Time, ESPN, Rolling Stone and Town & Country.
    Entertainment clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, CNN, Fox, TBS, TNT, The CW, MTV, SyFy Channel, Showtime, Universal Studios, Columbia-TriStar, Dreamworks, Paramount, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios.

    Art has lectured at the International Center of Photography, The Santa Fe Workshops, The Julia Dean Photographic Workshops, Art Center College of Design, APA Atlanta, PDNʼs Photo Plus, SCAD, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado at Boulder and at The Stanford Publishing Course.

    Artʼs images have been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; American Photography in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; the APA National Photo Competition in 2006; the American Photo Magazine Images of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and the Communication Arts.

    Photography Annual in 2005, 2008 and 2011. Art’s website has been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2007 and 2009.
    In 2005 Art was named to American Photo Magazineʼs list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and in April 2008 Art was presented the Pacific Design Centerʼs “Star of Design” Award for Photography.

    Summary

    On today’s episode of reDefine we talk to iconic portrait artist, Art Streiber.  We were fortunate enough to catch up with him while he was prepping for a photo shoot for Town and Country Magazine at Industria Super Studios in New York City.  Art tells us about how making a name for yourself is more of a marathon than a sprint.  And, even though his portfolio is a veritable who’s who of Hollywood and beyond, Art shares what his number one dream job would be.

    How Did I Not Know About This

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    -via Tiffen.com

  • 108: Jasmine Star

    108: Jasmine Star

    Episode #108

    Guest:

    Jasmine Star is an international wedding photographer based in Orange County, California. She  was voted one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers by American Photo Magazine. She has  developed a voice and online brand by leveraging social media and developing techniques to empower clients to become the voice of my brand.

    Summary:

    In this episode of reDefine, we talked with celebrated wedding photographer Jasmine Star, recently selected as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine. We managed to find some time while we were both speaking at WPPI- U in Atlanta to discuss running a streamlined business by learning how to say “no.” Listen in as Jasmine shares how to personalize your brand, and the importance of always practicing your craft.

    Links:

    Jasmine Star, WPPI, Cambio, American Photo Magazine

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  • 107: Chase Jarvis, Part 2

    107: Chase Jarvis, Part 2

    Episode #107

    Guest:

    Chase Jarvis, Photographer & Director
    Chase Jarvis is well known as a visionary photographer, director, and fine artist with a consistent ambition to break down the barriers between new- and traditional media, fine- and commercial art. As a photographic master, Chase has won numerous awards from Prix de la Photographie de Paris, The Advertising Photographers of America, The International Photography Awards, and numerous photographic trade magazine throughout the western world. Photo District News Magazine calls Chase one of the top 30 most influential photographers of the past decade.
    Early in his career, Chase dabbled in filmmaking, directing and producing short films (winning recognition at select film festivals across the country). This passion was resurrected in 2008 when Chase launched the world’s first HDdSLR — the Nikon D90. Chase quickly rose into the limelight as a new “indie” directorial figurehead armed with these new cameras and others like it, as well as the creative chops that have helped defined a new era of filmmaking. As such, his career as a Director and Producer of commercials, short films and music videos has exploded in the last 2 years. Whether working on commercial or personal projects, the opportunity to work with some of the best brands of our time–Apple, Starbucks, Nike and hundreds of others–with multi-platinum artists like Sarah Mclachlan and members of Pearl Jam–Chase has defined an aesthetic that’s all his own.

    In the Fine Art world, Chase has begun to work with curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation, as well as galleries in the USA, Europe and Middle East in photography, film, “instant” and “live” worlds of creativity, and the interrelation of accessible art and popular culture. In the lineage of Warhol, Basquiat, and Shepard Fairey, Jarvis has worked to elevate the nature of instant art, community collaboration and sharing of art while simultaneously democratizing its processes.

    Chase is also the creator of 3 books. Seattle 100, Portrait of a City which is the culmination of a 3 year project photographing cultural leaders in Seattle and combining those images with an ethnography of the city he calls home. Another book launched in 2007 titled simply Stevens Pass–the first book of its kind celebrating a single ski area. And last year’s hit book–part of an ‘ecosystem’ combined with an online site and iPhone app–called The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You was released in the Fall 2009 to widespread media acclaim, and was featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, the Discover Channel, Fox, CBC Canada, as well as in The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times and numerous other media channels in broadcast, print, and online. His iPhone app “Best Camera” was voted Top 20 by Wired Magazine and Macworld, out of more than 200,000 apps online.

    Chase has been featured in print, web, and broadcast—including photography, film and video trades, celebrity, news, and popular culture media—worldwide. Few artists have achieved this meteoric success in any one discipline, let alone achieved at such a high level in all of them. And he’s still in his 30’s.

