MY EXPERIENCE STEPPING INTO THIS INDUSTRY...
The first year I set out to be a photographer, it seemed like everything other photographers did was under wraps. There appeared to be an endless gap between me and those who had "made it". After many failed attempts at connecting with other photographers, I gave up.
I felt so alone in the journey.
I decided to put my head down and get lost in becoming the best photographer I could be. I wanted to be so good that "they" couldn't ignore me anymore.
As you can imagine, this mindset was great for my work.. but devastating to my mindset.
Then l met a group of photographers at Nirav Patel's workshop in 2014 that were open, humble and eager to connect. They shared their unique experiences and processes with me. This experience was paramount for my growth. To see other artists who wanted the same thing as kindred spirits and not competition.
I desire to be fully transparent and available to share about my personal journey as a photographer and entrepreneur. Shoot me an email with any and all questions you may have. I can't guarantee a rapid response, but I will definitely respond soon.
I edit in Lightroom using various custom presets manipulated from Visual Supply Co. If I am doing extensive skin work (ie: fashion or editorial work) I will use Photoshop because nothing can compare. I am extremely happy with the grain and color effects in Alien Skin Exposure 5. It gives my work that extra little punch that I love!
Canon 5D Mark IV, Two 5D Mark III
Canon 24mm f/1.4L II
Canon 35mm f/1.4L
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8L
Canon 50mm f/1.2L
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro
Canon 135mm f/2.0L
Sandisk Extreme Pro Compact Flash & SD Cards
Canon 600EX-RT Flash, 430EX II Flash (backup)
Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case
Hold Fast Moneymaker Straps // Shootsac // Capri ONA bag
SOMETHING THAT IS CURRENTLY SPEAKING TO ME:
“Those people are on a dark spiral downward. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors.
(ROMANS 2:1-2, THE MESSAGE)