Image copyright Lisa Langell. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
When we started this series, I hadn't really thought about how appropriate it was to compare photographers to chefs. Like your favorite restaurants and cuisines, your passion as a "foodie" is based on the flavors and style of cooking each restaurant represents. It's always driven by the chef.
Photography is no different; we fall in love with an artist's work, style, and subject manner. But, just like dining out, the consistency of quality becomes important too. And like great chefs, they have their favorite tools to work with.
This month's Tamron Recipes piece was a particular kick because we caught up with Tamron Image Master Lisa Langell while she was still in Alaska. Adding to the fun, it was just days after she captured the image above. Based out of Arizona, she's been teaching Alaska workshops for many years.
There's a quote on her website which truly defines her level of passion for the craft.
"Great photography shouldn't just document what you saw...or even how you experienced it.
It should capture how you want your audience to experience that moment!"
I've followed Lisa's work for a lot of years. In fact, she was a guest on one of the very early episodes in the Tamron Recipes series almost three years ago. Lisa needs to be on your radar, starting with a visit to her website. And stay tune to her workshop schedule - she's got some exciting news coming up in the very near future about her Magic of Alaska photography tours.
There's a common denominator with every Tamron "Chef," their love for the gear they're using, especially Tamron lenses. As I've written so many times before, they're manufacturing some of the finest glass in imaging today. If you haven't visited your local Tamron Dealer, it's definitely time!
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Thank you for showcasing Langell Langell and sharing her talents with others. She is one of the finest photographers around. Her classes are different than other photography classes because Lisa teaches with the eye of a decorator. She has so much knowledge and shares it with her students in a way that is easy to consume. I have taken many classes from Lisa and have learned so much from her, but I have barely scratched the surface of her knowledge. She is also a wonderful person to be with.
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