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"Getting In The Right Mindset"

Here's a podcast Skype interview that I did recently with Connor Hibbs.  I can't thank him enough for the honor and privilege of doing this interview.   

Thank you all for making the time to listen.  Hopefully, I can get the folks at Nikon to take a listen as well.  

CLICK ON THIS AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE PODCAST!

SENIOR PHOTO SHOOT WITH BROOK -by MikeCon Photography "Castle Rock Photographer"

So a few months ago, I was asked by one of my fitness friends IFBB Pro Marilena Echohawk to do her daughter's senior pictures.  Brook is a senior at Legacy High School in Broomfield, CO.  Here are a few images that we took while in downtown Denver. 

Of course this was Brook's very first professional photo shoot, however with me, her boyfriend, and her Mother there to assist me with the shoot, Brooke pulled off some magnificent shots!       High school seniors, and parents...don't wait too late to have your photos done.  Just message me via the "Contact Me" section of my website.

Of course this was Brook's very first professional photo shoot, however with me, her boyfriend, and her Mother there to assist me with the shoot, Brooke pulled off some magnificent shots!   

High school seniors, and parents...don't wait too late to have your photos done.  Just message me via the "Contact Me" section of my website.

"Photography Lessons" - by MikeCon Photography "Castle Rock Photographer"

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There's four things that stick out in my head about photography.

1. If you have one model and 100 photographers and the same lighting setups and camera settings...at the end of the post processing part...you're still going to have 100 different pictures. Artists are artists. We are all very different individuals and how we do and see things is unique.
(This is why you must always look at the body of work each photographer does and not just base it off of their word of what place they told you they work at).

2. It's not the equipment that makes a great shot, it's timing, skill, and patience. Too many people believe that if you have that camera, that lens, that modifier, that light and etc., it's going to make you great.  No...it's not!

Utilize whatever you have and grind on it!  If you only have a kit (beginners) lens, use it until the wheels fall off. Learn to use natural light, and to throw light with that pop-up flash, learn to use whatever is available as your weapon and master it. Even after you think you have it mastered, start all over again and do it again, and again and again. For those photographers that laugh at those who use a kit lens...remember, most of you had to start somewhere.

For those of you with lots and lots of lenses and don't use them...look your style and know what you need and don't need in your tool box of toys.  Who knows, maybe another photog may see it for sale on eBay, Amazon, or Craigslist and thank you for it, or do some very interesting/inspirational things.

3. You only have two people you work for. Yourself and your client. Don't listen to others!! Those others aren't you, and most will try guiding you for their own interests, or beliefs. Hell, most of the time they're the ones who keep up drama.

Regardless of whatever people base off social media and "likes", 1+'s, TFP, or "photo credit", or whatever...don't work for them.  Satisfy your clients that have paid you and value you for your skills and time.

Photo credit and suchlike don't and aren't going to get you anywhere unless you KNOW it's for a good cause, or it's just to sharpen your photography skills. Besides, I'm still looking for another business that accepts photo credit as a payment.

4. Take and make time to try new styles of photography. This means if you photograph people, then go out and take some landscape photos, or vice versa. Don't be afraid to push yourself to new realms. It breaks the monotony and allows you to escape to try new things.

#photography #lessons #mikecon

"The Introduction" by MikeCon Photography - "Castle Rock Photographer"

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Welcome to my updated blog site for MikeCon Photography!

Here is where I'll share some of my inner most thoughts and creative views on photography and the industry I'm in.  If you'd like to know a bit about me...well take a small gaze at my "About me" section of my website: .  There it tells about how the name came of my business came to be and a bit about my origins.

Why am I blogging?  Well, as a photographer, there's times where I feel I need to share things about who I am, what I'm about  and let my audience get to know me.

What do I like to photograph?  Well, that's pretty broad...considering I live in Castle Rock, Colorado, and it's not a metropolitan area.  It's more like a suburban-metro area; located right between Denver and Colorado Springs.  So for me I photograph almost everything.  I do fitness, glamour, fashion, seniors, families and engagements.  My "niche" is portraiture photography.  I like "classy" photos.  Things look like they'll last throughout time and things that look like they belong in a magazine, or poster.  Below, I've included a small video (which you may have skipped on the introduction of my website.  In this video, I've included a lot of my past photo shoots, so I hope you make the time and enjoy the show!

If you'd like to contact me for booking a photo shoot, please feel free to go to the  "contact me" tab and leave me a message with your information, so we can communicate and facilitate!

Semper Fi!
Mike
MikeCon Photography
www.mikeconphoto.com