Photography: The Best Hobby Ever?

Photography: The Best Hobby Ever?

Meet a Stranger and Go Shoot for Love! Beyond learning the camera and beyond learning light there is discovering your subject. This is my favorite part of photography. Mia I discovered Mia at the Salt Lake Comic Con, dressed as the Queen of Dragons from Game of...
Inspiration vs. Mimicking: The Art of Creation

Inspiration vs. Mimicking: The Art of Creation

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Yes. Sometimes it’s annoying to see someone post work showing off their skills when clearly they’re making a full-fledged effort to mimic somebody else, but the fact of the matter is we are all doing it. That doesn’t mean...
Knolls, A Featured Location

Knolls, A Featured Location

I want to introduce photographers to Knolls, the softest sand you’ll ever feel and hardened sand castles seemingly crafted by giants. Featured Location: Knolls, Utah This set of images was produced in 33 minutes on a location scouting visit to Knolls in...
Hotel Suite – A Featured Location

Hotel Suite – A Featured Location

Featured Location ​The Hotel Suite with Sarah Laree The classic casino suite makes for a spectacular setting for a creative shoot with a fabulous muse!  I wanted to take a second a show off all the different kinds of sets and scenes you can create in a single room!...
Commercial photo Retouching

Commercial photo Retouching

My Retouching philosophy IF I WERE DRAWING THIS SCENE HOW WOULD I DRAW IT? Just as a makeup artist, a hair stylist, a bra, a plastic surgeon or even simple lighting modifiers all work towards making a scene flawlessly rendered, a photographer has the digital job of...
Photo Tip: power of triangles

Photo Tip: power of triangles

It’s hard to believe that Leonardo Davinci painted the Mona Lisa over five HUNDRED years ago.  What better example of the brilliant use of a single, prominent triangle to create a stunning and simple composition.  But wait you say, “That’s not a triangle, all the...
The two-for-one shoot: Studio + Location

The two-for-one shoot: Studio + Location

The Studio and the sheep pasture Do you usually like to shoot outdoors or indoors? I’ve definitely fallen in love with both.  My first shot with Sarah Kate was at 2:45PM on a Monday afternoon, which gave us plenty of time, and light, to try a bit of both studio...
Are you getting paid all five ways?

Are you getting paid all five ways?

PAID PHOTOGRAPHY: The 5 main Categories There are several ways to get paid with your camera, and you may have found yourself dabbling within each of the following categories.  Glance over the lists and leave a comment about the ones that I missed! Photography &...