3 Reasons Why You Should Be on Every Social Media Site

Social media plays a huge role in how we communicate with others, but I’ve often said that it’s impossible to commit to every single social media site. We have to set limits, and spend our time wisely. Otherwise, we would never have time to do anything else. I tend to spend a majority of my time on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Those are the sites that I get the most value from, and where I have the most genuine connections with others.

With that said, while I don’t allocate much time for other social networks, I do believe that it is important to have a presence on as many social networks as possible, even if my accounts, for the most part, sit dormant. In this article, I will explain why I think it’s important to at least have a presence on every social media site, even if you’re not very active.

Is Microsoft the New Apple?

For a while, I have been talking about how Apple has not been very innovative in creating devices that creatives can use in their workflow. Sure, Apple makes great products, but unfortunately, Apple simply isn’t focused on building products for creatives anymore. Instead, Apple is focused on building devices for consumer audiences.

Sure, Apple does build a few high-end devices that creatives can use, like the Mac Pro, but aside from a few cosmetic differences and hardware updates, there isn’t much difference between a high-end Apple computer on the market today, and one that was for sale a few years ago. The same also applies to their line of tablet devices. Apple tablets aren’t that much different today than they were when they were first announced. In addition, while the iPad is a fantastic device for consuming content, it’s terrible at creating it, and Apple doesn’t seem to have any plans to change that in the near future.

While Apple hasn’t been focused on creatives for a while, other manufacturers, like Microsoft, are building some exciting new devices that have changed the way creatives can interact with their work. That is why I have been wondering lately, if Microsoft is the new Apple. If Microsoft is as focused on creatives today, as Apple was 10-20 years ago.

Obsessed With Tulle: Behind the Scenes With Photographer Sarah Silver

Obsessed With Tulle: Behind the Scenes With Photographer Sarah Silver

Back in June, photographer, Sarah Silver, invited me back to her studio to shoot some behind the scenes photos for a beauty project that she was working on with makeup artist, Vincent Oquendo, hair stylist, Andre Cueto Saavedra, and art director, Danielle Von Braun. I enjoy shooting behind the scenes photos for fashion and beauty projects, it’s fascinating to see how professionals like Sarah and her team craft these stunning looks.

When I shoot behind the scenes photos, I try to tell the story behind the photo shoot. I document each step in the process as best as I can, but I do it in an artistic way that brings out the passion and enthusiasm that each member of the team has for the project.

What is in My Bag for Fashion Week?

What is in My Bag for Fashion Week?

Sometimes, people ask me about the gear that I bring when I am shooting runway shows during New York Fashion Week. So today, I’d like to talk a bit about some of the equipment that I bring with me when I am shooting a fashion show.

One of the great things about shooting photos for a major fashion show, like the ones held at Lincoln Center, for New York Fashion Week, is that you don’t actually need to bring a lot of equipment with you. I tend to pack rather light. During Fashion Week, you’ll spend a lot of time waiting in line for things, so I don’t want my backpack weighed down with a lot of items that I just don’t need. Below, I will list all the equipment that I use when I am shooting a fashion show. After that, I’ll explain what I like and don’t like about the equipment that I use, as well as what equipment that I would like to use in the future.

New York Fashion Week Wrap Up: Spring/Summer 2015

New York Fashion Week Wrap Up: Spring/Summer 2015

One of the most exciting times to be in New York is during New York Fashion Week. New York Fashion Week is a twice-per-year event where some of the world’s most prestigious fashion designers show their collections at events throughout the city.

During New York Fashion Week, the city feels energized with creativity as designers, stylists, hair and make up artists, photographers, bloggers, and industry insiders converge on the city to work and attend a week’s worth of shows.

For the last couple of years, I have been able to participate in New York Fashion Week by shooting photos backstage, and during many of the shows. This year, Fashion Week was cut a bit short for me, as I was attending a photography conference in Las Vegas, but I did manage to get back to New York to shoot a handful of shows at Lincoln Center.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from this season.