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    MICHAEL MOWBRAY: PHOTOGRAPHER, TEACHIFIER, PHOTO EVANGELIST -- Michael is a noted speedlight expert and the best-selling author of flash photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studo. These are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and wherever fine books are sold.
    You can see more of his photography at www.beautifulportraits.com.

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Walkabout Weddings Seminar: April 12…book now!

Indianhead Photographers Assoc. presents Michael Mowbray – Hosted by Tiffany Schmitt

Date: April 12

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 1239 Schofield Avenue, Schofield, Wis.

To confirm your spot call or e-mail Tiffany at 715-241-0258 or tschmitt@dwave.net

Cost is $25.00 per person, $15 for each additional person from same studio or spouse. Cost covers speaker and lunch…pizza buffet.

If you are stuck in a rut with your wedding photography or bored by doing the same things over and over, then it is time to clear your creative cobwebs and find a new direction in your photography by doing a wedding walkabout. The term “walkabout” is derived from the spiritual journey undertaken by Australian aborigines to “find themselves”. I’ve applied the term both figuratively and literally to my wedding program. If you are stuck in a rut, sometimes you need to step back, clear your mind and open yourself to new ideas and new directions. Take a little professional and personal walkabout to get recharged. I also literally apply this concept to every wedding that I do: I do a walkabout reconnaissance of the area, looking for unique, unexpected, dramatic, or cool spots to take the bride and groom and create my Urban Chic style of fashion inspired images. These serve to set my work apart from the competition and more importantly appeal to today’s brides. And you don’t need to be in a big city to create this look; the necessary elements appear everywhere, even in the most rural of areas.

So blow your creative didgeridoo and get ready for a walkabout to transform your wedding photography.

Flash Fu…for food??

Breakfast Flash Fu image by Michael MowbrayQuestion of the day: Can you shoot a complex food shot with just speedlites? Answer: Why of course you can! Here’s an example…and I’m showing a setup shot and lighting diagram. There’s also a quick fly-over video on my Facebook group that shows how this was done. The key to this shot is understanding how speedlites really can be swapped in for supposedly more powerful studio lighting. And, how well eTTL can work in a multiple light setup. Of course, it does help to have a pretty good grounding in how to light food properly. 🙂

Breakfast image setup by Michael MowbrayLighting Diagram by Michael Mowbray