I’ve been fortunate throughout my career to spend great portions of my time interviewing and interacting with some of the most talented photographers around. I’m consistently awed and inspired by their work and their stories, and I’m frequently impressed by how nice and down to earth these masters truly are. One photographer still stands as one of my favorite people too, and that’s National Geographic’s Jim Richardson. Not only does Jim manage to consistently create stunning storytelling images, he manages to put a smile on your face too. I even get that sense from looking at his work, which you can do at National Geographic’s web site. Better still, you can get photography tips directly from the master’s mouth in his Notes and Tips From the Field. Inspiring images, phenomenal advice, and just a really great guy. What more could you ask for in a photographer?