Yoga NYC (BTS)

As promised, I wanted to follow up last weeks blog post releasing my new yoga images with a BTS video and images from the shoot. In the past, these posts have been more of a step-by-step process at the retouching aspect but this time I wanted to give you a better look as to what it’s like on one of my sets. I always try to make it as comfortable, friendly, and fun as possible since we are all going to be spending the rest of the day together. I think this definitely comes across in the video! But, I know
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Yoga NYC

Happy 2015! Hope you all had a great New Years and Happy Holidays! To get the year started off right I wanted to share with all of you a project that I’ve had in mind ever since I moved to New York City. The city makes up its own unique landscape that I knew I wanted to take advantage of for this conceptual photoshoot.  I set out to find a rooftop somewhere in the city where I could composite in someone doing yoga onto a ledge with the skyline in the background. After a few months of searching I finally
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Heisman Weekend

What a crazy weekend. Going into it, I knew it was going to be exciting but I know I got to experience something that I will probably never get to do again. Basically, I spent most of the Heisman weekend at Marcus’ side running all over town. From media interviews at the Late Show, CBS and the Dan Patrick Show. To the Hospital visit and the family tour of the 9/11 Memorial. I got to experience all of that with them. One of the most memorable experiences for me was being able to share in the celebration immediately after the ceremony in
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Mariota for Heisman

It’s been a whirlwind of a week. This whole season the marketing team at the University of Oregon and I knew that there was a really good chance that Marcus Mariota would be up for the Heisman Trophy but it’s still something that we couldn’t plan for. It isn’t really until the Conference Championships have been played that things become clear as to who is going to be up for which awards. Because of this, the last week we’ve been in a frenzy trying to put assets together for a mini Heisman Campaign which is now just one day away from
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ShotKit Feature

As photographers, I think we are always curious about the gear that other photographers use. A couple of months ago I came across a website called ShotKit that covers the question we’ve asked or been asked, “What’s in your camera bag?” There have been a bunch of great photographers that I look up to and respect who have been on the blog and it’s super interesting (and inspiring) to see what they use to create their amazing images. Now, I’m by no means comparing myself to those great photographers but if you have ever been curious as to what I
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Skateboarding

First off, I want to welcome you all to the new blog interface (if you’re reading this in an RSS feed make sure you click through so you can see the new site)! I gave it a face lift this week and hopefully it’s a little bit easier to get around now. I’m still working on the finishing touches so if there’s anything else you would like to see or any changes you would like to be made let me know and I’ll try to incorporate them. I’ve also updated the gear sections (specifically my cameras and lenses). If you
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Surfer Girl

I’m in Eugene this week working on some new photos for Volleyball, Women’s and Men’s Basketball but I still wanted to share some new (well new to the blog) work that I shot right before my move. In December last year I took a road trip to Colorado for the holidays. The whole goal was to hit a couple places on the way that I could potentially use as background plates for potential composites. Unfortunately, I ended up having a bit of a medical emergency so I didn’t get to enjoy the road as much as I would have liked.
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University of Oregon: Spring Sports 2013-2014

There’s been a definite absence of posts on the blog lately as I’ve been working on my transition from Portland to Brooklyn. But, I’m finally settled in my new place and it’s time to get you all updated. For the past year or so the blog has taken a back seat to other social media platforms (mainly Facebook) as it was the easiest way to quickly show work. However, over the past few months I’ve seen a steady decline of posts that are actually reaching people without me having to pay to boost the campaign. I’m sharing this because I’m
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Step-by-Step: UO Volleyball

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I’ve had a few questions about how I created the UO Volleyball posters from this past year. The process is fairly easy but it was a matter of getting the right assets upfront (mainly the silhouette) to pull off the look. Let’s dive in. Step 1: RAW Image Here is part of the RAW image used for the silhouette. I’m just dissecting the image from the layers so this is already in the crop and because of that we are losing some of the top and bottom of the
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Mexico

Last week, my Dad and I took a vacation down to Mexico for a few days. However, we didn’t spend our time on the beaches drinking margaritas. We are big fans of tequila and wen’t down to visit a bunch of distilleries (much like you would do at a vineyard). We’ve been down before to visit the town of Tequila (yes, there is an actual town of tequila) but this time we wanted to visit the mountains, or Los Altos. Tequila is similar to wine where terroir plays a huge role in the final product and with the agave taking
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