We take a weekend getaway down to Cannon Beach, Oregon and end up with some epic moody photos!
All photographers have favorite lenses, and more often than not, these lenses are usually pretty easy to guess. A fast prime like an 85mm or 35mm f/1.4 is usually among them, or some might stick with the “nifty-fifty” 50mm f/1.8, while others might pick one of the “holy trinity” of f/2.8 zoom lenses in the 14-24mm, 24-70mm, or 70-200mm ranges. […]
I recently received an email from Griffin Brugger, a student at Seattle’s The Center School, asking if I’d be willing to do an interview with him regarding photography. I was happy to oblige, and the questions he asked were so good that I felt they’d be perfect to include in a blog post.
What a year, 2014 was! I may not have taken as many photos as I had in previous years, but I’d say the quality is up there amongst the best in recent memory. Rather than taking photos of anything and everything, I ended up being a bit more selective for the most part this year, and really took my time. […]
Four years ago, I made the switch to full frame, upgrading from my trusty Nikon D300 to the Nikon D700. By the time I made the switch, the D700 was already available for 2 1/2 years, so its reputation and capabilities were already well-established. Full frame was like night and day after coming from a cropped sensor camera, and while […]
In terms of my photography, I’d have to say that 2012 was a pivotal, life-changing year for me. I learned a lot of new techniques, sharpened many skills, and met a whole lot of great people. I thank each and every one of your for all of your support in this past year, and I’m very much looking forward to […]
2011 proved to be a banner year in terms of the sheer number of photos I’ve taken and how I feel I’ve grown as a photographer. I shot a variety of different subjects, helped mentor and advise a great group of photographers, and helped NWMotiv establish itself as a major media player in the local automotive scene. Rather than bore […]
A Tweet that I made yesterday seemed to have some people concerned, or at least confused or curious as to what’s going on. Thus, here is the explanation 🙂 As I mentioned in my blog about turning “The Dirty Thirty,” one of the biggest concerns I have as I “grow up” is paying down debts, so that I can buy […]
It’s officially one day before my birthday, although now it’s RJ’s birthday, so happy birthday RJ! Anyway, in relation to my last blog, here’s a birthday wishlist for my 30th birthday. You’ll notice that obviously some of these are pretty much impossible to happen overnight unless I’ve been bestowed omnipotent powers, but hey that’s why it’s called a wishlist, right? […]
Just as anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m the kind of person who does a lot of thinking. Sometimes I do too much thinking, but I’m a thinker nonetheless. It’s been awhile since I’ve shared my thoughts with the world (other than my typical Twitter/Facebook rants) and with such a momentous occasion coming this Saturday, I figured it […]
My good friend and fellow photographer Josh Mackey just posted up a blog that describes an experience that I feel all current and future professional photographers should be weary about. Given our current economy and everyone having budget cuts, it’s important for photographers to make sure they watch out for themselves and not get screwed over, no matter the size […]