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Meet Your Instructors For Kando Everywhere!

Kando Everywhere kicks off TOMORROW (August 15, 2020)! This free, one-of-a-kind virtual event is designed to energize and ignite creative spirits, and with a full schedule of informative workshops led by some of the world’s most exciting artists and creators, there’s no limit to what you’ll learn and discover this weekend. For our Instagram Follow Friday, we’re featuring our Kando Everywhere instructors. Learn more about them and the workshops they’re leading below (full schedule here). Make sure you’re registered for Kando Everywhere, and join us this weekend – you’ll be automatically entered to win an α7S III + lens package!

Meet your instructors for Kando Everywhere and make sure you’re registered for the event – you could win an α7S III and lens package! 

Jeff Berlin – @jtberlin

Jeff Berlin is a cinematographer, photographer and Sony Artisan based in Los Angeles, California. You have three opportunities to catch his workshop, "The Cinema In Your Pocket," – on Sunday at 12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT, Sunday at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT and at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.

Chris Burkard – @chrisburkard

Chris is a photographer, filmmaker, author and Sony Artisan. He will be leading two workshops during Kando Everywhere. Join him on Saturday at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT on the Blue Stage for “Documentary Filmmaking,” where you’ll go behind the scenes of making a documentary, and on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on the Orange Stage for “Making The Perfect Pitch,” where Chris will give you some tips on bringing your dream project to life.

Louis Cole – @funforlouis

Louis is a popular travel vlogger and a member of the Alpha Collective. He will be leading two workshops at Kando Everywhere. You can join him on Saturday at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT on the Purple Stage for ”Inside Travel Video Production,” where you will get an inside look at how travel videos are made. And on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on the Purple Stage for “Creating Video For Social Good,” where you’ll learn how to create videos for positive change.

Tomayia Colvin – @tomayiacolvin

Tomayia is a photographer, educator and Sony Artisan. You can hear from Tomayia in the Keynote Panel: “Moving Forward Together,” along with Jermaine Horton and Eli Reed, hosted by Endia Beal. They will be having an open discussion about equal representation on photography. The Keynote Panel takes place on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT on the Orange Stage.

Crissi Beth Cooper – @crissibeth

Crissi Beth is a photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. Join her for two workshops where you will learn how you can create and tell stories using the gear you have on you. The first is "Creating Content In Your Pocket," on Saturday at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT and the second is "Creating Travel Content On A Mobile Device," on Saturday at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.

Drew Geraci – @drewgiggity

Drew is a Sony Artisan, filmmaker and master of timelapse. Lucky for you, on Sunday at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT on the Purple Stage, Drew will be teaching “Cinematic Timelapse At Home,” a workshop where he’ll walk you through how to make the art of creating timelapses at home a reality. Don’t miss his other workshop on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on the Purple Stage for, “Monetizing Your Video Content,” where he’ll show you how to put your videos to work and generate passive income.

Jermaine Horton – @jermainehortonphotography

Jermaine is a Sony Artisan and wedding photographer. On Saturday at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT on the Orange Stage, Jermaine will be joined by Tomayia Colvin and Eli Reed for the Keynote Panel: “Moving Forward Together,” where they will have an open discussion about equal representation in photography, hosted by Endia Beal. He will also be leading two workshops. Learn the secrets of style shoots and generating more work during his workshop on “How To Do A Style Shoot,” on Sunday at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT on the Orange Stage. His other workshop, “The Ultimate Wedding Photography Bag,” is on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on the Blue Stage, and there he’ll let you take a peek through his fully-loaded wedding photo kit to see the gear you need to never miss a moment.

Marvi Lacar – @bonetiredmama

Marvi is a documentary photographer and filmmaker, and a Sony Artisan Of Imagery. During Kando Everywhere, Marvi will be joined by partner and Sony Artisan Ben Lowy to together show you how to keep those creative juices flowing no matter what. Learn how to expand your creativity under any circumstances (including isolation!) at their workshop, “Production In Place” on Sunday at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT on the Blue Stage and again on Sunday at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT. And find ways to stay creative in weird times and thrive in our new environment during their “Staying Creative In Challenging Times” workshop on Sunday at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT on the Purple Stage.

Kesha Lambert – @keshalambert

Kesha is a wedding and portrait photographer and Sony Artisan. Learn more about capturing a wedding at its best regardless of the lighting conditions during her Kando Everywhere workshop, “Wedding Lighting On The Fly,” on Sunday at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT on the Blue Stage. 

