“I once was told in the 8th grade, “If you ever have a career you would do for free, you know you have reached the right place. I am passionate about touching people’s lives.”
Hernan Rodriguez is an International award winning professional photographer specializing in commercial photography and portraiture. His unique style is a fusion between art and photography which has earned him 25 awards in photography, including the much coveted Black and White Spide Award for photographic excellence in fashion photography. Most recent are the three bronze awards in the 2010 Aperture Awards for portrait and illustration.
His outgoing personality and fresh approach to imagery has allowed Hernan to work with such notable clients as Guess Clothing, Playboy, Corona, EMI, and Sony Record labels.
See more of Hernan’s award winning work at www.hernanphotography.com
Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist for over three decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers. Rick is a CreativeLive instructor, Chimera Visionary, and a Dynalite VIP Rick has been teaching his “Location Lighting Workshops™” for the past 8 years across the US and UK. Rick has taught thousands of people his style of practical lighting.
I have been using Dynalite strobes my entire career. My first Dyanlite pack is over 30 years old and it still works perfectly. On a major assignment I will use Dyanlites ranging in age from my oldest pack to my new Dynalite Baja. The color is always perfect and the light output is always consistent. One less thing to worry about on assignment.
Rick has photographed every presidential candidate from President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama. “Rick Friedman on the Campaign Stump” is a Photo District News article discussing Rick’s coverage of presidential campaigns. The books Hillary Clinton, Infra Structures, and The Gourmet Prescription are a few of his projects. Rick is the past President of the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has won awards from the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has work in the permanent collection of Harvard University and the Newseum in Washington, DC and has had solo shows at Boston City Hall and the Boston Public Library in addition to having his work displayed in numerous other shows.
“One of the greatest things about being a freelance photojournalist is the great variety of assignments I get to cover and the places I get to go. I could be covering the President one day, spending the following day with a noted scientist or professor (or both) and the following day over seas on a travel story. I truly have the best job in the world”.
You can follow Rick on the following social media outlets
Since 1997, Christian Lalonde has worked as a commercial photographer with Photolux Studio, working in the world of Photography for many local, national and international clients, in both the private and public sector.
Prior to working with Photolux, Christian was a photgrapher at one of Canada’s largest commercial studios, located in Montreal, and was a teacher of photography at La Cité collégiale.
As a principal photographer at Photolux Commercial Studio, at age 39, Christian Lalonde has made his mark in the industry. His work demonstrates a remarkable versatility as a commercial photographer and photo illustrator.
Christian completed his photography studies in 1996 from La Cité collégiale in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Since joining Photolux in 1997, he has secured clients such as: Bank of Canada, Ontario Tourims, Costco Wholesale, Crown Plaza Hotels, Estée Lauder, IBM, Le Cordon Bleu, Loblaws, Maple Leaf, Agriculture & Agri-food Canada, National Art Centre, Nygard, Readers Digest, Sony, Trump and Yves St. Laurent, just to name a few.
One of his most prestigious projects can be seen on the $5 and $100 dollar bills that have been in circulation since 2001 in Canadian currency.
As part of his impressive repertoire Christian was named “Canadian Commercial Photographer of the Year” in 2001 and 2002 by the Professional Photographer of Canada (PPOC). He has been highlighted in several international trade magazines and publications. Recognized for his experience in lighting as well as his high standards in photography, Christian has been speaking for the last 9 years at WPPI, one of the worlds largest photographer conventions and trade shows, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. His work is also feature by MOAB Papers as well as LiteShapers (XP Photo Gear) on a regular basis.
“Love them!!! Consistent color, consistent output, fast recycling times. Great power output. RELIABLE!!!” -Christian Lalonde
See more of Christian’s work at www.photoluxstudio.com
“I love the Dynalite products! I won’t show up to a shoot without my lights! They are consistent, dependable, durable and very easy to operate. They always produce the quality of light needed for my standards. One of my favorite features is the built-in pocketwizard™ inside the powerpacks. Thank you for your awesome products that make my job easier.” – Frankie Leal
At the age of 20, Frankie began his professional career as a graphic designer. With his natural artistic aptitude and eye for detail, graphic design came easily to him. At first he hired photographers to take photos for his design projects, but then he realized that he could at least take pictures as well as they did. In 2006, he drove to the local camera store and bought himself his first digital camera; a 6.3 MP Canon Rebel.
