Barnet Workshops » Sharing Experience, Information, Inspiration

Our Memorial Day “Recharge at Rancho” workshop at beautiful Rancho Las Lomas, one of our favorite venues, was a blast!  Thank you Rancho, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting.  We had a great time with a fabulous group of photographers.  Our friends and partners’ help were very much appreciated!  Caren and Lauren […]

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  • June 2, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    Amy Harrick - Joe and Mirta these pictures are gorgeous!!! (As usual!) I am happy to hear your amazing workshop was again a huge success. This group definitely chose the best of the best photography workshop to attend. Congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    Jack Nguyen - Lynn and I are spoiled for attending the Barnets workshop. It was our second workshop in two weeks with Mirta and Joe! The Barnets saved the best workshop for last. You’re are looking at future great photographers. We will all look back one day and have Mirta and Joe to owe our gratitude. Best wishes for future workshops—Jack and LynnReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    admin - Amy, that is so SWEET! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I’m blushing. ~mReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    admin - Jack and Lynn, your comment humbles us completely! We are very happy to have met you and we hope that we have inspired you to do great things in photography! We hope to see you again someday! Keep in touch!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 11:16 pm

    Ning Wong - Joe and Mirta, I had a FANTASTIC time! It was great of you guys to squeeze me and my friend in at the absolute last minute! We had a BLAST, learned a lot, and were able to shoot some fantastic models!

    I cannot wait for future workshops! It was 100% worth it and an exceptional value!

    NingReplyCancel

    • June 2, 2011 - 11:26 pm

      admin - Thanks Ning. It was great having you and Rod with us! We’ll keep you posted about future workshops (sign up for our news letter at the top of the blog if you like). BTW… Recharge at Rancho 2012 is less than a year away :-) Keep in touch!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Manda - Hey guys! the Workshop photos are wonderful! We walked away with such great inspiration, information and many great images for our portfolio! Thank you sincerly !ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2011 - 2:08 am

    Rickey Glenn - Joe/Mirta,
    Can’t express it enough, the workshop was great! My wife and I love your work and are truly inspired. You guys are the best!

    I appreciate the opportunity. Best regards.ReplyCancel

    • June 4, 2011 - 9:00 am

      admin - Thank you so much for your kind words Rickey! It was great having you with us. Please keep in touch!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2011 - 8:56 am

    George Joell - Just Awesome!!!ReplyCancel

We’re often asked by wedding photographers what’s the best camera gear to start with.  I got a call yesterday from a photographer attending our upcoming  “Recharge at Rancho” workshop who wanted our opinion on the best long zoom to purchase… So I thought I’d talk a little about gear.  Most of us are Canon or […]

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  • April 21, 2011 - 8:29 pm

    Jackie Culmer - Thanks for this post Joe. Very informative and helpful!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    Feuza - The Barnet Workshops Blog”

    thanks for this info as a Nikon User, APPRECIATE ITReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Mike Sweeney - A really interesting choice of lenses and body notes. I’ll add a few notes of my own. With a cropped sensor, I find the 17-55 f2.8 to be one of my two go to lenses, the other is my 70-200 f2.8. If I’m in a place with the room, i love to shoot the 50 1.4, amazingly sharp lens. I have two D300 bodies, one a refurb and one used from BH which the difference from new paid for the 17-55 and the trip to nikon to refurb it before I shot anything with it.ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Ivan Nicolau - Hey Joe. I’m glad I could be the inspiration or the phone call that inspired this article. Even though it was quite a bit out of my budget I ended up getting the Canon 70-200 2.8 L IS USM after our conversation. I figure I’m going to make a career out of this, so I might as well get it now rather than later. I have a few shoots coming up in the next few months, so I look forward to your class and learning as much as I can before them. I’ve learned alot on my own over the past year, and it’s time I started applying it and learning about technique now. I’m excited about what I will gain from your class and look forward to meeting you in person now. Cheers. IvanReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    admin - @Jackie: Thank you for your comment! Glad you found the post helpful. Keep in touch!
    @Mike:You’re right, the 17-55 f2.8 is basically the “medium zoom” for the DX format (25.5-82.5). We used that one quite a bit when we were shooting our D300 bodies. It’s a nice set up, but if someone’s looking to “graduate” to the full frame chip, it’s not a good idea to accumulate too many DX lenses.
    @Ivan: Thank you for the idea for this post! Great lens choice (the 70-200 2.8 IS) You won’t be sorry! BTW camera gear is going up in price and hard to find, because of the problems in Japan. I’m glad you got your lens now! We look forward to seeing you at Rancho on Memorial Day!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2011 - 9:08 am

    George Joell - Wow, this is exactly what I shoot with. The only difference it I use the Tamron 90mm Macro, but wish I would have shelled out a few more dollars for the Nikon 105mm VR Macro.ReplyCancel

We get lots of questions about shooting in challenging environments, especially at the beach, so I thought I’d gather a few of my fave beach images and talk a little about how we have fun in the sun with our Clients.  So grab the SPF 30, your comfy flip-flops and let’s go shooting… Nikon D3 […]

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  • April 11, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    June - Thanks for the helpful post! So glad to hear I’m not alone in making those mistakes on the run like realizing, after the fact, that I was shooting at 1/2500!

    One question – you mention the trick being using fill flash without it looking like a flash… I could use some tips on how to achieve that.ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2011 - 9:12 am

    Preston Aldous - Loved the newsletter! Great details throughout and of course beautiful photography from both of you!!

    I would be curious to know more about how and why you change up your ISO settings so much.

    Thanks again,

    PrestonReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2011 - 12:56 pm

    Carly Street - Very informative! I like that you don’t shy away from using the flash like so many photographers now & days who want to shoot only with “natural light.” I say, if a little flash makes the image look better, don’t be afraid to do it!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2011 - 10:19 pm

    Mike Sweeney - A really cool article. While I have not shot a wedding on the beach, I have shot several family portrait sessions on the beach and it’s different every time. The two bodies are a must and like you said, a small bag. So far I have not dropped anything :)ReplyCancel

We had another fabulous Wedding Photography Class at Samy’s Camera in Orange County.  What a great group of photographers, all highly motivated!  A big Thank You! to Corina Shauntele of Pixel2Canvas who not only brought lots of great P2C giveaways including a custom Wall Rider but also stayed to model for us with her husband Brett. […]

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  • March 16, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Dijana - wow great photos! I learned so much at this workshop and it was a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

  • March 17, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Ruth - I really enjoy very much the workshop, thank you Joe and Mirta.
    your pictures are beutiful….ReplyCancel

We had a great time teaching our the studio and environmental lighting portrait class.  It was the first time Samy’s offered this class and it had a great response.  There are two more scheduled in the next few weeks, so check Samy’s Camera class schedule for more details.  We really enjoyed meeting our attendees and […]

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  • March 8, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Art Urroz - Had blast! Thanks again. And a big thanks to Stefani!ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2011 - 12:35 am

    Wedding Photographer Birmingham - Nice blog. its really a good idea for studio and environmental lighting portrait class. its helpful for those who want to make their career in photography.ReplyCancel