National Geographic Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Ami Vitale joins us on the show today, fresh off a return trip from China where she has been working on a project shooting the re-intergration of captive born Pandas to the wild. Although she is not known as a wildlife photographer, she has been thoroughly tested behind the lens and enjoys the pressure of stepping out of her comfort zone and approaching a new subject with an outsider's perspective. Ami grew up in South Florida and had a yearning to get out and see the world at a young age. Even then, she rejected the non stop development of her home town and felt the pull towards protecting the natural environment. After a stint working for the AP News, she finally decided to take the leap and travel the world with a camera in hand and document the human condition. During her extensive travels around the globe to over 90 countries, she has established herself as a presence in the world of photography and built a career that many people dream of. She has shot everything from conflict areas to rhinos and has had the opportunity to speak on many stages to talk about her adventures behind the lens. On this episode we talk about her love of nature, her desire to help tell the true story of the people and places that are so often misrepresented, what helps to keep her inspired to continue to create, and both of our mixed emotions and sometimes strained relationships with managing social media accounts. So enjoy this conversation with an inspiring and adventurous woman that proves that you can create the life you want if you work hard enough at it.
To Learn More About Ami Vitale Visit: http://www.amivitale.com
About Visual Revolutionary
Because we are interested in people's story, and not what type of gear they use, we introduce a new much needed podcast in the world of photography and filmmaking. Featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual artists, we are bringing you the backstory on how they got to where they are today.