Return from hiatus and a new camera

2 07 2017

Hey everyone! Welcome to another edition of my blog. I know it’s been a long time since my last post. Due to having so many things going on, it’s difficult to blog on a consistent basis. And with work picking up again, it’ll be even tougher.

With the free time I have today, I’m happy to share news that I recently got myself a new camera. It’s the Canon 5d mark iv and I’m already loving it as I’ve taken a few pics with it. Once I get to fully take advantage of all of it’s unique features, it’s gonna be fun filled ride!

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Taken during Veteran’s Day Parade

During the Veteran’s Day Parade was when I first started using this camera. I did everything manual and was using a 24-70mm lens. I was amazed at how the images came out with the weather and everyone constantly moving. I took a lot of good photos that day and the one above was one the top photos. The day overall was good. Despite the heavy rain, there was a decent turnout.


And here’s another photo I’ve taken. This was nearly a month ago as I took photos for Taylor and his co-workers at the Captiva Group. Again, I shot everything on full manual and I alternated between different lens. Photos came out great and everyone at that company loved them.

As things get more busy, it’ll be tough to be consistent but I will try to post every weekend if I can. On another note, if you’re reading this and are interested in having your photos taken, feel free to contact me by email:

Photography Session: Dylan and BTS at Couture Modeling

4 09 2014

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to the first September 2014 edition of my blog. And what way to start off the month with another installment of my photography series. I had the opportunity of shooting a few of the models of Couture Modeling as well as taking behind the scenes photos at the studio during this past month. But today, I’m only going to showcase two of the many photos.

Model: Dylan Jones

Model: Dylan Jones

I shot this photo earlier last month. When scouting locations to shoot Dylan, I stumbled upon an bench that was right by a tree. While Dylan was shooting his session with another photographer, I repositioned the bench and was coming up with ideas for poses and camera angles. During my shoot, I had him mostly sitting on the bench and utilized only a softbox for a key light. With that day being overcast, I didn’t have to worry at all about the sun. Camera wise, I shot Dylan entirely on the 50mm lens with the aperture at f/6.3, ISO at 100, and the shutter speed at 1/125.

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Hair and Makeup Artist Kristin Pardee

I also shot a good share of BTS photos. I took some photos of models getting their makeup and hair done as well as the HMU artist herself. For this photo, the light from her table lit up her neck fairly well and it was a good shot to get of her tattoo. For this, I had aperture at f/1.8, ISO at 500, and shutter speed at 1/200.

If you check out the links, you’ll see more of the models of Couture Modeling as well as see more of Kristin’s work. So that’s it for now. Check back over the weekend as I look to show more of the people working behind the scenes. Until then, cya!



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