    In addition to his creative pursuits, Chase has many interests. He is a widely sought after presenter and has been a Keynote speaker on 5 continents. His invites include those ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to universities, to the prestigious TED conferences held worldwide. He is an “accidental” social media maven with millions of followers. He is also an entrepreneur–having recently started one of the world’s fastest growing online education channels, creativeLIVE.com, in January 2010–and is a gifted leader, volunteer, husband and uncle.

    Summary:

    This episode of reDefine is the second part of our interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis, conducted in his Seattle studio. In this second part of a 2-part episode, Chase gets very real about how he deals with critics, actually taking pride in being disruptive. And, while on the topic of criticism, some thoughts on dealing with the voices in your OWN head.

    Links:

    Chase Jarvis, Chase Jarvis LIVE, Cambio Camera Support System, Polaroid, Naked Juice

    How Did I Not Know About This?

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  • TWiT Photo 27: Tamara Lackey

  • THINGS WE LOVE: ReDefine hosted by Tamara Lackey

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  • Jasmine Star

    Straight from Jasmine herself – how to become a successful wedding photographer.  And, if you want to shoot destination weddings, she’ll tell you how.

    I’m Jasmine Star and I’m an international wedding photographer based in Orange County, California. Though I’ve garnered awards for my work and was voted Top 10 Wedding Photographer by American Photo Magazine, my crowning accomplishment was making meatloaf for the first time last year. I, however, still need to work on making the meatloaf edible.

    Beginning just four years ago, I developed a voice and online brand by leveraging social media and developing techniques to empower clients to become the voice of my brand. I live with my husband and fabulous dog, and at times struggle to determine who is my favorite. I love to eat chocolate, run on the beach, and spend too much time writing on this blog. I hope to take the wedding industry by storm. Or learn how to make meatloaf. Whichever comes first.

    Visit Jasmine’s Blog
    Visit Jasmine’s Website

  • Upcoming Guests

    Scott Bourne

    Host of Photofocus.com, a new media producer, consultant, photographer, author, lecturer, teacher and technology enthusiast. Find out more about Scott here.

    Jerry Ghionis

    Widely regarded as one of the top five wedding photographers in the world, Jerry Ghionis is based in Melbourne, Australia and travels frequently on international photography assignments and speaking engagements. Find out more about Jerry here.

    Amanda Gorecki

    Amanda Gorecki is an advanced registered nurse practitioner with over 16 years experience in critical care, surgery, dermatology and neurosurgeryPresident and Founder, Healing Waters Spa, with locations in Witchita, KS, and Durham, NC. Fine out more about Amanda here.

    Dane Sanders

    Named  one of the 30 most influential living photographers of the last decade by Photo District News, Dane is an author, speaker, and creator the Photographer DNA (pDNA) and Business Stress Test (bST) assessment tools as well as a host of other resources for photographers. Find out more about Dane here.

    Bobbi Lane

    Bobbi Lane is a commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing “real people” and travel for stock.

    Shirley Moulton

    Shirley Moulton is an entrepreneur, author and founder and CEO of The ACADEMi of Life, “a Social Enterprise focused on curating wisdom to develop the inner state, wealth, and spirit of a human being.”

    Edie Falco

    Critically acclaimed actress, Edie Falco, has the distinction of being the only actress to earn the Emmy® Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series,’ the Golden Globe® Award for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series,’ and the SAG Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama,’ in the same year. The conservatory-trained Falco has received numerous awards for her performances throughout her career.

    Christa Miller

    Talented actress and photographer, Christa Miller, began her television career when she was cast in a Poloraid commercial at the age of 16. Since then she made numerous television and film appearances.

     

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  • 106: Chase Jarvis, Part 1

    106: Chase Jarvis, Part 1

    Episode #106

    Guest:

    Chase Jarvis, Photographer & Director
    Chase Jarvis is well known as a visionary photographer, director, and fine artist with a consistent ambition to break down the barriers between new- and traditional media, fine- and commercial art. As a photographic master, Chase has won numerous awards from Prix de la Photographie de Paris, The Advertising Photographers of America, The International Photography Awards, and numerous photographic trade magazine throughout the western world. Photo District News Magazine calls Chase one of the top 30 most influential photographers of the past decade.
    Early in his career, Chase dabbled in filmmaking, directing and producing short films (winning recognition at select film festivals across the country). This passion was resurrected in 2008 when Chase launched the world’s first HDdSLR — the Nikon D90. Chase quickly rose into the limelight as a new “indie” directorial figurehead armed with these new cameras and others like it, as well as the creative chops that have helped defined a new era of filmmaking. As such, his career as a Director and Producer of commercials, short films and music videos has exploded in the last 2 years. Whether working on commercial or personal projects, the opportunity to work with some of the best brands of our time–Apple, Starbucks, Nike and hundreds of others–with multi-platinum artists like Sarah Mclachlan and members of Pearl Jam–Chase has defined an aesthetic that’s all his own.

