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  • Jose Rosado Shines Light On The Dark Side Of Creativity

     

    https://www.adorama.com Jose Rosado formed Creatives Against Depression to focus on mental health needs of image makers and people who work in a creative industry

     

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  • Alternative Photography with John Michael and Dalisa Cooper

    Alternative Photography with John Michael and Dalisa Cooper

    Tamara talks to John Michael and Dalisa Cooper. The Coopers talk about their “anti-” style of lighting, posing, and post-production techniques that create an alternative to traditional wedding and portrait photography.

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  • Cathy Anderson, Part 2: Sport, Adventure and the Stars

  • Cathy Anderson Part 1 – Sport, Adventure and the Stars

  • Roy Ashen – Using Music To Promote Your Visual Images

  • Sally Sargood sits down with Tamara Lackey and chats about promoting one’s photography by using video

  • Sally Sargood, Pt 1: Traveling Light for Travel Photography: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

     

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    Sally and Tamara chat about how to capture beautiful travel photography without carrying heavy gear.

  • Tony Hewitt: Finding Your True Self in Fine Art Photography: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

     

    Tony explores the edges of our humanity through landscape photography and challenges what people think they see.

  • David Bastianoni Interview: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    David Bastianoni comes from a family of image makers and he shares his insights from mentors about creating lasting images for generations

  • Photography as a Business, Cliff Mautner, Part 2: The ReDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    Cliff Mautner talks about what he would advise his younger self about the business of photography.

  • From Newspaper to Wedding Photojournalism Cliff Mautner Part 1: The ReDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

     

    Cliff Mautner describes how wedding photography makes him a better photographer

  • Travis Jack and Aerial Photography Part 2: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    Tamara continues her conversation with Travis Jack, who left law enforcement to become a photographer who specializes in aerial photography.

  • Travis Jack and Aerial Photography Part 1: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    Travis Jack left law enforcement to become a photographer who specializes in aerial photography.

  • Jaleel King, Part 2: Power of Photography & Forgiveness

    Jaleel King was eight years old when he was shot in the back by a neighbor. Jaleel shares his plans to photograph the man to capture a moment of empathy and forgiveness.

  • Jaleel King, Part 1: Making Portraits with Perfect Strangers

    In this episode, Tamara meets award winning visual storyteller and photographer Jaleel King. Jaleel has been in a wheelchair since age 8 when he was shot in the back by a neighbor. Jaleel is truly a photographer who has a different perspective on how we visually see life.

  • Bending Reality with Paper Engineer Becca Zerkin: The ReDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara meets Paper Engineer Becca Zerkin and discusses her creative journey into this inspiring career. Hear how she achieves one of her dreams through goal-setting and sheer determination with great mentors along the way.

  • On Focused Marketing with Joe McNally: The reDefine Show With Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews Nikon Ambassador and internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally, about how structure and focus around marketing have paid off for him and how you should never wait for a job to come.

  • On Creating Powerful Imagery with Joe McNally: The reDefine Show With Tamara Lackey

  • Pulitzer Photographer and Photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice: The reDefine Show


    In this episode, Tamara Lackey interviews Pulitzer prize photographer, photojournalist and Nikon Ambassador, Deanne Fitzmaurice. Deanne shares the story on how the decisions she’s made throughout her career have led her to the success she’s enjoying and the events that brought her to photograph a story for thirteen years.

  • Photojournalism with Ami Vitale: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

  • On Photographing What You Love with Ami Vitale: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey


    In this episode Tamara Lackey talks with Ami Vitale, Nikon Ambassador, Photojournalist and National Geographic Magazine photographer. Ami shares some great tips on how to photograph what you love the most.

  • Getting Started in Fashion Photography with Tony Corbell: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

  • Top Award Winning Photographer Tony Corbell: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey interviews award winning photographer Tony Corbell. Tony shares his experience behind photographing the original United States flag.

  • Wedding Photography with Rocco Ancora: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews international wedding photographer Rocco Ancora. Rocco shares some valuable advice on how to stand out.

  • Boudoir Photography with Jen Rozenbaum: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara interviews boudoir portrait photographer Jen Rozenbaum. Jen shares how she takes photography to another level to not only improve the quality of her work but also to improve lives.

  • Celebrity Wedding and Portrait Photography with Mike Colón: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey


    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews destination and celebrity wedding photographer Mike Colón. Mike shares how his job can entail rather short notice on high profile weddings and how a huge investments in marketing paid off big for him.

