115 - Rick Sammon's life in photography

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If you spend more than five minutes with Rick Sammon, you are bound to learn something about photography. After photographing more than 100 countries throughout his career, there are few things he hasn’t seen and photographed...or taught others how to shoot.

How did he happen upon this life in photography? That’s how we begin this conversation with Rick Sammon. He tells us about the first time he picked up a camera, how he fell in love with photography, and how he built his business.

And along the way, he also teaches us about photography.


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I had the opportunity to work with Rick Sammon during his Canon Live Learning workshop at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Here is a short video I shot of Rick when I saw him feeding the giraffes.


About Rick Sammon

Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon

Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon

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, a podcast and an expanding following on social media.

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 38 books, including the popular Rick Sammon’s Exploring the Light, 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 an instructor on KelbyOne, where he shares his knowledge – though 18 classes – about light and composition.

Rick is also the co-host of the Picturing Success podcast - where Rick and his friend Larry Becker are shooting for your success!

See Rick Sammon’s books on Amazon.com

See Rick Sammon’s books on Amazon.com


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