Tony Bendele is a self-taught photographer and videographer who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet since he first picked up a camera for fun while working as a wildland firefighter in northern California from 2009 - 2013. Now an internationally published and award-winning photographer, Tony captures the imagination of a global audience. Tony is uniquely qualified to create his brand of photography which spans a wide range of subjects. While currently running a portrait and wedding photography business in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, his work does not stop there. Tony travels worldwide to capture some of his favorite subjects which include extreme weather, natural landscapes, wildlife and zoo animals, emergency incidents, aerial photography and much more. In July of 2019, Tony launched his latest venture, USEW Storm Chase and Forecast Team. USEW is a 10-person team that provides forecasts and real-time live streaming of extreme weather events around the United States. His team features 2 meteorologists, 4 photographers, 2 videographers, and an additional 2 members to run social media. Through social media, Tony strives to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people and to inspire them to explore the world for themselves. His powerful images have been featured around the world in magazines, art festivals, TV/media, documentaries, newspapers, websites, and much more. Below is just a small sample of where you can find his photos and videos. National Geographic (December 2017 "Unsung Hero", March 2014 "Anticipating the Shot") NASA - Provided on site coverage for NASA/NASA Social (photographer) during the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Space Launch in Florida (June 2019) Google - "First Responders’ Day: A Moment in Search" video (October 2019) The Weather Channel (September 2018 - 1st Place Fan Favorite for the 2018 “It’s Amazing Out There” photography contest) The Weather Channel (August 2016 - Fan Favorite winner for the 2016 “It’s Amazing Out There” photography contest) The Daily Item (2019 - Winner of the 2019 Readers’ Choice Best of the Valley Award for Photographers) The Daily Item (2018 - Winner of the 2018 Readers’ Choice Best of the Valley Award for Photographers) Cosmopolitan (March 2018, December 2017, November 2017) Ranked as the #2 viral wedding photo of 2017 for Cosmopolitan The Daily Item: A Day in the life of Spyglass Ridge Winery Concerts/Bret Michaels Concert (August 2019) The Tribune Democrat (Newspaper) - Winner in the adult division of The Tribune-Democrat’s “Picture This” photography contest (December 2016) Good Morning America (November 2017) Art Exhibition - “Photographer of the Year” at Blank Wall Gallery - Athens, Greece (March 2019) Art Exhibition - “My Favorite Shots” at Xpozer's New Gallery - Caballero Fabriek, The Hage, Netherlands (February 2019) Art Exhibition - “Monochrome” at The Canvas Galley - Singapore (November 2018) Art Exhibition - “Art of Black & White” at Berlin Blue Art Gallery - Berlin, Germany (June 2018) Art Exhibition - “Nightlife” at New Moment Art Gallery - Belgrade, Serbia (May 2018) Art Exhibition – “Best of 2017” at MIA Photo fair - Milan, Italy (March 2018) Art Exhibition - "Art of Photography" at ORMS school of photography – Cape Town, South Africa (February 2018) Art Exhibition - "Rendez-vous Image" Photo Fair - Strasbourg, France (January 2018) Al Jazeera America (February 2016 "The Final Call") Magazine (December 2017, November 2017) Ranked in the Top 30 viral wedding photos of 2017 for Magazine Landscape Photography Magazine (Issue #65 July 2016) Art Exhibition - “Emotional Photography” at Berlin Blue Art Gallery - Berlin, Germany (June 2017) GuruShots - "Powerful Shots" Hardcover Book (June 2017) (December 2017, November 2017) Ranked as the #2 viral wedding photo of 2017 on Yahoo! (November 2017) Yahoo! Lifestyle (November 2017) Cosmopolitan UK (December 2017) The Knot (November 2017) Mashable (November 2017) Unilad (November 2017) Daily Mail - London (November 2017) USA Today (June 2015) ABC News (November 2017) Inside Edition (November 2017) New York Post (November 2017) (November 2017) Your Daily Dish (November 2017) NTD Television (November 2017) Fox News (November 2017) The Miami Herald (November 2017) UOL Estilo - São Paulo, Brazil (November 2017) The Weekly Times (December 2017) FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay (November 2017) FOX 29 News - Philadelphia (November 2017) FOX 32 News - Chicago (November 2017) WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit (November 2017) The Daily Item (July 2019, June 2019, August 2016, October 2015) (November 2017) Houston Chronicle (November 2017) NDTV (November 2017) WGN TV (November 2017) (November 2017) (March 2015) Magic 94.9 (November 2017) WMUR-TV (November 2017) The Fresno Bee (November 2017) WSLS 10 News (November 2017) (March 2018, September 2017, July 2017, June 2017) The Epoch Times (November 2017) Eyewitness News WBRE WYOU (April 2017, January 2017) The Indian Express (November 2017) (March 2017) (March 2019) WNEP-TV (April 2017) (November 2017) (November 2017) Someecards (November 2017) (2017) (November 2017) (March 2015) 94.1 WQKX (November 2017) San Francisco Gate (November 2017) Jewel 92FM (November 2017) (November 2017) (November 2017) Veja São Paulo (November 2017) Tell Me Now (November 2017) (March 2016, November 2015, March 2015, January 2015, November 2014) FOX56 WOLF TV (March 2019, September 2017) (November 2017) Sacramento Bee (November 2017) Inside PA Magazine (May 2017, February 2017) (March 2016, November 2015, March 2015, January 2015, November 2014, September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, May 2014) (June 2019, April 2017, March 2017, January 2017) El Siglo (November 2017) (March 2019, March 2016, October 2015, January 2015, November 2014, August 2014, April 2014) The Middletown Press (November 2017) Contact Tony for assignments: [email protected] 570-847-8031

State/Province/Region: Pennsylvania

Country: USA

In Your Bag

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 6D

Lenses: Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, Canon 50mm 1.8, Rokinon 24mm f1.4, Canon 18-55mm

Featured Photos by Tony Bendele

Your Favorite Places Gallery

Assignment #324: National Parks, Monuments, Forests And Public Lands

Assignment #270: Your Best Photo Of 2016