How I Got the Shot: Giancarlo Pawelec

How I Got the Shot: Giancarlo Pawelec

Sep 17, 2019

Toronto-based photographer Giancarlo Pawelec has a self-taught photography career spanning two decades. He has worked with a wide clientele that includes Jaguar, Porsche, Ford, and Kenneth Cole Productions. Follow him @pawelecphoto or visit his personal site. There’s nothing better than working collaborative with a team of fellow creatives. As the theme for this shoot was…

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How I Got the Shot by Viktor Kery

Aug 9, 2019

Viktor Kery is a London based commercial photographer crafting storytelling images for hotels and restaurants, specialised in food and interior photography. Check out his @viktorkery. As many of us in the industry can attest, hotel photography is one of the most challenging environments we as photographers can work in. The clients tend to be among…

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Photographer Spotlight: Yaneck Wasio

Jun 24, 2019 | 2 Comments

Sasha & Yaneck WASIO are wedding and portrait photographers based in Orange County (Irvine, CA) with over 10 years of professional experience. They are the founders and owners of WASIO photography (weddings), WASIO faces (headshots & portrait), and WASIO Master Prints. Yaneck has the honor to be VP of the photography competition for Professional Photographers…

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How I Got The Shot by Brad Olson

May 21, 2019

Brad Olson is a PhotoVogue Artist and Nikon Pro who specializes in fashion, editorial and commercial photography. Check out his site and follow him on Instagram @bradolsonphotography. CONCEPTThis session was a collaboration with two very talented ballet dancers, Juliet Doherty and Slawek Wozniak. I wanted to capture their unique talents in a dynamic location….

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How I Got the Shot: Daniel Woods

May 7, 2019

CONCEPT This was a workshop instructing students how to shoot underwater. Various models were used to expose students to different challenging factors. SETUP AND LIGHTING I wanted a very soft ambient feel to the images, so I rigged a giant Fotodiox 12×12´ scrim over the pool to create super soft daylight. For our nightlight setup,…

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Photographer Spotlight: Erich Saide

Apr 30, 2019

Bio: Erich Saide is an Award-Winning Vancouver based Sports & Lifestyle, Commercial, and Celebrity Portrait Photographer. His stylized, cleanly executed photos use incredible lighting to capture a diverse range of moods. A passion for his craft and well as an ability to connect with people really shows in the final image he produces. After more…

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WPPI 2019 Photo Walk Recap

Apr 17, 2019

For my first photo walk of WPPI 2019, I invited attendees to follow me to a suite in the Delano hotel. Numbering 20+ people, we crammed into every possible space we could find in the living room of the suite and I got to work demonstrating how to “Master your Ugly Environment”. It wasn’t pretty,…

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Photographer Spotlight: Colette Robinson

Apr 5, 2019 | One Comment

Bio: Colette Robinson creates photographs, stop motion animations, cinemagraphs & videos for brands and travel destinations. She is currently one of five recipients of the Sony Alpha Female Creator grant. Follow her online at and on Instagram at @coletterobinson. I would describe my style of photography as…  Whether I’m shooting stop motion animation in…

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How I Got the Shot: Alien by Ofir Abe

Jan 2, 2019

I would describe my style of photography as… It’s definitely going to be dark, dramatic and clean. What was your first camera, and how’d you get started in photography? I had a film Pentax that I got from my mom as a kid, fiddling with it without really knowing what I’m doing. The first ‘serious’…

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Photographer Spotlight: Luke Curtis

Dec 6, 2018

Bio: Luke Curtis is a UK based photographer with a career that has seen him travel the world shooting events, artists and holding workshops educating other photographers. Follow him online at and on Instagram at I would describe my style of photography as…  I’d like to think my style is dramatic, low-key and…

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Photographer Spotlight: Nikos Reskos

Nov 20, 2018

Bio: Nikos Reskos is a fashion, commercial, and architecture photographer based in Greece. Follow him online at and on Instagram at @studioreskos. I would describe my style of photography as… Experimental. I am constantly seeking new ways of capturing things. I started off as an architectural photographer before moving on to fashion some years…

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Photographer Spotlight: Gilmar Smith

Oct 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Bio: Gilmar Smith is a self-described photographer, writer, Photoshop addict, content creator, and social media junkie based in Orlando, Florida. Follow her on Instagram @gilmarsmith and online at I would describe my photography as…. I would like to say Joyful. I love bright colors and making people laugh. If I can get a little smile…

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Tether Tools Pro Clay Cook Photographing Baddie Winkle for Stash App

Sep 18, 2018

The below article is from Tether Tools Pro Clay Cook, a Louisville-based photographer specializing in advertising and editorial photography. Follow Clay on Instagram at @claycookphoto and online at We thank Clay for pulling back the curtain on his latest shoot! Learn more about Clay and his work by reading his Photographer Spotlight interview and check…

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Photographer Spotlight: Justin Van Leeuwen

Sep 7, 2018

Bio: Justin Van Leeuwen is an Ottawa based commercial photographer, specializing in Portraits, Editorial, Event and Interior photography. Instagram: @jvlphoto Twitter: @justinvl Facebook: @jvlphoto  Website: I would describe my style of photography as…  I’m a corporate commercial photographer, so a lot of my work is fairly technical or shooting to the specifications of the client. While I…

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