Spreading the word for the Spread the Love Tour

November 24, 2009

<a href=”http://www.justinmarantz.com/”>Justin &amp; Mary Marantz</a> are coming to Charlotte in January for their Spread the Love Workshop and on Black Friday, seats will only be $50!!  After Friday, seats will be $150, so make yourself a reminder to do a little quick shopping online before heading out to shop and wait in hour long lines.

Here’s what they had to say about the workshop:
<em>Spread the Love is not a photography workshop…It’s a LIFE workshop. So you don’t have to be a photographer to attend! Florists, planners, basically anybody who owns their own business can benefit from Spread the Love. In this seminar, we’ll cover everything from marketing, branding, building relationships, business 101, financial health, balancing life &amp; business, creating systems that stick. and so much more. This is the time for a fresh start, and what better way to kick it off than getting inspired to get back to what you love about not only your business, but more importantly…to what you love about your LIFE again? </em>

For each city to remain on the map, at least 50 people will need to sign up for that city, so help them spread the word and invite all your friends to come along!

We’ll be kicking everything off in our own backyard: Beantown, aka Boston on January 5th!

Spread the Love Boston: January 5th
Spread the Love NYC: January 6th
Spread the Love DC: January 7th
Spread the Love Richmond: January 8th

***We’ll be heading to Nashville here to be in town for Imaging/DWF. For any of you guys that are planning on coming to Imaging and can’t make any of the other stops (or just want to come twice!!) we’ve planned the Nashville stop to be the day after the conferences end, just for you!! Well….and all the Nashville people! 🙂

Spread the Love Nashville: January 14th
Spread the Love Charlotte: January 15th
Spread the Love Atlanta: January 18th
Spread the Love Jacksonville: January 19th
Spread the Love Houston: January 22nd
Spread the Love Austin: January 25th
Spread the Love Dallas: January 26th
Spread the Love Phoenix: February 2nd
Spread the Love San Diego: February 4th
Spread the Love LA: February 5th
Spread the Love San Fran: February 8th
Spread the Love Seattle: February 11th
Spread the Love Salt Lake City: February 15th
Spread the Love Denver: February 17th
Spread the Love Kansas City: February 19th
Spread the Love Chicago: February 22nd

***We’ll be taking a break here to get ready for WPPI 2010 where we will be speaking for the very first time! Bleh….I feel like throwing up already!! 🙂 🙂 And then we will wrap up the tour after WPPI with our Maine stop, when hopefully it will be a little warmer up that way!

Spread the Love Maine: March 24th

WPPI Road Trip 2009

June 22, 2009


4 different cities. 17 different speakers. 4 different topics.

4 City Road Trip!

This coming September, WPPI is taking the show on the road for the first-ever WPPI Road Trip.

You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity like this!

  • Atlanta – Monday, September 21, 2009
  • Minneapolis – Wednesday, September 23, 2009
  • Dallas – Monday, September 28, 2009
  • Boston – Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Each city will host 4 distinctive speakers that you’ve come to know and love at previous WPPI Conventions. The 2009 WPPI Road Trip roster includes: Bambi Cantrell, Tony Corbell, Jim DiVitale, Kay Eskridge, Beth Forester, Jim Garner, Doug Gordon, Kevin Kubota, Robert Lino, Lori Nordstrom, Sarah Petty, Ken Sklute, John Solano, Eddie Tapp, Vicki Taufer, Jed Taufer and Kirk Voclain.

4 Hot Topics

Each stop on the tour will cover 4 specific areas, designed specifically to cultivate your technical skills, inspire creativity and enhance the productivity of your professional photography business.

  • Business & Marketing
  • Lighting & Posing
  • Wedding or Portraits
  • Workflow

All for just $149

Each stop along the WPPI Road Trip includes 4 programs, a buffet lunch and a mini trade show with some of your favorite exhibitors, companies and sponsors all for just $149!

Choose 1 city and pay just $149
Or… choose 2 cities and pay just $249
Or… choose 3 cities and pay just $349
And because we know someone will ask, come to all 4 cities for just $399!


