BTS: Out of the Ashes

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how I created the Out of the Ashes beer image (you can see the final images here).

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BTS: La Sportiva Solution

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how I created the La Sportiva Solution shots (you can see the final images here).

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Studio Upgrade

I have recently been upgrading and adding to my studio equipment list. It’s been fun reorganizing everything, and figuring out ways to hang and store all the light modifiers, stands, and accessories. It’s not perfect yet, but I’ve got almost everything I need for now.

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DIY Monitor Hood

I’m loving this monitor hood I made for my 30″ NEC screen. I should have done this years ago!

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BTS: New Belgium shoot

I got inspired to create these images for New Belgium Brewing after picking up a six-pack of their Pumpkick Fall Seasonal beer and seeing the pumpkins on the front porch and snow in the forecast. New Belgium didn’t hire me for these images, but perhaps they will in the future. I had fun shooting these on a self-imposed short deadline: only 2 days for conception, materials gathering, setup, and shooting. Retouching and post processing took another day or so. I wanted to write up a “behind the scenes” about how I created these images, but first, here are the final images.

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My Backup Strategy

After having three hard drives fail on me in the last 6 months, I have become much more aware of trying to increase my data security. I have been photographing digitally for 14 years now, which amounts to a whole lot of irreplaceable photos and memories. The same goes for my design work, though much of design work in general is not reusable beyond the initial project, it’s still nice to have for portfolio and posterity. I started researching other creative’s backup strategies and came up with a mixed bag, but central themes.

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