Grand Strand Magazine

I had the chance recently to shoot for Grand Strand Magazine, a regional magazine here in Myrtle Beach. Good chance if you live here, you’ve heard of it, if you don’t… then you probably haven’t. I’ve been harassing them via social media, and I’m not sure that is why they contacted me, But it’s help get me other jobs. I am so thankful that they did. The magazine is full of beautiful images from some really talented local shooters. Im so happy I can brag that I’ve been added to the ranks of these folks.   I’ve been wanting to …

Being my own inspiration;

I will gladly admit I’ve been in a creative rut. (I don’t mean like how Van Gough couldn’t get his ear right, I mean like I didn’t even get a canvas.) I have created this myself. I’m the only one to blame. I have the gear- enough to go shoot something, I have a decent following, and people that would be down to work with me. I’m tired of portraying myself as this smart, work savvy, clean dude. I literally live off coffee and cigarettes. I’m not trying to re-create the wheel here… I’m trying to get some damn momentum. …

Single Light Portraits

I’re read about this a million times online and seen tons of unbelievable images. I have gone to Barnes and Nobles, sat with a latte, and read “Single Light Portraits” cover to cover more times than I’d care to admit. Every time I got up and got to my car I’d sit there… wondering how the hell I would tackle this. The thing I had a hard time getting over was that I didn’t like the style of the portraits in the book. Even though I knew they were technically correct. I spend lots of time scanning Instagram, a close …

Adventure Post

I want to be more of a ”do-er” instead of someone who’s standing on the sidelines. The most appealing thing to me about adventure photography is to capture the action is you have to be doing it too, you hike with all the same gear and probably more than anyone else, you lead and go first, you do so blindly. What makes the entire process so exciting is that you’re outside, not in a stuffy office or some studio trying to make every aspect absolutely perfect. If you’re in Myrtle Beach, or you’ve ever been you know that its incredibly …

Senior-ish style Portrait Session

I have never been a big fan (I say that with respect to the few photographers that treat senior portraits like head shots and make it a big production) of “styled” senior portrait sessions. I think they are usually very corny and lack an interesting… I don’t know what to call it… situation? To get on with this long point, I know I’m not the greatest thing to ever happen to portraits. I just know when I had the opportunity to shoot an authentic scenario with this girl Christian and her dog, I took it. I knew the beach would …

America: Alive and well here in SC

I recently went to an art festival in sleepy downtown Conway, SC. That’s about 20 miles inland of where I live in Myrtle Beach, SC. It’s a very historic old town and there usually isn’t much going on unless the local college kids decide to trek a little closer to home than that sketchy ride all the way to the beach. typical place filled with boutiques and other small shops, a few bars, and a small variety of bars that share the mascot of the college nearby. ┬áMy expectations weren’t great for this event, as normally people in don’t usually …

In the studio: Grey backdrop

  Here is what we have, this was my first time shooting on a grey backdrop. I did the typical thing and looked at a bunch of tutorials online just to see how many different lighting situations I could create. I had a tough time deciding If I wanted to use it as a black, white, or grey. Zach was awesome, he let me shoot and move the lights until I was comfortable and the colors felt good.   I shot this in my living room, very tight space. 35mm and D610. The main light was set to 1/64 bounced …

Food Photography: Sushi

  I get asked all the time what is my favorite thing to photograph. I always stumble with this question, I love doing portraits, interiors, exteriors, and food the most. I shot food a while ago, (Its another post here) this shoot went wayyy better. I didn’t use a flash and I didn’t set up some ridiculous lighting apparatus thing. I’ll tell you one thing though… This shoot alone swayed me to want to shoot food all the time. My eyes are open to food styling and what surface they are on, what is around them and what you need …

Travel: Tampa, Fl

Had the pleasure of driving down to Tampa Florida for a Vacation. Just spent time exploring the city, eating at some of the finest local restaurants in Soho, and skating the mecca- skatepark of Tampa. A friend and I stayed at The Skyhouse in downtown, or “channel-side” they call it, really cool spot. We stayed on the 15th floor and could see the entire skyline, the roof had this really beautiful infinity pool. I hadn’t taken a photo the entire time I’d been there, but sunset came and I had to take some photos from the roof. The Technical boring …