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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.

31 Women in Art Photography

In the beginning the idea for the show “31 Women in Art Photography” was a direct response to the increasing male domination in the New York art scene. I quickly thought back to every major gallery and museum I’d ever been to in NYC and realized that it is true, there are more works of art by males rather than females. Why is that? What’s the difference between a photograph produced by a male than one by a female? [more]

How to Shoot Comedians Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis

Jeff Lautenberger, staff Photographer for the Dallas News, had just three minutes to photograph comedians, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis for a feature story on the duo’s upcoming movie, “The Campaign”. The set? An empty hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Dallas. With no time to set up artificial lighting, Jeff improvised and had to use two windows next to the bed as a natural softbox. [more]

Submit Your Best Photos On Our Flickr Page

We want to see your best photo(s) for our Picture of the Day! Submit your images to our Flickr for consideration and check back to our Picture of the Day section daily to see if your photos have been featured. (Horizontal images are preferred and must be at least 750 pixels in width.)

Canon EOS M Sample Images, Video, and Pre-Order Info

The Canon EOS M camera is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo. It’s selling for $799.99 and is expected to ship October 15, 2012. We previously posted about the announcement of this camera and since then, Canon has updated their website with high resolution examples and videos. [more]

Through The Lens With White House Photographer Pete Souza

Former Chicago Tribune photographer, Pete Souza has probably one of the most sought after jobs. For the past three years he has served as chief White House photographer. Having backstage access to every presidential event has allowed Pete and his staff to capture some amazing shots. These shots are a glimpse from Obama’s presidency between May and June of this year. [more]

Inside Vogue’s June Cover Shoot With Annie Leibovitz

In the June 2012 issue of Vogue, photographer Annie Leibovitz had the amazing opportunity to photograph eight very talented US Olympic athletes alongside supermodel Karlie Kloss. Over the years, Annie has become known for her over-the-top sets and detailed lighting set-ups. [more]

Hot Summer Deal On A New Website

We usually don’t post stuff like this on Fstoppers but this deal is too good to pass up. Right now Creative Motion Design is having a huge sale on all of their website designs so if you’re in the market for a new look for your website then I highly recommend them. Normally both the flash and HTML website designs cost $295 plus an additional $100 to host but from now until July 31 they are 50% off ($147.50).

Free Photo Workshop On Increasing Sales and Managing Your Time

One of the most difficult things about running your own business and being your own boss is managing your time. Life can become stressful trying to manage photoshoots, editing, packaging, having a social life, meetings, and taking care of the daily responsibilities. Professional photographer Tamara Lackey has somehow figured out how to balance her time as she runs two businesses, teach around the country, and play mom to three children. Starting today, Tamara is teaching how you can manage your time through a free creativeLIVE workshop. [more]

Who Shot Rock & Roll? Photographers Revealed

We’ve seen these iconic images before, but ever wonder who shot them? Here is just a preview of what you can see at the traveling photography show titled, “Who Shot Rock & Roll?” which is currently at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA until October 7, 2012. Displaying over 175 images, these Rock & Roll stars shook up musical history. [more]

What Is Your Pantone Color?

Using Pantone’s categorical system of coloring, Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass has started a fascinating project (The Humanae Project) that will eventually catalog every possible human skin tone. [more]

Preview ESPN’s Body Issue 2012

If you’re a sports fan, or even if you just like toned and tan bodies, you’re going to want to pick up the next issue of ESPN (hits newsstands Friday). It’s filled with some pretty sexy images of the United States’ favorite athletes in nothing but their birthday suits. [more]

And The Winner Of The Facebook Contest Is…

This month we teamed up with SLR Lounge and Kelly Moore for an awesome Facebook Fan giveaway. With an overwheleming number of entries, I’d say this contest was even more successful than last month’s. Without further adieu the winner of this month’s Facebook Fan contest is…. [more]

Behind The Scenes of Snow White And Huntsman

If you haven’t seen the movie Snow White and the Huntsman, then you’ll want to go see it after watching this video. Filmed with the Red Epic camera, the amount of detail that went into creating the Mirror Man is amazing. The guys over at The Mill Visual Effects Studio did many tests with liquid before deciding to use cloth instead. Cloth provided more control over making the sculpture appear seamlessly out of the mirror. [more]

Smoking Kids Portraits by Frieke Janssens

I was really taken aback when I came across this series of images by Frieke Janssens. They’re so incredibly striking, and I imagine it’s difficult to look at them without being affected in some way. The video shows some behind the scenes footage, and ends with the clip that inspired the entire series. Here’s an excerpt from Janssens’ website, where she explains the inspiration for the project [more]

Deandre Jordan for Under Armour: Behind the Scenes

Here’s a behind the scenes look at sports photographer Kelly Kline’s recent shoot for Under Armour. She photographed Deandre Jordan of the LA Clippers for UA’s Summer/Fall campaign. Now, it’s not exactly instructional, but you’ll see a little bit of the setup. Her task was to capture action images based on the sketched out ideas for the campaign. What do you think? Would you rather have a specific direction [more]

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