I've written a lot about the real fun of being in the photographic industry - The best thing about this industry has nothing to do with photography, but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft. Hernan Rodriguez and I go back a lot of years and while we don't catch up to each other that often when we do, it's always with the enthusiasm of two great friends.
So, when I caught this new episode of Tamron's Unofficial Field Guide, there was a bonus, because I've spent a lot of time over the years with Ken, André and the rest of the Tamron team. There's some excellent content in this video, starting with Hernan talking about how he got started and doing a celebrity shoot. I always learn a little something watching an artist on assignment.
Regarding the banter between Ken and André, while it seems like they're a little on each other's nerves, don't underestimate the strength of their friendship. They've worked together for years, and it's the honesty they have with each other that's just as impressive as their skills as photographers. I especially loved the fight in the ring!
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These are a few of Hernan's images from this shoot of Mixed Martial Arts and UFC Hall Of Fame Champion, Urijah Faber, known as the “California Kid.” These were shot for editorial, PR and marketing material. Click on any one of them to visit Hernan's website and galleries to see more of his work.
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.