Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.
A natural teacher, Rick enjoys sharing his photographs and providing practical how-to advice to a wide audience of photo enthusiasts through his blog, books, how-to videos, iPhone and iPad apps, a podcast and an expanding following on social media. With more than 700,000 Google+ followers, he has been recognized as one of the top photographers to follow on Google+.
Rick’s images, from his travels to more than 100 countries, have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, and have been featured in his 36 books, including the popular Rick Sammon’s Exploring the Light, 11 apps, including Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet, and in this on-line training classes.
In recognition of his talent and influence, Rick has been named a Canon Explorer of Light. Rick is also a Westcott Top Pro Elite, recognized for his skill in portraiture and lighting. He was also named by Squarespace as one of the world's best photographers. Keeping busy, Rick is also a Coloratti – a select group of photographers recognized, by x-rite, as color experts.
Rick is also an instructor on KelbyOne, where he shares his knowledge – though 13 classes – about light and composition.