Boxing at the Duce with Profoto

We spent the morning in a boxing club and event venue in downtown Phoenix, Arizona called The Duce for a complex lighting webinar for Profoto (the light shaping company). In this webinar we wanted to create a difficult lighting scenario where we had to build the lighting completely from scratch. Our boxing motif was a perfect opportunity to add a little incongruous wardrobe change, and that was a fantastically non-traditional wedding dress (provided by Simply Bridal. Although this was a stylized photoshoot, I think it proves an interesting point… that couples could do a better job at thinking outside the box when it comes to their wedding and engagement portraits. If you are a couple that is hiring a photographer or a photographer who has been hired by a couple to shoot an engagement session or a wedding portrait session, work together and encourage each other to get a little more inventive on the photo session.

Here are the favorites final images from our stylized portrait session.

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You can see the entire photoshoot and a discussion about it in an hour long webinar here. Watch he brief trailer for the webinar below.

 

 

Coming up on Wednesday, August 27 at 10 am Pacific time is the latest Profoto lighting webinar with myself and the Profoto B1 off camera lights.  Register online at www.profoto.com/live and tune in as we build a complex lighting scenario from scratch.

Music on this teaser is courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.

Free Webinar with Profoto: One Light Portraits

On May 21, join me at Profoto.com/live on location for a real senior portrait shoot.

Those of you who do not live in the US might wonder what a senior portrait is. It is simply a portrait taken of a student during his or hers senior year of high school.  In this case, I am taking you on a real senior portrait shoot, which we have filmed just for you to see our lighting techniques.

We bring a single flash to the shoot and utilize simple yet effective lighting techniques that make lighting a portrait simple and beautiful.  This webinar is not just for senior portrait photographers.  Any photographer wanting to create beautiful portraits fast on location will have plenty to learn.

The webinar will take place on May 21 at 7PM CET (May 21 at 10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris // May 22 at 1AM Beijing, 2AM Tokyo, 3AM Sydney).

Go to www.profoto.com/live to sign up or watch live.

Heading Down to the TV Station

I will be interviewed today (Wednesday the 2nd of Dec) on the Pat McMahon show.  We’ll be talking about becoming a better photographer.  The interview is live at 9 AM today on AZ TV 13 MST.

Lecturing at Pictage Partner Conference in New Orleans

Great news!  I will be lecturing at the Pictage Partner Conference in New Orleans this November.  The topic of my lecture is one of my favorite to give: The Photographer’s Eye.  I have given this lecture two times this year, one in Hong Kong and the other in Phoenix.  It is also the basis for an entire semester course I teach to college students.  It is an entertaining and inspiring lecture on the unique attributes of the photographer’s art form.  If you are coming to partner conference in New Orleans, come join me and get inspired.

There will be a lot of great speakers at the conference, including my friends: Dane SandersMelissa JillJay GoldmanJared Bauman, & Jeff & Erin Youngren.

Lecturing at Pictage Partner Conference in New Orleans

Join me at Pictage Partner Conference in New Orleans, November, 2009.