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Bambi Cantrell

Wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Jerry Ghionis

Wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

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Cherie Steinberg: Capturing the Wedding Vibe

For Cherie Steinberg being a wedding photographer means wearing more than…

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Miles of Aisles

Kevin Kubota establishes his clients' comfort level before the wedding, so that on the big day they will…

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You’re the Guest: How to Capture Unique Photos at a Wedding

Abby Liga discusses getting great photos when you're a…

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Reaction Time

John Solano says that for him, photographing weddings is a lot like photographing sports.

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Comfort Zone

Ryan Brenizer on photographing weddings with prime NIKKORs

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Capturing Moments in a Wedding Day

Cliff Mautner discusses capturing wedding day moments

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Tamara Lackey

Lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video

Shoot simultaneously or save a frame options with the D4 or D4s…

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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Elements of Photography

Ideal class for those who want to take great D-SLR photos

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Sandro

Commercial photographer and filmmaker Sandro is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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Landscape and Travel Photography

Ideal for those who want to take their travel & landscape photography to the next level

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Bill Frakes

Sports and action photographer and multimedia artist Bill Frakes is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

Whether shooting the Amish of Pennsylvania or the landscapes of Maine or Italy,…

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Understanding Focal Length

Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a…

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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

Sports Shooter Academy gives you the opportunity to work with pros in a hands-on…

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Blair Bunting

Commercial photographer Blair Bunting is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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High Speed Sync: A Flash Technique To Add a Pro Touch to Your Photographs

Kevin Kubota on auto FP high speed sync flash…

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Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

Find out how quick veteran photographer John Huet needed to be…

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The Power and Beauty of Bears and Other Animals

When the animal in the viewfinder is a bear, this photographer knows…

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Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

See how commercial shooter Jody Dole uses anything and everything to…

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Lessons from a Travel Photographer

Attention to details has helped make Rosanne Pennella the successful travel…

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Photographing it All

With experience as a newspaper photographer and close to 20 years with Sports Illustrated, George…

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Simple tips for children to learn to take better photos

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Dixie Dixon

Commercial and fashion photographer Dixie Dixon is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Tips for Shooting Sports

Sports shooter Bill Sallaz knows what he wants and where to stand in order to get it

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In the Moment

Commerical photographer John Huet love to make it up as he goes along.

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Creatively Photographing Objects Up Close

The idea that less is more can be applied to the subject matter in your photos.

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Bokeh for Beginners

Have your subjects stand apart from the background with this easy technique

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Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

The Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks provide an incredible hands-on learning…

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Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

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Action and People Photography

For those who want to take better people and action photos

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

Taking photos of your kids while at play make great images; next time you’re…

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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Capturing the Essence of an Athlete in Photographs

Although many photographers look for the perfect moment, what Dave…

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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

Joe McNally uses the technique of repeating flash to capture the grace of balletic…

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Rich Clarkson: The Right Place at the Right Time to Get the Shots

Rich Clarkson, an acclaimed photojournalist, who…

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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One Shot: Stamps of Approval

Cindy Dyer's imagery becomes US Postage Stamps

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Joe McNally

Commercial photojournalist Joe McNally is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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The Importance of Composition When Shooting Nature

Pat O'Hara had to go far from home to really appreciate the…

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Moiré & False Color

The role of the optical low pass filter in D-SLRs.

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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Exposure Choices for Moody Images

Moose Peterson explains how exposure can add to the mood of an image

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When Center Composition can Elevate a Portrait

Tamara Lackey on portrait composition

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Better Sports Photography

Which settings should you use depending upon which sport you're photographing

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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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Tips for Environmental Photographers

Nikon Ambassador James Balog offers tips for environmental shooters

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Shooting the Full Moon with the COOLPIX P900

Using the Moon Scene Mode and 83x zoom of the COOLPIX P900

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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Andrew Hancock

Sports photographer Andrew Hancock is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography

Matt McRay discusses how to get birds to visit your yard so you can…

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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

How to use a graduated neutral density filter to decrease extreme light to…

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Brian Skerry: Below the Surface

An underwater photojournalist's stunning images

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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot solar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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Bambi Cantrell

BIO:

World renowned wedding and portrait photographer, Bambi Cantrell, is one of the most decorated and celebrated professional photographers of our time. After 25 years of photographing some of the most exquisite and breathtaking wedding and portrait images from around the world, three best selling books entitled The Art of Wedding Photography, The Art of Digital Wedding Photography, and The Art of People Photography, and countless awards and accolades, Bambi Cantrell is virtually a household name.

Bambi is highly regarded in the photographic industry as the foremost expert on lighting and posing and spends a great deal of her time educating photographers from around the world on her unique style and techniques that have brought her fame and success. She is a member of both WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America), and is sponsored by some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of photographic equipment including Epson, Nikon, Bay Photo, and Album Epoca.

She has been honored with a number of awards including Double Master of Photography WPPI 2014, recipient of the Golden Eye award from the Russian Federation of Professional Photographers, named as “The most influential photographer of the decade" in 2011 by Photo Focus online magazine and named one of the “10 Best Wedding Photographers in the World” by American Photo magazine in 2007. Bambi was the first woman inducted into Microsoft’s elite “Icon of Imaging” program. She has also received a Lifetime Achievement award by WPPI and the IPC Leadership award.

Bambi is a guest speaker at dozens of workshops and conventions around the world every year including the annual WPPI Convention and Trade Show for the last 10 years, as well as such conventions as the Russian Federation of Professional Photographers, Professional Photographers of Australia, and PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. She has also been a print and album judge at the annual WPPI Print Competition, chairing the Album competition and Wedding print competition numerous years. Bambi is a guest lecturer at a number of photography schools around the country including the Center for Digital Imaging at Boston University, the Julia Dean School in Venice, CA, the Microsoft Summit and the Santa Fe Workshops. She has been a guest speaker for Creative Live the last three years. Bambi also hosts a number of her own workshops every year, typically offering at least 1 workshop per quarter to a limited number of attendees.

Bambi’s work has been featured in dozens of magazines including Martha Stewart Weddings, Rangefinder, Photo District News and Ebony as well as hundreds of blogs.     

Although Bambi spends a great deal of time on portrait photography, she also photographs 15 to 20 weddings per year for some of the world’s most extravagant couples. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, but available for work anywhere in the world—Bambi considers the key to her success a direct result of her love of people. “I just love people, and believe truly great photographs are a reflection of who the client is, not who I want them to be.”

I just love people, and believe truly great photographs are a reflection of who the client is, not who I want them to be.

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