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Everyday Gear | What’s your bag, baby?

Every time I think of writing a gear post I think of that Capitol One commercial, “What’s in your

I quit my 365 and the world didn’t end

I did a version of a 365 project called “the shoot every day” project. And for about 18 months I had only

Baby Steps | Photography tips for beginners

Photography tips for beginners. Are you a beginner new to photography? Are you flooded with beautiful images all over

My goldilocks bag | the perfect camera bag

After years of of searching and more money than I care to admit spent, I have found my perfect camera bag. Let me back

STOP. When enough is enough…

Stop. Right there. Enough. Enough torturing yourself. Enough comparing yourself. Enough looking over your shoulder.

photography book

Shoot Your Heart Out | an ebook

Shoot Your Heart Out, an ebook about shooting your everyday love and life, shooting it with passion, shooting it

Shooting Film: A 30 day Project

The “shooting film” trend is growing. And it made me nostalgic. For Christmas I asked for a film camera,


The Rusty Lens Branding and facelift

A long overdue post on the branding and facelift for the site! I created my website several years ago as a way to

charge your worth

Pricing: Charging your worth or value?

When it comes to pricing I am seeing this tagline everywhere: Charge your Worth. And I have seen it getting uglier and

culling images

Culling images for a portfolio

I get asked this question every week. So many photographers struggle with culling images for a portfolio, either for

selling stock photos

Thoughts on selling stock photos

I will admit it took some warming up to the idea of selling stock photos. I am a very private person. For years and

progression of new photos for new photographer

Dear New Photographer | Setting Up Shop

Dear New Photographer, I remember when I decided I would open a photography business. My experience had been working in

getting started in photography

Getting Started in Photography

So you have a new camera? And you know how to turn it on and off, and if it is in auto mode you push the button and you

finding light

Getting comfortable with LIGHT

Every time I talk about light I break into song. I can’t help it. I just broke into my off pitch rendition of

photography rut

Riding the Wave

So, I can remember the exact turn of events that got me to here. It was really hot this past summer, I couldn’t