Barnet Workshops » Sharing Experience, Information, Inspiration

We had a great time at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village working on Ceremony Magazine’s bridal fashion spread for this year’s LA edition. Our models Kim Daniels, Kristin Keating and Casey Wilson were awesome, as always. You can read the magazine online and see the images published here:  Our bridal spread is towards the […]

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The 2012 Ceremony Magazines are out, so we can post some of the images we created for the current issues.  These are some of the tables we photographed showcasing the incredible talent of the florists and linen suppliers we have the pleasure to work with.  We advertise in the LA and Orange County editions of […]

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  • May 4, 2012 - 8:42 am

    Marvin - Joe and Mirta – Excellence is always the right word to describe your work.ReplyCancel

    • May 4, 2012 - 9:29 am

      admin - Thank you Marvin, you’re very kind. As you know, we love our job!!ReplyCancel

Our Memorial Day “Recharge at Rancho” workshop at beautiful Rancho Las Lomas, one of our favorite venues, was a blast!  Thank you Rancho, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting.  We had a great time with a fabulous group of photographers.  Our friends and partners’ help were very much appreciated!  Caren and Lauren […]

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  • June 2, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    Amy Harrick - Joe and Mirta these pictures are gorgeous!!! (As usual!) I am happy to hear your amazing workshop was again a huge success. This group definitely chose the best of the best photography workshop to attend. Congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    Jack Nguyen - Lynn and I are spoiled for attending the Barnets workshop. It was our second workshop in two weeks with Mirta and Joe! The Barnets saved the best workshop for last. You’re are looking at future great photographers. We will all look back one day and have Mirta and Joe to owe our gratitude. Best wishes for future workshops—Jack and LynnReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    admin - Amy, that is so SWEET! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I’m blushing. ~mReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    admin - Jack and Lynn, your comment humbles us completely! We are very happy to have met you and we hope that we have inspired you to do great things in photography! We hope to see you again someday! Keep in touch!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2011 - 11:16 pm

    Ning Wong - Joe and Mirta, I had a FANTASTIC time! It was great of you guys to squeeze me and my friend in at the absolute last minute! We had a BLAST, learned a lot, and were able to shoot some fantastic models!

    I cannot wait for future workshops! It was 100% worth it and an exceptional value!


    • June 2, 2011 - 11:26 pm

      admin - Thanks Ning. It was great having you and Rod with us! We’ll keep you posted about future workshops (sign up for our news letter at the top of the blog if you like). BTW… Recharge at Rancho 2012 is less than a year away :-) Keep in touch!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Manda - Hey guys! the Workshop photos are wonderful! We walked away with such great inspiration, information and many great images for our portfolio! Thank you sincerly !ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2011 - 2:08 am

    Rickey Glenn - Joe/Mirta,
    Can’t express it enough, the workshop was great! My wife and I love your work and are truly inspired. You guys are the best!

    I appreciate the opportunity. Best regards.ReplyCancel

    • June 4, 2011 - 9:00 am

      admin - Thank you so much for your kind words Rickey! It was great having you with us. Please keep in touch!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2011 - 8:56 am

    George Joell - Just Awesome!!!ReplyCancel

We’re often asked by wedding photographers what’s the best camera gear to start with.  I got a call yesterday from a photographer attending our upcoming  “Recharge at Rancho” workshop who wanted our opinion on the best long zoom to purchase… So I thought I’d talk a little about gear.  Most of us are Canon or […]

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  • April 21, 2011 - 8:29 pm

    Jackie Culmer - Thanks for this post Joe. Very informative and helpful!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    Feuza - The Barnet Workshops Blog”

    thanks for this info as a Nikon User, APPRECIATE ITReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Mike Sweeney - A really interesting choice of lenses and body notes. I’ll add a few notes of my own. With a cropped sensor, I find the 17-55 f2.8 to be one of my two go to lenses, the other is my 70-200 f2.8. If I’m in a place with the room, i love to shoot the 50 1.4, amazingly sharp lens. I have two D300 bodies, one a refurb and one used from BH which the difference from new paid for the 17-55 and the trip to nikon to refurb it before I shot anything with it.ReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Ivan Nicolau - Hey Joe. I’m glad I could be the inspiration or the phone call that inspired this article. Even though it was quite a bit out of my budget I ended up getting the Canon 70-200 2.8 L IS USM after our conversation. I figure I’m going to make a career out of this, so I might as well get it now rather than later. I have a few shoots coming up in the next few months, so I look forward to your class and learning as much as I can before them. I’ve learned alot on my own over the past year, and it’s time I started applying it and learning about technique now. I’m excited about what I will gain from your class and look forward to meeting you in person now. Cheers. IvanReplyCancel

  • April 27, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    admin - @Jackie: Thank you for your comment! Glad you found the post helpful. Keep in touch!
    @Mike:You’re right, the 17-55 f2.8 is basically the “medium zoom” for the DX format (25.5-82.5). We used that one quite a bit when we were shooting our D300 bodies. It’s a nice set up, but if someone’s looking to “graduate” to the full frame chip, it’s not a good idea to accumulate too many DX lenses.
    @Ivan: Thank you for the idea for this post! Great lens choice (the 70-200 2.8 IS) You won’t be sorry! BTW camera gear is going up in price and hard to find, because of the problems in Japan. I’m glad you got your lens now! We look forward to seeing you at Rancho on Memorial Day!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2011 - 9:08 am

    George Joell - Wow, this is exactly what I shoot with. The only difference it I use the Tamron 90mm Macro, but wish I would have shelled out a few more dollars for the Nikon 105mm VR Macro.ReplyCancel