Make-A-Wish for Photography

Here’s a feel-good photography story from Florida, with a Make-A-Wish recipient Mathew Glarum, and Sony Artisan, Brian Smith.

The 16-year-old Cape Coral resident had asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a specific Sony mirrorless camera, and had spoken briefly with renowned photographer Brian Smith. But it was still a surprise when he opened his eyes to see Smith, standing behind nearly $10,000 worth of camera equipment, ready for a photography lesson through the streets of Wynwood.

“Wow,” he said. He reached out to the camera, but paused.

“Can I hold it?”

He sure could and Brian taught him a few things about shooting like a pro. For the shoot, they used a Sony A7R II with a G Master Lens, 24-70, 2.8.

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