Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Help-Portrait 2010

I'll be there.. will you?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lights for sale

I'm scaling back on the number of lights I have at the studio, so, go bid on one of 'em (or ALL of 'em!) Plus, one of the lights includes a donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society!

http://shop.ebay.com/michaelmlp/m.html

Michael

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Adobe Issues

Trying to resolve an issue with Adobe Customer Service right now, we'll see how it goes...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Studio MLP now on FOURSQUARE!

Next ime you are at Studio MLP, check in with FOURQUARE. Benefits to be announced soon!

http://foursquare.com/venue/5341423

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sneak Preview

Official Announcement in a day or two, but, here is a rough draft of the poster for Synergy2010, A world class event being held at studio MLP towards the end of July.

Participants will get top notch instruction from two exceptional artists, Michael Rosen, and Southbound. Also, we are flying in models from all over the United States. Inspiration and Instruction. Workshop attendees will also have access to the studio on the Friday before and the Monday after to hang out, do some 1 on 1 shooting, or get some additional 1 on 1 instruction. Food and drinks will also be provided all weekend.

So, come get inspired, come get some instruction, build your portfolio, have some fun, meet some new friends, etc, etc, etc!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ten Ways to Make Your Images POP in Photoshop!!

So, Coming this July, we will be having a MONSTER of a Photoshoot/Workshop. June's event is gonna be awesome as well, but JULY? Boy howdy! The official announcement will be June 1st, but, keep an eye out for a Studio MLP event near the end of July (sometime between the 22nd and the 26th... shhhhhh.) We will be flying in talent from around the country. And, among this sea of talent, I will be putting on a 1 hour Photoshop workshop on enhancing images in Photoshop.

I often get comments from people about how they like my lighting, or asking me how I got so much texture on a surface, well, while lighting does play a role, a LOT of my images aren't much of anything until I whip a little Photoshop on them. I'll be showing off TEN of my favorite tricks to enhance lighting, contrast, and texture in my images. Add to that a few other instructors who REALLY know what they are doing, as well as an opportunity to work with models coming in from all over the country, and this is going to be a GREAT weekend..

Until then, take a look at one of my favorite Photoshop books.. It has some GREAT techniques in it to really take your images to the next level. And, a dang good price if I do say so myself.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MLP is now Linked IN!

So, I FINALLY got around to joining Linkedin.com. Is anyone else there? Connect with me if you are.

Click here to find me.

I just got on myself, so forgive the rather flimsy profile so far.

MLP

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blog MLP Takes his act on the road

Ok, for some dang reason, somewhere, someday, I may find it necessary to post a blog from whereever I am, not necessarily from home. So, now I can blog by SMS text message. Far out!
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device from U.S. Cellular

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jumpin Jiminy There's a Lotta Photography Stuff Coming Up

So, if you've got a camera, and you don't know what to do with it... you just aren't trying. There are so many shooting opportunities in the area over the next few months, that if you don't show up to SOMETHING, you need to re-evaluate if photography is actually something you are interested in.

Let's start a list, shall we?
And these are just the ones I know about.

    Plus, multiple HELP PORTRAIT planning meetings for the December event.
    Plus, Frank sure ain't done with his ANYTHING GOES shoots.
    Plus, whatever the Racine Camera Club and Photo Kenosha are up to.
    Plus, more events being added all the time to the aforementioned meetup.com groups. I have it on good authority that also within the next few months, there will be a wildflower shoot at Petrified Springs Park in Kenosha, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Classes in Franklin, a group outing to the Ren Faire in Bristol (Kenosha), volunteer shooting for animal rescue / shelters, the Scott Kelby Photowalk is coming up in July.

    WHEW

    Seriously, whether you have $10,000 worth of gear in a $500 camera bag, or you just have a point and shoot camera that you barely know how to use, there are PLENTY of chance over the next few months to go out, do some shooting, do some socializing, make some new friends, and basically, just enjoy your hobby.

    If you have any other information about upcoming events, please send me an email, and I will add them to my list.

    Saturday, February 6, 2010

    What? It's not like he's gonna get LESS shot!

    Best line of the video, @3:51...




    Although I do mostly Photography, I've dabbling a little bit in video. Film Riot is an awesome series featuring tips and tricks on low-budget, guerrilla film making.. check it out! Some of the techniques could easily be used in some creative still photography as well.

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Upcoming Shoots for the Milwaukee Photography Meetup Group

    On March 9th, we will be having another planning session for this year's HELP PORTRAIT event. Last year's event was FANTASTIC!!! We served over 180 families. This year, we hope to make it even BIGGER and BETTER! Join us to help plan it out.

    Also, somewhere around the end of April, or the beginning of May, we will be having a meetup at WAYNE'S DAUGHTER GREENHOUSE to photograph flowers that will be blooming. We are trying to work out an exact day and time, so be sure to stay tuned! Be sure you have a tripod and macro lens for this one. Or, if not a macro lens, at least a closeup filter!

    Also, if you haven't already done so, please complete the poll in which we ask what kind of image editing workshops you would like to see us put on. Photoshop basics seems to be in the lead, but the group is definitely leaning towards Adobe products of all kinds, including Adobe Photoshop Elements.

    And last, Studio MLP will be putting on another FREE Class, this time focusing (har!) on Digital Camera Basics. Ever wonder what that setting was for in some arcane menu on your camera? This will be the place to find out!