Trial & Error

Okay, so here’s the thing. I’m not trying to discredit myself, I am just admitting to the fact that I truly know nothing about photography. I know what looks pretty and about lighting and how to edit, but when it comes to the technical stuff like depth, angles, and F-stops I am totally lost. This past week when my friend, Rob offered to take me out on his night photography tour of downtown I was ecstatic to learn a little something from a real professional.

When we got started in Curtis Hixon Park the sun was still up and with that I was still in my element. Rob taught me about angles and made it clear that when taking a shot I had to pick a subject, you know the technical things. I was super surprised that I wasn’t aware of these little things that can make or break the successful impact of your photo. I was totally getting the hang of it. I took some shots of the UT landscape, a couple of the Sykes building, the reflection of the downtown landscape through a mirror, and even snuck a couple of Rob. I was pretty sure of my photography abilities. However, when the sun went down so did my confidence.

Okay, I was totally oblivious on the basic concepts of lighting at night and even how my camera worked. The rest of the night was all about trial and error, but I can’t say all the photos turned out heinous. Plus, we did have a little unexpected adventure in UT, where I got to play some piano and made a life changing speech to an audience of one.  It was a fun little learning experience and I would now consider myself a night photography amateur. Summer is about adventures and hobbies so I am looking forward to understanding more about my camera and the whole photography thing now that I have some extra time. Anyway, here are some of the couple rad shots I got that night.



Make sure to check out Rob’s site for fun photography tours of downtown Tampa and maybe you could learn a little something something about night photography too!


Jake Graduates.

Congratulations to my rad little brother, Jake for graduating from Riverview High School yesterday morning. You seem to amaze me more and more everyday. I know this is just one small milestone compared to the whole life you have ahead of you, but today I am so overwhelmingly proud to call you my brother. You have grown so much over the past four years and I can’t wait to see what awesome opportunities the future has in store for you. You might be one of the coolest people I have ever met. I am honored to be considered one of the “bros” and have you as my best friend. I love you dude. Congrats.