Image copyright Marcie Reif. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
This is our sixth episode of Tamron Recipes, and it's been a pretty incredible journey. I've written before how Chamira Young and I thought it would be a fun idea to try, but in all honesty, we completely underestimated the insight each "chef" would share. We also never thought about the diversity of the subject matter - from landscape to macro to babies, birds and critters and storytelling with just one photograph, and always with Tamron lenses.
Each "chef" has opened their heart and shared a wealth of knowledge, taking the recipe for a single image and expanding it to include their recipe for success in business, well beyond their photographs. With every post, we always share this quote about 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.
We're in the Tamron Kitchen today with Marcie Reif. These posts and podcasts always start with a phone call or two. In my first conversation with Marcie, it was obvious she's entirely focused on her love for portraiture. She builds relationships with her clients, never doing anything just halfway. She loves her career choice. Like a world-class chef, she's always looking to be creative and is always looking for the precise moment to capture the personalities of her subjects, and she's part of an incredible team, the Tamron family.
About the Image and the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens: This new Tamron lens has become one of Marcie's favorites.
The 35-150mm lens "is based on the new concept of allowing you to concentrate on a wide range of portrait compositions without the interruption of pausing to change lenses. The fast F-stop offers F/2.8 at the wide end while maintaining a bright F/4 at the telephoto end."
To the core I love photographing the joy of kids and families. Creating a strong and authentic portrait of their pure joy has definitely become my style and what people come to expect from me. This lens gives me a lot of room to play with that. Sometimes I need to be close to them to tickle them or sing. Sometimes I need to be farther away and it's their parents that can bring out that joy in them. Either way I can be close or far away with this lens. M. Reif
Click on the banner below to find out more about this outstanding lens.
About "Chef" Marcie: Based out of Atlanta, one trip to Marcie's website and she sets the stage for her expertise as a family photographer. From her opening statement about being a "wife, mother and artist," to her description of her style of photography, there's no question of her goal to meet each client's mindset.
My goal is to deliver you a unique set of images that are artistic, natural, and warm by mixing childhood images with connections to love. My style and heart lead to very natural photographs. I always try to deliver my clients images of their family “being” a family. This may mean singing, dancing, playing together, or maybe just some ginormous hugs! I LOVE to capture kids being themselves because best moments come when you set them up, sit back, and wait. M. Reif
Stay tuned for Part II of Marcie's recipe coming next Tuesday with her podcast. She'll be sharing a lot of great insight into how she's built her business and reputation. She's a passionate artist with outstanding listening skills allowing her to better define each client's goals and relationships with a solid foundation of trust.
Just click on Marcie's Tamron Recipe image above to visit her website. And, follow her on Instagram and Facebook too.
What a kick this new series is to build and share each month. Join us next Tamron Tuesday when we share Marcie's podcast together with more of her images. Things never slow down in the Tamron Kitchen!
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.