Despite Murphy’s Law, DSLR Video Workshop Rolls On!

If Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”, then Sandy’s Law says, “When what can go wrong goes wrong, smile more and keep a positive attitude.”

After our flight to Chicago was cancelled Thursday morning, forcing us to scramble like mad and drive seven straight hours to arrive in time for last night’s workshop, we were under the impression that the worst was behind us as we safely boarded our flight this morning to Columbus. Lo and behold, upon arriving in Columbus, we found out that all our tour cases were suddenly missing!

I’m not usually a believer Friday the 13 curses, but this is down right cruel!

Like I’m sure all of you have unfortunately experienced before, it’s been nearly impossible getting any kind of definite answers about the status of our luggage. All that we’ve been told is that if we’re “lucky”, we’ll get the cases back by 4 this afternoon. Well that would be fantastic, but there’s one small, little problem: our DSLR Video Workshop starts at 4!

Oh, well. There’s nothing else we can really do other than keep a positive attitude and be thankful that we all arrived safely.

Experience the future of portrait photography at Sandy Puc's DSLR Video Workshop.

With such an early flight this morning, everyone is extremely tired. Having a day off tomorrow in Philadelphia is going to be the greatest thing any of us can ask for. But first, we’re determined, whether we have our equipment with us or not, to give the great folks of Columbus a fantastic workshop tonight.

After last night’s workshop in Chicago, where we were blown away by the sold out attendance, Jared and I are really starting to get in the groove of things. This workshop is truly one of the most unique experiences ever! It’s so awesome to see photographers so enthusiastic about diving head first in the wild, new world of video!

When I see the expressions on students’ faces as they discover just how easy and fun some of this video stuff is, I’m floored. So many photographers are mistaken about how difficult and expensive adding video is. But honestly, with a few pointers and tips, it’s really not as scary as it seems!

Our progress on the DSLR Video Tour thus far…

After tonight's workshop in Columbus, it's off to Philadelphia tomorrow for a much-needed day off!

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Despite Murphy's Law, DSLR Video Workshop Rolls On!

If Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”, then Sandy’s Law says, “When what can go wrong goes wrong, smile more and keep a positive attitude.”

After our flight to Chicago was cancelled Thursday morning, forcing us to scramble like mad and drive seven straight hours to arrive in time for last night’s workshop, we were under the impression that the worst was behind us as we safely boarded our flight this morning to Columbus. Lo and behold, upon arriving in Columbus, we found out that all our tour cases were suddenly missing!

I’m not usually a believer Friday the 13 curses, but this is down right cruel!

Like I’m sure all of you have unfortunately experienced before, it’s been nearly impossible getting any kind of definite answers about the status of our luggage. All that we’ve been told is that if we’re “lucky”, we’ll get the cases back by 4 this afternoon. Well that would be fantastic, but there’s one small, little problem: our DSLR Video Workshop starts at 4!

Oh, well. There’s nothing else we can really do other than keep a positive attitude and be thankful that we all arrived safely.

Experience the future of portrait photography at Sandy Puc's DSLR Video Workshop.

With such an early flight this morning, everyone is extremely tired. Having a day off tomorrow in Philadelphia is going to be the greatest thing any of us can ask for. But first, we’re determined, whether we have our equipment with us or not, to give the great folks of Columbus a fantastic workshop tonight.

After last night’s workshop in Chicago, where we were blown away by the sold out attendance, Jared and I are really starting to get in the groove of things. This workshop is truly one of the most unique experiences ever! It’s so awesome to see photographers so enthusiastic about diving head first in the wild, new world of video!

When I see the expressions on students’ faces as they discover just how easy and fun some of this video stuff is, I’m floored. So many photographers are mistaken about how difficult and expensive adding video is. But honestly, with a few pointers and tips, it’s really not as scary as it seems!

Our progress on the DSLR Video Tour thus far…

After tonight's workshop in Columbus, it's off to Philadelphia tomorrow for a much-needed day off!

Great Start to the DSLR Video Workshop!

It’s official: The DSLR Video Workshop is off and running!

It's not too late to register! Use the discount code SAN11 to get $20 off your ticket.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended last night’s workshop in Denver! This workshop is definitely much more intimate and personal than any tour I’ve done in the past, which is really awesome because it allows students incredible access to share ideas with Jared Abrams and me.

Last night we spent a ton of quality time answering questions and passing around some really cool gear. It was really exciting seeing everyone’s lightbulb turn on as we discussed the future of the photography business.