For a limited time, WPPI is offering FREE registration to the 2010 WPPI Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to all attendees who register and attend any one of the stops on the first-ever WPPI Road Trip! If you’ve never attended WPPI before, there is no time like the present to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity near you.

Click here to Register

Studio Blue Photography – Lubbock, TX

June 20, 2009

Meet Lissa Anglin of Studio Blue Photography.  Lissa focuses on weddings and portraits and shoots Nikon using her right eye.  She shoots RAW when she does commercial or music work, but JPEG for everything else and is a fan of TRA and Kubota actions.

Twitter – lissaanglin
Describe the moment you decided it was time to pursue this as a career?
I don’t feel that I ever really made a choice- more or less it chose me! I never expected to be in a profession that mixed all of my favorite things…people, art, technology. I just kept getting calls- so I kept shooting, and I’ve never questioned it.

17-50mm, 24mm, ISO 400, 1/500, 2.8

What is one thing you’ve learned so far that has proven most valuable?
Take care of people- they matter.  Ooh, may I have two? Truly successful people fail many, many times.

What makes you different from everyone else?
Just me. No one else can see what my eyes see. I do my best to see the beauty in all the things that are in front of my camera- if I see it, you will see it.

50mm, ISO 100, 1/8000, 1.8

Who is your one favorite up-and-coming photographer?
I don’t know if he is up-and-coming, or if he is already there, but I love Spencer Combs’s work. We used to live in the same small town a long time ago. www.spencer-combs.com

50mm, 1/50, ISO 200, 1.8

One item you can’t live without?
My 50mm is my go-to lens.

Your best bokeh image and why?

026sb50mm, ISO 100, 1/160, 1.8
Baby = Bokeh. Maybe I just love the dimples.

Favorite book?
Yikes. “Ordering Your Private World” just changed the way I think about a lot of things.

Favorite movie?
I have two- and they both have do to with the first meal of the day. “The Breakfast Club” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

17-50mm, 35mm, ISO 400, 1/1000, 2.8

Where do you find inspiration?
In the people I shoot. When I get behind a camera it’s like I get to capture them as they are. I may have plans before a photoshoot, but more often than not, the personality of my subject takes me in the direction I want to go.

What do you think is the most valuable aspect of your business?
I am! Without me, you got nothin’.

17-50mm, 35mm. ISO400, 1/1000, 2.8

Do you use a second shooter?
Yes, for weddings. It’s always nice to have someone capturing all the little things, and also helping you rate the tastiness of the cake. 🙂 (Just FYI, a piece of cake is literally in my contract, so all of my brides and grooms are ok with my having a piece!)

17-50mm, 17mm, ISO 250, 1/250, 4.0

How would you recommend that someone wanting to second shoot with you go about getting the gig?
Make sure your style fits mine, and that you know a little bit about how I do things. Show me some great images. It always helps to be nice, too.

17-50mm, 50mm, ISO 100, 1/400, 2.8

If you could second shoot with anyone, who would it be?
This is a tough one, but it would have to be Michelle Moore. www.michellemooreblog.com

Are you a member of any organizations and have you won any awards?
I’m a member of PPA.

17-50mm, 26mm, ISO 250, 1/160, 2.8

What did you have to do to actually take the leap?  Did you have any hoops to jump through?
I had to work a whole lot! Any hoops I have encountered were ones I created myself.

Do you have suggestions for others trying to make the transition?
Do your research. Get involved in a forum and get an honest review of your work and your business. And, basic business- make more money than you spend.

50mm, ISO 400, 1/6400, 2.2

What is the biggest or most creative thing you do/have done to draw new clients?
No “campaign” or “special” I have ever come up with has made much of a difference. I’ve done my best to treat people well and I think that’s been the best marketing I can do.

17-50mm, 17mm, ISO 100, 1/80, 2.8

Are you for or against advertising (paid or free)?  If for, who have you had the most success with?
I’m not against it, but I do know that people will trust their friends more than any advertisement.

What’s your idea of the perfect photographer networking “date”?
Coffee! I love coffee! Or a creative photoshoot where we get to make lots and lots of bad pictures in hopes for that one “perfect” shot.

17-50mm, 17mm, ISO 200, 1/1250, 2.8

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one light workshop

May 26, 2009


The cost of the workshop is $600 and includes all of your meals, beverages, and print materials

Registration Click Here!

Workshop dates:

Atlanta :: 7/8 :: SOLD OUT
Mixer the evening of 7/7 – Open to the local community free of charge.

Atlanta :: 8/19 :: 
Mixer the evening of 8/18 – Open to the local community free of charge.

Atlanta :: 9/23 :: 
Mixer the evening of 9/22 – Open to the local community free of charge.

L.A. :: 9/29 :: 
Mixer the evening of 9/28 – Open to the local community free of charge.

L.A. :: 9/30 :: 
Mixer the evening of 9/28 – Open to the local community free of charge.

Seattle :: 10/3 :: 
Mixer the evening of 10/2 – Open to the local community free of charge.

Houston :: 10/13 :: 
Mixer the evening of 10/12 – Open to the local community free of charge.

Austin :: 10/15 :: 

Mixer the evening of 10/14 – Open to the local community free of charge.

NYC :: 10/26 :: 
Mixer the evening of 10/25 – Open to the local community free of charge.

NYC :: 10/27 :: 
Mixer the evening of 10/25 – Open to the local community free of charge.

Atlanta :: 11/11 :: 
Mixer the evening of 11/10 – Open to the local community free of charge.


“Off Camera.  Manual Mode.  Old School.  This is how we do it at the OneLight.

This workshop is not a 9 to 5 presentation of pretty pictures telling you what f-stop and shutter speed were used to make them.  You will not be instructed to follow your heart.  We will not “feel” the light.  We most definitely will not talk about the transcendental properties of light and shadow and make metaphors between the physical and metaphysical worlds.  :)”

“This is a nuts and bolts type of workshop that breaks lighting down into something we can understand and know how to use in practical day to day shooting.  We want to make creative and compelling portraits wherever we are at any time of the day or night.  The only prerequisite for this workshop is that all participants MUST have a solid understanding of apertures, shutter speeds, and basic composition knowledge.  The OneLight is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers.”

Martin & Ryan Schembri workshops 2009

May 19, 2009


This intense five-day workshop is designed to incorporate elements that will help improve your photographic skills and studio efficiency. Limiting each workshop to smaller groups, will allow us the opportunity to work one-on-one with each photographer.

Each class will include live shooting sessions, in-depth Photoshop training, studio marketing and album design.

This is your opportunity to photograph alongside two of Australia’s most awarded photographers

…Hurry numbers are limited!


Where and When :

Dallas, TX, USA – 20th – 24th July 2009 – 5 Day Workshop

Chicago, IL , USA – 27th – 31st July 2009 – 5 Day Workshop

 San Francisco, CA, USA – 2nd – 6th August 2009 – 5 Day Workshop

Sydney, NSW , Australia – 31st August – 4th September 2009 – 5 Day Workshop

Windsor, London , UK – 11th – 15th October 2009 – 5 Day Workshop

David Ziser: Digital Wake Up Call

April 28, 2009


Visit: http://www.digitalwakeupcall.com/ for more details!!!

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Fast Track Workshop

April 14, 2009

May 20-21 Houston TX

October 20-21- New York NY

Get clear on who you are as a photographer & witness a world open up that you’ve never dreamed of!

cost? $1200.00

Join in for two days of training that will have more impact on your bottom line and professional satisfaction than any other investment you will make this year – facilitated by Dane Sanders!

> Let Dane help you get clear on your critical competitive advantage.
> Let Dane unlock the mystery of real change in your life and business.
> Let Dane crystalize what you need to do to get your photo house in order.
> Let Dane help you build modular micro-systems to streamline your workflow.
> Let Dane give you personal coaching on how to get the most from your subjects.
> Let Dane catalyze your growth as a photographer.
> Let Dane empower you with a proven game plan for success.

Give yourself the gift of jump starting your career that will save you years of trial and error.

The Workshop is designed around three keys elements that will propel you as a professional photographer.

First, you’ll get everything you need to personally own the Fast Track Philosophy.

Second, you’ll discover the perfect Strategy & Tactics for you to truly lead.


Third, you will be given the Tools and Best Practices necessary to win.

To register:  Click here