Author: Matt

Get Your Mind Right

I have always thought differently. I remember, in high school, I had a fantastic social studies teacher Mr. Combs. In his class we were learning about political beliefs, what they were, how to define our own, and most importantly why we thought that way. He would separate the room into left or right and allow […]

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Image Sensor cropping

Why Image Sensors Matter

Ever wonder why the lens of a camera is round but the pictures it takes are rectangular? Pictures are rectangular because the image sensor inside the camera is rectangular. The image sensor is almost literally what is looking at the image you point the camera at. It determines what the camera is going to record […]

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Lightroom File Import Workflow For Beginners

In my previous video blog, I broke down how I structure my files to be able to find them easily. That file structure lends itself to the next step in this process: importing photos. The first thing that I do is create the file that I am going to be putting all the photos in. […]

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Release Your Creative Mind

Recently I’ve realized that my voice has been stifled since I was a child. Growing up we are told children should be seen and not heard. Don’t talk back. Over time, I have been brainwashed to think the way that those who have held authoritarian positions over me have wanted to me think. What does […]

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Born in China Disneynature Pandas Documentary

Born in China

Walt Disney set the tone of Disneynature films in the late 1940s with True-Life Adventures. Disneynature carries Walt’s fascination and love for the planet’s animals forward through the 21st century. Born in China is a look into the unique lives of four tremendous creatures. It documents a span of seasons and how each life changes […]

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File Structure for Work Flow Optimization

When I first began practicing photography, I ran into problems with the way I saved my work. It seemed like a simple thing at first. Over time I came to realize that there are many different factors to consider when saving pictures. Above is a brief video explaining how I organize my pictures. I begin […]

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Chocolate Lab Puppies

3 Lessons 9 Chocolate Lab Puppies

Every experience is a learning one. I don’t pretend to know anything in fear of looking like a complete ass. So, although I would say I know quite a bit about both photography and dogs, I did not walk away from my session without any mistakes and lessons to learn from. Here are my top […]

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Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan has a way of putting together a film that encompasses all underlying tones set throughout the story. After watching the trailer for Dunkirk, I am convinced it is no exception. Even those who watch movies blinded by explosions and fart jokes are excited to see this movie after watching the trailer. If Christopher […]

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Kendrick Lamar Coachella 2017

‘Chella Culture

A culture is one of the first things established when any organization first forms. It is intangible and happens pretty organically. We do, however, have a great amount of power in some cultures and absolutely none over others. In the business world, you have complete control over your company’s culture. If you don’t believe that, […]

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How to Prepare for a Photoshoot

If I didn’t prepare, I could probably skate by. I would simply show up and do my thing, then everything could work out decently. However, decent just doesn’t cut it for me. Prepping is essential for me to perform as well as possible. It is very important to put in enough work before the shoot […]

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