ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

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Lily Barber

Questions with an Educator: Steven H. Begleiter

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Steven H. Begleiter. Steven is a Denver-based photographer, educator, and photography book creator, who specializes in editorial and commercial photography. His teaching career has taken him all over the country, but he now teaches at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado. He uses his vast career experience as a tool in the classroom to prepare his students for the industry, and thoroughly enjoys learning alongside…

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Questions with a Pro: Craig Hadorn

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Craig Hadorn. Craig is a Salt Lake City, Utah based photographer specializing in portrait and food photography. In his previous career, Craig was an art director for advertising agencies, which taught him various things that he brought with him to his photography career. Here, he outlines some of the skills that have benefitted him from his previous experience as an art director, his number one piece of advice for new…

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Questions with an Educator: Rachel Wolf

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Rachel Wolf. Rachel is a Portland, OR based photographer specializing in camera-less photography, and alternative/antique processes. To create her camera-less photography, she directly exposes photographic paper to chemicals and light. These primary photographic elements become the tools, subjects, and direct chemical processes that create the image. She is also a founding member of FO(u)RT Collective and deiWolf Studio. Here, she provides more details about her unique, camera-less photography, the main lessons…

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Questions with a Pro: Kathryn Elsesser

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Kathryn Elsesser. Kathryn is a Portland based photographer specializing in editorial, portrait and food photography. Her photography is grounded in the exploration of the world, which has brought her to countless international locations and provided her with a worldly perspective. She sees herself as a people person, which allows her to successfully capture her client’s vision. She also approaches photography as a process of continuing education, which allows her to…

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Questions with an Educator: Elena Volkova

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Elena Volkova. Elena is a photographer and educator at Stevenson University in Maryland, where she is Assistant Professor of Photography. She is originally from the Ukraine, but received her photography education from the Maryland Institute College of Art after relocating to the United States. She keeps herself very busy with a diverse set of photography related practices consisting of video interviews, podcasts, and of course, teaching. Through her own photography,…

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Questions with a Pro: Stewart Cohen

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Stewart Cohen. Stewart is a Canadian born photographer and director who is known for his ability to seamlessly bring together all of the various moving parts in both large and small-scale productions. He moves seamlessly between both still and motion works, but also enjoys bringing his work together in different forms such as monographs. He has travelled the world with his work and has been recognized by Adweek as Photographer…

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Questions with an Educator: Jon Van de Grift

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Jon Van de Grift. Jon is a Boulder, Colorado based photographer and educator specializing in aerial photography. He teaches environmental science, geography, and atmospheric science, and thus, has intense concern for the world around us. He works to capture our world from an alternative perspective; the perspective of the atmosphere itself. This desire takes him to great heights on mountain summits and in high altitude aircrafts. Here, Jon describes what…

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Questions with a Pro: Jimmy Williams

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Jimmy Williams. Jimmy is a North Carolina based photographer with a portfolio including advertising, lifestyle, portrait, landscape, and motion assignments. He approaches each image with “how do I want this photo to feel”. The emotions that emerge dictate and inspire a compelling story. He has grown his business to an international level and is sought after by countless creatives. Here, Jimmy shares with us what inspires him and how he…

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Questions with an Educator: Joe Strickland

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Joe Strickland. Joe is a Bristol, Tennessee based photographer and educator who focuses his work on social issues represented through architecture. He investigates spaces that have been created and impacted by humans, but much of his work is void of human presence. He serves as Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media as well as the chair of the Digital Media Art and Design Department at King University. Here, Joe…

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Questions with a Pro: Kaveh Sardari

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Kaveh Sardari. Kaveh is a Washington, D.C. based photographer who captures much of the breaking news that revolves around Washington and the world. He has worked his way to photographing some of the most fascinating people in the world, but still finds time to work on more personal projects like his recent short video series. He has also given back to ASMP by previously serving as a chapter co-president. Here,…

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