What Happens When You Shoot a Roll of Film Twice?
I'd just gotten back from the film lab. The most devastating words a photographer can hear were still echoing in my mind: "I'm sorry, but your roll of film was blank."
5 Things I've Learned After 10 Years of Self-Publishing
The publishing world has changed a lot in the last ten years... and so have I! After self-publishing my first book, The Dreamers, at age 13, I've had a front row seat to the changes happening for authors and readers alike.
I Visited My Character's Grave
What's it like to stand over the grave of a character from your historical fiction book? [I originally posted this article to my website in 2015. I've made a few updates to it here.]
Taking the Long Way Home
2021 started off with a photography road trip. Well... it was really just driving back to Utah from Idaho for a new semester of school after the holidays. But I decided to make a trip of it--turning a 6 hour drive into weekend-long adventure through new parts of Idaho.
Photo Walks: the Marshes & Haunted Hotel of La Grande, Oregon
While I'm working on uploading more of my previous work to Vocal and sharing some of the stories behind it, I thought I'd jump ahead and share some more recent work, too.
Vocal's Next Steps
After 15 stories, 8 "top stories" featured on the front page, 1 story place in a challenge, and more than 2,000 story views, I'd like to think that I've become familiar enough with Vocal to share some thoughts and ideas.
The Chipmunks of Mt. Howard, Oregon
Northeast Oregon's Mt. Howard is a beautiful feature of the landscape--boasting views of Lake Wallowa and the valley where Chief Joseph and his people spent their summers. It is home to a variety of wildflowers, the steepest tram in North America, and what must be the most pampered family of chipmunks I've ever met.
Don't Call My Art "Content."
I am a photographer. A writer. A creator. An artist. But don't even think about calling me a "content creator." I think our words have power. The way we refer to things can have an impact on how we think about and value them. (Which is probably why your mom wouldn't like it if you called her "woman.")