If you ever wonder why I do not have a neck strap on my camera its beacuse of how annoying it would be to have to un wrap it around my wrist to do things. I never used it as a neck strap because it would bother my neck. when I would be shooting and i was getting sweaty or needed to shake someones hand or tie my shoe I would have to undo the neck strap on my wrist. Went online to find something better for my wrist and found two things that have changed how easier it is to take photos and for my wrist.

Now the batman pin, I have always been a batman fan, so one year my aunt got me it for Christmas. Ever since then for the most part its always on my camera, I call it the photographer IRL trade mark. In some way there is symbolize. Batman hides behind a mask, I hide behind my camera. Batman is quick, I am fast with my camera. He is also famous and maybe one day I can be famous. he also has a bunch of gear.  

21 2017

This may be long, just for the heads up.

2016 was a good year, I did alot of firsts. I went in the air for the first time in both an air plane and helicopter. First wedding far from studio, only vacation of the year and first time in a long time being away from family and a big thing for me was doing an event where i knew a few people. model photos is another first for this year. There are probably more but those are the ones that come to mind first. Near the end of 2016 I changed my mind on things personally and business wise. I want to be a better me. Like with the wedding and not knowing people and having to talk to people who I would never have talked to before. younger me would be super shy and just follow the people I knew and not go have fun. As i am making this I remember my younger self and how much I have grown, being the kid who was shy talking to new people to talking to people and getting better at it. I think doing that wedding this year helped me grow, the more I think about it. 2017 is going to be a big year for me, I am going to grow so much in many ways. I know 2016 was the election and i shared alot of stuff, that will change I will share little no political stuff unless its big, I will post more about me.  So now photography talk. I plan on running a business and change up what I used to do. I also have a few project ideas I want to do in 2017 that could help me grow my photography in many ways if it works out the way I see it. I am going to try as hard as I can to see how far photography will take me and do things on the side but make photography #1 thing. There is more I could say but i want to see what 2017 has in store for me.

Happy Holidays from your favorite 21 year old photographer

First Studio Model

Though most of my studio work has been primarily product photography, I decided to expand my skill-set with in-studio lighting for portraits. I offered Courtney the opportunity to model in-studio in exchange for portfolio credit, and had my first in-studio shoot with her. This was Courtney's first photo shoot as well and she enjoyed the experience. It's important for a portrait to express who that person is, so I asked her to bring something personal, something Christmas-ish. Below are the photos from Courtney's session.

Dec Show

I have four photos at the Chatham grill in Chatham NY. One near the bathroom and three in the side room.