Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography with Erika Larsen
Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her role as a photographer to be 100% present in the experience she is having, and if she is 100% there, then the shots create themselves.

You can see her interview with Mia McCormick, and the rest of the Trailblazers series for free right here.

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Matt Kloskowski, or Ben Willmore? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Oct 17 - Charlotte, NC (Tomorrow!)
Dec 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Power of One Flash with Joe McNally
Nov 6 - Washington, DC
Dec 9 - San Diego, CA

The Lightroom LIVE Tour with Matt Kloskowski
Oct 22 - Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 4 - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 5 - San Antonio, TX

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Oct 20 - Chicago, IL
Nov 7 - Los Angeles, CA

The Photoshop Creativity Tour with Ben Willmore
Nov 10 - Toronto, ON
Dec 12 - Phoenix, AZ

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through the end of the year. Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winner
KelbyOne Rental

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Jose G

If you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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  1. I would like to see Joe in Washington.

  2. It would be so cool to see THE Joe McNally in DC!

  3. Looking forward to meeting Scott in Charlotte tomorrow!!!

  4. Ben in Toronto would be awesome!

  5. I would be thrilled to see Joe in DC or Matt in Philly!

  6. Shoot like a Pro with Scott in FLL would be great.

  7. It would be great if you visited Newfoundland…great scenery here and lots of great shooters!!

  8. Probably over my head but I’d be up for LR Live in Philly

  9. Since I live in the Washington, DC area, winning a ticket to Joe’s One Flash training would be super!!

  10. Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion in Los Angeles!

  11. Would love to see Matt in San Antonio

  12. I am in Florida and would love to be in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 1. I also LOVE freebies. Jus sayin

  13. Oh! Oh! Fort Lauderdale? Scott Kelby?? Yes, please!

  14. Help me get my creative on in Phx AZ with The Photoshop Creativity Tour with Ben Willmore

  15. What has happened to the website? I logged in, went to to watch the latest Mia interview – and what the heck – none of Mia’s interviews show. Only four: two Gopro, one Bridge, and one filmmaking video show up. Why are all the by-lines on Mia’s interviews screwed up, showing the name of the interviewee rather than Mia?

  16. Scott – any chance at LR with Matt in CO Springs?

  17. Hopefully not to late. I would love to have a chance as a new Lightroom user to go to Matt’s seminar in Philly on Nov 4th!!

  18. I cant wait for the Ft. Lauderdale date to get here. I am sure Scott will rock the house as usual.

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