Episode 32: Photography & Wine Maven Alan Campbell

Episode 32 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Alan Campbell. Alan is the owner of Alan Campbell Productions - specializing in Food, Wine, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Product photography and video production. He is also the owner of Camlow Cellars in Sonoma County along with winemaker Craig Strehlow. They create a small lot Estate grown Magna Porcum (Big Pig) Pinot Noir from the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. They make approximately 400 cases a year and a limited quantity of delicious Whole Cluster Rosé of Pinot Noir. 

Alan and Heather caught up virtually from Sonoma County and Marina del Rey. 

Listen in as Heather talks with Alan talk about: 

  • Alan’s start in photography and how a trip to Mexico led him to be one of the premiere food and wine photographers in Sonoma County and his collaboration with the Kendall Jackson Estate on their beautiful cookbook, Seasons.  

  • What it takes to take care of a winery and make a small batch vintage as a local, long time resident who started with a few vines and a sparkle in his eye. 

  • How important photography and the perfect photo or short videos can truly make a brand pop in the marketplace and how he works with his teams and clients to get the gorgeous shots that make up his portfolio and projects for clients in Sonoma County and across the United States.  

Alan Campbell Photography | Website |  Instagram | Facebook | Bookings  

Camlow Cellars | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 

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Alan Campbell started taking photos at age eight, hitting the Fremont drag races with his flash cubes and Kodak Instamatic. As a teen, he watched in awe as the images from his mom’s heavy old Minolta SRT101 came to life in the darkroom, their blurry trails developing before his eyes. Time in Mexico fine-tuned his eye for color, contrast, and light, capturing everything from colors and textures in the markets to shadow human faces in a night-time Easter parade.  

Adam studied graphic design in college and learned the complexities of photography as an assistant for San Francisco Bay Area hi-tech companies and has returned to his roots – literally – now surrounding himself with the North Bay redwoods and apple trees of his youth. Nature inspires and focuses him on the textures and colors of the ingredients in the food and wine he captures. He teases out the details and uses light to create emotion.  Alan’s work sends his audience an invitation to see, taste, hear, and really experience the story, reaching way beyond the merely visual. 


Mavens Do It Better original theme music composed by Jesse Case with voice over by Julia Francis.

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.