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Images and Stories — Photographer Images Adorn our Walls: Phase 1

Recently Pictage CEO Jim Collins posted on the Pictage Forums asking photographers to send in images that we would be able to hang on the Pictage walls. He asked for images that the photographers felt were not typical wedding or even wedding at all, but most importantly had stories behind them. We are in the process of putting all of them on the walls, but want to say thank you to everyone who submitted photos… we love them and can’t wait to put them up. Here is the first batch that we want to share with you. Matthew Grazier of Grazier Photography While shooting Justin Marantz and his groomsmen at Justin and Mary Marantz’s wedding, Justin showed me an old 4×5 camera in the back

Announcing Partner Conference Video Contest

One lucky winner will go to Partner Conference 2009 in New Orleans for free! Don’t miss out! Are you Partner Con’s biggest fan?  Do you want to experience 3 days of amazing speaker sessions, shooting workshops, newtworking and fun … on us?  We’re really excited to launch our Partner Conference Video Contest — providing the winner with a free Partner Con registration. Here are the details: To enter, create and submit a video promoting Partner Conference in a unique and entertaining way. Use your creative side; we know you have it in you!  Never been?  Attended every show? Either way, tell us why you deserve to go for FREE!  The first place winner of the contest will receive a free pass to Partner Con NOLA (registration for all

Partner Conference 2009 Speaker Schedule is Set!

Partner Conference, New Orleans is shaping up to be our biggest show ever. We’re ecstatic to announce our extraordinary lineup of 29 speaker sessions and 10 hands-on shooting workshops led by some of the biggest names in our industry! Check it out: All new speaking sessions from Joe Buissink, Me Ra Koh, Mike Colon, Kevin Kubota, Dane Sanders, Skip Cohen, Carlos Baez, Jeff & Erin Youngren, Jason Aten, Jared Bauman, Scarlett Lillian, Will Jacks, Amber Holritz, Liana Lehman, Justin & Mary Marantz, Jenn Lindberg, Steve DePino, Kevin Meyers, Grant Oakes, Jared Platt, Michael Kress & Jamie Karlin, Frederick Van Johnson, Melissa Jill, Jay Goldman, Roberto Valenzuela, Mark Zucker, and Shari Zellers. Featuring instructional, hands-on shoots and 2-hour workshops led by David Beckstead, Jules Bianchi, Mike Larson,

Mingle with Engle- Emily T. Smith

Photos Courtesy of Emily T. Smith Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? We define our work as modern, natural, and beautiful.  Which I believe defines not only our imagery, but also our branding and our care for our clients as well.  We have a deep passion for loving and serving our clients, and look forward to long-term relationships with them. What is your favorite thing to shoot? Hands down, my daughter, Ailey. I have the most beautiful daughter in the world – every good Mom thinks that about their little one right!?!?    I love capturing her always changing, always growing spirit.  It’s so bright and full of crazy energy.  (and attitude – something I suspect will give her dad and I

Jared Platt: New Pictage Blogger on Post Production

From the Pictage Blog Team: We are so excited to have Pictage Member and prominent Phoenix based photographer, Jared Platt, as a regular contributor to the Pictage Blog. Tune in below for his introduction video blog post. You will find him here on a regular basis delivering tips and advice for your post production workflow. From Jared: If you have any questions about your post production workflow or would like some advice on the subject, send me an email. I will try to answer your question through a blog post or a podcast in the near future.

“Admired by Beckstead” Newest Winners (and bonus Honorable Mentions)

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 7th round of “Admired by Beckstead,” our twice-monthly David Beckstead image contest! We are so excited to announce this round’s winner… FIRST place goes to Don Bryant of Annapolis, MD. Congratulations Don! David’s Comments on the winning image: The compositional elements work together perfectly in this shot! The clouds mock the angle of the car. The leading lines of the car move your eyes eventually to the subjects. The depth is just great putting the original hard focus on the front of the car then gently going out of focus (but not too much) to the subjects. The colors are just great! The angle the photographer chose was interesting and different. Reflections, points of interest, story…all there

Pictage Camera Toss with Mike Larson

Around 2pm yesterday all of the Pictage employees gathered outside in the parking lot for the most dramatic and exciting company picture in Pictage history. Not only was the picture taken by Pictage member Mike Larson, but we’re pretty sure we set a North American record! Over 115 employees were instructed to circle around Mike as he sent his camera (actually our CEO Jim’s camera) spinning 25 feet in the air. You may recognize this as his very own “camera toss” technique. If you don’t believe it, check it out below and check out Mike’s blog for more of his camera toss photos. Thank you to Mike for making this a fun and exciting experience that we won’t forget! And thank you to Pro Consultant

The Pictage Community Forums: Are you there yet??

My first week at Pictage, I spent most of my day browsing the Pictage Forums trying to get a feel for Pictage and Pictage photographers. As I read thread after thread I was amazed at the sincere community that was available within the forums. I noticed the questions posted, the instant genuine responses, the ability to candidly share to a group of people that truly understand, the opportunity to showcase images with peers as they critique and affirm, and so much more. I learned later that the Pictage Forums are designed to let you learn, network, and grow within your community and industry. They are convenient, insightful, and beneficial to all members, whether just starting out or seasoned veterans. As a member of the Pictage

Discovering Italy: An Interview with Kenny Kim

Hi guys! My name is Elizabeth Villa and I am a new member of the Pictage Community team. During my time here at Pictage I have really enjoyed getting to know some really great photographers, and I look forward to getting to know all of you! Recently I got the chance to interview Kenny Kim about his upcoming Workshop/Tour that is taking place in Italy, called “Discovering Italy.” Below, is a quick rundown of what we talked about. (All photos courtesy of Kenny Kim) Elizabeth Villa: Kenny, you recently had the chance to visit Italy, can you tell our readers a little more about your trip and the effect that it had on you? Kenny Kim: Absolutely. I recently visited Italy for two weeks; during

An Amazing Opportunity!

Pictage photographers Mike Colon and Jim Davis-Hicks of Thirst Relief are partering with Grace Ormonde on a once-in-a-lifetime Tanzanian benefit shoot — and you can be a part of it! Click HERE for all the details. You and twelve other photographers can join Mike and Jim shooting designer gowns on location in Tanzania to benefit Thirst Relief. Help build and deliver the life-saving Thirst Relief Bio-Sand Water Filters. Top it all off with Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine featuring the whole trip in her Spring/Summer 2010 issue! Here’s how you can get involved: Join in the RAFFLE now until June 11! Bid on the auction on June 8 – 9

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The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!