Tuesday, October 20

Photography

I’m Not Perfect – BTS
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I’m Not Perfect – BTS

Did an awesome photo shoot with my homegirl Candice Callins yesterday. This is our third photoshoot so far, starting with the one we did earlier this year when I first bought my camera. Candice was the FIRST person I photographed. I wanted to learn how to use my camera and she allowed me to do a photoshoot. I was so nervous - but was also excited. This was something new to me. And I think the photos turned out great. We did a fitness shoot....and even though I LOVE the photos, I look back on them now and see how much I have improved. Quarantining during the pandemic has kept us all mostly isolated. So to break the monotony I took photos. I could walk around my neighborhood and take photos - so it was a great way to practice and hone my skills! Check out the BTS video below as wel...
FILA Photo Shoot – BTS
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FILA Photo Shoot – BTS

Was lucky enough to do an awesome photo sponsored by FILA Tennis with models Troy Akin and Cale Hammond. During the photo shoot we did an awesome BTS [behind the scenes] video showing the athletes playing tennis in the outfits. These outfits were awesome and the photos turned out amazing! Check out the video below directed by me and shot/edited by Ken O'Donnell. https://youtu.be/jV9dcKBdHw8 Please Like and Subscribe https://michaelcoulombe.com/photography/fila-tennis-photo-shoot/
BLM Photo Shoot
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BLM Photo Shoot

We are in the middle of the most important movement of our country - probably our lifetime. On this Independence Day, we need to ensure that all people are free from hate and oppression. Did a photo shoot for Black Lives Matter with model Candice Callins this weekend in Hollywood, California. I also attended my first Black Lives Matter protest yesterday in Tujunga, California. It was amazing to be there with everyone. Nobody's free until we're all freeFannie Lou Hamer https://www.tiktok.com/@pics.by.michael/video/6882467996745452805?_d=secCgsIARCbDRgBIAIoARI%2BCjyKvrZ5pXmfNZK6hsn0XXIeDvbALuWF381PNvcLqGaGYnaVwQ7nB5HPlJ1RGQOFfrDlzDDDRQnebQnhlP8aAA%3D%3D&language=en&sec_uid=MS4wLjABAAAAbgMbMK5X3LJG8G7hLwz6Lq4fxf86YoMQ6x0G8PucoFe1TogQYM2qvuv9KFAD1ACA&sec_u...
Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter

On July 3, 2020 I attended by first protest for Black Lives Matter. I would not consider myself a photo journalist but my friend Candice Callins asked me to come and I wanted to be a part of something that was historical - as this issue is one of the biggest movements of 2020 - if not in my lifetime. There were some anti-protesters, naturally, who just drive by several times waving American flags and yelling derogatory slang at the crowd but overall it was amazing to see how the majority of people be supportive. It was amazing to see so many white and latino people among the crowd as well. Regardless of what people think - there is definitely a shift in the view of Black Americans in this country...and as we head into Independence day tomorrow here in the Unites States it will be gr...
FILA Photo Shoot
Photography

FILA Photo Shoot

Thank you to FILA Tennis for sponsoring this photo shoot with tennis players/models Troy Akin & Cale Hammond for pics.by.michael All of the produce was amazing and photographs so well! Excited to be taking my photography to the next level! Thank you to both Troy and Cale for modeling for me. I want to say thank you to Ken O'Donnell for the behind the scenes video and to my manager Matt Chassin for assisting me with this project. https://michaelcoulombe.com/photography/fila-tennis-photo-shoot/
Travels with Michael
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Travels with Michael

I have decided to record my travel adventures in a new blog called TRAVELS WITH MICHAEL. I'll post pictures I take as  I travel  - both for work and personal. I think it will be a fun way to document and remember the best parts of my adventures  - so check back with Travels with Michael.
Photography Portfolio
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Photography Portfolio

One of my goals for 2020 was to get better at my photography.  I have done 3 photo shoots so far this year and I already have several more in the works; so I thought it best to create a portfolio page for my photography [and subsequently each photo shoot as a sub page under photography - so please check those out.] Check out my portfolio here: Michael Coulombe Portfolio  
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

At the beginning of the year [2020] I took up photography as a hobby - since I travel so much for work. In January I took a trip to Vegas and took some pictures while I was there. Well the El Cortez Hotel and Casino used one of my pictures for their Instagram page to promote this 3-day weekend [President's Weekend.] What a nice and lovely surprise!  
Pics by Michael
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Pics by Michael

Since I travel so much for pleasure and for work, I decided that for 2020 I wanted to invest in a camera. I am not looking to become a professional photographer - it is definitely just a hobby. My goal is just to take better pictures when I travel. To help gather feedback I created both an Instagram and Pinterest page. Please follow and help me become a better photographer! Pics by Michael Instagram Pics by Michael Pinterest
Portrait
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Portrait

Thank you to my nephew Chris Minnick who surprised me today with a drawing. He is self taught and has been practicing - so he thought he would draw a picture of me as he saw me - a Hollywood producer. I love this picture and I will keep it up on my website. It inspires me to keep working for what I love and for what I believe in. Thank you Chris - your uncle is proud of you!