NEW COURSE: Wildlife Photo Editing Secrets (Coming on April 22nd)

I was wrong about noise reduction and sharpening

In this video I go over why I was wrong about noise reduction and sharpening tools, especially when you combine them with your wildlife photography....

My First 4 Weeks with the Sony Alpha 1

It's been about a month since I got the Sony a1 (Alpha 1) camera and I wanted to give my first thoughts on it. I'll start off by saying I've never...

Solved! My Photo Opens in the Wrong App

This video is just as much of a public service announcement as it is a quick tutorial. I often hear from people who say their photos open in the...
PHOTO STORY: Thor’s Well in Cape Perpetua, Oregon

PHOTO STORY: Thor’s Well in Cape Perpetua, Oregon

Last month I had the chance to go out to Portland, Oregon for work and decided to round up a few friends to go shoot Thor's Well in Cape Perpetua, OR. This wasn't my first time there. A couple years ago, Brian Matiash and I tried to shoot it, but it was low tide at...

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REVIEW: Lee Little Stopper 6-Stop Neutral Density Filter

REVIEW: Lee Little Stopper 6-Stop Neutral Density Filter

About a month or so ago I picked up one of the new Lee Little Stopper 6-stop neutral density filters. I've been a huge fan of the Lee Big Stopper 10-stop ND, but sometimes it's just too dark. It's great if you're out in the middle of the day and want to make some...

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Q&A: How To Get That Starburst / Sunstar Effect in Photos?

Q&A: How To Get That Starburst / Sunstar Effect in Photos?

I get this question a lot actually. There's a few things that'll help get that starburst / sunstar effect. And, just so you know, not all sunstars are the same. Some are more pleasing than others. So what's the key? Well, first let's take a look at an example. Here's...

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LATEST WORK: Honeymoon Island Beach Sunset Photo

LATEST WORK: Honeymoon Island Beach Sunset Photo

You know... sometimes ya' just get lucky. That's totally what I was thinking after my sunset shoot a while back. See, a few weeks ago my buddy Brian Matiash was visiting from Portland, OR and I wanted to take him out shooting for sunset. He's a good buddy of mine and...

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Using the Rule of 3 (not thirds) In Landscape Photography?

Using the Rule of 3 (not thirds) In Landscape Photography?

I was looking through my photos the other day and a pattern hit me. It's something I learned years ago, and I don't even know that I've thought much about it anymore until I saw some of my old photos. It has to do with the Rule of 3. Nope, not the rule of thirds,...

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Does Your Technical Side Get the Best of Your Photography

Does Your Technical Side Get the Best of Your Photography

I just noticed a really interesting photo/topic over on 500px yesterday. The photo there, made it up to #1 on the site yesterday. My initial thought was WOW! Looks kinda like an illustration but still cool. Then I clicked on it and still thought it was cool, but could...

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Portfolio Update!

Portfolio Update!

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! In case you didn't know it, today is National Update Your Portfolio Day. Yup, it's true. I semi-promise! 😉 Anyway, I recently updated my Squarespace.com portfolio with a few photos and took a few out. That's actually the hardest part...

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Photo Story: Photographing Oneonta Gorge

Photo Story: Photographing Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR is one of my favorite places to travel. I'm a sucker for mountains, lakes, rocky coasts and waterfalls and Oregon has all of it (and more actually). Well, one of the places I've had my eye on photographing out there was Oneonta Gorge (pronounced...

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