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David Talley is the owner and CEO of the Talley Media agency – a visual marketing agency designed to help businesses grow through high-quality media and social content management.In addition to his agency, and along with his wife (and fellow Vanguard Pro) Kiara Rose, David crafts love stories through both photo and video through his wedding site.
Todd & Brad Reed
Todd and Brad Reed are a father-son award winning outdoor photography team based in Ludington, Michigan.Todd and Brad have a simple approach to photography. They choose subjects that touch them in emotional ways, and strive to convey their emotions through the photographs they make. They are both known for saying that good photography is all about feeling. To see and appreciate a scene in the natural world is one thing; the artists’ challenge is to capture visually the emotions of that scene and that moment. It is simply a matter of being present at those rare moments and letting the heart guide the composition.They’ve self-published six books – their two most recent books have won 11 international and national awards combined! Todd and Brad Reed’s photographic artwork is featured at Todd and Brad Reed Photography Gallery, in downtown Ludington. The Reeds also put on acclaimed weekend workshops in their hometown of Ludington, Michigan. Details on the workshops can be found on their website.Todd and Brad’s photographic art was featured in the October, 2016 issue of Outdoor Photographer, which featured the cover and a six-page photo story and article. One of Brad’s Michigan images was recently selected for a Judges Choice Award in the 2017 North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) Showcase Competition.
Steven is an award winning landscape & wedding photographer from Cullybackey in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. A husband to Lynne and father to Sofia, Steven’s photographic passion is the coast, in particular, the rugged coastline of Ireland. His work has been exhibited across Northern Ireland and his images bring home the beauty of the sweeping landscapes that Northern Ireland has to offer. Steven also leads photographic workshops each year along the stunning Causeway Coast and his fourth photography book is due for publication later this year. Steven is also the PPANI Landscape Photographer Of The Year for 2017.
Kiara Talley is a conceptual portraiture photographer whose vibrant and youthful images capture the essence of the relationship people have with their surroundings. Living between two of the most beautiful cities leaves much opportunity for exploration, as much of Kiara’s imagery includes wonderful backdrops and scenes for creating poetic portraits of herself and the people around her.Kiara’s photographs transform the world around her to be something of beauty and inspiration, as she creates her imagery in ways her audience can connect and relate on an emotional level. Her portraits express the inner soul of the individual she photographs, and are as honest and true as the subjects themselves. A great aspect of Kiara’s portfolio is its complexity, ranging from travel and lifestyle photography to portraiture, fine art and commissioned commercial work. This versatility can be seen in her portfolio work, as each image is layered with complexity, interesting compositions, vibrant complimentary colours and powerful faces. Kiara Talley has a dreamlike way of writing stories in photographs and her work speaks for itself.
Ryan Russell is a music & travel photographer renowned for his work with Paramore & Death Cab for Cutie, among others, and his gritty, Southern Gothic depiction of the south.Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Russell moved from his southern home of 32 years to the pacific northwest town of Bellingham, Washington to explore a new love of nature photography. The eight day cross country journey is captured in his photo book, “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham.” In addition to photography, Russell also has a website devoted to bands performing acoustically called Nervous Energies and is an avid board/video gamer.
Riker Chance is a travel enthusiast, self-proclaimed gear fanatic, and adventure photographer based out of Utah. He likes to camp, hike, surf, dive, and travel as much as humanly possible. As soon as he could grip a machete, he never looked back from the rugged outdoors. From the dusty, desert landscapes of the Southwest to the jungles of Latin America, his explorations and photographer’s eye have given him a fresh perspective of the landscapes and cultures of the world.Over the years, Riker has worked diligently to turn his passion for photography into a fulfilling career. Currently, he and his wife Isabella own a social media company, while Riker spends his time snapping product endorsement photos and growing his portfolio. Although he enjoys real estate, portrait, and commercial photography, he will pick landscape and international culture every time!
Joel Robison is a conceptual portrait photographer based out of Cranbrook, British Columbia and currently living and working out of the UK. He’s always loved the fantasy world created by the minds of Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson and many more, and he enjoys putting whimsical elements inspired by these role models into his work. He often tells a story within his photographs that allows the viewer to experience an emotion, create their own story, or experience a glimpse into his ideas and dreams. He strongly believes in sending a positive message through art and in summer of 2013 he, along with 2 fellow photographers, created a non-profit workshop tour that took them across the United States over 2 months, teaching a portrait workshop to over 100 students. He was hired by Coca-Cola to participate as the lead photographer in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, capturing happiness in 90 countries over a 9 month period.He got his start in photography due to a project called the 365 project, where he took a self portrait every day for a year. He thinks that self portraiture is an amazing way to express your emotions, your ideas, dreams and goals in a visual format.
