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  • A Big Dumb Button

    A Big Dumb Button

    My wife Sara and I used to have this running joke leading up to her birthday each year.  Each year I’d say “Honey!  What would you lik...
  • 2017 Goal :: Simplify My Gear

    2017 Goal :: Simplify My Gear

    2016 was one of my busiest years of my career and at least 80% of my work was done on location. I flew just shy of 80,000 miles last year...
  • Get To Work Part II :: Jenny (NSFW)

    Get To Work Part II :: Jenny (NSFW)

    An homage to Jeanloup Sieff.This is part of my Get The F*ck To Work series. All images shot with the Phase One XF100. Comments are turn...
  • Get To Work Part I :: Erin

    Get To Work Part I :: Erin

    If you haven’t read my post from last week, I suggest you do that. I’m getting the f*ck to work right now by filling as much o...
  • Get The F*ck To Work

    Get The F*ck To Work

    Last April I made a blog post about inspiration. I meant every word of it but I couldn’t listen to myself. Couldn’t? Wouldn...
  • OMFGYOGA

    OMFGYOGA

    Hey everyone! Thank you so very much for all of your kind words in the comments and on social media from the first video in this series. T...
  • Hello. It’s Me.

    Hello. It’s Me.

    Hey everyone. I’m making my way out from under this rock that I’ve been living under. I’m working on a series of vlogs t...
  • I Promised Signal

    I Promised Signal

    Testing. Testing. 1. 2. 3. Hello and greetings and salutations everyone! When I launched this site last year I promised it would be a plac...
  • Inspiration Interpretation

    Inspiration Interpretation

    This week on DEDPXL we’re going to dive into the topic of inspiration. Everyone who contributes to this blog will be speaking about it fr...
  • Conquering My Everest

    Conquering My Everest

    It’s 9:25pm. I’m staring blankly at my computer screen. The deadline for this post is looming over my head and this is draft ...
  • The Archer and the Arrow

    The Archer and the Arrow

    I’m a comic book nerd. Always have been. One of my favorite characters was Green Arrow. He was a superhero archer. Dressed up like Robin ...
  • Giving Up & Getting Back To Good

    Giving Up & Getting Back To Good

    “Life has loveliness to sell. Buy it; never count the cost.” – Sara Teasdale   You might think that the very first ...
  • Inspiration//Motivation

    Inspiration//Motivation

    Man! Inspiration week? I guess I am always inspired, but not always motivated & that is the crutch. There are things to inspire all ar...
  • Sid the Muppet talks about Inspiration

    Sid the Muppet talks about Inspiration

      Inspiration. It’s a funny thing.  You can’t contain it and it seems impossible to track down; sometimes it’ll bl...
  • DEDPXL09 Assignment / 08 Critique

    DEDPXL09 Assignment / 08 Critique

    Don’t you hate being in front of the camera? I do. I hate it. That’s what this month’s assignment is: Self Portrait. Yay...
  • This Is How I See You

    This Is How I See You

    “Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.” – George Edward Moore Kyoichi’s Engl...
  • The Phottix Indra 500 TTL

    The Phottix Indra 500 TTL

    I have this dream of getting my photography gear simplified to a bag of cameras and a bag of lights. Right now I have two bags of cameras....
  • The Many Uses of White Seamless :: Pt. 1

    The Many Uses of White Seamless :: Pt. 1

    A simple white seamless background is a very versatile tool for you to have whether you are doing photography or video. In this video I wa...
  • The Many Uses Of White Seamless :: Pt. 2

    The Many Uses Of White Seamless :: Pt. 2

    In part one of this series I go through the space considerations and gear needed to shoot on white seamless. I also demonstrate the basics...
  • Truck Stop Light

    Truck Stop Light

    I’m standing back stage at a venue called Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and I’m waiting for someone who I have wanted to p...
  • Four Different Modifiers

    Four Different Modifiers

      Welcome to #LightingWeek on DEDPXL! We’ve got a number of things coming up each and every day this week and it’s all ab...
  • Head Over Heels And Ass Backwards

    Head Over Heels And Ass Backwards

    That post title sums up exactly what this tumultuous relationship with photography feels like. A month has passed since my last post. In ...
  • This Boat

    This Boat

    I wonder if Ansel Adams ever looked down on Walker Evans because of the kind of camera he used.  I wonder if Richard Avedon was called na...