Images copyright Kip Jackson. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
As I've written so many times before, each Tamron Recipe not only introduces another artist, but the analogy between great chefs and photographers keeps coming through, loud and clear. And like great chefs, their passion for the craft is unstoppable.
Chef Kip Jackson joins us this month. I met Kip for the first time on a phone call a few weeks ago. He's one of those people you talk to and immediately feel like you've known him for years. His love for imaging couldn't be more intense as he talked about each image and then his growth into filmmaking.
Based out of Syracuse, NY, his specialty is storytelling with his images. In fact, that point is so well made with the first image in today's post.
When he sent it to me, I really was concerned. I didn't like the exposure and the feeling like the subject was too dark. Just before the podcast I asked him about it - the client was a musician and wanted to be in the shadows. And when Kip tells the story about the image on the short podcast, it makes so much sense.
Taking his love for the craft, one step further, check out his tagline here on the right. "Start Somewhere" so fits his outlook on imaging, creativity and goal to keep growing as an artist. Kip walks the talk!
In the interview Kip explained one aspect of his name, Knowledge Is Power. As he talked about his growing skillset and learning everything he can about each aspect of still photography and video production, it became obvious that he never slows down on his education. He applies that same enthusiasm to teaching and sharing his work.
Camera: Sony ILCE-7M3
Kip is always sharing helpful content and needs to be on your radar. Click on any of his three images to link to his website. Check out his YouTube channel - it's jam-packed with great content. Follow him on Instagram too!
Early this year Kip did a review of Tamron's 35-150mm lens, one of his most favorite. If you watch the video below, you'll get a feel for his passion for the craft as well as his feelings about this remarkable lens.
Tamron never slows down on raising the bar on the quality of their products. Today they manufacture some of the very finest glass in imaging. Check out their newest rebate program for the Fall with a click on the banner below!
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.