Apr 7, 2011

Humbled by Lighten Up and Shoot

I am sincerely humbled by Andy & Mikey of Lighten Up & Shoot's blog post today - see here. Ok, let's be honest - I am jumping up and down excited with glee too! It was watching Mikey & Andy's videos that inspired Susan Roderick and I to make our own. To think that a month ago Susan and I had never made a video in our lives, and now we're on Lighten Up & Shoot's blog - it's kind of unreal!  I couldn't have summed up what Susan and I are creating with our behind the LIVE community better than Andy:

"Their plan, bring to the world what happens when the creativeLive camera's are off! They get in a little further, more personal, more real and more...well fun! I really love the idea they have for so many reasons! I mean think about it people, they are in a position where they get to not only meet but interact with the best photographers/teachers on this planet! Instead of them being all selfish and keeping it to themselves, they share with the world! Now that's brilliant!" 

We have been blessed to be volunteer chat hosts at the coolest creative school EVER - creativeLIVE. As Andy says, we want to share our experiences with YOU - because that's what it's all about. When everyone shares, everyone wins. There are no losers in the creativeLIVE philosophy. Right? creativeLIVE co-founder Chase Jarvis is an open book with his blog and Chase Jarvis Live. I love the concept.

No time like the present to sign up for Lighten Up and Shoot's creativeLIVE workshop - July 29-31. It's FREE - and that's downright amazing. No doubt they will take us all on a wild ride, gringos-who-also-said-adios-to-the-Man-and-live-in-Columbia style!

In the meantime, Lighten Up and Shoot are touring the world teaching workshops - check out the schedule here. But the beauty of Mikey & Andy is that they bring FREE photography education to each and every one of you in the comfort of your own home. They have hilarious and yet incredibly educational videos on YouTube with hours of content about not just lighting, but so much more. I dig their style, and that's an understatement! Kindred spirits? Creo que si!

Check these gringos out on www.lightenupandshoot.com! Subscribe to their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mikeyorange?blend=2&ob=1!


  1. Very good article, I have learned so much also just from watching the videos!! I am still learning as well. It is very refreshing to watch,learn and be entertained all into one. Keep up the good work, and again a very good article!!

  2. Kenna...
    All the places you have traveled, the experiences that you are living with CreativeLive, and the inspirational photographers that you get to work hands-on with...you've got it made girl!!!

    I can't imagine the depth and new meaning it brings to life! You have a fabulous personality and are a joy to watch and listen to.... Keep up the great work girlie!!!! ♥ it!

  3. Kenna I dig YOUR style! You ideas are brilliant! You inspire me! I can't wait until Lighten Up and Shoot comes to Seattle to rock the creativeLIVE house. So many good things in store for you chica!

  4. w00t, I love these guys! I stumbled upon some of their videos on youtube a few weeks before I saw they were coming to CL! I connected with them right away because of their fun, silly, and laid back style. As a photographer doing it for the love, it reminds me how it's about having fun in the process of making a picture that's just if not more important than the picture itself. Looking forward to their course and hope to meet them out on the town when they're here. Great post Kenna!