The Photo Week: This Is What Lies Hidden In The Forest

A few weeks ago while photographing a beautiful waterfall, I was given a tip by a fellow photographer. He said to travel to Kent, NY and visit an amazing serene place. At first I was unaware of what he meant and was a bit skeptical but I decided to travel up North. Beneath the forest and the empty roads of Kent, NY Continue reading “The Photo Week: This Is What Lies Hidden In The Forest”

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The Photo Week: How To Find Your Signature Style

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”

The Photo Week: Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?

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?”

The Photo Week: How To Make Time For Your Art Like A Pro!

Have you ever said to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day to create your work?

Trust me when I say I know what you mean! Sometimes I feel as if I have so many things that need to get done: create new work, contact galleries, meetings with curators, sell prints, ship Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Make Time For Your Art Like A Pro!”

The Photo Week: How To Not Face Your Fear, But Follow It!

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!”

The Photo Week: How You Can Take Amazing Photos On The Road!

You are going on the road! One of the reasons why I fell in love with photography is the fact that you can travel all over the world and document your own personal memories. It’s one of the many perks of being a photographer.

If you’re a first timer planning your trip on the road and you want to Continue reading “The Photo Week: How You Can Take Amazing Photos On The Road!”

The Photo Week: Why Your Photography Isn’t Going Anywhere (& How To Fix 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!)”

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The Photo Week: Why Shooting In The Sun Is A Very Bad Idea!

Taking photographs outside is something that we do the first time we buy a camera. We take it everywhere and want to explore all different locations which is the best thing to do! But let’s say that you finally get hired to shoot a portrait in the park on a sunny afternoon. Awesome idea right? Continue reading “The Photo Week: Why Shooting In The Sun Is A Very Bad Idea!”

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The Photo Week: Making Craters In The Backyard!

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!”

The Photo Week: This Is Why You Are Broke From Buying Cameras!

Christmas is only a few days away and people are scrambling all over the streets purchasing last-minute presents. Or if you are like me, you are out to find deals specifically for you! Although it may sound very vain and selfish to purchase things for yourself on Christmas, if you are just starting your photography adventure you are going to buy the most important thing on your list: a camera.

Now for a first timer who walks into a camera shop it can be very overwhelming. There are millions of cameras all out there – how to

Continue reading “The Photo Week: This Is Why You Are Broke From Buying Cameras!”

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The Photo Week: Turn Your Photos Into Art Quick & Easy!

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!”