MY APPEARANCE AT FITPOSIUM CONFERENCE 2019

The Fitposium 2019 conference was great.

Being this my second time attending the conference, I had a good time connecting with new individuals along with past attendees from last year in the health and wellness space as one of the photographer attendees and learning new techniques to improve my brand with their latest educational sessions from different speakers. Chris Harder rocked the house with his keynote presentation, portfolio reviews were good by top print fitness magazines and Jamie Eason closing it with her story. Keep up the great work Fitposium team.

View the slideshow post featuring highlights from my time at Fitposium 2019 this past weekend. 

PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTS COLLABORATION with THE FOX SHOP

Giving special thanks to The Fox Shop for this cool collaboration on a few photography products in my camera bag. Thank you to the team at the Fox Shop for contacting me on this gracious opportunity to share my favorite products I use for my photoshoots.
A slideshow is attached to view the products I use at regularly at my photoshoots pending on the location and present lighting scenario.
The link to view my product selections and viewing of some of my photography work.
https://shopthefox.co/blogs/curated/joe-mikoli ! Great other collaborators on the site!

Always check out my photography and graphic design work on my site www.joemikoli.com and my latest work on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jmikoli_designphoto .

PHOTOS WITH FITMOM AND LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great new year so far! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and life coach Courtney Tillia from our first photoshoot last fall which was recently published in an issue of Prototype magazine. They were all photographed in the late afternoon and the sunset! Hope you like the photography work using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH IFBB PRO JENNIFER DAWN

Happy Thursday!! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with IFBB Pro Jennifer Dawn. We shot at Pacific beach last year in the month of September with variety of swimsuits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Jennifer Dawn is at https://www.instagram.com/jenniferdawnpro

Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with the amazing fitness model, fit mom and life coach Courtney Tillia. We shot at Playa Del Rey beach last year in the month of November with variety of outfits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Courtney Tillia is at https://www.instagram.com/courtneytillia

Thank you.

PHOTOS WITH CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER MARISSA REMY

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and certified personal trainer Marissa Remy from photoshoots we did this past year. In one of the photoshoots, she was preparing for a fitness competition on the east coast and her physique looked flawless for the stage. They were all photographed in the morning before the sun arrived! Hope you like the photography work using natural light. Thanks.

VETERAN BROTHER PODCAST

Happy Thursday!

I’m starting to shatter ceilings with the art of storytelling. I want to share an audio interview i did last week with Wilson Feliz of the Veteran Brother podcast for his Episode #14. I know some of you may be interested in knowing more about me and my creative background, please take a listen anywhere you are at. The links are below for your listening pleasure!

It is my first time being in a solo interview on sharing my story of my success in the creative arts. Majority of this interview is solely based on my work within the graphic arts and photography in the health and fitness industry. Some of the areas that were discussed include my creative background, how I got started in the health and fitness industry as a graphic designer leading to becoming a photographer in the same industry, I share some my own thoughts in certain areas of both design and photography, some highlights in my creative career and much more. I hope you like what you heard in this interview. I want to thank again Wilson for giving me the opportunity of being interviewed on his podcast and sharing my story.

I also want to mention and thank James Silvas of “Be That 1% , Lisa Simone Richards, James Patrick, founder of Fitposium and his book, “Fit Business Guide” for their guidance to eliminate the fear, taking the necessary action steps and get out there to show who you are in your brand. I am looking forward to more podcast interviews in the future.

Lastly, reflecting back on the beginning of my journey on my success within the health & fitness industry as a creative talent, I am very humbled and i thank you all for being a part of it. Please let me know your thoughts if you have any on my first interview and yes i was nervous! lol

You can find Wilson on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VeteranBrotherPodcast

Blog entry: https://www.joemikoli.com/myblog/2018/11/14/veteran-brother-podcast

You can listen to this audio interview of Episode #14 with any of the following links,

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErVxyN-IOq

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/veteran-brother-podcast/id1353883482?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ib5gk7qouuh3lvvxozllrpsooca

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-630929472

Player FM: https://player.fm/series/211428

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

MY.O SWIMWEAR PHOTOSHOOT

Happy Wednesday! Reflecting upon a recent photoshoot I shot last weekend with personal trainer Nicole Zapoli and others for a swimwear line called MY.O Swimwear. I met Nicole last spring of 2017 during a event for Jeanette Ortega for her new book, “The little Black Book of Fitness” where she one of the co-authors for it. We remained in touch online since we met in the spring. It was our first photoshoot and we shot in the area of Carlsbad, CA at the New Village Arts theatre in the San Diego area. We shot in the mid afternoon using all natural light and some flash for fill for both indoors and outdoors. I used my Nikon d750 with my 28-300 lenNik with my Flashpoint Evolv 200 for fill flash. We captured overall nice photos with the fellow models with the swimsuits in a variety of spots around the location we were at including a railroad station. They were all fun to work with. I attached a few photos from the this event. Looking forward to doing it again!

Picture highlights are below…

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Candid photo with the team after the photoshoot.

Candid photo with the team after the photoshoot.

A CLASSIC CAR PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITMOM and FITNESS COMPETITOR NIKKI WALLANE

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I wanted to share new photo work I shot last month with fit mom and fitness competitor Nikki Wallane. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Pacific Beach, CA in the San Diego area. We shot in the late afternoon using all natural light due to time restraints with the car. We captured overall nice photos highlighting the car and Nikki. She was fun to work with again. I attached one of the edited photos from this shoot. Looking forward to doing a future classic car shoot again! Hope all of you like it!

