Mia McCormick works as a Director/Producer for Bluewater Media and is a contributor to B&H Photo. She is the producer and host of several interview series designed to lift the voice of women in this industry. Her break out series of inspirational interviews for B&H called "Women of Influence" received national press. She travels across the county teaching at conferences like WPPI, NECC, and PSW.
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Get ready to fly with the DJI Phantom 3! Join Mia McCormick and John McQuiston as they show you what you need to know to get off the ground with the DJI Phantom 3. John and Mia start off by explaining the differences between the three versions of the DJI Phantom 3, before moving on to highlighting the main rules and regulations you need to understand before you take to the air. From there, you'll get an in-depth look at the controller, a lesson on how to use the DJI Go app on your mobile device, how to prepare for and execute your first flight, helpful practice tips, and more. By the end of the class you will feel confident using the controller, the aircraft, and the app, and you'll be ready to safely fly your DJI Phantom while capturing great photos and videos.
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Knowing your workspace and how to navigate around can help you work more efficiently. Join Mia McCormick as she breaksdown the Photoshop CC workspace, brings you up to speed on basic navigation within the application and helps you create a place to work for each of your projects. Some quick tips and shortcuts are sprinkled in to make your workflow faster and more effective.
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with Daniel Gregory, Mia McCormick & RC Concepcion
Vocabulary is at the root of all communication. Join Mia McCormick, and special guest RC Concepcion, for a conversation with Daniel Gregory, a fine art photographer based in Seattle. This class is intended to help you develop a set of tools that can enable you to gain a deeper understanding of your voice, your vision, and ultimately your work. Those tools come in the form of gaining awareness of your intention before you get behind the camera, and in developing a visual vocabulary that will help you analyze your work and aid you in talking about your work with confidence. You may leave the class with more questions than answers, but the process of discovery that you embark upon will bring you closer to your work and improve your ability to communicate visually with the world.
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Take your GoPro capture skills to the next level with Mia McCormick! In this class Mia builds on her previous GoPro class to share tips and techniques for capturing the best still images and footage with your GoPro, and then how to use the free GoPro Studio software to create a finished video project. Mia starts off by covering some key considerations for making your camera setting decisions, as well as her favorite must-have accessories, before diving into showing you how to complete a project using GoPro Studio.
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with John Keatley & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick and John Keatley as they sit down to discuss John's inspiring career as an advertising and celebrity portrait photographer. John has developed a style that is as fun as it is creative, and yet very real. John has photographed celebrities, athletes, and politicians, and his work has appeared in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to Wired. Spend an hour learning about how John got started, how he developed and stays true to his style, how he's dealt with some of the fears all creatives face, and so much more.
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with Mia McCormick & John McQuiston
KelbyOne's Mia McCormick and John McQuiston will help you capture compelling footage by mastering the DJI INSPIRE1 quadcopter. This is the first of two classes, designed to walk you through the basic set-up and calibration process, the flight system and all the features of the DJI Pilot App. In this class we'll take the INSPIRE1 out of the case and get it ready to fly, then take you outside for the first flight. Plus you'll learn the FAA flight safety guidelines to help you stay out of trouble and keep your INSPIRE1 in the air.
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with Mia McCormick & John McQuiston
Kelby One's John McQuiston and Mia McCormick take you through advanced flying settings and features on your DJI INSPIRE1 and DJI Pilot App. They will show where all the telemetry is displayed and how to operate the on-board 4K camera. You'll learn how to use the quadcopter's advanced settings to capture smooth and properly exposed video and amazing still images. This class will walk you through setting up dual operation mode and even give you some pointers on capturing your best footage using both controllers. At the end of this class you will feel comfortable and confident flying your DJI INSPIRE1.
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with Matthew Jordan Smith & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick and Matthew Jordan Smith as they sit down to discuss Matthew's inspiring career as a commercial photographer. Matthew is known for his spectacular beauty, fashion, and celebrity photography, and more recently his personal book project "Future American President." Spend an hour hearing stories of how Matthew got started in photography, and some of the many lessons he has learned along the way. From the importance of overcoming the challenges that life sends your way to the necessity of believing in your own vision and seeing it through to the end, Matthew shares insight and perspective into what has fueled a successful career that spans three decades.
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with Elsa Garrison & Mia McCormick
Elsa Garrison has carved out a career capturing breathtaking moments at the peak of sports action for nearly twenty years. Shooting for Getty images, Elsa's photographs have appeared in every major sports publication, and she's covered everything from the NFL to the Olympics. A self-described shy person, Elsa's determination and nose-to-the grindstone work ethic has earned her spots on the sidelines of an incredible array of sporting events and her photographs have earned her the respect of her peers and colleagues.
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with Bert Monroy & Mia McCormick
During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more!
