So the question millions have been asking - What is this?
We are two gringo professional photographers that decided to move to Colombia, South America.
Yes, we are not sane.
We decided to start this website because of the complete lack of fun this industry has created. There are a million websites that show how sharp a lens is when shooting a brick wall. How many great megapixels a camera has when shooting a dollar bill. We just don't care about that stuff.
We are two dudes who simply love to shoot and teach and travel and live life! We understand that there are a million other websites will you will learn photography, and we encourage you to go to each and every one of them, but don't leave just yet!
This website is dedicated to following our lives as we explore this amazing planet, interact with some weird people and end up shooting them in the end! All of the videos, the tips the places and people are all real! Nothing is staged (except the obvious) and we'll show it to you as it happens! Kind of like a photography reality show...huh there is an idea there!
Using just our point and shoot Canon SD750 for video (Oh YEAH BABY $75.00 at the now bankrupt CIRCUIT CITY) we capture our vidas as they turn out!
So what is this?
Honestly, it's really a way for our moms to see that we actually work sometimes!
Lighten up!! We're two guys who love to shoot and teach! Paid or not!!
So the point behind the madness is to teach photography with a little bit of humor (OK, some of it is totally not funny and rather lame). We strongly believe that humor has very strong inspirational aspects and simplifies the learning process, so we plan to exploit this to the max. We will be taking you on everything from our professional photo shoots to our not so professional stuff. Our plan is to share as much information from the shoots as possible including the bad, the crappy and even the disastrous.
So sit back, relax and enjoy! You have come to the right place...
Andy: Sick of all these sites that do nothing for photography but create gear headed, unmotivated and pixel obsessive people!
An interview about the lightenupandshoot philosophy! Enjoy: