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What are Mood Boards and why Should I care?

mood board noun an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc. intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept. So there you have it.  Now, why should you care?  Because this “arrangement of images” will help the creative group (model, photographer, hair-and-make-up-artist, and anyone else) better grasp what the shoot will end...
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My Camera Recommendations

One of the most common questions I get asked all the time is “What Camera do you use/recommend?” My answer is kinda long winded and varies drastically depending on your needs, budget, shooting style, etc… So I decided to write this article to help you better decide how to choose your first/next camera. Disclaimer! I...
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New Office!

So I made a big move! I partnered with a local Photo Studio and opened up a permanent office! I moved in over the weekend and I am still getting setup, but this will be great! You can see me move into the new space in the video above! Thank you for all your support!...
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2018 August Road Trip

14 states, 5,616 Miles, 16 days. Without a doubt the longest continuous road trip of my life. And I want more! This highlights were San Juan in Colorado and the Black Hills in South Dakota! Both are the highest rated areas to ride a motorcycle in their respective states. I will be writing up reviews...
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Why Altering Photos is Illegal

A close friend of mine today posted a photo that I took with my copyright attached to the metadata that her friend edited… YUP!  My copyrighted artwork was altered without my permission.  So I thought I would write an article about WHY copyright laws exist and why altering my art is immoral and illegal.  I...
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Tutorial: How to Control Depth of Field

Here is the definition of Depth of Field: the zone of acceptable sharpness within a photo that will appear in focus. In every picture there is a certain area of your image in front of, and behind the subject that will appear in focus. Have you ever seen a photo where the subject is perfectly...
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Canon OR Nikon? Neither!

Canon or Nikon? I get asked that all the time when I talk to clients.  I usually respond with “Neither.  I shoot with Sony.” I have used a Sony camera for my entire photography career. I currently own a Sony A7 Mark 2.  It is a mirrorless full frame camera. Why?  Technology! Sony, in my...
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Ride Review: Niagara Blvd, Ontario, Canada

I decided to go to Canada to ride around.  No destination… just go!  On the way I found an article talking about how Sir Winston Churchill called Niagara Blvd “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”.  I HAD to ride that road!  I towed the bike up to Niagara Falls and crossed into Canada on...
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Trip Review: Saratoga, Wyoming

Nick Bakay invited me to his show in Galveston, Tx.  So we were at the bar talking and relaxing during a break.  He told me that the rest of his week was free.  I said, then we should be driving somewhere!  He got excited… so I said, L.A., Miami, or Wyoming.  He thought for 3...
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ShutterFest 2018 Review

So about 3 months ago, Colt told me about the HUGE photo conference called ShutterFest.  After doing some research I bought a ticket!  I just got back from the show and was VERY impressed, tired, excited, sore, and optimistic!  There were some amazing speakers, models and vendors there!  I took only marketing and business classes...
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