Also, a big thanks to all my fantastic sponsors who are making this workshop possible: B&H, SmugMug and Silverlake Photo Accessories!

In case you’re still on the fence about attending this workshop, here’s a sampling of what people are saying about last night:

 “This is a true subject specific workshop, an intense immersion into the use of equipment, workflow and how to market. Would you rather be ready for the next twist in portrait photography or ahead of the pack? Something for those new to using video as well as the experienced! I learned a lot! Thanks Sam!” – Stephanie Conrad

We all know a photographer who was left behind when digital came into the picture. Video is the next revolution in the digital photography world. Don’t be left behind. Take this class and learn how incorporating video can help your photography business grow. I am telling all my friends about this class. It was a great learning experience. Thank you Sandy and Jared.” – Sara Karam

“It was a GREAT success. I learned more last night than from several previous “video seminars” combined. Convinced good friend and photo colleague Suzanne Shaff to sign up for your show tonight in Minneapolis. -Barry Staver

With the first workshop in the books, we made our way to Minnapolis super early this morning (3:30!) for tonight’s workshop at the Holiday Inn Metrodome. Can’t wait to see everyone tonight and do it all over again!

Photographers Sandy Puc’ & Jared Abrams Launch DSLR Video Tour in Denver on May 10

‘If It Moves, Shoot It’ addresses how to utilize and benefit from the cutting-edge video capabilities of DSLR cameras for photography professionals

May 6, 2011Denver, CO—Prominent photographer Sandy Puc’ and expert cinematographer Jared Abrams have teamed up to bring the innovative If It Moves, Shoot It: Merging Motion and Stills tour this May to over 15 cities in the United States.

Kicking off in Denver on May 10, this is the second educational photography seminar for Sandy Puc’ this year. The If It Moves, Shoot It tour aims to pave the way for the future of at-your-fingertips video technology by informing photographers of all skill levels on the powerful video capability featured on the popular DSLR cameras.

With digital video shooting now a common feature on many DSLR cameras, Puc’ and Abrams are excited to share their expertise in a comfortable, hands-on approach. Abrams is highly skilled in both still and moving photography and is a leader in this growing industry. By the end of the seminar, photographers will be able to shoot, edit and produce an array of videos with a variety of DSLRs.

“I really enjoyed my first of many live seminars with Sandy! I walked away inspired to reach higher and work smarter, not harder,” says Christy Jenkins, of Jefferson, Indiana, after Sandy Puc’s Power of Passion tour rapped up earlier this spring. Puc’ devotes every ounce of energy she has to making learning fun and effective in hopes that attendees leave the show with the smarts and confidence to achieve their goals.

If It Moves, Shoot It promises to be a fully interactive seminar that will teach how to merge video and stills together to create never-before-seen products that will doubtlessly excite clients. Amongst the many lessons and tools that will be shared are a comprehensive tutorial on DSLR video functions and a breakdown of video shooting techniques and principles, including frame rate, focusing, tripod use, sound, workflow and more.

“For me education is a life-long endeavor. Life as we know it is constantly changing, improving, being fine-tuned. What once was available to a select few is becoming mainstream. I am grateful to be a part of this new video movement and for Jared Abrams to share his extensive knowledge so that photographers can affordably learn about new techniques and have the necessary tools to be successful in their craft,” Puc’ says of her upcoming tour.

For more information, tour dates or how to register for the If It Moves, Shoot It: Merging Motion and Stills tour, please visit www.sandypuctours.com. When registering online for the If It Moves, Shoot It tour, use code PRH11 for a $20 discount.

About Sandy Puc’
Sandy Puc’ currently holds the prestigious titles of Print Master and Explorer of Light from Canon USA. She served on the Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She is a frequent contributor to professional journals, and is well known in the photography industry. Her first book, Children’s Photography, was released in the spring of 2008. Puc’ is a co-founder of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a non-profit organization of photographers that take images of stillborn babies or babies who are expected to die shortly after birth. (www.sandypuctours.com).

About Jared Abrams
With more than a decade’s worth of experience as a Hollywood-based cinematographer, Abrams brings years of professional cinematic experience to the DSLR photography world. Two years ago when video functionality became prevalent in the DSLR market, Abrams quickly emerged as one of the niche’s leading experts. Currently, he is the News Director for Cinema5D.com and was a founding member of Wide Open Camera—two of the web’s leading sources for DSLR video information and education. Abrams’ step-by-step workflow is easy to follow and has a track record of producing tangible benefits to any studio’s bottom line. (www.wideopencamera.com).