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by Skip Cohen
This is our eighth featured "chef" in the Tamron Recipes series. Each one has captured not only Tamron's outstanding optical quality but the passion of each featured guest. A big part of the fun of these images and podcasts has been the insight each artist has brought to the conversation.
I've shared this quote before, but it's so applicable to everybody we've worked with: "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life!" Each artist is wholly dedicated to storytelling, not only through their images but their online and educational presence when teaching. And with everything they share, Tamron is playing a pivotal role.
With every Tamron Recipes post, we always share a quote about the recipe for success, but today's recipe is from a "chef" who's a remarkable storyteller. His success is in part due to his exceptional skills telling stories, combined with his passion for people and exploring.
..."Craft those simple things, those glorious things, those things so often forgotten
but so desperately needed. There’s no hidden or corporate meaning behind the word ‘story.’
We know what they are. And we need to start telling them.”
We're jumping into the Tamron Kitchen today with "Chef" Charley Voorhis. Charley is no stranger to the SCU blog. We've shared several of his Tamron videos over the years, but until recently we had never physically met. Our friendship has been a testimonial to social media, combined with a phone call here and there.
Reading the quote above by Jay Acunzo, I couldn't help but think about Charley's passion for telling a story. We recently met for the first time in his program at ClickCon in Chicago. Sitting in his class, I had a chance to watch him teach, and without question his love for capturing great imagery and then telling the story shines through.
About "Chef" Charley: I want to share the start of Charley's bio on his about page because he describes his love for storytelling far better than I ever could.
There is nothing like a good story, honestly told, to unite people across town, or across the globe. I'm also a passionate explorer. I think of it as my job to get inspired by stories in unlikely places, uncovering details, and moving past simple stereotypes. Everybody has something great inside of them if you listen carefully.
Part II of Charley's recipe series is coming next Tuesday with a terrific and insightful podcast. We'll be talking a lot about his career in imaging and his passion for telling a story. His website is just a click away.
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The video was created for the Adventure Travel Trade Association and filmed during AdventureWeek Peru. Watching the video, you'll notice how well Charley's skill set matches what they wanted to say about Ancash, Peru:
See hiking through Huascaran National Park, which is home to 300 lagoons, the stunning snow-capped Alpamayo mountain, and notable wildlife including the north andean deer, and andean condor, all of which are endangered. Feel the silence while gazing at 6,000 meter glaciated peaks. Whether embarking on a multi-day trek through the Cordillera Blanca, biking along the rough mountain trails, or kayaking on Laguna Llanganuco, Ancash’s vast, natural landscape is ready for adventurous exploration.
What a kick it is to share this series with everybody each month. Join us on the next Tamron Tuesday when Chamira Young and I will be sharing our conversation with Charley in the podcast for this Tamron recipe.
Tamron never slows down in helping photographers become great chefs with some of the finest glass in imaging.
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.