June 30, 2010

Lightenupandshoot is part of the Westcott Top Pro Tour

Lightenupandshoot is hosting part of the Westcott Top Pro Tour.  Be sure to join us in the fun.  
September 18th, Tampa, FL
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June 18, 2010

Mirador Shoot with Adventure Girl Shawna


Hey everybody!  Mikey here, a few nights ago I went up to Mirador de Las Palmas to do a relax and shoot with Shawna, Matt and Johannes (Andy stayed home to do some retouching).  Matt shot some video with his Nikon D90 and I thought it was so cool I decided to post it.  Thanks Matt!

A little update:  Andy and I have been busy shooting video in between our work schedule.  We plan on going into seclusion this weekend to edit videos and map out a two week trip we have planned in the US sometime in July.  So,  stay tuned for more videos and our summer schedule for lightenandshoot.

June 3, 2010

NEW VIDEO!! Our Backpackers Studio and where to buy!! Part 1


Michael is back from Estados Unidos...finally!! We decided to add a video showing the backpacker's studio and how easy it is to assemble! We also take two minutes and set up a speedlight on a stand. Part two will include a demo of the gear and different light modifiers, so stay tuned!

So what is the backpackers studio (remember I am going to patent this saying so watch out you terminology robbers)? The backpackers studio is our lightweight and extremely portable studio that has helped us so much that we want to share it with you. Through our thousands and thousands of dollars of gear purchased we realized one very big thing:


So with this new found knowledge we put together, the backpackers studio. Everything we need to be able to take the pictures we want with as little gear as possible.

All the links you need to buy everything we use is listed. I am going to list everything we have in the bag, and I am in no way implying that this is the Golden List. This is just what has worked out well for US and we thought we would share.

If you have any questions just leave a comment and I'll answer ASAP!!!

One very big note!! We signed up for amazon and bhphoto affiliate link thingydoodlemabobbers so we will make cash if you buy from the links below (the darker gray is a link).

Our great money making idea number 11,365 (yes we've had that many more since the T-Shirt idea)

Our backpackers studio after the break...