2018 Year in Review
For better or worse, 2018 was our most challenging year to date. We had a lot of obstacles and novelty thrown at us. And we’re incredibly grateful to all the people working behind the scenes supporting us along the way…
2018 began with a trip to Las Vegas, NV to present on the Olympus stage at the WPPI Conference & Expo for Wedding & Portrait Photography. We tried to highlight the connection between practice, rehearsal, and performance in this video about teaching photography:
Shortly after WPPI 2018, Shaun was off to Belgium and France with Duke University to film a short documentary of the American Grand Strategy Staff Ride that retraced the footsteps and decisions made during the war to end all wars, World War I. Here is that short documentary:
After our first YouTube video, The Future of Photography: Lens Design, was featured by photography news sources like SLR Lounge and Fstoppers, we started writing for SLR Lounge Magazine, a premier online wedding photography resource. We got to review some new equipment, discuss current industry trends, and create custom images and gifs for each article. Our articles often took too much time to write, but hopefully that was worth it, see for yourself at: Danielle & Shaun King - SLR Lounge
We plan to write more, but for now, we’re trying to focus on making more content for our YouTube channel as well taking on more workshop instruction opportunities.
We had some exciting new video clients last year as well! Over a period of 3 months, we planned, scripted, and filmed a beautiful and enchanting promo piece for Down to Earth Aerials:
And we collaborated with the NC State University Wilson College of Textiles, Fashion and Design program to document their graduating seniors’ final projects leading up to the annual FTD Emerging Designers Showcase:
We were able to say farewell to an icon in the museum industry at this gala: 24 Years: Retrospective Gala at the NC Museum of Art:
Last June, Danielle taught wedding photographers the industry’s best practices for wedding day detail photography at Adorama Inspire Photography Conference in New York City at Studio 450 alongside leading photographers, Vanessa Joy, Jen Rozenbaum, Marlon Richardson, and Paul Von Rieter:
We filmed our first and last Wedding Film in 2018 - you can read about it on our blog here: Angel & Rob’s Southport Wedding:
Sprinkled throughout 2018 were engagement sessions, wedding days, pet pics, and couples portraits! We’re grateful to each of the clients who went on a little journey with us.
Next up for 2019, we’re excited to be flying to sunny Laguna Beach for the Click Away Conference on behalf of Adorama! We’ll be offering our experience, tips and techniques for using the Flashpoint system for off-camera-flash equipment for wedding and portrait photography. Right after that, Shaun will be off again with American Grand Strategy team documenting a trip to Morocco in North Africa!