Photographer Spotlight: Lisa & Emile deRecat

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  Meet Lisa & Emile deRecat Lisa and her husband Emile are originally from Los Angeles, California. Lisa has a background in the film industry while Emile’s background is in the fashion industry. They both have been photographers for over 20 years and have recently opened up their new studio in Gig Harbor, WA, specializing in portrait photography. Lisa and Emile, diving right into what I call the million dollar … Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Holger Obenaus

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Meet Holger Obenaus Holger Obenaus is an award winning, nationally published, Hi-Impact Commercial and Editorial Photographer. He specializes in Interior Design Photography, Architectural Photography, Food Photography and Product Photography. Holger was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. After 20+ years in the German music industry he decided it was time for a change and moved with his family to Charleston, SC. He started his photography business from ground zero. It … Read More →

CI Digital Tech Spotlight Kathryn Schambach

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How did you begin your career in the photo industry? I’ve always loved cameras, that’s what got me into my first photography class. My family has a background in the preforming arts, so I wanted something artistically stimulating, but also wasn’t the life of an undiscovered, tortured artist, because I didn’t like the idea of being broke all the time. Advertising photography seemed like a great idea, so after college … Read More →

Congratulations Sid Hoeltzell

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We are proud to announce that our client Sid Hoeltzell has earned his apron and will be competing for the title MasterChef! For the first time ever, the judges – host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich – chose their favorite home cooks and will mentor them throughout the competition. The nation’s best home cooks traveled to Los Angeles to compete for … Read More →

CI Digital Tech Spotlight Andrea Fremiotti

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In 2000 I graduated from Penn State with dual bachelor degrees in Integrated Art and Psychology. I moved to Atlanta for a photography job at a catalog house, doing product shots and room sets. My next job was in a service bureau, where I scanned film and expanded my Photoshop skills. Next, I bought my own Imacon scanner and went freelance under the name Burn Photo, digitizing images and retouching for catalog and advertising clients. I also started assisting advertising photographers around the city, and some of them are still my clients almost two decades later. Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Kelly Serfoss

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Kelly grew up in northwest Montana. Seeing the finest natural wonders in the country daily, he was fortunate to have been exposed early in life to international experiences through his parents’ mission work. He moved to LA for college, and now lives in Venice with his wife Kate, a rockstar entertainment attorney, and doodle Bruno. Fun fact: His travel goal is to visit 60 countries by age 40. Though he still has a few years to go, he has already visited 54 countries. Read More →

CI Digital Tech Spotlight Brian Merwin

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How did you begin your career in the photo industry? Like a lot of us, I got started in photography as a hobby and slowly started picking up small shoots on the side while holding down a somewhat stuffy corporate office job. At a time when I was starting to become extremely burned out in the corporate world, my photography was also starting to pick up steam. Mostly portraiture, live … Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Renee Comet

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Meet Renee Comet Renee is a noted advertising photographer specializing in food photography. Whatever the subject, her visual treatment can best be described as uncomplicated, fluid, and elegant. Her distinctive work has appeared in advertising, packaging, cookbooks and digital content. Some of her clients include: PopCorners, FoodNetwork, Glutino, Australian Lamb, Marriott International, USDA, Ritz-Carlton, US Postal Service and American Diabetes. Renee is a food photographer that does not like to … Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Anthony Wallen

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Anthony was born in Nashville, TN—the son of a preacher man. He moved every four years or so depending on which church his father was sent to resurrect, but the majority of his formative years were spent in Southern California. He went to  college in Huntsville, Alabama, where he met his future wife. From there, Anthony has lived in South Florida for a bit before landing in Atlanta. Currently, he splits his time between work and figuring out how to keep their three teenagers from “getting lost” in technology. Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: KT Merry

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KT was born in Mammoth Lakes, California, raised in the mountains and then Japan as her Dad was in the Marine Corps. Later, she went to high school in a small town in Northern Nevada and spent her summers working on a cattle ranch as a wrangler. Animals were her first love and art was her second. In her junior year of high school, KT’s photography teacher invited her to a photography competition in Las Vegas, NV held by the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). She won at the state level and at the national competition in Kansas, she was runner up and secured two full scholarships to photography school. This placed her on the path to become a photographer. Read More →