Pictures

I take pictures.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Traveling gives me the opportunity to try out classic photography techniques in diverse and challenging environments. These photos were taken at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia and provided me with a great outlet to experiment with low-light interior photography.

Exploring High Dynamic Range

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is an image processing technique that combines multiple images, taken at varying exposures, to create an image with an extended range of luminance in the light and darks of a scene.

Still Moving

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The best photos are often the most fleeting, so I like to keep my subjects in motion as I shoot them—not too much, but just enough to keep their pose fresh and energized. I love filtering through all the photos from a shoot and seeing that one, perfect shot that happened in one split-second. This particular shoot was full of those one-click-wonders.

One-shot Magic Moments

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There’s always a nervous energy in the air when I’m shooting a wedding—sometimes I wonder if I even feel more pressure than the couple getting married! Feeding off that energy is crucial to getting those perfect, one-time-only shots.

Shooting in Draper, Utah in the middle of a windy autumn day had its challenges, but the end results were fantastic.

SFMOMA

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Challenge: Design a poster campaign advertising a temporary art exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Exhibit: Bradbury Thompson. An exploration of commercial art.

Making it Click

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Working with a large family for a photo-shoot can be tough sometimes because every member of the family seems to have their own agenda. I’ve found that as the photographer, it’s important for me to establish a rhythm with everyone in the group so I can coordinate the composition of the picture exactly right. Sometimes tapping into that rhythm means catching the family off guard with a few candid shots that are unplanned, but full of harmony.

One Minute Makeover

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Digitally manipulating an image really gives me total control, and of course, with that comes a big responsibility to get things right. For this video, I wanted to show the process that happens between the transformation of one intentionally unflattering photo into a professional appearing shot.