Iftar Dinner Program 2017 Slideshow Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association Inc

The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association, Inc hosted the first Iftar Dinner Program on June 14, 2017 at the St. Petersburg Coliseum in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. The theme “Breaking Bread Together Helps A Community Work for a Common Cause” was on display as many from the community came together for an enjoyable evening program. Images by Pierce Brunson and Vikki Mann of Modern Photography Group, LLC.

Product Review: Inexpensive Photo Backpack Perfect for Travel

As a “professional” photographer with a personality trait to over-pack for even the simplest vacation I forced myself to pack light (photo gear) for my recent trip to Colorado.  Though I failed at packing light when it came to my clothes, I hit a home run with the small Acuvar photo backpack that I purchased from Amazon.  This backpack was under $30 and was a perfect size for all that I needed to carry on the trip.  Check out the video for a full review of the Acuvar photo backpack.



Selling Your Photography Services

How do you get people to purchase photography services from you? Pierce Brunson of Modern Photography Group shares his “numbers game” approach to getting more photography jobs. No longer do you just throw out a post on Facebook and count that as talking to someone about buying your photography.  The video will help you sort some things out.


Improving Your Photography Website

In Shoot Review 004, Pierce Brunson give a few tips on photography website improvement that anyone can make.  These tips help with organization and customer service so that you can help your customers with their needs.

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)


See It All On YouTube

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Along with great photography and your easy to access images you can now enjoy your personal slideshow from your photo shoot. This is an extra value that has been added to all of our shoots.  Our parent company, Modern Photography Group, LLC, is dedicated to making it easier for our customers to share their images. The best way to save your friends and family time is to share your slideshow.  It helps move your pics along in a attractive manner without the person having to click through your gallery in a time consuming manner.

This perk will start in August of 2016.

Head to the YouTube page here. Subscribe to see videos on photography tips and other photo shoots so that you have great ideas when you shoot with us again.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQngV1BvmhN97bNXdglPbA