Tag Along Workshops:
MAY 25-26 LONDON, UK
JUNE 1-2 AMSTERDAM, NL
JUNE 13-18 MEDELLIN, CO
-2 day Tag Along
-LIMITED 8 PEOPLE
-how to pose models
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Portrait Photography - Lightenupandshoot Style
The lightenupandshoot style of photography started with a need to document my adventures in photography. The camera to takes me on journies to far away places and unpredictable situations. I photograph because I have to; I push myself to capture how I want to remember the people I encounter. Light is my initial inspiration followed by an energy created with my subject.
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From the beginning I knew it was all about light. Light shapes the mood of an image; the more I have control over the light I can free myself to engage with the subject. Coaxing the emotion out of the subject is a whole different topic. You have to know how to engage, you'd have to spend some time with me to understand my process.
Light: The Lightenupandshoot workshop covers light chasing (taking advantage of natural light first) and off-camera strobes (adding accents to control the subject/background). It's a layering process. The workshop keeps me on my toes and sharing my passion is also really important in my progression as well.
I can't wait to shoot in Europe over the next few weeks. I want to push myself to create something different. I'm ready to go in a new direction and stretch my abilities to evolve into a new style. The workshop attendees will be able to witness this on a few shoots I have lined up. Exciting stuff.
One spot left for Amsterdam June 1-2
Here's a collection of random portraits taken over the past year. Enjoy.
I have notes below each image for you eye candy pleasure:
Not much to say. I like lines/legs
First, there's no right or wrong in my world. Over exposures, hair in face, out of focus...it doesn't matter. What matters is that's my vision; I'm in complete control of my world.
ND in the first shot. Going long on the second (I used an octabox and ringflash)
Experiment. Rock what you do best and then exaggerate it. I think a lot of photographers fail to play.
Natural light (left) and Ringflash (right)