For the last several years I've followed so many artists' adventures through Tamron's YouTube channel, but this episode shared just a few weeks ago is one of my favorites. The description just didn't do it justice, because it misses the pure emotion of watching the artist working to get the shot.
Legendary Photojournalist Nick Ut is a self-proclaimed "Lunartic," and in this video, he uses his Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 to capture a silhouette of an airplane as it passes over the moon.
It also misses any of the background on Nick Ut. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his image, Terror of War, which so many of us remember, often referred to as Napalm Girl. I've never had the privilege of meeting Nick, but his passion as a Lunartic is incredible and defines one element of his love for the craft.
This video is one of the most fun I've watched. It's got all the ingredients of skill, technology, passion and a never-ending quest from a "Lunartic" to capture that one unique shot. Handheld, running around the streets in Whittier, CA with Tamron's SP 150-600mm G2 lens you can't help but cheer for Nick. It's like watching your favorite basketball team and cheering for somebody who drops a three-pointer when the pressure's on.
Click on Nick's image at the top of the page to read more about him on his Wikipedia page and the Lunartics thumbnail on the right to visit their Facebook page.
You'll find everything about Tamron's SP 150-600mm G2 lens with a click on the lens below. Tamron never slows down on helping artists raise the bar on the quality of their images. They're making some of the finest optics in photography today, and also sharing a lot of great content on their YouTube channel!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.