We've all been saying "it's been a weird year" for a while now. I've talked about it on the Podcast; other people have talked about it on their podcasts. This year has taken a bit away from my frequency of making photographs. I just haven't been shooting much personal work this year. I'll Just … [Read more...] about Journal Entry: The Rewards of Shooting What You Like
Creativity is one of my favorite parts of life. Since my early days in elementary school, being creative has always been one of the most essential parts of my existence. (whoa, heavy) My Other Creative Pursuits Music Before I got serious about photography I was a professional musician for … [Read more...] about Journal Entry: Is Your Photography Creative?
Photography = Meditation = Connection. Photography gives us a way to get away from any other elements or stress in our lives and focus purely on the moment; to be in the moment, completely aware of what's happening right now. Be here now.Ram Dass Photography = Meditation When I'm out with … [Read more...] about Photography = Meditation = Connection
"Never Lose the Groove in Order to Find the Note"Victor Wooten That's a quote from a book I'm currently reading, The Music Lesson - A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, by bassist Victor Wooten. Great bass player and great book, I can't recommend it enough. Victor did write that in his … [Read more...] about Never Lose the Groove in Order to Find the Note
The Vibe of a Photo - Okay, I know what a lot of you are probably thinking; "Oh boy, Ted's gettin' a little too deep now." But, I'll politely ask you to indulge me for the rest of this post. I think by the end of the post, you'll be glad you did. Maybe not. Vibes - We all got 'em Vibrations. … [Read more...] about The Vibe of a Photograph
It's more common these days to be excited and gush over all the new gear that comes along. Fujifilm has come out recently with two new versions of their cameras; the X-Pro3 and the newest, the X100V. Fujifilm took two cameras of which I thought were pretty great as the were, and they made them even … [Read more...] about Revisiting Unremembered Gear
I've been wanting to put together a book for a long, long time. Usually at the beginning of each year I would think something to the effect of, "Hmmm, maybe I'll do a book this year." Well, each year would come and go, sans-book. This year is different. I'm proud to say that I finally have … [Read more...] about Ghosts – And the Aesthetics of the Past
Film photography, it's never boring. There are so many aspects of shooting with film that keeps me addicted to the medium. Of course there's the look, but it's really so much more than that. (although the look is one of big items on the list) But it really is the whole process. Tactile … [Read more...] about Film Photography – It’s Never Boring
Photography Road Trip - I've mentioned before that over the past few weeks I've been able to get out and do some day road trips with my friend, photographer, Garrett Winslow. It's been really good for my photography (and me) to get out and shoot something different at least one day a … [Read more...] about Photography Road Trip – Something Different for Thanksgiving
Finding New Inspiration in Photography - Take a Drive. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's really kind of a different place. It can be incredibly interesting, photographically. But to be honest, I'm currently a little burnt out on the place, photographically speaking. It Comes and Goes in Phases... … [Read more...] about Finding New Inspiration In Photography – Take a Drive
Creativity... I'm gonna get right into it. I've said it before; over-planning can kill any project; any goal; any dream. Planning can give you plenty of excuses to keep putting things off. Thinking about, and trying to get all your ducks in a row can make you feel like you're working on it, but it's … [Read more...] about Creativity – Action Beats Planning
Being a Professional Photographer in 2019... is that even a thing? Of course it is. That being said, the climate is very different than it was, even just 5 - 10 years ago. In other words... It's more challenging. Man, the new cameras are so amazing these days. They make it pretty easy to take a … [Read more...] about Professional Photographer in 2019?