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Working Personal Projects into Our Daily Lives

It’s so easy to fill our time with work and other responsibilities, but I still try to work personal photo projects into my life as a way to stay creative, explore new technologies, and expand my vision. So, when I recently had the opportunity to make a quick drive from Virgina to California, I wanted to be sure to make good use of the time. Although we didn’t have time to make a lot of stops, I figured that I could at least take a few photographs along the way. Here are a few of my favorite images taken during the week. 

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Interview with Christian Fletcher and Carwyn on Lightminded

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few moments speaking with Christian Fletcher and Carwin about photography, inspiration, and how a framework can help move a project forward. You can listen to the podcast here…

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Ten Quick Tips from my Recent Trip to Death Valley

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in Death Valley and thought that I would share 10 quick tips that I was reminded of while I was making photographs.

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Aerials from Iceland

On my last trip to Iceland, I was fortunate to hire a small aircraft to fly over some truly unique and stunning landscapes. Some of you may know that I’m afraid to fly, but for whatever reason, putting the camera between me and the ground below, enables me to become an observer, an not a participant, and somehow that works for me.

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Interview on The Candid Frame Podcast

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Ibarionex Perello, photographer, writer, educator, host and producer of The Candid Frame Photography podcast. We had a lovely discussion about photographing with intent, the balancing act between the technical and creative side photography, psychology and problem solving, pushing through your fears, and how to incorporate photographic projects into your daily life and see them to fruition.

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Color of Place Discussion on “This Week in Photo”

I had the opportunity to catch up with Fredrick Van Johnson on This Week In Photo. Click here to view our discussion about the importance of color, technology and personal projects. 

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Color of Place Tutorial in Create!

I’m excited to have my work featured in Create! Magazine including a “how-to” video tutorial.

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Color of Place – And Exploration of Photography, Psychology, and Color

Does every location have a unique, identifiable color palette that can define it? That was the question I asked myself during my last photography projected where I explored how color affects the process of making a photograph, the photograph itself, as well as how

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Now or Later – When to Share Photographs

For several years, my goal was to post three new photographs a day  in order to exercise my creative muscle and improve my photography. My “self-imposed” requirement was that the images were at least loosely related to one another (in theme, color, subject or some other way). Doing the same thing for several years however, had started to loose its charm

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Rain, Snow, and the Colors of Berlin

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Berlin. It was cold, the weather shifting between snow flurries and rain – a perfect time for making photographs! I was staying on the east side of the city, so I started by walking towards the remains of the Berlin wall. I don’t typically make photographs of other peoples art, but these murals really made an impact on me. 

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The Role of Personal Projects for Professional Photographers

I had the pleasure of being a guest on “This Conversation with Jed Taufer” where we discussed the role of personal projects for professional photographers. A big thanks to Jed for asking such great questions and to WHCC for making this possible!

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Why People Photograph (Or, How I Lost the Plot)

 When I first started making photographs on my iPhone, I found it incredibly liberating. I didn’t take my images very seriously and that gave me the freedom to play and try new things. In fact, for a number of years, I deliberately used the camera phone as a way to  exercise my creative vision, posting three images of a single scene, theme, or idea on Instagram on an (almost) daily basis. 

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I Spoke in Pictures Because There Were No Words

In remembrance of Winston Hendrickson, vice president of digital imaging at Adobe.

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If You Want to Take More Interesting Pictures…

Over the holiday break, I happened to be looking through my journal, thinking about the goals and objectives that I want to achieve this year when I came across this note that I had taken in a seminar with Jay Maisel: “If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person.”

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