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. 

NON-PROFIT PHOTOSHOOT FOR PAMELA JEAN MILLER'S NOBLE CRITTERS, INC

Great seeing again fashion & fitness model Pamela Jean Miller this past weekend since our cover magazine photoshoot we did over two years ago for a fitness magazine. Wow, time flies. I shot new photos for her new non-profit Noble Critters with her awesome friends, few pets her husband Alan and others today which is launching later this month. Wishing her much success with her non-profit. Some photos coming soon.

Contact me today if you are seeking a photographer to shoot your next event. More of my event work can be seen on my Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/joemikoli/albums . Looking forward to working with you.

Pamela Jean Miller and I at the Non-Profit photoshoot for Noble Critters, Inc 9-8-2019

Pamela Jean Miller and I at the Non-Profit photoshoot for Noble Critters, Inc 9-8-2019

PHOTOGRAPHY WORK WITH CPT AND FITNESS MODEL TERESA DUNNIGAN

Happy Friday everyone! Hope all of you had a great week ! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and personal trainer Tesera Dunnigan from our first photoshoot this summer. She is from the Canada area and was on vacation in sunny Southern California. They were all photographed in the late afternoon and the sunset using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Hope you all like the photos. Thank you.

Contact me today if you are seeking a fitness/lifestyle photographer. More of my work can be seen on my site and my Instagram at @jmikoli_designphoto . Looking forward to working with you.

MY DAY AT MY FIRST D23 EXPO IN ANAHEIM, CA

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Hope everyone is having an amazing week! I wanted to share my day from August 24, 2019 of my first attendance at the D23 expo held every 2 years around late summer in Anaheim, CA. This expo showcases upcoming projects for the world of Disney, including Disney itself, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and more. They also hold exhibits, games, shopping areas for the people in attendance. There were loads of people who attended and a lot of them came from different states for this event. I had a great time seeing all of these exhibits and was able to take photos of them while in attendance. Pics are coming soon and will post on here sometime. A parade was also held that day as well which was fun seeing. Overall, I had a great time attending this event. I believe it everyone should attend this if you are a Disney fan and even Star Wars or a Marvel fan. There is something for everyone. Check it out!

At the D23 Fan Event Expo in Anaheim, CA August 24, 2019

At the D23 Fan Event Expo in Anaheim, CA August 24, 2019

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 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 .

VIDEO RELEASED FROM THE 61 MILE WALK AROUND LAS VEGAS

Happy Sunday! The video from the 61 Mile Walk around Las Vegas in 24 hours is released. It can be viewable via the link below on your available time to feel the struggle and the triumph of this walk day with these amazing participants including myself and James Silvas of Be That One Percent who completed it all in 25 hours. You will not be disappointed. Great job to the videographer Dre Vasquez of Solution Filming capturing the amazing footage. A day to remember!   Thank you!

As mentioned earlier, the video is below for your viewing pleasure.

Please check it out!

Video capturing the 61 Mile Walk that was completed April 27th 3am - Sunday April 28th 4:30am 2019. Watch this video to feel the struggle and the triumph of these amazing participants. Stay tuned for the next walk which will happen in 2020. Dates to be announced soon. Connect with James Silvas of Be That One Percent through IG and FB @James_Silvas . Video Shot & Edited by Dre Vasquez of Solution Filming.

FEATURED ON THE "BE THAT ONE PERCENT" PODCAST

Happy Thursday! It's HERE!! 
Wanted to share Episode 102 of “Be that One Percent” podcast featuring a short appearance by yours truly. 

The Be that One Percent brand represents a growth mindset and way of life through a podcast, live events and the community. 

In his latest episode, James Silvas talks about the 61 mile journey around Las Vegas in 24 hours which happened late last month. He talks about why he did it, what he went through and what he learned along the way. It's a great listen! 

My portion starts around 37:00 into the episode at the Q & A event where I discuss my experiences of the walk being both the photographer and a participant for a few minutes. It was a positive experience and enjoyed it.

Please check out the episode below! Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks.  

Collage featuring highlights from the 61 mile Walk in Las Vegas, NV April 2019

Collage featuring highlights from the 61 mile Walk in Las Vegas, NV April 2019

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!

PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS COMPETITOR ERIN AVERY

Happy Wednesday! Sharing my photoshoot I did recently with NPC fitness competitor and CPT Erin Avery. We shot outdoors at the Playa Del Rey beach in Southern California which we shot swimwear, fashion and fitness attires. Erin is also a student at UCLA where is finishing up getting her PHD as a chemistry major. She loves fitness and working out on a consistent basis. She was great to work with and captured beautiful photos using my Halo Diffuser from Westcott with my flashpoint monolight. Some photos from this photoshoot are below in the gallery for viewing. Have a great day!

PHOTOS WITH IFBB PRO JENNIFER DAWN

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great Febuary! It is currently raining in Southern California again. The sun will be coming back momentarily. Anyways, I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model, police officer and IFBB Pro Jennifer Dawn from our first photoshoot last fall which was recently published in an issue of Prototype magazine. It was my first time collaborating with her for a photoshoot since her magazine feature in a past fitness magazine where I designed her feature 7 years ago. It was a nice fast reunion to see her again for a short amount of time since she was on a vacation for her fit cops gathering. The pictures were all photographed in the morning at Pacific Beach, CA in the San Diego area! Hope you like the photography work using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Thanks

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.

HOLIDAY PHOTOS FROM CANDY CANE LANE

Happy Sunday Everyone! It has been a while since I wrote a blog entry. I want to share some photos during my time at Candy Cane in Woodland Hills, CA early this month. Candy Cane Lane is a seasonal event that has neighbors in different neighborhoods showcasing their holiday lights and setup decorations of their house for the new holiday season. It is very popular and has been around for a while. The photos are attached.

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 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