Cyber Monday is here! Save 60% on Workshops and Courses!

We have massive savings in our storefront and we don’t want you to miss this opportunity to get one of our available tools for 60% off that can change your business forever that is 100% guaranteed! Visit the storefront now! The Hottest Selling Items: Buy The Store If you want to have a thriving business that gives you a great income and every tool you need to shoot incredible images, then you need this bundle. It will give you everything you need to know to take your shooting & business to the next level. Includes: The Complete Wedding Course ($500 value) The 6-Figure Business Course ($500 value) IN-CAMERA: Light ($249 value) IN-CAMERA: Natural Light ($249 value) Lighting Fast Post-Production ($249 value) Reception Lighting Made Easy ($249 value) Harvest Business Workshop Studio Lighting Made Easy ($249 value)  Save 70% off the regular price of $2,495 and get all of this for just $849! BONUS! Includes a 90 day FREE trial of ShootFlow, The Proven Workflow Solution! ($87 value) Grab the bundle now! The Complete Wedding Course (NEW!) The Complete Wedding Course is almost here (early spring 2017)! Follow us along on an entire REAL wedding shot LIVE in Nashville, TN! Walk with us in incredible HD footage as we guide you through our entire approach to photographing amazing images no matter what type of wedding day you are dealt. BONUS! Includes a 90 day FREE trial of ShootFlow, The Proven Workflow Solution! This Complete Wedding Course will cover: All aspects of the wedding day (getting ready, portraits, ceremony, reception, lighting, locations, posing, cameras and lenses and more) Interaction with their clients to get the best images possible Controlling the wedding day schedule to... Read More

Early Bird Savings of $200 expires TODAY at Noon CST!

There are only a few remaining seats left to our Nashville Spring workshops! Do not wait to snag your spot to revolutionize your shooting and business! Below are the remaining seats! 1st Weekend V.I.P, Sat-Tuesday: SOLD OUT Sunday, May 3rd | IN-CAMERA: Shooting: SOLD OUT Monday, May 4th | IN-CAMERA: Light: SOLD OUT Tuesday, May 5th | Business & Marketing: Limited Seats Remaining Register NOW for the 1st weekend. (Payment plans available!) 2nd Weekend V.I.P, Sat-Tuesday: SOLD OUT Sunday, May 17th | IN-CAMERA: Shooting: 3 seats remaining Monday, May 18th | IN-CAMERA: Light: SOLD OUT Tuesday, May 19th | Business & Marketing: Seats Remaining Register NOW for the 2nd weekend.  (Payment plans available!) For more specific information on each class, visit this blog... Read More

Registration is LIVE… once again!

Last Thursday, all of the IN-CAMERA shooting workshops sold out within 80 minutes and only a few seats remain for IN-CAMERA: Business & Marketing (grab one of the last seats for Biz & Marketing here on Tuesday, May 5th!!). For those of you who missed out and desperately wanted a seat, we have another opportunity for you! Due to so many of you asking, a second weekend of workshops is available! We already released the new workshop dates FIRST on Friday to those who expressed interest by replying to our last email, and what you see below are the few seats that remain. DO NOT HESITATE if you are still on the fence about attending! V.I.P (all three days plus dinner with us): SOLD OUT IN-CAMERA: Shooting | Sunday, May 17th (3 seats left!) IN-CAMERA: Light | Monday, May 18th: SOLD OUT IN-CAMERA: Business & Marketing | Tuesday, May 19th (seats remaining)                     Visit THIS POST, for more specific info on classes!... Read More

Second weekend of IN-CAMERA workshops will be opening!

