Digital Photography

My Robocop Photoshoot – Part 1 (Preview)

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Well I wrapped up 2013 with the ultimate personal photoshoot (well, my definition of it anyhow). I’ve always wanted to do my own retro Robocop-themed photoshoot and I flew to Phoenix Arizona to do just that. Why Arizona? How did I get a Robocop suit and Robocop 1990′s Ford Taurus police car? I’ll be releasing […]


Shooting And Creating A 58 Foot Composite Print For BMW Using Stunt Drivers

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Sean Madden, creative director from the ad agencyBrains On Fire, reached out to me earlier this year and asked if given an arsenal of stunt drivers, the newest high performance BMW’s, and a closed race course, could I create a 58 foot long composite print for BMW. My answer? “When can I start?”. Read more […]


The DSLR Camera To Buy For Your Aspiring Photographer This Holiday Season : Canon SL1

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Every year, as the holiday season comes around, people will email and message me asking what to buy themselves or a loved one to start or expand upon their love for photography. A camera that offers interchangeable lenses, easy to use, good quality, compact, reliable, and can be had for under $1000 with a lens. […]


Catch My New Intro To DSLR Photography Workshops – Weekends October And November

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Do you have a Digital SLR camera, but only know how to use it in automatic mode? Treating it like a glorified point and shoot? Interested in photography, but need a good foundation course? Let me fix that and teach you how to be a better photographer in my 3 hour intro to DSLR photography […]


Photoshoot With Cari On The Farm Using New Phase One 75-150 Leaf Shutter

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I recently ventured into West Virginia to do a personal (fun) shoot on a horse farm. Just an opportunity to mess around for a couple of hours on a beautiful day. Most of the shots were done with one or two lights, combined with ambient light. You can really see the dynamic range of the […]


Want Photoshop For Free? Now You Can Have It Along With The CS2 Creative Suite

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Adobe has just decided that you can now download the Creative Suite that they originally offered in 2005 FOR FREE! This includes Photoshop CS2, InDesign CS2, Illustrator CS2, In Design CS2, and Premiere Pro CS2. Sure, the CS2 creative suite may be nearly 10 years old, but they still can do a great job… especially […]


Mad Max Photoshoot Teaser – Behind The Scenes Video Coming Soon

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This is from a fun personal Max Mad inspired shoot I did a month or two back in the Mojave desert in California. I have a full behind the scenes video and more photos coming, but in the meantime, here are a few teasers for you. I hope you’re as excited as I am!


My New Intro To DSLR Photography Class Is Now Being Offered

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My special photography class that living social approached me to do at their new 918 F St building once again is now available! Check out the video & class info at the following link. Ill be doing classes during the weekends in January 2013: https://www.livingsocial.com/events/541478-3-hour-photography-class  


Photo Retouching Contest Time – Jumping Joe And Win Free Stuff

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It’s contest time again! You may recall this image above from a shoot I did with my Phase One a few weeks back (click the hyperlink to see behind the scenes and video). Snag my buddy Joe in the image above and put him in some crazy places or situations. Serious or funny, doesn’t matter to […]


New Phase One IQ160 Test Shoot – Pretty Girl In The Spooky Woods

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Did another quick shoot in the Virginia woods with the 60 megapixel Phase One IQ160. Practiced shooting shallow depth of field with the camera, which is a challenge getting the right things in focus, especially when the sun is setting. Would have definitely helped shooting tethered with Capture One to check my focus in careful […]


60 Megapixels Of Glory – Shooting With The Phase One IQ160

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I am excited and proud to announce I have a new partnership with the makers of one of the finest digital camera systems and capture software in the world, Phase One, and my favorite photography plug-ins by Nik Software. Digital Transitions and Phase One have provided me with a brand new Phase One body with […]


