If you are interested in learning more about your camera or photography in general, comment below!Read More
Quick guide to what all those numbers on your camera lens means.Read More
John Muir and Lyndon Johnson successfully lobbied Congress to establish Yosemite as a National Park on October 1, 1890. Part of this success was due to a photographer named Ansel Adams. Adams portfolio of the Sierra Nevadas and Yosemite were very influential in their efforts to argue for a protected wilderness.
For the past couple years I have been obsessing over Adams photographs, as well as some instagram accounts of photographers who have traveled to this "Mecca of landscape photography" When Meredith surprised me with a map and airplane tickets to California I was beyond words. I have seen just every photo there is of the Valley and its surrounding granite peaks. So when I tell you that seeing these photos Ansel or any other photographer has taken does not do the park justice, believe me. There is something about your peripheral vision which cannot be captured in a 2x3 frame of a camera that allows you to take in the scale of where you are standing. When you can walk up to the base of El Capitan and look 3000' straight up the granite wall you are left with a sense of wonder. The majesty of half dome, as the sun sets from almost anywhere in the valley becomes electric. The water rushing down Yosemite falls crushing the rocks below fills you with a sense of fragility that only nature can bestow.
If I could leave you with only one idea, it would be to value these National Parks. To allow them to operate efficiently, through proper funding and management so that You, I, and everyone from now until eternity can visit these parks, and share in the sense of wonderment which I have felt.
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See a photographers modern take on classic fairy tale characters. If Disney princesses were 21st century college students.Read More
Photographer captures largest photograph of night sky ever. In order to take this, Nick Risinger had to trek over 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010, according to PetPixel.com. You can view the original article Here.
The image is a composite of 37,000 separate images. You can view the whole interactive panorama HERE. Zoom and traverse the HD night sky in true color.
Now this is one of the most amazing endeavors I have seen in the photography world in a while. I think it deserves some credit. I don't know about some of you, but I will be gawking at this photo for some time, learning and spotting constellations around the galaxy.
Nick Risinger is actually a photographer and designer from Seattle, Washington. You may not know his name, but he is the guy behind the iPhone and iPad app "Sky Guide."
I just found this series of .Gif's somewhere on the interwebs. These are simple tricks and tips even you iPhone photographers can use to make your photos stand out!
Check out all of the images HERE
Remember, all rules are made to be broken, but think of this as a set of guidelines to follow.
Our trip to the West Coast, Hoover Dam, Vegas, LA, all in two days.Read More
A summary of our adventure through the Adirondacks in August 2016.Read More
This memorial day weekend, you can hike everest from your computer screen.Read More
Awesome slideshow put together by 7 RIT students of their photographs in 2015.Read More
Collection of beautiful landscape photographs.Read More
Had a fun time shooting some portraits to break the ice with some of my models for an assignment. All in all a sucessful shoot and a great time.Read More
Made a panorama stretching from the Dome to Destiny USA! Tag and Share with someone from Syracuse! Prints Available!Read More
Here are some well organized infographics I found that can help you understand photography! I will be sure to keep updating as I find more.
We went for a walk along the Erie Canal today, it was a beautiful day for early February!Read More
Protect your gear! Click the link above to be forwarded to a B&H Infographic!
This weekend we decided to go on an impromptu camping trip to the Shenandoah mountains in Virginia. Despite being caught in traffic and arriving an hour later than we expected, not bringing enough wood to cook dinner, putting the tent up wrong in the dark, forgetting a pot to boil water for coffee in the morning, it was still an amazing trip.
Nothing could go wrong that would make these views any less spectacular (well, besides maybe having no coffee, but being the resourceful wilderness explorers we are, we found a camp store that sold some). The mountains behind mountains behind mountains created a backdrop to a fantastic weekend.
After our night of epic fails, we packed up early and set out to hike a 5km journey down to some gorgeous waterfalls.
And, we never expected to see this many stars only a few hours from DC. Who could be mad about eating a balanced dinner of s'mores ( our carbs), trail mix ( some protein), and wine (err...fruit?) when looking up at a sky like that.
All in all, our trip was saved by the beauty of the Shenandoah's.
Here is a link to another blog that speaks some words of wisdom from a photographer to the bride. Long story short...
If you do not love yourself, you are not going to love any photos of yourself.
Hello all! It has been a while since I have written anything. First I would like to thank you all for the support. Please continue to share my work as much as you can! More and more photos will continue to be posted just keep checking back!
So it is July, I am still living in Washington, D.C. I may be moving back to NY next month (unless this job I applied for hires me!) Wish me luck because it sounds like a great opportunity. Anyway, I have been busy as ever getting life and work set up for future endeavors. I bought all my new Nikon gear. to include a D750, 4 Lenses, 2 speed lights, diffusers, tripods, bags, straps, filters, and everything in between. Next I am hoping to acquire some monolights to get my studio started!
Recently I have had some people ask for prints. If you are interested let me know! I am researching the best possible solution to start printing my work so that you can take them home!
I am also excited to start taking more night sky photos! I have been taking my camera just about everywhere I go. If you would like to have some photos taken please feel free to email me. We can set up a time and location whether it be for an event, professional portraits, pets, children, I do it all.
I am very excited to continue my work in photography. Whether I get this full time photography job or I go back to school I will always be available for a photo shoot. If you like what you see on this website, you can subscribe here, or you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all at the bottom of this page!