Lisa Langell, wildlife photographer, and Larry Pollack, commercial photographer, discuss their personal journeys as photographers. Larry's Sedona Milky Way image had just been selected for National Geographic Explorer! They go way back to when they both started dabbling in photography, talking about their experiences and offering advice. Learn from others but don't compare yourself to others!! Everyone is on their own journey – learning at their own pace. Lisa and Larry discuss the difference between documenting and creating fine art, plus creating your own style! Emulation of greats like Ansel Adams is a great way to start but at some point you have to “be your own” artist. Part of this is planning your shoots and doing the research. Will buying more expensive gear solve your photography woes? Learn your tools before replacing them – new gear does not always mean you will get better images. Stay passionate and don't let others get you down. Watch the entire discussion here..
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Lisa Langell is an award-winning wildlife photographer with an international following. She is known for her signature wildlife images that artfully capture breathtaking, split-second moments. Her images evoke both a visual and emotional connection for the viewer, offering not just a photograph—but an intimate experience with nature.
An avid birdwatcher at the impressionable age of eight, Lisa found that her love of birds expanded into a genuine passion for the photography of all wildlife and the natural world.
Lisa’s artwork has earned recognition and awards from the National Wildlife Federation, North American Nature Photographer’s Association, Professional Photographer’s Association, Arizona Highways, and more. Her work has been published on the cover of Arizona Wildlife News and in numerous other publications nationally. It has also been featured in juried galleries, and is currently being installed in about 50 restaurants in several states in as part of a special collaborative project.
From Scottsdale, Arizona, she loves teaching workshops locally, in Alaska, online, and more. Her participants rely upon her knowledge, but also lighthearted, sincere, and supportive approach as they progress in their own journeys as photographers.