Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon

Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some "The Godfather of Photography," is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick's enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.

A natural teacher, Rick enjoys sharing his photographs and providing practical how-to advice to a wide audience of photo enthusiasts through his blog, books, how-to videos, iPhone and iPad apps, a podcast and an expanding following on social media. With nearly 800,000 Google+ followers, he has been recognized as one of the top photographers to follow on Google+. In his spare "desk time," Rick writes the "Quick Fix" column for Digital Photo Magazine.

Rick started his professional photography career as an underwater photographer, producing six underwater books and leading scuba diving expeditions to the seven seas. He easily transitioned into travel, landscape, wildlife, cultural and nature photography. Rick's images, from his travels to more than 100 countries, have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, and have been featured in his 36 books, including the popular "Rick Sammon's Exploring the Light", and 11 apps, including Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet.
While Rick describes himself as "evolving," he hesitates to categorize his work. "I'm an A-to-Z type of photographer. I do it all – and I enjoy the freedom of not specializing."

With nearly 40 years of experience, this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments – and many more anticipated for the road ahead. As Rick suggests, "When you are through changing, you are through."


Testimonial Quote

"A camera is like a magic carpet. It can take you around the world and bring you back home with wonderful memories. It’s up to you to make the magic happen"

- Rick Sammon

Photo Gallery

Rick's Gear

Canon EOS 5DS Body
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4X III
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

VIDEOS & ARTICLES

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Rick Sammon discusses his career and passion for photography in our series of videos introducing our Explorers of Light.

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