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rick sammon & larry becker talk with the best photographers in the world

059 Joel Grimes – A Rick Sammon Interview with a first class photographer and Photoshop artist

Often known for the “Joel Grimes look” for sports portrait composites, Joel is much more than you might think

In this episode, Rick interviews the awesome advertising photographer, Canon Explorer of Light and Westcott Top Pro Elite Joel Grimes. Rick and Joel talk about the new Joel Grimes Academy and Joel’s other teaching efforts.

Take a listen ­ and hear about how Joel got the cover and major feature in Arizona Highways Magazine.

As always, good learning and good fun.

058 Victoria Pavlov – Rick interviews talented author, artist, and trainer

A traditional artist blending beautifully into the digital world

Victoria Pavlov is a talented photographer and digital artist ­who thinks, and Rick agrees, that though Photoshop and art the world can be a better place.

In this interview Victoria share her thoughts on photography, digital art and painting and more. She also talks about her books and working on mobile devices. We think you’ll love this interview with another one of our friends.

Victoria’s website

Twitter: @Victoria_Pavlov
IG: victoriapavlovart
YouTube: vptv.me
Her teaching website

057 Inspiration with Rick & Larry

Rick brings his popular inspiration presentation to the podcast

Rick Sammon is in high demand as a speaker and trainer for just about everything photography related, and one of his popular live presentations is “How to Get Motivated and Stay Inspired.” 

In this episode Rick brings that presentation to life for Picturing Success podcast listeners in discussion form with Larry.

There’s a lot of great information for todays photographers who are looking for new insights to boost their own inspiration.


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056 Richard Harker — Rick talks with Richard about Arctic & Antarctica photography

Planning a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica? This inside information is just what you need.

Richard Harker is a photography, Photoshop, Lightroom and iPhone expert – and a heck of a nice guy. He has spent 14 years as a photo coach on Abercrombie & Kent voyages around the world ­ in both the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in Japan ­ on luxury ships. Rick, also a photo coach for A&K, and Richard discuss photographing from the deck of a large ship as well as from a zodiac (rubber inflatable boat).

Rick and Richard cover the challenges of wildlife photograph and ice photography. They discuss lenses, camera care, exposure and more.



055 Gilmar Smith – Creative Portrait Photographer and Retoucher Spends time with Rick

From fun and quirky portraiture to creative insights, Gilmar Smith opens up and shares her craft

Gilmar (pronounced Hil-marrr) Smith (pronounced Smith) is full of fun and creativity. Rick met her at Photoshop World in Orlando, FL at her Route 66 booth and knew immediately that he had to have her on the show.

Gilmar talks about how creates her unique style and how her personality comes though in her photography.

054 Art Wolfe v2.0 – Rick Catches up with the World Renowned Photographer Art Wolfe for a second interview

This time Rick dives a little deeper into things like what makes a great picture

Art Wolfe is at the top of his game – as a wildlife, travel, people and nature photographer . . . and writer.

We are honored to have Art back for a second time on our show. Art shares his insights on being a working pro – and working on seven books at one time.

Art Wolfe Events & Workshops

053 Robert Vanelli – Rick Sammon interviews the multi-talented photographer and networking guru

Vanelli is a talented photographer, trainer, and entrepreneur and he shares valuable info for all kinds of shooters

Larry & Rick have both known Robert Vanelli for years and years and happily call him a friend. Then again, just about everybody who meets Vanelli is his friend instantly. He’s a powerful personal networking expert.

And he’s on this episode because he’s an accomplished, popular photographer and photography trainer, who’s willing to share and teach what he knows. Have a listen and you’re sure to learn even more!


050 Expert Photographer Tony Corbell and Rick discuss great photography training insights, workshops, and more

Tony Corbell is a world-renowned photographer and truly nice guy who shares openly on this episode

Rick has known – and respected – Tony since the early 1980s. Tony is a master of studio lighting and natural lighting. He speaks all over the world, and leads awesome photo workshops.

Hey If Rick can learn a lot from Tony, so can you!

Visit Tony’s workshop website

Visit Tony’s commercial photography website