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Talked to Ali today

Hey guys,


Talked to Ali Sonoma on the phone today. She’s excited to come out! I’m excited to have her out and will now start officially pushing the workshop!

Other than that, no new surprises in the mail. I’m hoping my strobes come on saturday;)If not, tuesday for sure.

Just got home from Jiu Jitsu and I hurt all over. I should make fridays “Action Friday-day” what do you think?

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UPS man came!

We have mad love for our UPS man. Not because he brings us goodies once a week, but because he protects our packages! He’s really creative as to where he hides the stuff lol.

We werent expecting anything today (Photogenic strobes should be here early next week) but low and behold, there was a package outside the door! We are expecting client prints, but we got an email yesterday that said they were shipping today. We went outside and guess what we found?

That’s right! Colorado SuperShoots sponsor Wacom tablets, sent an Intuos3 6×8 tablet over! Just in time for me to start working on my photoshop class! How awesome huh?



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Hey all,

How the crap is it going?

If you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know this, but if you do know me, you know that I suck ASS as far as keeping secrets goes! I never go Christmas shopping because the kids corner me and pressure me into telling them. So I deserve major props for keeoing this a secret. 

July 08 I had contacted Photogenic strobes in an effort to sponsor my workshops. I use photogenics for the MAJORITY of my important work. Over the past two years, every publication image and client image was shot with Photogenics. In July of 2008, I was told that all the sponsor budget was gone and to try back some other time. Basically, the email was there to tell me that I may have ran quality workshops and took qualty photos, but my presentation sucked. Early July, I got Colorado SuperShoot redesigned, got my list of speaking engagements down, confirmed, workshop dates down and confirmed as well as my extra photography stuff and hit them up again.

This time, they were a bit more impressed with my delivery and gave me some consideration.

I am proud to say, today, what ever date it is in February, Photogenic is the OFFICIAL STROBE SPONSOR of Colorado SuperShoots! How awesome is that?

Not only are they the official sponsors of the workshop, they’re going to use yours truly images in their national publications! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, when you pick up Shutterbug, Pop Photo, PPA Mag and other photography magazines, you’ll see “Image copyright Jay Kilgore Photography”

I’m excited!

They won’t be here in time for this weekends workshop, but FOR SURE the Ali Sonoma workshop as well as everything after that.

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February 4, 2009 - 4:32 pm

RebelPOW - Sincere congratulations, Jay.

They couldn’t have picked a better spokesman.


February 4, 2009 - 6:31 pm

admin - Thank you my friend!

I’m super excited over the possibilities and will post photos once it comes in.

“It’s not our job to….”

I was talking with another photographer a few days back. We were talking about the lack of Fashion models and TRUE Fashion model photography here in Colorado. Often times, Photographers will shoot fashion, and the model will walk away feeling good, but in reality, they’re not fashion models, never will be, never had a chance.

My question to you is simple, do you feel it’s the photographers job to tell a model what styles she’s better suited for? Now I understand that many of the photographers out there don’t know the requirements for fashion models and so on, but do you agree?

My stance is this, they come to us to get our knowledge. They trust us to get the shot, lighting and to know what’s best for them. If we don’t know, should we really be doing this? If we’re not going to be on the level, are we doing these girls a disservice? This photographer and I were talking about a 5’3 145lb model who wanted to fashion. I told him I said she didn’t have a chance. He frowned upon it and we agreed to disagree.

So my question for you is, do you tell these girls? or do you let them continue chasing something that would never happen?

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