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

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

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

Mauna Loa Time Explorer: A Small Timelapse Project

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 … Read more

From Mountain to Ocean | The Big Island in 4K

It has been over a year since I shot my first timelapse. I became hooked to photography and timelapse from that day. This has been an ongoing project for one year. I created this project to capture the beauty of the Big Island’s landscapes. Mauna Kea is the mountain featured in over 10 clips in … Read more