Author at Photofocus
Levi Sim is a portrait photographer based in Lake Oswego, Oregon known for his Steve Jobs tribute portraits. Levi is passionate about making photographs that help tell his clients’ stories. Through portraiture, he’s always excited to create images that reveal his clients’ passions and define their goals to the community.Levi also teaches. He offers mentoring sessions & customized workshops and is happy to be a guest speaker at events, schools, and other community groups.
Jamie MacDonald is a nature and wildlife photographer living in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. A member of the Olympus Visionary Program since 2012, and the founder of the popular podcast Mirrorless Minutes, Jamie has been a leader in the mirrorless photography movement since its start.Jamie’s work has been featured in such publications as, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder Magazine, and many others. His favorite to date though is in the February 2016 issue of Digital Photo Magazine and discusses his black and white images.Jamie is also an educator who has led workshops from Arizona to Philadelphia in addition to being a featured speaker at several large photography conferences.Jamie says, “Photography for me, is the visual outlet for my emotional connection to nature.”
Mark Miller is a Michigan based landscape photographer with an eye for capturing the beauty of the world around him.His vibrant and energetic imagery has gained him a large and loyal following on Instagram and has also gotten him featured in ad campaigns for the Olympus Corporation of America, and Pure Michigan.Mark spends the majority of his time shooting throughout Michigan’s breathtaking Upper and Lower Peninsula’s but he loves to travel and explore new locations in pursuit of dramatic imagery. He finds his inspiration from the beauty that surrounds him, and evoking emotions from the viewers is the key that drives his passion.
Robert is a self professed “time traveller” and “available” light photographer. Experienced in all aspects of the camera, from large format cameras to 70mm motion picture film processing, there is lots of information stored inside his head just waiting to bubble out. And once it’s flowing, stand back ‘cause something is going to power your light bulb! Robert is easily approachable, enjoys hugs and always willing to answer any questions on practically any subject.Combining real world stories, extensive photographic processes and spiced with some humor, Robert works to create a fun atmosphere where learning and building confidence dance together. His experiences as a USAF Photojournalist coupled with extensive worldwide travels and interactions with diverse cultures provide Robert with unique abilities to reach and teach anyone at any level.Specializing in weddings, bridal fashion and commercial advertising, Robert’s life experiences assists his awareness of light play while his “off the cuff” humor relaxes clients during their unique sessions. He constantly strives to balance light, shadow, focus and color into images that magically transports the viewer to the emotion of the moment.Robert is the co-host for FotoFacts Podcast, a casual iTunes audio show highlighting photo education, industry leaders and charities. He is the organizer of many popular local photowalks, including the Worldwide PhotoWalk for Oklahoma City. Attendance is over 100 photographers and families enjoying social time and practicing photo skills with talented models staged placed along the route.
Mike Moats is a pro macro photographer from Michigan. His articles and images have been published in, Outdoor Photographer, Natures Best, Nature Photographer, Photolife, PC Photo, Shutterbug, NANPA’s ExpressionsBooks, and many more.Mike’s images have won local and international awards. A member of Tamron’s Image Masters, and was a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team. Mike travels the country teaching macro workshops, and offers online how-to videos and mentoring courses.
Jason Wharam is a wildlife photographer and qualified safari guide now based in Surrey. He was raised on a farm in Zimbabwe, spending most of his time with old African folk. This is where his love for the bush grew by spending time bird watching, camping and exploring the surrounding areas and wilderness.After completing his Cambridge studies, Jason worked as a safari guide in various places across Africa including the popular South African National Parks of Hwange, Kalahari, Savuti and Moremi. During this time Jason’s love of photography developed into a passion, his pictures have been featured in well-known travel and outdoor magazines such as Getaway and Africa Geographic. His passion and excitement for Africa’s bush and its wildlife is contagious and not diminished by his move to the UK in 2007, although he travels back to Africa as often as he can his photography has grown to include what surrounds him now.Jason has received multiple industry awards and plaudits for his work and if often called upon as a photography judge or wildlife speaker.
