Thoughts On Failure

In life, failure is inevitable, and as an entrepreneur, that lesson is something that we face more often than we would care to admit. 

Recently, I was walking door to door to businesses that fit with my own sense of design and personality. While most of them gave no response, there was one who had a moment. 

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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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Three Books That Gave Me Perspective As A Creative

As with any major turning point in life, a birthday is a highlight that you've reached another year in life, bringing to this new year all the wisdom and experience from the old. Personally, one of the things that helped me reach this next level of thought that I talked about in a previous post was a group of books from various authors. Here are three of my picks and how they can help you.

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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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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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