Pet Photography – A Pug’s Life

Some people have pets.  Some, have superstars. If you went back in time, to the year 2000, with me going off to college for Graphic Design and told me, “You will be a professional photographer, who takes photos of your pug for 10s of thousands of people to enjoy every day on Instagram!” I would…

Getting Back to What Makes You Happy – A Year In Review

With the holidays come and gone, I look back on this year and try to see what I did this year to further my progression as a photographer. I had gone from being lost in what I was doing to having finally found a niche. Or, well, several niches I guess. I feel pretty good…

Social Networking for Photographers looking to get Creative with Shapr

This is something that is really frustrating.  You move to a new area and you want to find other photographers, models, or other creative people to get with and create new and crazy things. Facebook, is a grandma graveyard. LinkedIn? No… just no, that’s great if you want to find work for other businesses, but…

Interfit S1 Mono Studio Light Overview

People will tell you to write about what you know. However, what you know about might not be that interesting.  This is a case of that. This will not be that interesting for most of you. Bright Lights However, for the potential professional amateur photographers out there that are trying to get a leg up…

How to Grow as a Photographer

The Process Maybe growing better as a photographer is a misnomer and what I should say is, “How to grow in the field of photography” instead. This article is really dedicated to my wife, because she was the one who would even say, “Your photos look so gritty and grimy, how can you make them…

How to Plan A Cosplayer Photo Shoot

Cosplayers Make The Best Models Most people who see a portrait done of their favorite cosplayer or model, just see the finished version of a the photo. However, there was a lot of thought and setup that had gone into that. I have shared the few shots I had done for the 3 cosplayers at…

Behind the Scenes – Headshot Photography – With a Pug

This is a behind the scenes look into headshot photography. With my favorite model who I never have to pay with money, just cookies, Philomena the Pug.   This video will basically show you what happens when I set up to do headshots or even portraits. My process and more importantly my love of photography.  Below…

The Toxicity of Photography

Toxicity. I am going to do the cliché of defining toxicity. the quality, state, or relative degree of being poisonous an extremely harsh, malicious, or harmful quality That second definition of toxicity is something that we as photographers have come to see every day in our profession. There is a lot of toxicity in any…