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Lily Barber

Questions with an Educator: Chip Williams

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Chip Williams. Chip is a North Carolina-based photographer, filmmaker and educator at Appalachian State University. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry, which he shares with his students in the classroom. Here, Chip outlines his path to becoming a professor of photography, his philosophy about storytelling, and his most successful business and teaching strategies. We asked: What inspired you to become a professor of photography? How did you go…

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Questions with a Pro: Andy Batt

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Andy Batt. Andy is a Portland, Oregon based photographer with his work focused in advertising and marketing. Andy enjoys both large and small scale shoots and is known for his flexibility and adaptability. He has a very interesting philosophy regarding creativity maintenance that stems from John Cleese, which he outlines below. He also discusses how the photography industry has changed throughout his career, as well as his current personal project,…

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Questions with an Educator: Gary Rittermeyer

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Gary Rittermeyer. Gary is a Missouri based photographer, educator, and video camera operator who has taught at Benedictine College, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Metropolitan Community College. Before diving into the photography industry and earning his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Film, Gary served in the Navy both aboard a submarine and as a Hospital Corpsman. Here, Gary explains where his passion for film originated, his advice for…

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Questions with a Pro: Doug Gritzmacher

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Doug Gritzmacher. Doug is a Denver, Colorado-based photographer, cinematographer, and video producer who manages to maintain three successful businesses simultaneously. He has these three business to ensure that his various skills and creativity can come through in his work. Here, Doug details the mindset he has while shooting, the advantages and disadvantages of business diversity, and the differences between his still photography and video work. We asked: In what ways do…

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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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