Image copyright Justin Haugen. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
The comparison between great chefs and artists in imaging continues this month with Justin Haugen in the Tamron Kitchen. And, just like following a favorite recipe, this month we're including an outstanding behind-the-scenes shot showing Justin's setup. Every chef has a unique technique for the way they combine the key ingredients. With Justin, it's not just about capturing a stunning image but his understanding of lighting that goes into the creative process.
Based out of Tucson, his primary focus is most often on engagement and wedding photography. But taking everything he's learned over the years, he's applying it to another specialty, commercial portraiture. As an educator and a well-respected photographer, he shared a lot of terrific detail about why he lit this image the way he did in the short podcast above.
A big part of the fun of this series for me personally, is getting to know the "chefs" we feature in each post. I've only had a couple of phone calls with Justin, plus the recording, but there's a quote from David Levithan that says it all.
With some people, the minute you start talking it feels like you've known them for years.
It only means you were meant to meet sooner...
Justin is an artist, educator, and podcaster with Rob Hall on High ISO. He regularly teaches at Shutterfest and will be at WPPI 2023. He should be on your radar. His website is just a click away, follow his Facebook page, and check out @photowarlock on Instagram.
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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.