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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CAMERA HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017

I spend a lot of time shooting photos, editing photos and researching what's new in the world of photography. Due to that, I have people ask me what is a good camera to start out with, that can get the job done, but still allows me to get into the world of photography.

With that in mind, I've decided to curate this list of gear for anyone looking for ideas for the holidays.

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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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CREESEWORKS COLOR GRADING TEST with the NIKON D7100

Something I've been asked to do more of lately is video work. So I'm taking it upon myself to push my gear on hand to the limit by learning to grade better. And that starts with better footage.

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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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A SUMMER IN SEATTLE

I had the pleasure of working with Forest Ridge, an international catholic girls boarding school in Bellevue, WA. I could talk about how much fun I had documenting the whole program, but I think this video tells more of a story of these 22 girls from 7 countries.

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