This weekend, Fri July 29 – Sun July 31, Mikey & Andy of Lighten Up and Shoot will take the global creativeLIVE community by storm. With their unique style of teaching and shooting Street Photography, in this free online LIVE workshop they will inspire you to simplify your approach to photography, lighting and life in general!
Photographer, educator, entrepreneur and mom extraordinaire Tamara Lackey launched a new inspirational web show called reDefine. In the show Tamara talks to people about the work they love and creative ways they find success. Being the Tamara Lackey groupie that I am, I was thrilled to interview her about reDefine. Here’s the inside scoop (paraphrased from our chat)!
Kenna: What was the inspiration for the reDefine show?
Tamara: The impetus for reDefine was I had been having lots of conversations to find out for myself how to make “it” work. I never had a mentor in this arena, but I found that I’ve become a mentor myself. The show is a way for me to share innovative new ideas with other people at the same time as I learn for myself how to be a better person. I’ll interview people who go after what they want; it’s hard, but they do it anyway. I want my audience to be inspired by my guests but get practical tips as well. In fact we’re adding a segment called “How Did I Not Know About This?” where we’ll review gadgets, apps, products, services and other cool stuff that makes life easier.
Most people have heard the saying, “Six Degrees of Separation.” It refers to the concept that all people are only six steps or less away from every other person on the planet. It means that everyone is a friend of a friend of a friend. The world is shrinking. People around the globe may be separated by huge physical distances but with the ease of travel and communication our social distances are becoming smaller and smaller. This is the idea behind a new show from Lookie TV.com titled “Six Degrees with Andy and Mikey,” our friends from Lighten Up and Shoot. If you haven’t heard of Mikey and Andy from Lighten Up and Shoot, you soon will! They are on their way to creativeLIVE for a free Street Photography Workshop this July 29th-31st.
We are excited to announce the six lucky people who will be joining Mikey and Andy for their Lighten Up and Shoot creativeLIVE workshop on July 29th-31st in Seattle. They are going to partake in one of the most amusing, entertaining and educational workshops in creativeLIVE’s history. Armed with their backpacker’s studio they will hit the streets of Seattle in total Lighten Up and Shoot style! They’ll be approaching people, taking their photos and simplifying photographic techniques along the way. If you didn't get one of the six spots to come to creativeLIVE, don’t worry, the entire workshop is going to be streamed live and free for the world to see. Mikey and Andy’s unique approach to photography and clear and easy photographic explanations help remind us that photography is fun. Check out the video submissions of the six Lighten Up and Shooters!
Mark Wallace is looking for six people with a passion for studio photography. Get ready to take your skills up a notch! He’d like you to join him in Seattle to take part in his creativeLIVE workshop this August 26th-28th. Mark is going to take us step by step through a commercial photoshoot. This is a very unique opportunity not only for the six students selected to be part of the live studio audience but for everyone tuning in to creativeLIVE from around the world. Mark will cover technical details, communicating with a team, setting up environments, working with models and capturing your creativity. He plans to breakdown a photoshoot from start to finish in great detail. He’ll help you take everything you’ve learned and put it all together to create your own successful commercial shoot.
If you could create a documentary photography project that would deeply impact everyone who sees it, what would it be? Is there an untold story just waiting to be communicated visually that could motivate people to act? And how would you even begin to plan such a project – from funding to logistics?
I’m drawn to the non-profit Blue Earth Alliance by their simple yet powerful tagline, “Photography that Makes a Difference.” Their mission is to raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography. The old adage “a picture speaks a thousand words” is especially true when it comes to using visual storytelling to instigate social change. Think of any major catastrophic event in recent history. It is the images of these tragedies that touch hearts around the world and help us understand the reality of a situation. Yet I find hope in the fact that such images inspire us to make a difference in whatever ways we can.
You don’t have to be Steven Spielberg to create a submission video to be part of the creativeLIVE studio audience. We just want to get to know you. We’re not looking for the best editing, the highest quality video production, perfect lighting or precisely scripted scenes. So don’t fret!
If you want to join us in-person at creativeLIVE but don’t think you can make an Academy Award winning entry video, you’re overthinking it! Clearly Susan and I struggled trying to make this video perfectly, but in the end we hope our personality comes through.