Schedule of Events 2013

Tag Along Workshops:


INTERNATIONAL

MAY 25-26 LONDON, UK

JUNE 1-2 AMSTERDAM, NL

JUNE 13-18 MEDELLIN, CO

-2 day Tag Along

-LIMITED 8 PEOPLE

-manipulating light

-how to pose models

-critique

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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...

 

CLICK READ MORE FOR DETAILS and NEVER BEFORE SEEN VIDEOS

***VIDEOS BELOW EVENT DETAILS - the videos show my style, previous workshops and adventures***

Tampa  http://lightenuptampa.eventbrite.com/#

March 16-17

 

Miami  http://lightenupmiami.eventbrite.com/#

March 23-24

 

Atlanta  http://lightenupatlanta.eventbrite.com/#

March 30-31

 

Dallas  http://lightenupdallas.eventbrite.com/#

April 6-7

 

New York, NY  http://lightenupnyc.eventbrite.com/#

April 12-13

 

Los Angeles  http://lightenupla.eventbrite.com/#

May 4-5

 

San Francisco  http://lightenuplosangeles.eventbrite.com/#

May 11-12

 

London   http://lightenuplondon.eventbrite.com/#

May 25-26

 

Amsterdam  http://lightenupamsterdam.eventbrite.com/#

June 1-2

 

Medellin  http://lightenupmedellin.eventbrite.com/#

June 13-18

 

 

 

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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.

 

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