Author: CrisStephens

do i bring my camera to vacation?

b r i n g  i t  o r  n o t ? Many times I have been asked if I bring the “big camera” to vacation or not (?). It is funny because EVERY time I go on vacation I re evaluate it (there are pros and cons in bringing it and not bringing it… at the end, depends…

adding texture to your shots

t e x t u r e One of the elements that we go through in my four weeks workshop is “texture”. With the years I learnt the elements that can add so much to my photographs. Texture is something that the naked eye might miss but when is captured in a shot, it just brings so much more when…

editing video 1

h a v i n g  f u n  e d i t i n g L Some people see the editing process as “cheating”, some others see it as unnecessary and some people make you feel that you are not good enough if you say you edit in photoshop. It is so funny to me when I see negative…

Differences between my workshops – Check this video out


t w o  w e e k s   o r   f o u r  w e e k s ?


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If there is something I love is to share what I do and how I do it. I can not wait to start my 2018 workshops and hopefully the one related to “first steps in editing” (my workshop for beginners) will be ready soon! =)

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I have been asked several times what the differences between my two workshops are. What was my intention behind when creating each of them and working on the material and videos that I would use in each of the workshops?. Are the participants receiving the same materials if they enroll in both? Do they required the same time? I am going to do only editing or also talk about shooting process and things to consider since the moment the image is capture? Which of the two should I enroll? Which is a better fit for what I am looking for? and so on.

Here in the website you will be able to see the table of contents of each of the workshops but considering that I think it  does not answer all the questions, I also prepared this video where I am talking about “Bringing life to all the grays in between” and “Creating art from the simplest things”. Here I will talk about things that I was asked before and will try  to be as honest as possible to what I consider you should do – depending on your time available and what you are looking for. Warning!: It is 20 minutes long… (sorry!) I know, a little too long but I guess I am realizing I like to talk more than what I think!

If you still have further questions after watching the video, please do not hesitate to let me know: crisstephensphotography@gmail.com.

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note: make sure you click on “HD” to see the video in high resolution. have fun!

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december 2017 news

2 0 1 8  w o r k s h o p s Dates being posted & ENROLLMENT IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!   One of the so many things that I thank God when I think of this year that is almost over, is the chance that He gave me to teach. To share what I do and how I do…

Felices Fiestas

l a s t  2 0 1 7   Thank you to all who has participated in my workshops during 2017 and to all who love my work and have hired me to do their family pictures, have followed me in social media (even when I have not been posting much trying to work on health and family demands). I…

summer news 2017

Black & White Online Workshops! – Next “Bringing Life to All the Grays in Between” – 2 weeks workshop: July 2nd through July 16th & July 16th through July 30th – Next “Creating Art from the Simplest Things” – 4 weeks workshop: July 2nd through July 30th –

the beginning

I “retired” from the Corporate world in the summer of 2011 and there is when my photography journey started. It has been a great time to explore, to try and to study. I finally had the time to take pictures while enjoying my kids grow up. I did not know what I was doing but I knew what the images…

la fruta

“The unnamed fruit of Eden thus became an apple under the influence of the story of the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides. As a result, the apple became a symbol for knowledge, immortality, temptation, the fall of man and sin.” En mi fotografia disfruto encontrar significados detrás de lo que se captura. Historias. Y siempre me pregunto si mi audiencia interpreta lo mismo que…

augusto

m o n t h  s e v e n 1010 February 2017   > I have been so excited to share with this talented group of ladies this photography project that takes place in a monthly basis. On the 10th of every month, we will document our lives with 10 images recently taken. We will link each other’s blogs to share a little bit…

january 2017 news

2 0 1 7 Next Dates: February 5th and February 12th > f o u r  w e e k s   o n e – o n e   o n l i n e  w o r k s h o p 2 0 1 7 “Creating Art from the Simplest Things – B&W photography” with Cris Stephens .Duration: 4…

welcoming 2017

s a y i n g  g o o d b y e 2 0 1 6 > Every year I become very nostalgic when December 31st arrives. I think about all what we lived in that year that is getting to an end. I feel the kids are growing up way too fast and I find ways in my…

navidad

t h e  ma g i c  o f  c h r i s t m a s 2 0 1 6 Wishing all of you the best Christmas ever. Tons of blessings your way. Con mucho amor, Cris. >   >

thank you

m o n t h  s i x 1010 december 2016 my clients > I have been so excited to share with this talented group of ladies this photography project that takes place in a monthly basis. On the 10th of every month, we will document our lives with 10 images recently taken. We will link each other’s blogs to share a little bit…

december 2016 news

T W E N T Y  S E V E N T E E N  C L A S S E S click on image for high resolution >  t w o  w e e k s   o n e – o n e   o n l i n e  c l a s s “Bringing life to all the…