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Essential Gear for Wedding Photographers

Essential Gear for Wedding Photographers

When I first started out, I remember wanting to buy absolutely everything that would make me a better photographer. At one point in time, I had four camera bodies, and over ten lenses. As it turns out, it’s not about the quality of gear you have, or even the quantity of gear you have but how well you know your equipment.

The Importance of Professional Makeup

The Importance of Professional Makeup

I often get ask why I require my clients to see a professional hair and makeup artist before scheduling their photography session. So this week, I put myself in their shoes. I asked a good friend of mine to photograph me with no makeup on, with my everyday makeup, and with my makeup professionally done. Even as a photographer, I was surprised by the results...

The 2016 Freeze

The 2016 Freeze

Photographers are generally known for being gear junkies. There are always new toys and improved technologies coming out that it is almost impossible not to be constantly purchasing gear. However, I decided to do a gear freeze in 2016. 

Lighting Shaping Tools

Lighting Shaping Tools

This past week I had the opportunity to sit in on the live course Tony Corbell taught at CreativeLive. It was a two day in-depth course on almost every light shaping tool that is available to photographers. Friends, I still cannot believe how much I learned. Tony did an excellent job demonstrating the pros and cons of each light shaping tool. Then he also demonstrated with a variety of ways to use the tool.

Raw vs. Final Edit

Raw vs. Final Edit

Every once in awhile, I get asked if I can deliver the Raw images to a client. To put it simply, my answer will always be no. Yet, this simple answer cannot adequately explain why I have chosen to do this. Yes, I am a photographer and yes my job is to take pictures. However, I actually do so much more than that.