Current Reading: Jony Ive by Leander Kahn
Current Music: Past Masters by The Beatles
Mood: Foggy
Smells: Coffee
Sounds: TV, Heater & Typing Keys
Temperature: 28 degrees w/ light snow
Thoughts: My life is existential, repeat. My life is existential, repeat.


Beginner's DSLR Photography 101 Workshop & 16 Insanely Useful Photography Tips

The date will be February 9, 2014. It will run from 10am till 2pm. Cost is $150 and includes a light lunch.

Here are 16 Insanely Useful Photography Tips (blog post)that I have written over the years to give you some guidance on creating photographs. 


Street Photography

I was going to post a few photos from my New York trip today.  The photos were taken on my iPhone 5.  After importing to Lightroom I discovered why nobody ever prints photos taken from there phone. I discovered  this photo after scrubbing through my archives.



Current Reading: The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer
Current Music: Tapestry by Carole King (on vinyl)
Mood: Defrosting, just walk in from outside
Smells: Cold air
Sounds: Beatles, Fire place fan & background conversations
Temperature: 19 degrees 
Thoughts: Social, Mobil, Local + Search, Watch, Play = Success


Is this a crime?

I have to ask myself what is the crime? The painting or the removal?
This photo was taken a couple days after the street artist Banksy left NCY, could it be?



Current Reading: KNOW - Field Guide to Filmmaking
                             Mo’ Meta Blues by Questlove
Current Music: Sign O the Times by Prince (on vinyl)
Mood: Feel like a run
Smells: Coffee
Sounds: Morning sunshine melting ice
Temperature: 39 degrees 
Thoughts: “My ego is dead” is whispered in my ear by the sound of my own voice. (FYI: if that ever happens to you its the voice of your ego talking)


2014 Pittsburgh Photography Workshop | Beginner’s DSLR Workshop

In your gut you want to be a PHOTOGRAPHER. Or maybe you just want to learn how to use that expensive camera you just bought but you’re not sure who to ask. You have a great eye for composition but you just need some guidance, an advisor to help YOU fulfill your dreams. Make the jump from thinking, daydreaming and create great photographs…

Is this you?
-You take great pictures
-Everybody tells you that you take great pictures
-Your friends and family always ask you to bring your camera
-You bought an expensive new DSLR camera
-You have no idea how to use to it, except on AUTO
-The camera’s manual scares the bajesus out of you
-You love photography and want to get better

Who should take this workshop?
-If the list above is YOU
-You love taking photographs
-ISO, F/stop, shutter speed, and aperture are words that means nothing to you
-You have no idea what DSLR means
-If you want to able to tell your camera what to do
-If you want the mysteries of the photo universe revealed to you

What you will learn:
-Understanding exposure
-How to use your camera in manual mode
-How to take a photo “correctly” in camera
-Natural light techniques
-Understanding your lens
-Understanding White Balance
-Flash Techniques