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Lily Barber

Questions with a Pro: Dylan Buyskes

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Dylan Buyskes. Dylan is a Buffalo, New York-based photographer and founder of Onion Studio. Dylan and his team highly emphasize collaboration and communication, in order to adequately reflect the client’s vision through their own creative vision. His partner in both life and business is his wife, Robyn Buyskes. Here, Dylan details what it is like to be married to his business partner, what he learned growing up as the…

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Questions with an Educator: Nate Larson

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Nate Larson. Nate is a Baltimore-based photographer and educator at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His more recent work explores the linkage between human experience and the particular location where the event occurred. His work is exhibited both nationally and internationally and is included in collections such as High Museum Atlanta, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and many more. Here, Nate outlines his recent projects, “Geolocation” and “Centroid…

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Questions With a Pro: Jeremy Ruzich

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Jeremy Ruzich. Jeremy is a Kansas City-based photographer, artist, poet, and filmmaker who works to tell the stories of nonprofit organizations, small grassroots groups, churches, schools, and other groups that have a desire to get their stories out there. He keeps the viewer in mind when creating, which highly influences how he ends up approaching his work. Here, Jeremy details how he ended up specializing in non-profits, where he typically…

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Questions with an Educator: Thomas Werner

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Thomas Werner. Thomas is a photographer, author, and Assistant Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. Thomas has experience lecturing internationally on topics from fashion to contemporary professional practices. He is the former owner of the Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, has spent time working for the Department of State as a cultural representative in Russia, and has been a photography consultant for…

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Questions with an Educator: Leena Jayaswal

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features, Leena Jayaswal. Leena is a photographer, a filmmaker, and the director of the Photography Concentration at American University in Washington, D.C. Much of her work focuses on the intersection of being Indian and American, which has been nationally recognized in galleries around the country. She has also spent time working with the well-known Mary Ellen Mark and the Sandra Berler Gallery. On top of her successes with photography, Leena has…

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Questions with a Pro: Nate Smith

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Nate Smith. Nate is a Baltimore-based architectural photographer and drone pilot specializing in large commercial properties. He combines his traditional photography experience with drone photography to deliver each client’s specific vision. Here, Nate describes his transition from video to still photography, the process of becoming an FAA certified drone pilot and how he decided to incorporate drones into his work, as well as some of his strategies for marketing and…

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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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