fuckthebull-shit asked: What do you include in your wedding packages is it just the pictures or do you give prints as well? Ive recently been asked to shoot a wedding and would like any advice you could give for shooting weddings and quince's
Initially i just give them like 200 edited shots with a printing release, and if they want i can sit down with them and make an album book.
2:54 pm • 16 May 2013
Anonymous asked: I dont understand the concept of layer masking, can you teach me?
Damn, this is gonna be hard to explain over an anon ask. Ill do my best. Layer masking is the concept where you want to affect certain parts of your image, but not others. So lets say your subject is perfectly exposed but your background is a little too dark.
You will go to your photo layer, make a curves layer and just adjust the curve for your background, your subject will get affected too, dont worry. After you have made your adjustments. Go to the bottom of the layer tab and hit the 3rd button from your left. Its a rectangle with a white circle in it. That creates a mask! Then go to your edit>fill> fill with black. Then take your white paint brush lower the opacity a bit and hardness. Then start just brushing WHITE on your BLACK layer mask. This just affects the area you want it too. presto.
Its just a concept where you use brushes to add to just PARTS of photos. Its a simple concept that can take you to huge new lands in photography. Conceptual photographers layer mask like a mofugga.
2:18 pm • 16 May 2013
chrisnortonriley asked: Hey, I love you.
Christopher, i love you too! I cannot wait for our monday extravaganza. You and Kyle ARE GOING to throw up.
1:50 pm • 16 May 2013
Anonymous asked: i saw on your fb that you were talking to kids the other week, what happened?
Ohh! That was so much fun! I was invited to Career week for an elementary school out in the inland empire. I guess the area had a rep for having a lot of HS dropouts. So i was invited to come talk about my passions of photography and dentistry. I tried to keep my talk really fun, interactive, and engaging. I guess it worked! A lot of the teachers said i was the best presenter of the week! And that the kids wouldnt stop talking about me. Im sure other people came in with cooler jobs than me, but ive always loved public speaking. So it was fun to go out and talk about what i love doing!
1:30 am • 16 May 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: top 5 lifestyle photogs go!:
OH GOD. UHHHHHHHHH. UHHHHHHHHHH. UHHHHHHHHHHHHH
IN NO ORDER:
spencer combs, nick onken, jordan voth, shannon miller, and buzz lightyear!
1:25 am • 16 May 2013 • 3 notes
Anonymous asked: a lotus? really? dude, your car will smoke that thing. your subi is so fast.
Hahahahahaha, maybe in a straight line. But i ono about on the track! The subie may also handle, but im not sure if it FEELS as good as lotus on the turns! But ill admit, i love the rush my subaru gives.
Also, the lotus is so damn beautiful!
11:29 pm • 15 May 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: raise your rates and be picky about who you work with. at this point you've built a strong portfolio, a good word of mouth, and most importantly a genuine "look" with your work. i see a pic and i know you took it before seeing the name. you can make just as much money and save yourself time to pursue the dentistry stuff, spend quality time with your car, and breast starving feed orphan babies! idk much about the seniors market but i know you can lose good weddings by being too cheap.
Wow Anon, incredible advice. I am gonna start raising prices just a little bit in this next year. Im such a nice guy, its hard to say no to people! haha, but im working on it ;).
I appreciate the kind words man!
11:27 pm • 15 May 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: How did you first start shooting weddings?
I started second shooting with my friend Amanda Mckinnon! Look up her port, shes very talented!
8:51 pm • 15 May 2013
Anonymous asked: Was it awkward shooting an old peoples wedding?
Not at all haha, it was so much fun! They really were in love!
8:49 pm • 15 May 2013
Anonymous asked: Sometimes i forget that photography isnt your full time gig, i still think you should get a website to show the world your photographs. You really are talented.
Thanks Anon! <3. I know, thats one of the few reasons i want a site. So i can look legit. Money isnt the problem at all. Ill probably launch my site during the summer.
8:47 pm • 15 May 2013