New Absolute Appeal: Direct Mail Design, edited by Ami Miyazaki, is a fine collection of Japanese and American direct mail designs. Outrageous direct mail ideas which make the recipient want to open the piece and pay attention to what’s inside. New Absolute Appeal shows a variety of direct mail ideas that have succeeded in captivating […]
A few months back I wanted to take a few high key shots of my daughter Cadian. Nothing fancy, just a quick setup and shoot. I set a GoPro in the corner on a tripod and the video above is the craziness that ensued. You’ll notice Cadian clearly loves to help daddy out! We also […]
I have had the opportunity over the last few months to shoot a good friend of mine through the course of her pregnancy. She came across a photo on Facebook that she wanted to re-create that would chronicle the progression of her baby boy Liam. I thought that today I might share with you some […]
It’s not often that a book about photography can cause you to slow down and think about what you’re doing while still providing incredible insight into shooting styles and methods. Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, and Personal Style by Alain Briot does just that. There is a tremendous amount of content around composition early on in […]
When my friends Jacob and Heather started talking about their wedding I knew I wanted to drop some GoPro action into the mix. This video was shot with four different GoPro cameras placed around the rooftop of The Big Bang in Nashville, TN. I did all editing with Adobe Premiere 5.5, which for my first […]
I met Jenna in 2001 while working at the nightclub The Outer Limit and over the years I’ve had the opportunity to shoot her on location on several occasions. While these days she goes by Fun-Dip RocknRoll, the gallery here gives you a glimpse into her earlier days when she was just Jenna Dawn.
My most recent design work includes not only the logo and web design for a Nashville non-profit called Go Summit, but also the social design of the company. Please take a few minutes and check out www.gosumm.it and learn more about this great cause!
How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired by Fig Taylor is the latest Laurence King Publishing jewel I’ve had the opportunity to review. Like so many other books from this publisher, this latest addition to my library is so easy to read and does a great job providing practical insight that applies to the […]
Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton lives up to the description found right on the cover, a critical guide for designers, writers, editors & students. Loaded with a wealth of real world examples and balances those with just as much high-quality reading to really level the playing field when it comes to understanding typography. Princeton […]
Ask any photographer who knows anything about beautiful natural lighting when the best time to shoot is and you’ll likely be told “during the golden hours”. The golden hours refer to the first and last hour or so of sunlight. There are plenty of technical reasons why the golden hours produce beautiful natural light like […]
Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers by Christopher Grey is the perfect companion for any new or aspiring studio photographer. As I moved from one chapter to the next I was often reminded of the many lessons from my Studio Lighting 1 & 2 courses from college. Whether is was the practical introduction to professional […]
Before my daughter was born I thought it would be fun to start a little screen printing operation from my home. That idea lasted all of about three days, but the ideas for hilarious baby t-shirts stayed with me for quite a while. Some make a political statement, some are cute and some are just […]