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Tamara Lackey
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Tamara Lackey is a photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador, speaker, author, and host
Tamara Lackey is a photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador, speaker, author, and host

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A way inspiring take from +Jaleel King on street #photography, smart on-the-spot marketing ideas & overcoming real challenges -> the newest reDefine Show, on +Adorama TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgzVVEgRPCc

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For those who saw our wonderful Part 1 reDefine Show interview with the fantastic +Nikon USA Ambassador +Joe McNally and said it was too short - here is Part 2, all about his focus on marketing. With an emphasis on the significance of FOCUS, now live on +Adorama TV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49kjM1rOZ4Y
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Looking forward to co-leading a new +Popular Photography #MentorSeries, this time in #Asheville, North Carolina May 19th-21st! You can use the promo code TL50 for $50 off:
http://www.popphoto.com/photo-workshop-asheville

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Show of hands, all those who could use more joy, sunshine and laughter in their lives right about now - this child has got a whole lot to spare.

Shot at my last portrait photographer's workshop in Chapel Hill, photographed with the +Nikon USA D5 and 70-200 2.8 lens.
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Fantastic discussion with the one and only +Joe McNally on the latest reDefine Show. Why he knows that "your imagination is close to your soul", now on +Adorama TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0p34LJ-MFk


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I LOVE THIS IMAGE - and every single one of these furry faces. This one photograph took about 3 1/2 hours to make. We brought all our pets into the studio and spent the first couple of hours just trying to calm them down while (sometimes literally) wrestling them into a more peaceful state. Then came the lighting of various fur tones, using five separate lights, and the spacing apart for more distinct captures and the calming them back to sleep - and finally getting our Big Dog to fall back asleep in an otherwise awkward position (miracle). I was pretty determined to not do any head swaps or multiple exposure composites, and I was thrilled to finally get to this shot . SO, Happy New Year from all of our "rescue" pets, who all like to "rescue" our socks from the dryer, our food from the counter, and our threads and often stuffing from various furniture items around our home.

Shot with +Nikon USA D5 and 24-70 2.8 lens - and all kinds of blood, sweat and tears. #NikonLove #PetPhotography
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The children that have been able to flee #Aleppo are leaving the biggest city in Syria – and endless bombing, drastic food shortages, an increasing lack of medical aid and the heartbreaking destruction of their home and communities. Most horrific of all, they have lost their family; they have lost their parents. Thousands and thousands of children are now suddenly orphans. And, if they are “lucky”, they are refugees, too.

Our new BeautifulTogether.org project is focused on urgently helping the most innocent of us - young children deeply injured, in so very many ways. We want to feed, clothe and shelter 100 Aleppo Orphans immediately. Immediately, immediately.

Please read the detail behind our latest project, including the breakdown costs of what it will take to help these children get through winter in a newly-built refugee camp, a detailed listing of all the things you can do, buy and create to make a real difference - and a simple request: HELP US HELP THEM?

As always 100% of your donations will go directly to these children and what they need right now to survive:

https://tamaralackey.com/aleppo-orphans-supported-by-beautiful-together/


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Follow this extraordinary story that Pulitzer Prize winner Deanne Fitzmaurice covered for 13 years. It's our first reDefine Show with a warning for graphic content - and it is heartbreaking, powerful content: the story of an Iraqi boy who was blown up by a bomb. And a father who refused to let him die.

This is how a photographer covers a story for thirteen years - and naturally wrestles with a photojournalistic code of ethics she believes in, too. My interview with +Nikon USA Ambassador Deanne Fitzmaurice, now on +Adorama TV:

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I DON'T THINK THERE'S EVER BEEN A MORE MELTING REDEFINE SHOW, like, EVER. This entire 2nd interview with +National Geographic Magazine Photographer & photojournalist and fellow +Nikon USA Ambassador +Ami Vitale is fantastic - with her amazing photographs - but if you feel like turning into COMPLETE JELLY, definitely watch the video footage kicking off at 7:05. Just, do. You owe it to the mere fortunate existence of baby pandas. I've watched it too many times and still not enough times.
<<<Melt>>>

On +Adorama TV:

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Joy. We may have to find it in ourselves, but it's pretty remarkable when it's brought to us by others. I've loved these two little joy bringers since they born. And I think it's pretty awesome that their big, fluffy, patient pup is just as expressive as they are.

Photographed with +Nikon USA D5 and 85 1.4 lens and lit with +Profoto B2 Strobes.

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