Category : photography

13 Jul 2016

The Countdown Begins

My favorite event of the year is 4 weeks away and I am counting it down. Yes, the countdown to Otakon 2016 begins today! I have been attending Otakon for several years. I have never cosplayed or led a panel, but I have attended cosplay burlesque shows and the ever popular “WTF Did I Just Watch” on numerous occasions. I managed to accidentally take over a photography 101 panel a couple of years ago. My bad… Of all of the […]

13 Jul 2016

Planning Is NOT My Strength… But I AM Trying

So I have a few days before my next shoot. I am planning a Pokemon-themed shoot and I have taken my experiences from my last shoot and applying them to this one. One of the things I think I really learned was that I must PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. So now I have a spiral notebook to jot all of my notes in rather than relying on my horrible A.D.D.-riddled memory. I have assembled a Pinterest board to share with the […]

11 Jul 2016

I Think I May Have Dropped The Ball

One of my favorite models stopped by the DMV on her East Coast Tour and hung out with me for a day — KHRIST! Just a heads up, this is a total rambling rant. I have a lot of ideas floating around in my head… Thank you to the amazingly awesome MUA, Tia, for providing the makeup and doing some light hair work. I don’t know what I’d do without you — besides spend countless hours in Photoshop doing what […]

11 Jul 2016

I Need a Portrait of This Pirate

I was browsing the interwebs a week ago, killing time while I was waiting for my family to get tired of being at my place when I ran across an image that made me get all kinds of excited (for multiple reasons…). Bandai has been doing a few gender cross figures and I must say, the ones for the anime series One Piece are amazing! This new figure is of the main character Luffy and I NEED TO SHOOT THIS! […]

08 Jul 2016

Otakon 2016 Photography Pre-Thoughts

Otakon 2016 is only a month away and I am getting super anxious and super excited! Otakon is one of my favorite annual events and I have been for multiple consecutive years. This year is a bit different. I generally attend as a spectator — an American otaku spending hours upon hours in panels, Artists Alley and the Dealer’s Room. I make an occasional stop by the Game Room for grins and giggles. However, this year, I am attending as […]

24 Jun 2016

The Pursuit of Published Work

I have been shooting photography for a little over 8 years now—off and on. More off than on, but that’s another story. Recently I have seen friends of mine get work published in various magazines and some have even gone on to have gallery showings. That’s awesome that I am among so many talented individuals. Many who think my work is very good. So for the last year or 2, I have had the idea that I want to get […]

24 Jun 2016

Getting Geared Up

I have recently decided that I want to take my photography and cinematography seriously. I am not exactly sure in what context, but I know I LOVE creating as much as I LOVE building.I sat down and had a bit of a meditation session. I have mentioned to several photographer friends of mine that I wanted to shoot more. I had to figure out why I don’t. During the meditation session, I realized that I only shoot with friends because […]

24 Jun 2016

My First Attempt At A Cinemagraph

I had a shoot a couple of weekends ago with the cute model Charlotte Dell’Acqua. We were on a farm located in southern Maryland and I had this grand idea. I saw a cluster of reeds and, luckily for me, the organizer of the shoot had his drone. That was all I needed to created a little artificial wind.After a few tries of trying to get the proper amount of movement in the reeds and in the model’s hair, I […]

24 Jun 2016

My, How I’ve Grown

I was sitting on the couch last night watching my Pens beat up on the Caps in game 4 with my iPad in my lap. I am having to go through the device because I got that annoying message about how my iPad had reached capacity. I was clearing out some old apps I don’t use and some eBooks I have finished reading and I came across an old FUSE Magazine.Without viewing the cover, I started swiping through the images. […]

24 Jun 2016

A Hard Lesson In Preparedness

Coming off a somewhat productive weekend, I spent a little time reflecting on a recently missed opportunity.I had the opportunity to shot the amazing Chicago duo of Cali Sefora and Morgin Pabst. If you have checked out any of their work, and you know anything about my love for inked women, you’d know that this was an opportunity I was NOT going to miss. This post is not about the shoot. That’s for another post. This story is about how […]