The Professional Amateur Podcast

I want to hear your stories. I want to hear how you got to where you are today. I want to hear how you became a professional amateur.

When is Depth of Field Too Shallow?

People, Pets, Objects, Nothing. We tend to take photos of everything around us out of compulsion these days, but it is always the same. Without the photographers eye, you end up getting weirdly lit/composed/colored/framed shots. Or worse, AI portrait mode that a tries to mimic depth of field and bokeh. Bokeh, the love of life…

How Did You Become a Pet Photographer?

How did I become a Pet Photographer? Well, that is an easy question to answer. Philomena the Pug is my pug, the joy I had photographing her and now her sister Penelope have given me endless joy. But, did you know I was a regular photographer before? Some of you do, but, here is something…

When A Brindle Pug Steals Your Heart

Meet Mojo, a brindle pug I had met at the Kennesaw Christmas Parade over the weekend. I literally need to show the world this cute lil boy Mojo. Also, Mojo’s instagram (with sibling Bubbles!). Worth a follow, and hopefully we can get together for a shoot in the future! View this post on Instagram Mojo…

When Focusing Pays Off

Focusing. It’s so important. And shedding the weight of trying to create art in the search of being found wasn’t working. No one wants to be force fed art, no one wants to buy art from an unknown, and most importantly, I don’t want to be a starving artist. (I really like food). So, I…

Looking In and Looking Forward

There has been a lot of introspective time lately. You’d be surprised how much of that I’ve been doing. It’s almost been, all consuming. But, it’s been so important for me to do. You might have noticed that amount of fine art photography I’ve been doing. It felt really good, like, really good. I was…

I’m finally selling prints

I put the gallery together, it’s starting with the favorites and will add more as I create more art for the masses or for the few. If you have a favorite shot of mine, you can always say, “HEY WHY DON’T YOU HAVE THIS HERE FOR ME TO BUY” and I can upload it to…

Rumblings from Instagram

I actually put together a poll on doing something a little more professional in terms of selling some prints. I know, it’s a novel concept. Selling my art for money? Well, the positive result is that, 12 hours into it, a lot of people have said they wanted to buy my work. This gave me…

*YAWNS* Wait, what time is it?

It seems like I had overslept in terms of activity on this blog. I had an excuse for August, but I didn’t even post a single thing in July. So here we are, it’s September, and a lot has happened and a lot is happening. It will be good for everyone, and great for lovers…

Happy Birthday Nina!

Everyone has their inspirations that drive them to be a better person every day. For me, that person is my wife and best friend Nina. And today? Today is her birthday. So, no tips on photography, just love for my wife and the journey we are on together. Without you, I would have never got…