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Welcome to the Dark Noise Studio blog! What to expect? Well I blog about a variety of things. Personal blog about my photography journey, behind the scenes of photo shoots, educational tools that you can use to up your photography game, events, other local artists, and more! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a beat! And feel free to comment! I’d love to have a discussion and get your feedback!

 
 

Consistency, persistence, discipline, and other things that I don't have...but I’m working on!

So I'm not really writing a blog.  Instead, I wanted to feature a video from Peter McKinnon that I think all creators need to hear.  

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NEW GEAR ALERT! FLASHPOINT XPLOR 600

A few weeks ago, I was looking at some lighting alternatives. Having using flashes for my outdoor portraits most of the time, I was looking for something stronger, faster, and more reliable (in my opinion). I already have a monolight in the studio, but since it needs constant power from an outlet, I wanted something strong and mobile. After reading review after review, and watching review video after video, I decided to take the leap. Thats when I found the Flashpoint XPLOR 600.

 
 

WORKING WITH MODELS! TFP VS PAID?

When working with models, there’s sometimes a huge grey area about who gets paid for what work, and when should it be free?  Well every situation will be different, but here is a pretty brief overall guide to know if cash should pass hands, and to who.

BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE TO NEW PHOTOGRAPHERS

OK!  I can do this!  I can do this! I mean...I think I can.  Do I have everything? What if I forget my camera? What if I mess up?  What if the model hates the images? I’ll never be able to shoot again!  GAH! WHAT AM I DOING?!?! Here’s some of the best advice that I could give any new photographer thats looking to grow.

 

MY 5 PHOTOGRAPHY YOUTUBE CHANNELS TO LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY

YouTube…it has EVERYTHING! You can learn literally anything you want from YouTube. And with becoming a YouTube streamer becoming a lucrative business and a career path, more and more content will be uploaded each day! But what can help you with your photography? Check these out!

 

my precious…whats in the bag?

Yup!  I'm doing it!  That cliche “What's in my bag” blog that all your favorite YouTube photographers do.  I figure I gotta do this to benchmark what I was using at the beginning of this year, and let anyone know what I'm using in case you have any questions or suggestions.

 

what am I even blogging about?!

Well here’s week 4 of 2019.  I’ve rebranded my name, and announced my goal to have a studio by the end of the year.  But what the hell am I gonna be blogging about?!

 

MY EPIPHANY...2019 WILL BE ABOUT HONESTY AND DEVELOPMENT

My epiphany! My goals for this year. Big moves and holding myself accountable.

 

GOOD BYE 2018! AND GOOD BYE STREET SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY!

Finally! The rebrand years in the making! Street Scenes is in the past. What does the future hold?