Image copyright Lisa Langell. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
Time definitely flies when you're having a good time! It's hard for us to believe this is our fifth episode of Tamron Recipes. When Chamira Young and I originally talked about this series, it just seemed like a fun idea to play off of the cooking analogy and introduce you to some great artists using some terrific glass. What we never thought about was just how appropriate it was to put some of the most respected artists in professional photography in the role of being a top "chef." And in turn, how their recipes for success in business, beyond their photographs, would come out in the podcast part of the series.
With every post, we always comment on "the recipe for success." We all know the expression, and there are four primary ingredients:
What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients:
Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities,
and be a member of a team.
Lisa Langell joins us today in the Tamron Kitchen. Talking to Lisa, it becomes obvious she never does anything halfway. As a contemporary artist, she loves what she's doing and especially the diversity into the fine art world. Like a great chef, she never slows down on creating her very best images with each click of the shutter. She never misses an opportunity to share her work, and she's part of an incredible team, the Tamron family.
About the Image and the 70-210mm /F4 Di VC USD lens: The 70-210 mm lens is one of Lisa's favorites and has enabled her to capture images, especially with hummingbirds that are different than what we usually expect to see with wildlife. Click on the banner below to find out more about this incredible lens.
About "Chef" Lisa: Lisa's had an incredibly diverse career starting in floral design, then psychology. She was a well-respected educational psychologist and International Consultant working in the school sector with a love for photography as a hobby since childhood. In 2010 she started her photography business but didn't go full-time as a career until 2016.
Lisa's also done a lot of research on flash photography with animals, especially birds. Her images aren't just about creating stunning images, but very much focused on the ethics of working with wildlife:
"The ethics of using flash photography with animals and birds is something which I have spent considerable time researching before I comfortably employed these techniques specifically with hummingbirds. I am highly conscientious of being a good steward of our natural world and wanted to understand any impact low power flash photography may have on hummingbirds before engaging in this type of photography. The peer reviewed published literature available, although limited, suggests it does not cause harm."
Stay tuned for Part II of Lisa's Tamron Recipe coming next Tuesday with her podcast. She's an amazing artist focused not only on her subjects but trends in fine art and her business. She's also a big fan of education, and in her hummingbird workshops, for example, every student has their own setup to maximize learning.
Lisa's website is just a click away. And to maximize the viewing of her image above, just give it a click and view it in the SCU LightBox.
We're having a lot of fun with this new series. Things never slow down at Tamron or in the Tamron Kitchen! We've got a new "chef" sharing great content and "recipes" every month. So, stay tuned because there's a lot more coming this year.
If you'd like more information about the remarkable 70-210 mm lens, just click on the banner below. (Note: There's a $200 instant savings on this lens through May 12 from your authorized Tamron dealer!)
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.