I have been a professional photographer for the last 8 years. In that time, I have had the good fortune to photograph hundreds and hundreds of human beings from all walks of life. I've accumulated hundreds of thousands of shutter clicks on a wide range of cameras using just about any type of lighting available. But photography isn't the thing I know the most about or have the most experience with. The subject that dwarfs my photography experience? Anxiety.Read More
What is an amateur? Welp, the dictionary definition(s) is above. But there's a better definition of this term I'd like to share with you. In fact, it's the very best definition of the word 'amateur' I've ever heard and one I couldn't agree with more:Read More
There it is - a brand new piece of tin foil I just pulled out of the box of Reynolds Wrap. It looks pretty good. Smooth but not without it's flaws. Just like trust. None of us are 100% truthful 100% of time. If you're one of those people that believes you are one of those people you're lying. To yourself. Stop that and gaze upon the freshly pulled foil:Read More
Whatever you focus on will grow. That's what he said. Who's 'she?' Mother Nature. And Mother Nature is undefeated. So...
Here is a screenshot of the most viewed articles on the nytimes.com website from this past Friday:Read More
This is a topic that's resonated with me for years. How can I be happy with where I'm at but stay motivated to keep getting better in all facets of life?Read More
In this post, I'm going to share with you how to save money on your headshots. As someone that's paid thousands of dollars for photos himself and now gets to photograph hundreds of actors, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and influencers every year - I definitely have some things to share.Read More
When he lost a job as a director at one of the fashion most successful fashion brands in the world, he didn't know that it was because his photo.
When her inbox on the dating app remained empty she didn't know because it was of her photo....Read More
Want to be more attractive to, um, everyone? Trying spending some more time on-camera. I'm not taking about your daily selfies (though those help too). I'm talking about getting your photo taken by someone who knows what they're doing, creating a YouTube channel or using something like Facebook Live or Periscope. I can guarantee you that consistently spending time on-camera will make you more attractive. And when you're more attractive, it puts you in a position to get more of what you want. And we all could use a bit more of that these days.Read More
Let's be honest here...
We all know what we want to do.
We all know what we need to do.
We know what we have to do to get where we want to go.
But we get scared. We focus on that which isn't helpful. We lose faith.Read More
Nothing at all worthwhile is ever casual. But more and more we want to play it cool. We want to hide our passion and enthusiasm because we're afraid. If you're in the dating scene you probably know all too well what I'm talking about. But that's all it ever is: ear.Read More
But you'll get great exposure...
Is what he said. I wasn't getting paid for my work, talent or time but I would get "exposure." The implication was that if I worked for him for free the other people he knows would see the work I did for him and then they would pay me.
Bullshit. Garbage. Nonsense. No way.Read More
What would it be like to be who you really are? Without apology?
No longer fighting for attention, trying to explain yourself or your actions to others and having the courage to say what you're feeling.
You know the you I'm talking about. The true you. That playful, sexy, present and expressive you. The you that lives out of their passion and not their thoughts.
What would the landscape of your life look like if you could walk around as hi person day-to-day? Imagine it for minute. Really do it...
It's something I have to remind myself of whenever I'm photographing someone. It can be easy to get stuck in one place when creating an image - especially when things are going well and looking good. And, even more so, when what I'm seeing on the back of the camera matches the image I had in my head when I initially envisioned the shoot - but this can be a problem.Read More
In shooting a course on how to shoot great looking and sounding videos with your smartphone, I've found that there's a feature on the iPhone that people either don't know exists or how to use. In this video I share with you how to use it to make you shine on-camera. Whether you're an actor putting yourself on-camera or an audition or someone in online business you'll learn this simple trick to make your photos and videos shine.Read More
While speaking at the Actors Studio Drama School, I was asked a personal question. The room was filled with fellow artists and it was a safe place to share - so I dove in. My assistant caught the moment on cell phone video. You can watch the 2 minute video below and learn how a close friend most definitely saved my life:Read More
Yep, it’s true and how I open every seminar I teach. No matter who you are or what you do, you must see yourself as an artist. Artists have the most important job in the world. No joke, and not kidding - in this email I’d like to share why that is. Before I do I have a couple of questions for you:Read More