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Professional photographer, Tim Mantoani, steps away from the lights and cameras to discuss his passion for photography, which propels him to personal projects. Part of PhotoShelter's webinar series.

Professional photographer, Tim Mantoani, steps away from the lights and cameras to discuss his passion for photography, which propels him to personal projects. Part of PhotoShelter's webinar series.

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    • FOCUS ON YOUR PASSION: FINDING YOURSELF IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY With Tim Mantoani 1
    • “If a day goes by without me doing something related to photography, it’s though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.” - Richard Avedon
    • CAREER TIMELINE Enrolled at UCSC 1987, transferred to Brooks Institute 1988 Graduated Brooks and moved to Started my own studio in Picked up Grandma’s San Diego to work full time for San Diego - 1995 SX-70 - 1977 Dean Collins - 1991 Purchased First 35mm Begin shooting for Toyota SLR - 1984 Internship with Dean Collins, Motorsports and No Fear - San Diego 1990 1991-1992 3
    • What is your dream project?
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    • A camera, like a guitar, is just a box with a hole in it. Until it is placed In the hands of a true artist, it will not make music, only noise. What do you want your music to sound like?
    • Photography vs. Photographer If you are just selling photography, then the cheapest price will get you the job. Make your clients buy you. Find time to shoot personal work and promote it.
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    • Find a way to make your glass half full.
    • PLAY AND REJUVENATE
    • YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF YOUR OWN LIFE STORY
    • INSERT IMAGE HERE 34
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    • Madden 11 Crew •  photographer •  Red Camera assistant •  digital tech •  turf guy •  2 still assistants •  projector operator •  wardrobe stylist •  sound tech •  4 lighting grips •  wardrobe assistant (for extras) •  2 production assistant •  make-up stylist •  craft services •  producer •  game art director •  motor home driver •  Madden team leader •  catering truck with 2 cooks •  creative director •  rental stage manager •  marketing manager •  Red Camera tech •  design firm art director •  Video Director •  2 B-Roll crew •  TV interviewer + camera+ sound •  2 reps NFL Players •  EA athlete rep •  Drew’s agent •  Drew
    • “Do or do not, there is no try.” –Yoda
    • BEHIND PHOTOGRAPHS PROJECT 58
    • “Take the biggest chance when you have the biggest opportunity.” - Gregory Heisler
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    • It is not the gear or the camera that makes the image, it is the photographer. 84
    • Build a support system to keep you on task.
    • THIS IS A NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL
    • e roller coaster is more fun than the merry-go-round.
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