Photography

Professional Retouching

Professional Retouching

Professional Portrait Retouching - Skin & Hair The creative agency I work for was hired to capture and print studio-style portraits to feature on the interior walls of Evan's Hairstyling College in Rexburg, ID. This was one of the images our main photographer took...

Personal Style – Color Gel Portraits

Personal Style – Color Gel Portraits

For my personal style, I wanted to further my talent and develop skill in portrait photography. Portrait photography is cool enough, but I wanted to make it unique. I didn't see myself doing well with creative poses or a themes shoot. As I searched around, I found one...

Mens Color Gel Portrait Photography

Mens Color Gel Portrait Photography

HOW TO USE COLOR GELS FOR MENS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY Using artificial lighting for photography seems easy enough at first glance. However, it takes weeks of practice to begin understanding how to use lighting to your advantage. Add color into an already difficult...

Womens Color Gel Portrait Photography

Womens Color Gel Portrait Photography

HOW TO CAPTURE COLOR GEL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WOMEN PORTRAITS Using artificial lighting for photography seems easy enough at first glance. However, it takes LOTS of practice to begin understanding how to use lighting to your advantage. Add color into an already difficult...

Yellowstone Scenery & Wildlife

Yellowstone Scenery & Wildlife

CAPTURING WILDLIFE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY IN WEST YELLOWSTONE I had the opportunity to travel to Island Park and West Yellowstone and photograph all its beauty (at least a part of it). The weather was all over the place, but it was mostly a pleasant day. It was my first...

Emalee’s Barn Venue Photography Shoot

Emalee’s Barn Venue Photography Shoot

FASHION SHOOT WITH PROPS & LIGHTING AT EMALEE'S BARN VENUE A few photographers and I planned a fashion shoot and it was an awesome experience. We searched all over the Rexburg area that would be able to host a group of models and photographers for a price that...

Couple Fashion Photoshoot

Couple Fashion Photoshoot

COUPLE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AT EMALEE'S BARN VENUE A few photographers and I planned a fashion shoot with multiple models, including couples. We had a great turnout of models with beautiful natural and artificial lighting. Our host, Emaleeā€™s Barn Venue, was super...

Women’s Fashion Portrait Photography

Women’s Fashion Portrait Photography

CREATING BEAUTIFUL FASHION PORTRAITS AT EMALEE'S BARN VENUE This post is part of a fashion photography shoot that features women's fashion. I took these images of models at Emalee's Barn Venue, near Rexburg, Idaho. It was a beautiful venue - a large restored barn -...

Men’s Fashion Portrait Photography

Men’s Fashion Portrait Photography

MEN'S FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT AT EMALEE'S BARN VENUE A few photographers and I planned a fashion shoot with multiple models. We had a great turnout with a great experience. Our host, Emalee's Barn Venue was super accommodating and helpful. This is part of a series...

Mask Texture Into Your Background

Mask Texture Into Your Background

REPLACE YOUR BACKGROUND USING PHOTOSHOP & TEXTURE Sometimes photography includes the disappointment of not quite capturing what we wanted to. Whether it's with composition or lighting, capturing your vision of the perfect image can be difficult. Luckily, there's...

Professional Photography Editing

Professional Photography Editing

PROFESSIONAL BEFORE & AFTER PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY Just about anyone can take a photograph and get lucky with an amazing photo. More often than not - professional or not - images don't turn out perfectly. This is where editing comes into play. Editing in Photoshop...

Outdoor Portraits With Lighting

Outdoor Portraits With Lighting

NATURAL OUTDOOR PORTRAITS WITH LIGHTING The Grand Tetons make the perfect background for outdoor portraits - even if it's not the mountains themselves, just about anywhere in Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas is fit for a portrait shoot. To enhance your subject....

Epic Outdoor Portrait

Epic Outdoor Portrait

BALANCED LIGHTING FOR AN EPIC OUTDOOR PORTRAIT A problem that many photographers run into is learning to expose and balance the lighting outdoors for an epic and incredible portrait shot. What makes it difficult is the sun or lack of it, as well as having a background...

Long Exposure Light Painting

Long Exposure Light Painting

LIGHT PAINTING THEMED OBJECTS WITH A LONG EXPOSURE Having a long exposure means having the shutter on your camera stay open longer than usual before the image is completely captured. This allows more light to enter through the sensor and is how astrophotography is...

Food Photography

Food Photography

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY This was a new and difficult type of photography for me. It's one thing to eat food and another to take a picture of it! I've never been so intimidated by food! Not only does it require a camera and light, but styling it! This could include...

Indoor Product Photography

Indoor Product Photography

PROTEIN MIX PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY Product photography is successful when it is either placed in the right environment or with related objects. I attempted this with Elevate Protein - a protein shake mix produced by Melaleuca. Atypical of protein mix package design, this...

Outdoor Product Photography

Outdoor Product Photography

OUTDOOR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY Product photography is successful when it is either placed in the right environment or with related objects. It needs to be in its element, fashioned appropriately for its purpose. Being outdoors is a challenge for outdoor product...

King Arthur Movie Poster Recreation

King Arthur Movie Poster Recreation

Recreating a Movie Poster - King Arthur (2017) Initially, I was very intimidated to try such an extensive task - this project was heavy in photography, editing, typography, and textures. The entire process turned out to be quite fun with a rewarding result. I chose to...

Creative Portrait Double Exposure

Creative Portrait Double Exposure

Portrait Double Exposure With The Grand Tetons Double exposure is a creative composite where you combine two images within the silhouette of one of them. Using mask and blending modes you can add or subtract parts of each image within the dark or light parts of the...

Black Background, Selective Lighting

Black Background, Selective Lighting

SQIBB LIGHTING FOR A BLACK BACKGROUND Studio Quality Invisible Black Background or SQIBB. This has to be one of my favorite types of photography. The idea is to take an image any where the light shines, underexpose your camera settings, and take an image with a pitch...

Ordinary Spot – Extraordinary Shot

Ordinary Spot – Extraordinary Shot

ORDINARY SPOT - EXTRAORDINARY SHOT (OSES) Caryn Esplin introduced this concept to me recently - find an ordinary spot that is not visually appealing at first sight. Take into account perspective, lighting, focus, and composition, and you can find something that is...