Lightroom BTS of the Edna Atelier Shoot

I was in Seattle doing some shoots for Edna Atelier and had a wonderful time. Wanted to share one of the shots from within Lightroom. The venue was amazing, the dresses were stunning, and the team made it such a wonderful experience. Below is a full size showing the actual Frame of the picture on the picture. A big thank you to everyone involved in making it happen.  Such a great way to cap out the week!


A Fuji GFX Sample From Cuba

A couple of weeks ago I went out to Cuba to make some pictures and tasked with only making them with one camera - the Fuji GFX-50S Medium Format camera.  I'm working on a couple of blog posts I need to get done on it now, but it's got me looking at the pictures. Holy Moly.  Made me want to fire the printer up - I want to see these things on paper.  That camera was unreal... More soon...


First Shot School – Now Live

I'm so excited to announce that our school is finally live. Mia, Kevin, and I have spent quite a bit of time building our studio from the ground up with the purpose wanting to really help in the photograph the community. You can find out more at Why I Think We Can Help I've been working in online training for photography for over 10 years. I've been a teacher for over 20. One of the things that i've always wanted to do is teach with a specific purpose. Make…


2016 is Gone. Long Live 2016.

I really thought I would write this blog post talking about how hard 2016 was, and how happy I would be to see it go. But the more I thought about it, the more I couldn’t be brought to think of it like that.  While, yes, there were certainly things that changed for me this year– truth of the matter is – this change was something I really needed. (Now, If you’re any kind of reader of this blog, you’ll know that I go for long periods of silence –…

BlogPrint Sale

Post Christmas – Print Sale

So, I spent my Christmas day playing around with some of the pictures that I took over the trip and making prints.  4 of them really stood out to me,  and I havent really posted them online (yet.. going to over the next few days).   I got a couple of asks about the Burj Al Arab picture for prints, so I figured i'd put some out here. Each of these pictures are on 8.5x11 paper, Hahnemuhle stock (I like the William Turner 310, but can do Gloss options too).…


Burj Al Arab – Dubai – D500 Exploration

I've been stuck in the studio working on a bunch of stuff for the launch of the site - that I figured it be nice to get out and make some pictures for a change.  Dubai is always tops on my list to visit so off I went! I had been asked to take a look at the Nikon D500 and give my impressions on it over social - but I didn't own the camera.  So, off to Borrowlenses I went to rent it for about 10 days.  This was…