Tamara Lackey catches up with Kevin Kubota at the Mirage in Las Vegas. He shares how he’s reinventing his wildly successful career, announcing his retirement from photographing weddings – despite being ranked as one of the top wedding photographers in the world – so he can better focus on the work he loves to do. Kevin shows of some of his new work and shares some great advice for anyone starting out in the business, including some easy-to-make mistakes to avoid.
About Kevin Kubota
American Photo Magazine named Kevin Kubota one of the “Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World”. Kevin’s wedding and portrait images speak to the heart – filled with emotion, joy, intimacy, and impact. His photos have been featured on the covers and within the pages of many popular magazines and photography books. Kevin has been a featured presenter for Nikon and Adobe, and his work with the Nikon digital camera earned him a spot as a Nikon “Legend Behind the Lens”. Kevin is also a PPA Photographic Craftsman.
Kubota is an internationally recognized speaker, having presented for every major photographic convention in the USA. He created the popular “Digital Photography Bootcamp®” workshop which has been running successfully since 2002. He authored the book under the same name, now in it’s second edition, published by Amherst Media. Kevin shares over 2 decades of lighting experience in his latest book, The Lighting Notebook, published by Wiley.
Kubota Image Tools products have won multiple Hot One Awards as well as the Readers Choice Award. Kevin was personally awarded the 2009 Monte Zucker Memorial Humanitarian Award for social service through photography.