Part Three – Mike Fulton, TriCoast Photography – Houston/Worldwide

31 08 2007

So here it is, the final part of Mike Fulton’s excellent & generous contribution to Don’t Box Us In. We’ve made everyone wait, Mike included, until this third post to let everyone in on Mike’s big secret….

If you’ve been to WPPI you will have heard of the Champagne Shootout. It’s a great experience to watch but, even more amazing, is to be selected to be one of the four photographers to take part and Mike is one of the four professional photographers invited to be a part of WPPI 2008’s Champagne Shootout! It’s a well-deserved honor for Mike to be taking part in this and very encouraging to see him being recognized by his peers. Congratulations to Mike & TriCoast Photography!

For those of you that haven’t heard of this before, it consists of four professional photographers, four shooting tracks with live posing & photographing, four big screens and four distinct points of view. It’s sponsored by Miller’s Lab & not only is it educational but a huge amount of fun. Here’s what Mike has to say about it:

“We (TriCoast) plan on having some surprises (free surprises I might add) for everyone that comes over and checks us out. Billed with my name on it, but truly a complete TriCoast event, both myself and Cody will be on stage, mic’ed up, shooting some studio images at first, but then really breaking out into what we do best, our wireless flash photography. Wedding photography is fun and exciting but limited many times to horrible hours of the day to capture the must needed images. Studio lighting simply won’t cut it many times due to this nature so we plan on going back to the basics! We want to show everyone how Cody and I work together as a team, something I feel is very rare in today’s photography business. How we each have our strong points and each have our weak points but we work together to make one decent photographer. How we use the ETTL wireless flash system anywhere anytime both inside and outside but are not afraid to throw on a Pocket Wizard and other goodies to make sure the image we want or need is captured. Capturing the image live right in front of the crowd, then not only showing you the image but also telling you the camera settings, focal length and ISO, EVERYTHING. Open for questions during the two hour program from the crowd, we want it to be very informative and very fun learning experience for all involved, ourselves included! So I hope to see some friendly faces this coming year out at WPPI for the Champagne Shootout, I promise it will be fun!”

Mike is also speaking at other events such as the Miller’s Lab booth and the Collages.net booth on the showroom floor so make sure to catch up with him during WPPI ’08!

Part three showcases Mike’s mastery at post-processing as shown in his before and after images below. TriCoast Photography have shared their post-processing techniques through a range of actions that can be found at Finding Color

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This last set of images is hot off the press! Mike tells us “the first one is SOOC (straight out of the camera) – How the image was actually shot. I knew when I saw this location I wanted to place the bride where I did and process it how the final product is before I clicked the shutter. This is one reason why I love my actions, I know their limits and tones and it helps me “see” the image so much clearer while shooting.

The next has my Finding Color Alstott Orange and Deep Sand actions applied to the image, giving it the dark – rich tones with the red/orange feel, after using the blend modes to blend the tones into the orig. image. Finally I blended the background with the image, place a sloppy border around it and added basic text and contact information to it for one of our new national ads. I feel “Less is More” and the image should speak for itself if not your client will find an image that does.”

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Mike is truly an inspiration to photographers in many respects & we hope you’ve learnt from & enjoyed this feature as much as we have. Thank you once again Mike and we look forward to seeing you in action at the Champagne Shootout!

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31 08 2007
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31 08 2007
Christos

Mike congratulations on being one of the four for WPPI 2008. I also wanted to thank you for the last three posts on this site wonderful site. I have bookmarked this site and these posts for future reference. I wish you the best.

Christos

1 09 2007
Chrissie Raysor

Congatulations Mike and Cody – what an honor!

1 09 2007
Kacy Jo

Congrats on WPPI Mike & Cody!!! See ya there! 🙂

1 09 2007
Chris Stewart

Mike Congrats man!!!! I have been keeping up on this post and what time and effort you guys at Tri-Coast go threw to get those amazing shots. I am truly inspired to use my flash more and to learn more about flash. Thank you!!

4 09 2007
Claudine Jackson

Congrats Mike & Cody on WPPI!! Also loved this interview. You guys are great photographers and instructors as well:)

4 09 2007
Susan

COngrats! And awesome stuff, I loooove the last photo 🙂

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