  • Guiding Creatives with Kenna Klosterman Part II: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey continues her interview with travel photographer and lead host of CreativeLive, Kenna Klosterman and asks her to share her insight to guiding creatives. Kenna discusses transformative learning and some of the themes that come through include; fear of failure, failing with purpose, defining your own definition for success, the power of collaboration and tactics to learning. Kenna emphasizes that success is in the doing – just go out and do it!

  • Travel Photography with Kenna Klosterman Part I: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey interviews travel photographer and lead host of CreativeLive, Kenna Klosterman. Kenna talks about how her role has evolved from host to guiding creatives and shares her passion for shooting and leading tours throughout Cuba.

  • Jeff Rojas on Photographing Men: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey interviews NYC portrait and fashion photographer Jeff Rojas. Jeff shares why he decided to focus on photographing men and discusses how to shoot around people’s self perceived flaws.

  • Wedding Photography with Ashley and Graham Scobey: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews Ashley and Graham Scobey as they share how they managed to get their wedding photography business off the ground while managing their work life balance as a married couple working together.

  • Self Portrait Fine Art Photography with Brooke Shaden Part II: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey continues her interview with self portrait fine art photographer Brooke Shaden, where they discuss the extensive post- processing involved in Brooke’s work.

  • Self Portrait Fine Art Photography with Brooke Shaden Part I: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews Brooke Shaden about how she based much of her fine art work on self portraits and why it became so important both professionally and personally.

  • Destination Wedding and Travel Photography with Kenny Kim: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews destination wedding and Travel photographer Kenny Kim. Kenny shares how he was able to overcome some personal fears, the specific steps he took to build his business and one fantastic tip to get tons of referrals.

  • Street Photography with Andrew (Fundy) Funderburg: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey interviews Andrew “Fundy” Funderburg about how he emphasizes the significance of printing images. Fundy also talks about a very special image that was created 100 years ago.

  • Newborn Photography with Kelly Brown: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey Adorama

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews newborn photographer Kelly Brown about how she’s able to stand out in a crowded genre, her structured workflow and her inspirations.

  • Portrait Photography with Luke and David Edmonson: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    Join us for Part II of Luke and David Edmonson’s interview with Tamara Lackey. In this episode, Luke and David discuss the influence of the original masters on their award winning work and and how they translate the light in painting to how they light their gorgeously precise images.

  • Wedding Photography with Luke and David Edmonson Part 1: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey


    In this episode Tamara interviews award winning photographers Luke and David Edmonson, about the creation and success of their father/son partnership. In part 1 of this interview, the conversation covers their photography lineage dating all the way to World War I.

  • Conceptual Mixed Media Photography with Sara Lando: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode of The reDefine Show, Tamara sits down with Sara Lando, Italian photographer at Golf Photo Plus. Sara shares how she selects her clients and how she creates her unique pieces step-by-step.

  • Conceptual Portrait Photography with Amanda Diaz: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara interviews conceptual portrait photographer Amanda Diaz about how she is able to create high end images on a budget and shares some tips on fashion and editorial photography.

  • Hospitality Art with Jesse Kalisher: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews Jessie Kalisher, a photographer who has permanent collections in the Louvre and the Smithsonian, and is the owner of a successful hospitality art business. Jessie shares how he started his business, risks and all.

  • Visual Art Photography with Heather Evans Smith : The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara Lackey interviews Fine Art Photographer, Heather Evans Smith as she shares tips on submitting work to galleries and publications.

  • Portrait Photography with Sara Harris: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey


    In this episode, Tamara interviews Sara Harris, a portrait photographer from Virginia, and discuss how she is able to run a destination portrait studio in Colorado.

  • Change Up Your Lens to Help Flatter Your Subjects: reDefine with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode Tamara showcases the major differences when choosing one lens over another while photographing portraits.

  • Sharp Focus For Family Photos

    In this episode Tamara explains how depth of field works when you´re photographing groups.

  • On Location Lighting with the Profoto B2: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara explains how to photograph on location while combining natural light and strobes using the new Profoto B2 kit to get optimal images.

  • Jason Groupp on Wedding Photography: The reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

    In this episode, Tamara Lackey interviews NYC wedding photographer and Director of WPPI Jason Groupp, and discuss how he went from being an assistant photographer, to owning his own studio, plus he also shares some tips while photographing on location.

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Episode 121

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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.

    Visit Mark’s website.

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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.

    Summary:

    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

    Episode 117

    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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