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Lighting for Visual Impact Workshop

Limited to only 12 people, sign up now or reserve your spot and keep early registration pricing ONLY 5 spot left: I’m thrilled to be teaming up with some of the best companies in the industry and putting together my first workshop about something I love greatly. LIGHT!!! When I first started shooting, I loved […]

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patricia thornham - December 24, 2016 - 10:43 am

I’d love to come to your workshop – unfortunately I can’t make it in Feb. I’ve been following your work for a while and I see creativity with light, gels, and atmosphere that no one else is doing. I hope your workshop is very successful and if in the future you do put together a dvd or workbook I would be highly interested in purchasing it. please add me to your mailing list.

John rossi - December 27, 2016 - 12:32 pm

What hotel is this being held? Where in LV is this?

Alexis - December 28, 2016 - 8:52 am

Hi Patricia,
thank you so much for the kind words. I’ll certainly make an announcement if I ever produce something like that. In the meantime, please just keep on eye on my social media & this blog. Hope to connect sometime.

Alexis - December 28, 2016 - 8:54 am

Hi John,
it’s not 100% finalized yet, but it will most likely be at the SLS hotel since I’m also doing a short talk during WPPI. E-mail me with any questions.

Boxing Portraits with Profoto D2 Strobes Behind The Scenes

Publication/Client: Personal Shoot Talent/Assignment: Professional Boxer Raquel Miller Location: Oakland, California – Boxing for Health Gym Photographer: Alexis Cuarezma Assistant: Chiara Headrick Hair & Make-up Artist: Nicole Perez It’s been a long time since my last blog post. Approaching the 2-year mark since my last BTS video and write up of Ashley Pfaff’s fitness shoot. […]

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Soufiane Najah - November 29, 2016 - 3:46 am

Love it Alexis! Your writing is clear and detailed and you give some very useful information and enjoyed reading this post a lot. Please make sure to post more! Cheers

Alexis - December 28, 2016 - 8:48 am

Thanks so much Soufiane! Planning on it

IFBB Bikini Pro Athlete Ashley Pfaff – Fitness Images

  Publication/Client: Private Commission Talent/Assignment: IFBB Bikini Pro Athlete Ashley Pfaff Location: Las Vegas, Nevada – Charlie Frias Park, City Athletic Club Photographer: Alexis Cuarezma Assistants: Morgan Bellinger BTS Interview Video: Mindy Lyseng-Crawford I was really excited when I checked my inbox in December and saw I got an email from Ashley Pfaff asking if I was available […]

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Milo - March 15, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Beautiful photos, and thank you for all your advice. I photograph in the remote wilderness so my lighting kit will never be this extensive, but I have learned a LOT from watching this video and reading through.

You also nailed it with that beautiful blue sky!

Thanks for making this, I will be referring to it in the future.


Jack Forrest - March 16, 2015 - 1:56 am

Thank you for the extensive write up and great photographs.

It must have taken a lot of time to put to paper.

This post is a great example of the best type of sharing on the net, and, I’m sure, will be referenced by many people (amateurs/enthusiasts like myself and probably some pros). You share the type of knowledge that pros learn with much experience and that is an unknown for us, amateurs, thus, invaluable.

Please continue to share your wisdom!

Reggie B. - March 19, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Excellent photos. Being relatively new to photography, I want to thank you for the breakdowns and visuals of your setups. This information has definitely helped to fuel my creative thought process and boost my confidence in trying new ideas with proper technique.

John Ricard - May 27, 2016 - 1:21 pm

Thank you for posting such a detailed and informative breakdown.

Clint Dempsey & USMNT – Sports Illustrated World Cup Preview Issue

    Publication: Sports Illustrated Director of Photography: Brad Smith Photo Editor: Carlos M. Saavedra Talent/Assignment: USMNT / World Cup Preview Issue Location: Standford University Photographer: Alexis Cuarezma Assistants: Victor Gomez, Ray Osuna, Victor W. BTS Video: Victor Gomez Looking back at this year, I was fortunate enough to photograph a lot of cool things […]

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Esenam - January 3, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Thanks for being real and sharing this with us all. I’m extremely happy for you and wish you many more success!

Rance - January 19, 2015 - 12:58 am

This was pretty inspiring. I wish I had the opportunity to work on a crew and learn more about lighting set-ups. I thoroughly enjoyed this and how the images turned out. Great post.