Something New: Felicita’s Beach Shoot

There comes a time in an artist’s life where they enter a sort of metamorphosis, if you will. Just as great musicians alter their sound or a painter embraces a new technique over time, photographers often experiment with new locations, new models, new equipment, and new styles. In nearly six years as a practicing photographer, I have come a long way. Though many things have stayed the same (like my equipment and my love of portraits), lots has changed. The quality of my images, the number of images I take and have to weed through, my intentions…and that’s exactly what my most recent photo shoot showcases. But it wasn’t an easy photo session, and I want to provide some insight as to the what, how, and why behind this slight “MPS makeover.” Take a look: More

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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

That Hawaiian Life

Oh my goodness. Am I actually blogging right now? Well, hello there. Long time no see. We can attribute nearly all of my lack of dedication to blogging and picture taking to quarter-life crises and the start of yet another school year. Mostly the latter at the moment. But I figured that, since I had the time this morning, I would post just a few pictures from the start of the school year as a reminder that my passion has not been forsaken and that I miss being behind a camera (any camera) greatly. More

Summer Photography Season

Well, hello there. Long time no write. I didn’t intend to be away for so long, but the ending of the school year was crazy and getting ready to return to the mainland was crazier. Speaking of which, I am posting this from the fabulous city of Nashville! That’s right; I am home! Well, for the summer that is. And I’m staying busy working nine hours a day as a camp counselor. My life is always moving, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about my love of photography. In fact, I’ve got some updates to share with you all: More

Thursday Sun

I know, I know. I’m slacking on the whole photo posting thing. I have been in the midst of some dark times whilst figuring out life. But one of the great things about living in a place like Hawai’i is that even when life seems stressful and overwhelming, you can walk outside and see the following: More

Majestic Flying (Spring Break Part 1)

Good (early) morning to you all. Long time no write. I have been a lovely combination of sick and busy over the past two weeks. The week right before spring break, I felt like I was dying. I finally got the flu for the first time ever in my life, and let me tell you, having a seizure and passing out in the shower was not my idea of a grand time. But then everything seemed to magically get better last week when I not only received news of my acceptance into grad school (The University of Hawaii no less) and an internship opportunity with the Nashville Children’s Theatre, but I also had the most epic spring break ever going to Florida to visit a friend, living out my magical dreams at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and meeting Sir Patrick Stewart and James/Oliver Phelps (Fred/George Weasley) at Megacon. Like I said, I’ve been busy. And I have some beautiful pictures to share with you because it just wouldn’t have been a perfect trip without a little photography: More