His education in photography began from analyzing pictures published inside his favorite magazines. He studied the picture’s highlights and shadows and would then recreate the light quality with his subjects in his studio. He absolutely fell in love with the art of strobe lighting. “I couldn’t get enough of the craft and therefore strived to improve my photographic ability by teaching myself through workshops, books, blogs and reading interviews of those whose work I admired,” said Frankie.
Today, he shoots out of his Los Angeles and Central California studios, but you can also catch him on-location throughout the United States shooting for a wide variety of clients that include several in the entertainment & advertising industries. Frankie’s photographic images are frequently used for print ads, magazine covers, corporate marketing, web-sites and social media marketing. See more of Frankie’s work at www.frankieleal.com
Joe DiMaggio’s photographs embrace the elements of a powerful symphony. Here are choruses and chords of color. We perceive a rhythmic movement in objects that may seem stationary in the three-dimensional world that the rest of us inhabit. Vibrant hues begin to blur and invisible lines direct our gaze toward a sacred center where the subject of the photograph vibrates with spiritual intensity. DiMaggio propels us through new perceptual portals. Passive viewing is not possible. Inspired, at first, by a grandfather with ample talent as an amateur photographer, DiMaggio developed under the influences of other shooters like W. Gene Smith, Alfred Eisenstadt and Mark Kaufman. He looks to the likes of DaVinci, Michelangelo, Monet and Picasso as muses (or, as he puts it, Gods). “If it seems like I”m all over the place, I am,” says DiMaggio. These giants served up kindling for his creative flame. He renders images that are uniquely and distinctively DiMaggio’s own.
Also evident in DiMaggio’s work is a robust spiritual undertow. “Because of my relationship with Mother Nature and all of God”s creatures,”” he says, “I never think of a man, woman or child as a subject. I think of them as beautiful creations.” In DiMaggio’s view, he is merely the instrument “to record”their space in time at that particular moment.” It started in the woods. DiMaggio, while never defining himself as a nature photographer, tends to dwell among the trees for a goodly portion of each day, and that is where he first found magic in the details of the scenery. Soon, though, DiMaggio expanded his imagination. He discovered hitherto unseen luminosity in cityscapes, on sports fields, at racetracks. He made light viscous and emotionally meaningful. To DiMaggio, every scene is significant.
DiMaggio’s work over three decades has been featured in publications like “Time,” “Life,” “Sports Illustrated,” “U.S. News and World Report” and hundreds more. In 1981, his “Sports Illustrated” cover of Cooney Holms was named Best Picture of the Year by “Time Magazine.” His talent earned him a coveted invitation to join the International Olympic Games Pool. His gift for advertising photography has netted him a list of Fortune 500 clients and prestigious advertising agencies.
DiMaggio’s talent as a teacher has gained him a national reputation. He’s been featured on ABC-TV’s “World of Photography” and has hosted episodes of ESPN’s “Canon Photo Safari” with celebrity guests and amateur photographers William Shatner and A.J. Langer. He has lectured to thousands of aspiring photographers in workshops around the world. He is a contributing editor of the internationally published “Times Journal of Photography” and a lecturer for the “American Photo/Popular Photography” Mentor Workshops. He has taught at additional workshops in Palm Beach and the Maine Photographic Workshop.
Equally at ease with pictures that move, DiMaggio has directed a number of commercials and short films. He recently completed directing a one-hour documentary which aired on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2005.
As he ages, DiMaggio’s talent matures along with his heart. “For me the camera represents my soul,” he says. “It is a part of me and what I believe in. The amazing part of the process is that it’s constantly changing and evolving. It’s never the same twice.”
You can see more of Joe’s work on his websitehttp://www.dimaggio-kalish.com/index.html