Olivia Senior Pics

I had the pleasure to photograph the lovely Olivia this past weekend. We sought out modern places for an Austin photo shoot. Spots we went to included:

  • Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Hotel Van Zandt
  • Barracuda
  • Big Chiller Blues
  • Austin City Hall
  • 2nd Street District

If you'd like to schedule a photo shoot with me in the Austin vicinity, please get in touch

Philadelphia's 11 Most Instagrammable Spots

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.

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3 post-processing tricks to make your smartphone pics hella good

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.

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Pics from E.A.S.T. — East Austin Studio Tour 2016

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.

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Image SEO: 5 Best Practices

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:

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5 Things I've Learned About Food Photography

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):

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