TWiT Photo 43: Guest Quest Winner Robby Cavanaugh + Bonus Image Critiques

It’s hard not to want to hate Robby Cavanaugh – fresh out of school, the SoCal boy has already been published in Vogue Italia, won a bunch of awards, and now has another notch in his belt as our first TWiT Photo Guest Quest winner. Yet, Robby’s incredibly down-to-earth and just has a natural artistic talent. Joining us live in the studio, the fine art photographer comes clean about Photoshop in his “phantasmagorical” images and achieving artistic excellence with very, very little gear, and lots and lots of perseverance and perspiration. Judges Zack Arias and Tamara Lackey crack the whip on the portfolios of Guest Quest winners, and give invaluable advice to contest aspirants.

Here are Robby's top tips and a few images from his inspiring portfolio:

1 If you can think it, it can be done.

2 Be vulnerable and honest with your work.

3 Photoshop is not a dirty word, but it can be

Find out more by watching the video here or on iTunes. Next week: Fine art wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis introduces his new Ice Light. Have questions, suggestions or praises? Please email


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  1. Sue

    Enjoyed watching this episode from start to finish. I’m not a photographer, but enjoy watching so I can learn to take a better photo; whether it be of family, friends, nature or pets.

    Keep up the good work Catherine and Leo.

  2. Such an amazing photography. Love that umbrella that caught on fire.