Trigger Happy? - Which Wireless Triggers Should You Buy?
I get asked all the time, "which trigger should I buy?"
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New Lightenupandshoot Tshirt!!!
The new Lightenupandshoot High Quality Tshirts are here!!!!!
Breaking the Rules, Have Fun! - Lightenupandshoot Style
I'm in the middle of a world tour (tour dates here). Shooting commercial gigs, presenting and having Lightenupandshoot Tag Along/Workshops (NYC, Dallas, LA, London, Amsterdam and Medellin). I still have time to shoot for myself and shoot with photographer friends.
This video is shows me breaking the rules so I can have more fun on the shoot. I like the challenge of minimal gear to great interesting shots. In this video I'm doing the unexpected: using a cheapo ringflash for a main light and a wide angle lens. What's sexy about that? Hmmm...look at the images.
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Approaching Strangers - Italian Leica Girl
Have you ever wanted to approach someone on the street but you are too scared? Watch this video of how I would normally approach someone. It's a lot easier than you think to ask someone to be your model, but if done incorrectly it will most definitely be disastrous. For years I have been sharing my unique techniques on how to approach complete strangers/models for a photo session in my Lightenupandshoot workshop.
Watch how simple and fun it can be. While prepping for a shoot in Chinatown, New York, I saw a girl with a Leica film camera. I was drawn not only to her camera but her sense of style. I was curious about her, so within minutes I had her posing. Enjoy.
Backpacker Studio 2013 Workshop Tour / Tag Along
New Workshop Dates:
Tampa * Miami * Atlanta * Dallas * LA * San Fransico * London * Amsterdam * Medellin * NYC
My events are unique in that I call each person attending personally to find out their goals and expectations. I then custom tailor an individual plan for each person prior to the event. I share my the tricks of the trade that most pros won't share when it comes to cinematic lighting, working with subjects and post production. This is an intimate, creative, fun, outside the box thinking workshop with a lot of ONE on ONE time.
If you want an opportunity to meet great people with common interest spent shooting while enhancing your photography goals, then this is an event for you. I also allow each attendee to bring their spouse at no extra charge. On top of all that, the workshop is 100% guaranteed (if you aren't happy by the end of the first day, no questions asked refund). Click for more details...
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Pawn Stars Shoot and BTS of Lightenupandshoot Miami Workshop
Photography can take you down so many unpredictable paths; I had an awesome weekend in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami! While hanging in Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale I ran into the Pawn Star dudes and like the ham that I am, I had my photo taken with them. Drew Blood had his new Nikon D600 armed with a grip and 85mm 1.8. The following two days I gave my mentoring/workshop in Miami. The mentoring starts with a telephone conversation with me prior to the event. I discuss with each attendee their specific goals and go over expectations. The Lightenupandshoot Events aren't your standard workshop; there is a lot of one on one time and a lot of shooting over two days.
What does the workshop look like?
We meet the first day in a comfortable studio and nail down the technical aspects of lighting. If you have never picked up a light or you're a lighting expert you will learn my creative approach to light which will open up new doors in creativity. Then we cover how to approach models/subjects. My unique way of constantly moving and communicating with models to get "the shot." After lunch we go to an awesome location and shoot models/subjects that we meet during the workshop. In a typical day each attendee will approach and shoot about 20 people. Each time I will be there coaching you through various lighting techniques and exploring different creative ideas all while you direct the subject/assistant. It's fun and an intense experience.
Shoot me a line if you'd like to talk or sign up for one of the events near you: http://lightenupandshoot.com/photoshootogethers (limited space available at each event). Also, I have set up a Lightenupandshoot Event Group on Facebook. Here you can ask questions about hotel/airfare deals, which gear to bring and talk with other attendees (CLICK HERE)
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