Born, raised and educated in England – with frequent visits to her father's home of Venice, Italy – Lucia Griggi moved to California in 2010. With her roots in the surfing, skateboarding and outdoor adventure world, Lucia focuses on lifestyle and adventure for editorial and advertising clients.
She combines her English precision with Venetian creativity to capture the moment with clarity and wit. Lucia's work is fresh, vivid and full of energy.
Lucia's work has been internationally recognized and awarded by National Geographic, PDN, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Black and White photography and the Masters Cup. When not shooting, Lucia can be found surfing the Californian coastline or visiting family back home in England.
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I am always working on seeing rather than looking.
For me seeing is an active act, a conscious decision to observe the world especially its more subtle and nuanced offerings.
Jeffery Saddoris is endlessly curious – about people, about creativity, about line and shape and color – and his personal and professional pursuits are driven by learning, discovering, imagining, listening, celebrating, and making. Jeffery cohosts the photography podcast On Taking Pictures. He also hosts the 12-episode Craft & Vision Podcast, and Process Driven, his ongoing podcast of long-form conversations about creativity and how the creative process manifests itself across a wide range of genres and disciplines.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses what he looks for when it comes to lighting and setting for a street portrait. He shares how paying attention to elements beyond the person that you are photographing plays an important role in a successful portrait.
A photographer friend once told me a story of when he was photographing in a Tibetan monastery. He was creating images over several days when he noticed one of the monks carefully observing him. The monk watched him as he photographed, but never approached him or said a word. There was a moment when the photographer thought that the monk thought he was doing something wrong, though the link didn’t choose to verbalize it.
Raised in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Blake Jorgenson headed west to Whistler, B.C. in 1993 at the age of 18 in search of adventure. Now in his thirties, he has won several prestigious industry awards, including the Pro Photographer Showdown at Whistler’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival and Powder Magazine’s Photo of the Year.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of being present. He talks about not only why it’s so important, but what circumstances can stand in the way of being completely in the moment.
David J. Murphy is a photojournalist and filmmaker who currently works near Biloxi, Mississippi He began his career 16 years ago when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat photojournalist. After leaving the Marine Corps he moved to New York City and worked as a freelance photojournalist. He later joined the U.S. Air National Guard and worked at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., as their visual information manager, photojournalist and broadcaster.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of considering both gestures and setting when creating a strong photograph documenting action.
Is providing your photography for free a way to begin a career as a professional photographer?
That’s the question that arose while watching a recent conversation conducted by Zack Arias with Mikal Cho, the founder, and owner of Unsplash. Unsplash is a platform where photographers submit their images for use by anyone for free for any purpose, including commercial use without financial compensation or even attribution to the photographer.