Worth taking a look here if you are on a strict budget and still want to shoot killer…

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Worth taking a look here if you are on a strict budget and still want to shoot killer stuff – Glamour – portrait – you name it…Don't think I will not be using all these ideas at some point…or at least expanding my way i do things using the ideas he comes up with….. because my budget is really limited

+mark daughn has started a very cool new project – The 50 Dollar Project…. Here are all the details… go sign up – you get lighting diagrams just for signing up…

Complete shoot data – raw images, thoughts behind the process, you name it it is all there.. A great way to learn and critique your own workflow.. normally pro's are not this transparent at their craft…

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I'd like to let everyone know about a new project I have created and just released to the world. It's called the "50 dollar project". I have attached the information about it below.


Since you all are interested in workshops and learning I wanted to personally invite you to look at the site and sign up for the newsletter so you can get all the information about the shoots. You will receive 15 free lighting diagrams when you sign up.

You can sign up for the newsletter here:


You can also follow the project on FB by joining the group:


About the Project:

The Challenge: Do one shoot for each week of 2012 for under $50 a shoot. This includes everything: model fees, location fees, hair, makeup, and wardrobe for the shoot production. The only thing not included is post processing because most photographers do their own retouching at no cost.

The Rules: I can use any of my existing equipment. If I need to use some special equipment, then the cost of that equipment comes out of the $50. I can do trade shoots with models. The cost of locations, equipment rental, makeup artist fees, etc., can be spread over several shoots so long as the average does not exceed the $50 limit.

The Output: I will post all the data with details on how I pulled it off, or in case of failure what went wrong. I intend to include behind the scenes shots of the actual lighting setups I use. I’ll post all the images from the shoot so you can see all the different things, angles and ideas I tried. Separately, I will also post the edited, final, retouched, ready-to-deliver images so you can see the net result. I think this will give everyone the best overall view of the process.

My Goal: I want this to be as transparent as possible, so if you think I need to add something or explain something better, let me know. I want to prove that with planning, thought and some deal making you can shoot for very little money and still produce stunning images.

Please Note: Some shoots will include tasteful nudity. I will be producing shoots that fall into several genres: fashion, glamour, art nudes, portrait and whatever else strikes my fancy.

I really would love feedback all along the way. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.


I hope to see all of you there!

Mark Daughn

Comments: 5

  1. Sumit Sen 26 Jan 2012 Reply

    That is a very attractive shot!

  2. Paul Wright 26 Jan 2012 Reply

    thanks for the share, cool project and information

  3. Brent Burzycki 26 Jan 2012 Reply

    +Paul Wright It does look like this project could help many here attain what they want on a very limited project…. tons of info on his site….

  4. Patrick van Ewijk 26 Jan 2012 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki thanks for sharing this looks good. Any money that is saved on a shoot is pure profit, and we can all use some 😉

  5. Scott Sears 26 Jan 2012 Reply

    Thanks +Brent Burzycki

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