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July 4, 2019

 One Light Source Rim Lighting Portrait.

I received a bunch of comments and emails regarding this portrait. Many of you couldn't believe that this portrait was shot with just one light source. The image does appear as if it has more than one light source and to a certai...

March 17, 2017

This is a description of my Ode to Hollywood Project and its beginnings.

March 14, 2017

Ever heard someone say something like this? "So your a photographer? Why did you pick that profession?  You are smart and you could have done something better, something that could have helped people, something more secure and made a lot more money.  I mean it's nice b...

September 16, 2016

I was recently contacted by a representative of SleekLens.com and was asked to use their Photoshop actions in my Portrait workflow and write a small blurb about it. At first I have to confess I was a bit apprehensive because as photographers we sometimes get so locked...

March 10, 2016

What makes a great headshot? We continually ask ourselves and other photographers this question in one way or another. For me, I would have to say it comes down to a few things. First and foremost it has to tell a story. It has to have an intention. A feeling if you wi...

February 12, 2015

The way I feel about photography is the same way an athlete feels about his sport. I believe the more we exercise our creative muscles the better our photographs will be. I try to shoot everyday whether it is a person, landscape, street or even trick photography. I don...

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