    In the Fine Art world, Chase has begun to work with curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation, as well as galleries in the USA, Europe and Middle East in photography, film, “instant” and “live” worlds of creativity, and the interrelation of accessible art and popular culture. In the lineage of Warhol, Basquiat, and Shepard Fairey, Jarvis has worked to elevate the nature of instant art, community collaboration and sharing of art while simultaneously democratizing its processes.

    Chase is also the creator of 3 books. Seattle 100, Portrait of a City which is the culmination of a 3 year project photographing cultural leaders in Seattle and combining those images with an ethnography of the city he calls home. Another book launched in 2007 titled simply Stevens Pass–the first book of its kind celebrating a single ski area. And last year’s hit book–part of an ‘ecosystem’ combined with an online site and iPhone app–called The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You was released in the Fall 2009 to widespread media acclaim, and was featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, the Discover Channel, Fox, CBC Canada, as well as in The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times and numerous other media channels in broadcast, print, and online. His iPhone app “Best Camera” was voted Top 20 by Wired Magazine and Macworld, out of more than 200,000 apps online.

    Chase has been featured in print, web, and broadcast—including photography, film and video trades, celebrity, news, and popular culture media—worldwide. Few artists have achieved this meteoric success in any one discipline, let alone achieved at such a high level in all of them. And he’s still in his 30’s.

    In addition to his creative pursuits, Chase has many interests. He is a widely sought after presenter and has been a Keynote speaker on 5 continents. His invites include those ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to universities, to the prestigious TED conferences held worldwide. He is an “accidental” social media maven with millions of followers. He is also an entrepreneur–having recently started one of the world’s fastest growing online education channels, creativeLIVE.com, in January 2010–and is a gifted leader, volunteer, husband and uncle.

    Summary:

    This episode is part one of our two part interview with photographer and director Chase Jarvis. Tamara met with him in his sleek Seattle studio. In the episode, Chase shares his journey to becoming a 10 year “overnight” success, which included more no’s early on than you might think, and just how much inspiration for his visionary work comes from outside of photography.

    Links:

    Chase Jarvis, Chase Jarvis LIVE, Herman Miller, Kodak Playsport Video Camera

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  • Scott Bourne

    Photography and media pioneer, Scott Bourne can help you become a photographer.  Want to your photos to appear in newspapers, magazines, and online?  Scott has done it all.

    Scott Bourne is a digital media pioneer and has been involved in photography for more than three decades. His award-winning photography has appeared in more than 200 books, magazines, newspapers, television shows, fine art galleries and websites. He’s the author of five photography books including his most recent, GoingPro, co-written by Skip Cohen, which is expected to be released by Random House in the spring of 2011.

    Scott’s led workshops and seminars, taught for or spoken at conferences or events sponsored by Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, CreativeLive.com, Lynda.com, the National Association of Broadcasters. North American Music Merchants, MacWorld, Washington Professional Photographers Association, WPPI, PartnerCon, The Professional Photographers of America, Seattle Art Center, Marketing Essentials International, The Consumer Electronics Show and Olympic Mountain School of Photography.

    Scott holds the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He’s also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor. He was one of the first photographers to receive the Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation and also holds the Master Photographer designation awarded by the Washington Professional Photographers Association.

    Scott’s business acumen and marketing skills have landed him on the boards of directors or advisors for dozens of media companies and Internet startups, as well as several large photographic-related businesses. Scott is also the co-founder of the Professional Wedding & Studio Photographers International and GoingPro, with Skip Cohen.

    To see Scott’s work go to: http://scottbourne.smugmug.com/

  • Bobbi Lane

    Portraits your specialty?  Interested in capturing your photography subjects better?   Bobbi Lane has experience to share with the up-and-coming portrait photographer.

    Bobbi Lane is a commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing “real people” and travel for stock. Her stock photography has sold worldwide for ads, posters, and billboards.

    Bobbi’s clients include: Aramco, Charles Schwab, GE, Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Symmetry Partners, Net Perceptions, CB Richard Ellis, Samsung, Bose Corp., International Rectifier, Neutrogena, Mattel,  McDonnell/Douglas, Sears’ Tower Skydeck, Sekonic Meters, Weekly Reader, and the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. She’s done pro bono work for the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, Bone Marrow Transplant Center, and the Puente Learning Center in Los Angeles.

