Posts in Photography
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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Thoughts on the Nikon Z + DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom

Last week, the floodgates were opened on official news from both Nikon and DJI on their newest tech after what seemed to be months of leaks and rumors. Nikon offered up their new mirrorless camera line, the Z Series, a clear response to Sony's own mirrorless lineup and the shift that it they have caused in the industry by rapidly delivering multiple iterations of cameras over the past few years. 

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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 2: 35mm f/1.8!

It's a new week, which means it's time for a new episode of Starter Series, my YouTube series based on finding affordable equipment to help you create better photo and video content. This week, the topic of interest is the 35mm f/1.8 lens, and for this video, I'm using the DX cropped sensor version.

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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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Behind the Scenes: Karlie Hustle, Host of the Brutally Honest Podcast

There have been a bunch of projects that I have been working on for the past few weeks. I've been reaching out to mentors and people with whom I'd love to collaborate. That time has been spent talking to fellow creatives in adjacent fields, asking questions on how to make something that you, dear reader, can get value from and that is authentic to myself. 

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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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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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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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