Thursday, February 28, 2013

Group Shots Part #3- How To Shoot a Wedding, Online Webinar by Jason Lanier

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/106934662/

Hello Everyone!  As I'm getting ready for my webinar today, Part #2, the Ceremony, I wanted to announce Part #3 because at the end of every webinar I always get asked by the attendees when the next one will be and I want to be ready for them this time!  Shooting Group Shots is one of the key elements to great wedding photography, and also one of the most profitable!  So join me next Thursday to learn from my years of shooting around the world where I will show you how I can turn group shots into GOLD....

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Little James Dean....North Carolina Workshop Announced!

This image was taken in North Carolina which is where I'll be heading for my workshop there in April of this year!  There are so many amazing people out there and I can't wait to work with all of you.  Click below to register now!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/106585332/

www.funphotoworkshops.com

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/2000 sec at f/6.3, 20mm at ISO 200, flash did not fire.  Taken at 4:39pm on October 4, 2011 by Jason Lanier.

Capturing the Sunset at a Jason Lanier Meet Up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T7VrxMcnV8

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Click the link above to see what it's like to attend one of my meet ups!  I had to get down and dirty with the waves to get this shot but it was worth it!  We had such an amazing time and I can't thank everyone enough for coming out!

Next Meet Up is tomorrow in Los Angeles!!!

How to Shoot a Wedding Part #2- The Ceremony

 

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105834832/

www.funphotoworkshops.com

Join award winning wedding photographer Jason Lanier for a 2-hour webinar that is Part #2 of a series of how to shoot a wedding the right way! The webinar will be conducted online via GoToMeeting and is limited to 25 attendees. This webinar will consist of a 90-minute presentation with a 30-minute question and answer session at the end.

Presentation will begin at 4pm (Pacific Time) 7pm (Eastern Time) and will be for 2 hours. Even if you can't attend live, all attendees who register will receive a copy of the 2-hour presentation so there's every reason to register now!

THE VIDEO WILL BE SOLD FOR $34.99, so by joining the webinar you are not only able to participate in this awesome event, but you're also saving $5!

All attendees will receive a video copy of the presentation which will consist of a presentation that includes pictures, videos, and the keys to success from Jason's weddings from around the world. Attendees will follow along by watching Jason's screen and at the end will be able to dialogue with him face to face providing their computer has a video camera. Regardless all attendees will be able to view Jason's computer and screen even if they don't have a camera on their computer.

The webinar will consist of a live presentation by Jason as he teaches you all the things you need to know about preparing and executing the wedding shoot from the pre-ceremony, ceremony, and post-ceremony shots from the wedding day stopping before the group shots. Presentation will include:


Preparing your client- giving your client the best advice to help them make their ceremony a great success!

Pre-Ceremony- getting the shots after you've left the Bridal/Groom room from the getting ready site to the ceremony site.

Ceremony Site- getting all the critical detail shots of the ceremony room before guests come.

Dealing with other vendors- how to work with other wedding vendors (videographers, wedding planners) etc. to make sure you all work well together so everyone gets what they need to get to be a success.

Shooting the ceremony- key tips for shooting ceremonies indoors and outdoors. How to avoid the pitfalls that so many photographers make. Jason will teach you which shots are the "can't miss" shots so you can wow your clients.

Gear- Jason will review the gear needed for successful shots in a ceremony environment including lights, lenses, and other tricks of the trade that help him to get the shots that his clients love!


This is Part #2 of Jason's series that teaches you how to shoot a fantastic wedding in this modern world. Jason has shot weddings for six years having shot over 150 weddings on his own around the world including Australia, England, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and all over the United States.

He has shot weddings for such prestigious companies as Disney, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Montage, and countless gorgeous venues around the world. His company with the help of his own certified photographers are the exclusive photographers for the historic Christmas House Inn and Gardens in Southern California. He has shot weddings for many high profile clients including professional athletes from both the NFL and MLB.

Jason has personally trained over 200 photographers though his workshop series around the United States over the past three years. He has also trained over a dozen photographers for his own company as they have progressed into lead certified photographers to shoot on his behalf.

Jason loves teaching as much as he loves shooting and is excited to bring the learning experience online so he can reach more photographers who aren't able to make it to a workshop in their area. Jason has a great disposition and all of his presentations are always very fun in nature. All skill levels are welcome and can benefit from Jason's experience.

