Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nancy & Orlando's Wedding

Nancy and Orlando make such a sweet couple, 
and after meeting their families I can totally understand 
where their nice personalities come from.  
Their wedding day was one of those days that work 
doesn't even feel like work at all.  
Both their families made us feel so welcome and "at home", 
that the entire day felt like a breeze.

Their beautiful ceremony took place at Saint Joseph Church
and even the priest was part of the family; 
it really was a heart felt mass.

As you can judge from the following images, the entire bridal party was a blast,
 and they didn't waste the opportunity for some cool photo ops.  

Some of our favorite pics of the night:

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Biutiful Workshop (and yes, our workshop is "Biutiful")

This class is designed for beginner photographers, and for those that might be a bit more experienced, but are still interested in having a day full of information and hands on experience (and full of fun of course).

Requirements:  Own a digital SLR and be able to use it in Manual Mode.  (if you are still uncomfortable using manual settings, don’t hesitate to call us ahead to schedule a meeting prior to the workshop, so we can explain them to you personally on your own camera).

We will begin at 9am with coffee and pastries and we will take some time to chat and get to know everyone.

Throughout the day, we will cover different lighting situations, and we will explain what settings we use for each specific situation and why we decide to do so.  During the morning, we will talk about indoor lighting, indoor combined with external light (i.e. From a window), and from there we will cover the great outdoors. (sunlight, shadows, backlight, etc).  

Around noon time, Tanque Verde Ranch will serve  a delicious buffet style lunch which is already included with your workshop investment.

After lunch, we will go outside and practice what we reviewed earlier.  We will have two beautiful models ready for the shoot and everyone will have  a chance to have  hands on experience with the different lighting situations we covered during the morning.

After the shooting, we will go back to the conference room to cover some key points in composition as well as a series of tools that will allow us to design creative, dynamic and successful images.  We will then go into a little “hiking trip” to a beautiful lake, where we will have two brides ready to pose for us for  some hands on practice.

At night, we will get ready to flash!!!  We will have two models for those who are interested in understanding how to use external flash.  This is your big chance to try it, if you have never dared to shoot with off camera flash.  We will clearly explain the radios that work for us, the speedlights, modifiers, and of course the settings that we choose according to each situation.

For those who are still not ready to go to bed, we will end the night at a little private bar right there at the Ranch, so we can relax with a couple of beers.

At what time will we end?  Until the last person is ready to go home.

So, Are you ready for the challenge??

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Biutiful Workshop (Yes, it is "Biutiful")

Esta clase está diseñada para fotógrafos principiantes o un poquito ya mas adelantaditos pero con muchas ganas de pasar un día lleno de información y practica. (Y diversión también)

Requisitos: Tener una cámara SLR y saber usarla en setting Manual. (si todavía no te sientes muy seguro con los settings manuales, contáctanos para tener una charla previa y explicártelos personalmente en tu propia cámara)

Comenzaremos a las 9am con un café, pan de dulce y buena charla para presentarnos, y conocernos un poquito más.

Durante el día cubriremos diferentes situaciones de luz, y explicaremos cuales settings decidimos usar en cada situación y el porqué de nuestra decisión. Durante la mañana cubriremos luz en interiores, combinada con luz externa (como de una ventana), y de ahí pasaremos a explicar diferentes situaciones en luz de exteriores (sombra, sol, etc.).

Alrededor de medio día, Tanque Verde Ranch nos preparara un delicioso buffet que está incluido con tu inscripción.

Acabando la hora de la comida saldremos a practicar lo aprendido durante la mañana. Tendremos dos modelos para que todos tengamos oportunidad de practicar las diferentes situaciones de luz de las que se hablaron durante la mañana.

Acabando el shooting, volveremos al salón de clases para cubrir puntos claves de composición y obtendremos una serie de herramientas que nos ayudaran a diseñar imágenes creativas, dinámicas y exitosas. Iremos después a un pequeño "hiking trip" para llegar a un laguito cercano donde tendremos a un par de novias listas para hacer unas prácticas mas.

Ya por la noche, tendremos un par de modelos más, para aquellos interesados en aprender a usar flash externo. Esta será la oportunidad de intentarlo, si nunca te has atrevido a quitar el flash de tu cámara. Explicaremos claramente los radios que a nosotros nos funcionan, los flashes, modificadores, y los settings que usamos en nuestras cámaras según la situación.

Para los que no se quieran ir a dormir todavía, terminaremos la noche en un barecito privado ahí mismo en el Tanque Verde Ranch, para relajarnos con un par de cheves.

A qué horas se termina? Hasta que el último se quiera ir...

Entonces, are you ready for the challenge???

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Starr Pass Marriott Resort Wedding

Cynthia and Anthony are one of the sweetest couples we have worked with;
we are so honored to have had the chance to be part of this special day,
and to be the ones to capture these memories for years to come.

Their ceremony took place at Santa Cruz Parish.  
Family and friends gathered to 
witness the promise they made to love each other forever.

After this, the celebration continued at the beautiful 
where the party kept going all night long.

Here are some of our favorites pics:

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