Snapseed: Get my favorite iPhone Photography App For FREE Until June 7, 2012

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Normally $4.99, my absolute favorite iPhone / iPad photo editing application SNAPSEED is on sale for FREE (zip zero zilch) until June 7, 2012. It was named Apple’s “iPad App of the Year 2011″. Dude/dudette, what are you waiting for? PICK IT UP HERE —-


My Free Post-Production Webinar Is Live On The Nik Software Blog

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Using Nik Software To Step Up Your On-Location Photoshoots with Douglas Sonders A few weeks ago I did a live webinar for Nik Software, showcasing how I do some of my Photoshop post-production and how I apply my favorite Nik Software plugins. They have the video posted up on their site to view at your […]


“Closing Bell” – The Photoshop Composite Breakdown Of A Personal Shoot

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It feels good to get back to my old shooting style. It’s like coming back home. I realized after hearing Erik Almas speak last week, that I have not been shooting the type of photos that I have been known to do earlier in my career…photos with lots of poppy contrast, motion, and energy (few […]


Erik Almas Reminded Me To Stop Photographing Junk

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APA DC hosted commercial photographer Erik Almas to speak about his lighting, shooting, and retouching styles this week. I was very thankful to have the time to attend for a variety of reasons. No matter where you may or may not be in your career, it is crucial to take the time to learn from […]


My Custom Bomber-Inspired iPad 3 Case [Preview]

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A small preview of one of my new built from scratch bomber-inspired ipad3 housings. It was built to be used strictly for photo/video-taking for a new special and very exciting ad campaign I have coming up with Nik Software. It first saw light at my birthday party the other night (see below). That’s all I […]


Video Tutorial : Quick Face Retouching Using Adobe Photoshop CS6

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I’ve had requests to do a quick tutorial on how to retouch faces in Photoshop. This will show you some easy quick tips on how to make a fresh look more refreshed and healthy, without looking alien or over-photoshopped, which is a big hazard these days. I play with the new Photoshop CS6 to show […]


Loving New Mexico And Exploring The Open Road

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The last couple of days I have been in New Mexico on assignment. My shoot was actually a portrait job that only took one morning, but I decided to take an extra day to just explore, since I have been non stop the past month with shoots and travel. For once, I just pointed my […]


So The Space Shuttle Discovery Just Flew Over My Building… [Photos]

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So the space shuttle Discovery flew over my building in Arlington, VA… right over. Shot this with a Canon 5D Mark 2 with the Canon 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS lens. Got lots of sweet photos! So glad I caught it. Just noticed all of the dust on my camera sensor. ARG! Just ran out the […]


Behind The Scenes With My Corey Barker Action Shoot

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Teaser from a fun personal shoot I did with my friend/retoucher/fellow Kelby instructor Corey Barker during the Photoshop World DC pre-con last week. I hope this teaser gets you as excited to see more! This is just a small taste. Behind the scenes video, more edited photos, lighting and diagrams are coming soon. Just stay tuned.


Some Of My Select Images Available To Be Custom Printed

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For a long time, folks have been asking where they can order prints of my work and I have never offered them to the public. Well, I have decided to change that. Starting now, I am offering select images up for sale. All of the images on this blog post can be ordered in a variety of […]


Dates Added to My Living Social Intro To DSLR Photography Class

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Due to high demand, a few more seats were added to my class schedule of the next month. In DC and want to learn how to make the most out of your digital SLR camera? Just head over to this link: http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1/deals/276404-three-hour-photography-class


My Special Living Social Photography Class Sold Out Fast!

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My special Living Social photography class sold out in 1 day. That’s 2 days earlier than projected. Looking forward to meeting all 476 of you! I’ve been getting emails and phone calls from lots of folks asking when my next set of classes will be. Keep an eye on my facebook page and I will […]


Race Cars, Exotics, Adventure, And Florida

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I was in Florida this past weekend for a few projects. One of which, was to take some shots of a client’s racing team while hanging out in the pits. It’s actually my first time doing such a thing, but I had fun. Here are a couple of snapshots from my time there. Love working […]