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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Michael Thompson Artist Statement
Like a thrill seeker intentionally engaging in risky behavior, I must shoot to keep my sanity. My inspiration starts with someone I regard as culturally fascinating, perhaps quirky or has something within in them that speaks to me. Once that dream of shooting someone interesting becomes reality, I begin to think how I want to authentically represent that individual.
For me an image begins with the manipulation of light to create the feeling I want to evoke in the viewer. I use variety of light shapers that can fit into what I like to call my Backpacker Studio. I am a light chaser and my artistry lies in combining ambient and artificial light.
My unique approach to every photography session is one of spontaneity and a minimalist approach to gear. Developing a relationship with my subject is more important than dwelling on the end result; I prefer to work quickly through my vision and often use what most seasoned photographers would call a mistake to my advantage.
Never working on my weaknesses, I take the philosophy of focusing on my strengths and then I exaggerate it. For me photography opens new doors to endless possibilities and experiences. If you think about your dreams long enough, eventually, they to turn into reality.