STC January 27th-29th Miami Seminar Workshop

Thank You for Making Us Number #1

STC, Byron Newman, Mary Alejo, and I wish to thank everyone who joined us at STC Santorini 2018 in October. It was an amazing experience for all of us. Many new friends were made and old ones reunited.

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STC January 27th-29th Miami Seminar Workshop

Master your poses with STC posing guides

Master photographers at the Shoot The Centerfold have developed these guide books based on the very same poses they have used and developed over years of experience and meticulous fine-tuning.

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Master your lighting

Master your lighting

Many aspiring photographers set out with the Machiavellian mantra “Pity the student who does not surpass his master.” Plastered on billboards, printed in magazines, and hanging in galleries all over the world are beautiful images.

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STC Archive

Shoot The Centerfold Individual Digital Lighting Books

Now you can purchase individual lighting scenarios from Shoot The Centerfold's series of Lighting Diagram Books. STC has made obtaining your lighting diagrams as easy and wallet-friendly as possible.

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WPPI NYC OCT 26 - 28

The Ultimate Ring of Light – The RingMAXX

Shoot The Centerfold and Chimera, the premiere innovator of light modifiers, is introducing a new 48” ring light.Inspired by international master of lighting Jarmo Pohjaniemi.

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Watch Our Intro's

Watch Our Teasers

When you are searching for information, sometimes it seems you must look through masses of documents just to get to the ‘heart’ of the story

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STC Archive

STC Archives

Check out all of our past posts in the archive!

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STC Archive

Start your photography career here

Shoot The Centerfold is excited to announce One-on-One sessions are now available between our seminar/workshops while you wait for the next STC seminar/workshop to come around.

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Why have a one-day seminar instead of the usual two- or three-day seminar? 1

It all comes down to a combination of logistics, sponsors and most importantly, the attendee and sponsor requests that has been coming in for quite some time. Not everyone can afford a two-day extravaganza in Miami or the Bahamas. We […]

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Posted on: 10-18-2013
Posted in: Photography

Nikon D5300 camera gets new sensor, new kit lens, and other new attractions 0

(Credit: Nikon) Nikon’s one of the more aggressive camera manufacturers when it comes to incorporating sensors without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF). All the manufacturers have current prosumer models without them except — wait for it — Canon, which only offers the […]

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Posted on: 10-17-2013
Posted in: Photography

A Welcome Letter to Shoot The Centerfold’s L.A. Seminar Attendees! 0

Dear Shoot The Centerfold Attendee, We welcome you to Shoot The Centerfold’s Seminar, an unforgettable experience and also the first seminar of its kind! We are looking forward meeting all of you and ensuring you receive an outstanding photographic education, […]

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Posted on: 10-13-2013
Posted in: Photography

Join Jarmo Pohjaniemi, Hensel – Chimera Lighting for a live lighting demonstration – PDN-PHOTOPLUS in NYC Oct. 24 – 26, 2013 0

2013 PHOTOPLUS EXPO I feel very fortunate to again be invited to join Hensel – Chimera at the PDN-PHOTOPLUS Expo & Conference on Oct, 24th – 26t in New York, NY. I am to demonstrate some of my personal lighting […]

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Posted on: 10-11-2013
Posted in: Photography

Goddess of the Aegean – Anatomy of a Playboy pictorial 1

As a Playboy photographer I travel a lot. Sometimes it is impractical or even impossible for me to use heavy-duty studio lighting gear on location. Luckily, no matter where I am, inside the studio or outside in the field, light follows the […]

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Posted on: 10-10-2013
Posted in: Photography

“Nothing happens unless first we dream.” 0

While this may seem as nothing more than a trite, sentimental saying, it is true. The first step in achieving your goals is seeing yourself having completed them. It is a dream for many to become professional photographers, but it […]

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Posted on: 10-10-2013
Posted in: Photography

Nikon launches D610 full-frame DSLR with updated shutter mechanism 0

Last fall, Nikon made full-frame photography more affordable than ever with the introduction of the D600 prosumer DSLR. And now the company is back one year later with a slightly updated model — the Nikon D610 — featuring a new […]

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Posted on: 10-8-2013
Posted in: Photography

Zeiss Announces the 55mm f/1.4 Otus, A No-Corners-Cut Lens 0

The ZEISS Otus 55mm F1.4 lens stands out with technical features ideal for all-around professional photography with 35mm DSLR cameras. With an imaging performance that has hitherto only been seen with medium format systems, the new ZEISS Otus 55mm F1.4 […]

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Posted on: 10-7-2013
Posted in: Photography

“You’ve got the beef but no sizzle!” Pt. 2 4

  Continue to the earlier blog-post: Pt. 1   Marilyn & Me Thirteen years ago, I was shooting for Playboy special editions and I got a call from Playboy Studio West saying they were interested in me and my photography. Here I was, with […]

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Posted on: 10-7-2013
Posted in: Photography

DECODING THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT 0

What is a Creative Commons License Anyway? Creative Commons is a set of free tools that allow you to define what level of access people have to your photographs online. The CC Affiliate Network consists of 100+ affiliates working in over 70 […]

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Posted on: 10-6-2013
Posted in: Photography