2013 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival

Becoming involved with your community is not only something that I enjoy doing, but is also something that I encourage individuals and other small businesses to do themselves. Let me flash-back to some of my “younger” days, (After all, I do turn 30 years old in the coming weeks.) I …

Ten Tips for the Aspiring Model

I probably get one email a week with some general questions from an aspiring model, or an email about a model letting me know that they are available for TF work, so I decided to start to use my blog as a place to answer questions and insight from others …

What’s your driving force?

What is it about photography that keeps you shooting? Is it the mini relationships you build with your clients and customers? Is it all the new gear that is continuously talked about with fellow photogs? The reading about newly reviewed gear in the photo magazines and on web sites? Or …

The Go-to Guy, Dad

Hey Dad, I guess for the most part life itself hasn’t changed that much since you have been gone. The grass still needs to be cut, the garbage taken to the curb every week, everyone goes to work each day it seems that the daily routines haven’t changed. But what has changed is the emotions and feelings of those who know and love you. I cannot express the amount of joy and love that you brought into many people’s lives as they themselves stumbled through life’s unexpected joys, griefs and labor as the days came and went. You were the …

When We are Little, Our Brains are Like Sponges

It’s not every day that you get to be one of the kids and hang with some very creative award-winning authors and illustrators. Last weekend I did just that. The second annual 2011 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival at Bookwork Gardens, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center and The Sheboygan Mead …

4th of July Street (Beach) Portraits

I have always been inspired by Clay Enos’ street portraits and the ease that he handles the random subjects. The amount of interesting people who I met while spending a few hours on the beach and lakefront yesterday was a great time. Taking some impromptu portraits was pretty cool in …

Dailies – What Are They?

As some have already noticed, everyday I have been adding to a new series titled Dailies. This is a new album that focuses on pushing creativity as an always present constant priority. All pictures so far have been taken entirely with the camera on my HTC EVO, mixed with various camera apps. from the Android Market. After …

Find Something that you have to Scream to the World About

(This is a vertical panoramic picture, please scroll down to see it’s entirety, text follows along with a video interview with the photographer after the jump) Awhile ago I talked about enjoying The Process of photography. Ignore the social media feedback, shoot what you are passionate about. Don’t shoot it …

Circle Crop?

Awhile ago on the PDN Photo of the Day they featured Photographer Deborah Luster. It got me to thinking, a circle crop. What are you thoughts about this circle view-finder? It brings a entirely new point of view to photography. It makes me think that I am in a submarine looking thought the porthole at the world around me. I am not negatively influenced, nor positively. I simply find it intriguing and engaging. So much so that I have gone thorough a lot of my images and cropped them circular. Problem being that in our day-in-age, the circle crop is iconically ruined by the “sports button” that soccer-moms wear to proudly boast …

Enjoying the Process of Photography, and Life

We are living in a society that instantly gives us feedback and interacts and spreads like wildfire. We also have adapted that the “success” of the photograph  is how many comments we have socially received. The more the better is what social media is telling us, the most twitter followers, the most published photographs, …

Sunday Coffee Links 1-30-2011

As winter keeps coming, we keep putting on more and more layers of clothing, the snow piles get bigger and bigger, (and so does my sister’s pregnant belly) and the anticipation for summer builds. Hope that these links inspire you in one way or another. David E Jackson is the Monthly Guest …

Better Gear, Better Photos? Not Always the Case.

Photography has so many unique little groups & niches, styles, do-it-yourself(ers), vintage camera gurus, film & expired film addicts, big-lensed wildlife photogs, sports…..the list is ultimately endless. But there IS one category that even you will find yourself getting caught in. The Gear. And I mean, why not? Every photography magazine you pick up …

Sunday (Packer Celebration) Links 1-23-11

Fresh off a Packer win over the Chicago Bears to launch them into the Super Bowl I had to dig out a photo of Donald Driver I took a few years ago at Lambeau Field. Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for their Super Bowl birth! This weeks links are …

Sunday Coffee Links 1-16-2011

I have had a lot positive feedback so far from the past few weeks of Sunday Coffee Links that I have put together. Thanks to those who have followed along. It’s one of my more time consuming posts that I put together so it’s good to get some feedback on it. Feedback in mind, I would like to hear a bit about what it is that you are interested in? What makes your creative juices flow? What are you surfing the web for and what keeps you distracted when you just can’t stay away from photography? That being said, here’s …