The Skiy is on Fire by Jim Harris

Welcome to another post from our Topaz series, Behind the Lens! Today we’ll be learning more about photographer Jim Harris. Learn how Jim got started and learn about timed exposure, hear about creative challenges, and see a gallery of breathtaking images! Read more of Behind the Lens with Jim Harris…

Behind the Lens with Jim Harris

Under the Creative Influence

I come from a family of talented artists. My Mother dabbled in painting but my Uncle, Marty Gunsaullus, was one of my earliest and main influences. He has made his living as an artist in Los Angeles his entire life. Marty is mainly a painter but he did do a lot with black and white film photography back in his early days. That truly inspired me.

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Candid Photography with Kevin Forti: Wet HarvestKevin Forti has always had a passion for photography. After a serious accident left him unable to continue working in construction, he revisited his youthful passion of photography. He enrolled in New England School of Photography in Boston and graduated with a concentration in photojournalism. While attending, he was inspired by both Henri Cartier-Bresson’s street photography and Linda McCartney’s candid images. Learn tips and tricks to how Kevin captures candid photography.

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Behind the Lans: Bob Kramer of Rat Rod Studios

Welcome to another post from our Topaz series, Behind the Lens! Today we’ll be learning more about Bob Kramer of Rat Rod Studios. Learn how Bob got started and see his work flow process, hear about creative challenges, and see a collection of images!

Behind the Lans: Bob Kramer of Rat Rod Studios

From Drawing to Post Processing

I was an art major in school and decided to use a camera instead of drawing by hand when I was around 30 years old. I also enjoyed taking photos. Now I prefer the post process of working on an image. I really enjoy taking images of things that tell a story… like the homeless on Venice and Santa Monica beaches. I’ve never like to take wedding or birthday photos or that type of photography.

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Behind the Lens: Anne Geier

Welcome to another Behind the Lens from Topaz Labs! Today we’ll be learning more about photographer Ann Geier and pet portraits. Learn how Anne got started and how she finds inspiration, how she finds great locations for pet photography, and see a gallery of breathtaking images! Read more of Behind the Lens with Anne Geier now!

Behind the Lens: Anne Geier

Finding Inspiration

500px is one of the best websites where you can admire the work of thousands great artists. Generally, I find creative enlightenment everywhere, especially in nature. One of my favourite dog photographers is Kathrin Kantöpp, known as “Hundeknipserei”. Her work is amazing and her photographs are always a big inspiration for me. In 2015 I was lucky enough to meet Kathrin and her dogs personally! She was so kind to photograph my own dogs, Cindy and Finn, and satisfied a big wish of mine. I know of no one else who puts the dogs more loving in a scene than she does.

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Hazel Meredith - Scranton Lace Co - The Chair

Welcome to another post of our Topaz series, Behind the Lens! Today we’ll be learning more about Hazel Meredith from www.MeredithImages.com, award winning photographer and professional content contributor for Texture Effects 2.

Hazel Meredith - Scranton Lace Co - Wingback

Why Hazel Became a Photographer

I have always had an interest in art, crafts, and photography – taking snapshots of family and on vacations ‘back in the day’. I also have a graphic design/typesetting background (pre-desktop publishing!). Then, I purchased my first SLR in 1979 – a Minolta XG1 – which I loved. Primarily, I was still taking snapshots, but I was learning more as time went on.

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