Virginia Buechel ("boo-shell") (@buewho - "boo-who") is a digital marketer, native to New Jersey, and is a hobbyist photographer. She is a business savvy explorer always working on digital projects, like @NJspots, a photography community in New Jersey with over 21,000 followers in a little over a year. Besides breaking the stereotypes of New Jersey by featuring gorgeous places around the state, Virginia also enjoys snowboarding and traveling about the country with her partner Stefanie (@stef_livs) to various destinations and National Parks, looking to visit all 59 in her lifetime.
Rachel Ewell is a Minnesota based photographer and co-founder of @MNcommunity - an Instagram group focused on meeting new people and doing good within the community. In this conversation, Rachel and I discuss how she makes this group function and gives us some great insight into what we need to do in order to get started in this direction.
Andy To is a Bay Area based photographer and videographer. Growing up in a rough neighborhood he’s paved his way through adversity after getting his hands onto a camera. He has dedicated his life to spreading positivity and story telling through film making. As of recently he landed the “worlds coolest job” out of 65,000 applicants with Beautiful Destinations. Never in his life did he imagine moving across the country.
Matthew DeFeo is a Denver based photographer. Matthew shoots a one hundred and sixty six year old process called wet plate collodion. His most recent series “Stillwater” explores the hard rock community through intimate wet plate portraits. This project has been shown in numerous group shows across the US, and his first solo show is just wrapping up in Denver.
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Sal D’Alia is the Senior Video Director/Producer at Adorama in NYC. He has worked for Citroen, Nike, Food Network, Glamour, GQ, NY Giants, Bravo, Berman Braum, Sony, DanceOn, Warner Sound, Ultra Records, and John Varvatos. He's a pioneer of the YouTube's original content and his online work can be quantified in 80+ million views.
Branden Harvey is a professional photographer and storyteller based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has become a leader in the world of online storytelling and uses his unique position to help brands, organizations, dreamers and doers tell their story better. Within the last year, Branden has created several outlets to spread good news to the world through his podcast, Sounds Good along with a Good Newsletter, and most recently - the Good Newspaper. You can find Branden on Instagram @brandenharvey.
Bora is a Toronto based urban photographer and storyteller with over 15 years of experience in creative & design industries. Through storytelling and social influence, Bora has contributed to the global photography scene with pushing the envelope forward by producing evocative visuals that typically focus on the urban lifestyle and architecture using the backdrop of his hometown of Toronto as a constant. His work has been exhibited in various art galleries both in Toronto and New York, as well as promoted in major publications such as The Huffington Post and CBC, to name a few.
Michael Thomas ( @LondonViewpoints ) is a London based cityscape and architecture photographer. He specialises in showcasing London’s best views from a variety of vantage points, like skyscrapers, tourist attractions, hills surrounding the city as well as city aerials from helicopter flights. In just 24 months since joining instagram, Michael has grew his loyal following to 118k, without ever being featured by instagram, which allowed him to keep a high engagement level in the current challenging algorithm times.
Attila Adam is a Los Angeles based film/video editor turned photographer. Fueled by his vision, Attila had recently left his regular job for a more challenging freelance lifestyle. As a family man with two girls, he's busy navigating both family and a new career path.
Jordan Winn is a 29 year old art director, designer and photographer based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He recently published his first book with his brother, who is also a photographer. Jordan recently walked away from over 100,000 Instagram followers to pursue something new.
Eric Scire is a freelance photographer from San diego. He has always had a passion for art and photography, and about 5 years ago he decided to chase that passion for a living. For Eric, photography is about having fun and finding yourself. The more you get out there you will find your style and what you like. Its about creating bodies of work that express you and how you feel.
Emily Hinchcliff is a Philadelphia based photographer with a fine art background and a penchant for all things travel. Emily spent a year solo-adventuring throughout Southeast Asia, India, and Nepal, and has had photo essays featured by Passion Passport and Spirited Pursuit. Instagram has played an important role in her life over the past two years, bringing about new connections and friendships during annual visits to Guatemala, states across the US, and even her own backyard.
Dan Newman is an 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 renown brands.
Bryan Minear is an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer and designer based in the Midwest. Simply put, he is an atmosphere chasing light junkie constantly trying to push the limits of landscape photography. He has recently become a new dad and is currently trying to find balance between a full time job, family, and photography.
Eric Ward is an elementary school teacher living in Northwest Ohio. Over the last year, Eric has been navigating opportunities which have presented themselves through Instagram as well as coaching. With all of these opportunities, Eric's maintains focus is on his family and his faith which guides not only his Instagram feed, but also his life.
Alyssa Rosenheck is an Architectural and Interior Design photographer based in Nashville, TN. Alyssa is known for her inviting, artfully composed, and crisp images. She travels nationally for her clients ranging from interior designers, architects, and national shelter magazines, and her work is featured in numerous publications and books including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Country Living and many more.
Dan Price is a Michigan-based photographer focused on midwestern, rural landscapes, sand dunes, lakes, and rivers. He loves the solitude of forest hikes as well as the community he has found through Instameets and other photography gatherings.
In this episode I walk you through the basic functionalities of the award winning app SKRWT.
In this episode I talk with Mathaus Jagielski, the creator of the award winning iOS and Android app “SKRWT” - the most powerful perspective correction tool for mobile devices. We discuss his background as a photographer, what led to the creation of SKRWT, and why perspective correction is critical in photo editing.
John Hill is a Michigan-based photographer that spends his days at the advertising agency Leo Burnett, managing a social media team of 3 Community Managers. In his free time, he travels across Michigan and the country to capture unique landscapes. John was named a top Instagrammer by Pure Michigan and is also an Ambassador for M22, a lifestyle brand named after the scenic drive in northern Michigan that inspires a connection to the outdoors through discovery.
Shauna Wade was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica but now resides in New Jersey. She moved to the US after graduating High School at 15 years old and works professionally in the finance industry. Most of you may know Shauna as the founder of the feature account @moodygrams, which currently has nearly 600k followers and who’s tag has been used over 4 million times!
Maddie McGarvey is a photographer currently based in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in photojournalism and a specialization in sociology. She love bad jokes, exploring the outdoors and taking photographs. In 2014, Maddie was named an Emerging Talent for Getty Reportage and in 2015 was named one of Magnum's 30 Photographers Under 30. You can find Maddie on Instagram @maddiemcgarvey.
Bryan is a wandered, backpacker and photographer based out of Des Moines, Iowa. He started using Instagram in 2014 as a place to find inspiration for future hiking trips, but along the way fell in love with the supportive community and the art of photography and storytelling. Since then he has used his feed as a place to tell his story while attempting to send out a positive message and inspire others in return.
Tim Dodd is a professional photographer and spaceflight advocate from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is best known as the "Everyday Astronaut", which is an ongoing photo series of himself in an old Russian space suit. Everyday Astronaut's mission is to "Bring space down to earth for everyday people. To communicate science through humor and imagination.”