Thoughts

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Thinking and Documenting
October 23, 2020

I realized that I often have so many ideas for blog posts, image commentary, or creative thoughts that I always WANT to write down or follow through with. These are the times where I’m really connected to my work, studying it, looking inward, and connecting dots...

Literal, Experimental, and Casual
October 6, 2020

For the past few months I’ve been trying to navigate a particular creative struggle. I can’t point to exactly when it became a thing, but I’ve come to realize that I have three primary ways that I interact with nature via photography: literally, experimentally, and casually...

3,653 Days of Sobriety
September 24, 2020

It was hard to stop drinking. Very hard. It’s not something that I think about often, but I have very vivid memories of my struggle to quit. I remember being keenly aware of how much whiskey I had and whether or not I’d need more for the next drunk...

Wind, Light, and Water
February 6, 2020

This may look like low angle light on ripples of sand, but it’s actually a photo of midday light being refracted by windblown water. I photographed this image with my cell phone during my Wonders of the Oregon Coast Landscape Photography Workshop...

Best Fine Art Nature Prints of 2019
January 1, 2020

Another calendar year comes to a close and I've had the honor of having my Limited Edition Fine Art Nature Prints provide wall art and home decor for numerous clients across the continent.Thank you!

2019 was a monumental year in my creative vision...

2019 - The Year in Review
December 16, 2019

It’s only December 16th and I’m going to get a jump on this. I’ve had a really hard time with writing, lately. The thoughts are there but they’re hard to grasp.. to put into words. Right now seems to be one of the rare times they feel accessible, so I’m going to seize the opportunity...

Moment of Gratitude - Olympic National Park
August 28, 2018

Lately I've been recording moments where I am filled with so much gratitude that I have the opportunity for that experience that I nearly moved to tears. These may not be the most exciting things to watch, or mean anything to anyone but me, but I want to start sharing these peaceful moments that I never want to forget...

2017 - The Year in Review
January 1, 2018

January 1st, 2018. Another day.. another year. While I am not the type of person who views the changing of the calendar as an opportunity to “start fresh” or say farewell to the problems of the past, I do agree that it’s beneficial to think back upon blocks of time and reflect upon the growth, the challenges, the losses, and the rewards that occurred...

Old Shoes
November 7, 2017

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my photographic vision and artistic consciousness. I feel I’ve reached a distinct turning point in the way I see and photograph and while it’s something that has been working in my subconscious for years, it all clicked over into something more mentally tangible during a visit to southern Utah back in May of 2017...

Interview by Christian Hoiberg of Capture Landscapes
September 1, 2018

Last month I was interviewed by Christian Hoiberg of CaptureLandscapes.com. It was an interview full of well-thought-out questions and dug deep into my connection with nature and how it, as well as photography, helped shape me into the person I am today...

How to Emphasize Sunstars in Photoshop
October 18, 2018

In this short tutorial video I show you how I touch up and emphasize sunstars in Photoshop so that they look cleaner and hold more visual weight.

If you're interesting in learning more about my processing workflow you can find beginning-to-end tutorial videos for purchase on my Photography Education page...

A Guide to Do-it-Yourself Art Fair Display Panels
August 31, 2018

Are you interested in displaying your photography at art fairs but are turned off by the initial investment? Read along to find a way to save over 60% on your display panels.

For many artists, the thought of selling their work, having it create a lasting and recurring impact on the life of the collector, and earning a living during it all is something that we dream of...