Thursday was totally crazy, you guys. All of the IN-CAMERA shooting workshops sold out within 80 minutes and only a few seats remain for IN-CAMERA: Business & Marketing (grab one of the last seats for Tuesday, May 5th here! The Early bird rate expires Tuesday, Feb 3rd at NOON CT). Due to so many of you asking, we have decided to open a second round of workshops – dates below: VIP – SOLD OUT IN-CAMERA: Shooting | Sunday, May 17th IN-CAMERA: Light | Monday, May 18th – SOLD OUT IN-CAMERA: Business & Marketing | Tuesday, May 19th We released these today at noon first to those who asked us, and at this moment, we only have seats remaining for IN-CAMERA: Shooting & IN-CAMERA: Business & Marketing. The remaining seats will launch Monday at 8am! (Make sure you’re on our newsletter to receive links to register!) Click below to get a glimpse of the experience you could have at our workshop, by watching our brand new trailer!   Below you will find information about the workshops for those of you who are deciding if you want to come to any of the 2nd weekend workshop dates. DO NOT HESITATE OR WAIT!  These seats will not be around for long!   Payment Plans Available! Pay installments as little as $216 per-month for the workshops! Learn with us, in-person at our home! Shoot with us as your guide! Take stunning images and add to your portfolio. Where are these Workshops? The workshops will be held at our new home in Franklin, TN! This will be an amazing chance to spend time with... Read More

The rumors are true…

Rumor #1: It’s true! Our  IN-CAMERA Workshops are coming back for the Spring! Save the date: May 3rd, 4th and 5th! (yes, this is a date change since we first announced)  This is the chance to come to our home in Nashville, TN, and you can choose to spend up to three days with us shooting, lighting, and getting your business on :) These are some of the most fun times we have with photographers – hanging out, eating together, learning, and of course, shooting together!  Rumor #2 We will be offering an awesome early bird special for those of you on our newsletter list because YOU are important to us!   Rumor #3 It’s true, the workshops will sell out fast! Last fall these workshop SOLD OUT in less than 24 hours to our newsletter list, so if you know you want to be there, then be prepared as we will launch registration NEXT WEEK! Get ready. We can’t wait!   PS. Yes, there will be payment plans... Read More

The Business Of Photography | Workshop

When you start a photography business, there is this assumption that running a photography brand is you getting to shoot a ton of cool images and get paid to do it.   Unfortunately, that is not the WHOLE picture of what it really means to have a photography business. Jody and I have had the privilege of working with over 1,100 businesses and one theme has permeated them all. The management of their brand is the hardest part of what they do. This was our Zach and Jody Business workshop where we take all the proven tools and systems that make a photography brand a success, and walk along side each of our 35 students that came that day and help them implement that into their brand. We help them create a vision for their business, figure out how to keep their values and not compromise, and set goals that will work. Students are given the tools, the systems, and encouragement to start to believe that this business CAN be something that they love and that does not dominate their lives. For those that are starting out, this workshop gives them the blue-print for how to start RIGHT and not get stuck later on because they built it right from the start. We don’t think we know everything, so that is why we Skype in experts like Melissa Love who is a branding expert from the UK, and we also brought in Katelyn James who showed us how she creates community with her clients, and Luke and Cat who showed us how they have created a high-end brand in a... Read More

Off-Camera Lighting Made Easy | Nashville Workshop Recap

(iPhone Only image from David Molnar) If there is one area of shooting that can seem to be intimidating, it is off-camera lighting. There are 50,000,000 options with gear, modifiers, power-supplies and the list goes on, then we have to figure out where to put the light, how to balance it with the ambient, and at this point many of us just give up. But all of us know that sometimes we just need off-camera lights to get the shot and sometimes we want them to create a certain cool look. This workshop solves all of those problems by showing you a simple system for shooting off-camera lit images that makes it so easy to do that you will never have to be afraid of off-camera lighting again! We started off the day learning the system and looking at the tools and scenarios we need to be able to overcome to get the shots we want. We had a sold-out crowd of 18 students for the day and had an awesome time eating together, learning together, and getting to know each other at our home in Franklin, TN. We then headed off to our shooting location and I intentionally found a spot with a cool looking background, but that didn’t have the best natural lighting. When you bring great lighting with you, you can shoot in places that normally you would never dream of! I first walked through the systematic steps we take to get perfect results with the very first image and zero guess-work. I pulled back after going through our system and then took 5 images. Here are two... Read More

