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The Photo Life Podcast: An Interview with Craig Strong

The Dash of the Millennium Falcon

In this episode of the Photo Life we speak with Craig Strong, photographer and co-founder of Lensbaby, about the photo gear that makes all of our art possible as well as the challenges and rewards of dreaming of tomorrow’s photo industry.

About Craig Strong

After working as an intern, staff photographer and contractor for news services and daily and weekly newspapers followed by 9 years as a freelance photojournalist, in 2002, Craig Strong invented the Lensbaby. Now, over seven years after introducing the Original Lensbaby at a trade show in Las Vegas, Strong serves as the Chief Creative Officer heading up research and development at Lensbaby, LLC in Portland, Oregon.

Bio picture courtesy of Kevin Kubota.

Photos below courtesy of Lensbaby.

Lensbaby Tilt Transformer Photo by Craig Strong

Lensbaby Fisheye Photo by Craig Strong

Lensbaby Soft Focus Photo by Craig Strong

Lensbaby Double Glass Photo by Craig Strong

Lensbaby Zone Plate and .6x Wide Angle Accessory Photo by Craig Strong

About the Host- Travis Schreer

The Photo Life Host Travis Schreer

Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. When he realized wool socks weren’t enough, it was on to Portland, Oregon where he endeavors to make The Photo Life a powerful resource on the virtual airwaves. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Dawson City Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.

The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!