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

Third Time’s the Charm (Anniversary Special)

My oh my, look how far we’ve come. Normally a Monochrome Monday would be here, but today is a special day. As has been the tradition, and really it’s just my personality in general to celebrate things, I like to do a special post for special days. And today is the third (yes 3rd) anniversary of this here photography blog! (By Hawaiian standards, it is still the 24th, so we’re rolling with that. This would have been posted sooner, but I was still doing rehearsal related activities even 3 hours after rehearsal ended.)


Spring Photography Season: Sneaks & Peeks

Morning! I should be asleep, and I’m about to head off to do just that, but before I lay my little head on my pillow, I figured I’d post some images from 6, yes SIX, recent photo sessions (I’m well underway in my photography final portfolio which is why all of these photo shoots are occurring). I’m in the process of editing them all and posting them for the appropriate parties to see, but why not give you guys a little taste of the wonderful things to come on the blog? Take a look below: More

Happy Belated Blog-iversary! (Anniversary Special)

Good evening! So I know that today is Monday which usually constitutes a new Monochrome Monday post, but yesterday was a very special day, and because I’ve been busy prepping for a wedding that wasn’t supposed to happen for another month and rehearsing for a friend’s directing final, I totally didn’t get to post. So I’m doing it today because yesterday was the two-year anniversary of my blog! And to think, I’ve somehow managed to keep this up for as long as I have. Crazy! And like last year, I have a special post to celebrate: More

One Year, One Million Dreams And Counting (Anniversary Special)

My oh my. We have finally done it, dear readers. We have reached an amazingly special day, the one year anniversary of my McClish Photography Studios blog. Honestly, I never thought I would actually keep up with blogging for this long (and it’s not like one year is really all that long in comparison to other things. I mean, Facebook has been around for 8 years. The Titanic sank 100 years ago…which explains why they feel the need to re-release the 1997 film in 3D…I think you see where I’m going with this). I first created this blog for kicks, but then I started building a loyal following, and I grew to truly enjoy posting every week (or as close to every week as possible). Now here we are, a couple of thousand views and a dozen comments and likes later, and this blog has reached its first birthday. I am beyond thrilled. So in celebration of such a feat, I have a HUGE post for you all filled with some photographic memories, some thank you shout outs, and even a surprise. So please enjoy this day with me. You all, my readers, are what keep this blog going. So this is for you: More