The Inner Artist
March 20, 2024
Discover Your Creative Identity

Years ago, I worked with a creative coach who helped me understand my identity as an artist and navigate points of friction I was encountering in my creative process...

Featured Print - Late 2023 | Calmer Waters
November 1, 2023  |  Estacada, Oregon
Introducing Calmer Waters, the first of my Featured Print Series.

Every few months I will be featuring a photograph that I feel strongly about and that I feel is a hallmark of my portfolio. For these photographs I will go a little more into detail about my thoughts and sometimes offer behind-the-scenes looks into their creation...

The Thoughts and Story Behind Tidal Wash
September 12, 2023  |  Portland, Oregon

I really enjoy this image. It's very high-key and low contrast, with a low degree of detail, and I wouldn't change a thing about how I processed it, which was honestly not very much at all.

I wanted calm, serene, soft, and gentle...

2020 - The Year In Review
January 27, 2021

Better late than never? Maybe. For me, oftentimes the hardest part of writing is deciding where to begin. That’s how this post is starting out. Where do I even start with talking about last year? It was certainly one of the most stressful years of my life and it can be easy for me to dwell on those types of things...

Thinking and Documenting
October 23, 2020

I realized that I often have so many ideas for blog posts, image commentary, or creative thoughts that I always WANT to write down or follow through with. These are the times where I’m really connected to my work, studying it, looking inward, and connecting dots...

Literal, Experimental, and Casual
October 6, 2020

For the past few months I’ve been trying to navigate a particular creative struggle. I can’t point to exactly when it became a thing, but I’ve come to realize that I have three primary ways that I interact with nature via photography: literally, experimentally, and casually...

3,653 Days of Sobriety
September 24, 2020

It was hard to stop drinking. Very hard. It’s not something that I think about often, but I have very vivid memories of my struggle to quit. I remember being keenly aware of how much whiskey I had and whether or not I’d need more for the next drunk...

Wind, Light, and Water
February 6, 2020

This may look like low angle light on ripples of sand, but it’s actually a photo of midday light being refracted by windblown water. I photographed this image with my cell phone during my Wonders of the Oregon Coast Landscape Photography Workshop...

Best Fine Art Nature Prints of 2019
January 1, 2020

Another calendar year comes to a close and I've had the honor of having my Limited Edition Fine Art Nature Prints provide wall art and home decor for numerous clients across the continent.Thank you!

2019 was a monumental year in my creative vision...

2019 - The Year in Review
December 16, 2019

It’s only December 16th and I’m going to get a jump on this. I’ve had a really hard time with writing, lately. The thoughts are there but they’re hard to grasp.. to put into words. Right now seems to be one of the rare times they feel accessible, so I’m going to seize the opportunity...

Moment of Gratitude - Olympic National Park
August 28, 2018

Lately I've been recording moments where I am filled with so much gratitude that I have the opportunity for that experience that I nearly moved to tears. These may not be the most exciting things to watch, or mean anything to anyone but me, but I want to start sharing these peaceful moments that I never want to forget...

2017 - The Year in Review
January 1, 2018

January 1st, 2018. Another day.. another year. While I am not the type of person who views the changing of the calendar as an opportunity to “start fresh” or say farewell to the problems of the past, I do agree that it’s beneficial to think back upon blocks of time and reflect upon the growth, the challenges, the losses, and the rewards that occurred...

Old Shoes
November 7, 2017

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Lately I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my photographic vision and artistic consciousness. I feel I’ve reached a distinct turning point in the way I see and photograph and while it’s something that has been working in my subconscious for years, it all clicked over into something more mentally tangible during a visit to southern Utah back in May of 2017...

Interview by Christian Hoiberg of Capture Landscapes
September 1, 2018

Last month I was interviewed by Christian Hoiberg of It was an interview full of well-thought-out questions and dug deep into my connection with nature and how it, as well as photography, helped shape me into the person I am today...

How to Emphasize Sunstars in Photoshop
October 18, 2018

In this short tutorial video I show you how I touch up and emphasize sunstars in Photoshop so that they look cleaner and hold more visual weight.

If you're interesting in learning more about my processing workflow you can find beginning-to-end tutorial videos for purchase on my Photography Education page...

A Guide to Do-it-Yourself Art Fair Display Panels

Are you interested in displaying your photography at art fairs but are turned off by the initial investment? Read along to find a way to save over 60% on your display panels.

For many artists, the thought of selling their work, having it create a lasting and recurring impact on the life of the collector, and earning a living during it all is something that we dream of...

Abstract Nature Photography
May 25, 2023  |  Portland, Oregon
Exploring the Enigmatic Beauty of Abstract Nature Photography

Abstract nature photography is a captivating genre that merges the mystique of abstraction with the awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world...