15 Free Photography Guides In An Evernote Notebook

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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…

The Everyday Photographer

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I have recently started considering myself an everyday photographer. By that I mean, I don’t have one focus in my photography. I absolutely love travel and landscape photography. I also really enjoy street photography. But my freelance photography business makes most of its income from portrait photography. So instead of calling myself a portrait photographer Continue reading…

The Cake Smash

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It’s not often I photograph babies, but I find myself doing it more and more lately. Maybe that is a coincidence with being a dad. The photo here came out so great, partly because the mother hand made all the decoration the night before. The baby didn’t really care much about the cake at first. Continue reading…

Asbury’s Casino

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Asbury Park is one of my favorite places in New Jersey to visit and photograph.  There is so much history there. A while back I hosted a photowalk in Asbury Park and we started at this spot, under the crown of the old casino. I have been sitting on this photo for a while, but Continue reading…

Breaking Down Those Creative Block Walls

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There are times when photographers get into a creative block. It happens. I’ve written about it in the past. I’ve talked about going on photowalks and taking workshops to get out of the rut. Not too long ago I announced Vision Path, which is a 16 week email course designed to help photographers find their Continue reading…

A Mexico Sunrise

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July of 2011 is when Melissa and I got married in Mexico. It was a hot summer, and very humid in Mexico. This view is what we had the pleasure of seeing every morning when we looked out of our hotel room. Every morning was filled with so much heat that when I opened the Continue reading…