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with Maggie Steber & Mia McCormick
Our Trailblazers series is designed to give you insight into the minds and journeys of women who have shown incredible dedication to their craft, and the courage to follow their hearts in the pursuit of fulfilling their aspirations as photographers. In this installment we welcome Maggie Steber, an award winning documentary photographer who has covered stories in over 60 countries, from areas of intense conflict to deeply personal projects involving her family. Over the course of the interview Maggie shares her stories and wisdom on topics that range from how she got started to how she stayed true to herself over her career, how falling in love with a place and its people can help you tell their stories, why personal projects are so important, and so much more!
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with Jay Maisel & Mia McCormick
Jay Maisel is an internationally acclaimed photographer who is equally gifted in his ability to distill the wisdom earned from decades of capturing light, color, and gesture through the lens of his camera. Join Mia McCormick as she spends an hour as a guest in Jay's iconic home discussing topics that range from the aspirations of his youth to how the transition from film to digital opened the doors to new photographic opportunities. Over the course of their conversation Jay reflects on lessons learned from professional assignments, personal projects, and life itself. Jay is a true living legend, and getting the chance to hear him speak will leave you amused, inspired, and reaching for your camera.
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with Frank Doorhof & Mia McCormick
Frank Doorhof is a celebrity and fashion photographer based in the Netherlands. You might have seen his classes here on KelbyOne or maybe have been lucky enough to have caught one of his classes at Photoshop World, but here's your chance to learn how he got started in photography, what has helped him on his successful path, why he loves to convey a sense of motion in his photographs, what he enjoys the most about teaching, and so much more. Mia McCormick had the opportunity to interview Frank during Photoshop World, and here's your chance to find out what makes him tick.
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Mia McCormick gives you an in-depth look at all the differences and upgrades in the new D5300 from the old D5200 so you know how to use every inch of this upgraded equipment.
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with Larry Becker & Mia McCormick
Larry Becker provides the best way possible to learn your new Canon 6D By presenting to you all the settings, buttons and dials and all of their uses so that you don't have to look at the manual.
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with John McQuiston & Mia McCormick
The BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera takes amazing high-quality video footage but for someone that's never used the camera before, it could be a confusing piece of tech to fully use. That's why John McQuiston and Mia McCormick have created a hands-on class to teach you how to perfectly use this camera.
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with John McQuiston & Mia McCormick
John McQuiston and Mia McCormick teach you everything you'll need to know about using your BlackMagic Production Camera to its fullest extent.
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with John McQuiston & Mia McCormick
John McQuiston takes you through all the uses and settings of the Zoom H6 accessory.
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with Erika Larsen & Mia McCormick
Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her role as a photographer to be 100% present in the experience she is having, and if she is 100% there, then the shots create themselves.
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with Mike Kubeisy & Mia McCormick
Over the course of an hour Mike and Mia touch on topics ranging from getting started in the industry to finding sources of inspiration from the energy and creativity on set, and on the importance of living a meaningful life to the role of personal projects that help you explore your ideas and build your portfolio. After 30 years in Hollywood Mike has an amazing number of stories and experiences that have shaped who he is as a person as well as his photography.
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with Lou Freeman & Mia McCormick
In 1988 she became only the second woman photographer to ever shoot for Playboy Magazine; completing nearly 600 editorial spreads over 12 years for the publication, and breaking through a barrier to give women a voice in the work that portrayed them. In this segment of our Trailblazers series our own Mia McCormick sits down with Lou and discusses topics that range from how Lou got started in photography to the lessons she learned from her time shooting for Playboy, and from the opportunities for growth that came from working in a demanding environment to how she continues to stay relevant to such a wide variety of clients.
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with Deanne Fitzmaurice & Mia McCormick
Deanne began her career as a staff photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle, and her incredible images have appeared in an array of top publications ranging from National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Deanne's dedication, compassion, and courage to completing emotionally and photographically challenging assignments that have taken her to dangerous regions across the globe is an inspiration to all aspiring photojournalists. In this segment of our Trailblazers series Mia McCormick sits down with Deanne to discuss topics ranging from how she got started in photography to how she deals with the obstacles that arise when trying to tell compelling human interest stories, and from how she handles the emotional and physical challenges that can accompany the act of storytelling to the importance of covering the lows as well as the high moments in the arc of a story.
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with Stacy Pearsall & Mia McCormick
Join our own Mia McCormick as she sits down with Stacy and delves into topics that range from how Stacy got started in photography after joining the Air Force at age 17 to the obstacles she had to overcome as a female airman in combat situations, and from what it takes to make tough choices in chaotic situations to the process of transitioning to civilian life after being combat disabled and retired from military service. This interview kicks off our Trailblazer interview series on powerful women in photography; women who have the courage to tell stories about complicated issues, often under extreme and dangerous situations, and who are among the first female professionals to excel in their chosen discipline of photography.
