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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 Master Lightroom with Ben Willmore

As a wedding photographer, I don’t know what I would do without Lightroom. I can remember when I first started using Lightroom, I knew practically nothing. Even though I’ve learned a few tips and tricks from Pye over at SLR Lounge, I still think anyone can benefit from learning more about the programs they use on a day-to-day basis. [more]

Learn Filmmaking & Editing with Jeff Medford and Ross Hockrow

Starting Monday January 14 at 9am, creativeLIVE is hosting 3 days of non-stop information for anyone who is interested in learning about filmmaking and editing. Taught by Jeff Medford and Ross Hockrow, you’ll come out of this class with the skills to produce web commercials, wedding, birth, family and event films. So whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a photographer you won’t want to miss out on this FREE event. [more]

Learn To Make Interactive PDFs with Jason Hoppe!

Starting tomorrow January 12 at 9am creativeLIVE will host Adobe certified expert, Jason Hoppe as he teaches everything you need to know to make an interactive PDF. In this 2-day workshop, Jason will show you how to create forms, use calculations and JavaScript, distribute PDFs, create hyperlinks and bookmarks, and how to embed files in your PDF. As a photographer, this is a very helpful tool to have in your back pocket and you’ll impress your clients at the same time. [more]

Photography Business Makeover Workshop With Jasmine Star

Starting tomorrow January 9th, wedding photographer, Jasmine Star will be doing a different type of workshop. Hosted by our friends over at creativeLIVE, Jasmine is doing a 3 part series over 3 months on how to completely start your photography business from scratch. Be sure to tune in on January 9, February 13, and March 6 to learn how to rebrand and recreate your photography business. [more]

How To Build A Profitable Portrait Studio

Starting tomorrow Friday January 4 – January 6, photographer Bambi Cantrell will be sharing helpful tips that can help elevate your portrait photography career. Hosted by creativeLIVE, this workshop will be take place at Bambi’s studio in San Francisco. Throughout the 3 days, Bambi will cover how to create stunning backdrops, find inexpensive props, create a strong marketing brand, print images in-house, as well as hair and makeup. [more]

Happy Holidays from Fstoppers!

We are all at home visiting our families right now but we just wanted to wish all of our readers and fans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! We’re going on almost three years strong now and are so lucky to have such a strong group of creative people that continue to support what we’re doing. You can look forward to not only to the release of the most thorough Wedding DVD you’ll ever watch, but more FS originals (it’s about time, right?).

Change The Look Of Your Image by Using Grid Spots

In this corporate headshot shoot by The Slanted Lens, Jay P Morgan plays around with a 10, 20 and 30 degree grid to show us how each one will give a drastically different look. Throughout the entire shoot he is constantly feathering the light. If you’ve ever shot on the streets of New York then you’ll understand why he has to keep his set up very mobile. [more]

Images of Women Forced To Live As Men

Jill Peters’ project, Sworn Virgins of Albania features women who chose to live their entire lives as males in order to avoid the oppressive laws of the Kanun. In the Balkans, women are considered to be property of their husbands, which means women basically are not allow to do anything freely. The freedom to drive, earn their own money, drink, smoke or even swear are all foreign concepts to them. As young girls, they are forced to get married to much much older men. To fight this, they only had one option – to live their lives as men. [more]

The 2012 Best Entertainment Photographs by Vulture

Vulture.com selected what they believe to be the best images of 2012 to wrap up the year. From Lady Gaga to David Cross, these are some of the most remarkable portraits made to print. Some actors, some musicians, quite of few of these portraits are just bizarre and unusual – making them all the more interesting. [more]

How To Build Your Own Camera Shoulder Rig

This Do-It-Yourself equipment video by Jay P Morgan of The Slanted Lens features Cinematographer Lars Lindstrom as he shows us how easy it is to build your own camera shoulder rig. To make this rig all you’ll need is some standard PVC piping and a few other items from your home-improvement store. If you’re in a bind and can quite afford one of the more expensive rigs, this is a great alternative for just under $10. [more]

Up To 70% Off SanDisk Compact Flash Memory Cards

Today on Amazon you can get up to 70% off SanDisk Compact Flash Memory Cards. This is a great deal and would make an awesome stocking stuff for yourself or another photographer. Get them while you can!

Tips On How To Improve Your Digital Workflow

Starting tomorrow at 9AM, photographer Eddie Tapp will be teaching how to create a new digital workflow. He will be going over something that photographers often struggle; color management. Join Eddie as he teaches insider techniques for processing images in Lightroom as well as creative portrait enhancements. In addition, be sure to catch portrait artist Judy Host on the second day as she will be hosting a special session on how to incorporate graphics and textures into your work. [more]

Intimate Exposé On Commercial Photographer Fred Lyon

I’m a big fan of the mission and idea behind websites like Kickstarter. I appreciate creating a community of people from all over the world who help each other pursue their dreams. On Indieagogo, a site similar to Kickstarter, I came across this cool project on photographer, Fred Lyons. [more]

SanDisk SD Memory Cards Are 60% Off

As if we haven’t posted enough amazing Holiday deals on Fstoppers lately, here is yet another awesome deal. Today, on Amazon SanDisk SD Memory Cards are more than half off. Get them now before this deal is over! [more]

Free Workshop On How To Be More Efficient

If you suffer from self-diagnosed A.D.D like most creative professionals, then you need to tune into this free workshop with Jared Platt. From the moment you book the job to the final delivery of the images, Jared will show you efficient techniques that will help improve your workflow. This 3-day workshop starts tomorrow December 6th – December 8th at 9AM. As with all creativeLIVE workshops, the LIVE event is FREE. [more]

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