Gear Review - New Product to be Released Dec 5th
I sometimes get asked to test products for various companies in the photography industry. If you know anything about my style, I don't praise or sugar coat anything unless I use it. I will say this: This product rocks. It will be an essential piece of gear in my arsenal. December 5th is the official release date. Giveaway details to come and I'm making a video. Photoshoot is this weekend!!!
Did I mention there will be a giveaway???? The company making this product has sent me a few extras to giveaway!!!! So, tweet it, stomp real loud and spread the word. #lightenupandshoot #slinkygenius #mikeysgear come to mind. My twitter is lightenupshoot and facebook is lightenupandshoot.
Photography Adventure Tag Along with Mikey Behind the Scenes
What can you expect? Fun, minimalist approach to photography equipment that doesn't break the bank, my approach to finding/working with models and learn on the technical made easy (I'm no camera scientist). In fact, if you are a pixel peeper...hit the back button now!
Gordon Flash Strap Update - Lightenupandshoot
**More Even Light when used with a softbox or umbrella
**Protects your speed light and radio trigger
Two months ago I released a limited run of the Gordon Flash Strap. First, I want to say thank you to all of the people around the world that have purchased the product. This is the first time I have designed, manufactured and produced a product for photography. READ MORE about the product: it's advantages and what others are saying...
Alien Bees B1600 - Mikey is letting his go
The Alien Bees B1600 has been my primary workhorse for about two years. I first started using speedlights and then realized the importance of power. You need power so there aren't limitations when shooting in bright conditions. This B1600 has traveled around the world and has helped me take some amazing photos. I was talking with the Tag Along group when I was in LA a few weeks ago and mentioned I was going to sell the B1600. Someone mentioned I should throw it up on the site and give someone a chance to buy a piece of Lightenupandshoot history. Well, here it is!
Shooting with Others (Part 1) - LUAS Style
I love shooting with other photographers; the past couple of years I have shot with countless pro and non-pro photographers around the world. Primarily I shoot with other photographers looking to improve their skills and I'm happy to be a mentor and source of inspiration. I too have several mentors that have helped me from many aspects of the business; it's an important part of the progression as a photographer and just important to be a mentor one day to other photographers that are beginning their own journey as a photographer. Yesterday I shot with a peer and friend, Jeff Medlin:
Jeff Medlin (image left) Michael Thompson (image right)
Shooting with alongside a peer that has their "chops" and the ability to produce their vision is a different experience. I highly recommend finding other photographers that are on your same playing field so to speak, so you can get out and enjoy a day of good ole fashion shooting. That's exactly what I did yesterday with Jeff Medlin from Dallas, Texas. READ MORE