Meetups

Friday Night Lights

In March we decided to hold an open studio night in coordination with several other local studios. Studio o2o, NSL Studios and ProvoCreative all joined with Utah County Studio Co-Op to put on this fun event that was attended by well over 150 people. Photographers were welcomed to come check out the various studios and enjoy some lighting, great models and wonderful styling by hair and makeup artists. Some models and photographers even bounced between more than one studio, taking full advantage of the evening! Our studio was full of great people, and many excellent photos were made from what I’ve seen popping up all over various Facebook groups and streams.

Read More»

Photowalking Utah: The Living Planet Aquarium

It’s been a busy photography week for me in a variety of ways, perhaps most importantly was the upgrade of my camera from the Canon 5D Mark II to the Canon 5D Mark III. As we all know, a camera is just a tool, but getting that cool, not new technological marvel can be a great new tool. I like to say though, with a better tool I can make even better terrible photos!

My camera had just arrive Friday late afternoon, and Saturday morning early I had the opportunity to join a small Photowalking Utah group at The Living Planet Aquarium before hour for some photography fun. We were given some quiet special access to try and make photos not only for ourselves, but to share with the aquarium’s marketing department.

Read More»

Provo Meetup Food Fest

I had the opportunity to attend the “Food Fest” held by the Provo Photography Meetup Group at the Utah County Studio Co-Op. It’s not often I get to attend their meetups, and it’s always a treat when I do. It’s also a treat sometimes to be an attendee instead of one of the organizers, which means I was actually able to make a few photos. Bonus!

Read More»

Hosting the Utah Strobist April Meetup

Lately I have been focusing my photography efforts in areas that help me learn and expand my creativity. As part of this I have reenergized my activity in local meetup groups a bit. I’ve long been a fan and helped organized activities with Photowalking Utah, but due to the more social nature and size of the events, I’ve been getting together with smaller groups in a less official capacity. I still love the ‘walks, but I’ve been needing more direct focus on improving myself and creating images.

Read More»

A Community of Sharing

Scott Jarvie Teaching a Lightroom Workshop

Scott Jarvie Teaching a Lightroom Workshop

Last night I had the opportunity to help out a little on a Lightroom workshop being taught by my buddy Scott Jarvie.  He has been doing these fairly regularly in an effort to both share with the photographer community, but also refine his teaching skills.

Those who know me are aware of my propensity to get involved in efforts like this. I enjoy teaching, sharing and being a part of a great community of like-minded people.  The Utah photographer community has and continues to grow, as is evidence by the surge in numbers participating in my favorite group Photowalking Utah. It has been really fun to be a part of that growth.

Read More»