I got a chance to catch up with busy travel photographer Efrain Padro, at a recent workshop for Great Escapes travel publishing in down town Los Angeles, Ca. Mr. Padro was speaking at a working seminar about travel photography.
Visit his site at: www.padroimages.com
Listen to his tips and ideas on how to get your travel photos published. How to attract attention to yourself with art directors and other agencies. What type of camera gear he packs for his assignments.
Padró Images is a stock and assignment travel photography business based in the Denver/Boulder Area, Colorado. He specializes in travel, nature and architectural subjects. His stock collection includes images of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, India, The Netherlands, Morocco, Perú, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, and other locations. He founded Padró Images in 1999 and became a full time photographer in 2003, after almost 20 years of practicing law.
His work has appeared in Conde Nast, Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Frommer’s Budget Travel, Geographic Expeditions Catalogs, Outdoor Photographer, Photo Life (Canada), Bienvenidos Magazine (Puerto Rico), New Mexico Magazine, Texas Journey, Colorado State Vacation Guide, Santa Fean Magazine, as well as calendars, web sites, and many other publications. He is the author of The Photographer's Guide to New Mexico, and was the lead photographer for Frommer’s Puerto Rico Day by Day travel guide.
Listen to some inspirational advice from Malin Fezehai. Malin is PDN magazines Grand Prize winner of Emerging photographers of 2015. She was born in Sweden, and is now living in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She has been published by many well known magazines and has well corporate clients that seek her photography skills for their products. Hear advice on focusing on your photography career, and how she is working on her next project.
One of the most popular tripod companies in the world is Manfrotto. They make quality long lasting tripods and accessories.
Paul Zakrzewski, Director of Manfrotto marketing shares information on the new line of Manfrotto products. As well as talking about what products work for some photographers.
Manfrotto products are made in Italy. The name Manfrotto is well know in the photography industry as the go to photography accessory. Manfrotto also makes bags, walking sticks and now has added color to their long line of tripod and accessories.
David Zimmerman, President of the well known global data recovery service, talks to us about his product.
LC Technology recovers from all types of digital media including Memory Stick, SmartMedia, CompactFlash, Micro Drives, all types of SD cards, XD cards, MMC, USB flash drives and any other type of flash storage media.
LC Technology can help every type of photographer no matter how their image data has been lost or damage. LC Technology provides data recovery, hard drive recovery, all types of digital media recovery.
Even when you think all is lost, LC Technology can recover your valuable data. Whether it was wet, crushed, bent, vandalized, hardware failure, or in a fire. Check out their free demo program and see for yourself how much data can be recovered.
Visit LC Technology on line at: www.lc-tech.com
Listen to founder of studiogenie, Venu Gooty, explain how Studiogenie will help the wedding and portrait photographer manage their photography business.
Studiogenie is a mobile studio and business management software for photographers to capture leads; create quotes, invoices & contracts; manage your business workflow.
Studiogenie is a photography studio management tool that tracks the photographers business right from their iPad. There is also a plug in that works with Lightroom as well as an app for the iPad and an online service that can be used without a smart device.
You actually have a on the go business office in your hands. Try the free 30 day demo at
There are several versions to try and the data is on a secure Cloud service.
Listen to Brad Jefferson, CEO of Animoto explain how easy it is for today's photographer to have a special slide show created for their clients.
Animoto is an online slide show service that creates a slide show from your photographs. Slides shows that have great flow and emotion as well as royalty free music from Triple Scoop.
Animoto lets the photographer spend more time behind the camera than in front of the computer.
Go to www.animoto.com for a special 20% savings until March 31st, 2015.
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Shai Eynav the President and Founder of the Spider Holster shares how out of need, he created the Spider Holster and its accessories for all photographers.
The Spider Holster is a perfected camera carrying system, created for those photographers who have tried many other camera straps.
Spider Holster is a great product. It’s innovative, comfortable, and most importantly, it puts the pressure from the weight of your camera somewhere else other than your overworked upper body.
Watch the many videos where Shai demonstrates the benefits of his camera holster and accessory system.
Have you ever wanted to do a one click edit on your images. Check out Perfectly Clear software from Athentech Imaging Inc.. The company based out of Canada has a superb image correction program that all photographers will appreciate.
I recently sat down with Brad Malcolm, President of Perfectly Clear program, at the 2015 WPPI conference in Las Vegas, NV. Brad explains how the software can benefit todays photographers.
The program is also also available for the iOs and Android operating systems. So download the App to your phone or tablet.
Check out the website for a free 30 day demo at: www.athentech.com
Learn how White Wall Photo labs can make your images look like gallery type photographs with their award winning printing and framing options.
Listen to Marieke Goethe, director of public relations for White Wall. She will share the companies history and the pursuit of great customer satisfaction.
Based in Germany White Wall ships to all countries around the world. Watch their video on line to see how carefully they package their customers prints and framing.
Check out their products at: www.whitewall.com
Find out about Tamrons new exciting lens the 15-30 mm 2.8, from product manager, and well known travel photographer, Andrea Constantini. The new 15-30mm lens has VC, vibration compensation or image stabilization. Its the first of its kind. This is an ultra wide full frame lens with image stabilization with 2.8 aperture through the lens.
Also listen to what the "go to lens" are for most wedding and portrait photographers. Tamron lens have consistently proven to be equal to the higher end type of lenses for todays digital camera, whether its full farm or cropped sensor.
Tamron is also having a $50 rebate and another bonus $100 rebate on some of their popular Tamron lens line. Take a look at their most popular all around lens, the 28-300 lens, and the 18-200 lens with its new smaller size and sharper image improvement. Rebates are good through April 30th, 2015.
Visit www.tamron-usa.com for more information on rebates and their line of lens for todays busy photographer.