WPPI Radio Interview

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Hey check out this link to Scott Shepherd’s WPPI Radio Show. We are discussing our upcoming WPPI Roadshow event August 22. 2011 in Philadelphia.  My presentation is called “Show and Tell” and it will chronicle exactly how we create our images from start to finish. It will include both Wedding and Portrait photography and detailed lighting and posing strategies to achieve success.

 

Give it a listen.   click the link and then click  the 8/11/11 interview:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wppi-radio/id293620128

 

 

www.stylemepretty.com Wedding Feature

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We are soooo excited about our first feature on www.stylemepretty.com. In case you don’t know they have recently launched a Florida specific blog, which is an invaluable resource for brides looking to get married in the sunshine state.

Outdoor wedding at the Hyatt Bonita Springs.

Rachel and Jason’s Vendor Team:

Venue: Hyatt Bonita Springs / Wedding Planner: Pam Beckman of Bon Soiree / Decor: Eddie of Planned Perfection / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm / Bride’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Make-up + Hair: Dani Taverna of Spa Matters International + The Rok / Wedding Videography: Brett Culp / Wedding Invitations: Abby’s Printing / Wedding Photography: Damon Tucci Photography

Orange Appeal Magazine Feature

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Click cover image to view entire feature.

Hot off the press! The new July/August issue of Orange Appeal Magazine is now out. This superb local magazine is the place to look for all the lastest and greatest happenings around Orlando. This issue is centered around Designing Women and features an inspiring look at four women from the world of design,  Abby Rizor, Hattie Wolfe, Lauri Godfrey and Betsey Godfrey. They are passionate, accomplished and experienced and in this issue they share their thoughts and some of their favorite things.

It seems only fitting that two of our favorite brides Kimberly Smith and Ashley Courtney are also featured in the issue. Both brides have exquisite taste and worked with some of Orlando’s best wedding vendors to put together two amazing weddings.

To see a slideshow of Kimberly and Jeff’s wedding at the Portofino Bay Hotel click here.

To see a slideshow of Ashley and Marc’s wedding at the Waldorf Astoria click here.

Orlando Wedding Magazine Feature

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Click the cover to view feature on page 62.

I just love this article on local Country Clubs in the fall/winter issue of Orlando Wedding magazine. When I got the call from expert writer Denise Bates Enos requesting to feature Damon’s images I was super excited. Not only is it a huge honor to be featured in the magazine, but I knew that some of our favorite weddings took places at the venues showcased in the article.

The magazine is an invaluable tool for brides looking to get married in Central Florida. Furthermore, the article is the perfect resource for couples considering a Country Club wedding. It showcases the Country Club of OrlandoIsleworth, Lake Nona and Interlachen Country Club.

Not only does Denise provide readers with an inside look at the venues along side Damon’s images, she includes contact information for easy reference. Make sure you check it out.

The Zoom Tour is Coming to O-town

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Ok fellow photogs this ones for you. The Zenfolio Zoom Tour is coming to town on August 18, 2011.

For those of you not in the know,  The ZOOM Tour is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about Zenfolio and meet other photographers like you! ZenMasters will answer your questions and demonstrate the bells and whistles Zenfolio offers. Industry professionals will be presenting on topics related to site design, order fulfillment, marketing and more. You can also look forward to goodies and fabulous prizes from Mpix and other top vendors in the industry.  Register for this free event and reserve a bag of goodies in your name! And if you bring a photographer friend with you who is not yet a Zenfolio user, you will both receive a gift certificate for $10 towards Mpix prints and products. Don’t stop at one; bring all your photographer friends!

It will take place in Orlando on August 18, 2011.

Oh my, I totally forgot to mention that Damon will be speaking. That alone is worth the price of admission. If you have never seen my sweetie pie speak then you are in for a treat. I don’t want to brag but he is pretty funny. So, even if you don’t learn a thing you will be entertained. But seriously, he has spend the last two decades fine tuning his craft and he’s learned a few things along the way that he wants to share. So just come check it out, okay?

ZOOM TOUR 2011

Stefanie and Barton – Ritz Carton Grande Lakes

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Stefanie and Barton had a magical week at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes. There were poker games, girls night in , fireworks , and a fabulous wedding (7/2/11) as well. Special thanks to Sarah Grisez from the Ritz. Heather and Linda from Weddings Unique, Ben from Kaleidoscope lighting, Shannon from Beautiful Music, Lee James Floral, Letz Dance On It for the amazing rose dance floor and Alex from Voila Cinematic.

Where in the World is Tucci?

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It’s that time of year again, Roadshow Season. Damon will be busy talking his way across America for the remainder of the year.  Here is his schedule. I hope you all will come out to learn some shooting and business techniques. Wear your thinking cap because these learning platforms are jam packed with all kinds of great information and inspiration to get you shooting.

Click below to get more information about each event and register. See you on the road.

Damon teaching at After Dark Las Vegas

Lori and Tom – Hyatt Grand Cypress

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Wow what a cool wedding and a cool couple. Lori and Tom have a killer horse farm in Ocala. The first shot is one of my favs from there engagement session. The wedding which was last night 6/15/11 was spectacular. It was probably the coolest intimate wedding I have seen. Keep in mind this is the back up rain location, Amazing.To keep the evening flowing we decided to take a documentary approach to the night and let things just happen. We are shooting a post wedding bride and groom fashion shoot back at the ranch sometime soon. Anyway here are some of my favs from last night. Special Thanks to Vangie De La Concha with Blossoms-Arrangements of Distinction for coordinating and designing a fabulous event. We also had Reverend Bob Myers, Kristin Hubbard from  Our DJ Rocks, Christine Macphail on Harp, and John and Sarah and all the staff at the Hyatt Grand Cypress.

Darcy and Bill – Waldorf Astoria Orlando

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Wow!  What a fabulous wedding we had the pleasure to document on June 11, 2011. Not only was the wedding fabulous, but the couple and their friends and family were very sweet. Special Thanks to Lisa and Jane from the Waldorf, Heather and Linda from Weddings Unique, Tommy and Marie from Greenery Productions, Ben from Kaleidoscope, Scott Messina, Hot Property, About Face, and Alex from Voila Cinematic for making it AWESOME!

Bill – I am still waiting for you to take me fishing.

Please click the photo to view slideshow.

Rosy’s New Consulting Company

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This has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. My partner in life and business is launching her own consulting company. It’s called EXPOSURE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS. The focus will be on working with boutique companies in the photographic and wedding industries, just like mine. As many of you know Rosy’s been the driving force behind Damon Tucci Photography for the past five years and she’s an all around bad-ass girlfriend too.

Please check out her new site and help me congratulate her on starting this new journey.

Exposure Business Solutions Homepage - www.exposurebusiness.com

Nikon School: Guide to Digital SLR Photography

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I just got the best package in the history of Saturday morning mail. It was the good kind too, you know that ones that are a bit heavier than normal and in a manila colored bubble envelope. Although it was addressed to Damon, once I saw the Nikon return label I didn’t hesitate to rip it open. In fact, I didn’t even make it into the house. I just stood right there in my favorite, fuzzy pink robe on the porch with a BIG grin.

Check it out….

Damon has two pictures featured in the latest Nikon School Guide to Digital SLR Photography book. The one below could not have been more random. We were speaking at the Professional Photographers of Michigan convention last February and it was snowing like crazy. After the convention we had planned to spend a few days with my Tito Boyet and Tita Tessie who live in Detroit. Damon snapped this picture with his D700 on the way to their house. This is  so different then our Florida blue skies. It totally reminds me of growing up on the farm off of Lake Erie in Canada. I love this picture, but I sure don’t miss the cold.

Captured with Nikon's D700. ISO 400, 1/160 at f/10

Actually, if you have never seen this little book it’s jam packed with photog 411. Of course it’s has great pictures, but also really important information, tips, and insights into capturing memorable images. It’s an easy read that covers all of the basics and then some. I would highly recommend it.

Waldorf Astoria Wedding – Orlando, Florida

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What a beautiful day for a beautiful couple.Rachel Walpole and Jason Kuhlewind were married 3/19/11.  Once again Jane Mclean and Lisa New rocked it out for the Waldorf. Flourish had the ceremony and reception  room looking stunning. A special shout out goes to Richard for his dog handling skills. Kristen and Lisa from An Affair to Remember were on hand to make sure everyone went smoothly. It was a wonderful day.

Waldorf Astoria Wedding – Orlando, Florida

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Wow we had a great time with Ashley and Marc at the Waldorf Astoria -Orlando, Florida. Special thanks to Jane Mclean and Lisa New from the Waldorf for all their help. It was a pleasure to work with Brittany from Tickled Pink! Her team was outstanding. Tommy from Greenery Productions did his magic as well and Shannon Caine provided beautiful music.Here is a little sneak peek.

Portofino Bay Hotel Wedding – Orlando

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Kimberly and Jeff had a fabulous wedding at  the Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Studios. Special thanks to Heather and Linda from Weddings Unique for their excellent coordination. Bonnie Garfield from Portofino also made the day extra special. Lee James made the room look fabulous and Bake me A cake had another stunning cake.

Double Agent Tucci (Part Deux): WPPI

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The day after AfterDark (hehehe) ended was the first day of WPPI. If you are a pro photog or someone just getting into this industry then this is the convention for you. Seriously, if you are not there, where are you?

Every February thousand of photographers take over Las Vegas and it is a HUGE party mixed with sleepless nights, the latest gear, the world’s best photographers and one sick photo competition that leaves you feeling beyond inspired.

This year Damon was teaching a platform class on lighting. This is totally his specialty. Actually, whenever I hear him pontificate on lighting I am awestruck. I mean, I know he is good, but when he starts getting all photo geek on me, it’s like a cold splash of water reminding me that he has spent the last 20 years learning and perfecting his craft. It’s pretty amazing to witness.

At the convention we were both all smiles at the Nikon booth when we saw his “blow me” image in big, beautiful print. Yeah, he really calls it that. It was such an honor to be featured by the company that has helped to define Damon’s career. Greg Tucci (Damon’s Soprano-ish pops and the person that gave him his first Nikon) would have been proud. I know I was.

Damon's shot in the Nikon booth at WPPI

You can check out the winners of the print and album competition and get 411 for next year’s convention on www.wppionline.com. Until next year…….

Double Agent Tucci (Part Uno): AfterDark Education

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Immediately after Rachel and Jason’s wedding in south Florida Double Agent Tucci was off to Las Vegas to teach at two professional photographer seminars.

The first of which is called AfterDark. Just like the name implies a lot of the program happens late night/early AM. This is not your typical learning platform. It is for photographers at all levels and includes learning pods for shooting, marketing, lighting, editing and anything else a pro photog wants to know. The mentors are the best in the industry and you have full access to them. Let me say that again, “full access”; no bs! Really, it’s like you just walk up to Lori Nordstrom and pick her brain about a marketing strategy you are working on. Or ask Jordan Chan (one of my personal favorites) to help you with all things off-camera flash.

Luv that background? I know we do. Then check out the Freedom Cloth from Denny Manufacturing.

AfterDark is perfect for the creative mind. There is only a loose structure and the goal is to shoot a ton of cool stuff and learn as much as you can in 3 days. I am not kidding about the cool stuff. Damon’s latest obsession (believe me there are many) are the freedom cloth backgrounds and roll up floors from Denny Manufacturer Co. They photograph amazing, but I digress. You can imagine how this flexibility can drive an overly organized, partly OCD girl like myself crazy, but you can’t argue with success and it does yield superior results. Worth checking out.

Captured using the Radiopopper off camera lighting system.

Speaking of Damon’s obsessions, he has recently began a love affair with the Radiopopper off camera flash system. This is a versatile lighting control solution that is fully compatible with both NIKON and Canon cameras. Bye-bye line of sight, hello do whatever you want to do. This is totally up Damon’s lighting alley.

If you missed Damon in LV, no worries because he just signed on to teach at the next three AfterDarks. The first of which will be in Cincinnati on May 9-11 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Oh and please don’t wait to sign up, because they like to keep the student/teacher ratio low and registration fills up fast. Make sure you use “DAMON” for your coupon code to receive $50 off.

Below are some images from Damon’s shooting pods at AfterDark LV. There are a ton more from students on Damon Tucci’s FB.

Rachel and Jason’s Wedding, Hyatt Bonita Springs

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I just luv it when things work out. Damon had the chance to go to New Orleans to photograph Rachel and Jason’s engagement session a few months ago. This could not have been more perfect because as you may know his bestie, Kevin Elwell has a portrait studio there and he was the 2nd shooter at the wedding also:)

I didn’t have a chance to go to the engagement session or wedding, because I was visiting family in the Philippines, so don’t feel too bad for me. I did however get to work with Liz (Rachel’s super cool mom) on designing a canvas cluster and Rachel when we created her custom guest signing book using the engagement images. Both items were drop shipped so I didn’t even get to see them in person. Of course my sweetie took a bunch of pictures for me and I am happy to report that they came out beautifully.

Check out Damon’s fav pix below.   Congratulations Rachel and Jason!