So register now and join Jason on this learning adventure towards making you an incredible wedding photographer for the new generation of photographers in the world today!
 

 

West Virginia Workshop April 16th and 17th, only $299!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105207002/

www.funphotoworkshops.com

Come join ME in my adopted hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia!  I am offering all of the sessions either individually or as package bundles.  You will save significantly when you buy them as package bundles as I believe these allow you the best opportunity to enhance your photography knowledge and skills.

Monday, February 25, 2013

High Key Soft Lighting during Bridals

This shot was taken during a shoot I did in Arizona earlier this month.  High key lighting can be beautiful if done correctly. And in my opinion it can be especially effective if you don't use it as the only method of shooting.  This was shot using light from the window, all natural lighting, no flash or video lights.  This technique can be especially effective when you're shooting the getting ready shots for brides.  I softened the image by pulling the veil over her face.  The hard part is making sure you focus on the eye.  If you don't the shot will not look right.  Hope you like it!

Next Workshops and Meet Ups: www.funphotoworkshops.com

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/160 sec at f/5.3, 100mm at ISO 500, flash did not fire.  

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Online Webinar- How to Shoot a Wedding Part #2- The Ceremony

 

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105834832/

www.funphotoworkshops.com

Join award winning wedding photographer Jason Lanier for a 2-hour webinar that is Part #2 of a series of how to shoot a wedding the right way!  The webinar will be conducted online via GoToMeeting and is limited to 25 attendees.  This webinar will consist of a 90-minute presentation with a 30-minute question and answer session at the end.

Presentation will begin at 4pm (Pacific Time) 7pm (Eastern Time) and will be for 2 hours.  Even if you can't attend live, all attendees who register will receive a copy of the 2-hour presentation so there's every reason to register now!

THE VIDEO WILL BE SOLD FOR $34.99, so by joining the webinar you are not only able to participate in this awesome event, but you're also saving $5!

All attendees will receive a video copy of the presentation which will consist of a presentation that includes pictures, videos, and the keys to success from Jason's weddings from around the world. Attendees will follow along by watching Jason's screen and at the end will be able to dialogue with him face to face providing their computer has a video camera.  Regardless all attendees will be able to view Jason's computer and screen even if they don't have a camera on their computer.

The webinar will consist of a live presentation by Jason as he teaches you all the things you need to know about preparing and executing the wedding shoot from the pre-ceremony, ceremony, and post-ceremony shots from the wedding day stopping before the group shots.  Presentation will include:

  • Preparing your client- giving your client the best advice to help them make their ceremony a great success!
  • Pre-Ceremony- getting the shots after you've left the Bridal/Groom room from the getting ready site to the ceremony site.
  • Ceremony Site- getting all the critical detail shots of the ceremony room before guests come.
  • Dealing with other vendors- how to work with other wedding vendors (videographers, wedding planners) etc. to make sure you all work well together so everyone gets what they need to get to be a success.
  • Shooting the ceremony- key tips for shooting ceremonies indoors and outdoors.  How to avoid the pitfalls that so many photographers make.  Jason will teach you which shots are the "can't miss" shots so you can wow your clients.
  • Gear- Jason will review the gear needed for successful shots in a ceremony environment including lights, lenses, and other tricks of the trade that help him to get the shots that his clients love!

This is Part #2 of Jason's series that teaches you how to shoot a fantastic wedding in this modern world. Jason has shot weddings for six years having shot over 150 weddings on his own around the world including Australia, England, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and all over the United States.

He has shot weddings for such prestigious companies as Disney, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Montage, and countless gorgeous venues around the world.  His company with the help of his own certified photographers are the exclusive photographers for the historic Christmas House Inn and Gardens in Southern California. He has shot weddings for many high profile clients including professional athletes from both the NFL and MLB.

Jason has personally trained over 200 photographers though his workshop series around the United States over the past three years. He has also trained over a dozen photographers for his own company as they have progressed into lead certified photographers to shoot on his behalf.

Jason loves teaching as much as he loves shooting and is excited to bring the learning experience online so he can reach more photographers who aren't able to make it to a workshop in their area.  Jason has a great disposition and all of his presentations are always very fun in nature.  All skill levels are welcome and can benefit from Jason's experience.

