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A Day in the Life

May 17th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle

DITL

 

Our newest assignment for you is “DITL!”!

A DITL is a “Day in the Life”, whatever that means to you.

Winner receives a six month trial membership to RPG keys, a fantastic hardware/software combo that increases image processing productivity (among other things) by the power of a million.

Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value in any circumstance.

Collages, diptychs, triptychs and more are all welcome, just make each entry a single file. You are more than welcome to comb through your files for a photo that illustrates the term, but we would absolutely love it if you shot something for the assignment; we want to see what you’ve been up to!!

Our assignment series is open to everyone. One entry per calendar day, please! We’re hoping you’ll wanna play along! The most creative entry wins!

We will post all of the entries on our Facebook page, and post a few of our favorites on our blog, complete with a link back to your blog or website.

How to enter :

  • Images should be sized no longer than 720 pixels on the horizontal side, they can be as tall as you’d like! (If you need help figuring that out, ask your favorite Shootstyler.)
  • And by all means, slap that logo on there if you have one!
  • You can enter up to one photo a day for the duration of the assignment.

Email your entry to:

assignment@shootstyle.com

We have an album on our Facebook fan page. When the entries start coming in, we’ll post them there first. Check in with us at Facebook if you are looking for some inspiration.

www.facebook.com/ShootStyle

The deadline is May 30th! Let’s have fun doing this together!! Assignment series: “DITL!”

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New Workshop: Rock Your Reception Lighting III

September 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle

 

Get Your Tickets Here: http://shootstyle-reception-lighting.eventbrite.com

 

One of the big challenges faced by wedding photographers in New England is that our wedding receptions often take place in dark, windowless halls. Worse, these halls are sometimes run by catering managers who feel that turning the lights down to almost nothing gives their hall a romantic ambiance.

Well that may be, but the dim atmosphere also means that Grandpa can’t read the menu and we wedding photographers can’t shoot using available light.
So the question facing us isn’t ‘should we light the reception’ but rather ‘how should we light the reception?’ Well there are a number of approaches as you can see in the examples below.

At this hands-on lighting workshop, ShootStyle will be demonstrating everything we know about lighting a reception. And since no one tackles lighting a reception in exactly the same way, you’re likely to see an approach that suits your style of photography.

We’ll be working with flash on camera, flash off-camera, sync cords, radio triggers, multiple speedlights, light-on-a-stick and even studio lights. We’ll start with the basics and move on to cover topics such as lighting the entire dance floor, balancing your lights with the ambient light, and creating dramatic lighting. And because time is always tight on a wedding day, we’ll also show you how to get different looks from a single lighting set up.

We’ll probably be introducing you to some new equipment was well as new techniques. We all know that buying new gear is fun, but great light starts with getting the most out of what you already own, and we’ll be there to help you do just that! Bring whatever equipment you currently have including a camera, strobe(s), stands, triggers, cords, fast lenses, etc.

There’ll be a lot to cover and we’ll be zipping right along, so to get the most out of this workshop, you’ll need to already have some understanding of basic camera function.

The Rock Your Reception Lighting workshop is happening on Tuesday, October 16th from 6pm to 10pm at the Elks Club in Wakefield, MA. It is limited to the first 20 people who sign up. Tickets cost $275 and are non-refundable (but if you find you can’t make it you can transfer your ticket to a another photographer).

 

Get Your Tickets Here: http://shootstyle-reception-lighting.eventbrite.com

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Flash Me! Assignment Series Winners

September 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Mingle

This past assignment was fantastic! We had entries showing all sorts of variations on the Flash Me theme and the voting was super close. Great job everyone, and a big Thank You for playing!!

This electrifying engagement session photo entry from Jaime E. Connolly Parker of Fotique edged out the other entries to to take first place and our Grand Prize, a seat at our upcoming Rock Your Reception Lighting Workshop.

 

Sharona Jacobs of Sharona Jacobs Photography snagged second place with her steamy theatrical photo that we thought exemplified creative artistic fun.

 

And rounding out the winners was this portrait from Steven Fairfield of Steven Fairfield Photography. Outstanding use of silhouette and reflection, Steven!

 

Thank you all for participating in our assignment series, and we hope to see you all again next time!

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Assignment Series – Flash Me!

September 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle

Our newest assignment for you is “Flash Me!”!

Your assignment is to show us your best images interpreting Flash Me!, whatever that means to you! This might be a photojournalistic exercise or an artistic construction. We leave it up to you to define the phrase and how you will interpret it.

Winner receives their choice of a free seat at ShootStyles October 16th Reception Lighting workshop or one 45 minute phone/Skype portfolio review from their choice of ShootStyler.

Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value in any circumstance.

You are more than welcome to comb through your files for a photo that illustrates the term, but we would absolutely love it if you shot something for the assignment, special!!

Our assignment series is open to everyone. We’re hoping you’ll wanna play along! The most creative entry wins!