Where to find stunning natural light | 2014 Nashville Photography Workshops

When a photographer decides that they are tired of having to over-edit their images to get the “look” they want and are REALLY tired of how much time they spend in editing, that is when they are open to finding a new way to do things. Do you ever feel that way? Maybe you love editing the few shots that are your favorites, but then when you look at the daunting task of editing your entire shoot, you feel a bit overwhelmed. All the while your kids are asking you to play with them (or, you wait until they go to bed and then get to work), and then you start wondering if this is really worth the effort. What you really want is the below. Images you are proud of, that are finished and ready to send off to your client, and you want it to be easier! Well, it can happen and the real key is finding the natural light and using it really well. When we do that, the images almost edit themselves and your business starts to get a lot more fun! Here is a re-cap of some of the images I shot while teaching our Natural Light Workshop last weekend! We started off the day teaching how to find that amazing natural light and where to look for it, and then had an amazing lunch right at our home with our 20 students. We had a great time getting to know each other, hearing about people’s struggles and joys in their businesses, and made some great new friends. All of our students that attended... Read More

Registration is LIVE! | Grab your seats before they’re gone!

This is a pinned post! Scroll down to see our most recent posts :) IN-CAMERA Workshops released to newsletter subscribers 24 hours ago,  most are sold out but there are a few seats remaining!       What are the IN-CAMERA Workshops? Our IN-CAMERA Workshops are a personalized, hands-on workshop that teaches you a specific area of either photography or business so you can learn ALL the tools, tricks and tips in one day to catapult you forward to shooting the way you want faster, and running your business better. We have personally taught over 1,000 students at these workshops and they are back! Where are these Workshops? The workshops will be held at our new home in Franklin, TN! This will be an amazing chance to spend time with us in our own home and sit at our dining room table, hang out in our living room and spend time with us on the back porch around the fire! In the past, photographers have traveled from all over the world to attend these IN-CAMERA workshops including Puerto Rico, England, Florida, California, Texas, MN, MI, IL and more! This will be the event that will change your career and coming to Nashville will be an amazing experience! Early Bird Access Class sizes are limited, and it has been two years since IN-CAMERA workshops have been available, so we anticipate a fast sell-out. Get first access when registration goes LIVE next Monday the 15th by making sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter (when you sign up you also get a free copy of our off-camera light eBook!).      ... Read More

Fall 2014 IN-CAMERA Workshop Details are here!

  (This is a pinned post, scroll down for our most recent blogs!) You have been waiting for the 2014 IN-CAMERA Workshops, and we are excited to release the details! View the trailer below to get a glimpse into what all the hype is about.   What are the IN-CAMERA Workshops? Our IN-CAMERA Workshops are a personalized, hands-on workshop that teaches you a specific area of either photography or business so you can learn ALL the tools, tricks and tips in one day to catapult you forward to shooting the way you want faster, and running your business better. We have personally taught over 1,000 students at these workshops and they are back! Where are these Workshops? The workshops will be held at our new home in Franklin, TN! This will be an amazing chance to spend time with us in our own home and sit at our dining room table, hang out in our living room and spend time with us on the back porch around the fire! In the past, photographers have traveled from all over the world to attend these IN-CAMERA workshops including Puerto Rico, England, Florida, California, Texas, MN, MI, IL and more! This will be the event that will change your career and coming to Nashville will be an amazing experience! Early Bird Access Class sizes are limited, and it has been two years since IN-CAMERA workshops have been available, so we anticipate a fast sell-out.  Get first access when registration goes LIVE next Monday the 15th by making sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter (when you sign up you also get a free... Read More

