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The Tunnel of Trees

When traveling in Kauai, Hawaii for the DIgital Landscape Workshop Series with Moose Peterson, we passed this road of trees. I dont remember much of that time other than how completely serene the tunnel made me feel as we crossed through. A lot of me really wanted to be able to run out of the car and take a picture of it, but alas we had to get to the afternoon shoot. How happy was I that a few days later I would pass it on a trip to get…

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Spinning Fire

So today was the last day of us shooting and working at Moose Peterson's Digital Landscape Workshop series in Kauai, Hawaii and the final show certainly did not disappoint.  We spent the last couple of days out shooting some incredible landscapes, but the workshop does have some cool portrait opportunities.  Like this one, with Paul meeting us on a reef at sunset and treating us to an incredible fire show. For the shoot, I was paired with a group of students focused on wanting to shoot the PocketWizard Flex TT5…

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Hanging in Kauai

Hey everyone. Things have been a little dark here as i've been busy yammering about on the Twitters and Facebooks about the new book. The new book seems to be doing well, and I cannot be more grateful about that. At this point, what I can hope for is that if someone found the book useful, they should tell a friend. That always helps - and I thank you for it. The other reason things have been dark is that I was busy writing book 2 for our friends over…

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A Thanks To All Of You

Hey everyone! Before I say anything else, I want to give everyone a very very warm THANK YOU for all of the support that you've given me over the last few days. I really wanted to get out there and write something that would solve problems for people who want to get themselves online. After selling out of books at Amazon (I think twice.) it looks like they are now back in stock and ready to go. This post isn't about links to go buy it or to tell you…

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The Tampa Fair

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur - running around writing and taking care of all of these projects that are in the air. Not that i'm complaining - it's been a blast being able to work on the books (more on that later), but I was beginning to feel a little atrophy on shooting and I needed to get out and try some stuff. Tripod and camera in hand I took off to the fair to see if I can get some cool shots.…

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Shooting a Rose. With a Tshirt

Sometimes, you just have to go for the black shirt. OK, so here's the situation. My buddy Paul wanted me to do some pictures of his beautiful bride's ring. We kept going back and forth about how we should best accomplish this, and all that kept coming out were picture ideas of her hand. Try as I will, I always think that the hand pictures of the ring always look as either: A disembodied hand. Think Thing from the Adams Family A Debeers commercial. A really focused shot on the…

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Shooting Sister Kill Cycle w/ Westcott Strobelites

When you walk into your work on a Saturday afternoon, and you see these guys getting a music video recorded, you NEED to start a conversation! A few months ago that was just the scenario. They're in the process of working out a video idea, and I was literally running in to pick up something that I had left in the office the day before. The guys had a very stylized look - something that I always love to shoot. In a few minutes, cards in hand, I was showing…

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Give yourself a little license to play

You can click on the image and see a larger version of it in Flickr. It's cool.. If there's one thing that totally stood out for me today, is to never underestimate the power of just playing around. I think that often times I'm usually trying to execute (i'll share more on that later), than play. I think that makes getting different ideas a little harder. Take this picture for example. I went into it with no real pre-conceived ideas of what I wanted to do with it. Truthfully, I…