Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition his entire photographic life. The author of five critically-acclaimed photography books with works in major museum collections worldwide, he has taught at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and School of Visual Arts (SVA) graduate program in New York City. He has also done a series of photography videos for Linkedin Learning and his own video classes on his blog: thepassionatephotographer.com.
Steve is as passionate about teaching as he is photography. He leads travel/street & documentary photography workshops globally, does online mentoring and is the co-founder of photoeducate.com. Steve has been published and profiled in a variety of magazines: PhotoDistrict News, New York Times Magazine, Life, Harpers, People & Walrus among them. Corporate clients include SanDisk, Nikon, Sony Music & Apple. Among his honors: Art Director’s Club NY, Canadian News Photographer of The Year, Global Health Council, NPPA & PX3. His recently revised second edition book THE PASSIONATE PHOTOGRAPHER was chosen one of Amazon’s Top Ten Arts and Photography books.
I have used SanDisk Memory cards in my cameras from the beginning of my digital photographic life.
They are the strongest link in the digital chain and ultimately the most important.
The only thing in the field that can’t be replaced are the moments I’ve already captured on the card.
They have earned my trust and loyalty. I have never lost a frame.
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Behind the Scenes with Steve Simon
I’ve always been a Nikon guy and I’ve been cutting down my kit for practical purposes when traveling. Nikon Z7, Z6, Nikon D850 and some carefully curated lenses including the 24-70 f2.8S, 35mm f1.8, 58mm f1.4 and 70-200mm f2.8. Also a Nikon SB 5000 Flash, though I rarely use it. And my small/light Gitzo Travel Ocean Tripod.