The one crucial piece of advice that I received when I was starting out was this: “Find Your Signature.” Well that’s easier said then done.
As you know, every photographer is different. We all have a different style, aesthetic and vision on how we see an image. Even Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Find Your Signature Style”
Have you ever heard the phrase “Don’t blink or time will pass you by”? Or something along those lines?
I hear that saying in movies and it reminds everyone to embrace what they have in the moment; to live in the now which in some Continue reading “The Photo Week: This Is Why You Are Important To The World”
When we begin our journey as an artist, it’s usually sparked by a piece of art that we’ve seen. Whether it was in a museum, on Instagram or at a local art fair – we know the feeling of looking at a Continue reading “The Photo Week: Is Comparing Yourself a Good or Bad Idea?”
There come’s a time in every artists career where you finish a body of work and then you sort of step back and say “Okay…what do I make next?”
We really don’t stay put and settle because as an artist, our skill Continue reading “The Photo Week: Where Do You Go From Here?”
The path of an artist has developed a stereotype for years that the working artist is a “starving artist”.
But what defines a starving artist?
A starving artist is someone who gives up the daily 9 to 5 grind and commits solely to their art. It’s an artist who goes on a whim to Continue reading “The Photo Week: Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?”
Lately I’ve been going through the idea of change in photography and wondering whether this is good or bad.
I attended a workshop for Fujifilm and saw some of the latest X-series cameras. I’ve never photographed with a Fujifilm camera before but I Continue reading “The Photo Week: Is Film Photography Dead?”
Have you ever looked at a photograph displayed in a gallery or a magazine and just said to yourself “Whoa – That looks amazing! How did they do that?” The answer to that is simple – editing!
As a photographer in the age of technology, we have so many Continue reading “The Photo Week: Quick & Easy Way To Create Your World Using Color”
I am so excited to share with you my wonderful conceptual series “Divine Intervention”. It has been one of those photographic journeys that’s really helped shift my thinking of the human body and the self esteem of women. Continue reading ““Divine Intervention” series now available to take home!”
So last weekend I actually did something that scared the crap out of me…
One of my awesome roller derby friends saw me taking photos of a game. She was getting married and asked me if I could help with the wedding. Naturally I assumed that I would be photographing Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Not Face Your Fear, But Follow It!”
Do me a favor: go online and make a list of your favorite photographers. Seriously, go online and look up some photographers that when you see their work you say WOW! If you don’t know where to start, google “famous photographers”.
I can go through a list of amazing artists: Sally Mann, Zack Arias, Ansel Adams, Mary Ellen Mark, Anne Leibowitz, Richard Avedon, Continue reading “The Photo Week: Why Your Photography Isn’t Going Anywhere (& How To Fix It!)”
As a photographer it is always important to keep working. Whether you have a job with a magazine, traveling all over the world or just walking around your neighborhood. It is always vital to keep shooting and to keep picking up the camera because you never know what you will catch. Kind of like Forest Gump without the chocolates (but why wouldn’t you want chocolate right?). The thing that can be tricky though is what if you have no where to go? What if you have taken all of the photos that you think you can? Continue reading “The Photo Week: Making Craters In The Backyard!”
One of the things that I have been exploring a lot lately is landscapes.
I’m mainly a portrait photographer and I love to spend one-on-one time with people. However after shooting the same thing over and over, you kind of get into a comfortable state….which isn’t a good sign. Why? Because you aren’t growing as an artist. Sometimes you just need to put your expertise aside and try something new. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Turn Your Photos Into Art Quick & Easy!”