I have spent the weekend reviewing all thirty videos submitted for the CreativeLIVE food photography workshop I’m doing May 13-15. I was overwhelmed by how much time, energy and creativity so many people put into their videos. I had a hard time picking the six finalists; there were so many good ones. In the end I looked for people that conveyed a certain something I use everyday in the field.
I believe that heart and humility are two of the most important ingredients a photographer needs to connect with subjects and to convey emotion in a photograph. Photographers need to access that place within themselves in order to see it in the world around them. If you don’t have heart and humility, you will never be able to make photographs that emit, evoke and reveal the human condition.
So many of these video submissions had heart, soul and humility. I was honored people brought their A-game and torn I could only invite six people.
Congratulations to the six selected individuals. I expect all of you to show up Friday May 13 in Seattle with the same enthusiam and heart as you showed in your videos. To everyone else, thank you so much for submitting a video – and please, please stay with us and be part of this photography experience online.
Here are the 6 (in no particular order):
Dana Nahai @onehauteplate) http://www.onehauteplate.com/
Kathleen Walsh (@KathleenMack) http://www.katwalshphotography.com/
Loren Root (@theleftoverchef) http://glassrootsconcepts.com/
Rodney Bedsole (@RodneyBedsole) http://www.rodneybedsole.com/
Shauna James Ahern (@glutenfreegirl) http://glutenfreegirl.com/
Kathleen Flinn (@katflinn) http://www.kathleenflinn.com
sample video finalist from Dana Nahai: