“The Power of the Personal Project”

Chasing the Light 2015 with LaRae Lobdell
Presented by Photo Workshops Miami
Hosted at the Coral Gables Museum
Wrap Party at the Leica Store Miami


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Have you ever asked the question: “Where do I start?” “What next?” or “Why am I still a photographer?” At some point or another, we can get caught up in the “industry” of photography and lose ourselves and our (he)art in the demands and expectations of clients, colleagues, and social media.

Taking on a project is one way of re-centering ourselves and remembering why we became a photographer in the first place. It’s a time of introspective work, a time to rejuvenate, a time to refine our techniques and sharpen our eyes and hearts as a photographer, and a time to re-define our purpose.

In “The Power of the Personal Project” I will share how after photographing weddings for over a decade, I re-discovered myself as a photographer and my true purpose in life through a personal project. You will hear how my photography technical skills grew from photographing friends in their homes to directing celebrities and a 20-person crew on location, how I went from small art shows in coffee shops to large-scale solo exhibits in historical buildings, and the steps I took to overcome my extreme introverted shy nature so that she could speak on camera and in public. Most importantly, I will talk about the emotions and power of sharing your gift through a personal project.

One small idea, one small personal project can have an immense positive impact for ourselves, friends, family, neighbors, city, community and even the world.

Whether you have been photographing for thirty years or just picked up your first camera, you will be inspired by this seminar.


I will have awesome giveaways from all my sponsors:

3 Legged Thing | BlackRapid | Bay Photo Lab | Think Tank Photo | Westcott | + more

Gold Sponsor Bay Photo Lab

Corporate Sponsor: Think Tank Photo Product Sponsor: BlackRapid

Product Sponsor: Westcott Product Sponsor: 3 Legged Thing



So join me as Photo Workshops Miami presents, CHASING THE LIGHT 2015, hosted by the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Events starting at 8:30AM until 8:30PM 285 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

For one full day you’ll share the fun and creativity of photography with some of the best in the business. Intended for the professional, amateur or photo enthusiast, who dreams of improving their photography skills, Photo Workshops Miami has been planned with you in mind.Take your craft to the next level; join us and START LIVING THE DREAM!

Limited seating available – tickets on sale now.

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At Work With LaRae Lobdell
Photography by LaRae Lobdell © 2012, 2013
Video by Ian Spiers © 2012, 2013
Aruba (Instrumental) Performed by Liquid Factor, provide by Triple Scoop Music


LaRae Lobdell is an environmental portrait photographer, artist consultant, and online personality with nearly 20 years of experience photographing, producing exhibits, and speaking in the photography industry. Her images have been published in the Huffington Post, Broadway World, Yale University Magazine, and even aired on the Colbert Report. This multifaceted artist’s repertoire includes 21 photography exhibits of her own work, the curation of 15 exhibits for other artists’ and museums, and the production of 13 private and community events.

While working at BlackRapid, LaRae helped create the world’s first camera strap designed just for women. Lobdell soon became the company’s lead of social media marketing and professional representative. She also contracted as a lead host on CreativeLive. Her position with the online educational giant gave her the opportunity to connect a live global audience to top renowned professionals in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, software design, productivity, and lifestyle.

Currently, LaRae creates environmental and editorial portraits for artists, celebrities, models, and companies with a need of lifestyle and conceptual imagery for promotional use and branding. Dedicated to help others, she offers her knowledge and resources to other artists around the world through her consulting services.

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