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 .

MY DAY AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS FESTIVITIES FOR KAISER PERMANENTE

Had a nice Saturday morning at Cal State University, Long Beach assisting the Kaiser Permanente booth with carnival games for the annual Special Olympics. It was my first time volunteering for this type of event and it was fun. Great seeing some of the athletes who competed yesterday and had a nice time playing our games. Our games consisted of bean bag toss, jenga, and tossing balls in the bottle with prizes consisting of sunglasses, keychains and bags. Overall, everyone received a prize for participating and winning the games. We also captured a photo with Mickie and Minnie mouse at the Disney booth before we wrapped up our day! Good times!!! Thank you!

Volunteering for the 2019 Special Olympics with Kaiser Permanente 6-8-2019

Volunteering for the 2019 Special Olympics with Kaiser Permanente 6-8-2019

MY DAY AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR AIGA LOS ANGELES LECTURE "Creativity without Borders: Design Practices between Mexico and California"

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend! I wanted to share photos from a past photography job I did for a recent AIGA Los Angeles lecture, “Creativity without Borders” with some amazing artists. https://losangeles.aiga.org/event/creativity-without-borders-design-practices-between-mexico-and-usa/

Agustín González Garza, Agustín was born and raised in Mexico City and relocated to United States to study Fine Arts and Graphic Design. He is an AIGA Fellow, has served on the AIGA national board and as president of AIGA/LA Chapter. For over 30 years, his firm Garza Group has created comprehensive branding programs in the US and Latin America for significant clients such as the country of Mexico, American Express, Mexico City, Reichmann International, and the City of Los Angeles, among others.

Jorge Gracia
Jorge Gracia is an Architect based in Tijuana, Founder and principal of GRACIASTUDIO; Recipient of multiple awards and recognition within the practice of architecture, including “Design Vanguard” from Architectural Record, Emerging Voices from the Architectural League of New York and “Best of the best” from Red Dot Awards in Germany. Founder of “Escuela Libre de Arquitectura” a School of Architecture based on Tijuana’s red light District.

Sami Hayek
Hayek is a Mexican designer based in Los Angeles with the believe that the spaces and objects people interact with, have a direct effect on one’s health and behavior. As a response to this philosophy, for over 20 years he has been designing and making projects in different scales and disciplines, with the intention to create a more joyful and healthier way of living. As a continuation to this thought, he has engaged the artisans of remote communities in Mexico to teach them how to use their skills and traditional materials to make High-end design rather than folk art.

Rebeca Méndez
Rebeca Méndez is an award winning artist, designer, tenured UCLA Design Media Arts professor (serving as CounterForce Lab director — a research and fieldwork studio for art, design and environment) and leads Rebeca Méndez Studio LA. An AIGA Medalist, Rebeca has been featured in countless museums, is a highly sought after speaker and used her skills/art to produce positive social change for the world. Her interests and initiatives are a bridge between art, design and science, and demonstrate a commitment to the environment and a sustainable future.

Some of the photos from this event are below in the gallery for your viewing!

I am available to photograph your next event. My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com .

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITMOM SAMANTHA SAGE

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I wanted to share a recent photoshoot I did with fit mom Samantha Sage in the San Diego area. We photographed fitness and fashion attire at a beach in the Encinitas area. The photos turned out great and it is always a pleasure working with her. We also shot some video content of a few workouts with my Note 8 and the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. Pics coming soon and one of the videos we shot during the photoshoot is below. Have a great day!

I am available to photograph your fitness photoshoot.

My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com

Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com to setup a photoshoot!

Video clip of small beach workout with fitmom Samantha Sage

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS UNLIMITED GYM AT THE 2019 PASADENA TRIATHLON

Happy Saturday everyone! Can’t believe we are about to approach April in a matter of almost 1 day. I wanted to share some photos I shot with a local gym called Fitness Unlimited shot this month. Some of their gym members participated in the 2019 Pasadena Triathlon and I have attached a few photos from this event. It was fun shooting this and got to work with another photographer who captured pictures for the ones I couldn’t get. Each of the members earned a metal and all of them had a great time. Weather was cloudy when we arrived around 7am and the sun finally appeared close to 10am. It was a fun overall event. I attached a few photos from the event below.

I am an event photographer and I am available to photograph your upcoming event for both indoor and outdoors. Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com for more information and rates. Samples of my event work can be viewed at https://www.joemikoli.com/photo-work#/eventphotos . Thank you!

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.

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!