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Twilight

Today I wanted to post some more photos from the shoot I did earlier in the month. Some were done using window light (my favorite!) and others a mix of natural and artificial light. I try to use natural light whenever possible because, in my opinion, it’s the most beautiful and the most real. It’s real in the sense that skin tones are true as are other colors. Another technique I like to implement is…

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Elizabeth

Today I wanted to share some stills from a short I’m currently working on. The short, titled ‘Elizabeth’, acts as somewhat of a prequel to a longer short I will be shooting in late March/early April. The films revolve around two characters, Jack and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a young prostitute desperate for money and desperate to get into a different line of work. Her daughter is sick and she is steps away from becoming homeless….

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you get to spend the day with loved ones, be they your boyfriend/girlfriend or family and friends that love you. Also, amid all the roses and chocolate and fancy dinners downtown try to appreciate that you have awesome people in your life that love and care about you. Today I wanted to share some photos from a session a couple of weeks ago. I experimented with lighting and I like…

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Super Eggcited

Sometimes you do something for so long that you forget there’s a stopping point; a final goal. That’s how school has been for me. I’ve been studying for so long that somewhere along the line I became convinced I was going to be here forever. Now that graduation is close and almost certain, it’s extremely odd thinking about not being in school. It’s become such a large part of my life that doing anything else…

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EspĂ­ritu

A ghost love story shot for a cinematography class. This was my first time using the Steadicam Merlin 2 for an actual short. I have to say that all the online reviews I read before purchasing the Merlin were right! Huge, huge learning curve. If you can get it right, though, so worth it. When correctly balanced it makes every shot smooth. Unfortunately, I still have quite a bit of practicing to do; as you…

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Midnight Oil

I once had someone tell me that my pieces are an example of how there is beauty in the gritty and the dirty. This piece, for me, exemplifies this taste for grit. I filmed the scenes in this short piece a couple of years back and had them on my mental back burner for quite a while before I decided what I wanted to do with them. One night I sat down and started making…

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A Colon and a Parentheses

I have been fortunate enough to have very willing friends when it comes to my hobbies. Honestly, when you’re starting out in photography or film, or any field for that matter, it really helps to have people willing to help you or at least support you. I’ve been lucky in that I have both! I can only name a handful of shoots over the past few years that didn’t require me asking for some assistance….

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Oklahoma!

I was fortunate enough to be asked to tag along on a long weekend trip to Oklahoma recently. Aside from getting some much-needed fresh air, it was nice to get the chance to exercise my nature pitcher-takin’ skills. Again, one of those moments where a wide-angle lens would really come in handy. Perhaps even a telephoto, as we saw some deer in a meadow (literally) and were too far away to get a good shot….

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