B&H Photo - Lightenup Workshop May 30 - June 2
I am gearing up (literally) for a two day presentation at B&H Photo in NYC May 30-31. This will be my fourth time to speak at B&H and I am really excited this time to talk more about being a creative artist. With so many Youtube videos out there, anyone can learn the technical skills in photography. But, how often do you get inspired to find the creative artist inside? Search for that on Youtube and see what comes up...
My unique approach to photography goes beyond the technical. I use certain pieces of gear to create my style and I have a few secrets to make anyone your model. There is a creative artist inside all of us and I help inspire others to bring out that artistry.
After B&H I have a two day Lightenupandshoot Workshop in NYC June 1-2. The cost is $600 and there are a few spots left. You can sign up here or email me you like to reserve your spot. What will be covered? Watch the following video if you want a glimpse of what it might be like. Or click here to sign up and read details.
Michael and Johanna travel to San Pedro
This is one of my favorite videos. Johanna and I went on an adventure to a small town called San Pedro de Los Milagros. In this video we are invited to visit a 150 year old home, we take photos of a traditional Paisa, we have lunch at the local steak house and surprisingly run into a foreigner living in this small town.
Anyone want to meet Johanna??????????? She will be traveling with me to NYC June 1-3. click here to register for the NYC workshop.
WARNING: This will make you cry - and smile
click the read more below for photos:
Saberstrip shoot with Parkour Athlete - Lightenupandshoot
Notes and break down of the technical/creative on the Lightenupandshoot style of shooting (examined in detail CLICK below):
* Creative - there's a lot that goes into creating an awesome image. The Lightenupandshoot style of shooting gave me the chops needed to get the shot almost every time. Understanding how to quickly manipulate light and use the technical in creative ways is the key. Everyday I think of new ideas and ways to implement my vision. You can do it too! The Vbook has all that knowledge of the technical and gear rolled into one big video/book series.
*Technical - I'm not a camera scientist or a pixel peeper. I'm more concerned with how to use the technical creatively. That's how I think. For example: a lot of people tell me they aren't sure where to start when it comes to getting an exposure. I start with aperture. Do I want to a shallow depth of field? Then I build from there. What about ambient? I'm I concerned about motion blur? These are the types of questions that go through my mind. I'm thinking more about the shot than about the techy crap.
* Gear used for the photos in this series: 50mm 1.4, 12-14mm 4.0, 105mm 2.0, Alien Bee B1600, Nikon speedlight, Saberstrip Strip Light, Westcott 28" Softbox, Photoflex 60" Umbrella
Pictures from this shoot and more notes CLICK BELOW:
Super Sized - Lightenupandshoot Style
I completely forgot how much information is in the Vbook!
PHOTOGRAPHY IS FUN! The videos and book in the VBook discuss how to maximize minimal gear, you don´t need thousands of dollars in camera equipment to take amazing shots! But most importantly, the VBook shows you how easy and entertaining photography really is!
Everything you need to know on how to get the shot. From how to read a histogram correctly to walking you through an entire shoot and our thought process! It´s as if you were standing right next to us!
Do you spend too much time messing with your flash settings? The Genius Square was designed to teach you how to nail the correct exposure within 2 or 3 shots! The Genius Square teaches you the relationship between your flash settings visually, so they become second nature! Yes, it really is that Genius!
Do you feel like your photos are missing something! It´s probably composition! We go over the techniques that we use to take some of our best images. We show you what to look for and most importantly - WHAT NOT TO DO!
Approaching people for the first time for a photograph is a daunting task for most! Mikey goes over his techniques that have worked over and over again. He can get almost anyone to model for him. These techniques are extremely important if you are just breaking into photography so you can build a portfolio and it´s amazing how many jobs you can get by simply networking with people on the street!
And we do all of this lightenupandshoot style....no boring technical videos here!
VBOOK, NYC WORKSHOP, AND EUROPEAN TAG ALONG
To Learn How to Shoot the Lightenupandshoot Style, BUY THE VBOOK (100% Guarantee if you don't learn boat loads of techniques in a fun way). It's also a great primer before the tag along/coaching or workshop.
NYC WORKSHOP AND EUROPEAN TAG ALONG