Kirsten Alana is a full time travel photographer, “Aviators and a Camera” blogger, content creator, “influencer” and conference speaker.A penchant for experimentation with all kinds of digital technology has led to instructing at offices such as the AOL headquarters, the Apple Store UWS and at conferences like TBEX, TBU, TBE and Traverse. She spent a decade as a professional portrait and wedding photographer before turning her lens to travel.Her favorite social network is Instagram, which she has also spoken about at conferences. Her more than 70K followers count on her for travel recommendations and inspiration, and many have made plans to travel based solely on her imagery and compelling captions.
Natalie Field is a creative image-maker inspired by fashion and fantasy. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Field works as a conceptual fine art and fashion photographer.Known for her digital artworks created from deconstructed photographs, Field’s latest interest lies with the spontaneity of in-camera effects. Combining her photographic process with performance art, Field weaves together surreal narratives featuring mysterious characters in otherworldly settings. Through her art, she explores existential themes around consciousness, our connection with nature and the transmigration of the soul; imploring viewers to reflect upon their own humanity. Field attended her first artist residency in 2016 at the Arteles Creative Centre in Finland, where she spent a month reconnecting with nature in the Finnish forests, ultimately creating her latest series: Human.Nature.
Fine Art Photographer
Jenna is a fine art and underwater photographer based out of Montana where she lives with her husband Chris and their small animal farm. After acquiring her Master’s in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, she made a drastic career change into the field of photography where she has been producing surreal images ever since.After building her own underwater camera housing, she entered the world of underwater portraiture and never looked back. She now displays work in various art galleries throughout the country and teaches photography workshops worldwide. When she’s not taking pictures, she’s usually taking in stray animals and participating in general, all-around rule breaking.
Jay P. Morgan
With more than two decades of experience Jay P. Morgan brings to his commercial studio two special qualities: a keen appreciation of the bizarre and a knack for flawlessly executing elaborate shots. As a result, the studio’s signature style– imaginative, highly staged “vignettes” which typically flout every convention from gravity to propriety– has won national and international recognition as well as a steady roster of major clients. The disarming freshness and outlandish perspective make the work interesting and visually arresting. Morgan’s style is very effective at commanding attention in advertising, sales and marketing.Jay P. Morgan’s photography and film also involve much technical expertise and special effects. The studio prides itself in its ability to realize an art director’s most complex concepts without delays or overages. Jay P. Morgan attracts a broad clientele, including entertainment, consumer products, fashion and high tech companies. His work has been the subject of numerous articles in advertising, graphic arts and photographic journals.
Floyd Dean has been creating stunning imagery for over 30 years. He’s a world traveler with a passion for cars, technology and the great outdoors. Raised in Watkins Glen, NY, Floyd developed an early fascination with the world of auto racing when he began photographing Formula One race cars at the Grand Prix Track at age 12. This experience ignited his obsession with photography and motor vehicles and has been a driving influence on his work ever since.Floyd was hired by an advertising agency after completing a degree in photography and ten years later launched his own photography business. Dean Digital Imaging was one of the first fully digital studios in the country that incorporated photography, retouching and prepress capabilities under one roof. Floyd’s passion for photography has expanded to Beauty, Celebrity, Conceptual, Fashion, Health Care, Landscape, Motion, Portraiture, and Still Life.Throughout his professional career, he has been recognized internationally with more than 100 Photography Awards of Excellence from an assortment of trade associations.
Michael Carver is a photographer living and working in the Scottish Highlands. He likes all kinds of photography and will try his hand at anything, however, his main interests lie in capturing the beautiful scenery around him.He also loves to photograph people and finds that shooting weddings and portraits in the highlands from time to time allows him to mix his love of both genres.Michael loves to get outdoors and during the summer months he’ll camp in the mountains over in the West Highlands to make the most of the sunsets and sunrises. He is often found by the side of a Scottish Loch waiting for the right light.Michael is involved with local camera clubs and Facebook forums. He likes to work with beginners who are starting on their photography journey and often mentors photographers new to their hobby.
