A Day At The Beach!

A photo shoot slideshow of a family reunion on Madeira Beach, FL.  The family was visiting this beautiful beach area from all over the world and their 11:00am session was bright but turned out perfect. Not too hot on this day so that helped. See the slideshow below.  Pierce Brunson Photography is a great choice for Tampa Bay area tourists that want quality and memorable photographs while they are on vacation.

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Beach Sunset Photography Shooting

Check out Shoot Review 002 where I describe the settings I use for a sunset photo shoot and the light challenges that occur as the sun goes down.  These tips are simple for anyone to follow you just need to practice up on the skill of off camera strobe (flash) photography.  Feel free to ask photography related questions on our YouTube channel of this video.

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Evening Photography Classes for Adults at SPC

Need/Want Photo Classes? I have been talking with the Saint Petersburg College (SPC) Lifelong Learning Program and it looks like they are going to get my photo classes back up and running. As of now the dates are Monday or Tuesday Evenings 6-9, April 10 – May 8. Monday will be at Gibbs Campus of SPC and Tuesday will be at the Epi Center (Off Ulmerton Road) on Tuesday evening.

They need at least 5 people in each class for it to work and continue. Please share with those interested in photography with your DSLR camera. I will help you improve greatly in five short weeks. HMU for more information or call SPC Lifelong Learning Program (727) 341-300 to express interest. Class is between $90 -$125 for the five weeks.

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My Personal Rules For Class

  • I don’t force anyone to participate you can just show up and absorb information.
  • Homework assignments are optional. They will be gently critiqued to move the individual photographer forward.
  • Ask any photo related questions as they come. Don’t wait until the subject week to ask. I will refocus the class as needed.
  • No politics or religion talk. Take a break from all of that for a few hours.
  • Expect to improve and respect the improvement of others. What may be a small step for you (or myself) can be a huge leap for others.
  • Get a snack as needed. There are machines all over both campuses don’t let hunger or thirst distract from your learning.
  • Doesn’t matter where you are in photography I can teach anyone.
  • Have Fun.

Here is the instructional schedule for my classes.

Photography Beginner/ Intermediate
Instructor: Pierce Brunson
SPC Lifelong Learning

Style: Fun, lighthearted, information filled classes in a comfortable setting for self-paced learning and involvement.

Instructional Schedule:

Week 1

Introduction to class (instruction/ flow/ breaks) and instructor
“What Do You Want To Shoot?”
DSLR Parts and Function (memory cards best practices, cleaning,
Camera Lenses, tripods, other gear)
The Exposure Triangle
M Mode Shooting
-Homework Assignment (Always Optional, will be critiqued by me and group)

Week 2

Review: the Exposure Triangle
Natural/ Available Light (outside instruction)
Review Week 1 Assignment
Enhancing Your Images (What’s In My Background, Portrait v Landscape, Shooting angles, Framing, Rule of Thirds, Focus )

Week 3

Exposure Triangle Review
Adding light/ Flash (adjusting power, off camera, diffuser)
In class studio light practice.  “How did they get that shot?”
Review Week 2 Assignment
Low light/ indoor shooting (with/ without flash)
Social Media/ Web sites/ Blogs/ Vlogs/ (Displaying what you shoot)

Week 4

Exposure Triangle Review
Off Camera Light Shooting (Outside Technique)
Review Week 3 Assignment
Advanced Equipment/ Purchasing/

Week 5

Review Week 4 Assignment
Phone Photography,
Travel Photography Tips
Photography File storage,
Photo processing and workflow (How not to use Photoshop and still get great results)

 

Kids Portrait Shoot in Tampa by Pierce Brunson

Fox Kids December 2014 by Pierce Brunson PhotographyIt was another wonderful time taking care of one of my regularly scheduled families for their Christmas card shoot that features their children.  Since my summer postings I have made major adjustments in my photography systems for events and family portrait sessions.  The sessions are now more organized which result in faster returns for my customers.

Photography is, like any craft or skill, a lesson in growth.  I now find myself able to completely visualize the settings needed to gain the results I desire before touching the camera.  I have found a way to get into a shooters zone where I am seeing everything in my frame and knowing how the results will come after I release the shutter.  I am completely off post production software such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for the final edits of my pics.  I only use those programs for fancy edits.  All of my images are ready to go once I shoot them and i have worked hard to make sure my in camera work is at 95% or above for what I desire.

To get to this point you must put in a lot of hours of practice shooting but you must also teach the skill.  Something about teaching the skill that made me a better photographer was having to know and prove the result on the spot with any camera that my students would bring to class.  If your skills are stagnant then take some time to teach a class a few times a year.  I teach 4 classes a year for 5 weeks at the local college. By having to share info and make sure my students were getting the results that they desired it helped me become much faster with my own camera and settings.

Give teaching a try.

Pierce

Photo of the Day: Father and Son

Newborn Photography by Pierce Brunson Photography

Father and Son by Pierce Brunson Photography

My name is Pierce and I am a professional photographer that focuses on capturing the most memorable moments for families and social events.

My dedication is to deliver the images that you envision without the hassle of confusing fees for services rendered.  My sessions are stress free and enjoyable for all of my clients.

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a regular professional photo session without wondering if there are hidden fees or bait and switch tactics.  When you work with me I always deliver a high number of quality images, multiple poses, and include access and downloading of image files.  Bring your ideas and we will work together to create the photo shoot results you desire.

My customers enjoy the results from our photo session as they return for other sessions in the future.  Connect with me at (727) 599-6153 or contact@piercebrunsonphotography.com to set up a session.

Photo of the Day: Kids Being Kids

Kid Portfolio Image by Pierce Brunson Photography

Kids Being Kids by Pierce Brunson Photography

My name is Pierce and I am a professional photographer that focuses on capturing the most memorable moments for families and social events.

My dedication is to deliver the images that you envision without the hassle of confusing fees for services rendered.  My sessions are stress free and enjoyable for all of my clients.

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a regular professional photo session without wondering if there are hidden fees or bait and switch tactics.  When you work with me I always deliver a high number of quality images, multiple poses, and include access and downloading of image files.  Bring your ideas and we will work together to create the photo shoot results you desire.

My customers enjoy the results from our photo session as they return for other sessions in the future.  Connect with me at (727) 599-6153 or contact@piercebrunsonphotography.com to set up a session.

 

Photo of the Day: More Kids

Kid Photography by Pierce Brunson Photography

Lil buddy by Pierce Brunson Photography

My name is Pierce and I am a professional photographer that focuses on capturing the most memorable moments for families and social events.

My dedication is to deliver the images that you envision without the hassle of confusing fees for services rendered.  My sessions are stress free and enjoyable for all of my clients.

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a regular professional photo session without wondering if there are hidden fees or bait and switch tactics.  When you work with me I always deliver a high number of quality images, multiple poses, and include access and downloading of image files.  Bring your ideas and we will work together to create the photo shoot results you desire.

My customers enjoy the results from our photo session as they return for other sessions in the future.  Connect with me at (727) 599-6153 or contact@piercebrunsonphotography.com to set up a session.