So register now and join Jason on this learning adventure towards making you an incredible wedding photographer for the new generation of photographers in the world today!

No Flash Photography Please- tip for wedding couples and their photographers

Sometimes when I tell wedding clients that they need to ask their guests to not use flash photography at a wedding I get inquisitive looks back in response.  When I ask the DJ to announce it at a wedding many guests don't like the fact that they can't use flash.  The unfortunately assume that we're asking just because we don't want them to get shots.  That isn't it at all.  I can't tell you how many shots are taken where shutters and flashes fire at the same time.  So when guests fire their flash it can ruin a shot and possibly spoil a rare moment.

I highly recommend that all photographers prohibit the use of flash photography anywhere they are shooting.  I don't recommend being contentious or nasty about it, but merely inform your wedding clients that things like this as shown in this shot truly do happen frequently.  I don't ever require it, I merely inform.  99% of the time when I show my wedding clients shots like this one they understand and they do all the enforcing at the wedding.  Hope this tip helps!

You need to meet up with me...:)

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This is an image taken in Oceanside, CA yesterday at my first ever in-person meet up (not to be confused with my 2-day workshops).  We had about a group of 10 and we had an awesome time.  Whether you're beginning or have been doing this for decades, a meet up would benefit you.  Whether I'm helping a beginner make the leap and start shooting manual, or helping a pro fine tune his white balance, everyone learned something new.  I can't wait to see you all at my next one in Los Angeles this coming Wednesday night!

Teaching how to shoot in manual at a Jason Lanier Meet Up

This is a production still of me teaching one of the attendees how to shoot in manual at my meet up in Oceanside, CA yesterday.  We literally had seasoned pros all the way to beginners and if you ask anyone there, everyone had a great time.  Who says pros and newcomers can't co-exist?  Next Meet Up is next Wednesday in Los Angeles for a model shoot! To see more images from the meet up or to register for a meet up or workshop, simply click on the website link below!

www.funphotoworkshops.com

Saturday, February 23, 2013

What you missed at today's meet up in Oceanside

Today's Meet Up in Oceanside was amazing, and here's the proof!  We had an absolutely awesome time shooting the sunset and using our tripods to slow down the shutter and do long exposure.  I showed the group how to use neutral density filters for awesome shots as I did in this one here.  We truly had beginners to pros and everyone had a blast. Next meet up is next Wednesday in Los Angeles for a model shoot!

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Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 50, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:52pm on February 23, 2013 by Jason Lanier.

Online Webinar- How to Shoot a Wedding Part #2- The Ceremony

Click below to register now for my webinar next Thursday at 4pm (Pacific) 7pm (Eastern). Even if you can't be there in person you will receive a copy of the entire presentation at the discounted rate of $29.99!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105834832/

Save $5 off the purchase price of the video by joining us live AND getting a copy of the video presentation! This is part #2 of my webinar series on How to Shoot a Wedding- The Ceremony. There are only 25 spots available and they will sell out. Click on the link above for complete details. Registration is only $29.99!

 
 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Model Shoot at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art- Urban lights model shoot next week on Wednesday February 27th at 6pm!

 

Click below to register now!!!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105835832/

Come join me for a 2-hour model shoot in Los Angeles at the LACMA.  If you haven't been there before, Oceanside Pier is one of my favorite places to shoot because it's one of those old school wooden piers that offers a ton of awesome photo opportunities.

We will be shooting the pre-sunset, sunset, and post-sunset, and I will be available to help everyone or anyone who comes to understand anything that they need help with related to the shoot we are doing.

Bring a tripod so we can practice some techniques for shooting with longer exposure.

For those that haven't been to a meet up or workshop with me before please understand that I am a very experienced photography teacher as I've taught literally hundreds of students across the United States in some of the most complex shooting situations you can find or create.

I've read some other reviews from different meet up groups where the organizer just told everyone where to meet and it was kind of one their own from there.  THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF A MEET UP.  I absolutely love teaching and I love meeting photographers from all walks of life and skill level.  I've trained all different levels of photographers and can't wait to help you with what you need.

Skill levels from beginner to advanced will benefit and I'm always open to questions/suggestions ahead of the meet up to help you with what you need.  I look forward to seeing you all!!

