Making Plans: Brainstorm Session #1

In the past six or so years that I have been a practicing photographer (can I actually call myself that), I have been working on and off to hone my skill. As I’ve stated before, this year I want to take time to reestablish my love of photography and really grow in the art. I’ve taken steps toward doing this by purchasing The Photographer’s Playbook which has certainly gotten me excited and thinking about new things to try, and I’ve converted an old sketchbook from my puppetry class into an idea book for my photography. And then a few days ago I had this brilliant idea (well brilliant for me and my skill level anyway). And I’ve decided that with the interest many of my friends have shown in the idea, I want to share my brainstorming process and give them the opportunity to provide feedback, pose questions and solutions, and be as involved creatively as I am in making this year’s worth of photography a great one. So let’s get started! More

Photography Mission 2015

I am sitting here in the dark in my bedroom because I always feel awkward turning the light on when my roommate is here. Never mind that our windows face east and that the sun starts setting around 5:30 making our room pretty dark by 6 pm. But she doesn’t seem all that concerned with the inability to see, so I leave the light off even though I’m sitting right next to the switch. You might be wondering what any of that has to do with photography, and I can assure you that it has everything to do with the subject. How? Well, I recently invested in a wonderful book: More

Shattered Comfort Zones (Sneak Peek)

This won’t take long; it’s time for bed. But I wanted to go on and throw it out to the universe/blogosphere that earlier this afternoon, my entire world as a photographer was completely shattered. I don’t typically do anything risqué (more like never) and, honestly, I haven’t really thought much about it given that the bulk of my photography has just naturally been things like senior pictures and quirky themes my friends and I come up with when we’re bored. But this time around, I was asked to try something that was not only new to me, but new to my model (now a seasoned pro as far as McClish Photography Studios goes) as well. I want to discuss it in-depth once I have the time to really sit and write about it, but until then I figured I would pretty much just drop the bomb, let it fester, and see what happens. Today, I conducted my first ever swimsuit photo shoot: More

Photographic Progression

I really want to use the word “smorgasbord” in a sentence, but I can’t find a suitable reason to use it save for my desire to say it. And I guess I technically just said it, but I wanted to make it cooler than just telling you that I wanted to use “smorgasbord” in a sentence. But changing up my vocabulary is not why I came here this evening. I came here to talk about photography seeing as this is, in fact, a photography blog. Because it is such, it would thus make sense for me to discuss, you know, photos and stuff (I’m rambling. I’m tired). Let’s just cut to the chase, shall we: More

Inspiration Station: Winter

Oh, hi there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any inspiration, so I figured that would be nice. Winter is just around the corner (as if that means anything to me given the nature of my location…), and it’s one of my favorite times of year to go out and take pictures. But since I won’t have a real winter (or real as I’ve come to know it), I thought, instead, that you all could use the inspiration: More

Inspiration Station: The Pursuit of Happiness

I know, I know. I haven’t blogged in a month. My life is 100% run by my internship at the moment, not that I mind much simply because I love going to work everyday. But with only a few weeks until my internship ends, I figured it was time to get back into the swing of blogging. So I have some new inspiration for you: More

Inspiration Station: A Sense of Self

New segment time! Sort of. Anyway. To produce the images that you see here so often, I do a great deal of research first. More

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