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.
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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Approach and Work with Models Tag Along in LA - Nov. 9-10
Learn how I approach and find models in this two day Tag Along in Los Angeles, CA November 9-10
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The Light Weekly Workout - w/Mikey
The Lightenupandshoot Light Workout
(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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Handheld HDR in Amsterdam - Lightenupandshoot Style
Hand held HDR (3 frames) of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Photograph and detailed description by Dennis Van Agthoven...click read more for the full Dutch Skinny.
LA Tag Along limited to 4 photographers: models, models, models
This will fill up fast!!!!! Details on shooting with me during this unique opportunity or being an assistant click below:
Lightenupandshoot Tag Along in Los Angeles November 9-10
*How to approach models, communicate, direct and control
*Shoot with me side by side - shooting with your mentor is the BEST way to learn
*Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Malibu locations
*Professional models the first day; second day you will shoot the models you found using my approach
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...
Above: Sylvia, model from Tampa Bay, who agreed to be my first subject for experimentation of light.