I'm a huge fan of Philadelphia and people often seem to wonder why. For starters, the people there are friendly. While it's not necessarily the southern hospitality you get in parts of Texas, Philadelphia is nicknamed the city of "brotherly love" for a reason.
Another aspect I love about Philadelphia is its history. Sure, Texas has a deep history too, but the colonial architecture is something Texas doesn't have.
With that said, here are some of the most Instagrammable spots you should check out next time you're in Philly. Read More
Thanks to the latest innovations in technology, what once was considered solely a device for making phone calls and texting now has the capability to take crisp and clear photos that are wall-hanging worthy.
First we awed over the photo capabilities of the iPhone 5 (because let's face it, 4 and 3 weren't that awe-worthy in terms of photo quality...well maybe 4 was), then iPhone 6, and now with the advancements of the iPhone 7 and its ability to produce a blurred depth of field. Read More
Here are some things you can't miss during a brief trip to Santa Fe, including a visit to Canyon Road, Meow Wolf, top hikes, eateries, and more. Read More
I had a fabulous time these past two weekends exploring East Austin and the many wonderful art studios it has to offer. Each year the East Austin Studio Tour never fails to disappoint and is one of (if not) my favorite event in Austin.
Unlike the West Austin Studio Tour where most studios occur in the artist's own home, E.A.S.T. is spread out amongst East Austin's many industrial like warehouses, architectural studios, co-working spaces, corporate offices, and even animal shelters. Read More
I recently wrote a white paper on the best practices for image SEO and thought I'd reintroduce some of the ideas here. While some concepts in the white paper are tailored to WordPress sites, the gist of it can still be applied to using images with most CMSs, including Squarespace. (I will explain some of these differences below.)
With that said, here are several important SEO tips to keep in mind when using visuals in your written content: Read More
I've started getting into food photography. I find this genre of photography enjoyable...I mean c'mon...you get to eat your photo subject!
My friend over at Dine With Shayda has a phenomenal food blog, which has inspired me to snap pictures of my own food encounters.
There are a few things I've noticed about food photography and what it takes to be successful (and by successful, I mean a well-balanced, well-exposed image): Read More
There is so much to do in Thailand and it would take months to explore it all. If you're only traveling to Southeastern Asia for a short period of time, or are looking for some incredibly awesome things to do while you're there, I've provided this list of jewels. Check 'em out! Read More
Applying text directly to an image isn't always the best thing. Readability is important, so either darkening or lightening an image to better suit text is something you should know how to do. Here's how it's done... Read More
Read on for an easy Lightroom trick you can use to decrease vignetting around the corners of your image and fix lens distortion. Read More
Here's an easy photo-editing workflow for making a night exposure pop. Read More
Learn how to "upcycle" old magazines in this DIY recycled magazine bowl tutorial. Read More
Cool off this summer by traveling to one of these swimming holes in the Texas area. Read More