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The Cobbler’s Corner Portrait

Giovanni D’Italia: The Cobbler's Corner I was driving back to my friends house from doing the shoot at the Elysian Cafe in Hoboken, when I had him immediately stop the car. Out of the corner of my eye I saw this shoe shop on the corner of 7th and Garden called Giovanni D’Italia. As we drove I noticed that there was just so much going on in such a little store- I HAD to get out of the car and try for a shot. Ipad in hand I went to…

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Hit And Miss

Over the weekend, I was coming back from an event when I decided to take a turn into John Chestnut Park in Palm Harbor, Florida. I just wanted to go drive around and scout - see if there was anything out there for me to take a picture of, or jot down for a later idea. I saw a bridge in the distance and took my scout shots. Seeing as I had a bracket of them, I came home and made an HDR of it. As much as I'd like…

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Popcorn Fight

My friend Kathy asked me not too long ago if I could help her take a picture of a concept she had for her friends dance school. For the end of the year, they wanted to have a picture made of all of the instructors in a movie theater scenario, kinda bickering with one another while she sat in the middle. Fake a movie theater? Throw popcorn? I'm down! This was actually done in a warehouse called Arts on Ninth in Ybor (sadly, the place closed down). We setup about…

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The HDR Star Wars Incident

Click on the picture to see it bigger, or see it in Flickr note: This is a repost of a guest blog post that I did on the shoot over at Scott Kelby's Blog. After chatting with Frederick Van on Twitter, I thought "Wow.. i've never really told the story on my blog. So, here it goes: I was chatting with Scott a couple of days ago about my experiences at the Star Wars Celebration that just happened in Orlando, FL - and he thought it a good idea to…

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The Green Room

While I was out in Atlanta several months ago I got turned onto this location via Twtter. To be completely honest, I wouldnt even remember how to get there - i'd have to do some serious twitter message searching. That said, I remember it being abandoned, I remember it being behind a fence, and I remember it being awesome. This is just one shot of a series.. If i get the location, totally will post it!

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Emporio

A couple of weeks ago, I went into the city with my buddy Al to go visit my friend Jay. Not too far from his place there's a place called Emporio (At least I think that's what it was called). We settled into the restaurant for some lunch and great conversation. I found myself so incredibly blessed to just be able to sit and absorb the company of two friends - each of which I haven't had much time to visit with. I couldn't begin to say how recharged I…

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The HDR Book

I'm pretty excited about this and figured i'd share. As soon as I finished the "Get Your Photography On The Web" book, i jumped right in and started working on book 2. This book would focus on the world of HDR Photography. I'm happy to say that the book is now available! Why You Will Want To Get This Book I dig running around making things into HDR works of art, as many people out there do. If you do a search on the bookshelf for HDR, you will find…

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Al at the Elysian Cafe

My buddy Al loves this place called the Elysian Cafe in Hoboken, NJ. It's a great cafe/car in Hoboken, New Jersey that's got some really cool architecture in it. Tin ceilings, lots of little details - it was impossible NOT to want to shoot it in HDR so obviously we needed to give it a go. In order for me to be able to get the bar at a state where no one was around I needed to quickly be able to show how this could look cool, and convince…