Name: Zabrina Deng / Jeremy Chan
Studio Name: Jeza Photo
Country: United States of America
Jeremy and Zabrina are wedding & portrait photographers based in San Francisco, California USA. They are the holders of WPPI Accolade of Photographic Mastery (APM) and WPPI Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement (AOPA). They been featured on RangeFinder Magazine’s the best and the brightest, 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography in America of 2012. They are six times 1st place winner and four times 2nd/3rd place winner of Wedding Portraits and Professional International (WPPI) 2010 – 2013 and the first Asian-American photographer who has won two International Image of the Year awards as well the Grand Award in Portraiture from WPPI against thousands of photographers around the world. Their work has been published on various publications including International Master Photographer Vol 1, Vogue Italia’s Photovogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan Bride China, Elle Wedding Hong Kong, Stuff Magazine UK & many other international publications. Check out www.jezaphoto.com to review their international images.
Name: Danny Dong
Danny Dong started wedding photography in 2008 and was able to quickly grow his studio from scratch to a high end wedding studio in San Francisco Bay Area within 5 years time. In recent years, Danny has received awards from many international photographic competitions and his work has been well recognized by the industry.
As a wedding photographer, Danny focuses on every detail and every moment unobtrusively. Danny specializes in Stylized Unconventional Wedding Portrait, however still embraces tradition with wedding photojournalism and capturing moments and emotions. He incorporates his bold sense of fashion and unique style to create classic, timeless images. Capturing the true spirit of his clients, Danny creates a comfortable, candid atmosphere allowing subjects to relax and be themselves.
Since 2013, Danny has been invited by numerous professional photography organizations to speak and share his photography vision and skills through international seminars and workshops. He has been invited to Judge WPPI 16×20 print competition and teaching a master class in WPPI. His workshop in Asia is rated one of the most popular wedding photography workshops in Asia and well welcomed by his students.
2013 WPPI first half online competition: Bride Alone 2nd place
2013 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition: Bridal Party 3nd place
2013 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition: 18 Accolades
2012 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition: Wedding details 1st place
2012 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition: 19 Accolades
2012 WPPI first half online competition: Commercial 1st place
2011 WPPI second half competition: Wedding Photojournalism 1st place
2011 WPPI first half online competition: Portrait Group 3rd place
20 Awards in top 20 ranking in ISPWP quaterly contest including 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
Name: Julia Dong
In 2008, Julia Dong accompanied Danny to cover her first wedding assignment. From the moment she witnessed the father of the bride’s tears of joy, Julia instantly knew that this was her passion.
Julia’s approach to photojournalism is sensual and feministic. Her impeccable attention to details allows her to seize every intimate moment at the finest angle. Moreover, Julia’s natural empathy for people helps her capture her subjects in a candid and organic manner.
Complementary to Danny’s style, Julia’s photography combines patience, intuition, and her unique artistic sensibilities. Since 2013, Julia has been invited by numerous professional photography organizations to speak and share her photography vision and skills through international seminars and workshops. She has been invited to Judge WPPI film making competition and 16×20 print competition.
2013 WPPI first half online competition: Wedding details 2nd place
2013 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition: 11 Accolades
2012 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition: Wedding details 2nd place
2012 WPPI 16×20 Print Competition: 12 Accolades
2012 WPPI first half online competition: Wedding details 1st place
2012 WPPI first half online competition: Bridal Party 3rd place
2011 WPPI second half online competition: Wedding details 2nd place
2011 Ranger Finder Lighting Contest 3nd Place
5 Awards in top 20 ranking in ISPWP quaterly contest
Name: Bob Harrington
Studio Name: Robert Harrington Studios
Speciality: Headshot, Editorial, Commercial, Photography Education
A professional photographer based in CT, USA, I shoot just about everything. Always the “Guy with the camera,” I took my love of photography to the professional level 8 years ago and have not looked back. Along with maintaining a regular shooting schedule, I travel the country teaching lighting for small flashes and strobes and enjoy meeting photographers from all walks of life.
Phottix Gear Used: Odin, Strato II, Luna Beauty Dish
Bob says: I love Phottix radio triggers. They are simple to use, small, and conveniently fit in my bag. Whether using speedlights or strobes, they are one of the first pieces of gear to come out.
