Hey there! I help people improve their landscape photography with online video. That simple sentence comes out of my passion for landscape photography and the belief that everyone can learn to take incredible photos of our amazing planet. You see, I started taking photos because I love nature and being outside wandering through forests and mountains. You probably started loving photography the same way! While I thought I’d have a “normal job” for the rest of my life, I started my photography business in 2010 and never looked back.
In addition to being obsessed with landscape photography to an unhealthy degree, I also love showing people how to make their creative vision for their photography come to life. Whether it’s in-field photography techniques, post-processing tips, or even helping people with their own photography business, I’m all in on helping!
The first step I’d recommend is jumping on my newsletter with the 5,000+ others who are learning how to improve their photos. I know what you’re thinking, but I will never spam your inbox. In fact, I strategically craft my newsletter from the moment you sign up to only send you content that you’re interested in. So, sign up below to receive inspiring photography articles, video tips, and more directly to your inbox.
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OK, LET’S GET NERDY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
Like I said before, I started with my photography career because I am obsessed with the beauty of our planet. I’m so obsessed that I joined the Nature First movement for nature photographers. Nature is still the driving force behind my photography and I’m sure it is for you too. It’s my goal to help you improve your outdoor photography with my content. To put it simply: I take photos to create content that will help you take better photos.
Here are a few of my most popular articles to help you get started:
By the time you have spent countless hours planning your photos, getting to the location, hiking, and shooting incredible light, the work to create an epic photograph is only half way done. The second half of the image creation is spent on the computer in the digital darkroom. It’s the way you can realistically amplify the features in your photos for professional results.
To help you improve, I began recording post-processing tutorials showing you how to use numerous tools and perform various techniques because there is no one technique fits all photos process. I plan my tutorials to be simple, easy to follow, and enjoyable so you can have the confidence to tackle post-processing.
While I enjoy teaching people in my photography workshops, I’m only able to reach a handful of people at a time. When I realized this, I thought YouTube would be a great way to reach more people and help them improve their landscape photography. In 2018 I created my YouTube channel and it quickly grew to 10,000 subscribers in just the first year.
So, whether you are just starting out in photography or you are an advanced shooter, you can come with me behind the scenes in the field, follow along with quick post-processing tips, or learn about new photography gear and learn something.
Here are a few of my most popular YouTube videos for you…
I’ve been leading workshops since 2014 and I’ve truly loved spending days out in the field with other people who are also obsessed with photography. Workshops are where I fell in love with teaching photography, showing people how to achieve their vision and seeing their excitement when they see the results. Their success is what excites me.
There are a lot of places that workshops can be held, but I prefer to run my workshops in locations that I know very well. This ensures that participants are able to visit the best locations in the best conditions. I’ve held workshops in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Acadia National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Grand Teton National Park.
Upcoming landscape photography workshops:
If you’re interested in a private photography workshop, I do those too! Reach out to me via email to start the process.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
I started my journey in photography in 2004 when I took a film photography course in high school. It was an amazing experience to shoot with film and then bring those images to life in the darkroom. There is definitely an enormous difference in film and digital photography. Film cameras taught how to get my light correct in-camera as best possible.
However, it was in 2010 that I really became obsessed with photography after I got my first DSLR camera. I decided to put all of my energy into photography to make it my life career. I knew I couldn’t quite my full-time job right away, but I could hustle with photography on the side until I could do photography full-time.
In 2014 I started my first blog and podcast called Photography Roundtable. I had a good run with the podcast and it enabled me to meet some of my best photography friends, teach, and run photography workshops in national parks in the United States.
MAJOR LIFE CHANGE
In 2017 my wife and I had a major life change. We moved to Haiti to become missionaries. My wife runs maternal health programs and I help with logistics and I frequently find myself being her ambulance driver. Even in Haiti I still wanted to do photography and teach in some way. So, I turned to YouTube and a new landscape photography podcast called Stories About Photos.
In 2019, we made the difficult decision to return to our home state of Tennessee which is where we live now. I’m passionate about helping people improve their nature photography with online video. Video content on YouTube, post-processing courses, and video tutorials are my favorite ways of helping people with their photography.
WORK WITH ME
Commercial and Assignment Photography
I’ve worked with all types of companies for photography and videography projects. I also have experience working in multiple countries and cultures. Not only do I have experience in this field, but I am extremely hard working, driven, creative, and professional when it comes to all of the projects that I work on. I believe in meeting strict deadlines and going above and beyond expectations for each client’s vision. If you are interested in working with me for a commercial and assignment photography project, please contact me.
I love to teach about photography. Teaching others about photography is one of the things about my photography business that energizes me. If you’re interested in having me teach a workshop or teach at a conference, please contact me.
Public speaking is one of the most common phobias. It is not one of my fears. In fact, I love public speaking and giving engaging presentations about photography. If you are interested in having me give a unique, informative, and creative presentation, please contact me.
If you have an idea about working together on a specific project, I’m definitely open to discuss it. I’ve worked with companies from a spectrum of environmental conservation to post-processing software. If you have an idea you’d like to discuss, please contact me.