Images copyright Ken Hubbard. All rights reserved.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do!
by Skip Cohen
Each "chef" who's joined us has shared a different journey in their quest to be an artist and photographer. A few episodes back, I started adding a quote that seemed relevant to some aspect of each guest in the Tamron Kitchen.
Ken Hubbard is the epitome of somebody who truly loves the craft. And while it sounds so simplistic - imaging runs through his veins. When I found the Steve Jobs quote above, it screamed Ken's name.
If you wander through Tamron's YouTube channel, you'll find video after video featuring Ken. It's not just photography that runs through his veins, but a love for education. Catch up to him in Tamron's always busy booth at any convention, and you'll immediately notice his willingness to help other photographers raise the bar on their skill set.
In this new podcast, Ken shares a lot about his journey in photography. And while he obviously has a serious respect for the tools Tamron's brought to the industry, he's always pushing the edge of the creative envelope looking for ways to use their products other artists haven't yet tried. He also shared a lot about his love for varying the landscape of subjects he has an opportunity to photograph. I loved the two images we chose for his first Recipes post - from wild mustangs to a stunning portrait of a musician, Ken's experience covers everything!
As Tamron USA's Field Services Manager, Ken needs to be comfortable in working with every Tamron lens. And think about his role within the industry. He's also got to understand the challenges every specialty faces with the variety of subjects photographers capture.
We featured two of Ken's favorite lenses in this episode, and while they're both SP zooms, the subjects couldn't be farther apart. The mustangs were captured with the SP 150-600mm and Slim Fatz with the 70-200mm. Ken's skill set shines through on both.
"Chef" Ken's recipe is a click away if you missed it when it was first posted. Just click on the thumbnails to the right for more information about both lenses Ken used for the images. Plus, there are only a few days left for Tamron's Instant Holiday Savings program.
If you haven't visited your local Tamron dealer, it's time to check out the entire family of Tamron lenses. And keep track of Ken's classes, images, and his schedule with a click on any of his images in today's post. He's always sharing great content on his Facebook page and on Instagram, and his travel schedule matches most photographer's bucket lists! LOL
Tamron is manufacturing some of the finest glass in photography. You owe it to your clients and yourself to capture images with the very best tools available!
Put Tamron's ongoing events on your radar with a click on the banners above! As soon as the new year is underway you'll find the schedule jam-packed with great programming throughout the year.
ClickCon 2020 Circle the Dates!!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry this past August.
The dates have been announced for 2020 at the Palmer House in Chicago. August 11-14!
What a kick!
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.