Thursday, June 30, 2011

Memphis Photographers - Wedding & Bridal Fashion Photographers

Press Release: June 2011 - Memphis Tennessee
Photographers Michael Allen and Tracy Welch both of are pleased to announce that they have both had their images selected by the editors of Southern Bride Magazine as the cover shots for the Tennessee and Alabama issues of Southern Bride Magazine. We also have several images in the feature spread of the fashion section. The magazines will be on newsstands across the South in locations such as Barnes and Noble.

First Cover Photo by Tracy Welch

Second Photo Cover by Michael Allen

Michael recently produced a photographers workshop and fashion shoot in Seaside for the magazine. Half a dozen photographers signed up for the workshop and all worked as teams for the shoot. The recent "Photographers Dream" workshop took place in one of the Top 12 destinations in the world, Seaside Florida. Michael's team hosted a 3 day hands on photographers bootcamp, where participants worked along side photographer Michael Allen, shooting for Southern Bride Magazine. The photographers workshop titled "DREAM CHALLENGE" had a mission to shoot for the magazines feature story, a bridal fashion shoot featuring the latest fashions in the wedding world.

Michael taught the photographers mixed lighting techniques with California Sunbounce reflector systems, and Pocketwizard flash controllers for Canon and Nikon along with editorial photographer Joe DeScoise to capture lifestyle editorial photographs for the magazines fashion layout and cover images.

Short Film Documentary: A behind the scenes look into the photo shoot & the hands on bootcamp, with scenes taken over a week on location in Seaside, interviews with some of the team, and details about shooting for a fashion magazine was shot as a short film documentary and is now being shown on the website and the magazine's blog.

Seaside provided the locations and the team support, Southern Bride hosted the shoot, and Michael Allen was the lead photographer and instructor for the workshop, teaching photographers editorial lifestyle techniques using California Sunbounce reflectors, ambient lighting, and mixed flash techniques. Our sponsor,, provided some giveaways for the participants, and rented extra gear to the team. Guest photographer Joe DeScoise also helped teach the workshop with Michael. Tracy Welch was the assistant director of the workshop and worked as a camera operator for shooting the short film.

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SEASIDE Editorial Fashion Photo Workshop - "The Photographers Dream Challenge"
PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY michael allen

PROVIDED BY Seaside Florida - Cottage Rental Agency

SOUTHERN BRIDE MAGAZINE corporate headquarters - Memphis, Tn & Birmingham, Al