Not really a post, but some exciting news: one of my photos from Lauterbrunnen was nominated for Trover’s Best of 2014 List! I’m still trying to figure out how it happened, and whether it’s a big deal or not, but it’s really awesome that someone liked my photo enough to choose it from out of […]
When I began to get serious about taking good pictures with my phone, I realized the days of simply opening up the camera app, clicking away, and posting whatever picture resulted were behind me. Over the past 6-8 months, I’ve tried a wide variety of photo taking, photo editing, and photo modifying apps for iPhone. […]
Today, I want to take you through the steps I took to frame and edit a photo I recently took of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA.
I often browse Instagram for inspiration, because you can find some really cool photos and then try to create something similar on your own. It can be a great source of ideas, and a way to improve my own skills. Recently, I’ve seen a number of awesome images that use blur effects with great success. I […]
On the drive home from Thanksgiving, Erin and I decided to stretch our legs with a short hike in Crowders Mountain State Park in North Carolina. We’d heard from a friend that it was easy to access…
Ever see professional shots of waterfalls, where the water is nice and smooth, and wonder, “How do they do that?” Well, a technique called long-exposure is how they do it.
There are really two parts to making a great photo: taking the shot, and editing the shot. I’ve been on a journey to improve my skills in both, and occasionally I’ll be taking you through the exact steps I used to take a photo from the composition to the original shot to the final edited version. […]
Getting the sky to look good can be one of the trickiest things to do when taking pictures with a smartphone. Whether too light or too dark or too something, the sky doesn’t always play nice. I’ve spent a lot of time learning and practicing and here are a few things I pay attention to when it comes to getting the sky looking right:
During my first stint in Richmond, VA, I didn’t spend much time in the Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Mountains, or any of the beautiful parks in Virginia. Not this time.
From 2013 to 2014, Erin and I embarked on the adventure of our lives and moved to Freiburg. This small city in southwestern Germany was home for nearly a year; we worked, played, and lived just outside the city center and steps from the Black Forest. Here are some of my favorite photos from that time.