Posts in Military Photography
Quality Matters

Hard work can be really unappealing sometimes.  It's a hard reality that I have to call myself out on at many points when I'm tempted to be lazy, to cut corners, to not put in the work and put out the product that I'm capable of.  Today's post talks about the merits of hard work, what professionalism should mean, and the message you send to everyone when you put out sub-standard products.

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What's In My Deployment Camera Bag

Everyone's always asking, "What's in your bag?" when it comes to weddings, but from time to time I get asked how it's different when I'm deploying with the Canadian Armed Forces.  My answer is usually, "As much value in as little space as I can."  Well as it turns out I'm flying out for a short bit in a couple of weeks, so let's talk about what I've got packed!

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The Sharpness Myth

"The story is always king."  That one sentence changed so many things in my perspective on photography.  It was a quick statement in a video I watched, but it hit me like a truck.  Why?  Because the message rings true to almost every element of photography and video.  So today I'm going to talk about how sharpness really doesn't matter as much as you probably think.

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How I Became A Professional Photographer

Ever since I was just a kid, I only wanted to be one of two things: 1. A Full-Time Firefighter, or 2. A History teacher.  My life however, took a very strange path that jumped from carpentry, to personal training, to managing a record store, to graduating school for business, and finally joining the military. I obviously missed the mark a bit.  Here's how I wound up finding, and falling in love with, photography.

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Keeping It Fun

Photography can be one of the most amazing and fulfilling jobs on the planet.  You get to travel all over, work with incredible people, and capture moments that will last beyond your lifetime.  But the reality of a career in the field can sometimes be really taxing, and even kill the passion.  Here's a short blog post on some of the ways I've found to keep it interesting, challenging, and fun.

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How Photography Changed My Views on the Military

I have been an active full-time member of the Canadian Armed Forces Regular Force since 2007. Throughout my career I've been fortunate to be exposed to many aspects of our organization that others may not see.  I love my job, and am proud to serve, but I haven't always viewed the military in the same light and it took me some time to come to the place I'm at now.  This is my story.

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