Sunday, September 30, 2012

Finding Ways to Share More Content

As many of you may or may not know, Facebook only spreads your posts to 20% or less of your "fans"...meaning at any given time if you have 1,000 fans it's almost a guarantee that only 100-150 of your fans will see your post.  I find that pretty disheartening considering that us business owners work hard to publish content and to pay for advertising on Facebook.  So to make sure that we have other ways to make sure our work is available to be seen I have created some other accounts for your perusal and they will also all be updated daily:


*New Blog on Wordpress-

*Original Blog on Blogger-

*Twitter- jlanierphoto

I'm thinking of adding a Google+ Site but I haven't done too much homework on that just yet...



The Mexican Chuck Norris

Meet the Real Mexican Chuck Norris, my awesome Sensei Jose Rodriguez!  He really is awesome, and for the record my kids are Mexican so let the record be straight that I LOVE Mexicans.  We took this shot yesterday at the Dojo after we had just earned our Yellow Belts.  I can't tell you how much my family and I love Jose and all the Sensei's at our Dojo.  And if this shot is any indicator, he is truly AWESOME!  He's a third degree and if I ever became famous he'd be my personal bodyguard.  Thanks for you all do Jose!

Next Workshops:

  • Morgantown, West Virginia- October 22-24
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- November 6th and 7th
  • Tampa, Florida- November 13th and 14th

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/500 sec at f/3.5, 28mm at ISO 3200, flash did not fire.  Taken at 4:19pm on September 29, 2012 by Jason Lanier.

Photography Webinar Success Tonight!

Just had a GREAT Webinar on how to prepare and execute a great shoot.  Thanks to everyone who came on...we tripled the number of viewers from yesterday's broadcast....and that's on really short notice.  I love you guys!!

Preparing and Executing a Great Shoot Webinar

For those that plan on joining me in a little less than an hour this is the outline for our call.  This is a FREE webinar that anyone can join, seriously no catch.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU LOG INTO USTREAM AHEAD OF TIME IF THEY MAKE YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT (which is free).

We will be going live at 6pm (Pacific Time) that's in just 50 minutes guys!  Click on the link below to get to me Ustream channel:

Talk to you soon!


Yesterday I beat up a Black Belt

Yesterday was my test to advance to a Yellow Belt in Kenpo Karate.  It was pretty hard but I'm sure they are only get harder as I advance further.  After the test my Sensei Jose allowed some fun shots since he's such a cool guy, so technically I got to beat up a 3rd degree black belt...with his permission of course.  Jose is so fast that when I try and block his punches he usually can get in three before my block even gets close.  It's humbling but OH SO MUCH FUN!  Thanks to Sensei's Jose, Andrew, Hunter, and Laura for all you guys do for all of us.  It's been an amazing time and we can't wait to do more!

Test Picture


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Live Streaming Question and Answer with award winning photographer Jason Lanier

Off Camera Back Lit Flash- don't forget to join me Sunday night September 30, 2012 at 6pm (Pacific Time) for my second Live Streaming event...and it's FREE! Click on the link below to get to the event..

Next Workshops:

Morgantown, West Virginia- October 22, 23, 24, 2012

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- November 6, 7

This image was taken at my workshop in Chicago 10 days ago. The city center of Chicago has some amazing places to shoot. So we went there at night, I set up my flashes with pocket wizards, and started shooting. Thanks to Tyler Vines for being such an amazing model!

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/60 sec at f/4.0, 26mm at ISO 3200, flash fired. Taken at 9:59pm on September 19, 2012 by Jason Lanier.