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Bridal Showcase

January 11, 2010

On Saturday I went the Bridal Showcase in the Salt Palace.  I found out a lot of great information about the wedding industry.  I am compiling a list of great vendors in the area, including; Gowns, Cakes, Flowers, Catering, and Venues.

Here is a preview of some of the things I found (Ill post a more in-depth list later)

Mary’s Bridal- Salt Lake

Carrie’s Cakes- Sandy

Every Blooming Thing- Salt Lake and Draper

Culinary Crafts- Sugar House

Noahs- Lindon and South Jordan


I found this article on the International Society of professional wedding photographers blog.  You can read more at

Here is the article summed up.
Myth #1  “I need to provide a list of wedding photos for my photographer to shoot throughout the day”
Myth #2 “Wedding photojournalists don’t take formal portraits”
Myth #3  “It’s better to have two mediocre/inexpensive photographers than one excellent/expensive photographer”
Myth #4 “You can’t get any good pictures on a rainy day”
Myth #5 “I’m having my wedding pictures taken for free by Uncle Bob because he just bought an expensive camera. I’m sure it’ll be fine.”


Using Google Analytics

December 4, 2009

So I have been using Google Analytics for the past month to monitor my site.  It has been very helpful.  Funny things have shown up on the keywords searched for that include, golg course and 99 lenses better than photographers bourne.  I have had visitors from all around the world including Switzerland, Lithuania, South Africa, Germany, although most visits are from Utah.

Photoshop Elements for $60

November 29, 2009

For any of you who want to learn to start editing pictures Photoshop Elements is a great way to start.  Until Monday you can get it for $60 which is a great deal.  Its a great program to start on for sure.  Click here for more info

Making Great Sunsets

November 22, 2009

It takes mad skills and great thought to make a totally awesome sunset.  Well, not really if you follow the following advise you will be able to get great sunsets.

1. Under Expose
Doing this will bring out more color and making it look just amazing

2. Find something interesting to place in your sunset
Composing your picture with a gnarly tree  or a cool windmill

3. Saturate Color
If it i needs a little more color feel free to saturate it.


Create an Abstract

November 20, 2009

The other day I was talking to a photographer who said that she was going to be having an exhibit in a gallery sometime soon.  Her booker said that their would be six other artists there and that kind of threw her off.  As we practice photography we need to keep in mind that we are all artists.  Anyways yesterday I went out and decided to make some art.  It was a pretty crazy idea but I decided that it should happen.  My friend and I went to a busy intersection and wanted to get some car streaks.  While we were there I made this image.  I made it by taking a long exposure by holding still for a few sec then rotating the camera like crazy.  As we are making art it is important to look at things differently and sometime make something crazy.  Its lots of fun.

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Making your colors pop

November 19, 2009

When taking colorful landscapes it is really important to make your color “pop.”   There are a lot of different definitions for “pop” but in my mind when it pops it pretty much blows your eyes like craziness.  Here is an example of my crazy colors.  To get these mad results I went into the curves and made a S figure curve and then adjusted the vibrance.  When you get you color right your pictures will be just grand.

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Editing old pics make them new

November 18, 2009

I edited a picture that was taken last sept and made it new.  It is good practice to go through your old pics and put a different spin on them.

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Look at your surroundings

November 17, 2009

I Saw this cool skull  in my friends house.  I look around my surroundings and look at different angles.

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Detail Shots

November 16, 2009

Sometimes detail shots are often over looked.  It is important to get detail shots of things at an event.  Flowers are expensive, arrangements take a long time.  But make it creative.  Don’t over look any thing.