I am a photographer and videographer from Cincinnati, Ohio. I write as a hobby and capture reality as a profession.
Battle of the Bloodline
I woke up lying flat on my back in a bed of wet powder, my eyes still fluttering from the bright daylight. The tips of the iced over trees seemed to touch the cloudless, blue sky. At first, I had no worry of the moment as I listened to the bird’s chirp and fly over my face, then I wondered. Where am I? I wasn’t in the coffee shop anymore. The weird guy I was talking to wasn’t anywhere to be seen. Bolting to a sitting position, something about these surroundings were familiar, as if from a dream.
(Quick) Edit Your Voice!
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Battle of the Bloodline
“Okay,” Zane said flatly. “Now that that's over there's something you need to learn.” He was really getting on my nerves now. We had just lost Logan, and he did not seem to have a care in the world. As if he could not tell I wasn't going to be letting her death go anytime soon, he thinks I should have a lesson. We finally reached an old, rickety barn in the middle of the forest. As if that wasn’t convenient. Zane swung the door open aggressively as if he had been waiting until this moment to take his anger out. He stepped inside for a moment before I heard faint hissing sounds. The curiosity got the best of me. I poked my head in. The overwhelming musty smell of sitting wet wood wandered into my nostrils. Zane was lighting torches. The cloth wrapped around it were so dry, in less than a second the flames engulfed it leaving the handle untouched.
You’ve probably seen those images of bottled products or food or jewelry that look so perfect and you think that your photos will never turn as as good as those. You will never have to think that way again! Surprisingly you don’t need a whole studio set up to get those shots. I have created an at-home DIY studio for products and will share my tips and tricks for recreating some fun product photography!
Working with Resin
Hobby of year, RESIN 2021! Honestly, I hoped on this tread before I even realized it was trending. It was shortly after I started when I saw one person after another posting about resin and then I realized that it is a growing trend and would be difficult to compete in originality.
From the streets of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, began the unique chain called TOM + CHEE. Carb cravers, fast metabolisms, and kids of any age love the crispy, cheesy original grilled cheese with a side of tomato soup. That’s what they’re known for, but with a twist. This may sound totally unoriginal, but the rest of their menu will have you wondering if you’ve entered the mind of a 5 year old in the kitchen.
Starting a Small Business
No doubt with COVID it’s been hard on the small businesses. I say this as an understatement. Over the course of the last year I’ve helped my favorite small businesses by purchasing an item or two to help keep them going. There are so many around the Cincinnati area that it’s hard to help every single one.
In the Corner
Some might think this is a little cliche, however, when you have the blend of a comfy couch, a well brewed cup of coffee and the world at your finger tips you might find it comforting knowing that you can just relax and take every day with a grain of salt.