Chelsea Lauren Photography Presentation

In one month from today, I will do something pretty cool. At the JEA / NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco, I introduce Chelsea Lauren to the journalism education community.  I have been looking forward to this day since I met Chelsea at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour. The presentation will be one of the highlights of this convention. The students and educators will love Chelsea.

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Chelsea photographs concerts, celebrities and fashion events. While her content interests me, Chelsea impresses me for others reasons. Chelsea is professional, considerate and authentic.  This unusual combination was apparent when I met her at Shoreline Amphitheatre in 2011. Chelsea talked to everyone, including me and the high school student, Cathy Rong, who photographed the music festival too. Chelsea also talked to security and the other photographers. Chelsea was genuinely interested in everyone.

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Chelsea also talked to the musicians, and she talked to everyone as if they were people. When we elevate celebrities, it is easy to forget that celebrities are people. It is easy to forget that the musician on stage loves his or her animal. Chelsea probably talks to animals too. When I saw Chelsea comforting this dog during the 2012 Vans Warped Tour stop in San Francisco, I knew every dog lover could relate to her. Every musician who loved dogs could relate to her too… maybe a few cat people could relate too. (I do not know, I am a dog person.)

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After the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, I followed her career. In addition to her kindness, I was impressed by her… captions. Sounds dorky, but check out her captions one day. They are always detailed. She photographs hundreds (thousands?) of musicians each year, and she includes all the names. On Time.

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I wonder how she does it. How does someone get so close to musicians? What if you are considerate, authentic, professional and shy? Can you still shoot New York Fashion Week? How do you get started? Do you really shoot Comic Con every year? Don’t ask me; I do not know, but I know someone who does. Ask Chelsea. (Send her a tweet #hsjSF). Bring your questions on Saturday April 27, 2013 at noon to Yerba Buena 8, Lower B2 Level.

Get there early, because we only have room for 858 people.

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18 Responses to “Chelsea Lauren Photography Presentation”

  1. Bryan Farley says:

    Bryan Farley Photography said:

    Thanks Stacie

    at 11:53 pm on March 27, 2013

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  2. From my time with CNN, I can totally attest to the fact that photographers and cameramen are some pretty phenomenal people. With great stories to boot.

  3. From my time with CNN, I can totally attest to the fact that photographers and cameramen are some pretty phenomenal people. With great stories to boot.

  4. Adrienne LaGier Forgette said:

    From my time with CNN, I can totally attest to the fact that photographers and cameramen are some pretty phenomenal people. With great stories to boot.

    at 10:05 am on March 28, 2013

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  5. Alice J Pierson-Knapp says:

    reminds me of you!

  6. Bryan Farley says:

    Alice J Pierson-Knapp said:

    reminds me of you!

    at 5:34 pm on April 2, 2013

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  7. Alice J Pierson-Knapp said:

    reminds me of you!

    at 5:34 pm on April 2, 2013

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  8. bryan farley says:

    Thanks Mom! I am glad that a 20 something year old woman reminds you of me. 🙂

    That could explain why I like her so much, although it sounds rather self serving after I just mentioned that she is super awesome. During my introduction in San Francisco, I will also include her photos she took while I photographed her.

    bf

  9. Bryan Farley says:

    bryan farley said:

    Thanks Mom! I am glad that a 20 something year old woman reminds you of me. 🙂

    That could explain why I like her so much, although it sounds rather self serving after I just mentioned that she is super awesome. During my introduction in San Francisco, I will also include her photos she took while I photographed her.

    bf

    at 9:10 pm on April 2, 2013

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  10. bryan farley said:

    Thanks Mom! I am glad that a 20 something year old woman reminds you of me. 🙂

    That could explain why I like her so much, although it sounds rather self serving after I just mentioned that she is super awesome. During my introduction in San Francisco, I will also include her photos she took while I photographed her.

    bf

    at 9:10 pm on April 2, 2013

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  11. Joe Langford says:

    Nice article Bryan! Good to see someone that’s usually behind the camera get some shine. We are always looking for students (that have attitudes like Chelsea) for our summer camp. GRAMMY Camp is a music industry camp for high school students & we have a multimedia track which encompasses journalism, graphic design, etc.(end commercial) I wish I was able to make it to the conference this year, sounds like a killer presentation!

    Lol @ your comment to your mom.

    • bryan farley says:

      Joe,

      Thank you for the message… and thank you for the compliment. I will mention something on twitter too. (check out the hashtag #hsjSF)

      We will miss you in SF, but look forward to seeing you in Boston and perhaps San Diego. If I can make it to one of your future events, I would love to do so. Let’s get you some more students this weekend!

      BF

    • bryan farley says:

      and thanks for noticing my mom’s comment!

    • bryan farley says:

      Joe,

      I noticed the night before the convention that my computer picked up an infection, so I have been a little slow at promoting summer camp. Hopefully, you received some more people from us… you can send me a message to my email and I can call directly until we have everything sorted if you need more assistance.

      Thank again. Our audience was fantastic and many people were interested.

  12. Mohammed Syed says:

    Hey Bryan,

    It was great to meet you at the high school journalism conference in sf earlier today! I learned a great deal about event photography, and all that goes into it. I’m definitely inspired to pursue a much more rounded multimedia focus now. I recall that you mentioned a Grammy camp scholarship opportunity, which seemed to be awesome. I’d love to hear more about it.

    And I love that fact that I discovered your blog. The “Theme Songs for a Simple Life or Bad Funeral” is a wonderful read. Thanks.

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