I’ve just released a video course that shows you exactly how I setup, light, and edit for this high end beauty portrait look. Check the video series out here.
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Update: I’ve just released a video course that shows you exactly how I setup, light, and edit for this high end beauty portrait look. Check the video series out here.
Three years ago if you had told me I’d be photographing professional models on a set in LA I’m not sure I would have believed it. I’ve found that a career in the creative fields is always unpredictable and I’m okay with that. It keeps thing interesting. Shooting skin care and beauty is not something I’ve really ever done before. But I’ve learned that stepping outside your comfort zone and learning new things is what keeps photography fresh and exciting. These types of shoots stretch my abilities and I’m almost always feel like I’m a better photographer afterwords. [Read more…]
Wow. We’ve come a long way.
I was halfway through the expensive and frustrating process of building a scratch built RC hexacopter for aerial photograpy when DJI first announced the first Phantom drone. I was skeptical, and that drone wasn’t very good. But it was still easier, cheaper, and safer to fly than the flying lawn-mower contraption I was tinkering with in my shop. [Read more…]
I’m releasing a brand new Adobe Lightroom preset collection today called Portrait & Fashion!
It’s half off until November 1st.
That’s $19 if you get it before November 1st…
You can get this collection plus $400+ of other preset collections and training with the All Access Pass for $14/month.
The All Access Pass is a great way to go because you get access to all future courses, tutorials, and preset collections as long as you are a subscriber.
But it’s your choice.
Portrait and Fashion Collection Half Off
I’m a professional Photographer and Videographer. I split my time almost 50/50 producing corporate video work and shooting corporate event photography. I get paid to do this. After considering all my options, I decided to pre-order the 5D Mark IV. [Read more…]
Recently I’ve been reflecting on the type of photography I enjoy the most. I’m fortunate to work as a full time photographer/videographer, but I’ve come to realize that many assignment I get paid to do don’t have a lot of personal meaning for me. Don’t get me wrong – I’m passionate about creating good work, it’s just that much of what I do is used for a corporate purpose. Again, there is nothing wrong with this, but it got me thinking about what pieces of my own work do I value the most. I set out to pick my top three images – the three images from my body of work that I have the strongest connection to. [Read more…]
Canon has announced the long-awaited 5D Mark IV. I’m always interested to see the different reactions to a new camera and it’s spec list. You always seem to have a group of ‘haters’ who are never impressed and then there are the fan boys & girls who think it’s a must buy. [Read more…]
I love the tools that are now available to us as filmmakers and photographers. What a wonderful time to be living and creating. Drones have opened up a whole new world enabling creators to reach new heights and capture images and video from the sky that just wasn’t feasible before. [Read more…]