Friday, June 29, 2018

Dynamic Images SummerCon – Evolution of a Photoshoot

Dynamic Images SummerCon – Evolution of a Photoshoot

A day of learning from the beginning of an idea through the finished capture. Go behind the scenes with accomplished photographers to see how they approach and create compelling images. The process begins long before the shutter button is pressed, and decisions made early can have a major impact on the final image.

We had a lot of praise for our model shoots at the Dynamic Images Photo Conferences. Those photo shoots were designed to give everyone a chance to get some great and interesting shots without having to worry about the planning, lighting, setups, models, and everything else. However, many have asked for more details on the setups and how we created them. This is your chance to learn from the creators and how they came up with unique setups to convey a desired look.

In this full-day workshop, we’ll spend the morning dissecting several photo shoots and show how an idea can successfully be translated into a great photo session. Learn how early planning can help lead to a stress-free shoot which will allow you to concentrate on being more creative. Throughout the day we’ll show a few ways you can obtain a big dollar lighting look on a tight budget by applying some simple lighting concepts. We will be using a combination of moderate cost studio lights, speed lights, and DIY gear to show that you don’t need the most expensive equipment to create an expensive look.

Lunch is offsite, and the cost is included with registration.

In the afternoon, we will break into smaller groups to shoot several models and tweak the sets. You will have the opportunity to photograph at each of the three setups using the knowledge gained in the morning, working with your group to adjust the setup and lighting and the effects it will have on the photograph. Each of the sets will have a significantly different look and we will explain the lighting intentions for each and how it is used to change the mood of the final image. This will also be a great time to ask any questions that you may have. See first-hand how small details can have a big impact on the photograph.

By the end of the day, you’ll know a lot more about how to capture outstanding images of your subject whether it is a friend, a model or your Aunt Mable. And bring your lighting questions.
What to bring: Your camera and your preferred lenses ranging in focal length from about 24 to 200mm. Your camera will need to have a hot shoe in order to use the flash triggers (contact us if yours does not), most DSLR and mirrorless cameras have them. You can bring your own Pocket Wizard if you have one, but we will have a few to use during the day. Bring memory cards with ample space and don’t forget to charge your camera batteries! Tripods will not be used during this event.

Muhlenberg Recreation Center
3025 River Road
Reading PA 19605

Register early, only the first 25 to sign up will receive the $99 price, after that the price goes up to $119 and the event is limited to 50 people. Register online at

Thursday, June 28, 2018

model line up for the 73rd annual NECCC photography weekend photo conference

This is our model line up for the 73rd annual NECCC photography weekend photo conference at U Mass Amherst on July 13, 14 and 15 with 1,000 photographers in attendance. Many big speakers, programs, photograph critters from Wild wonders of Haverhill, Great photo prices from Hunts. Come and join us for a GREAT weekend of photography!     

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Check out the latest issue of the PPANE magazine (free)

Have you seen the new issue of the PPANE magazine (free) wow!

There are images and tips and articles in the magazine. One article is about PPA image competition, a topic that I frequently get asked about

Tony Sweet is coming to PPANE
October 28th
PPANE members attend free 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Ira Block (New York) Sponsored by SONY

NECCC 2018 Photography Conference Presenter Spotlight: Ira Block (New York) Sponsored by SONY

Looking for a cool sports car for the NECCCphoto conference

Looking for a cool sports car for the NECCCphoto conference UMass Amherst July 13th 
Needed Friday evening to be light-painted by presenter Jose  Leiva 
(an edited image will be provided) 

Contact me at photographer67 [at] if you have a car that can be used for some awesome light painting!!! 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

App for the NECCC 2018 Photograph Conference

The 73rd Annual Photography NECCC Conference has an APP !!!

I recently presented a program at Stonybrook Camera Club. They are a very enthusiastic group of people and during dinner, before the program, they had a bunch of suggestions for the NECCC photography conference. Not all of their suggestions could be implemented for the 73rd annual conference, but I did manage to run with one of their ideas -- an app.

You can download this app to have the campus maps, schedule, photo ops, female and character models, social media contest etc. at your disposal. We would suggest doing this at home so you can be sure of wifi access; once downloaded you can use the app without internet.

As everyone has different levels of experience here are some basic instructions
  1. Click on the link
  2. Press your homepage once and click "add to home screen" (see screenshot below)
    1. Note that if you have a lot of apps then this NECCC app will be placed in the next open slot, which could mean that you have to scroll to the right...
  3. You can click on any of the images and make them larger and zoom/scroll
  4. At the bottom of the app, there is an online gallery where you can also save these as JPGs directly to your smartphone, iPAD, etc. 
Screenshot, click that little rectangle with the arrow, then click add to home screen. Note that if you have a lot of apps then this NECCC app will be placed in the next open slot, which could mean that you have to scroll to the right...

 From the gallery at the bottom you can click on the images online (these are larger versions) and you can download them to your iPad, smartphone, etc. by clicking on the down arrow and selecting save image (you can also share them on social media)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Register NOW for the NECCC photo conference (prices go up June 22nd)

Register NOW for the NECCC photo conference (prices go up June 22nd)

2018 Photography Conference

Recharge, Reconnect, Learn, and Be Inspired 
at NECCC 2018 (July 13th 14th 15th 2018) 
Over 65 program sessions to choose from! Most by presenters that have never presented at NECCC
Plus 12 pre-conference workshops and LOTS of hands-on and photo-ops sessions!
July 13, 14, 15, 2018 
Please announce this date at your clubs. 
Please post it on your websites and Facebook pages.  
Pass this on to other photo enthusiasts. Thank you!

Looking for two families for a Lifestyle photo shoot with Amazing Nikon Ambassador Tamara Lackey.

Looking for two families to model for a Lifestyle Teaching photo shoot with Amazing Nikon Ambassador Tamara Lackey.

Come to the NECCC conference (parking provided) Saturday morning July 14th and model for Tamara Lackey. Tamara will be showing a small group of people how to make awesome lifestyle images.

Email me at photographer67 [at] if you are interested and can make the commitment. You will leave with some amazing photos!

Since this is a lifestyle type of shoot it is very easy -- lowkey and not strict posing. Bring two outfits, solid (no patterns, stripes) one jewel tone colors and one whites/cremes.