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Looking back at 2014

I told myself I wouldn’t make a slideshow again this year. Yet, here I am.

2014 was a great year. It’s all great. I get to do this for a living and each year I get to meet new people, shoot new ideas and get paid to do what I love.

Each year I struggle with what music to use. I’ve always leaned towards using one of my favorite songs form the year but the landscape of music is changing so fast that a lot of the music I find and love wasn’t produced in the current year. Like many others I mostly get my music via a monthly subscription. I hated Spotify when it came out. It felt like getting left alone in a record store and not knowing where to start or what to listen to. In the past couple years I’ve learned a better way to use spotify and that has led me to finding a host of new music, including the track by Raphael Saadiq. The song is only about six years old, but it’s new to me.

Claire Dellamar - Hollywood in the rain

Taking $5000 in camera gear out in the rain

It’s been about a year in the works but I finally pulled off a shoot in the rain. I came across a great shot taken in the rain that motivated me to make my own photos. The results I made a few weeks ago were worth the wait.  Continue Reading →

Riley Spencer Malibu California

Riley in Malibu

Riley contacted me a few months ago about helping her with her portfolio. Since then we’ve shot twice with great results on both occasions. Continue Reading →

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Better business practices for photographers

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Recognition

I occasionally submit images to blogs and fashion magazines. The money is never good ($0 dollars) but you never know when someone in a new audience will see my work and be motivated enough to want to hire me.  Continue Reading →

photo: Chuck Espinozawww.ChuckEspinoza.com310-571-5094

Shooting and creating new work

I am constantly shooting. I can’t sit idle for more than a couple days without feeling like my life is wasting away. More than anything this drive for me to go out and make new images has shaped my style and honed my skill. Continue Reading →

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