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12 Month Photo Challenge - Month Six

This summer I had the opportunity to travel to Europe after meeting up with Jake who just finished a study abroad program in Denmark. We decided to hop on the train and tour around for a couple of weeks and our first stop was Paris. We were extremely fortunate to meet such an amazing woman named Juliette Dragon who is a kick ass rockstar and burles...
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12 Month Photo Challenge - Month Five

Ever since I started this challenge at the beginning of the year I knew I had to start collecting locations to do epic photo shoots at. One of my ideas was a tattoo parlor and I just happen to know a beautiful girl who runs one! When I asked Frankie if I could shoot her in her tattoo shop she invited me down to take a look and to start brainstormin...
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12 Month Photo Challenge - Month Four

This was an adventure! I must be really convincing to get all my friends to follow me, trespassing into a condemned and abandoned warehouse with all of my gear for this months photo challenge. I had been here before and was so inspired by this location I knew I had to come back for an epic photoshoot. We started the day off at the Share House with...
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12 Month Photo Challenge - Month Three

This months photo challenge was a collaboration between two very creative minds! My dear friend Deanna walked into this Junk Shop and amongst the trash she saw treasure! After coming to me with this idea I was so excited we went back together! She was right, the place was perfect! We must have visited two or three times before actually shooting the...
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12 Month Photo Challenge - Month Two

For this months challenge I had the pleasure of shooting in my amazing friends barn while she got to play the role of Mamitu! My inspiration for this shoot was a mesopotamian mythological creature who was the goddess of destiny. She had a goat head and holds the power to decide your fate. I am drawn to this character because I also feel like I am i...
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12 Month Photo Challenge - Month One

The year begins and so do my Challenges! This year I am going above and beyond last years weekly challenges and creating big productions every month. My ideas are so big they need a whole month to prepare and execute. This month's theme came to me in a dream. I was a bird sitting in a nest preparing for flight. Completely terrified by the idea of j...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Fifty-Two!

My very LAST Challenge. I can't believe it! This has been a very long and interesting year of self exploration and motivation through photography. I have learned so much these past 52 weeks. Each week something completely new and unexpected happened. I now have a really amazing portfolio of creative an inspiring images and have a new appreciation f...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Fifty-One!

For this Challenge my very good friend Roxi and I will be collaborating on the project together. This photograph is in the process of becoming a part of a painting. Soon you will see colors mixed in to her hair and all around her with watercolors and acrylic paints! The photo you see here is only the beginning of something even more amazing! Week F...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Fifty!

This is a completely unfamiliar realm of light to work with for a photographer. UV light brings out a very different quality in your images. The colors glow and demand attention. Week Fifty - Black Light! For this challenge I wanted to create an image that was out of this world. I wanted to use paint and brightly colored wigs and tutus but after a...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Forty-Nine!

I thought I would continue on this texture kick I have been on in my last couple of challenges and take in to the shoot. Instead of adding a texture in the editing room I wanted to shoot thru a textured surface. Here it goes! Week Forty-Nine - Shoot Thru a Textured Surface! This challenge was really fun. I found a piece of plastic that you use to c...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Forty-Eight!

A Discplacement Map allows you to put a pattern onto a surface in a more realistic way. It is basically one step up from adding textures. Week Forty-Eight - Displacement Maps! I wanted to continue the polka dot theme from her bathing suit and bring it onto her skin. With this technique the dots starts to wrap around her instead of just lay on top o...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Forty-Seven!

There are lot's of different ways you can add texture to your photographs. Textures add unique qualities to images no matter what the subject. Now-a-days it is really easy to add textures to photos right from your phone. Putting a texture on a photo you took with your phone most often makes it that much better. Week Forty-Seven - Add a Texture in P...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Forty-Six!

When a good friend of mine approached me with this photo idea to decorate her brothers beard as a tree for Christmas, I immediately knew I had to capture the whole thing and make a time lapse. Week Forty-Six - Time Lapse! I set the camera up and attached it to a computer program that was set to take a photo every 5 seconds. We made sure the lights...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Forty-Five!

There is really an endless amount of possibilities for this challenge to be just amazing. Week Forty-Five - Mirror Image in Photoshop! One of my favorite photo shoots was with this gorgeous cape. I love the way the fabric flows and I knew it would be a great image to mirror. The symmetry created gives the whole image a surreal feel. This one even f...
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52 Week Photo Challenge - Week Forty-Four!

This is one of my oldest photographs that I absolutely love. Week Forty-Four - Paint with A Photoshop Brush! In this photo I added her into a blue and purple sky first. Then I downloaded a photoshop brush that looks like snow. I painted all the snow in and even put some in her hair! i just love how precious it turned out! Perfect for the winter sea...
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