Why Your Photo Editing Workflow is Bad and How to Improve It

August 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Why Your Photo Editing Workflow is Bad and How to Improve It Over the years, I have spoken with several of my photography students that run into headaches with file management and editing woes for their pictures. Most new photographers download apps like Adobe Lightroom to get started because they are told that it is what everyone uses. But when...
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How To Improve Your Photos In 5 Simple Steps

August 06, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
How To Improve Your Photos in 5 Simple Steps Dear fellow photographer, Do you think that your photographs are bad? Are you scared to share them with other people? Is there something that you have been hoping to learn for a long time in photography, but are too afraid of or make excuses that you don't have the time to learn? Today I want to give...
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How to Get Over Creative Depression

August 03, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
To Photograph or Not to Photograph? Two years, three months, and 3 days after the announcement that the entire world was going on pause, I find myself facing a dilemma: To photograph, or not to photograph? With the world still facing COVID variants, wars in distant places that affect the cost of living at home, and feeling out of place after hang...
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My Time as a Professional Photographer

July 25, 2021
Hello, I feel like writing an open letter today to any photographer or creator that this may reach or potentially inspire/enlighten. This thought has been in my head for many years now as a working professional photographer, and I am certain that when I say some of the things that I will share in this post that I am not alone. For starters, I pe...
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Moving Forward

May 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Dear friends, What does it mean to move forward to you? Does it mean a progression? Does it have to be a sequence of events? In science, moving forward is the physical act of motion of anything that reacts to the laws of physics or gravity. In psychology, moving forward can mean to move past a mental or physical blockade that holds us back from p...
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Being Social From a Distance

April 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Star date 4.25.20 2:58pm EST for what seems like day five billion of quarantine/lock down. In reality, it is only around day 41 for most here in the United States. How are you holding up? Where are you in the world? What did you do before quarantine? What do you do now to pass the time? Are you ok? Are you healthy? What is the first thing that you...
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The Power of a Desk

April 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Dear Friends, I am thinking today about the power of a desk. A lot of us are spending more time at home during lock down, while other of us are working from home, and many of us own a desk anyways. What made you choose your desk? What does it look like? What does it feel like? Is it comfortable? Have you resorted to sitting in other spots around y...
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A Letter to Beginner Photographers

April 13, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Dear Beginner Photographer, Thank you for joining me today. It is nice to virtually meet you in this time where we are all doing these things "online". I am sending you a virtual handshake, high-five, or fist bump as I do all of my students from afar today here in Detroit, MI. If you have made it to my page, congratulations on taking the first st...
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And the thunder rolls...

April 08, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
In Spring of 2008, I was driving across I-80 with family on a week long adventure that took us from Detroit, up through Canada to Niagara Falls, back across the border into New York State, stopping in NYC, through New Jersey, into Pennsylvania, through Ohio, and then back to Detroit. My partner had just graduated college, and some of her family had...
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The Power of YES

April 06, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Good Morning, I hope that you slept well! If you are enjoying coffee as I am right now, cheers! If you are able to sleep like I can right after finishing said coffee, more power to you as well! For some of you, it may be lunch or dinner already. Whatever point it is for you in your day, I wish you Good Morning! That is how it feels anymore -- Kind...
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