143rd Preakness Stakes

Last Saturday I covered Preakness for the first time. I’ve covered horse racing before, usually the Hunt Cup, but never Preakness. This time I was on assignment for The Baltimore Business Journal. *Do not share, publish, or use photos without permission.  This year jockey Mike Smith and Kentucky Derby winner Justify won Preakness which makes the…

I Have an Intern!

Yes, you read that correctly. I have been trusted to teach and mold the mind of a youth. Jedi training has begun. Kyle Andercyk is an EMF major at Towson U, my 2x alma mater. I’ve known him for quite sometime and have always loved his enthusiasm and support for the creative arts. His positivity…

Portrait Story : Brett

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing Brett. I randomly met him last week at Light City and liked his look, so here we are. My photo concepts always start with a color palette and stem from there; bright colors, primarily colors and complementary colors really make my portraits stand out. I came across this…

Minimalism w/Color

Lately I’ve been really attracted to using color palettes to create a minimalist visual which just means nothing but my subject and color. I love having a “pop” of an unusual color in photos that would otherwise seem lackluster. People underestimate how a simple primary color or secondary color can elevate a portrait from nice…

Museum as a Backdrop

A few friends and I braved the rain and cold to trek down to Washington, DC to take each other’s portraits at the Hirschhorn Museum. Museums are wonderful places to shoot. They are always changing, typically have beautiful architecture and lighting, and offer unique perspectives for otherwise straight forward portraits. Most museums allow photos, especially…