Category: Blog

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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Hans Zimmer

Visionary Artist: Hans Zimmer

In light of my upcoming trip to Coachella, I began thinking about how important music is in all cultures. Hans Zimmer is easily my favorite composer of movie scores (sorry John Williams) and I am excited to get the opportunity to see him perform live. His body of work has spanned movie genres and delivered […]

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Photography Progress

How to Force Progress in Photography

The world of cameras is a daunting place, particularly when you just get into it. There are not only a ton of different brands, software, and technical specifications, but also endless equipment and an ever-changing business environment. It can definitely get overwhelming. Just keep in mind what you are passionate for and everything else will […]

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iPhone 7 Plus Camera

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Camera

With the advancing modern technology, many people have taken to their phone cameras to explore photography. The iPhone 7 Plus has set an impressive new standard in what a camera phone is expected to do. Cameras and phones have advanced enough to be able to take a great picture without a heavy investment and technical […]

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photography lighting

An Overview of Photographic Lighting

There are many aspects of pictures which must be understood to see a significant improvement in your image. In anyone’s top three should be lighting. Lighting is essential to even make it possible to capture an image. Fully comprehending light and its properties will lead to a noticeable step up in your photography game. Light […]

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Perception perspective

Perspective vs Perception

“Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be.” ― George Carlin I write often about both perception and perspective with regards to many aspects of photography and the camera world. They relate to all aspects of life. It’s […]

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Stanley Kubrick

Visionary Artist: Stanley Kubrick

Only a handful of artists have had as significant of an impact in their field as Stanley Kubrick has had on cinema. Beginning in photography, he showed an innate ability to display subtly powerful images that left his audience in awe. He was able to tell stories in a way that invoked passion and stimulated […]

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Lake Tahoe Nevada Cloudy Landscape

Landscape Snapshots

Landscape photography is not what I initially became passionate for. I had to work on how I perceived the world around me in order to motivate myself to take decent landscape photos. Finding a good scene in this beautiful world is not necessarily a difficult feat. The post processing of landscape photos can, however, present […]

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motivation

3 Ways I Stay Motivated

Staying motivated through everyday life can be difficult at times. We all start out with the best of intentions and, slowly but surely, we lose steam. Luckily, there is always a way to keep yourself moving in the right direction. Through some mental gymnastics we can continue on a path of growth towards success in […]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Composition

1. Framing There are an endless amount of natural or manmade frames through with you can position your subject in a shot. Find a hole in the wall, an archway, or tree clearing that you can put into your picture in a way that compliments the image. A stand and shoot approach creates lifeless images; […]

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