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Three truths that will improve your photography

During our lives and pursuits of being better photographers, moments of great consequence unveil themselves, induce goosebumps, and change the course of the direction we follow. If we’re paying attention. Like a lot of you, I began with a simple DSLR in my hands, and when I chose to improve my photography, I insatiably consumed every YouTube video, every how-to book, every resource I could find. I wanted the secret; the one that would unlock the potential I knew existed...

Photographing a favorite amusement park ride

My eyes and attention are simply drawn to it every time my family visits Ocean City, N.J. Just south of East 10th Street on the boardwalk you find Castaway Cove, an amusement park catering to toddlers and teens. You’ll know it by the oversized pirate ship and bearded captain lording over the entrance, not to mention the delighted screams of riders from rollercoasters to those drop towers. We visit this place at least once a year, sometimes more, and whenever...

Photographing the first days of newborn Finn

I couldn’t recall the last time I put much thought into photography. Months maybe. Other than an hour of capturing maternity portraits of my wife on the Jersey Shore back in the Spring, I largely felt a diminished drive for photography. It’s not hard to see why. This year has been one of profound new beginnings. Most importantly I’ve transitioned from a stay-at-home Dad/freelancer to starting not one but TWO new full-time jobs. I’ve gone from commuting from the kitchen...