Online Webinar- How to Shoot a Wedding Part #2- The Ceremony

Click below to register now for my webinar next Thursday at 4pm (Pacific) 7pm (Eastern).  Even if you can't be there in person you will receive a copy of the entire presentation at the discounted rate of $29.99!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105834832/

Save $5 off the purchase price of the video by joining us live AND getting a copy of the video presentation!  This is part #2 of my webinar series on How to Shoot a Wedding- The Ceremony.  There are only 25 spots available and they will sell out.   Click on the link above for complete details.  Registration is only $29.99! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Phone Home by Jason Lanier in Scotland

To purchase this image go to:

http://jason-lanier.artistwebsites.com/featured/phone-home-in-color-jason-lanier.html

This image was taken on a small country road in Scotland on a day that had been raining heavily.  In Scotland you will find telephone booths all over the place, and many will be in very remote locations.  Since I arrived in Scotland I wanted to find one that was perfect, and when I found this one it seemed just perfect to me.  It was getting dark and by using some video lights I was able to illuminate the booth from inside, and I just love how it turned out.  Hope you like it!

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Camera setings: Nikon D800, 1/160 sec at f/4.0, 22mm at ISO 1000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:50pm on January 6, 2013 by Jason Lanier in Scotland.

Disneyland Wedding Documentary by Jason Lanier Photography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlaIlJ3j6D4

Follow award winning photographer Jason Lanier as he shoots the wedding for Ransen and Christina at the most magical place on earth, Disneyland! This footage gives you keen insight into the preparation before the wedding day, shooting the entire wedding day, and an in-depth look at the shoot the day after the wedding that Jason did with the wedding couple inside of Disneyland with the park empty!


Footage also includes the presentation of the images to the wedding clients from Jason in Maui, Hawaii (where they live) and a complete slideshow of the wedding photography so you can see the finished product for yourselves.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Online webinar TODAY! Last Chance to Sign Up!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105127672/

Last chance to sign up for my online webinar "How to Shoot a Wedding Part #1- Getting Ready Shots" today at 6pm (Pacfic)!  Even if you can't attend live, all those who register will receive a video download of the presentation so you won't miss a thing.  I can't wait to speak with you all tonight! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Oceanside Pier sunset shoot on Saturday February 23, 2013 at 4:15pm!

Click below to register now!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105191652/

Join me this Saturday in Oceanside, CA for my first meet up shoot in Southern California!  Cost is only $25 and we are going to have a blast!

You have to take a million crappy shots to learn to take the master shots...

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Join our group and start your own adventure towards taking all the crappy shots that will teach you to take the master shots.  Our group meets monthly in Southern California and all over the country with online webinars, 2-day workshops, and meet ups.

Triplet Sons with Photographer Jason Lanier explain his 2013 Workshop Program

Click below to watch this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd9_cQn2dBw&list=UUDy1DrgRSUN1C29fmBLJj5g&index=1

Visit www.funphotoworkshops.com to see all the places Jason Lanier will be conducting his workshops this year!

In this video Jason explains his new workshop program for 2013.  Jason will be doing the following programs:

  • Online Webinars- $29.99 and up will be done to help viewers from anywhere in the world to be able to lern with Jason.  A variety of topics will be covered in series covering weddings, landscapes, pin ups, children, and more! Jason will also do editing webinars for Lightroom and Photoshop as well.
  • Meet Ups with Jason- $25 and up will be done in Southern California and anywhere Jason has a destination shoot or workshop planned.  These will be for 2 hours and will cover specific lessons and just in general will be a blast.
  • Workshop- $299 and up are 2 day workshops in some of the most awesome locations in the United States.  While these are traditionally 2 days of shooting there will be times where editing is done for 1 day of the workshop.
  • International Workshops- Jason is planning on doing a workshop to Africa but it isn't discussed in this video. International workshops will typically be 7 days in length and will be from $1,700 and up. 

Yellowstone National Park 2-day Photography Workshop with Jason Lanier

Please join me for a truly unforgettable workshop as we visit one of the most beautiful places on earth, Yellowstone National Park!  Click below to learn more and register now!  Only $299 for 2 days or world class instruction...:)

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105303252/

Monday, February 18, 2013

Online Webinar-How To Shoot a Wedding from A to Z- Getting Ready Shots

Click below to get more information and sign up for an amazing webinar this Wednesday at 6pm (Pacific) on how to shoot a wedding from A to Z, Part #1- Getting Ready shots.

