Posts in Photography
Starter Series: 35mm vs 50mm

When starting out in photography, you might not have access to the best lenses. If you're lucky enough to jump into this with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, more power to you. But for the rest of us, we might start from a more humble origin, in the form of kit lenses.

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Superior Donuts: Lessons From a Donut Shop

This week, amid rounds of show renewals and cancellations in Hollywood, the unfortunate news came that after two seasons, CBS would not renew it’s multi-camera comedy Superior Donuts for a third season. Before visiting the set of Superior Donuts, I had breif interactions with high end professional productions. I was looking at video production on at it's peak. I have to stop and say thanks to that show for what it taught me. 

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Weekend Outfits For Spring - Shot on iPhone Edition

Another weekend brings another opportunity to get outside and shoot. I've always loved the photography in fashion/style magazines such as GQ, so I'm bringing some aesthetic to my personal shoots. This week is based on two looks that work well in Seattle's super wet April. 

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Thoughts on Photography & Overkill

With bigger projects, and more high profile clients, it makes sense to use the right tools to get the job done. As I've started to plan out my different jobs for the first half of the year, improving the quality of my production equipment is something that has been on my mind. 

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5 THINGS I LEARNED AS A TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHER

Happy New Year! As I write this, it's the end of one year and the beginning of another, and as I look back on what I've accomplished this year, I also see what I could have done better. Hopefully these five tips will help you as you travel.

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We're Going On A Trip!

I'm heading to Oklahoma for the holidays, and it'll give me the opportunity to shoot a section of America I haven't seen yet. I've lived around DC, seen NYC and was an ATLien for a day, fell in love shooting here in Seattle and loved hiking the Hollywood Hills. This will be my first time in the middle of the US, so I'm excited to explore some new cities and see new things to explore. 

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HOW TO FILM BETTER VIDEOS WITH ANY CAMERA

I made this video specifically to help anyone who is like me and just getting into filming to break down the essential elements of making a good video. In it, I talk about cameras, lenses, audio and lightning. Hope this can help someone figure out what they need to get in order to get the results they desire.

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WHY MY NEXT CAMERA WILL BE MIRRORLESS AND 4K

As more and more devices display content in 4K and HDR content, putting out content in those formats helps it stick out against the rest of the pack. My current kit is heavy and only outputs video in 1080p. 

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PHOTOGRAPHING HOLLYWOOD: KAT ANDRUSCO

LAST THURSDAY, ACTRESS, MODEL AND SINGER KAT ANDRUSCO STOPPED IN SEATTLE. MY GIRLFRIEND SET UP A SHOOT AND WE MET ABOVE LAKE UNION FOR MAKE-UP AND PREP. HER PERSONALITY WAS SO WARM AND FRIENDLY, I IMMEDIATELY KNEW THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE AN EXTRAORDINARY SHOOT.

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What I Use to Be A Mobile Creative

MacBook Pro 15" with TouchBar

So first we’ll start off with MacBook Pro 2016 edition. This is the 15-inch MacBook Pro. 15” retina screen the TouchBar and what’s really cool about the TouchBar is that it allows for very fast and very fluid editing in applications such as Final Cut Pro, which I’m using to edit this video right now.

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