My Favorite Images of 2016

By | 2016-12-28T14:34:32+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Articles|

2016 was a great year for me! I’ve definitely improved in skills and technique. One of the most exciting things in landscape photography was the start of the 61G lava flow on Hawaii Island. It has proven extremely popular and has helped me grow a social media following. I captured my first wedding and first [...]

Manfrotto BeFree Live Tripod Review

By | 2016-11-22T14:36:35+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Reviews|

The Manfrotto BeFree Live is a compact video tripod that features a fluid head and a leveling base. What sets this apart from the competition is that it weighs 3.9 lbs and it’s ability to fold up to 15.7 inches! This makes it a great option for backpacking trips and traveling lightweight. Buy it from [...]

DIY LED Light Panel With Acrylic Sheet

By | 2016-11-15T10:48:55+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Articles|

After watching DIY Perk's video, I was inspired to make my own DIY LED light panel. I wanted to make a traditional LED panel instead of the flexible design in the video. I decided that acrylic sheet would be the easiest material to work with. I also chose one LED color temperature making the wiring [...]

How to Replace LCD Screen On Sony A7/A7R/A7S

By | 2016-11-15T10:48:55+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Tutorials|

The screen on my Sony A7S was scratched and had some dead pixels, so it was time to replace it. Replacing it is very tricky. I do not recommend doing this yourself if your not comfortable with opening up your camera. I am not a professional. I'm just a photographer that wanted to fix the [...]

My Favorite Images of 2015

By | 2016-11-15T10:48:55+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Articles|

2015 was an amazing year!  I graduated high school in May and turned 18 in September. I learned an immense amount about photography and have chosen a path to follow. I like photography enough that I want to make it my career. I will have many obstacles to get there and I can't wait to see what 2016 [...]

Mauna Loa Time Explorer: A Small Timelapse Project

By | 2016-11-15T10:48:55+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Articles|

Shot over the course of four days and two nights on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. There’s an immense amount of beauty in this barren land. So many shapes and colors in the rocks and some of the best skies in the world for seeing the galaxy. And of course it wouldn’t be complete without the amazing [...]

The Best Way to Reduce Noise in the Milky Way

By | 2016-11-15T10:48:55+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Tutorials|

Shooting the Milky Way and astrophotography in general can be a daunting task. Noise can become a problem even with modern full-frame cameras. Processing the Milky Way can make the noise even more prominent. Typical noise reduction techniques will often smear the detail making the image look unnatural. Noise averaging is one of the greatest [...]