Name: James Hays
Studio Name: Enchanted Images
Country: USA Roseville, CA
Brief Bio: My wife Stefani and I have a portrait photography studio in Roseville, CA. If I had to describe my style in one word it would be romantic. I don’t shoot with the rules in mind but try to just stick to what is lovely to me. If I can stay just outside of reality with my images then they are a success. Passion first, vision second, and the rest you can pick up on the way.
Phottix Gear Used:
Odin system (Canon) with 2 receivers
James says: The Odin system has really liberated the way I use speedlights on location. The ease of use and reliability has made them my go-to triggers.
Name: John David Helms
Studio Name: John David Helms, Private Photojournalist
Country: USA Columbus, GA
Specialties: Special Events, Commercial / Architecture, Off Camera Lighting Education
As a private photojournalist, John brings a unique mix of experience and skills to achieve capturing the vision of each client. Recent projects have been completed for:
- Far East Journalism Conference in Tokyo, Featured Presenter and Advisor
- Official Photographer, Luxury Travel Exchange International, Las Vegas, NV
- Forbes Magazine
- Marriott Hotels
- Pario, Inc
- The Today Show on NBC
- Garden & Gun Magazine
- Revision Military / Revision Eyewear
- Rocky Boots, Rocky Outdoor Gear
- Questex Media / Travel Agent / Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine
- Army.mil, Defense.gov
- ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Phottix Gear Used:
Mitros+ and Mitros for Nikon
Odins with Nikon Speedlights
Strato II Multi 5-in1 Receivers with studio strobes (triggered by Mitros+/Odin setup)
John says: Recently I made a big change in my setup by swapping over from over a dozen manual radio triggers to a Phottix Odin setup. Impressed with the quality and ease of use, I decided to bring several Mitros+ units into the mix and the merger has been seamless.
Name: Jayesunn Krump
Country: United States of America
Jayesunn Krump is an award winning photographer based in Portland, Oregon.
With his extensive experience shooting indoor and out, working with all types of people, models, children, families, celebrities, and more, Jayesunn has become known as one of Portland’s premiere photographers and lighting experts.
“I was born in the Midwest. As a touring musician, fell in love with the Pacific northwest and decided to make it my home. When I stopped touring and started a family I picked up a camera for the first time with a different eye.
Shooting my first child really began my love affair with the camera. I began to photograph anything and everything around me. Just about all of my free time was spent with a camera or a book about photography in my hand. Eventually I became the friend that you would call if you needed some shots done, and it just grew from there. Twelve years later I have photographed people from all walks of life, from celebrities to children, and I haven’t stopped. I try to pick up my camera every day and try something new.”
The client list of Jayesunn Krump is a vast range of personalities and the portfolio represents that well. Customers are used to expecting, achieving, and receiving only the best.
Some credits include:
KROCK New York
Alice in Chains
Phottix Gear Used: Every day and on every shoot I use:
Phottix Multi Boom 16″ Flash Bracket
Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Nikon
Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon
FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/JayesunnKrumpPhotography
Twitter – https://twitter.com/jayesunnkrump
G+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/103815646063733756343/posts
Instagram – http://instagram.com/jayesunnkrump#
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/people/jayesunn/
Name: Dennis Pike
Studio Name: Dennis Pike Photography
Country: United States – New Jersey
Brief Bio: Dennis is a wedding photographer in Northern New Jersey who shoots all over the North East. He mixes a real and intimate documentary style with epic, wow factor portraits. His path with photography started with an interest in his teens inspired by his father and grandfather, but truly ignited in college. His initial intent was to be a skateboarding photographer, which to this day still heavily influences his non traditional style. But, during college while assisting a wedding photographer, Dennis found that weddings offered the versatility, creativity, and meaningfulness that he was looking for. When not shooting and obsessing about photography, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling as much as possible, and almost anything that will get him outdoors.
Phottix Gear Used:
Phottix Luna Beauty Dish
Variable ND filter
Mitros for Canon
Dennis says: Phottix addresses the problems that face working professionals in the field, and solves them. Since using Phottix products, I find myself constantly creating photos that I never would have been able to before.
