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I’m a photographer and filmmaker based in Southern California. When I’m not taking photos I enjoy burgers, cats, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Our Favorite Tripods! | Gear Talk Episode 1

Pye and I have gone through many tripods for both stills and video, and we have finally found tripods that are not only durable and reliable, but also affordable
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Committing To Primes | How It Made Me A Better Photographer

This article isn't about how primes are better than zooms, it's simply about how committing to prime lenses have made me a better photographer.
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The Best 50mm I've Ever Used That I Would Never Buy

I spent the weekend with the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4. Read about how much I love it and why I woudn't buy it
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Sound and Audio | From Stills to Motion

In this article I'm going to go over some of the basics in sound recording for video so you'll know exactly what you need and how to approach a scene when it's time to record.
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My Perfect Portrait Session Kit

As a photographer I've grown to know exactly how I want a particular session to look, and that's given me the ability to know exactly what gear I need to bring and what I can...
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3 Tips For Video Composition | From Stills to Motion

In this article, we're going over 3 rules that Hollywood filmmakers use to create their compositions.
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RagLite: The Lighting Solution You Haven't Heard Of Yet

For the photographers and cinematographers who are ambitious with their compositions and critical about their lighting, the RagLite may be a solution to unanswered lighting...
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Photographer Captures A Villainous Lion Turning Into A Hero

There are times when wildlife steps out of their viscous food chain, and that's when things get fascinating.
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From Broke to Billionaire - The GoPro Story

We all love the stories like these that turn ordinary characters into heroes, and that's exactly what Nick Woodman became, and eventually created.
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Journalistic Portrait - How It Was Shot and Edited

How I shot a journalistic portrait of my niece and how I edited the photo.
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Light Masterpieces With Tackyshack

Tackyshack creates some of the most amazing light paintings we have ever seen.
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How Christopher Nolan Made A Feature Film With $6000

Where Do You Start? We live in a technical time of opportunity. For $6,000 you can buy a capable DSLR set up, decent audio equipment, make a movie, and share it with the world...
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