IN-THE-RAW Video Teaching Series

We have just released the brand new In the Raw Video Series!       Why In the Raw?   – How to shoot more creative portraits – Using Multiple Lights indoors – Ground Glass photography for in-camera effects – Full Post-Production workflow for the entire shoot including Photoshop enhancement of images ….. Much much more! GUESSING IS FRUSTRATING How did they do that?? How many times have you seen an image from a photographer wondering how in the world they were able to capture that? What gear did they use? How did they shoot it? What were their camera settings? What post processing was done to the image? It’s so frustrating having to guess at all those unknowns.   WE ALL START SOMEWHERE When I (Zach) was trying to learn more about creative lighting and portraiture I was devouring any resource that I could – from books to blogs – you name it (and no, at that time big, online teaching resources were non-existent). I found it so hard to get detailed instructions on how to shoot creative lighting images, and was frustrated not knowing all the nitty-gritty details of how to specifically do it.   I DID THE HARD WORK After reading and watching whatever content was available, I went out, I spent hours practicing, and had a LOT of trial and error refining these techniques on my own. I finally was able to get my creative portraiture to a skill and level that I was proud of, and I knew exactly what I was doing. I could now take the knowledge I knew and add it... Read More

A new Video series | In the Raw

We are excited to introduce to you a brand new video teaching series entitled In the Raw! The Pain This series was birthed out of my (Zach) frustrations when I first began photography and was trying to learn more about creative lighting and portraiture. When reading other tutorials I felt like the specific how-tos and technical key information were missing, which prevented me from learning what I needed to know. Not to mention the fact that I (and most other creatives) are visual learners. After devouring whatever content was available, I went out, practiced, and had a LOT of trial and error refining these techniques on my own (thank-you, Jody for being my subject ten times over :) Above is one of my first creative portraiture shots. Yes, we all start somewhere.   The Answer Understanding this exact pain is how In the Raw came about. After spending the last 8 years shooting, learning, studying and teaching photography, we decided to create and release a video instructional series that brings you, the photographer on real, creative portrait shoots with me, Zach, and walks you through every step of the process.  Features:  Almost 2 hours of teaching content 5 full set-ups on the Andy Davis creative portrait shoot Live shooting & detailed explanations of all set-ups Lightroom & Photoshop editing of final images 20 Lightroom pre-set downloads included ($29 value!) Full gear list of equipment used on the shoot with direct links Much much more!  Click below to see what other photographers are already saying about... Read More

Want a 2.5 hour wedding image workflow?

You have been waiting for this, and we talked about it on our webinar (replay is available until Friday night!), and we just launched a BRAND NEW product that solves the problem of your time being consumed with editing. The IN-CAMERA: Post production video workshop will: Share the systematic editing process and steps that Zach uses in his 2.5 hour wedding workflow Reduce your editing time Help you reclaim your life Allow PORTRAIT photographers to BLAZE through their shoots   The IN-CAMERA: Post video workshop includes: Gear we use for increased efficiency Our systematic editing process File organization so you never lose an image or wonder what to do next File backup for protecting images Creating custom black and whites Retouching for proofs and print Efficient Exporting and sharpening of all images Creating panoramas tutorial AND our exclusive 30-minute 80 page album design tutorial   Purchase by Friday October 4th ….and you will receive all 3.5 hours of content, the two bonus chapters PLUS $235 of six exclusive bonuses including access to our private IN-CAMERA Facebook group!   BONUS #1: Our Workflow Workbook Your guide through IN-CAMERA: Post with chapter summaries, tips and action items. (a $49.95 value)     BONUS #2: Workflow Checklist Get Zach’s very own worksheet that he uses to make sure all of his post-production tasks are completed so you ALWAYS know what is next. (a $19.95 value)     BONUS #3: Workflow Poster Print off this poster that highlights the tips and keys to having a fast and efficient workflow to free up your life! (a $14.95 value)    BONUS #4: Workflow Folder System Receive Zach’s... Read More

