Portrait Photography - Lightenupandshoot Style
The lightenupandshoot style of photography started with a need to document my adventures in photography. The camera to takes me on journies to far away places and unpredictable situations. I photograph because I have to; I push myself to capture how I want to remember the people I encounter. Light is my initial inspiration followed by an energy created with my subject.
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Trigger Happy? - Which Wireless Triggers Should You Buy?
I get asked all the time, "which trigger should I buy?"
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New Lightenupandshoot Tshirt!!!
The new Lightenupandshoot High Quality Tshirts are here!!!!!
Breaking the Rules, Have Fun! - Lightenupandshoot Style
I'm in the middle of a world tour (tour dates here). Shooting commercial gigs, presenting and having Lightenupandshoot Tag Along/Workshops (NYC, Dallas, LA, London, Amsterdam and Medellin). I still have time to shoot for myself and shoot with photographer friends.
This video is shows me breaking the rules so I can have more fun on the shoot. I like the challenge of minimal gear to great interesting shots. In this video I'm doing the unexpected: using a cheapo ringflash for a main light and a wide angle lens. What's sexy about that? Hmmm...look at the images.
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Approaching Strangers - Italian Leica Girl
Have you ever wanted to approach someone on the street but you are too scared? Watch this video of how I would normally approach someone. It's a lot easier than you think to ask someone to be your model, but if done incorrectly it will most definitely be disastrous. For years I have been sharing my unique techniques on how to approach complete strangers/models for a photo session in my Lightenupandshoot workshop.
Watch how simple and fun it can be. While prepping for a shoot in Chinatown, New York, I saw a girl with a Leica film camera. I was drawn not only to her camera but her sense of style. I was curious about her, so within minutes I had her posing. Enjoy.
Behind the Scenes NYC (part 1) - The Poser
I've been on the road the past couple of months with my Backpacker Studio Workshop Tour, and while in NYC I had an opportunity to shoot with my friend, Eddie Mozer. Eddie and I headed to Chinatown with a model and a jazz musician. READ MORE for the complete skinny on lighting, posing, directing, gear and more!!!
New York City Jazz Musician - PJ Roberts
Photographer - Mikey
Gear: Nikon D700, 70-200mm 2.8 VRii, Buff Octabox, Orbis Ring Flash