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Why Your Day-Job is a Perfect Complement to Your Photography

Do you know what the heart of photography really is? Once upon a time, 80% of photography was knowing how to operate the camera mechanism. The other 20% was seeing. Today, cameras do most of the really technical work and the numbers have flipped. About 20% of the work...

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Elfreda Needed New Headshots In Light of Her New Book

I had the pleasure of working with Elfreda Massie on her new headshots. Elfreda is a compelling and powerful woman; full of life, energy, passion and compassion. She's had an incredible life and gleaned some poignant insights from it so far. So, she's written a...

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Why I Think Photos Are Better for Nostalgia Than Videos

Do you remember when you were a kid, and your mom would tell you to turn off the cartoons and read a book? If you’re like me, you probably moaned and complained. Reading takes considerably more work, compared to practically plugging your brain into a box and going...

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Photos from Felipe & Erik’s Shoot With the Same Family

At the end of last year, Felipe & Erik both worked with the same awesome family, in the same beautiful place. Erik has been working with these folks for a couple of years now, and had a small family session with them at the Glenview Mansion. Then, a few months...

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A Warning on Workshops: Confidence Does Not Take Pictures

A lot of new photographers go to workshops, where they buy up the appearance and candor of skill and resell it through their cameras in the form of pictures in varying degrees of quality and creativity, and exactly the same expression of confidence. This article is...

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Why Being a Photographer is Harder than it Looks

When I was a kid, a photo was relatively big deal—at least in our family. Christmas, easter, halloween, family dinners, relatives in from out of town, prom night, leaving for a vacation, arriving home from a vacation; these, and others like them, were all situations...

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A Family Portrait Session in the Front Yard

These are some of Felipe's favorite people to work with. With enthusiastic kids, empathetic parents, and a good fashion sense, sessions with this family are always a lot of fun, and always produce some really beautiful images. Felipe's sessions with these folks have...

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Why Good Photographers Must Be “Judgmental”

In our modern world of imprecise language and highly personalized sensitivities, “judgmental” is usually conflated with “observing”. To notice someone is not looking their best, to notice someone is frequently late, to notice someone’s children are spirited and...

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