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Promoting Passion Week 71: Simple Self-Portraiture

Promoting Passion Week 71: Simple Self-Portraiture

Ever since I started photography I have loved simplicity. Heck, even when I was in film school I would always think to myself: Can’t we just use natural light? And so when I discovered I had full control over my camera and what I produced with it, I ditched the lights and the confusion in favor of simplicity. I have always loved photographing against a blank white wall, and still crave shoots like that. I used to spend hours brainstorming…

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Promoting Passion Week 70: Dreamcatching

Promoting Passion Week 70: Dreamcatching

I had the pleasure of meeting Jen Brook a couple years ago and since then we’ve collaborated and she has come to model for three artist retreats and a couple workshops that I’ve hosted, not to mention donating her time to model for a meetup! I love being around anyone who is passionate in their own way about their craft, and that is definitely Jen. She has an ongoing project called Dreamcatcher in which she asks photographers to interpret her…

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Promoting Passion Week 69: Awaken Your Genius

Promoting Passion Week 69: Awaken Your Genius

  How often do you live in madness? [Transcript of video] I was thinking about Alice in Wonderland and how they not only introduce, but unashamedly applaud crazy individuals. What if we lived in a world where that was also encouraged, where we could be as mad as we like and we were applauded for it. Well, the truth is, that we do live in that world, only it is a world of elitism. We don’t exactly¬†applaud the mad adventures…

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Promoting Passion Week 58: Start to Finish

Promoting Passion Week 58: Start to Finish

Getting to know your process is so key in understand how and why you create. After all, the finished picture is a representation of all the time and energy you put into creating it. It stands for more than the finished concept; it stands for your process. For me, a lot of great images are ones where the process is not wholly apparent, where you look and wonder how they achieved a certain look. Whether it is a Gregory Crewdson…

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Creating “Great Sea Battles”

Creating “Great Sea Battles”

If you tuned into my last CreativeLive class “Fine Art Compositing” then you already know where this picture was shot! And I thank you so much for watching. It isn’t an easy thing to create in front of cameras and know that you might fail. I decided to shoot this image without having done prior testing, not sure if it would ever come together, but determined to fail with everyone along for the ride. That is how we learn, after…

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