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Las Vegas Hot Sexy Light Shoot. March 12 2013


$45 – MARCH 12. Tuesday during WPPI at MGM Grand

REGISTER HERE – Only 10 spots available.

WPPI is right around the corner and I love hosting mini shoot clinincs. This year we are going to concentrate on only the sexier side of shooting.

In the 2 hrs I will talk about:

  • Making a subject feel comfortable
  • Posing in a fashion style
  • Lighting with flash and video lights
  • Composition (adding depth to your image)
  • Taking any questions you might have

The cost is only $45

PLACE: MGM GRAND. Email will be sent out with room number.
TIME: 4pm-6ish
DATE: March 12 2013

The limit is 10 attendees.

Thank you to our sponser :

Promo Video from last time:



WPPI – My Platform Class

When I became a wedding/portrait photographer in 2002 after a few years as a commercial and art photographer I went to a conference called WPPI. I needed to learn about the business and how to be successful  in this new type of photography for me and how to run a business. Holy crap did I get a lot out of that first year. I met some of my best friends in the industry and came back to Nashville with a renewed aggressive attitude. It worked. I took what I learned and started to define my wedding/portrait biz in Nashville. Thank you WPPI.

It was also there that I learned about print competition. I entered and was pleasantly surprised that I did pretty well and won a bunch of Accolades and even took  away a award for a senior image.

Somehow I ended up lecturing and teaching workshops but I never in the 7 years of going to WPPI had spoke at that conference. This year I am! I am so excited to be presenting a platform class. It will be Sunday March 10th from 12:00 to 1:30.

I would be honered if you would pre register for my class if you will be attending this year.

If you are not going. GO. It is an amazing experience and is worth the trip.



Search for my class here:

I’m not going to just give a presentation I’m going to give a college like class. I want you to learn something as well as be inspired. We are going to go over as much lighting tips as I can cram into  90 min.

Afterwords I’m going to lead a small workshop on Off Camera Lighting on location. Something I can’t do on stage is take you all outside to put these tips into practice. I hope to take those who want to join me outside for about an hour and show you real life examples of my style of photographing.

Leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions on something you want to hear about. Hope to see you all there.


Heidi G.March 1, 2013 - 8:01 pm

SO looking forward to your class! :)

Technology to Keep You on the TrainMarch 21, 2013 - 11:25 pm

Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely great. Technology to Keep You on the Train

My kids are on the cover of Rangefinder!

Let me tell you how excited I was when Rangefinder magazine asked me to do an article on lighting. It is such an honor to be in a photography magazine. Then they asked me to submit some images to be in consideration of the cover! I was really surprised and excited. The coolest thing ever tough was when they chose one of my photos and to top it off it was a shot of my son and daughter. In fact, I stopped being excited about photographing the cover and was more excited to see a pic of my kids. I just want to thank Rangefinder for asking me and then choosing the image. Such an honor.
Anyone can go read the magazine here. LINK TO RANGEFINDER ONLINE JANUARY 2013 ISSUE

It is the lighting issue and has a bunch of great info on lighting for photography.

Happy new year!



Lucia De GiovanniJanuary 15, 2013 - 4:41 pm

This portrait is flawless. Channeling their inner rock stars, you’re allowing your kids to simply shine in it. GREAT work, and congratulations on the cover!

ChuckieJanuary 15, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Thank you. Love your work.

NASHVILLE – Don’t Be Afraid of the Light Workshop April 1 – April 2 2013


Ask yourself this:

  • Are you a natural light photographer?
  • Do you struggle with flash?
  • Are your images not as good as you would like?
  • Have you ever wanted to try something new photographically?
  • Do you have trouble posing subjects?
  • Do you want to keep your photography fresh?







Chuck Arlund in Nashville!

25 person limit.

Senior Portraits, Boudoir, Wedding

Let’s make them sexy. 

2 day workshop “Don’t be afraid of the light”

Demystify lighting using Natural, Strobe and Continuous lighting.  In this workshop you will go back to the basics to be able to fully understand how to use lighting properly. We will also discuss theory on composition and design in photography.  You will come away understanding why, not just how to light your subjects.  We will have models available during the photo sessions, where you will be given the opportunity to work with them and lighting while Chuck coaches and mentors. The best way to learn is to jump in and just do it!

To make it fun, we will conduct photo assignments like we did in college. This will allow us to focus on certain aspects of the photographic process. We will have fun critique to help understand aspects within the photograph. There are also a number of giveaways from companies like RADIOPOPPER, MILLERS LAB, FUNDY SOS, MARATHON PRESS  



  • Introductions
  • Review of Day one and questions answered
  • Basic photographic theory. Composition and design
  • Introduction to 2 lights and theory
  • Natural and reflective light
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Multiple light scenarios + Advanced Lighting
  • Introduction to flash, One light scenarios
  • Dynamic reception lighting
  • Individual posing
  • Processing, workflow and business application
  • Shootout and critique | Intro processing
  • Constant light
  • Optional Dinner and Movie night
  • Critique
  • Styles shot this day: Senior and Wedding
  • Styles shot this day: Senior and Boudoir
Exact schedule is subject to change

Supply List:

Camera, Lens and speedlight is you have them, Laptop or computer, jump-drive, inspire board (your aspirations), 5 images to be critiqued

Topics Covered:


  • Photographic Theory
  • Composition and Design
  • Posing, individual and group
  • Exposure and camera mechanics review
  • Photo history and inspiration


  • Natural, using mirrors and reflectors
  • Flash manual
  • Flash ETTL
  • Proper metering | Lighting subtlety
  • Multiple light setups | Effective reception lighting
  • Off Camera Flash outside & inside
  • Making On Camera Flash look like Off Camera Flash

Workflow & Business

  • Dramatic editing techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom without spending a lifetime messing with images
  • How to approach Photoshop from a darkroom point of view | Less is more
  • Proper costs and selling of your work
  • Marketing tips that have worked for me

Lunch is provided - we might go grab some Pizza.

Hotel Information:

Coming soon. Working on getting some discount rates.


Behind the scenes at Don’t be Afraid of the Light in Kansas City September 2011
Blake RomneyJanuary 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm

I signed up for the upcoming workshop in April, but never got a email conformation. Just making sure my name is on the list?

ChuckieJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Blake, you’re signed up. Thank you.