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Go The Extra Mile

Karston "Skinny" Tannis, Kenna Klosterman

Go The Extra Mile

Karston "Skinny" Tannis, Kenna Klosterman

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Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.

Listen to this and other audio episodes on our audio Podcast page.


In this episode, Skinny discusses the importance of documenting the Black Lives Matter movement and the impact photo communities such as Street Dreams Magazine, Pursuit of Portraits, and MoodyGrams have had on his photographic journey. He takes us back to his early days as a sponsored BMX rider when he developed his video skills. Skinny talks about why being relentless in going the extra mile, building relationships, and attention to personal branding can be the keys to success in this industry.


Dirk Dallas is an FAA-licensed drone pilot and photographer, designer, professor and speaker, and the author of the new book Eyes over the World: The Most Spectacular Drone Photography. Dirk is known as an early leader in the drone photography movement having founded @fromwhereidrone and, a leading drone photography and cinematography community and website. He is the host of Adorama TV’s web series “From Where I Drone", and a CreativeLive instructor.