Photographer Spotlight: JD Hancock

Photographer Spotlight: JD Hancock

Jul 9, 2013

JD Hancock is a family-friendly cyborg who lives in Austin, Texas and loves photographing small plastic people. His photos have been seen in articles from CBS News, Forbes, The Guardian, Mashable, and Wired. We think his Flickr account could very well be one of the best things on the internet! My first camera was…My parents gave…

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Photographing Kids with the Look Lock

Jul 3, 2013 | 6 Comments

This article was written by Professional Photographer and Educator Erin Manning. Kids are a lot of fun to photograph because they have seemingly limitless expressions, emotions and energy. It’s not always that easy to capture their attention, though. That’s where the Tether Tools Look Lock comes in handy. I love to shoot pictures of kids at…

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The Grid: When a Photography Shoot Goes Wrong

Jun 27, 2013

While on an outdoor shoot in Florida, Scott Kelby and Brad Moore run into some unexpected weather issues and lose an important piece of gear. On this episode of The Grid, they share an important takeaway and show us the resulting images. Check it out! “We had a shoot where it unexpectedly started to rain…

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What’s in Your Photography Bag?

May 30, 2013

It’s a question we’ve all wondered about – what’s in our favorite pro photographers’ camera bags? We decided to ask two of our friends – Joe McNally and Jeremy Cowart – for a peak inside. Here’s what we discovered. Joe McNally’s Gear: Here’s a quick breakdown of the gear Joe recommends for tethered photography: Tether…

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Torsten Kieslich: Why I Tether

May 7, 2013 | 4 Comments

This post was written by Torsten Kieslich featuring model Titania Lyn. My Story & Why I Love Tethering I have to admit that I entered the world of tethered photography pretty late. Although shooting for quite a while, I always relied on the screen on the back of my camera and more often than not…

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2013 South Carolina Gamecock Football Photoshoot

May 7, 2013

Gamecock Athletics Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot from James Quantz Jr on Vimeo. James Quantz Jr. is a South Carolina photographer with a knack for storytelling and one-of-a-kind visual production. He was kind enough to share this awesome behind the scenes video (shot by Dust of the Ground) of a recent photo shoot for the…

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Photographer Spotlight: Andrew Scrivani

May 6, 2013

Andrew Scrivani is a New York freelance commercial and editorial photographer, food stylist, and writer whose work has been published in The New York Times, Eating Well Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He’s photographed for two New York Times bestsellers and his images are featured in ABC TV’s The Chew Every Night, which is…

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5 Gift Ideas for Creative Professionals

Nov 15, 2012

Looking for a way to show gratitude this season? Have an assistant, client, mentor or aspiring photographer on your list this year? Here are some favorite gifts that we’ll be giving. Secrets of Great Portrait Photography ($26.36): Brian Smith shares his best lessons from 30 years of photographing celebrities. We like it because it combines…

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Photographer Spotlight: Peter Hurley

Nov 13, 2012

Nothing about Peter Hurley is conventional. Even his signature clean and straightforward portraits have an intriguing depth to them – like there’s a secret, or a story, or a funny joke that he and his subjects are sharing. Before becoming a professional photographer, he trained for two Summer Olympic Games in the sport of sailing…

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Photographer Spotlight: Joey Wright

Sep 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

Joey Wright is an Orlando-based photographer specializing in swimsuit and commercial fashion photography. Joey was recognized by Westcott Lighting in 2010 when they chose him as one of their Westcott Top Pros and has made several guest appearances on Photoshop User TV and D-Town TV. He has also been featured on Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider…

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