SLR Photography Class series begins in Spartanburg SC Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

Our newest series of photography classes in Spartanburg begins Oct 4, 2011 and continues every Tuesday evening at our studio at the West Main Artists Co-op in downtown Spartanburg.  On Oct 4 we will have a basic DSLR class from 6:30-8:30PM.  We will build on this class with additional classes including classes about flash photography, classes specific to Nikon and Canon systems and, new for this year, SLR video and video editing classes.  For information and registrations please visit  We look forward to seeing you in class!


Joni – a Broome High School senior portrait session

This session was all downtown Spartanburg.  Our average senior session is 90 minutes and we encourage our seniors to bring multiple outfits.  Joni is from Broome High School in Spartanburg and is one of our newest senior models.  We started the session at West Main Artist’s Co-op and continued through a couple of locations around parks and murals in downtown Spartanburg.  Want a great deal on your senior portrait session?  Email us about becoming a senior model.  Our models get a free session in exchange for promoting our senior portrait services via Facebook.  We may have an opening at your Greenville or Spartanburg high school.  We are still booking sessions for class of 2011 and havc begun shooting 2012 sessions.  Check out our Michael Lamb Photography Facebook page for examples of our senior model’s sessions.

Noah Guthrie, singer, songwriter, senior model

I am lucky enough to know Noah and his family from our chruch, in Spartanburg SC.  Noah is one of our newest senior models in the area.  I love the images and hope he can use them as his senior portraits and promotion images for his up-and-coming shows.  If you haven’t heard Noah’s music please check it out at  Enjoy the pics!

Trash the prom dress.

The reactions I get when we use the term “trash the dress” are funny.  Most people have heard of these sessions.  Many of them have seen examples of the images on Facebook or a wedding photographer’s web site and think the images are really cool, but suggest they trash their own dress and they look at you like you’re crazy. 

These sessions should be called “you’re never going to use the dress again, so use the opportunity of owning such a cool gown to get some once-in-a-lifetime portraits”, though I realize it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. 

I think the big idea is that these sessions don’t begin with the purpose of ruining anything beyond what a dry cleaner can make right, but allow us to take a gown into situations that we otherwise wouldn’t.  Obviously a photographer has to be very careful with a client’s wedding dress when doing a traditional bridal portrait before the ceremony, but the client and photographer can be much more relaxed with it if they are doing a “day after” session.

Trash the dress sessions for wedding dresses have been popular for years.  What about prom or other formal dresses? 

We had the opportunity to do a “trash the prom dress” session a year ago with one of our senior models.  Seniors, consider using your dress as part of your senior portrait session or even an additional session after your portraits.   Make your senior portraits unlike anything your school has ever seen.  We are currently looking for senior models from many high schools in the Spartanburg & Greenville areas.   Our senior models get an absolutely free session in exchange for promoting our senior portrait services.  Please visit our Facebook page to see our most recent senior sessions and shoot us a message or call us for full details on becoming a senior model.

Megan, a senior portrait session.

I have been lucky enough to have photographed Megan twice now.  Our first session was her senior portraits last year.  These are some of my favorite images from our last session a few months ago.

Spartanburg Portrait Workshop November 6, 2011

A new portrait workshop in Spartanburg SC on Nov 6, 2011 has been announced as part of Michael Lamb Photography’s photography class series.

We are at it again.  This will be out third portrait workshop as part of our on-going Spartanburg photography class series.  This is the only hands-on class in our series.  I will assist and guide attendants through shooting a model in a real-life enviromental portrait session.  If you like our style of portraiture please check this workshop out.  I have invited one of our high school senior models to sit for us and I will teach attendants while demonstrating the use of reflectors and flashes.  Below are images from one of our last workshops.  The workshop will be held from 2:00-4:30PM on Sunday Nov 6, 2011.  The cost is $75.00.  Registration and information can be found on our site.

Spartanburg Photography Classes

Our photography classes start again on Wednesday March 30, 2011!  Learn DSLR functions, manual exposure, portrait tips and tricks and basic digital editing.  These classes will be located at our studio’s new home, the West Main Artists Co-op, in Spartanburg.  Click DSLR classes, on the right side of our blog, for more information and registration.  photography class Spartanburg SC