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105127672/

Cost is only $29.99 and everyone who signs up receives a copy of the video, even if they can't attend live!  Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to create some of the most stunning Getting Ready shots in the world!

Rocky Mountain National Park and Stanley Hotel 2-Day Shooting Workshop

Come join award winning photographer Jason Lanier for two days of shooting bliss as we explore the wiles of Rocky Mountain National Park!  We are also planning on swinging by the historic Stanley Hotel where Stephen King received his inspiration for "The Shining."  Click below to register now!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105262262/

This will be a mix workshop for both landscape and people photography lovers.  We will spend a good time on both as we shoot the beauty of the earth while also incorporating models into the shots.  Models are not allowed in Rocky Mountain National Park so all model shoots will take place outside of the park.

I can't wait to see you all there!!!

Online Webinar- How to Shoot a Wedding Part #1- Getting Ready

Join me this Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 6pm (Pacific) for a 2-hour webinar that is Part #1 of How to Shoot a Wedding, Getting Ready shots.  Cost is $29.99 for the webinar and all attendees will receive a copy of the video to download after the webinar!  Registration is limited to 25 people.  Click below for further details and to register now!

http://www.meetup.com/Meet-Ups-with-Jason-Lanier/events/105127672/

I love doing webinars because it gives me the chance to meet so many of you out there that may not be able to make it to one of my workshops.  I can't wait to share my tricks of the trade with all of you and it's all for less than $30!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Little House in the Valley from Glencoe, Scotland

This image was taken in the Glencoe highland in Scotland after an amazing sunrise.  This little cabin sat there at the bottom of these massive mountains and I just loved how it came out as a contrast by using the black and white.  Hope you like it!

Next Workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI

http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1864370877

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/80 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 64, flash did not fire.  Taken at 9:08am on January 6, 2013 by Jason Lanier.

Las Vegas Photography Workshop, right after WPPI

Join me for an amazing workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada right after WPPI!  If you're already coming to WPPI spend two extra days there and really take your photography to the next level.  Dates are March 14th and 15th from noon to 7pm each day.  Transportation is provided and we will be meeting at the MGM grand both days to go and shoot in some AMAZING locations with models.  We will work on posing, composition, lighting, exposure, off camera flash and more! You can also save 35% off the registration price and come for just $300 for 2 days when you use the promo code: valentine

Click below to register now!

http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1864370877

Learn more about Jason Lanier Workshops:

http://workshops.jasonlanierproductions.com/

Learning to hunt in Africa by Jason Lanier

This image was taken in Kruger National Park just as the sun was beginning to set.  There was a lioness with three cubs walking around in the savanna when along came a 2-ton African Buffalo.  For those of you who don't know, lions and buffaloes hate each other.  The two cubs here started wandering off to explore and observe the buffalo seen in the distance, and it just made me think of what must be going through their little heads at this moment.  When given the opportunity buffaloes will actually take their horns and pound their heads into the ground in an effort to kill lion cubs if their parents aren't too nearby.  Of course the lions do their fair share of damage to buffalo herds as well.  Hence the reason why they hate each other.

Witnessing nature and wildlife unspoiled in Africa is the treat of a lifetime.  I'm building a photo safari workshop for Africa at the end of this year.  Can't wait to see what we'll see this time!

Next Workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/125 sec at f/6.3, 200mm at ISO 200, flash fired.  Taken at 5:56pm on March 11, 2011 by Jason Lanier in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gimme a Smooch! by Jason Lanier

This image was taken at my wedding for Delano and April Howell at the Odyssey in Los Angeles just last night during the ceremony.  We had an amazing time and I'm so grateful we were able to be there for such a wonderful family and wedding.  Halfway through the ceremony the little Flowergirl wanted to be like the bride and started making kissy faces which was priceless.  Most people didn't see it because she was hidden behind some of the bridesmaids and the bride, but I snuck around from behind and shot this in between everyone.  Hope you like it!

Next Workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/60 sec at f/5.6, 300mm at ISO 4000, flash fired.  Taken at 7:21pm on February 15, 2013 by Jason Lanier at the Odyssey in Los Angeles.

Bridal Portraits inside a hotel bathroom

This image was taken of my beautiful bride April Howell yesterday about 1 hour before she married her husband Delano. This was taken while she was finishing up her make up.  I used the light from the hotel bathroom to light her face and just asked her to turn and look to her left a little.  I shot this with my 85mm, and then in Photoshop I blackened the sides of the image a little to blend out some of the background from behind her.  It's like doing a portrait session in the middle of a lot of wedding day action!  You are beautiful April!

Next Workshop- Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/200 sec at f/2.2, 85mm at ISO 1250, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:22pm on February 15, 2013 by Jason Lanier.

Flowergirl by Jason Lanier

This image was taken yesterday at my wedding for Delano and April before the wedding.  Our bride was getting her make up done, and I was setting up the room I captured this shot of the little flowergirl resting her head as she waited. This was shot with natural light coming in from the window and is completely unposed.  Hope you like it!

Next Workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/100 sec at f/2.2, 85mm at ISO 2500, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:05pm on February 15, 2013 by Jason Lanier in Los Angeles, Calfornia.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Landscape Photography Workshops by Jason Lanier

My workshops encompass so many different things because that's really who I am as a photographer.  I'll work on many different things like landscapes, weddings, fashion etc. on a workshop because I really believe they all tie in together. Many people say my wedding work is like landscapes with people in it...and I'm fine with that review...:)

This image was taken at my workshop in Tucson, Arizona.  It was a beautiful, clear, COLD night, but we found this spot and just had to take 45 minutes to capture the magic.  No lighting was used for this image, just using what Mother Nature gave us....thanks to all who came!

Next workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/100 sec at f/4.5, 16mm at ISO 1600, flash did not fire.  Taken at 7:27pm on February 12, 2013 by Jason Lanier.

Birdcage Theater, Tombstone Arizona

When I decided to start teaching workshops one of the first things I said to myself was, "I'm gonna go to some really cool places."  I'm sick of workshops that are just stuck in hotels or the local park.  I wanted to make my workshops epic...this is an example of some of the awesome places we go!

This image was taken during our ghost tour of the Birdcage Theater in Tombstone, Arizona.  This theater has been witness to many amazing things and people, including over 120 bullet holes from fights, etc.  It's also been frequented by the likes of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, and others.

Another fun fact is the poker game.  The basement poker room is said to be the site of the longest-running poker game in history. Played continuously twenty-four hours a day for eight years, five months, and three days, legend has it that as much as $10,000,000 changed hands during the marathon game, with the house retaining 10 percent. Some of the participants were Doc HollidayBat MastersonDiamond Jim Brady, and George Hearst. When ground water began seeping into the mines in the late 1880s the town went bust, the Bird Cage Theatre along with it. The poker game ended and the building was sealed up in 1889.

Next Workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photography on the Brain....literally

This wasn't posed...but it is accurate.  All I seem to ever think about is photography and so this adequately portrayed my inner thoughts.  This production image is from yesterday at my workshop in Tombstone, Arizona that was just AMAZING. We had such a great time and I can't wait for Vegas next month!  Don't forget, you can save 35% off one of my workshops by using the promo code: valentine.  So don't wait, register now!

http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1864370877

Give your sweety something REALLY SWEET! 35% off or $750 off to organize a group for a Jason Lanier Workshop!

Use the promo code: valentine to save 35% off one of my workshops.  That's only $300 for a FULL 2 day workshop.  So if you're looking for that gift that will keep on giving, this is your chance!

Don't see a workshop in your area?  Get a group of 5 people together and Jason will come to you!  If you can organize the group by February 21, 2013, you will be able to cash in on the savings as well.  Instead of needing 5 people at $450 each, you only need 5 people at $300 each, a group savings of $750!!!

Click below to register now...:)  I look forward to seeing you soon!

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Shooting with flash during the daytime

Do you shoot with flash during the daytime?  Do you get odd looks from people as they pass by that are giving you a look like you don't know what you're doing?  Well, if you are you are on the right track!  Using fill flash during the day time is an essential tool in a photographer's toolkit to provide the results that are better than the average Joe.  No offense to anyone named Joe out there...:)  If you use flash you can really drive the results that you might be seeking as it can help to balance out some very tough lighting situations where you have a lot of shadows and highlghts.

