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3 Ways I Understand and Measure Light as a Photographer

3 Ways I Understand and Measure Light as a Photographer

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. 

 how to find the best light for wedding photographers

1. In the Middle of Two Extremes

This has to be one of my favorite ways to...


10 Photography Essentials You Need for Wedding Day

10 Photography Essentials You Need for Wedding Day

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...


Film with Flash: Practical Tips + Tricks

Film with Flash: Practical Tips + Tricks

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. 

how to shoot film and flash a beginner's tutorial and guide

Direct Flash

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: 

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For People Who Want to Make Passive Income, But Don't Know How to Start

For People Who Want to Make Passive Income, But Don't Know How to Start

Have you ever thought "I should really find ways to bring in some passive income"? I thought the same thing a few years ago. Here's the easiest ways to build passive income that I have found.

Canon R6 vs. R5: Practical Review from a Wedding Photographer

Canon R6 vs. R5: Practical Review from a Wedding Photographer

Let's take a practical look at the differences between the Canon R5 and Canon R6 as a wedding photographer.