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We're all looking for ways to capture life's interesting moments, and if what you are doing has action involved, then a great way to document it is with an action camera. Join Mia McCormick on the beach, in the water, on the track, and every place in between as she shares her favorite tips, techniques, accessories, and settings to help you get the most out of your action camera.
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with Jeremy Cowart & Mia McCormick
Starting at the beginning we learn how Jeremy got started as a photographer, and how that opened doors for experiencing life in all new ways, and how Jeremy's love for collaboration with fellow artists of all types pushes his work in new directions. Over the course of their chat Mia and Jeremy touch on the importance of finding ways to exercise your creativity beyond work, why it is crucial to develop your own unique vision that helps your work stand out from the crowd, and so much more!
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with Gregory Heisler & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick and Gregory Heisler as they sit down to discuss Greg's award-winning career as a portraitist. Greg is known the world over for his evocative portraits of some of the most well known leaders in government, business, the arts, and more. Spend an hour hearing inspiring stories of how Greg got started in photography, and some of the many lessons he has learned along the way. From the importance of having a unique vision that transcends technique to the willingness to take chances when everything is on the line, Greg and Mia discuss key moments in Greg's experience as a portrait photographer that will surely give you a new appreciation for his thoughtful approach to his work.
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In this class you will learn about the key camera settings needed for video, how to choose the right lens for capturing motion, the important role your memory card can play, how the pros keep their subjects in focus, and so much more. If you've been neglecting the video functions on your DSLR because you haven't been satisfied with the quality of your footage then this class is for you!
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with Tamara Lackey & Mia McCormick
Mia McCormick catches up with Tamara Lackey on location for an inspiring conversation about Tamara's journey to becoming a successful portrait photographer. Their conversation begins with a look back at how Tamara got started in photography and we quickly gain some insight into how she turned that passion into a sustainable business. Over the course of an hour Tamara shares her thoughts and experiences on everything from the choices she made early on to develop foundational principles that continue to guide her business decisions into the future, to the importance of developing a work-life balance that keeps you excited about getting up and facing the world each day.
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with Lindsay Adler & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational conversation with Lindsay Adler, a portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. Over the course of an hour their conversation touches on topics ranging from how Lindsay got started shooting fashion to how she found her own unique creative voice, and from how to use visual tools for finding inspiration to the importance of transforming your personal projects into paying opportunities that fit your style of shooting.
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with Dixie Dixon & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational chat with Dixie Dixon, a commercial fashion photographer based in Texas. Over the course of an hour their conversation touches on topics ranging from how Dixie got started shooting fashion to a behind the scenes perspective on some of her favorite images, and from the importance of finding sources of inspiration to the growth that can come from pursuing personal projects.
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with Joe McNally & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick as she sits down with Joe McNally, an internationally acclaimed photographer, for an inspirational hour of conversation that spans Joe's 30 year career. Joe has always strived to use his photographic vision to convey the emotionality and visceral impact of his experiences to the viewers of his work. In this interview you'll hear the story of how Joe got started in photography, gain insight into what he's thinking while on assignment, learn the back stories behind many of his most well known photographs, discover what drives him to give so much back to the photographic community, and so much more!
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with Frank Salas & Mia McCormick
Join Master Photographer Frank Salas and KelbyOne's own Mia McCormick as they discuss what it takes to succeed as a wedding photographer. With over 30 years experience in the wedding industry, Frank Salas has seen trends come and go, but the key to success is the building and nurturing of relationships. Over the course of an hour, Frank shares his thoughts and experiences on everything from getting started in the business to deciding why and when to expand your services, and so much more!
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Adobe Bridge CC is a central hub for all of your projects and their pieces to live. It's an application designed to help you quickly find files and organize them into projects and collections. Mia McCormick will introduce you to the application and show you how to attach information to your files like ratings, color labels and metadata.
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with David Bergman & Mia McCormick
Come get inspired with Mia McCormick as she sits down with David Bergman, a music and sports photographer, as they discuss David's 25 year career as a professional photographer. David and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he got started as a photographer to how he transitioned from a staff photojournalist to a freelancer, and from what it is like working with celebrities and athletes to what goes on behind the scenes, and so much more!
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with Peter Hurley & Mia McCormick
Take an inspiration break with Mia McCormick and Peter Hurley, an advertising and commercial photographer based in New York. Peter is known around the world for his ability to draw emotion and expression from people posing for his headshots, but you may not know the story about how he got started and built the business he has today. Over the course of an hour Mia and Peter discuss a wide variety of topics that range from getting started in the business to figuring out how to create a viable career, from what Peter's typical day looks like to the importance of building relationships, having the burning desire, setting goals, and so much more!
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Mia McCormick takes you through all the buttons, modes and settings on the GoPro Hero 3+, in order to give an easy-to-digest users' guide to this camera.
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with Peter Read Miller & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick and world-renowned sports photographer, Peter Read Miller, as they sit down to discuss Peter's vast experience covering events for Sports Illustrated. During the course of their conversation Peter shares the story of how he got started shooting sports, the importance of networking across the industry, why capturing the peak of action is critical to creating a successful image, how to stay on your game over the long haul, and so much more!
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with Dave Black & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational conversation with Dave Black, a world renowned sports photographer with over 30 years of experience. Over the course of an hour Dave and Mia discuss topics that range from getting started in photography to overcoming challenges, from the importance of thinking differently to how to develop your own unique style, and so much more!
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with Cliff Mautner & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick and world-renowned wedding photographer, Cliff Mautner, as they sit down to discuss Cliff's approach to creating inspiring photographs that capture the moments that people share. Over the course of an hour Cliff and Mia touch on the importance of setting the stage upon which the moments can take place, why you should focus on photographing the emotion that is being expressed by your subjects, on approaching each job with a clean slate to avoid falling into a repetitive rut, and so much more!
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with Zack Arias & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick for a down to earth conversation with Zack Arias, an editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta. Over the course of an hour Zack and Mia touch on topics that range from getting started to developing a style, from the value of reinventing yourself to what can come from finding clarity, and so much more. The day comes for all photographers when photography becomes just a job, but you still need to show up and do the work. Zack's insights into his own process can help you find new ways to re-connect to your passion for photography when you are in that rut, or to help you avoid falling into it entirely.
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with Tim Wallace & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick and international advertising & automotive photographer Tim Wallace as they sit down to discuss what it takes to succeed as a commercial photographer. Tim's ability to put the business side of commercial photography at the forefront of his approach has enabled him to develop relationships with some of the most prestigious automotive clients in the world. Over the course of an hour Tim shares practical tips and down to earth sensibility on topics that range from getting started to the importance of making yourself an asset to your client, and from what goes into developing a quote to how you can approach your gear.
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with Rick Sammon & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick for a fun and inspirational conversation with photographer and author Rick Sammon. Rick's positive attitude and love of photography has led him all over the world pursuing the life he's always wanted to live. If you can set your goals, create a plan, and never give up, you may just find you are doing the same.
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with Colby Brown & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational conversation with Colby Brown, a professional photographer and world traveler, about finding ways to bring meaning into the work you do with your photography. Over the course of an hour you'll learn about how Colby got started down his path, the importance of putting yourself into situations that challenge you to grow and build your confidence, how to propel yourself forward by setting goals, and so much more!
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with Joel Grimes & Mia McCormick
Come get inspired with Mia McCormick as she sits down with Joel Grimes, a photographer and retouch artist, to discuss the ins and outs of finding your creative voice as a professional photographer. Over the course of an hour Joel and Mia touch on the importance of setting goals, why you shouldn't be afraid to develop your own signature style, the value of hard work, and so much more!
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with Scott Kelby & Mia McCormick
Mia McCormick sits down with Scott Kelby, the founder of Kelby Media Group, to discuss what it takes to start and grow your photography business in today's ultra-competitive landscape. Scott shares his hard earned wisdom on topics such as choosing the right people to partner with, taking the right kind of risks to move your business forward, using social media for promotion and connection, how to become the kind of person people want to hire, and so much more. If you are just starting out in photography or thinking about making the jump to running your own business then this class made just for you.
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with Erik Valind & Mia McCormick
Come get inspired with Mia McCormick as she sits down with Erik Valind, a commercial photographer based in Florida, to discuss the ins and outs of being a professional photographer! Erik and Mia touch on topics ranging from how to get started in the photography business to how to stay connected to clients and fellow photographers.
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with Ed Greenberg & Mia McCormick
Join Mia McCormick as she sits down with Ed Greenberg, an intellectual property attorney, lecturer & writer based in New York, to discuss the ins and outs of registering your copyright, securing the proper model and property releases, using contracts that protect your rights, and how to deal with situations where you find your copyright has been infringed. Ed draws upon 34 years as an attorney to give you the straight scoop on how to safeguard your photography business's most important asset: your intellectual property.
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with Glyn Dewis & Mia McCormick
Spend an hour talking business with Glyn Dewis, a photographer, retoucher, and trainer based in the UK. Glyn sits down with Kelby Training's own Mia McCormick to discuss the business side of being a working photographer and retouch artist, where they delve into a variety of topics, such as developing a personal style, staying connected with clients, the importance of planning, and how to make the best of it when things go wrong. Throughout the interview Glyn shares fantastic tips of the trade and some of the advice that has helped him the most.