Ambassadors

Carmaine Means
Carmaine Means is a national news photojournalist/cinematographer. Her career has taken her all of this country. From the beautifully architectural urban landscapes of cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco to the quaint and charming scenic places...
Cliff Lenderman
For the past 25 years, I owned and taught at my martial arts studio in Tacoma, Washington. We decided to sell our school and move to Arizona in March 2019. I started developing an interest in photography 7 years ago...
Kofi Borie
I am Kofi - adventure racer, outdoorsman. I grew up in southern California, where the weather was mild and being outside was always an option. Whether it's hiking, camping, or hunting, nature has always been a source of peace and comfort for me....
Jeremy Chan
Jeremy Chan is a Master Photographer/artist who is based in San Francisco, California.  Jeremy’s passion for fine art and creativity has helped him refine a unique vision which embraces the timeless artistry. By mixing fine art and graphic design in his image...
Joe Edelman
Joe Edelman is an award-winning Olympus Visionary photographer and photo educator!

His educational mission: “To help photographers to develop a solid understanding of the HOWS and WHYS behind creating great photographs.”




Michelle Valberg, Master of Light
Michelle is a Nikon Ambassador and Canadian wildlife and portrait photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than 30 years. She has traveled to all continents in search of adventure and photographic opportunities. She is particularly...
Cliff Mautner, Master of Light
Award-winning wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Cliff Mautner has been applauded for his timeless style.
Matthew Jordan Smith, Master of Light
Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer based in Tokyo, Japan and working between Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. He has photographed some of the worlds most famous celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks...
Mark Edward Harris, Master of Light
Mark Edward Harris’ assignments have taken him to more than 100 countries on six continents. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair and The New York Times to Conde Nast Traveler and The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine as well as all the major photography and in-flight magazines. He is the recipient of numerous accolades including a CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, and IPA awards.
Scott Robert Lim, Master of Light
Internationally acclaimed master photographer, Scott Robert Lim, was awarded the prestigious 2009 Kodak Award. He also has earned his Photographic Craftsman degree from PPA, the world’s largest professional photography organization and is considered a leader in education. To his credit,...
Bruce Dorn, Master of Light
Bruce Dorn has been a top tier photographer, filmmaker, and educator for over forty years. After beginning his career in New York City as a fashion, editorial, and advertising photographer, Bruce relocated to Hollywood where he had immediate success as...
Alan Weissman, Master of Light
Alan Weissman has established himself as one of Los Angeles' foremost photographers. He has been a working professional photographer for over 28 years. Alan and his photography have been featured on CNN, ABC News, The E! Channel, The FX Channel,...
Megan Allen
Megan Allen is a destination wedding photographer based in southwest Ohio. In love with great lighting, Megan is always on the lookout for new ways to light a moment. She loves to capture the insane, the mundane, and everything in...
Adrian Ong
My passion for photography started when my dad handed me his Nikon FM1 camera when we visited Taiwan when I was about 9 years old. I love looking at pictures and appreciating the art. I bought my first DSLR a...
John Deven
"Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” - David Alan Harvey. These words have inspired many a photographer, but John Deven’s work in cycling, adventure sports, and fitness photography clearly demonstrates that he’s living them. He...
Ivan Duran
Ivan Duran is an award-winning photographer based in San Francisco and the Bay Area. He specializes in wedding photography, though he’s also passionate about his creative work in the studio. Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, last year he competed...
Rich Johnson
Every image tells a story, and every artist has one to tell. Equipped with a love for the arts and a passion for cinema, Rich Johnson's influences are clearly expressed in every click of the shutter. His unwavering dedication to...
Ben & Natasha Davis Yamean Studios
Natasha and Benjamin are the leaders behind Yamean Studios, an award-winning brand strategy media agency who work with brands and businesses to develop meaningful content and engage people with actionable brand experiences that spark human connection. We turn stories into...
Charles Maring
In an illustrious career spanning over two decades, American artist Charles Maring is somewhat of a renaissance man creating at the intersections of the art forms. An International award wining photographer and video creator, an accomplished abstract painter, an animator,...
Rebecca Rusch
Rebecca Rusch is the Queen of Pain with a heart of gold. It doesn’t matter if Rebecca is pedaling through the night on an epic adventure across Italy, riding her bike up Africa’s legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro, or teaching at a...
John de Dios Davis de Dios Media
John de Dios has spent the last nearly 20 years as a photojournalist, photography and multimedia mentor for college students and mid-career professionals, instructor, program director and diversity advocate across many different organizations around the country, including The New York...