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My top 11 darker images and why

October 29, 2016 - In no particular order of favor or rank. I've decided to include some of my favorite (11:11) images and what they mean...
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There are no secrets to great lighting or photography -nsfw

January 27, 2016 - This is NSFW because I have included some recent images I made. There are no secrets here. Photography is quite simpl...
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What I shoot

December 17, 2015 - It's taken me a few years now to be able to elucidate on what I enjoy shooting and what category my art fits into. It's...
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Collaborations Equal Growth

November 19, 2015 - This is a PSA of sorts. It's about collaborations between artists. Collaboration helps artists to grow. History is lit...
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Location Scouting

May 27, 2015 - Why scout locations? Driving around aimlessly costs time and money. So we scout. Scouting to me is done with a left bra...
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Krista The Dark: What really happened behind the scenes

November 20, 2014 - Greetings. On a chilly 18th of November Jennifer and I along with Krista met down at Morning Star Creative Group's stud...
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Extremely short trip southwards

November 11, 2014 - Tour with me into the lands of California, specifically Los Angeles. Former home. This is not a definitive guide as I di...
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What makes a good photographer?

August 18, 2014 - 1) Consistency. As photographers, before we knew we could, we on occasion could produce good shots but they were flukes...
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How many lights?

June 24, 2014 - I shoot a lot of images with only 1 light. I've roughly 7 lights I can use before I need to start buying more, but why?...
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Artists are artists right?

June 10, 2014 - Artists are artists right? Not really. About the only thing that, to me, defines an artist is by their ability to prod...
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Book on Trafficking is done

April 24, 2014 - It's been roughly 1 1/2 years since I started the research project on sex trafficking and it's finally come to fruition.
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Recent Bodypaint Works (Vids and Links) NSFW

January 12, 2014 - This is kind of a catchup journal entry. I am much more lax on getting a video made because my photo workflow is so stre...
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Year in Review 2013

December 28, 2013 - As 2013 draws to a close I reflect and contemplate on many things. Without throwing out too many clichés, I will state t...
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Winter Nymph Bodypaint

December 14, 2013 - New body paint this week. Winter Nymph is the name. I'll let the pictures and video do the speaking. Oh and this s...
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New Bodypaint - Dimeatra - NSFW

November 22, 2013 - Hiya! Guess what I did a few days ago? I got to be part of an awesome body paint experience. And it was even filmed.
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Where Praise Should Be Assigned

October 31, 2013 - This is a short piece. I came to realize it last night (once again) and will write on it now. Being primarily geared to...
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Propaganda

October 11, 2013 - Propaganda, what is it? World English Dictionary defines it as the organized dissemination of information, allegations,...
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How I base my pricing

October 09, 2013 - Hello. When you contact a legitimate photography service you will notice a pricing difference between them and your wee...
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Art as a Business

September 09, 2013 - Art for our purposes is any creative exchangeable products (a photograph, MP3/FLAC, painting, etc.) or service (performa...
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What's new? (NSFW)

July 13, 2013 - Hi folks! I haven't posted here in a while. I've actually been working on stuff with a company I am partnered in that i...
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Shadow Mask - NSFW

May 22, 2013 - Hello folks. Another mask shoot recently with Cait. Here are some behind the scenes shots and what lighting I used. An...
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Relative Importances on Portraits: Opinion Part 2

April 19, 2013 - In the last entry, I noted the obvious must-haves for making a great portrait. Now I will get into the less-apparent bu...
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Relative Importances on Portraits: Opinion Part 1

April 16, 2013 - What factors go into making a great portrait? These are the obvious ones: 1) The gear (required unless you want to pret...
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Eeking passed max flash sync speed (NSFW)

March 28, 2013 - Sorry for the somewhat boring "technical" post. I'm not a very technical guy. I do whatever works. Someone asks me a se...
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The Plastic Dress

January 28, 2013 - Here's the problem I run into more times than not: I want to shoot a model with some sort of wardrobe. Something interes...
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Headshots

January 16, 2013 - I've learned a lot about headshots in the last 6-9 months. I've learned from watching Peter Hurley's, The Art Behind th...
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Just One Light

January 12, 2013 - NSFW Post. One light. What can you do with just one light? Answer: almost anything with the right modifier. By the...
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Why Small Businesses Need Professional Photography

January 03, 2013 - I've started companies in the past and been part of forming companies and I'd like to share my experience and opinion on...
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My Year In Review

December 26, 2012 - Thank you for coming to visit me this year! I'm going to recap my year, what I did, enjoyed and will end with my intenti...
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The MASKS Project

December 21, 2012 - Earlier this year I began a project that involves shooting masks. Here is the back story. It was late summer a couple o...
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The Artist Funk, Why and What to Do

December 13, 2012 - Three years ago in January I hit a funk that lasted a couple months. I just had no interest in taking photos. Looking ba...
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How to Increase Your Safety (for Models) Part 3

December 09, 2012 - ...Continued from Part 2 Part III. The Psychology of Attitude Mannerisms and Communications: What to look for Key Po...
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How to Increase Your Safety (for Models) part 2

December 05, 2012 - Moving forward from Part 1 we come to the second installment covering: Part II. Security on Location Self-Defense It...
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How to Increase Your Safety (for Models) Part 1

December 02, 2012 - This short essay on security has primarily been written with female models in mind. But security as a subject is applica...
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Choosing the Right Photographer

November 21, 2012 - As a business person, I perceive what I think people are looking for when choosing a photographer, whether it's for a we...
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Holiday fun portrait

November 18, 2012 - With holidays fast approaching, the oft-barren realm of some portrait photographers find a replenished spring of people...
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Muscles and Shadows

November 12, 2012 - Meet Kris, a friend and model who also spends a lot of time toning up and buffing out. Or whatever the terms are. I met...
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Advice for the budding photographer in all of us!

