The Impact of Simplicity

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Like the photos I shared the other day, these are very similar. The difference is literally color versus black and white. The color photo was cross processed using a white light balance to bring out some of the creepy blue tones you see in the background. The exposure is also quite dark so you can Continue reading…

WE35 Field Report: The Difference Is Night And Day

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The title of this article is meant to be silly and serious at the same time. Being a part of the WE35 research team is so much fun, and allows me to think about photographing in many ways. The photographs you will see here were photographed at two different times of day.  One was around Continue reading…

Flatiron

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The Flatiron building in New York City is one of the most iconic buildings in the entire city. It is one that nearly every tourist visits and looks at with such curiosity. And the best part is, it’s not flat. Spoiler alert.. it’s actually a triangle. This photograph was made during one of my many Continue reading…

The Lookout

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Today I wanted to share another photograph from one of my favorite places to visit, ESP. This photograph of the watch tower was processing using a technique in Lightroom where I darken the sky without using a neutral density filter. After writing the article, I recorded a video showing the technique (on a different photo), Continue reading…

Ballooned

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Every year in New Jersey the company QuickCheck hosts a Balloon Festival. The 1st morning of the festival, they invite media and photographers to come to watch the crews setup and test their balloons. As long as it’s not raining, you’ll see some amazing and beautiful balloon flights. Here is one of my favorites from Continue reading…

Free Photography Guides Notebook For Evernote

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One of the not-so-secret tricks I have up my sleeve is constantly compiling and creating charts to have with me at all times. These charts are not on paper, though. These charts are in an Evernote notebook I call Photography Guides. Evernote is amazing software that allows me to stay organized for work, and for personal Continue reading…

Sometimes Simple Is Best

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Photography can be done in so many ways. Subject matters can change depending on the photographer, even at the same location. Sometimes while walking around, doing street photography, it’s important to consider the simple things. This scene really does not have much going on. It’s a very warm photo of yellows and oranges. But there Continue reading…

Reflecting With Reflections

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I was looking through my photo archives and came across this photo. While processing the photo it had me thinking about some of the amazing photo trips I’ve had. It also got me excited for upcoming trips. One of the things I keep thinking about is trying too hard, and thinking too much, about certain Continue reading…

Help Me Make Beautiful Women’s Clothing & Educate The World

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Here is something extremely special I want to be a part of (and potentially can with your help), and it all starts with a cool story. My friend, Karen Hutton​, was approached by Vida to artistically embed some of her photographs on beautiful clothing for women. At first Karen didn’t know what to expect, but Continue reading…

Sometimes A Neutral Density Filter Just Isn’t Needed

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The more common method of making the sky very dark, almost pure black, is to use a graduated neutral density filter. But an expensive filter like that is not always needed. Look at this photo. Composition like this is ideal for a graduated neutral density filter. But I did not use one.  Instead I relied Continue reading…