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I, Creator: Growing On Your Terms


Originally posted on Photofocus.com


Recently, I wrote a brief post on my blog that was titled, Create For Yourself, which serves as the impetus for this story. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my own growth as a photographer and, to a broader extent, […]

By |Oct 13th, 2014|

The Sony FE 16-35mm F4 vs The Sun

Over the past few days, as I started sharing photos taken with the not-yet-released Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens, one of the most common questions asked was, “What do sunbursts look like with it?

Well, ask and ye shall receive. I had an opportunity to test the lens out earlier this afternoon, while taking in some long overdue UrbEx shooting in […]

By |Oct 11th, 2014|

The Sony FE 16-35mm F4 vs Delicate Arch

The last time I visited Arches National Park was just about 10 years ago. I was 10 years younger and… many pounds lighter. I made the hike to Delicate Arch last time and remember it being a fun one. Not so much yesterday. If there ever was a reason to really start shedding to extra loving pounds, it was the […]

By |Oct 11th, 2014|

The Unreleased Sony FE 16-35mm Lens vs the Tower of Babel

Last night, we drove out to the Courthouse Towers View in Arches National Park and spent a few hours light painting the surrounding formations in the area. While the actual temperature was exceptionally comfortable (you didn’t even need a jacket or gloves), the sky was totally socked over with thick clouds, preventing even the full moon from shining its light down. […]

By |Oct 9th, 2014|

The Elegance of a Juniper Tree

When we first arrived at Dead Horse Point outside of Moab, Utah, I walked right by this picturesque juniper tree. I guess I was more focused on the massive expanse of contouring earth to my left as I meandered down the rim trail. It wasn’t until my fellow photographer, Randy Van Duinen, kindly pointed it out by showing me his […]

By |Oct 8th, 2014|

Add Texture For More Depth

I have so much admiration for photographers who can masterfully overlay textures on top of their photos. One of my favorite people who is a virtuoso in this area is Alan Shapiro. When I see one of his texturized files, my jaw simply drops. Admittedly, I don’t think I’m the most proficient in this realm of stylization but […]

By |Oct 7th, 2014|