Fitmom Nikki with the Mustang Mach-1 during an overcast day using all natural light to capture this photo in Pacific Beach, CA

Fitmom Nikki with the Mustang Mach-1 during an overcast day using all natural light to capture this photo in Pacific Beach, CA

PHOTOS WITH PROSUPPS SPONSORED ATHLETE MARTA WOODKOWSKI

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model & competitor and Prosupps sponsored athlete Marta Woodkowski from a photoshoot from early 2018. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you.

You can view more of my work at on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli

My day at the 2018 Fit Expo in San Diego, CA

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from last Saturday at the Fit Expo in San Diego, CA. This expo is like the others that are held at vast areas of the US and the biggest ones is usually in Los Angeles in the beginning of the year. This was the first one that was held in sunny San Diego at their convention center. It was a nice experience at this one which had a few nice booths including Legendary Foods, Monster Energy, Zevia, supplements, clothing brands and much more. I saw a few people including fit mom Samantha Sage and fitness model Victoria Fit whom I met for the first time. Great seeing them both. I also received samples as well. Some photos are attached. Have a great day everyone.

With fit mom Samantha Sage at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got to get a photo together. Looking forward to working together again in the upcoming weeks.

With fit mom Samantha Sage at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got to get a photo together. Looking forward to working together again in the upcoming weeks.

At the Legendary Foods booth and @ VictoriaFit _ from Instagram at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got a complimentary Butter. Thank you.

At the Legendary Foods booth and @VictoriaFit_ from Instagram at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got a complimentary Butter. Thank you.

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH CPT HALEY KATE

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Haley Kate. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Calabasas, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a monolight. We captured beautiful photos highlighting her beautiful physique in a few outfits. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot

MY PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITMOM SAMANTHA SAGE

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I worked again with the lovely fit mom Samantha Sage and her beautiful son Levi this past Saturday. It was my third time working with Samantha since our first one from the early summer. We shot near the Torrey Pines, CA area, a few miles away from Solana Beach, CA. We captured beautiful photos of the both of them working out and hiking together. I shot their morning together till the rain started since it was overcast weather that morning. We took a risk on shooting due to the weather conditions. I did pack light for this shoot due to the weather conditions and still shot great photos and some video content of them together. It was fun hanging out with the both of them again and captured some good stuff. Can't wait to show some edited content from this shoot soon. Have a great week!  

My photoshoot with IFBB Bikini Pro and sponsored athlete Jennifer Dawn

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with IFBB Bikini Pro, fitness model and sponsored athlete Jennifer Dawn. It was my first time photographing her and we shot at Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA area in the morning near the pier. We captured beautiful photos with her physique in a variety of outfits including swimsuit and fashion. Majority of the photos were shot with a single speedlight & flash bracket and natural light. It was a fun photoshoot and was great shooting with Jenn. We worked together around 6 years ago for a fitness magazine on a spotlight feature when I designed her layout single page feature. She was fun to work with and it was great seeing her again. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon.  Have a great day people!

IFBB Bikini Pro Jennifer Dawn and I taking a candid shot after our photoshoot

IFBB Bikini Pro Jennifer Dawn and I taking a candid shot after our photoshoot

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS MODEL MAURI REYENE

Happy Thursday everyone! Hope your day is going great. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and personal trainer Mauri Reyene from a past photoshoot in the San Fernando Valley. She was great to work with. She was published in both Oxygen and BFW magazines. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you!

PHOTOS WITH SPONSORED ATHLETE CRISTINA SAWH

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and Prosupps sponsored athlete Cristina Sawh from a summer photoshoot. She was in the Southern California area preparing for a fitness competition in San Diego and her physique looked flawless for the stage. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you!

MY PHOTOSHOOT WITH PERSONAL TRAINER HALEY KATE

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Haley Kate. It was our first photoshoot and we shot in the area of Pasadena, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a speedlight. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of outfits including fitness and fashion. We captured some great photos highlighting her physique and had an opportunity to shoot with a pet dog named Langston who got in the photoshoot with Haley for little bit. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

Personal Trainer Haley Kate, dog Langston and I after a finished photoshoot in Pasadena, CA

Personal Trainer Haley Kate, dog Langston and I after a finished photoshoot in Pasadena, CA

Joe Mikoli, Freelance Graphic Designer and a published photographer

Joe Mikoli is an experienced Freelance Graphic Designer with over a decade of extensive hands-on expertise and a published photographer in Southern California.

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My day at the 2018 Mr. Olympia expo!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from this Saturday at Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas, NV. It is an annual fitness competition for IFBB Pros and other competitors (international fitness bodybuilding) which it is usually held in the month of September. I got to meet a few people I know in the fitness industry and received a lot of free products from other booths including Optinum Nutrition, Stevia, Bang Energy and more. I got to see IFBB Pro Marisa Woo, Kelechi Opara, creator of the Nutritionist+ app & sponsored athlete of Optinum Nutrition, Jodi Tiahrt of Crave Bars, Stacey Naito and more. I have attached a few photos from this event. Hope you like them. Have a great day.

My photoshoot with Bootoga creator and Personal Trainer Jeanette Ortega

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from this Sunday with personal trainer and Bootoga creator Jeanette Ortega. We have both shot together a few times and this time was another great shoot in the area of Simi Valley, CA at Santa Susana park. We shot in the late morning using a speedlight and the magsphere diffuser. We captured great photos in variety of yoga exercises such as the one shown in this blog entry. Jeanette is always fun to work with. Can't wait to show some pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega