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 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!”

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The Photo Week: How To Shoot In Shitty Lighting

A couple of months ago I was given information about this body building competition that was going to take place in New Jersey. I for one have never been to these type of events and thought that they are just beauty pageants for meat heads (which let’s face it – they are haha!). But when 54 year old Uber drive William De La Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Shoot In Shitty Lighting”

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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!”

How To Turn Your Hobby Into Career

Has anyone ever told you that being an artist or a photographer is nothing but a hobby…not a career?

This has always been a struggle for my when I was growing up. My father would call my love for art and photography a “hobbie” and that it’ll pass – how I needed to focus on something more stable like a desk job. And for a while I did sit behind a desk and

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3 Quick Tips On How To Be A Badass Leader!

Has anyone every told you that you are just too weird…and it made you feel bad about yourself?

I’ve been having people tell me that I am weird, crazy, “special”, different…the lists goes on and on. I’ve even had family members come up to me and tell me that they are/were “worried about me” because of how different I am. As an artist, we are considered to be somewhat of a

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The Photo Week: Here’s How Photography Can Actually Ruin You!

Have you ever been so focused on your artform that once you are done with it…..you realize you are all alone?

One of my favorite photographers I go to for inspiration is Zack Arias. He is a commercial and music photographer and has really resonated with me when I was let go of my job. While watching one of his lectures on Creative Live about photography and family – it hit me. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Here’s How Photography Can Actually Ruin You!”