Schedule of Events 2013

Tag Along Workshops:


INTERNATIONAL

MAY 25-26 LONDON, UK

JUNE 1-2 AMSTERDAM, NL

JUNE 13-18 MEDELLIN, CO

-2 day Tag Along

-LIMITED 8 PEOPLE

-manipulating light

-how to pose models

-critique

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From My Window - East to West Coast

I drove from St. Petersburg, Florida to Indio, California for two weeks.  I stopped and visited with friends in various cities along the way...Santa Rosa Beach, New Orleans, Corpus Christi, Phoenix, and Indio.  I primarily shot from my car while driving (I know...dangerous),

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In My Chair - Portraits of Friends and Clients at the Studio

'In My Chair' is a collection of portraits taken at my studio the past several months.  I usually start each session at the studio before venturing to a location;  my studio has a great feel and the music is usually pumping loud through my Bose system.  It's fun to ask the model/subject to DJ tunes with their mobile device ... the first few minutes, whether your professional or not, is always a bit uncomfortable.  So...my chair is a great pl to let the magic begin...hence...In My Chair.

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Wedding Photography - Barbie and Ken? WTF!

 

 

IErica Djeko Olsen,  a DJ from NY/LA, showed me this hilarious blog post of a Barbie and Ken wedding.  I'm not a wedding photography for a reason...the blog post by RocknRollBride.com got me laughing my ass.  I recently shot a wedding only because the couple specifically wanted something different.  The stereotypical wedding photography was not what the client wanted...I think rock-n-roll wedding bride's post does a great job in trying to tell photographers and couples getting married to move away from the typical cheese.  It's time photographers step up their game in terms of artistry.  I know that weddings are big business and create jobs for a lot of people armed with cameras.  The reason for this post is to encourage photographers to be unique and not be typical.  Put your unique spin on what's right for each individual/couple.  

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I recently did a shoot for a client who wa completly opposed to the typical and bad cheese crap that floods the market with bad wedding photography.  I hope this inspires great photography...if I can inspire one wedding dude or chick to not do horrible wedding then I know I am doing something right.  Feel free to contact me or post your honest opinion...

 

OH!  I leave you with some fun stuff I did in Vegas for a couple last weekend who did want "cheese."

 

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The Light Weekly Workout - w/Mikey

The Lightenupandshoot Light Workout

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(set-up shot...I love seeing set-ups)


Little did I know four years ago that the Lightenupandshoot philosophy would inspire so many people around the world, take me down a seemingly never ending path of adventure and give me access to exclusive groups of people.  I originally started LUAS to document my journey living in a foreign country and to show that an ex-mortgage professional could achieve success outside the world of finance.

 

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Photography Lighting - My New Secret Weapon

Photography lighting started to fascinate me after I bought my first digital camera a little over 4 years ago.   At first I mastered small speedlights and learned how to use basic modifiers such as a softbox, gridspot and umbrella which landed me some commercial jobs.  Each job I took on was a new challenge as I improved my technique and would come up with my own tricks to manipulate light.  That initial excitement of experimenting with light is still burning within to this day.   What's new?  Recently I started messing with projections...if you dare, CLICK READ MORE...

 

Lightenupandshoot Workshop - Two Days at the New Studio:  Approaching Models and Creative Light:  November 2-3 in Tampa Bay.  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the studio: 727.504.4057

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Above:  Sylvia, model from Tampa Bay, who agreed to be my first subject for experimentation of light.

 
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