Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

What a statement, “Don’t Be Afraid to Ask”. “Ask What?!”, You might ask. Well, that is the million dollar question. Whenever you have an obstacle in front of you, you need to stop being so stubborn and figuring it out for yourself, and stop being afraid to ask someone who has gone through it before….

Don’t shoot fireworks… unless you really shoot fireworks.

It’s July. That means people are getting ready to take photos and videos of fireworks that no one will watch or look at ever. Sorry, this is a cold hard truth. So, this is an important statement for you to learn. Don’t Shoot Fireworks, Unless You REALLY Shoot Fireworks. What do I mean by that?…

Words of Wisdom, From Instagram

Through instagram, *cough cough*, I’ve made a ton of insta-friends with other photographers and models throughout the country. Some I do some retouching work for, some I just admire their work, and others, well, others I seek wisdom and knowledge from the veterans. One of my favorites is Scott Rust, AKA Rusty Pants. Check…

Shooting Everyday

This is something that a lot of people have problems with. They think they need to get their gear together, pack it up, head out, find something to shoot, and shoot, edit. Every Day? Where the hell did you find the time to do that? To invest hours every day to do something like that….

Consistency is Key

We all have our faults, we all have our little shortcomings, and we all seem to be blind to them until someone else points them out.

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…

The Toxicity of Photography

Toxicity. I am going to do the clich√© 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…