A professional photographer since 1982, Margo Taussig Pinkerton has traveled the world for travel, corporate, and editorial clients. Her stock images were regularly published in National Geographic Traveler, Caribbean Travel & Life, GEO, and a host of other journals, calendars, and coffee-table books. Margo also led photo adventures north of the Arctic Circle. With dozens of exhibitions and awards spanning more than three decades, Margo’s photographs are in collections worldwide, including the Beinecke Archives at Yale University. A longtime advocate for intellectual property rights, Margo has lectured widely to photographers, illustrators, and art buyers.
Arnold "Arnie" Zann, started his career nearly 50 years ago photographing for LIFE and Time and has been published in almost every major magazine in the world, including National Geographic, Paris Match, GEO and others. His award-winning work is in many private and museum collections including the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. He, too, has given many workshops and seminars throughout his long career travelling the world for editorial and Fortune 100 and 500 clients. Arnie's knowledge of the zone system and dramatic lighting brings strength to his photographs. He also has an uncanny eye for what photographs will become effective black and whites.
Now retired from commercial work, Margo and Arnie continue to exhibit their fine art images and teach and share their passion for photography through Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures. They always stress creativity, aesthetics, and passion over straight techno-speak.