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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Case of the Fridays – CEO, Entrepreneur, and Media Expert Gary Vaynerchuk

Preface – I first read Gary’s book Crush It back in 2010.  He wrote about how someone can concentrate on what they love – even if it’s Duck hunting, underwater basket weaving, or the 1980′s show Alf – and make a living through blogging about the topic.  The book inspired me, and I’ve since followed several […]

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Christine McDannell - Loved everything he said in this interview! Great questions, Tim. Especially enjoyed how much he preached “Hustling” AKA: Work for free to get your foot in the door and really prove yourself and work your little a** off. Such amazing advice and I am afraid some people think it is just “luck”.August 30, 2013 – 12:37 pm

7 ways instagram has helped me become a better photographer

I’m guessing most people’s reaction to seeing this headline will be to laugh, and maybe get them curious at what kind of amateur non-sense I’ll be talking about in this post. As a matter of fact – it’s entirely the opposite. I know several photographers who feel that instagram is an app that makes *anyone* […]

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Mary Clanahan - Hi Tim,
We met on the plane from San Diego to Denver where I enjoyed some of your photography. I found some of your work on line. My daughter Teri works a lot with instagram too. Her screen name is tallgal43. I was telling her about you, and she’d like to have your screen name and see your photos. She’s addicted to hashtags too.
She’s a very good artist and does cool work. Have fun!
harleyomaSeptember 30, 2013 – 1:50 pm

Sasha Juliard - This is spot on. I am kicking myself because when Instagram came out I thought it was a bunch of filter tricks and people sharing food pics. If I had spent more than 5 minutes on it I would have seen that it can be so much more and would have had a whole extra year to be playing around with it and improving.

It’s a tiny photo and can only be viewed as a tiny photo. You have to think about what can make an *impact* in such a tiny window. I had to start experimenting with angles and lighting that I wouldn’t have otherwise done. It had me paying much more attention to colors and textures around me which is admittingly my weak spot.

Not only has it helped me improve, but it is also an awesome place to showcase a special kind of photo that wouldn’t be right to post on Facebook or my website and would have died on my hard drive.September 11, 2013 – 12:58 pm

Phil Lambert - Awesome as usual Tim. I still think the airport shot with you in the Snorkel Gear is still one of my favorites, even if the debate still continues about “Who pushed the shutter or who composed the picture.” Taking quite a bit away from this post, I’m always learning.

Thanks Tim!September 2, 2013 – 8:25 pm

Ignite Images - Great article.

Just goes to show that it is the photographer who makes a great photograph, not the camers.September 2, 2013 – 12:16 am

Cate O'Malley - So many stellar tips, but, most importantly, not just a rehash of all the other IG tips articles already out there. And I’m totally going to cool it on the hash tags. ;)August 28, 2013 – 7:10 am

Vince and Angeline’s Winery Engagement Session

To bring you up to speed via HBO series pre-show style, here’s a quick refresher for today’s post: -Met Vince and Angeline over a glass of wine to talk wedding photography.  Got overly excited, started planning engagement session even before booking -Said they met at the beach, are now wine club members -Wanted to make […]

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Lawrence Bredenkamp - Nice photos.
Your use of light and depth of field portray the perfect mood.August 25, 2013 – 5:17 pm

Jennay - Loveity love love looooooove. Love.August 22, 2013 – 4:40 pm

Vince and Angeline – Pacific Beach Engagement Session

When Vince and Angeline initially inquired with me, I sat down with them over a glass of wine to talk about how I approach wedding photography differently than others. And before we knew it – we were talking about concepts, ideas, and potential photos that could be made during their engagement session. During our conversation, […]

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Jihan Cerda - Kick ASS job, as always, Mr. King! :)August 19, 2013 – 6:50 pm

Danielle - Love the shots! U do amazing work! I would love to collaborate in the future :)August 19, 2013 – 2:32 pm

Phil Lambert - Love the reflection in the 4th shot, amazing as usual Tim.August 19, 2013 – 1:57 pm

Vince - Nice shots Tim! We couldn’t be more happy with the pics.August 19, 2013 – 12:17 pm

Mark Gonzales - You already know what photo I love out of this set. ;) Great Job Tim!August 19, 2013 – 12:08 pm

Case of the Fridays – Illusionist Nick Ivory

I’ve chosen Illusionist Nick Ivory for today’s interview for “Case of the Fridays“.  Nick delivers performances at venues or private events during which he will showcase a variety of illusions or “magic tricks” to a crowd of entertained guests.  I’ve personally seen him in action and he’s never failed to bewilder me with what he […]

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