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Category : General Thoughts

19 Jan 2017

The Day I Decided to Become An Idea Machine

Idea sex. Yup. That’s right. I want to live by James Altucher’s concept of idea sex. My idea muscle has atrophied and I need some idea therapy… The desire to pursue art history has opened up a whole bunch of shit. There is some kind of craziness or some magic power has unleashed inside of me. You ever heard of Caravaggio? Me neither before a few days ago, and now I think this totally whacked out nutjob of an artist […]

11 Jan 2017

Already 11 Days In…

…and I must admit that I am off to a shaky start at best… I picked up a 26-inch Westcott Rapid Box for my birthday, and I have yet to assemble it and shoot… I bought a used Nikon D300 (…yes, I did decide to stay with Nikon) and a used Nikon 70-300 f/4-5.6 lens and have taken 1 shot with it (of a house plant to see how it felt… no, not the plant… I wanted to see how […]

07 Dec 2016

Year-End Reflections and My 2017 Resolutions Brainstorm

Man, the year is almost over. 2016 has been of year of serious ups and downs. There were times I never wanted the day to end, and others where I wanted to pull a blanket over my head and wait out impending doom. I think my sentiments are echoed for many people. And as I reflect on 2016, I start looking forward to the year to come. 2016 started out strong with several photo shoots! Samantha Shane, Meadow Bosworth and […]

06 Dec 2016

2017 Wishlist. What I Want To Get Accomplished

I should have done this for 2016 to see how many things I can cross off. So, I will start now. Here’s my list of things I’d like to accomplish—professionally—for 2017. This is casting a broad net across all of my skills in an attempt to widen my skills set and put in the 10,000 hours required for mastery. I am telling myself I want to take myself more seriously and become a better artist. Published in a print magazine. […]

24 Oct 2016

Not Getting Rid Of Me… Yet

I know I have been pretty quiet lately. You haven’t had the pleasure of reading my mind-blowing posts and now you feel lost. I understand. I am here for you, my child. Grab my hand. But know that if you do, the things you may see and hear in the near future may be more than you can handle. So, for a LONG time I have considered becoming an adult webmaster. I studied all kinds of sources and had a […]

10 Oct 2016

Closing The Year Out Strong… A Brief Reflection On 2016

It’s October. October is here already…!? Fuuuuuuck. Like a lot of people, I expected for 2016 to to my break out year. It started pretty strong with several shoots to get me ahead of my goal of a couple of shoots a month. Then it kinda — fizzled. I lost focus and the hustle disappeared. But, unlike many things I lose interest in, I decided this is too important to let go. I need to work harder. The same happened […]

28 Sep 2016

In Transition And the Re-Re-Reinvention Of An Imagination Moth

So I kinda fell off the wagon. I guess this was expected. This is what happens when I have too many balls in the air. At any point in time, more are going to drop than I can handle and my forward progress gets derailed. The company I work for is in a disaray. My duties have changed — and while it’s a step up — it’s no longer the fresh path I want to follow… or even rewarding. I […]

14 Sep 2016

My Mission To Be More Productive… And The Procrastination Chronicles

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to become more productive and how to generate an income working fewer hours per day. My immediate goal is to double my salary (if not more) before noon every day. That’s what’s rattling around in my head right now. I got this message in my email from Tony at Coach.me and it links to this article that talks about the standard 8 hour work day and how “it takes [us] eight […]

13 Sep 2016

An Idle Mind Is The Devil’s Playground

And the devil is hanging upside down from the monkey bars… Those who know me know that I run at a hundred miles a minute when I am inspired. But when that inspiration burns out, I am quick to abandon ship and search for a new fire. I am rapidly approaching that point. I got out of the gate quickly when it came to re-branding my photography. I am still excited to make it happen but I am having a […]

12 Sep 2016

Shoot Postponement And The Ensuing Letdown

I have a cool shoot scheduled for later today. I am going to join a number of other photographers to shoot models with NFL-themed bodypaint to celebrate the new NFL season. Stoked! Gear packed. Ideas flowing. Research of poses done. Lemme check my email. Wait… What…!? “Today’s shoot has been postponed…” FUCK! There’s nothing to a creative like having creative juices flowing and then having the rug pulled from under you, leaving you flat on your back with the weight […]