Images copyright Alex Cearns. All rights reserved.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
by Skip Cohen
A few "chefs" ago, I started searching for quotes that help you get to know each guest we have in the Tamron Kitchen. Alex Cearns redefines having a love and respect for the animal world. It's what her photography is all about. I used the word "respect" because it's the best way to describe her focus and dedication to capture incredible images of critters!
To appreciate her skillset, you need to visit her website, but not just her galleries. Taking a scroll through all the images on her website and backstories is like visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From incredible photos of domestic animals to her photography in the wild and on to animal rescue support, Alex is an artist who ALWAYS walks the talk.
But, just being one of the world's best animal photographers is only part of her commitment. As an educator, you'll find her at conventions throughout the year. She's always giving back, and helping artists raise the bar on the quality of their images.
In this new podcast, Alex shared a lot of great insight into her journey as an animal lover. She's determined to never let the challenges of photographing ANY animal get in the way of the click of the shutter.
Even though neither Chamira or I have ever met Alex in person, one podcast, a few emails, and conversations in cyberspace are enough to thoroughly appreciate her passion for imaging and animals. She's one of those exceptional artists who's simply approachable.
In the "About" section on her website are four goals that Alex shares with her visitors. They reflect her love for the craft and her subjects.
She's committed to her craft as a photographer, artist, educator, speaker, and author. Click on any of Alex's images below to visit her website. It wasn't easy deciding which ones were my favorites because the body of work she shares is remarkable!
"Chef" Alex's recipe is a click away if you missed it last week. Check out one of her favorite creative tools, Tamron's SP 150-600mm F/5.6 - 6.3 lens. Just click on the thumbnail to the right for more information about this lens and the current Instant Savings.
If you haven't visited your local Tamron dealer, it's time to check out the entire family of Tamron lenses. And the Tamron team is on the road nationally all year long, with a lot of new workshops and programs still coming in 2019.
In the next few weeks, you'll find Tamron events going on in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Colorado, California, Nevada, and New Jersey. And that's just for November!
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!
All animal images copyright Alex Cearns. All rights reserved.
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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.