    As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her fun-filled workshops. 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 was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education from Advertising Photographers of America for their 25th Anniversary. Photo District News named her one of the Top Workshop Instructors. Her students nicknamed her “Mistress of Light.”

    Bobbi teaches her own Bobbi Lane Workshops in Boston, at the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops, and the International Center for Photography in New York City. She also teaches internationally for Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. She is the Chair of the Education Committee for Advertising Photographers of America, and the creator of their Successful Emerging Photographer’s program. Bobbi helps emerging photographers develop both their skills and techniques as well as advising them on setting up good business practices.

    Bobbi is a Contributing Editor to Photo Techniques magazine, and author of the book, Creative Techniques for Color Photography, published by Amherst Media. Her book, co-authored with fashion photographer Lou Lesko, is “Advertising Photography; A Straightforward Guide to a Complex Industry. She developed the content and filmed two instructional DVDs, Portrait Lighting Techniques and Portraits Unplugged, available through Calumet Photo. Her new DVD Posing and Directing, will be available in Oct.

    Her web site is www.bobbilane.com.
    Additional work can be seen at www.idmaonline.com/pg/profile/bobbil

  • Art Streiber

    Love magazine covers?  Ever wonder who photographers all those celebrities?  Art Streiber’s career is a who’s who of Hollywood and beyond.  Here’s how he got into the magazine portrait business.

    Since 1994 Art Streiber has been a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in reportage, travel, portrait and entertainment photography. Editorial clients include Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Fortune, Time, ESPN, Rolling Stone and Town & Country.

    Entertainment clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, CNN, Fox, TBS, TNT, The CW, MTV, SyFy Channel, Showtime, Universal Studios, Columbia-TriStar, Dreamworks, Paramount, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios.

    Art has lectured at the International Center of Photography, The Santa Fe Workshops, The Julia Dean Photographic Workshops, Art Center College of Design, APA Atlanta, PDNʼs Photo Plus, SCAD, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado at Boulder and at The Stanford Publishing Course.

    Artʼs images have been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; American Photography in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; the APA National Photo Competition in 2006; the American Photo Magazine Images of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and the Communication Arts
    Photography Annual in 2005, 2008 and 2011. Art’s website has been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2007 and 2009.
    In 2005 Art was named to American Photo Magazineʼs list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and in April 2008 Art was presented the Pacific Design Centerʼs “Star of Design” Award for Photography.

    Visit Art’s Website
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  • 105: Matthew Jordan Smith

    105: Matthew Jordan Smith

    Episode 105

    Guest:

    Matthew Jordan Smith, Photographer
    Celebrated photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has worked with some of the most well known names in entertainment today including Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Foxx, Emily Watson, and Oprah Winfrey.  Singer and actress Vanessa L. Williams, television personality Star Jones Reynolds and basketball legend Michael Jordan have all chosen Matthew to create their personal portraits while Pantene, L’Oreal, Revlon, HBO and Showtime are just a few of the international clients that have used his artistry to showcase their vision.

    Matthew’s knack for relating to his photographic subjects on a personal level led to the creation of his first book published by St. Martin’s Press, Sepia Dreams: A Celebration of African-American Achievement Through Words and Images in the Fall of 2001.  Sepia Dreams is a collection of photographs and interviews with fifty African-American celebrities whom speak candidly about the motivations and qualities that enabled them to find and embrace their dreams.  E! Entertainment featured an interview in which celebrities Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry and Taye Diggs speak about their involvement with Matthew in making Sepia Dreams.

    Matthew’s love of photography and people stretches far beyond his commissioned work and has given birth to several personal projects including two new books.  The first book entitled Lost and Found and sponsored by Microsoft focuses on missing and exploited children and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  The book features moving portraits of families whose lives have been touched by the haunting loss of a child.  His current book project focuses on the beauty of movement and will be published in 2012.

    Matthew has appeared as guest photographer and surprise judge on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model numerous times.  In addition to appearing on Top Model, he has been the subject of television and magazine interviews including The View, Good Day New York, and BET.  He counts among his many magazine interviews In Style, Essence, Photo District News, Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer.

    A native of New York City, Matthew has taught at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.  He is also an active volunteer with several art schools including Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and RIT.  He is a Board Member of Kids With A Cause Europe.  Matthew resides in Los Angeles.

    Summary:

    Tamara talks with beauty and fashion photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith, about shooting what you love, how to get out and make business happen, and his favorite photography “toys.”

    Links: 

    Profoto Lighting Dish, Profoto Magnum Reflector, Sony a900 Camera, Carl Zeiss® 85mm f/1.4 Telephoto Lens, Passport Color Checker

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