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  • Welcome To DEDPXL

    Welcome To DEDPXL

    Welcome to DEDPXL. This is where I was going to tell you about this new venture I am starting and describe the different features and cont...
    March 1, 2014
  • Sara Lando’s Perspective

    Sara Lando’s Perspective

    I’VE BEEN SHOT TWICE AND I SURVIVED! I always urge my students who want to become portrait photographers to have their photo taken; you l...
    October 23, 2014
  • The 5 Day Deal :: Thank you!

    The 5 Day Deal :: Thank you!

      The 5 Day Deal just ended and more than $190,000 was raised for four great charities. That’s remarkable! Thank you to everyon...
    October 15, 2014
  • Bernard’s Shoot With Sara Lando

    Bernard’s Shoot With Sara Lando

    After Sara’s workshop I had expressed to Zack that I would love to photograph her; I had no idea what verbalizing those words would end u...
    October 14, 2014
  • Zack’s Shoot With Sara Lando

    Zack’s Shoot With Sara Lando

    While Sara Lando was in town Bernard and I both wanted to shoot a portrait of her and we turned it into a friendly little competition that...
    October 13, 2014
  • Shoot What Matters

    Shoot What Matters

    I had a moment over the weekend. And before visions of Barry White singing, and me in a Snuggie holding a glass of champagne start dancing...
    October 7, 2014
  • NYC Street & ATL Portrait Workshops

    NYC Street & ATL Portrait Workshops

    NYC Street Photography Class :: October 28th Join me for a day shooting the streets of my favorite city in the world; New York. Street ph...
    October 6, 2014
  • You Can’t Cross the Streams

    You Can’t Cross the Streams

    One of the exciting things about photography is that you never know what the next day will bring.  One of the stressful things about phot...
    October 3, 2014
  • DEDPXL07 :: The World Has Changed

    DEDPXL07 :: The World Has Changed

    Here we go! DEDPXL07! We have done six assignments so far here on DEDPXL. This is your final for the year. The last hoorah until we start ...
    September 26, 2014
  • DEDPXL06 :: Group Critique

    DEDPXL06 :: Group Critique

    Well damn done y’all. Well done. I was a little worried at the start of this assignment but everyone worked hard and brought some gr...
    September 26, 2014
  • The Girl On A Bridge & The Instax SP-1

    The Girl On A Bridge & The Instax SP-1

    There are small moments in our lives that we need to remember. There are connections we make with other people that are random in nature, ...
    September 25, 2014
  • When Workshops Don’t Work

    When Workshops Don’t Work

    “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” – Matsuo Basho I was this close. I’d navigated to the website...
    September 24, 2014
  • The Society of Good Stuff № 9

    The Society of Good Stuff № 9

    Greetings and Salutations! It’s currently 2 a.m. where I am and I have stayed up because I am so excited to share this TSoGS post wi...
    September 19, 2014
  • When Will Medium Format Return?

    When Will Medium Format Return?

    I love medium format. I’ve always loved it. If you have never shot medium format, or a format above it, you are missing such a subli...
    September 12, 2014
  • Fuji X100T :: First Look

    Fuji X100T :: First Look

    I have had a pre-production copy of the new Fuji X100T for a week and I have been putting it through the paces to find out how much this c...
    September 10, 2014
  • Zack vs. Bernard

    Zack vs. Bernard

    While Sara Lando was in town our intern, Bernard, and I thought we’d have a little shootout with each other with Sara bein...
    September 8, 2014
  • DEDPXL06 :: The Egg

    DEDPXL06 :: The Egg

    The classic photography school assignment! Photograph an egg. Or several eggs. Whatever you want. You can crack it, break it, smash it, pa...
    September 7, 2014
  • DEDPXL05 :: Group Critique

    DEDPXL05 :: Group Critique

    We’ve gone back and forth on some different ways to handle the group critique and we have found works best is to just do what we do....
    September 7, 2014
  • October Workshops (SOLD OUT)

    October Workshops (SOLD OUT)

    I have a new workshop that I will be conducting in Atlanta on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 19th. The workshop will focus on...
    September 4, 2014
  • Meet The Intern

    Meet The Intern

    Meet Mr. Bernard Brand. Bernard has been interning with me since June and he has proven himself to be an invaluable asset around here. I&#...
    August 28, 2014
  • Why You Need A 5-in-1 Reflector

    Why You Need A 5-in-1 Reflector

    There are some pieces of gear that get me all hot and bothered when I start talking about them. Things like my Fuji x100s or my Really Rig...
    August 28, 2014
  • The Most Important Element

    The Most Important Element

    I love gear. The obsession can be pretty intense; thinking about it, talking about it, even arguing about it on the internet – which...
    August 26, 2014
  • We’re All Failures (But It’s Only Temporary)

    We’re All Failures (But It’s Only Temporary)

    I’m supposed to write an essay for DEDPXL every month. Which is really freaking cool, because I love Meg and Zack and the whole DEDPXL ut...
    August 25, 2014
  • An Ambitious Lazy Procrastinator

    An Ambitious Lazy Procrastinator

    Hey everyone, I’m Caleb Arias and I’m the oldest of the four boys in our house. I’m 15 and was going into the tenth gra...
    August 15, 2014
  • DEDPXL05 :: Reflections

    DEDPXL05 :: Reflections

    Grab your camera because DEDPXL05 is ready to go. This assignment is all about reflections. Glass. Water. Mirrors. Metal. Whatever. If it ...
    August 11, 2014
  • Wizards and Alchemy

    Wizards and Alchemy

    Soooooo… That Crop or Crap post I made went around the Internet a few times and sparked some discussions. Photographer Sid Ceaser l...
    August 11, 2014
  • Location Portrait :: Lighting to Lightroom

    Location Portrait :: Lighting to Lightroom

    A group of artists here in Atlanta have started a project in conjunction with the Inside Out Project. The Inside Out Project was started b...
    August 8, 2014
  • DEDPXL04 :: Group Critique

    DEDPXL04 :: Group Critique

    Yay! Group critique for #DEDPXL04 is now up! We are in a busy, busy, busy season right now. I apologize for the delay. DEDPXL05 will be po...
    August 8, 2014
  • The Society of Good Stuff № 8

    The Society of Good Stuff № 8

    It has now been two whole months since the last TSoGS post. If you remember, our boys had just gotten out of school for the summer. That s...
    August 6, 2014
  • If It Breaks Me

    If It Breaks Me

    Why are you a photographer? I’m not questioning your motivation. I truly want to understand: what urges your soul toward this work? Long ...
    July 29, 2014
  • Crop or Crap :: Math or Moment

    Crop or Crap :: Math or Moment

    Let’s get a few things out of the way :: I have said, in the past, that you should move toward full frame sensors. I have always cha...
    July 28, 2014