The pictures from your phone suck. You may know this, and you probably don’t want to admit it. You bought the phone because of it’s awesome camera, super low-light, and cool “portrait mode” features that turn “the world into your studio.” But there’s one thing your phone can’t do for you: frame the shot.Read More
What do you do when you have a free afternoon and a rented a7iii on hand? You call up some friends and shoot!Read More
Photo series from a visit to UxmalRead More
Inspired by my favourite coffee recipe < Café Picante > is my go to look for fall sessions. Black cocoa, cinnamon, and red chile flake.Read More
Chase & Ruby have been together since High School. But when Ruby caught the bouquet at her [now] Sister-in-Law’s wedding we all knew Chase & Ruby would be getting married soon.Read More
My cousin arranged a charter boat to take a group of us tuna fishing near San Diego. We loaded up in Mission Harbour, north of San Diego, and travelled all night out to San Clemente Island.Read More
I swear, the light never looked bad. You can’t take a bad picture in this city.Read More
There's a specific time when your picture should have a white backdrop. That time is when you have to renew your passport. You see it over and over. Every other LinkedIn profile picture you see has a white backdrop with an evenly lit face. If you want to look like everyone else, copy them.Read More
We got an exciting brief from a client a month ago. What excited us was the use of this word, intentional. It's not often we're asked to unleash our creativity. I pitched a look that I had not shot before and didn't have the gear on-hand to shoot.Read More
Bellingham has a lot of breweries. Like, a lot! The market for craft beer is so saturated that it lead Pollock Pictures to ask the questions, "How do all the brewers get along?" The search for an answer started last year…Read More
"Don't bring a meter. Shoot from your gut. When in doubt, over expose a little. Film is very forgiving." Joe told me as we started. This advice was incredibly freeing…Read More
There are many craft brewery towns around, but what sets Bellingham apart is the comradery among the brewers. They share ideas, collaborate on specialty beers, and hang out together outside of work…Read More
The car said it was -2 degrees Celcius outside. "I sure hope she's wearing a warm coat." I thought as I drove into Bellingham, WA.
There was no clear concept for this sitting. The plan we made was to meet in the Fairhaven Village Green and take some pictures. Fresh off my binge viewing of Annie Leibovitz Masterclass, I had an idea for a lighting & posing setup I wanted to practice.
It's quite simple, which I love. 1 overcast day, 1 Canon 430EXii, a beauty dish, and a 50mm lens. From there, simply let life happen.
Shot on Canon 5dii & 50mm 1.4 + Canon 430exii Speedlight
A few years ago I wanted to try something different with my images. An article on FStoppers by Trevor Dayley gave me inspirational chills. I had to try it.Read More
Sometimes, you need to shake it up.
Some friends and I were feeling bored and frustrated with our current lighting setups. So we came together in a studio for a day to play.Read More
Another snow storm is threatening to end an adventure. Time is short but spirits are high as my dad and I fight our way across a frozen nation from Bellingham, WA to Ft. Bragg, NC to get my brother's car to him. My 3rd lesson of 2017 is somewhere in here.
All images shot on Canon 5dii + 50mm1.4
New Years Eve, 2016. We're digging a snow cave deep in the backcountry of British Columbia. The light is leaving us and the temperatures are dropping to -30 degrees Celsius.
6 hours of hiking through a snowstorm in -30 degree weather had me confronting mortality. Yet, at the same time, in awe of the beauty of our planet. This was the last hours of 2016 and the first moment of 2017.
Images shot on Canon 5dii + 50mm f1.4
2017 was a year of non-sense. But, in that year, I learned 4 incredibly valuable life lessons over 4 different trips. None of them are revolutionary, but they finally became tangible.
It's important to look back and to understand your story. For the first month of 2018 I'll be going back through images from these 4 trips and talking about what I learned from each trip and how I came to realize I need to confront my fears and begin photographing people.
Here's a sneak peak from the trips of 2017 and where we'll be going!
All Images shot on Canon 5dii + 50mm 1.4