Difference between creativeLIVE and IN-CAMERA: Light

So, we have been asked this question a few times about the new IN-CAMERA: Light Workshop: Dear Zach and Jody, I have purchased and watched your creative live courses “Wedding Photo. Weekend” and “post Wedding Workflow”. I have used these lighting techniques with great success, thank you. My question is would it still benefit me to get this  or will it be more of a review from the creative live course? Thank you, Garret K. The answer is yes, it will be a huge benefit and differs greatly than what we did on creativeLIVE! We would not have put out the same content twice and we want to get the info in your hands that you are looking for! Here is what some people that have already bought the new workshop AND have seen our creativeLIVE and even been to our IN-CAMERA: Light workshop when we were teaching it in-person. (If you’re still unsure, don’t forget that there is a money back guarantee!)     The bonuses (value $220) are going away TODAY at Midnight so grab your copy before it is too... Read More

IN-CAMERA: Light Video Workshop is NOW Available!

You’ve asked… You’ve waited.. And now it’s here!    The IN-CAMERA: Light video workshop will: Equip you to shoot in any difficult lighting situation Remove the guesswork from off-camera lighting Enable  you to shoot killer, professional-quality images Boost confidence in any lighting situation Give a fast & efficient step-by-step process to follow Reduced editing time on imagery The IN-CAMERA: Light video workshop includes: Four hours of content 25 live shooting demonstrations in difficult and varying lighting situations 6 bonus chapters Classroom explanation and instruction time Gear must-haves  Much, much more! If you purchase within the next 48 hours  you’re going to receive all four hours of video content PLUS instant access to three exclusive bonuses worth $220. BONUS #1: PDF Light Companion Guide Our entire lighting system & portrait lighting image examples ($69.99 value) BONUS #2: IN-CAMERA: Light Image Gallery  Access to all live video workshop images for  further review. (a $49.95 value) BONUS #3: Live Q&A Call Private access to an exclusive 90-minute call with us. Ask us anything you want! (a $99.95 value) Get it now and immediately begin applying the knowledge! This one day workshop used to cost attendees $750 to attend live, but we are now making it available to you at a fraction of that price! 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee Over 1,000 photographers have gone through our IN-CAMERA Light workshop, and nobody has asked for a refund.  However, we still want to offer you a 30-day money back guarantee.  If you watch this DVD, use the system we teach, and don’t see the results we promise, we’ll give you back your money.   Testimonials! ... Read More

Sneak Peak Into Our New Video Workshop | IN-CAMERA: Light

It is coming! Many of you have asked for this, and now it’s time to give you a look into our next video workshop, IN-CAMERA: Light | The Off-Camera Portrait Lighting System, set to release TWO WEEKS from today!! Mark your calendars!   IN-CAMERA: Light Video Workshop Highlights:                 – The systematic process that takes out the guess work and saves you time (during your shoot and in post!)                 – The best gear to achieve great results                 – 4 hours of content                 – 25 live shoots of difficult and varying lighting situations                 – 6 bonus chapters    Check out some of these before and afters from the video workshop to see the cool looks you can get from utilizing an off-camera light! Before After Before After Having lighting knowledge can 1) save your butt when working in tough lighting situations and 2) it can also be a way of offering your clients two different looks from the same location. We can’t wait to get this knowledge in your hands!... Read More