This is a production still from my workshop in Tombstone, Arizona.  Later on I'll be posting a shot comparison where I shot her where half her body was in sunlight and the other half was in shadow, and I'll show you the difference that using a flash made!

Next Workshop: Las Vegas Nevada, right after WPPI!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Anchorage Sunset by Jason Lanier

This image was taken just outside of Anchorage Alaska on the road that leads down towards Whittier and Seward. During the summer you have to wait a LONG time to get a sunset because it stays light for so long, but when they come they are almost always worth it!

Next Workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI!!!

Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, 105mm at ISO 100, flash did not fire.  Taken at 10:11pm on July 7, 2012 by Jason Lanier.

Root Bear Float

This image was taken at Brooks River with my D7000 back in July of 2012.  I just loved how this Grizzly Bear was surrounded with all the foam, and when it started dripping off his mouth it really make me have the impression that he was drinking a soda and it was just running down his face.  I love Alaska!

Next Workshop: Las Vegas, Nevada- right after WPPI!!!!

Camera settings: Nikon D7000, 1/500 sec at f/8.0, 300mm at ISO 100, flash did not fire.  Taken at 3:25pm on July 12, 2012 by Jason Lanier.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Giving Way to Nature...

This image was taken in Scotland on a small lake that I found off of a country road.  I love how the dock isn't completely submerged in the water, and that it's tilting.  Almost as if the lake is taking the dock back into it's grasp one step at a time. Scotland truly is amazing...if you haven't gone, add it to the bucket list...:)

Next Workshop: Las Vegas immediately after WPPI

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/100 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 125, flash did not fire.  Taken at 3:02pm on January 5, 2013 by Jason Lanier.

The Anti Bridezilla

This is an image I took of the former Miss Colorado Jamie Dukehart-Conti in the hills of Los Angeles.  Brides are quite often so rushed and frazzled on the day of their wedding that I thought it would be a blast to a shoot showing the other side of what a bride can be.  Completely cool, not worrying about their dress, and just not having a care in the world. Hope you like it!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

What Love Looks Like from Sydney, Australia

This image was taken during my couple shoot at my destination wedding for Mike and Melodie in Sydney, Australia. This was towards the tail end of the shoot where I had the couple dance on the docks of the Sydney Harbor with the Sydney Opera House in the background.  We used a video light to illuminate the bride and groom and shot at high ISO to bring in the background.

Next Workshop: Tucson, Arizona- February 12th and 13th

Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/80 sec at f/2.0, 20mm at ISO 5000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 9:17pm by Jason Lanier in Sydney, Australia.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Meet Up! in Tucson Arizona and 35% off a workshop with Jason Lanier

Come join me next week in amazing Tucson, Arizona for one of 3 days of fun!

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- On Monday February 11th at 7pm join me for my very first Meet Up! at 7pm where I will sit with the group, critique your photos individually, and give you some personal advice for success in the photography industry.  Cost is only $25!

35% off the workshop when you use the Promo Code: Valentine!!!!

- On Tuesday and Wednesday February 12th and 13th we will be holding my 2-day workshop where we will explore the most awesome locations in the area working on a ton of great things as outlined in the course details including lighting, posing, composition and more.  This is your opportunity to take your photography to the next level and break through the obstacles that are holding you back!

Sydney Opera House- Destination Wedding Client Review for Jason Lanier Photography

Below is a link to view a 4 minute video and client testimonial we did for the wedding that I shot in Sydney, Australia for Mike and Melodie!  Click below to view now:

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?video_id=rkEOcYpXAO4&ns=1

Video contains images from the wedding, shows some behind the scenes footage, and shows us shooting the image here at the Sydney Opera House.  I love doing destination weddings and I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to do this one here in Australia...

Cabo Rojo Sunset Puerto Rico

This image was taken in Puerto Rico back in 2009.  I was there for a model shoot and when this sunset hit I couldn't help but stop for a moment and grab a few landscape shots as well.  If you haven't been to the Caribbean you should go...it's amazing!

