Event Space Video: Lighten Up and Shoot Style


Every so often you come across an unexpected success story in the world of photography. Such a story belongs to Michael Thompson, the founder of Lightenupandshoot.com, who went from being a mortgage broker to professional photographer in three short years. In this ninety-minute video, he recounts his transition, successes and his philosophy of shooting good photographs.

Luckily, he started his photographic quest by exploring light rather than equipment, and that understanding is very apparent in his work. He also examines how he approaches the technical aspects of photography by renaming complicated technical concepts and breaking them down into fundamental artistic concepts.