Whitney Justesen is an adventure and lifestyle photographer from northern California, with a BFA in Photography. Her passion has always been capturing the world in a new light, documenting memories that will last a lifetime, and sharing her enthusiasm for life as she goes.Her second love, in addition to photography, is traveling. She takes her camera with her wherever she goes. In the past few years she’s been lucky enough to incorporate travel into her business more than ever before, and she hopes to make that a trend for years to come.“If I had any advice for fellow photographers, or artists in general, I would say this: keep creating, no matter what. You have within you the power to make life beautiful, and there is nothing stopping you. Everyone has the power to create. So go out there and make art!” –Whitney Justesen
Nicola Destefano is a professional wildlife photographer based in Italy. His images are featured in magazines and various media. Workshops and travels play an important role in his work. He is especially active in Europe and Africa.He has been a nature enthusiast since he was a child. Before the end of high school he bought his first SLR system. From there his creative path consequently merged his two biggest passions: biology and photography.Nicola’s goal is to involve and inform people about the beauty, the fascination and the crucial importance of biodiversity. He is inspired by all environments and life forms.
Known for her vast and serene landscapes, Elizabeth Gadd is a young photographer based just outside of Vancouver, Canada. Having grown up in this beautiful area, she easily fell in love with the surrounding forests, hills, mountains and ocean – all of which are heavily incorporated into her photography.Lizzy works to combine vast landscapes with human portraits, aiming to display human interaction with nature in a positive and peaceful way, with hopes that her photos can leave viewers feeling refreshed and inspired. When she’s not hiking the mountains with her two dogs and camera, she enjoys travelling, camping, writing, painting, and eating chocolate.“Because of the fact that most of my photos are self-portraits taken in the surrounding landscapes and nature, a tripod has been one of the most important tools used for the production of my work. I’m usually alone during my photoshoots (save for my two dogs, but they don’t know how to hold my camera for me yet), so tripods have been my greatest help over these past 4 years of self-portraiture.” –Lizzy Gadd
William is an award winning wedding photographer, living in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and little white dog.He is currently a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). William is also a member of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team – helping other photographers with hybrid photography and micro four thirds cameras. Along with being a photographer, William has written for a couple of online photography sites and continues to speak and teach at workshops on wedding photography.
Originally hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Juno Kim is an award-winning storyteller, writer, and photographer at Runaway Juno Media. Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for international travel and storytelling. Since leaving her engineering job, she has been living out of a backpack, writing, and photographing her way through more than 40 countries for last four years. She believes there are always stories to tell, in any corner of the world.She’s participated in numerous global-wide new media campaigns as a digital influencer and has also opened several photography exhibitions. Juno initiated the Asian Women’s Empowerment Organization, founded to empower Asian women to pursue their passions and a more independent lifestyle. She hosted its first annual conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the second in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. She and her team are currently busy preparing the third conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for next year.
William Patino is a professional landscape and travel photographer based out of the coastal town of Wollongong Australia. He first picked up a camera in 2012 and hasn’t viewed the world the same way since.Will sells his images across the globe, runs photography workshops and is often found working with tourism bodies to experience different destinations around the world.For him, photography isn’t just about the images, but also the moments that surround them. We live in a fast paced world but his time with the camera is where he is able to slow down and appreciate things in their simplest form.After working as a tradesman for 8 years, in 2015 Will put down the tools in order to pursue photography as a career. He is now grateful to work full time hosting photography workshops and working with local and international clients on destination marketing campaigns and commercial projects. He feels it is a true blessing to be able to share the beauty of the world with others and to make a positive impact on people’s lives through the power of visual art.
Vaughan is one half of the travel blogging duo and the main photographer at TheTravelManuel.com. Two weeks after getting married in 2012 he and his wife Lauren packed up their lives, sold off their belongings and stashed the rest in their parents garage and they’ve have been traveling throughout Asia ever since. Together they seek new terrain to explore, adventure in unlikely places and delicious coffee.When he’s not behind the lens or hunting down a decent WiFi connection, he can be found beneath the ocean’s surface diving for shipwrecks and sharks or surfing when there’s waves to be had.Vaughan is a self taught photographer who enjoys the challenge of not just capturing moments, but conveying them. One of his greatest desires or goals is that other people may get a glimpse into the magic of seeing of the world: all of its intricate details, peculiarities, depth and diversity. He strongly believes that everyone should take the opportunity to dive into a culture different to their own at least once in their lives.
Kristin Repsher is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer from Houston, Texas but now based in Brisbane, Australia.She can usually be found trying to capture a unique angle on a location, even if it means getting up at 3:30am for a sunrise or staying out late into the night (and getting eaten alive by mosquitos) to capture the Milky Way overhead. In between photo shoots, she can often be found hiking in the backcountry or throwing herself out of perfectly good airplanes. She usually lives to tell the tale on her blog, A Pair of Boots and a Backpack.
