In the past two decades, every single industry has been dismantled by technology and rebuilt by a new guard of creative self-starters. A panel of photographers — from every vantage point in the industry — will share the stories behind their unique career paths. Both seasoned and emerging photographers will trade war stories, discuss how they've navigated the politics of the industry, and share surprising lessons learned in the field.
"Wedding films are my life. It's all about the the story-telling. The art of seeing action, drama and beauty unfold and then harnessing the emotion of it all and the making it come to life on screen...that's why I do
Michelle Bates has been playing with Holga cameras since 1991, and has become a world renown expert in toy camera photography. Her book, "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity" is the go-to book on the topic, and Michelle is a popular
Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer, author, and educator based in Beverly Hills, CA. As a member of the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light group, Roberto is considered to be one of the most influential photographers in the world.
Susan Stripling never knew that she'd end up a wedding photographer. Though she purchased her first camera in high school she went to college to study theatre and dance, obtaining a BFA in 2001. Shortly upon her move to New
Cliff Mautner's career in photography spans 31 years. After 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer and shooting for an eclectic array of commercial clientele ranging from Comcast to Subaru, Cliff launched his wedding photography
Brooke explores the darkness and light in people, and her work looks at that juxtaposition. As a self-portrait artist, she photographs herself and becomes the characters of dreams inspired by a childhood of intense imagination and fear.
Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer, educator, and Canon Explorer of Light. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Noise, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events.
Mike Corrado has been a photographer and visual artist for over 35 years and has recently celebrated his 29th anniversary with Nikon USA. As the Manager of Nikon Professional Services- Product Marketing, Mike’s extensive career has included time as a
As a nationally recognized lawyer and professional photographer, Craig Heidemann brings a unique perspective to his fresh and engaging educational seminars. Craig Heidemann owns and manages a Springfield Missouri based boutique photo studio that specializes in upscale weddings, commercial work
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, 29 year old Kyle Johnson is an editorial/commercial photographer that creates images which are intriguing and classically executed. Whether it’s portrait or travel work, Kyle’s aesthetic pairs textured natural settings with a distinct photographic perspective.