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    MICHAEL MOWBRAY: PHOTOGRAPHER, TEACHIFIER, PHOTO EVANGELIST -- Since launching Beautiful Portraits by Michael in 2001, Michael Mowbray, M. Photog, has three times been named a medalist in the International PPA Photographer of the Year competition, and has garnered multiple “Best of Show”, Judge’s Choice, Elite Collection, Kodak Gallery, and Fuji Masterpiece awards for his wedding and portrait photography. You can see more of his photography at www.beautifulportraits.com. Michael teaches portrait photography at Madison College, and his best-selling flash photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studo are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and wherever fine books are sold.

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Shoot to Thrill Speedlight Workshop Announced


Mark off August 3 – 4 for my first workshop in two years!  Here is your chance to finally learn how to make your speedlights sing and dance.  And more importantly, how to create thrilling portraits for your clients.  I pack a lot of information into two days, so bring your thinking caps along with your gear. Here are the deets:

Day 1: Spend the morning going through functions, capability, hidden features…getting to know your speedlight inside and out. Afternoon: A little bit of studio shooting, then moving outside for working with speedlights in all types of outdoor lighting. Evening: Speedlights after dark. Working with flash in subdued and low light.
Day 2: Quick recap in the morning followed by working on location and addressing specific needs and requests the rest of the day.

Models will be provided.  You will also get a chance to try out my huge assortment of speedlights and accessories, though I recommend that you bring your own gear as well so you learn how to best use what you have.

Early birds get the special price of $349, but you need to register and pay by June 30.  After that, the price is $399.  To register, simply email me at michael@beautifulportraits.com, message me on Facebook, or call 608-279-4424.  I will send you a PayPal invoice that you can pay using your account or any credit card.

Space is limited to the first 10 people.  I’ve already had 5 register prior to “officially” announcing the workshop, so don’t wait because you may not get a seat.

Dianna Rucker - June 11, 2015 - 9:53 am

looking forward to learning at the Shoot to Thrill class in August !!!! thanks

Check out my podcast interview!

64123I recent sat down (via Skype!) with Rob Krueger and gave an interview for his great new photography podcast Take and Talk Pics.

Check out the interview…I said some reasonably smart things: http://takeandtalkpics.com/michael-mowbray/

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and Sticher.