Finding Your Focus

Of all the questions I get about the basic how-tos of photography, the one that’s asked the most is how to get that creamy, dreamy background.

Of all the questions I get about the basic how-tos of photography, the one that’s asked the most is how to get that creamy, dreamy background. It’s by far the most sought-after effect in my circles. The answer, of course, always begins with the often boring, sometimes confusing explanation of aperture and shooting "wide open."... Read more

Stories Through Sequence

One photo can tell a story. The elements within the frame convey feelings through composition, light, texture and color.

One photo can tell a story. The elements within the frame convey feelings through composition, light, texture and color. But, for me, sometimes one image is just the beginning. I’ve always been interested in how you can tell a story through a sequence or series of images, a "sequence" being a group of images taken in succession and... Read more

Embracing Sun Flare

When it comes to the light, I chase it, like a moth to a flame.

When it comes to the light, I chase it, like a moth to a flame. It only makes sense that my love of the sun would permeate my photography, as well. I’m not writing to debate the pros and cons of pointing your camera at the sun; we all know there are many who balk at the mere mention of it. There are products created and bought to prevent sun glare... Read more

Creating Space

In photography, white space (also known as negative space or open space) can be used to create a balanced and harmonious image.

In photography, white space (also known as negative space or open space) can be used to create a balanced and harmonious image. It’s defined as "the space between elements in a composition." This can be an easy concept to visualize: Defocus your eyes to see the space surrounding the subject in your composition. White space is the space... Read more

Master The Moment

It’s no secret that I’m an avid mobile shooter on a near-daily basis.

It’s no secret that I’m an avid mobile shooter on a near-daily basis. While I continue to reach for my Nikon D3X and a sling bag of lenses for my documentary assignments, I use my iPhone camera to document and share my own life. I might capture spontaneous expressions or curious moments inspired by my children, create abstractions that move... Read more

Monochromatic Love

I’m a big fan of black-and-white photography.

I’m a big fan of black-and-white photography. Perhaps it’s the poignancy that captivates me, or maybe the nostalgia factor. Whatever the reason, there’s something about the absence of color that draws me in. Black-and-white or grayscale images are often called monochromatic. The word monochromatic is defined as "of or... Read more

Looking Beyond The Bloom

In many parts of the world, photography becomes much more of a struggle during certain seasons.

In many parts of the world, photography becomes much more of a struggle during certain seasons. Weather can be a photographer’s best friend or worst enemy, depending on where you live and what you’re after, photographically speaking. Despite the challenges, when you’ve got to shoot (for work or play), you’ll find a way. Some... Read more

The Human Connection

I didn’t set out to become a portrait photographer with an international focus.

I didn’t set out to become a portrait photographer with an international focus. No, most of my work came from the most ordinary sources—requests to shoot local events at my children’s schools, your everyday, ordinary family portraiture and the occasional shoot of friends newly engaged, married or having a first baby. All that changed,... Read more
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