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Lauren Jonas

Editor, Office Operations http://charlestonweddingphotography.com/ @joanponeFacebook
My name is Lauren Jonas and I am a wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2009 with a BFA in Studio Art and Photography. Originally I started out studying Graphic Design but quickly switched over to Photography. I realized that having a degree in Photography still doesn't qualify you as a professional photographer. After moving to Charleston in 2010, I became friends with Patrick and Lee.Here at Fstoppers, I do a little bit of everything from editing, invoicing, answering emails, reading potential blog content from readers and drinking lots of coffee. I spend the rest of my time handling both Lee and Patrick's wedding and portrait editing as well as running Charleston Wedding Photography.If you have a question or concern about something don't hesitate to email me directly at Lauren@fstoppers.com.

How to Mix Daylight with LED Light

In this video from The Slanted Lens, photographer Jay P Morgan takes you behind the scenes at East West Bank as he shoots a two camera interview of two executives. By mixing daylight with LED light, he shows you how to blend a single LED light source with natural window light while on location. [more]

BTS “Year of the Horse” Shoot with Profoto Gear

I’m a huge fan of the Profoto gear. When I came across this behind the scenes video on Profoto’s blog, I just had to share it with you guys. To kick off the “Year of the Horse” Tokyo-based photographer Irwin Wong came up with a creative shoot in the middle of the forest. [more]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Fstoppers.com!

As most of us are off spending time with our families and loved ones we want to wish all of our readers and fans a Happy Holiday season. Next February (2014) marks Fstoppers’ 4th anniversary. It’s unbelievable just how much we’ve grown thus far. With an amazing staff of writers putting out fresh and informative content each and every day, we have grown to over 10 million readers worldwide. [more]

Last Day to Save on Kelby Training.com: Cyber Weekend Deal

Today is the last day to save on photography training courses over at KelbyTraining.com. This is their biggest sale of the year so you don’t want to pass this up. With over 700 hours of training from some of the best photographers in the world, they have discounted every subscription. Normally an annual subscription is $199 but they’re offering $40 off and a monthly subscription is just $14.95. [more]

FS Original: Mike Kelley Shows the Secrets to Shooting Architectural Images

It’s been a while since we’ve released an Fstoppers original video, so today we want to take you behind the scenes with Mike Kelley. If you’ve been following Fstoppers then you know he’s been a writer with us for a while and is also one of the most talented architectural photographers in the country. Mike’s workflow and style is truly incredible and the amount of hours he spends on creating just one image is – as cheesy as it sounds – a work of art. [more]

Fstoppers Party In NYC Tonight!

The last day of PDN’s PhotoPlus is coming to an end tonight and what better way to celebrate than doing it with the best of the best in the industry. Because we just can’t get enough of Peter Hurley, we’re teaming up with him again to make this year’s party EVEN better than last year. The party will kick off at 8pm until MIDNIGHT at the Highline lofts located at 508 W. 26 St. on the 5th Floor. We’ll be charging a $20 cover but that will include all the food and alcohol you can consume. [more]

Don’t Miss creativeLIVE Photo Week!

Ready to pack in a ton of learning over six days? Then creativeLIVE Photo Week is for you. It convenes the best and brightest photographers working today, connecting you with your photographic favorites in real time. Broadcast over six days, Photo Week is one of the most ambitious events the photography industry has ever seen, and you can be a part of it. [more]

How To Shoot A Sunrise Engagement Session

As a wedding photographer, the engagement session is probably one of the best ways to get to know your clients before spending 8 or more hours with them on their wedding day. These sessions are about the two of them as a couple and how they fell in love. Most of my sessions are held about 2 hours before the sun sets, but what about when you have a couple that wants to shoot at sunrise? I have to admit, I hardly ever get up any earlier than 9 AM most days, so the thought of being functional at 6 AM was terrifying. But the results? The light was beautiful and completely worth it. [more]

$200 Off Canon 35mm f/2.0 IS Lens

Beginning now until September 7, B&H Photo is offering $200 off of the Canon 35mm f/2.0 IS lens. Normally it goes for almost $800 but right now it’s $599.00. In our review of the 35mm, we found it to be pretty on par with the L glass in terms of performance. It’s tack sharp, has image stabilization and is equipped with a quiet, fast and reliable autofocus motor. Also on sale for a limited time are the Canon 24mm f2.8 and the Canon 28mm f/2.8 lenses. [more]

How Commercial Photographer Corey Rich Shot CrossFit

Guest writer, Corey Rich is primarily an outdoor/adventure photographer, but last winter he decided to do something totally different and shoot CrossFit—the masochistic athletic craze sweeping the nation. More than anything, he was keen to experiment with heavy-duty artificial lighting in an indoor environment–not exactly what he’s known for. His goals were simply to elevate his lighting skills, unlock his creativity in different ways, learn some new things, and have fun in the process.

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New York City Captured Behind The Wheel of a Taxi-Cab

New York City has always been a favorite place of mine. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you are bound to see something that will affect and inspire you in some way. Taxi-cab driver turned photographer, David Bradford calls it “the greatest stage on Earth.” [more]

Enter to Win a Spot at a Wedding Workshop in Venice, Montreal or Toronto

Today at creativeLIVE, award winning wedding photographer Yervant is teaching how to shoot your weddings with an album design in mind. This is such a necessary skill to learn as you go professional. Even though we live in a fast paced digital world, your clients still want something tangible to look back at in 20 years. It’s your job as a wedding photographer to take and create their story. [more]

Learn Compositing 101 With Aaron Nace

Beginning this Thursday May 30 – June 1, creativeLIVE will host photographer Aaron Nace as he teaches compositing 101. Aaron has taught photography and photo manipulation to millions of people for over five years. In this 3 day comprehensive workshop you’ll wake away with a better understanding of how to conceptualize an idea, plan out your composite, photograph and light each piece of the puzzle, and artfully combine the many parts using Photoshop. [more]

Learn Wedding Photography For Free

Along with our recent release of How to Become A Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer, we’ve featured several behind the scenes videos on how other photographs prepare for and shoot weddings. It’s always worth a look to investigate what other wedding photographers outside of your area are doing differently. Rest assured, Doug Gordon will keep you entertained in his upcoming workshop on creativeLIVE. [more]

Learn Inexpensive Ways To Create Gallery-Style Works Of Art

If you’re not tuned in to creativeLIVE right now, you should be! Today through Saturday May 18, creativeLIVE is hosting award-winning portrait photogrpaher, Brooke Shaden. Brooke is teaching some great tips to create eye-catching works of art without any flash or expensive studio props. [more]

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