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What to Do When Your Boat Won’t Float

When I was teaching on creativeLIVE I shot a boat in the studio. We couldn’t turn all the lights off in the studio so the subject and boat had a lot of unwanted light on her, and I was a bit confused in editing about what to do with the shot. It is neat on […]

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Shooting in a Challenging Situation

The 5th episode of the Framed Show’s “The Concept” aired recently, which features myself and powerhouse photographer Lindsay Adler duking it out to see what we create with the same location and concept. During this episode we were challenged to shoot at Coney Island and our theme was “twins”. I adored this day like no […]

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creativeLIVE Photo Week Images

My second time at the creativeLIVE studios was just amazing, as I knew it would be. To be around such hard working and dedicated people is truly a gift and I do not take it for granted. The best part? Getting to meet the students and spending time with them outside of the classroom. We […]

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Point & Shoot vs. DSLR

I think it can be very beneficial to a photographer to have a nice camera, especially if you have to print an image quite large, or if you need to share a high-res image that is very high quality. If you’re shooting a high volume of images to deliver to a client, you don’t want […]

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My Favorite Lazy Sunday

I love to create. This is no secret. I love taking pictures, editing pictures…heck I even like waking up at 4am to go on a 2 hour car drive to take a picture at sunrise. So today I wanted to show you what my favorite “Lazy Sunday” would be like. I went on a shoot […]

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creativeLIVE…Boats and Flowers and Chandeliers, Oh My!

I was fortunate enough to appear on creativeLIVE to teach a 3 day course about my workflow in May this year, and it was one of the highlights of my life. Everything from the people who gave me so many hugs, to the ability to reach a larger audience with messages of inspiration, were so […]

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“Les Mis” Texture Pack

While I was in England I got to teach workshops at the same location that the movie Les Miserables was filmed, and I was so inspired by everything I saw…including the textures. On my second day of teaching there I decided to run around with my camera and capture some of those lovely textures so […]

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Shooting for Lynda.com!

  Preview Brooke Shaden’s Conceptual Photography: Start to Finish | by Brooke Shaden View this entire Brooke Shaden’s Conceptual Photography: Start to Finish course and more in the lynda.com library. When I had the great honor of exhibiting with Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann last year, I did a bit of internet stalking of them […]

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The Personification of Butterflies at Dusk

It is so easy to work hard at finding your personal style only to have it mixed up with being repetitive and boring. There are certain techniques that I love, but I am a bit wary of over-using them. The technique of taking a small object and layering it onto the subject many times over […]

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Creating “Solitary Confinement” + Using a Strobe!

A few months ago I was gifted some strobes from my photography-challenger & partner-in-crime, and I have been slowly working with them ever since. I haven’t done anything fancy, I just try to apply my love of visuals in photography to the Strobist way. I am resistent. I do not enjoy working with lights like […]

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