by Skip Cohen
I love artists who let us take a peek behind the scenes. It's like a door they open to share their ideas and the vision behind their images. All we have to do is walk through it.
BTS videos like this give us a chance to see the preparation to capture each image. They give us a better understanding of not only the skillset involved but the talent of the artists themselves, and their thought process.
While the most effective type of education to grow your skill set will always be hands-on. There's so much you can learn watching a BTS video, especially when you've got three LUMIX Ambassadors in the driver's seat!
As I've written dozens of times, the fun of this industry is in the friendships. Charles and Jennifer Maring and I go back close to twenty years. I've watched their growth as artists, educators, writers, and even entertainers.
Then, with the video below, they brought Photo Joseph into the mix. I haven't known Joseph as long, but he's just as focused on his love for imaging, and diversity. Joseph's joining Charles and Jennifer to capture their story on video.
Lots of people can capture/create beautiful images, but they can't tell you about the process. Even more important is when they can SHOW you what they're doing, and they're comfortable sharing those "secrets."
This video is part of "Together In Style," Charles and Jennifer's educational website, which should be on everybody's radar. They cover a wide variety of information, and their presentation is as high-impact as they are as artists. Photo Joseph's website is packed with great education. He's one of the most diverse educators in imaging and always helping photographers raise the bar on their skillset. Pick just about any topic in professional photography and you'll find it on his website!
As LUMIX Ambassadors, Charles, Jennifer and Photo Joseph are members of one of the most unique and diverse educational teams in professional photographers. This group of artists and educators represent some of the finest photographers in the industry and should be on your radar. You'll also find them hanging out from time to time in the LUMIX Photographers group on Facebook.
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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.