Name: Jonathan Thorpe
Brief Bio: Jonathan Thorpe is a photographer just outside of Washington DC. He has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world, including
Mercury Records, BMW, MINI COOPER, FIAT, CBS, Huthwaith, H&M, Adidas, DEF JAM, Red Bull, G.E., Aveda, lululemon, X-Treme Shock, S -Curve Records, Re-up Gang Records, and Sony Music, and has had multiple national and international publishings, like South magazine, .Net magazine, Gothic magazine, Vegas magazine, Bounce magazine, Ocean Drive magazine, and Capital File Magazine, to name a few. He has also photographed award winning musicians and celebrities. In addition to his photo work, Jonathan has also directed several music videos and national television spots. He is currently represented by Wonderful Machine and is sponsored by Tamron, Phottix, and Holdfast Gear. Jonathan also won the Peoples Choice Award for the 2014’s Rangefinder Portrait competition, for his picture “The Renaissance of Heather”
Phottix Gear Used:
Phottix Softboxes and Umbrellas
Name: Tauran Woo
Studio Name: Tauran Photography
Speciality: Weddings & Portraits
Brief Bio: Tauran was born and raised in Los Angeles, and always wanted to have an exciting and fulfilling career in the arts. His journey started when he began cultivating his passion for drawing, illustration, photography, and graphic design. He started his professional journey as a graphic designer. Later he channeled his creative energy in a different direction as a producer on E! Entertainment’s Emmy-winning TV show “Talk Soup”. After entering the wedding industry in 1997 as a videographer, he began to pursue photography and eventually transitioned his passion into a successful and rewarding career that has enabled him to explore and meet people from all over the world. Over the past decade, Tauran has had the privilege of serving hundreds of wedding clients all over the world. He operates his studio in and is regularly published in publications around the world. Tauran also regularly teaches professional photographers in workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Hawaii, China, Hong Kong and the Bahamas. Tauran has also done mentoring sessions for WPPI and the Art Institute of California, as well as private mentoring. Tauran is located in the greater Los Angeles area and serves all of Southern California, as well as Northern and Central California. He has also been commissioned to work across the continental US, Hawaii, Canada, The Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Central America. Tauran resides in Northridge, CA with his wife and two children.
WPPI Accolade of Photographic Excellence (APM)
WPPI Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement (AOPA)
Named one of China’s “Top 50 most influential wedding professionals” by Cosmobride Magazine, 2012
2010-2013 WPPI Competition – 38 Accolades of Excellence
2012 FEARLESS Award
Phottix Gear Used:
Odin, Mitros for Canon, Strato II, PPL-200, Easy-Up Octa Umbrella
Tauran says: My Phottix equipment is the most reliable, powerful, and durable gear I own. I never do a job without it!
Name: Eric Younkin
Studio Name: Eric Younkin Photography
Country: USA Dallas Texas
Specialty: Portraiture/Weddings- Master Photographer- Award winning photographer
Eric’s photography will draw you into the moment and treat you to exceptional images meant to reflect the essence of a memorable event, special occasion, architectural rendering or the spirit and beauty of an individual. As a Master Wedding Photographer and Portrait artist Eric is recognized as one of the most innovative portrait specialists in the country and his works with live theater have been covered in both local and national publications. From high school seniors to Hollywood actors, Eric provides a quality professional product for his diverse clientele.
In the realm of commercial photography there is no assignment too great or too small. Eric has contracted with Fortune 500 Companies such as Rave Motion Pictures for photographic services; he has accepted recurring duties as Creative Director and Photographer for national corporations such as Knockouts (haircuts for men), supervised PR shoots, executive headshots and supplied the images for annual corporate and commercial calendars. His architectural and design studies for the Holiday Inn Group and regional realtors/agents can be seen displayed on numerous international websites, public relations literature and magazines.
It is believed that any product cannot be superior to its weakest link; therefore, accompanying Eric’s expertise and devotion to his craft is the finest photographic equipment available to the professional. Integrity and a unique artistic soul is the essence of Eric Younkin Photography. His quiet passion and love for innovative and thought- provoking images is his calling card.
Phottix Gear Used:
Odins with Canon Speedlights/ Profoto and Alien Bee Strobes.
Phottix Para-Pro Umbrellas – all size
Varos Umbrella Holders
P200 compact light stands
Phottix Pro Video Lights
Cleon 2 Wireless Remote
Phottix makes gear that true pros can appreciate. I love how the stuff feels! It just flat out works. If the odin’s aren’t working check your batteries! Best gear on the market and at a true value. Phottix has made it possible for me to maximize my time during shoots with products that make it easy to deliver the very best images I can for my clients.