It's important as a photographer to continually shoot. It doesn't matter what or how you shoot, just that you're exercising your skill and improving. While many people use shitty weather as a crutch to relax and turn on the TV or binge watch Game Of Thrones or Breaking Bad, photographers shouldn't be afraid to just get out in the streets and shoot something.Read More
I had the pleasure of holding a workshop at my alma mater Norfolk State University during Mass Comm Week. As promised to attendees, here's the keynote in PDF form:
It's hard to believe Summer is almost over... September is right around the corner and football is upon us! Before you go apeshxt over having your beloved back, take advantage of the last few days that some pretty fvckin' awesome brews are available.Read More
In my time living in Atlanta, the variety of connections and associations made ran the gamut of usefulness. I met some awesome folks that I still keep up with and on the reverse side I fostered some working relationships and associations that proved to be worth much less of my time and attention. Kylah Benes-Trapp was one of the former associates that has been a bright spot in my day to day. When she approached me about creating some materials for her Tuxedo Dames brand, I had to accept. Tuxedo Dames is an indie clothing and accessory line that has seen positive growth and a great reception in the marketplace in both the national and local ATL fashion scene. Her pieces have been spotted on west coast celebs as well as in trendy Atlanta boutiques. With her Summer '13 collection poised to regain the fervor that the "Casualties Of A Dice Game" collection captured last summer, a solid kit was needed to help spread her footprint into places word of mouth and general networking aren't enough.
The TXD Bad Flamingo collection visuals had already captured, so I just needed to assist in the communications and assist in the establishment of a consistent brand identity and display of aforementioned visuals in a b2b & b2c fashion.
Tuxedo Dames - Bad Flamingo Collection - Summer '13
Seriously. Whatever dreams you have? Put one in their gut The Killing Joke style. Watch them cry out, shrivel and finally cease. Set them aflame in your memory and remember how you feel while you watch them burn. Dreams are lofty conjurings of wants. Don't dream. Aspire. Set goals, make realistic plans and get your ass out there to achieve them!Read More
I don't agree with the "don't fruit the beer" mantra those geniuses at Miller coined with their Man Law campaign. How dare the brewer of that bottle of yellow seltzer water they label as beer give advice or rules on what to do with beer?Read More
Technik Agency, a subsidiary of global design firm Expotechnik, has made lots of advances in building their new branch in the Expo brand tree. They approached me to capture an idea they had for their initial marketing push, introducing their members to both potential and current clients alike.Read More
Every handful of months, the craft beer behemoth Samuel Adams releases a variety pack to add some consolidation to their endless lineup of brews. My first craft beer was actually from the Sam Adams Winter Classics pack. Mmmm, Chocolate Bock. Break out a cooler and fire up that grill, let's get that chill off your bones.Read More
As young professionals, we hear about how important networking is all the time and it can fall on deaf ears at times. We shrug off what older folks have to say because "they don't get it" and are from a different era. But experience has taught me that the core message is correct, despite the source. Krystle Dorsey, a career counselor with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Master's in Education from George Mason University, took some time to have a chat with me about travel, culture and networking.Read More
As a word of warning, I have not always been the biggest of IPA drinkers. Over the past year or so I have gravitated towards dark beers with a saison, tripel or two sprinkled in, but with my shift further north I have decided to expand my palate a bit and give the bitter side of the family a solid few months of effort. That being said, Bell's Two Hearted Ale may be my favorite IPA of my limited experience.Read More
There are quite a few key components of organizing a commercial or editorial shoot, more so than the normal portrait session. This post will cover the basics with a few cool tips and sources to find deeper information. Let's address each piece of the puzzle in order:Read More
Admittedly, reaching 100 beers took a while overall with my dive into the beer landscape happening in 2005. Do yourself a huge favor and let a brew make you a new acquaintance after you read this, then let me know about it in the comments! Without further adieu, my 100th review!Read More
Friend and associate Twanee Dykes & I got together for a portrait session. Really simple and straight forward, I tried to keep things minimal in the set up and execution.Read More
Dustin Farrell created this awesome time-lapse video of landscapes using a Canon 5D Mark II and Adobe After Effects. It's absolutely amazing what this camera can do in the right hands and with the right equipment / shooter. I'll eventually try my hand at something like this, but i've got to get my money up first!
Check Dustin on Twitter HERE.
As graduation and the life afterwards both creep closer on the horizon, your thoughts should be on completing your degree and / or landing your first job. Dealing with the issues of today’s job market and economic standing, both of those feats have become substantially more difficult. However the tried and true method of success, networking, remains one of the best ways to attain your goals. Networking has, and will continue to be, the greatest tool you have in your arsenal to move beyond living as a student to living as an employee / employer.Read More
As an act of kindness, i've decided to provide my readers with some wise rules for producing a multimedia project. Creating a project from scratch can be a daunting task, but by following these rules, your project can come off without a hitch (in most cases).Read More
This tutorial covers outdoor lighting on a budget, as well as reflector positioning and usage.
In this tutorial, we discuss some of the limitations of indoor lighting and some tips to make your simpler indoor images look better.
[youtube id="kG1AotFra3U"][divider_line]Another tutorial designed for the beginning photographer; this video concentrates on explaining and giving real world examples of what iso is and how it can/should be used by a photographer.
This new series of videos will be detailing tips and tricks that can be used in capturing images. My first is an explanation of composition of an image, the rule of thirds and tips for guiding viewer attention in images.Read More