We will post all of the entries on our Facebook page, and post a few of our favorites on our blog, complete with a link back to your blog or website.

How to enter :

  • Images should be sized to 590 pixels on the long side. (If you need help figuring that out, ask your favorite Shootstyler.)
  • And by all means, slap that logo on there if you have one!
  • You can enter up to one photo a day for the duration of the assignment.

Email your entry to:

assignment@shootstyle.com

We have an album on our Facebook fan page. When the entries start coming in, we’ll post them there first. Check in with us at Facebook if you are looking for some inspiration.

www.facebook.com/ShootStyle

The deadline is September 15! Let’s have fun doing this together!! Assignment series: “Flash Me!”

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Announcing the Portraits with Panache Workshop in Old Orchard Beach, ME!

April 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle

While wedding days are filled with exciting candid moments that are fun to capture, sometimes the portraits can be more of a challenge. In this workshop, Michelle Turner and Jamison Wexler will take you through their favorite methods for creating great portraits. With a strong emphasis on composition and posing, workshop attendees will benefit from clear classroom instruction with specific examples and techniques that are proven in the real world.
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Facebook Cover Photo Assignment Series!

April 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle, Play

The new Timeline for FB pages is live. Love it? Hate it? We’re on the fence. But what we do know is that we need a Cover Photo!! Who’s up for the challenge? Submit your favorite spring themed photo and have it featured as our Cover Photo for the whole season! Props!!

Where it will be featured – The ShootStyle Facebook page
Dimensions – 850px x 315px at 72 dpi with your copyright info/logo/watermark in the lower right.
Deadline – End of the day on Friday April 6th 2012.
Submissions go to – assignment@shootstyle.com
How often can you submit – Once a day.
Prize – Fame! Fortune! Your name in lights!

 

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Assignment Series: Brrrrrrrr!

February 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle

Our newest assignment for you is “Brrrrrrrr!!”!

Your assignment is to show us your best images interpreting Brrrrrrrr!, whatever that means to you! This might be a photojournalistic exercise or an artistic construction. We leave it up to you to define the phrase and how you will interpret it.

You are more than welcome to comb through your files for a photo that illustrates the term, but we would absolutely love it if you shot something for the assignment, special!!

Our assignment series is open to everyone. We’re hoping you’ll wanna play along! The most creative entry wins!

We will post all of the entries on our Facebook page, and post a few of our favorites on our blog, complete with a link back to your blog or website.

How to enter :

Images should be sized to 590 pixels on the long side. (If you need help figuring that out, ask your favorite Shootstyler.) And by all means, slap that logo on there if you have one! You can enter up to one photo a day for the duration of the assignment. Email your entry to:

assignment@shootstyle.com

We have an album on our Facebook fan page. When the entries start coming in, we’ll post them there first. Check in with us at Facebook if you are looking for some inspiration.

www.facebook.com/ShootStyle

The deadline is February 15! Let’s have fun doing this together!! Assignment series: “Brrrrrrrr!!”

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Happy Holidays from Shootstyle!

December 28th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle


From our stacks of albums, holiday portrait shoots, consults for next year’s weddings, and mountains of print orders to yours, we at ShootStyle would like to wish you the happiest of holidays, and the most successful New Year ever! We look forward to seeing you at all of our exciting sharing events in 2012!

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Street Style Assignment Winners

October 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, Mingle

We’re happy to announce the winners of our latest assignment series, Street Style!

First place goes to Audra Medunitza-Welton. Her image of a person crossing an intersection, through a rainy window was made perfect by the 2 red lights.

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Assignment Series: Street Style

October 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Mingle

Our newest assignment for you is “Street Style!”!

Your assignment is to show us your best images interpreting Street Style, whatever that means to you! This might be a photojournalistic exercise or an artistic construction. We leave it up to you to define the phrase and how you will interpret it.

You are more than welcome to comb through your files for a photo that illustrates the term, but we would absolutely love it if you shot something for the assignment, special!!

We have our amazing sponsor Ultra Color Lab back along hooking us up with a fantastic Grand Prize of a 20×30 photographic print, and a 16×20 print for 2nd and 3rd place.

Our assignment series is open to everyone. We’re hoping you’ll wanna play along! The most creative entry wins!

We will post all of the entries on our Facebook page, and post a few of our favorites on our blog, complete with a link back to your blog or website.

How to enter :

Images should be sized to 590 pixels on the long side. (If you need help figuring that out, ask your favorite Shootstyler.) And by all means, slap that logo on there if you have one! You can enter up to one photo a day for the duration of the assignment. Email your entry to:

assignment@shootstyle.com

We have an album on our Facebook fan page. When the entries start coming in, we’ll post them there first. Check in with us at Facebook if you are looking for some inspiration.

www.facebook.com/ShootStyle

The deadline is October 11th! Let’s have fun doing this together!! Assignment series: “Street Style!”

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