Ben Lowy – @benlowy 

Ben is a photographer and Sony Artisan. During Kando Everywhere, Ben and Marvi Lacar will lead two workshops designed to stay creative no matter what challenges are thrown your way. Learn how to expand your creativity under any circumstances (including isolation!) at their workshop, “Production In Place: Creativity & Patience,” on Sunday at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT on the Blue Stage and again on Sunday at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT. And find ways to stay creative in weird times and thrive in our new environment during their “Staying Creative In Challenging Times” workshop on Sunday at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT on the Purple Stage. 

Cristina Mittermeier – @mitty

Cristina is a conservation photographer, co-founder of @SeaLegacy and a Sony Artisan Of Imagery. At Kando Everywhere, you’ll be further inspired to take care of Earth’s lifeblood, our oceans, during her shared keynote with Sony Artisan Paul Nicklen, “Only One Ocean,” on Sunday, August 16 at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT. You can learn even more in her workshop , “Ocean People,” on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT, where she will show how the future of the world is in our hands, and what we can do to protect it. 

Tiffany Nguyen – @tiffpenguin

Tiffany is a Los Angeles-based travel photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. She’ll be leading several workshops during Kando Trip –  “Maximizing Social Media Potential,” on Saturday at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT on the Purple Stage, where you’ll learn how to transform social media into a powerful engine for your business. And “Understanding Composition,” on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT on the Purple Stage, where she will show you some important techniques to create a composition that enthralls.

Paul Nicklen – @paulnicklen

Paul is a photographer, co-founder of @SeaLegacy and a Sony Artisan Of Imagery. On Sunday, August 16 at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT, he will give a shared keynote with Sony Artisan Cristina Mittermeier called “Only One Ocean.” Tune in to hear an extraordinary first-hand account of the power of visual storytelling to save our oceans.

Miguel Quiles – @miguelquilesjr

Miguel is a professional portrait photographer, YouTuber and Sony Artisan. During Kando Everywhere you’ll have the opportunity to virtually go inside Miguel’s studio to see his tools of the trade for portraiture during his, “Inside The Portrait Studio” workshop on Saturday at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT on the Blue Stage. His other workshop, “Portrait Psychology,” is on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT, and there he will share his secrets to stunning portraiture.

Eli Reed – @elireedmagnum

Eli is a photographer, photojournalist and Sony Artisan Of Imagery. Eli will be participating in the Keynote Panel: “Moving Forward Together,” hosted by Endia Beal, with Tomayia Colvin and Jermaine Horton, for an open discussion about equal representation on photography. The Keynote Panel takes place on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT on the Orange Stage.

Rachel Jones Ross – @rachel_jones_ross

Rachel is a photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. At Kando Everywhere get the inside scoop on shooting at night without missing a single detail during her “Astro Landscapes” workshop on Sunday at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT on the Purple Stage. And learn how to plan a great photographic adventure that leads to exquisite landscape shots during her workshop, “On Location In The Canadian Rockies,” on Sunday at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT on the Purple Stage, and

Tobi Shinobi – @tobishinobi

Tobi is a photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. During Kando Everywhere he will lead two workshops. On Saturday at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT on the Orange Stage join him for “Secrets Of Architectural Photography,” where you will learn how to photograph amazing architecture, and on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on the Blue Stage for “Editing Architectural Photography,” where you will learn how to edit your architecture photos for maximum effect.

Brooke Shaden – @brookeshaden

Brooke is a fine art photographer, author and Sony Artisan. You’ll definitely want to tune into Kando Everywhere for her workshops, “The Storied Brand,” on Saturday at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT on the Orange Stage, where you will learn how to transform your business and legacy into an impactful story, and on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT on the Blue Stage for “Evocative Fine Art,” where you’ll get Brooke’s tips for creating an unforgettable fine art series.

Brian Smith – @briansmithphoto

Brian Smith is a professional portrait photographer and Sony Artisan. At Kando Everywhere he’ll be leading two workshops. Join him on Sunday at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT on the Orange Stage for “Capturing Magic Hour,” where he’ll teach you how to be ready to capture the magic hour moment, and on Sunday at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT on the Blue Stage for “From Bad Locations To Great Backgrounds,” where he will show you how terrible backgrounds don’t have to result in terrible shots.

Mahesh Thapa – @starvingphotographer

Mahesh is a photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. Learn mobile photography tricks from Mahesh during his two workshops – the first is "Xperia 1 M2 Photo Pro," on Saturday at 12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT and the second is "Long Exposure With The Xperia 1 II," on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT. 

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