A Different Perspective of the Yosemite Firefall

In February of 2021, Sean Goebel and I made an attempt to photograph the Yosemite Horsetail Falls “Firefall” phenomenon from an angle that hasn’t been photographed many times before: the valley rim. It has been seldom shot due to the difficulty of accessing the crater rim when conditions are right. The road is typically closed … Read more

Kauai: Kalalau Valley by Land and Air

My first trip to Kauai in 2017 with Sean Goebel was met with heavy rain and slippery, muddy trails. My second trip with Sean during the Summer of 2019 was a met with exceptional conditions. Our journey took us hiking to Kalalau Valley, swimming to Honopu Arch, spending nights under the Milky Way, Camping atop … Read more

My Favorite Images of 2016

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 … Read more

My Story: USA Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

I was browsing DPReview one day and came across the banner for the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year entries. I thought it would be a good opportunity to enter, especially because there was a youth category. I entered 20 of my best images in various categories hoping that I would at least win one. … Read more

Manfrotto BeFree Live Tripod Review

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 … Read more

DIY LED Light Panel With Acrylic Sheet

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 … Read more

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

2022-06-07 Update – I created a video on how to replace the LCD and used a different method of disassembly. This method makes it easier to plugin the ribbon cable into the LCD board. The screen on my Sony A7S was scratched and had some dead pixels, so it was time to replace it. Replacing … Read more

My Favorite Images of 2015

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 … Read more