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10 Amazing Fictional Characters That Taught Me Life Lessons

Characters are what make my creative heartbeat pulse – creating them, studying them, believing in them. I decided to share 10 fictional characters that have stuck with me over the years, and why I think they are so great. There are lessons to be learned in all things, and these characters remind me of those […]

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Shooting for Vogue Italia

A while ago I was contacted by Vogue Italia to shoot a story for them, and these are the results – shot March 2012. It was an interesting day – I had 45 minutes to shoot 12 images and I had food poisoning all day! A story of princesses who no longer have lands to […]

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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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Capture Inspiration Retreat!

I have been thinking long and hard, for the last year or so, about what I want to put into the world. How do I want to interact with others, and what message do I want to put forth? These questions were fairly easily answered, but putting them into motion took some jigging. Teaching is […]

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A Tale of Two Self-Portraits…in India

Self-Portrait #1 It was my first day in India. I went on a walk with my friend Amy Parrish who had also never been to India and was eager to explore. We set out on foot down the neighborhood streets. The sights were many and as overwhelming as it was calming. Things were strange yet […]

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10 Pieces of Advice for New Photographers

1. Believe that your art is worth the time to perfect. Too many people get intimidated by other photographers, feel too frustrated with the technology, or feel upset when they can’t come up with a masterpiece idea. Remember that everyone has been there at some point or another, and that it is a cycle. If […]

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How We Touch All

Yesterday I was sitting in my bedroom watching my little cat Fyona go about her daily tasks of hunting fuzzies and exploring a room she has slept in for a year as if she has never seen it. I went over to her, picked her up, and for the next few minutes she was glued […]

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Throw it Away

Comparison to others is a learned trait, and so stopping that trend is also something that must be learned. It is far safer to follow someone else into the unknown on a path that is proven to work, but this path makes us forget about why we are on the journey in the first place. […]

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Are You Selling Out? Probably Not

Some people forget that a creative person can be a business person too. The best business people are the most creative. There is such a stigma with a creative person taking on a business career that the term “selling out” gets thrown into the mix far too often. If a photographer begins making money off […]

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Who We Think We Should Be, and Who We Should Be

For as long as I can remember I have had people to look up to, people who look up to me, and people who simply pass me by yet somehow make an imprint on my life. I’ve had influences from all walks of life. I’d had experiences that build on top of each other to […]

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