I’m very excited to announce an all new addition to my website, the Fine Art Proofing & Print Gallery will allow Art Collectors, Interior Designers and Consumers access to the artistic landscapes and unique photographs I’ve captured for the purpose of display. I have made available a large range of print sizes from 8×12 to 30×40 as our “standard” sizes however if you need something more unique please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to accommodate other crop ratios. All prints will keep color and black & white images looking vibrant and professional with our premium fine art prints. With six different fine art paper options that all meet gallery and museum standards for longevity and archival performance, your images will look amazing for years to come. Plus, all of our fine art prints are sprayed with a UV, water, and scratch resistant coating. Canvas Gallery Wraps are available in select sizes and are great for home or commercial use, canvas is available both flat and as a gallery wrap. We coat our canvas with a UV, water, and scratch resistant spray. Canvas gallery wraps are hand-coated to protect against all contaminants and fingerprints, and feature 1 ½” solid wood stretchers. Should you need help placing an order or if you have questions regarding my work please contact me directly and I will be happy to assist in any way that I can.
I’m very happy to announce the launch of my official blog! It’s been a very long time since I began my journey into the vast world of photography. My beginning started very humbly when my father-in-law, Cory Carter took me under his wing shortly after I graduated high school. At the time I was working for a 3 man construction company doing small additions to houses (mostly roofing repairs in the heat of mid Florida summer days) and he showed me how I could work as an independent contractor with minimal gear shooting virtual tours for his company.
I made the decision to give it a try, partly because the potential for increased earnings and also because, well, anything I could do at the time sounded better than being on a roof covered in tar paper at 1 pm in the afternoon! I spent the next couple of years learning everything there was to know about my Canon 20d and 11-22 lens. I bought about 100 photography “how to books” and analyzed every picture I could from local real estate, architectural and interior design magazines. I knew early on what I wanted to accomplish with my camera but I just wasn’t quite sure how to do it.
This was a time of much learning for me. I honed my compositional skills and quickly mastered the ability to gauge and meter natural light within the camera. It wasn’t until I began experimenting with off camera lighting that I truly began to see massive improvements in both the quality of my work and my creative capabilities. For the next 5 years, and to this day I have worked towards understanding and experimenting with a range of photographic lighting and how to utilize a variety of light sources to produce amazing images. I have come to the understanding that the ability to not only use, but in some cases create the lighting required for a scene takes a lifetime to master. It becomes less about simply using the most expensive tools and more about gaining the ability to walk into a space seeing the many different ways in which a scene can be constructed, picking the best one and fine tuning it through the camera.
As I continue to grow as a photographer so too does my knowledge and ability to produce outstanding work. I have come a long way from when I picked up my first camera but still to this day I will find myself returning to some of my favorite locations to approach “old” scenes with a “new” vision. I very much enjoy the adventure and creativity that photography continuously provides both in my career and in my life and I couldn’t be more excited as to where the next 8 years will take me!