What Not To Miss at WPPI

We are so excited for WPPI this coming weekend! We wanted to share with you the places we will be, (come say hi!) and other classes not to miss! SUNDAY 3:00pm – (Doors open and band begins at 2:50) – Platform Class | How To Avoid What Most Small Businesses Do – Fail (1.5 hours) MONDAY 2:00pm – Speaking at the Westcott Booth (tradeshow floor) | 3 Keys to On-Location Lighting (30 minutes) TUESDAY 2:00pm – Speaking at the Expo Imaging Booth (tradeshow floor) | How the Expo Disc Gave us Our Life Back (30 minutes, Listen to us share how we use the Expo disc to save us multiple hours in post-production)   Other classes NOT to miss: Dane Sanders | Going to Market: Maximizing Portrait and Wedding Profits (Sunday, 9:00am) Jared Bauman | Pricing & Packages Made Simple (Sunday 12:00pm) Lawrence Chan | Content Marketing & Social Media: The Secrets to More Bookings and Online Engagements (Monday 4pm) Blair Phillips | Absolute Refusal to Blend In: Senior Photography that Rocks (Tuesday 4pm) Jared Platt | Profitable Post-Production Using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 (Tuesday 4pm) Sal Cincotta | Weddings: Making Real Money Doing What You Love – Tips, Tricks, and Business Advice for Everyone (Tuesday 6:30pm) Justin & Mary Marantz | The Bottom Line (Wednesday 8:30am) Sue Bryce | Contemporary Portrait Posing (Wednesday 8:30am)   We can’t wait to see you all! Please don’t be shy and make sure to come and say... Read More

IN-CAMERA Workshops are coming to your living room!

For those of you who have been following our #secretproject on Instagram, it’s time for the secret to be revealed! We are thrilled to announce that our IN-CAMERA workshops are coming out on DVD & as a digital download!! That’s right! No longer do you have to travel to some distant city to come to a workshop, pay $750/day, and hope to soak in all of the content. Now, you can virtually bring us home with you for a drastically reduced cost, and watch the content in your PJs as many times as you want! This content has been years in the making and is unlike anything that is out there!  We introduce to you the first of 3 DVDs…. IN-CAMERA: Shooting | The Natural-Light Photography System – Turning your natural-light shooting into a systematic process that takes out the guesswork!  [iframe: src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/60039909?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=cabb9c” width=”750″ height=”422″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen>] (Production by Rhetorik Creative | Packaging design by Julie Story) RELEASE DATES AND PRICING INFO: DVD 1 IN-CAMERA: Shooting | The Natural-Light Photography System Overview: Turning your natural-light shooting into a systematic process that takes out the guess work with over 3 hours of content & 19 live shooting demos! Release Date: Tuesday, March 5th at 11:00am – mark your calendars! ____________________________________________   DVD 2 IN-CAMERA: Post | The Lightning-Fast Post-Production System Release Date: 2013 ___________________________________________   DVD 3 IN-CAMERA: Light |  The Off-Camera Portrait Lighting System Release Date: 2013  We leave you with personal testimonies from IN-CAMERA attendees! “You guys have seriously changed the way I shoot. I edited and uploaded all images from Saturday’s senior session in less than... Read More

IN-CAMERA: Workshops | Four Years in 2 Minutes

“This is truly one of the best workshops I have ever attended!” “I learned here more than anywhere else” “Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! This will give me so much more time with my husband and kids. Thank-you!!!” For the last four years we have had an amazing privilege: sharing the information we have applied in our own photography that has not only allowed us to 1) take stellar images IN-CAMERA with natural light and with on-location high-powered strobes using a systematic process, but 2) edit our images in a fast and efficient way that has freed up our lives to grow our business and spend time with each other!  And then of course, we taught our Harvest Business workshop as the third day of IN-CAMERA workshops for a few years. The comments at the beginning of this post are a few of the hundreds we have received from attendees…. which makes this blog entry bitter-sweet. This post is the official farewell to our IN-CAMERA workshops that after four years we are officially retiring. Yes, that means we are no longer teaching these workshops in person. You may be thinking… “Wait a second!!! I was hoping to attend your IN-CAMERA Workshops this year!” Well don’t you fret! We have some exciting news that we are sharing one week from today! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Feb 20th at NOON CST to check back here on the blog. In the meantime, watch the last four years flash before your eyes in this short clip less-than-2-minute highlight reel with… 986 attendees 33 cities 3 counties Enjoy! [iframe: src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/59195409?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”900″ height=”601″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen... Read More

