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  • I WOULD LOVE TO SIT HERE IN THIS LITTLE BIO AND WRITE THINGS LIKE "PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN MY PASSION SINCE I WAS 3 1/2 YEARS OLD" LIKE SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN DO. I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT I ALWAYS KNEW THAT BEING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WAS THE CAREER FOR ME & THAT MY FIRST WORDS AS A CHILD WERE "SHUTTER SPEED". BUT NONE OF THAT WAS THE CASE FOR ME, WHEN I STARTED PHOTOGRAPHY 4 YEARS AGO I ACTUALLY HATED IT. I WAS ASKED BY A FRIEND TO DO A QUICK LITTLE SENIOR PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE YEARBOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A 10 PIECE MCNUGGET MEAL SO, OBVIOUSLY, I TOOK HER OFFER. THE SHOOT WASNT FUN FOR ME, I COULDNT FIGURE OUT WHY THE SUN LOOKED REALLY PRETTY WHEN I WAS LOOKING WITH MY EYES BUT WHEN I TOOK THE PHOTO IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS 10 FEET BEHIND HER, OR WHY THE POLICE GOT SO MAD WHEN WE WERE INSIDE THAT ABANDONED BUILDING DOWNTOWN, OR WHY EVERY HOMELESS PERSON WITHIN A 10 MILE RADIUS WAS DRAWN TO ME ASKING FOR MONEY. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW I HAD ABOUT AS MUCH AS THEY DID, THUS MY EXCITEMENT FOR GETTING PAID FOR A PHOTO SHOOT WITH A $5.23 MEAL FROM MCDONALDS. I STARTED DOING SHOOTS BECAUSE I WAS A BROKE 18 YEAR OLD. I HAD JUST BEEN LET GO FROM MY PART TIME JOB FOR NO REASON AT ALL (THEY CAUGHT ME SLEEPING IN A CARDBOARD BOX WHILE ON THE CLOCK) SO I BASICALLY WAS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY. I CHARGED A WHOPPING $30 FOR PHOTO SHOOTS (DONT FREAK, THEY WERE ALLOWED TO SET UP PAYMENT PLANS) AND I STARTED BUILDING MY PORTFOLIO. I SHOT THINGS LIKE FAMILIES OF 7 IN ALL MATCHING DENIM SHIRTS AND JEANS, I SHOT SENIORS ON TRAIN TRACKS, AND EVEN THE OCCASIONAL NEWBORN IN A BASKET WITH A BOW AROUND THEIR HEAD THE SIZE OF A FIAT. CLEARLY I SHOULD HAVE BEEN "SWOONING" OVER THESE SHOOTS LIKE ALL THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS DO ABOUT THEIR SHOOTS BUT I WAS HONESTLY OVER IT. I STARTED HATING PHOTOGRAPHY. THEN I READ MY FIRST VOGUE (FOR REAL, NEVER OPENED ONE BEFORE) AND SAW THAT WITH A CAMERA YOU COULD ACTUALLY PRODUCE ART, LIKE LEGIT ART.. SO I DECIDED THAT FROM THEN ON I WOULD SHOOT WHAT I LIKE, WHO I LIKE, AND WHERE I LIKE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, IM IN LOVE WITH THIS NOW.

    -HUNTER LEONE
    THREENAILSPHOTOGRAPHY

Three Nails Tour: REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!

Think fast!
 
 
Los Angeles, California- July 7:
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Los Angeles, California- July 8:
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Wilmington, North Carolina- October 6:
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Wilmington, North Carolina- October 7:
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WINNERS:
 
 
Wilmington:
Kristina Ritter
San Fran:
Miranda Glaeser
Vegas:
Alisha May
Portland:
Hailey Joy
LA:
Britt Elaine
Chicago:
Katie Curis
Miami:
Nardi N Helen
NYC:
Megan Summers
Austin:
Marcos Covos
Seattle:
Marsha K Keeney
 
 
Email me at info@hunterleone.com to claim your seat!:)

 

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Three Nails Tour

Im so excited to announce that I will soon be going on tour!! I will be headed to 10 different cities throughout the United States to teach 5 person crash courses. These courses will have an entirely new curriculum full of everything I’ve learned over the past 8 years as a photographer. From posing to editing, we’re going to touch it ALL! Since these classes are much smaller than a large 25 person workshop, there will be much more one on one time between you and I. I will walk you through, step by step on how to get blogged, come up with ideas for shoots, using lighting, and how to stand out from the pack. In each city I will be teaching 2 five person courses, once theyre sold out the course will close.

 

Whats included??

  • Step by step on EXACTLY how I edit
  • Posing
  • Lighting
  • How to get published
  • How to find clients that match with your style
  • How to style shoots
  • Secrets in your camera
  • How to go viral on social media
  • A shoot with a model that you will be able to use in your portfolio
  • Special effects that give your photography a unique style
  • One on One portfolio reviews
  • Everything I do from inquiry to delivery to clients
  • How to do YOUR OWN photoshoot makeup
  • A BRAND NEW set of actions exclusive only to this tour
  • A “Three Nails Tour” workbook

When??

  • Los Angeles, California- July 7 & July 8
  • San Francisco, California- July 13 & 14
  • Chicago, Illinois- July 19 & 20
  • Portland, Oregon- August 13 & 14
  • Austin, Texas- August 19 & 20
  • New York, New York- August 26 & 27
  • Miami, Florida- September 2 & 3
  • Seattle, Washington- September 24 & 25
  • Las Vegas, Nevada- September 29 & 30
  • Wilmington, North Carolina- October 6 & 7′

Investment?

The total cost is $1000! Half is due to register, the other half 30 days before!

 

Registration for all of these courses will open on Friday, March 10th at 12pmC! Once these seats are filled, registration will be closed so be ready at 12pmC to snag a seat!

 

GIVEAWAY!!

 

Im giving away a FREE seat to a course to one person in EACH of these cities!! All you have to do to win is share this video or post as many times as you would like and say what city youd like to come to and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced at registration! Good luck!

March 9, 2017 - 9:56 pm

Eileen Stacy - I’d love to have a photo shoot done by you! What a dream come true!

March 9, 2017 - 10:20 pm

Shawnessy Ransom - Would love to Join you Austin!

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