The Candid Frame #163 - Emilio Banuelos



Emilio Banuelos has worked as an editorial photographer and consultant for newspapers in Mexico, Panama and the United States. His documentary work earned him fellowships from the Poynter Institute, The Marty Forscher Fellowship for Humanistic Photography and an award from EnFoco Inc. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Emilio teaches documentary photography for the Academy of Art University, and has conducted workshops for the University of California Santa Cruz-Extension, the University of Coahuila and Black Boots Inc. You can discover more about his work by visiting his photo website or the site for Black Boots Ink

Emilio Banuelos recommends the work of Donna Ferrato


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The Candid Frame #159 - Alan Hess



Alan Hess is a San Diego-based commercial photographer specializing in concert and live-event photography. He has photographed hundreds of concerts three songs at a time. From small club shows to big arenas, Alan enjoys the fast pace of shooting on the fly, the rush of the house lights going down, and the drive to capture the “show” in the images of the first three songs.

The wide variety of bands that Alan has shot include: Billy Idol, Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Hornsby, The Dead, Death Cab for Cutie, Derek Trucks Band, The Grateful Dead, Jackie Greene, John Legend, Marilyn Manson, Robin Williams, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Pulse, Widespread Panic, Willie Nelson and many others.

Alan’s work has been published in a variety of online and print outlets, including the following: Dead.net, Jambands.com, Jambase.com, Poughkeepsie Journal, Mill Valley Herald, Pauserecord.com, Philzone.com, Photoshop User, Rat-dog.com, Relix Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine.

His images have been used for various CDs and other promotional work. Alan is currently the house photographer for a large concert venue in Southern California and when he isn’t out shooting concerts he is writing books.

Alan is the author of six photography books and three books about getting the most from your iPad. He has been the technical editor or content advisor on 12 other titles and continues to write and edit books when not out shooting.

Alan has been part of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team since 2009

You can discover more about Alan and his photography by visiting his website

Alan Hess recommend the work of Joe McNally

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The Candid Frame #146 - Bruce Smith


Bruce Smith is a fashion photographer who has been working professionally for over three decades. In this second conversation with the Liverpool-based photographer, we discuss what's involved in sustaining a long-term career as a photographer. His commercial and advertising work has been published in publications throughout the world. His sensitivity and rapport with his models extends to his clients, which reflects one of the reasons for his continued success in the highly-competitive field of fashion photography. He is also a generous teacher and offers his years of experience and talent though his international series of photographic workshops. You can find out more about him and his work by visiting his website.

Bruce Smith recommends the work of Richard Avedon.

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The Candid Frame #130 - Vincent Versace


Vincent Versace is a renowned photographer and educator. His work has appeared in countless publications and he is the author of Welcome to OZ 2.0. He is a popular instructor whose expertise using available light and Photoshop has earned him honors and the admiration of photographers from all over the world.

In this revisit with Vincent, we discuss his recent trip to Burma, which included the opportunity to photograph, "The Lady", Aung San Suu Ky and how this has influenced his work and how he sees it.

You can discover more about Vincent and his work by visiting his website and listening to our original interview.

Vincent Versace recommends the work of Jesse Diamond and Chef John Fraser.

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The Candid Frame #129 - Tony Luna



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Tony Luna is founder and president of Tony Luna Creative Services, a Creative Consultancy, which he formed in 1971. As a Creative Consultant he has assisted over a thousand entrepreneurs and hundreds of businesses to start or reinvent their endeavors in photography, film, and graphic design. Mr. Luna is an Adjunct Professor and has been an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in the field of business for the creative entrepreneur since 1985. He also teaches a series of highly regarded career reinvention classes titled, Crafting a Meaningful Career- Parts One, Two, and Three to mid-career professionals who are looking to take their careers to the next level. You can discover more about him and his work by visiting his website

Tony Luna suggested the work of Ted Orland.

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The Candid Frame #104 - Joe McNally


Joe McNally has enjoyed a lifetime making some of photography's most iconic and memorable images. Whether it's been for newspapers or magazines including the National Geographic, his technical expertise with light and his ability to make the impossible images happen have earned him a deserved reputation of one of the world's best photographers. His personal projects of 9/11 workers soon after the attack on the World Trade Center allowed him to make a very personal series of images that will be long remembered. His workshops and books are not only popular but have allowed photographers from all over the world to discover their own passion for photography. To discover more of Joe McNally's work, you should visit his website or blog.

Joe McNally recommends the work of David Burnett and Bill Frakes.

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The Candid Frame #98 - David (The Strobist) Hobby


David Hobby has created a huge following through his popular blog, The Strobist 'which helped promote the use of small, portable speedlights for creative and exciting imagery. Beginning his career as a photojournalist, David developed an approach the demanded getting the shot under the tightest deadlines and challenging circumstances. The practical approach he developed for lighting, which he generously shares on his website has helped hundred of thousands of photographers discover their own voice and creativity without the mistaken belief that it takes expensive equipment to make memorable and beautiful photographs. You can discover more of David's work by visiting his website and flickr feed.

David Hobby recommends the work of Gregory Heisler and Peter Yang.

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The Candid Frame #72 - Bobbi Lane


Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 30 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing "real people" and travel for stock. As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her hundreds of students every year. Bobbi's excellent rapport and communication with her students inspires and motivates, while her straight-forward teaching style reaches students of many different skill levels. Bobbi teaches her own weekend workshops in CT, the Bobbi Lane Workshops and at the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops, and the International Center for Photography in New York City. You can discover more about her by visiting her website.

Bobbi Lane recommends the work of Stephen Johnson.

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