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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David Patrick Valera is a professional artist (photographer/digital-cinematographer/cameraman) based in Los Angeles. “I grew up in Silverlake, CA.” Not the Forbes Magazine hippest neighborhood known for an invasion of Teslas, horizontal wood fencing and lumber-sexuals, but the mid-city graffiti urban grit and grime it once was back in the 70’s-80’s.” A latch-key kid, David would jump on his BMX and ride down Sunset Blvd., slaloming around Hollywood street walkers, hair-bands, and the undesirables through the yet to be gentrified regions of Southern California. “Urban life is a part of my upbringing and I always wanted to document those unique, chance moments I came across during my neighborhood expeditions.”
In this week's video, Ibarionex uses silhouettes to discuss the importance of being aware of your subject when making photographs. He explains how the shapes, lines, color and patterns that are immediately behind the subject can make and break any photograph.
Kenna Klosterman is likely a familiar face to anyone who has taken a course through Creative Live, one of the best resources for learning about photography. However as well as serving as a senior host and hundreds of courses, Kenna is also a travel photographer, tour guide, international Host, and culture explorer.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks the challenge of finding interesting subject matter in your own neighborhood and community. Using images selected for TCF listeners, he touches on the idea of why it’s important to see one’s familiar surrounding with new eyes and the important legacy that such images can and do provide.
Matt Odom is an award-winning editorial portrait, commercial advertising, industrial, and sports photographer out of a southern town just a few minutes south of Atlanta called Macon.He holds a Bachelors Degree from Mercer University in Human Services ( he's a people person)
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about using shadow to draw the viewer’s eye to the most important element(s) in the frame. It’s not about simply producing a high-contrast shot, but rather using the presence of shadow to control the viewer’s experience of the photograph by directing the eye to the highlights and midtones.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the relationship between fear and street portraiture. He discusses how the practice of the street portrait, can help a photographer get past anxiety and fear of photographing strangers. It can also help them to make informed choices regarding lighting, composition and allow them the freedom to fully engage with the subject.
Matt Kloskowski is mentor/coach for everything photography related (Lightroom, Photoshop and Photography). He's a bestselling author of over 20 books and teaches photography, Lightroom and Photoshop at seminars and conferences around the world.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the concept of making a photograph rather than simply taking one. He shares how by paying attention to light, line, shape and color, you can begin to find order in even the most chaotic scenes and begin the process of creating a strong and effective photograph.
Karsten Staiger was at the forefront of the digital revolution that emerged in the 1990s. Since then he has been a pioneer in utilizing cutting-edge camera technology to create elegant images in extremely high resolution. Staiger’s deep understanding of complex lighting and technology coupled with his fascination with aerial views eventually led him to the New York City skyline.