Uros Podlogar, based in Slovenia, has a passion for adventure: his energetic photography often feature extreme locations and activities. Always looking for a different angle, versatile sports skills are often included in his photo projects.His work has been published in different media, including National Geographic, Vertical 911, Huffington post and Playboy Slovenia. Uros is also an official Sony and Toyota ambassador and sponsored by Quantuum, Alpina, Salming, Microsoft and Woodstock.
Sarah Ann Loreth
Fine Art Photographer
Sarah Ann Loreth is a fine art and travel photographer from New England, who specializes in conceptual portraiture. In her work she tries to convey a quiet stillness of emotion with a connection to her natural surroundings. Her work evokes a connection from the viewer, a feeling of oneness of the human experience and a mystery that will leave you wondering how the story will unfold. She stumbled upon photography while working in the medical field and threw all her energy into teaching herself photography.Fueled by her love for travel and need to give, Sarah is the co-founder of The Wild Ones Workshop Tour, a not for profit organization set up to aide in the growth of photographic artists by providing education in both photographic techniques and business consulting while providing a supportive and ongoing global community.“In my line of photography, tripods are an absolute necessity. I work in self portraiture and conceptual portraiture and it would be impossible to do what I do without an effective sturdy tripod. My setups generally involve traveling to outdoor locations, often in ponds, rocky landscapes, and in forests and that requires something durable and light. And in my self portraiture it’s usually me alone in the wilderness with a remote and my tripod trying to effectively find the precise angle I’m looking for.” –Sarah Ann Loreth
Josh Bender is the award winning travel photographer behind popular family-travel blog, “Travel with Bender.” In the last few years, Josh has visited over 45 countries, and “Travel with Bender” currently attracts tens of thousands of readers every month. It’s been featured on numerous national television programs, newspapers, magazines and high profile websites, and also has won an array of blogging and photography awards.Josh is drawn to photography as it is a universal language that can be understood by young and old, literate and illiterate. With each photograph, Josh captures a sliver of life that he hopes inspires awe and fosters understanding of this wondrous world we live in.
Formerly an HR officer, Daniel Nahabedian (Canvas of Light) successfully switched careers and now works as a freelance travel photographer. Daniel also is a photography and Lightroom instructor. His multicultural background often leads him to different countries to document cultures and traditions, organize photo tours and speak at various conferences.He also loves sampling street food and never misses the opportunity to capture a cloudy sunset shot.He currently lives in Granada, Spain, where he posts photos and tutorials on his website, enjoys free tapas and never skips his siesta.
Remy Musser is a full time stock photographer from France, based in GreeceFrench born photographer Remy Musser has been based in Greece for over fifteen years, sharing his time between Greece, France and south east Asia and producing photographs with just the right amount of visual impact to allow the viewer to feel the essence of the image presented before them.With one of the world’s largest stock portfolio, he has established himself as one of the world’s best seller of stock photography.His work has been widely published in magazines that are featured in printed product lines sold widely across the globe.‘’I always follow my instincts and by doing so I achieve creative and exciting photography by capturing the natural beauty and movement in the moment.’’Remy describes himself as a professional tourist.
Sean Parker is an internationally published landscape / time-lapse cinematographer and astrophotographer living in Tucson, Arizona.Sean is passionate about capturing the beauty in our universe, so he specializes in all types of photography. But what he’s most passionate about and internationally renowned for is his landscape & astrophotography work. He’s been published in numerous publications including Smithsonian, Discovery, BBC, New York Times, and more!
Laurence Norah is an award-winning travel photographer who loves to present the wonders of the world in new and interesting ways.Laurence is one half of the travel blogging duo at Finding the Universe, as well as the other half of Independent Travel Cats, and President Elect of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association. His goal is to inspire others to visit the destinations he’s been to, as well as take their own photography to the next level.Laurence has been taking pictures since he was 13, when he was given a film Canon SLR as a birthday present, and nowadays he travels the world, taking pictures and teaching photography to all levels.We set Laurence up with a VEO 235AB tripod, a part of our brand new VEO Collection of travel tripods, monopods and bags. He is documenting his tours ’round the world with it. Laurence took all the images that follow either with or of the VEO for a series of photos that were possible Only With VEO.
Dan Newman is a three time Emmy award winner, director of photography, editor, and photographer from Tampa, Florida. His work has taken him all over the world; producing content for television, print publications, and world renowned brands.