Next Workshop: Tucson, Arizona- February 12th and 13th

Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/1600 sec at f/8.0, 20mm at ISO 800, flash did not fire.  Taken at 6:38pm on December 6, 2009 by Jason Lanier.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mirror Image

This was taken in Utah during a sunrise I shot at a pond with a cabin.  I just loved the mirror reflection given between the sky and the water.  It was a beautiful sunrise and I'm so grateful that I was able to be there to shoot it...

Next Workshop: Tucson, Arizona- February 12th and 13th

Camera settings: Nikon D2XS, 1/200 sec at f/9.0, 18mm at ISO 320.  Taken at 7:01am on March 11, 2008 by Jason Lanier in Utah, United States.

Here Comes the Sun.....One of God's Daily Gifts

Nearly every single time I shoot a sunrise no matter where I'm at, I can hear the song, "Here Comes the Sun" playing in my head.  It's such a precious thing to witness and shoot an amazing sunrise because they can be hard to capture.  Any photographer worth their salt will tell you that of all the mornings they wake up early to get to a location to shoot a sunrise, more often than not the sunrise is not what they were hoping for.  But when you do get one, it's just magical, and it makes all the not-so-good sunrises worth it.

Many times I'm returning back to where my family is at and they are still sleeping or just waking up.  My wife has learned that she doesn't even need to ask how good the sunrise was, because she can tell by the look on my face.  I feel closer to God every time I shoot a sunrise or sunset, I think they are two of God's daily gifts to us on earth....

Next Workshop: Tucson, Arizona, February 12th and 13th

Camera settings: Nikon D2XS, 1/250 sec at f/9.0, 11mm at ISO 320, flash did not fire.  Taken at 7:09am on March 11, 2008 by Jason Lanier in Utah, United States.

It's not HDR, it's simple overexposure

There aren't many times that I overexpose an image, but with this particular scenario I wanted to overexpose the image a little in the camera so I could give it the look that I was seeking, a little more of an artistic expression.  This cabin was shot 5 years ago in Utah with my Nikon D2XS.  I did both a day and night shoot and just loved the entire area...from the cabin, the mountains, the pond, etc.  Just a great place to shoot!

Next Workshops: Tucson, Arizona...NEXT WEEK!

Camera settings: Nikon D2XS, 1/50 sec at f/5.0, 14mm at ISO 320, flash did not fire.  Taken at 7:14am on Mar 11, 2008 by Jason Lanier.

Sunrise at an old abandoned farm with a pond in Utah

As we are finalizing the pics for the new landscape website we are coming across some that I've never published before, like this one.  While combing through my old Lightroom Catalogs I found this shot, and after editing I decided it needed to go on the new website.  I shot this 5 years ago with my Nikon D2XS, and I am really happy I found it.  It was a very cold morning with the ground frozen as well as the edges of the pond.  I found this old house the night before and came back in the morning to capture it with the sunrise.  I froze but got some great shots.  Hope you like it!

Next Workshop: Tucson, Arizona...NEXT WEEK!

Camera settings: Nikon D2XS, 1/250 sec at f/13, 11mm at ISO 320, flash did not fire.  Taken at 7:12am on March 11, 2008 by Jason Lanier.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bridals Inside a Wales Castle

We had the amazing opportunity to shoot inside a beautiful castle in Wales during the couple shoot for Seth and Yvonne in England.  We had such a great time together and we had finished the couple shoot when we had the unexpected opportunity to go and shoot inside.  For this image I lighted the bride using off camera flash with an attachment to the ray flash.  Hope you like it!

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Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/125 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 3200, flash fired. 

Client Testimonial and Review Jason Lanier Photography

This is a client review and testimonial from my amazing couple Aaron and Daryl King at the Mosteller Mansion in Hickory, North Carolina.  As you can tell by my testimonials I have a close relationship with my couples so much to the extent that they feel very comfortable in making fun of my bald head as is evident in this testimonial.

It's all good, all clean fun.  I love this couple and love that I had the opportunity to work with them!  Click below to see what they had to say!  Video is 2 minutes long and includes images from the wedding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb2VGx7u67g

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kissing in front of the Bodelwyddan Castle

This image was taken at the wedding for Seth and Yvonne in Wales, United Kingdom during my destination wedding there which was amazing.  We had a great time and this was at the end of our couple shoot the day after the wedding. Hope you like it!

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