by Skip Cohen
Time definitely flies when you're having a good time, and that fun comes out with every Tamron Chef we work with. Their love for the craft never slows down, and their passion is infectious.
With the official first day of summer coming up this month, Chef Jonny Hill has the perfect culinary expertise to enjoy. Many of you will be vacationing in the months ahead, and whatever part of the world you're headed to, there will be a camera in your hands.
Jonny's expertise is all about landscape photography. We're featuring three of his favorite ingredients from his "kitchen." Again like a fine chef with his favorite knives or other indispensable utensils, Jonny's are Tamron lenses, of which three are the 50-400mm, 35-150mm, and even a shorter zoom with 28-75mm.
Moving into the outdoor landscape world makes the Tamron Kitchen even bigger. Jonny's love for the outdoors and ability to capture stunning images creates one breathtaking "dish" after another.
When you visit his website, his "About" page says it all, starting with his description of himself as an outdoor enthusiast, tech nerd, father, and husband.
I love the great outdoors and spend as much time as I possibly can roaming the American Southwest in my Jeep. I try to bring my small family along as much as possible, but often I travel solo or with some of my close photographer friends.
"Think less, create more!"
Calling himself an outdoor enthusiast is a colossal understatement. Jonny's passion comes out in virtually everything he does, including the tagline from his website above. For example, in his email with the specs on all the images we're sharing in this episode, he wrote: I had to push my Yosemite back to tomorrow, but I'm very excited; a flooded valley floor will be fantastic.
I've been to Yosemite several times, and this time of year is awe-inspiring, but I've never been there when the valley floor was flooded. However, I have been there in Spring when the roar of Bridal Veil Falls is deafening, only to return in August and have it just a trickle!
And just to give us one more dash of flavor with his favorite cuisine, Johnny sent me the shot on the right captured with the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2, his Sony A7 IV, shot at 29mm, 1/800 @ f2.8 ISO 320. He talked about this image, as well as the other two in our short podcast.
Jonny needs to be on your radar. Click on either of the top two images to link to his website. Then, follow him on Instagram. And put his YouTube channel on your list. It came out of the restrictions of the pandemic, and while it's relatively new, "Jonny Roams" is going to grow and expand his ability to inspire us even more. He never slows down on sharing great photographs - again, it's a testimony to his love for the craft...and Tamron!
Tamron is manufacturing some of the finest optics in imaging, but they don't stop there. Between their products and their focus on education - everything they do is about helping artists raise the bar on the quality of their images. So check out your local Tamron dealer, along with their newest instant savings program going on right now.
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.