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Lifestyle Photography: Terrance Gets Sneakers

Terrance is a sneakerhead; always in some nice shoes and very knowledgeable about shoes.  I went up to Italy to visit him and we went to a spot in Venice to get the shoes.  Usually with Jordan releases, the lines are super long, but at this particular spot, nobody was there.  Here are some visuals to go with this day.

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Lifestyle Photography: A Trip To the Record Store

Going to record stores and finding new gems for my vinyl collection is a big part of my life, because outside of photography, I am really into music production.  It was a gray day outside, which is my favorite time to go crate digging.  I did some Internet searching and found that there is a place in Bismarck, North Dakota called Rhythm Records Music Cafe, so I decided to go there for the day to see what I could find………..

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The Rule of Thirds Made Easy

The rule of thirds in photography is something useful to know because it will help improve your composition, however, that doesn’t mean that every shot from the camera should be taken using the rule of thirds.  The rule of thirds is easy to learn and I will keep it short and sweet for you.  You can think of the rule of thirds as an imaginary tic-tac-toe-board. Tо understand thе rule оf thirds, imagine two equally spaced vertically lines аnd two […]

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How and Why to Switch to Back Button Focusing

I have recently switched over to back button autofocus, and wished I would have done it sooner. For me, back button focusing got rid of one of my top annoyances with photography, which is pressing the shutter down halfway to autofocus and then pressing it down completely to get the shot. I didn’t care too much for it, especially when it came to taking multiple photos in a row. The process becomes: Focus, Recompose, and Snap for every shot. With […]

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Treating Your Weekend Duffle Bag

I highly recommend to treat your leather bag with a leather conditioner every 6 months. This will clean the pores keeping the leather moist and from drying up. With the cotton bags be cautious of easy dirtying, loose strings, etc. I recently made a trip to London, UK and ruined a bag trying to stuff 3 pair of shoes, clothing, hats, my camera, and my toiletries in my cotton weekender. The shoulder strap started to tear from the bag because […]

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The Exposure Triangle

Start Shooting In Manual Mode One of the challenges to overcome once you get a DSLR is learning to shoot in manual mode. Once you learn the exposure triangle, you will be well on your way to shooting comfortably in manual mode. When explaining exposure, things can get complex but I will keep it as simple as I can. Exposure is how dark or bright your photos are. A photo that is too dark is underexposed, and a photo that […]

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The Weekend Duffle Bag

The weekend duffle bag will give you the casual yet sophisticated look. Dressed up with slacks and a blazer or dressed down in a slim tee and shredded jeans. Either way you WILL look the part. A close friend/mentor told me a man should always have a weekender in the closet. It presents itself with a gentleman’s approach. When choosing the color or material, keep in mind your budget and your personality. I’m a firm believer of,  ‘you get what […]

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Shopping In Italy: Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlets

Terrence and myself planned to go check out the Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet on a Friday, but some of the locals suggested that we wait until Saturday because the New Year sales would be starting.  So, we waited until Saturday.  The opening time was 9am and we got there at 9:30am, which wasn’t a smart move because the area was crowded.  My mission was to find some navy blue shoes.

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Photo Shoot with Lana Richmond of Sexy Yoga TV

Here are some shots from a recent shoot with yoga teacher Lana Richmond, the creator and host of SexyYogaTV. We did the shoot in Minnehaha park in Minneapolis, MN. For those interested in SexyYogaTV, visit www.sexyyogatv.com for Yoga, breathing & meditation lessons all taught by beautiful instructors. 10 channels including golfers’ yoga, topless yoga instruction & nude silhouette yoga. Photo galleries too! SexyYogaTV puts healthy, sexy & fun together like no place else on earth. Visit the Plush Style Photo […]

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Sneak Peek: Auger Family Photo Shoot

Here are some of the photos from a recent shoot with the Auger family.