November 06, 2012 - Free advice. People rarely if ever take advice. And the photography industry is full of rogues and "only ones" who would...
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Halloween!

October 31, 2012 - I loooooooooooove Halloween. It's my Christmas without all the gift stuff. In fact, I had thought, in my own mind, that...
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Update and Rambling on My Mind

October 22, 2012 - It's 3:30 in the morning and so what better thing can I do but update anyone who is secretly following my life. I say t...
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New Project: Raising awareness on the Sex Trafficking Issue

October 03, 2012 - I've now officially embarked on a new project which I hope will raise awareness on child sex trafficking and child porno...
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A Different Kind of Portrait

September 23, 2012 - The last time I wrote on the subject of shooting reptiles was in January of 2010. I haven't transferred that information...
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Getting Ready for a Portrait (for professionals)

August 17, 2012 - This quick blog piece is written for professionals coming for a business portrait or headshot. Here are some things you...
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One Light, One Sunset, One LaRae

July 17, 2012 - LaRae's a down to earth kind of person and I enjoyed shooting her a second time. She's very easy to get along with yet c...
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Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Photographer - And Why?

July 09, 2012 - I saw this graphic floating around on Facebook. The popular social networking site seems to be meme and pic central. It...
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Gear Spotlight: LTP Softbox by Lumiquest

May 14, 2012 - I first discovered the LTP Softbox by Lumiquest in February 2011 when the Flashbus Tour came to Seattle. It was the firs...
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Simple Set-up for Controlled Macro

May 10, 2012 - I often enjoy sharing how I made a photo and in the last couple years I've started taking "behind the scenes" shots of t...
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Excursion for the Moon

May 07, 2012 - I've always been fascinated by the moon. Clear back when I shot film and even now. This was last year's super moon. Tha...
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Playing with a Lock O' Fire

May 02, 2012 - Last month I had the opportunity to shoot Elizabeth Rhoades. She, like other red haired beauties I've worked with was v...
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A Day with LaRae

April 04, 2012 - It's not everyday that I turn my camera on a fellow photographer but occasionally I get inspired to do so. It was durin...
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Image is Everything; Why Pro Photography is Vital for Businesses!

April 02, 2012 - This article covers your image as it relates to your business. First, I'd like to differentiate between image as a phot...
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The Value of a Portrait

March 28, 2012 - As an artist, as a photographer I understand the value of a portrait. I'm not much different from a painter that sets up...
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Flash Exposure Variables

March 11, 2012 - Flash exposure is the exposure as captured by your camera from a flash at the time you press the shutter button. In port...
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Body Painting Behind the Scenes

March 09, 2012 - So I am brand new to video. Brand spanking new. I don't know that I will ever be a "videographer" but it's kind of fun...
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3 Days with Sue

March 06, 2012 - Hi folks! I just got done watching Sue Bryce's workshop at CreativeLive. I wanted to chime in on the utter greatness of...
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Reciprocals: The math of apertures and shutter speeds

March 05, 2012 - Aperture and shutter speed relate to one another and have an effect on the exposure of an image. If you put your camera...
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There Are No Limits. There Are Plateaus

February 25, 2012 - What if you woke up every day, had your morning coffee, went to work, worked for 8 hours and then headed home? What if t...
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A Model is a Business

February 21, 2012 - First, this isn't about the physical characteristics of a model's body, that is a very subjective thing and certainly wh...
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Cota for Kayla: Soiree & Auction

July 10, 2011 - I usually don't shoot pro-bono but when I do, I do it for non-profits that I am either passionate about such as shooting...
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Holiday Portraits - Box Stores Vs Personalized Services of the Rogue Photographer

November 21, 2010 - Think you are saving money by getting your portraits done at any of the bigger box store portrait departments? I recent...
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12 Guidelines for Working with Models

November 07, 2010 - Communication is the basis of all successful relationships. Naturally, the more time you spend with someone communica...
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Halloween Shooting

October 29, 2010 - Zooming in while the shutter is open. This is a super fast tutorial on shooting Halloween pics. i.e., pics of the kid...
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How to Shoot CityScapes Around Dusk or Dawn

September 26, 2010 - This post will enlighten you on HOW I SHOOT city photos at dusk or dawn. Cityscapes aren’t best only at sunset but likew...
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Why Send Out Cards?

August 12, 2010 - Send Out Cards is the #1 online company to easily send real-life, hard copy cards to customers, friends and family. As a...
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3 Different Ways to Trigger your Flash – Off Camera

December 05, 2009 - There are many reasons why you want your flash to be off camera. The primary one is that on-camera flash is plain, dull,...
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Making Photographs vs. Taking photographs and Documenting Scenes

December 03, 2009 - I find myself torn between these things all the time. For the first several years of my photography (for lack of a bette...
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7 Tips for purchasing camera equipment

December 01, 2009 - Photo courtesy of howtorowacat at flickr). I’ve collected some simple pointers to ensure you are buying the right cam...
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Make Sure You Charge for Your Art

November 02, 2009 - As an artist, I am primarily a photographer. I am writing this article as it relates to my experiences in photography. B...
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