Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Glamour, Beauty & The Nude 2014 Maui Photo Workshop

Final highlight video from the 2013 Maui Beauty Glamour & The Nude Workshop:

If you're a photographer planning a trip to Maui this June, I highly recommend signing up for the next Maui Glamour, Beauty & The Nude photography workshop with Rolando Gomez to be held June 5-10, 2014 in the Lahaina/Kaanapali area.  Not only is it a great learning experience, you also get to work with amazing world-class models that will do wonders for your portfolio.

Rolando's work has appeared in publications worldwide including Rangefinder Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, & Playboy.  He has authored books on social media and photography and has presented many times at photography conventions such as PhotoPlus Expo. It is very rare to have photography instructors of this level come all the way to Maui to teach a workshop.

Instead of a classroom setting, this is a hands-on workshop with 3 full days of intensive shooting plus an optional 4th day devoted to private shoots. Since the workshop size is limited to just a handful of photographers, as opposed to much larger group, it's much easier to ask and get answers to questions you may have about photography and lighting.

The models that Rolando brings to his workshops are professional, very experienced and always willing to help you create great shots.  This is especially helpful if you are just starting out shooting models and have difficulty coming up with ideas or poses on your own.

The workshop is also supported by one of the top makeup artists in the country and an amazing assistant who goes above and beyond the call of duty on every shoot.

During last summer's workshop we shot all around the island, including Iao Valley, Lahaina/Kaanapali, and Hana. You can read about those experiences in the following posts:

Maui Workshop Day 1
Maui Workshop Day 2
Maui Workshop Day 3
Maui Workshop Day 4

Had a blast with Rolando and his team last year and can't wait for this summer. If you want to jumpstart your portfolio with great images with professional models, this is a workshop you definitely  don't want to miss out on.

There is currently a limited time $1000 early bird discount that you can take advantage of.
Visit rolandogomez.net to sign up for this upcoming workshop.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

DIY Spider Holster alternative for the Canon XA-10 camcorder

Found this at Home Depot the other day and thought it might work for my small video camera, the Canon XA-10. It's similar to the Spider Holster system that I use for my still cameras, except that it uses ball bungies instead of a screw-in plate.

The short ball bungie fits around the handle of the XA-10 and can be tightened by pushing down on a plastic collar.

The holster clips onto your belt.  The backing is rubberized so it won't easily slip off your belt.

Drop the ball end of the cord into the holster and you're good to go. Unlike the Spider Holster system,  there is no locking mechanism (what do you expect for less than $10?).  As long as you aren't jumping up and down or anything, you should be fine.

Makes it easy for you to quickly get your hands free when you need to. I've been using this on both my Canon XA10 and XF100 camcorders for this wedding season and it's been working out great.