Nashville IN-CAMERA Light Recap | October 2012

The final Nashville IN-CAMERA: Light workshop is over and we are glad about how awesome the day was, but sad that it is over! :( We had an amazing time with our attendees and can’t wait to reveal what we are going to do next! Stay tuned! For now, check out the images and some behind the scenes from the day! We started off shooting in the worst lighting conditions there are. Direct sun in the face! We overpowered it with the flash and got the below image. In this before and after you can see the flash shot to the left, and the natural light to the right and what a difference it makes having great, soft lighting. Check our advanced off-camera lighting section of the learn page to see how we created this shot!  Here is the crew! Thanks guys for coming out and rockin some off-camera lighting with us! If your interested in attending one of the last few in-camera workshops that we are ever going to hold and learn how to shoot like this (Kansas City & Orlando are remaining), we still have a FEW seats available! Use the code “YAYimGOING” to get $150 off any seat! Put your code in HERE!... Read More

Nashville IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post Recap | October 2012

We just finished up Nashville’s final IN-CAMERA workshops here at our home and we had an absolute blast with our attendees! Many pics were taken, lots of laughs were had and some great friends were made. We have loved doing this particular series of workshops and always enjoy opening our home to photographers. So now that this series of workshops is coming to an end, you may be asking, “what’s next?” We have a few things up our sleeves that are sure to be way different and really exciting! Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the first day of our workshop Shooting and Post! We started off like we always do doing a Keynote teaching the how’s of what we do, then heading out for 3.5 hours to get the hands-on shooting time that really solidifies what we talked about. We both learn by doing, so we know how critical it is to shoot and sit with someone guiding you through as you encounter problems and work through different scenarios. That is the real benefit of a hands-on workshop that you don’t get by watching a You-Tube video or reading a book shooting. When I (Zach) first started out, I read loads of books and watched tons of videos online about shooting and lighting, but it wasn’t until I met Evan Baines and we shot together, shared and critiqued each others work, that I really started to become a good photographer. Those times of working one on one with Evan were invaluable to my career and that is a big reason why we do small, more personalized workshops... Read More

Orange County Workshops are Complete! | Re-cap | October 2012

Our Orange County Shooting and Post and Light workshops are over and Nashville is about to begin this coming weekend! We had an amazing time with our students there that traveled from all over to come and hang with us! We had students from the OC, Canada, and even Alaska come out to join us!   We started the days off talking through the techniques that we use to get our entire wedding workflow (downloading, culling, editing, building, proofing and ordering the album and uploading everything online) to just around 4 hours total. Then, we headed outside at the worst possible time to shoot to put it all into practice. Check out some of the images from the day below! (Most of the behind the scenes images taken on iPhone 5)   Here we are in this ugly little parking lot, and we are demonstrating how even the most unlikely locations can make for a great image. Just frame what looks great, and leave everything else out, then add some nice light and your in business! One of the attendees had this really cool Corvette, but it was not in the best location with the best light, So we added some of our own, cropped in to where it eliminated distractions, and we got a sweet image! Here is another example of how you can get cool shots in unlikely locations. We are always watching for good light, and textured backgrounds. As you can see in this behind the scenes image of the above shot, we found this nice textured fence which had some nice light bouncing in from... Read More

2012 Fall IN-CAMERA Photography Registration is LIVE!

Registration is LIVE for our 2012 IN-CAMERA Fall Workshop Tour and there are only a few seats left for each city! This is our LAST IN-CAMERA tour as you know them so if this has always been on your bucket list, now is the time to act. There are only 16 seats per workshop day available so get your seat before they sell out. REGISTER HERE! [iframe: src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/35660225?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”600″ height=”338″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen] The Cities We Are Coming To: ORANGE COUNTY, CA 10/7 IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post 10/8 IN-CAMERA: Light NASHVILLE, TN 10/14 IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post 10/15 IN-CAMERA: Light HOUSTON, TX 10/28 IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post 10/29 IN-CAMERA: Light KANSAS CITY, MO 11/4 IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post 11/5 IN-CAMERA: Light ORLANDO, FL 12/2 IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post 12/3 IN-CAMERA: Light     For dates and more info, visit... Read More