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5 Reasons Why The Canon 5D Mark IV Is A Great Choice For Startups

After spending a week hands on with the Canon 5D Mark IV, it’s proven to be a solid powerhouse for delivering high resolution images for clients. Here’s 5 reasons why I would recommend the Mark IV for startups.

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Best Reads in Photography This Week - 2/1

A lot of articles have come out on what’s happening in the photography world. Here are my favorite articles and videos this week.

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CES 2019, Nikon, and Atomos: Updates and News

I’m a photographer, and more often than not, I’m a one-man operation. I use a tool, a camera, to do my job, so I try to pay attention to developments in my industry to know what the current trends are to make better decisions for both future investments, and what clients are looking for when it comes to delivering the most value and the best experience.

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2018: The Year in Review ​

2018 has been a long year, what feels like eons. I've spent a lot of this year here, in Seattle, working on various projects for clients across the country. A few projects that I had the pleasure of working on provided a lot of lessons. to take into 2019. Here are some of my favorite ones.

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Southern Comforts

I just got back from New Orleans this weekend, and I’m still recovering, but it was an amazing experience. For my first time being down south and in that city, it felt like places traversed before and completely new. Streetcars on Canal St framed by palm trees just outside the French Quarter. Lush and humid, the city was bursting with character that provided plenty of inspiration to capture.

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Sony #BeAlpha Seattle and Hiatus

Last night here in Seattle, Sony held a community event, inviting the photography community at large to come, have fun, try out various Sony Alpha bodies and lenses, and shoot different subjects in different scenarios while mingling over cocktails and color science.

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Three Steps to a Successful Commercial Los Angeles Shoot

Commercial shoots tend to have a lot moving parts to them. There’s shot lists, organization, and making sure that all parties on board are on the same page. Here are three things that will help you have a successful shoot.

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Nikon Z7 | Hands-On Preview & First Impressions

Last night in Seattle, WA, local camera shop Glazer's had a special event for photographers and videographers in the area who wanted to check out the latest offering from Nikon. With the recent announcement of the Nikon Z Series, a new lineup of cameras and lenses for the brand, they've been doing events over the country for creatives to come and try out their latest piece of hardware. 

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Los Angeles: The 24 Hour Blitz

This weekend has been a refreshing trip to Los Angeles. Landing before the sun could break through overcast skies on Saturday, I spent the first few hours shooting both outside of LAX to capture an undercarriage of an airplane landing…

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Los Angeles: Beyond Hollywood

I've made it no secret that I love Los Angeles. It's a beautiful, sprawling city with so much history, and a hub of the entertainment world. Working with entertainers and talent, giving them images that they can use for promo, marketing and behind the scenes, it's a city I want to get way more familiar navigating. 

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Starter Series Episode 1: The Nikon D7100

I've been trying to come up with a new project for YouTube, something I would get enjoyment out of making. What I ended up with was coming back here to the blog as a reference point, and looking at a post I made, called "Starter Series". The initial concept of that post was to give myself the advice I wish I had been given when I was first starting out with buying equipment for photography.

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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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The Best Budget Mobile Creative Storage: LaCie Rugged USB-C Hard Drive

When it comes to editing video content as of late, my process has been to shoot in the highest quality format I can, and then to take that footage and organize it onto my MacBook Pro’s internal SSD. Having everything on a drive that fast makes it easier to do edits versus running them off an external hard drive.

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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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