There are so many aspects to what create a successful company/thriving business. Being self-employed comes with so many obstacles includes lack of creative partners (think, working at home alone most days), poor mindset (being fully responsible for creating the mindset your business needs), and time off (yes, you, as a business owner, need true time off to make your business succeed).
Over the past few years, I've begun reading through many books, both business-oriented and personal, to allow myself to grow as a business owner, leader, and overall better human. The more we empower ourselves, the better we can show...
Understanding light is an essential part of our jobs as photographers, but it's not always as easy as "just looking for open shade". Looking for light in unexpected places and "non-ideal" locations allows my shooting style to be much more flexible, and allows my work to stand out from the 'expected'. Here are a few of the ways that I have learned to understand and look for light when I'm shooting.
1. In the Middle of Two Extremes
This has to be one of my favorite ways to...
After shooting weddings for close to ten years, I've compiled a list of equipment and essentials I can't live without on a wedding day. Here are my top ten below:
1. Half Apron
One of my favorite, essential wedding-day tools is my small, black half apron with pockets. I always put things like extra batteries, a few rolls of film, extra SD cards, and extra film inserts in the apron pockets. Grab the apron I use here for under $10.
2. Flat Lay Risers + Macro Filters
If you're shooting...
This topic has been one of my most requested; I think the idea of shooting film with flash can be a bit intimidating, but let's break down a few simple tricks that I love to use.
Direct flash can be incredibly useful for two reasons: it allows you to shoot film at much higher f-stops at lower light and it's relatively easy and consistent to get the hang of. Let's look at a few ways that I use direct flash in my film work: