Schedule of Events 2013

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MAY 25-26 LONDON, UK

JUNE 1-2 AMSTERDAM, NL

JUNE 13-18 MEDELLIN, CO

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X100 and D800 Road Trip - Joshua Tree

I recently moved to Southern California, so frequent road trips to the desert have become routine.  I have spent some time location hunting and have done a little bit of shooting, but I imagine I'll be dragging clients to the desert in the near future.  A couple of weeks ago I went to Joshua Tree National Park with friends to do some shooting and hiking.  I used my X100 for black and whites and the D800 for lit shots.  

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Click READ MORE to see pics and read my take on these two totally different cameras...

 

Don't Miss the Wave...

Recently I was asked to shoot a piece for a feature article on Jason Buck, a realestate agent and surfer from Palos Verdes,  California.   Click READ MORE for the full skinny and behind the scenes pics...

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above:  the set-up shot

 

Light Chasing Setup - Desert Shoot

*Mentoring Workshop at the end of April in LA.  Contact info at the bottom of this article (it will be a small group and fill up quick)

 

Students often ask me, "where do you start with lighting?  What's your favorite light modifier?"  Let me start by saying when using off-camera light you always have one constant light source,  what is 'available' or what is often referred to as 'natural light.'   I have trained my eye to search for the available light source first and then build lights around that.  I'm obsessed with searching for unusual light: reflections, dappled, soft, hard, patterns, contaminated, etc.  I'll say it again, available light is the one thing that is constant in every photo (unless you are shooting in a vacuum...lol). 

 

If you want a quick peek into a simple light scenario centered around the most basic available light source click READ MORE.  

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From My Window - East to West Coast

I drove from St. Petersburg, Florida to Indio, California for two weeks.  I stopped and visited with friends in various cities along the way...Santa Rosa Beach, New Orleans, Corpus Christi, Phoenix, and Indio.  I primarily shot from my car while driving (I know...dangerous),

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ThinkTank Camera Bag Family - Traveling Light and Heavy

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My ThinkTank bag collection covers all the stops; I have a bag for light weight Lightenupandshoot Style street portaits, a middle weight bag that will cover 85% of most client shoots and Big ThinkTank Mama which is suitable for my international commercial gigs. 

 

Meet my ThinkTank family:

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Click Read more below to get the skinny on the different ThinkTank bags I use and why...

 

Lightenupandshoot Style Seminar/Mentoring - Dec. 2013

I'm driving across country making a documentary of my journey;  along the way I am giving several Lightenupandshoot Style seminars that are designed to inspire and give a different perspective in the art of photography.   This isn't a workshop/seminar that focuses on gear or technique, rather it's meant to ignite/re-ignite your passion to create art and engage with your subject. 

 

Create a Lightenupandshoot account ( HERE ) if you are interested in attending the seminar at one of the following cities:

Seaside, Florida  Dec. 12

New Orleans, LA  Dec. 15

Baton Rouge, LA  Dec. 16

Corpus Christi, TX  Dec. 19

Phoenix, AZ  Dec. 22

Palm Springs, CA  Dec. 28

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