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The Inner (Art) Critic

We all have it, the tiny voice inside our head, criticizing our every decision. The smug, egotistical artist inside of us, telling us we're not good enough. Lately this voice has been getting louder; maybe [...]

By | 2017-05-03T11:48:39+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|8 Comments

Feeling Blue

From the moment I saw a photo of this blue-painted town—when or where that was I have not the faintest idea—Morocco was added to my travel list. Chefchaouen, a name I couldn’t pronounce [...]

By | 2017-04-18T12:06:44+00:00 April 18th, 2017|9 Comments

Looking Back on 2015

2015 was a pretty full year. I traveled, had some new experiences, and continued to grow the success of my online business. Overall, things are going really well! Sure, not everything went as planned, [...]

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:44+00:00 December 29th, 2015|4 Comments

Stop Feeling Guilty

Whether you are a full-time photographer or a weekend-warrior, there will be times when you take a break. Maybe the weather is crappy so you've stayed indoors, or you are immersed in [...]

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:52+00:00 September 19th, 2014|1 Comment

Slow and Steady

Just a few days ago, I came home from a short stay at the hospital, where I had the pleasure of minor surgery to remove my appendix. It was about as pleasant of an experience I could have possibly had at the hospital, and I was even able to come home the evening after surgery...

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:53+00:00 July 20th, 2014|1 Comment

The “In-Between”

This strange, somewhat obnoxious period of time has found its way into much of my life. I've moved a lot in the past fifteen years, all starting when I joined the military back in 1999. In 2008, just after I had separated, it still did not stop. When I tell people I'm moving, their response usually starts with " ...again?". And with any big life-change, such as moving to another state, therein exists the "in-between" ...

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:55+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Fire on the Mountain

During my recent trip to Thailand, co-leading a workshop with The Giving Lens, we had the good fortune of having one of our guides also know a thing or two about photography! So, for sunset, he drove us to a beautiful spot with a great view...

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:55+00:00 March 29th, 2014|0 Comments

No Place Like Home

A little over a year ago, Brian and I moved to the Silicon Valley after Brian got a new job at Google. It was a big change for us, we didn't want to leave Portland (and because of that we almost didn't even consider the job offer), but we made the decision to give it a try. And if we changed our minds then we could always move back, right? Well, that time has come...

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:55+00:00 March 28th, 2014|17 Comments