Getting Down to Business

By tangentpath in photography business wisdom blog writing

Hey Everyone,

Needless to say, I have been EXTREMELY busy, but now I'm going to have enough time to catch up on things and keep up these blog postings.

What I'd like to do with this blog is not to only let you know what my work is doing and where it is taking me and also my life in general, but also to have a dialog with models, publishers, photographers, designers, MUA's and anyone who loves creativity and is inspired by it. Basically I want to talk shop, whether it's equipment, a new image, color scheme, project idea, pose - WHATEVER.
I want everyone to feel welcome here, to ask questions and get answers, and to never feel foolish for asking because that's how ALL of us learn.

So my next blog will be posted this weekend, I'm not saying what it's about yet(I still need to figure that out lol) but maybe THIS post will get a comment that will give me an idea, who knows?
So to close this one off, I'm going to post a recent shot of two of my best models, Victoria and Sharon. They were a tonne of fun to work with(as always) and I'd like to thank my wife Sandra for being the best assistant anyone could ask for(and a free one!:D), she keeps things organized and moving and is a great second set of eyes for me, thx baby!!
See you in a few!
Michael Carty

Photographic Essentials Seminar!!

By tangentpath in photography vision wisdom fun times class learning seminar

Hey Peeps!

I will be teaching a 5 day seminar on photography in May and I am very excited about it!

Here is a poster that I designed for the event:

Here are the details:


May 10th - Camera Basics

- explore your camera and all of its parts

-get familiar with the many functions of your camera

May 13th - Composition

- Rule of Thirds

- learn how to use lines and shapes to compose an image

May 17th - Light

- the tool of the photographer

- how light works

- reflections

May 20th - Types of Photography

- briefly cover the 4 main genre of photography; Macro, Action, Landscape and Portrait

- specific look at lighting for Portrait photography

May 24th - Gallery Night!!

- go through the work that you have done and pick your favorite piece

- bring in your work to share with the seminar group

- discuss each others work, inspire others with your work and be inspired!!

I hope a lot of you join me next month!!


Michael Carty

Juggling Balls 1, 2 and 3!!

By tangentpath in photography work personal wisdom fun times juggling

Hey Peeps,

Back again to give you the dl on what's happening. Things are really getting busy, not only are wedding jobs coming out of the woodwork, but my own projects(both lucritive and charitable) are accumulating at an exponential rate.

Let's start with 3 things to begin.

First, Relay for Life.

I'm sure most, if not all of you are aware of this great event held to raise money for cancer research. I was approached buy one of the local event organizers with the request to be the photographer this year. This means a lot to me personally, my mother being a survivor, and because it affects so many of us across the globe. The Relay for Life will be held from June 3rd-4th, and I will be staying up ALL night taking tonnes of shots! I can't wait!

Second, I've been organizing the business plan for my photography, getting legitimized(like a big boy!) and it has been surprisingly smooth sailing so far. I'm setting up meetings with an attorney and some local business mentors to help guide the process(I'm not a huge business person, photography is my poison).

And Third, I'm putting together a digital photographers course that I will be teaching locally. It will be designed for everyone, from the novice to the serious amateur(and a good recapper for professionals). Of course the first class is the most sleep-worthy, being filled with technical jargon as we go over the parts/functions of the camera, but then we start looking at the fun stuff like composition, color, shape and that's when we start doing what we were there for -- making photographs!! We will be going outside, or depending on the subject(weather) we may do an inside shoot.

So that's it for now, sorry there's no photos for you this time, but I will try to get some good stuff next blog.


Michael Carty

Are You Ready????

By tangentpath in photography work personal vision wisdom

Hey People,

This is my first blog, wow, finally. I've never had a blog, not really, but I'm thinking it is overdue. This way you can keep up to what's happening in my work(and play, lol) and of course, you can still always check out my website.

Lately I have had the pleasure of shooting with Lacey Cromwell and Sharon Tyler, two wonderful girls that love the camera almost as much as it loves them. Below you will find some examples of our shoot.

I'm also working with another talented photographer, Cyndi Gordon, on a project of hers. I won't say what it's about just yet, but it is for charity so we're both pretty excited. It's not everyday that you get to do what you love and do a good deed for others at the same time.

Now, before I go -- and I know this is short, but it's late and I have work at 9am -- I'd like to do a quick reference on some of the models that I've worked with:
From top to bottom we have Fallon Thimot, Stephanie Peck, Daniel Bent, Victoria Weir and Jessika Taylor. Give them props, they're wonderful models.
Well, it's bedtime(actually it's way past bedtime), but I will be back asap to give you more updates/photos/news as they turn up.
Michael Carty
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