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    Welcome to the blog! If the banner doesn't make it obvious enough I'll just spill the beans and let you know that we are a full time husband and wife wedding photography team. We love life, God, weddings, and if you slide over our names to the left you'll note a few other things we love.

    We are based out of Los Angeles, and when I say that, I mean our studio is right in the smack dab center of downtown. However, if you start browsing through the blog history you will soon note that we shoot weddings all over the country and world. We put a lot into making our images so I hope you enjoy checking some of them out!

    If you're up for having a great time at your wedding, and our photos have the look you are going for, then feel free to shoot us a note and we would love to chat some more!

    - Lukas and Suzy VanDyke

Photo 101 Workshop: Post Class

Sunday afternoon was Photography 101! I love shooting and trying out the 1000s of ideas in my head. But almost as much, I love getting together with other photographers and talking about it. Sunday’s photo 101 workshop was just that. I spent the first 90 minutes informally lecturing on how to use your camera in manual mode, after which we spent the rest of the time practicing on my good friend Rachel. It was a ton of fun, and almost everyone emailed me to let me know how much they learned. However, it was also too short and I am planning on offering a couple longer workshops in the next few months. My next post will have more info on those.

Below are a few of the images I took while I was teaching. Following those are some of the images everyone else took. Using a camera in manual mode is super tricky, and considering this is the first time a lot of people tried it the results came out pretty good!

Everyone else’s images:

by: Amanda T (Probably one of my favorites! This has a lot of action and color, but it is also simple and eye pleasing. (Great image!)

by: Meghan (great look and composition)

by: Melissa (This is also a favorite, something no-one else did. It’s outside the box!)

by: Amanda A (love the negative space!)

by: Chad (photos of me are always better with my face covered!)

(At a wedding, sometimes the best shot at the cake cutting is all the guests with their cameras, or of the bridesmaids watching me do portraits of the bride. Looking back while you shoot is a great idea!)

by: Amy (nice cropping and angle)

by: Bryan (you have her looking in the camera which is awesome! good idea to get up close with all the distractions around)

by: Jennifer (haha I wasn’t even demonstrating here, I just can’t put my camera down lol)

by: Kristen (nice composure, nice retro 70′s film look!)

by: Laura (the cute little smile, perfect)

by: Robert (framing is good! , and getting in close is good! I like!)

by: Glenna (you would think I was the model with all the photos of me. lol)

(this one is GREAT with all the shadows! Another favorite!)

by: Suzy (showing context is a great idea!)

by: Brian (Nice sun flair!)

March 5, 2009 - 2:14 am

Dmitriy - This is Great… A lots of people around the world want to be in this class. :)

March 7, 2009 - 4:16 am

Caroline - One of them would be me….I wish i could :(

March 9, 2009 - 5:37 am

Dmitriy - DOes everyone have Canon???

March 13, 2009 - 12:01 pm
March 12, 2010 - 9:52 pm

Lukas VanDyke Fine Art Photography» Blog Archive » Photography 101 Workshop: Toronto Canada - [...] p.s. Below are links to the summary posts from a few other workshops I have done: Photo 108 #2 Post Photo 108 #1 Post Photo 101 Post [...]

Jon & Teri: e-session part2

Last month I went to the Art Center out in Pasadena to meet with my friend Jon and Teri to experiment with some really fun engagement photos. They came out very different than a lot of my other work, but I really LOVE them. We only had time for so many at our first session, so I went back for a pick-up session and we finished off our remaining ideas. Anyway, I think I am going to print a couple of them on big canvas stretchers and put them up for display. It’s so much fun having a nice contrast of images all the way from the romantic beach feel to the more artsy structured feel! I love the variety. Thanks for all the ideas guys! I’m glad it all worked out! =)

Enfield is Recording!

Earlier this morning I met Enfield down at Capital Records. They are deep into the recording of their new album, so it was a ton of fun to get to hear some snippets of the music. It makes me even more excited about Resolved! One of the fun things about Capital Records is that it has a lot of history. The studio we were in had Frank Sinatra’s favorite chair still in use by everyone who comes through. Anyway, I snapped a few images for the band and thought I would post them! Ok, one more thing. COME TO RESOLVED! It’s worth it! =).

March 1, 2009 - 2:51 pm

Suzy - LOVE IT!!! You guys are amazing! Enfield rocks! And I love the images…I can’t wait for Resolved!

June 28, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Enfield the Band {Resolved Conference Music} « Other « Lukas VanDyke Photography - [...] out there, but it was already broken when I got it, and served a noble purpose!) Here’s a few shots of them at Capital Records, working on one of their albums, and a shoot we did for one of the CD [...]

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