151 Years of Nevada

151 Years of Nevada

This is the first year that I’ve lived outside of the state of Nevada for any extended period of time. Although I’m living in the wonderful state of Washington, I can’t help but miss my home state a little on Nevada Day – where the state is so prideful of commemorating their admission to statehood, that […]

Washoe Valley Moonrise

Washoe Valley Moonrise

After purchasing my first DSLR I was consistently driving out to Washoe Valley to take pictures. This valley is one that many drive through as part of their every day commute, but I’m not sure how many people take the time to wander through and enjoy the beauty of it. This is one of my […]

External Mic for Your DSLR

I’ve been researching different microphones that I can use for recording either through my DSLR or my PC. I landed on the Rode VideoMic Directional Video Condenser Microphone – after much research it was a difficult decision but I landed here because of the price and quality. Also, I was able to get some recommendations – Rode […]

Siouxon Creek – Packing Your Camera

Siouxon Creek – Packing Your Camera

I had the opportunity for a mid-July trip, meeting up with a couple of my friends from Portland where we did one night backpacking through one of the many trails in southern Washington. I considered taking my Rikonin f/2.8 wide angle lens (for astrophotography), but to keep my pack light I decided on my Nikon 50mm – a light and […]

Legal Documents for Photography

In your photography business it is important to protect yourself and your clients. Utilizing legal documents will help your business stay credible and keep you safe from legal issues that may arise. A portrait agreement outlines the responsibilities and expectations of both the photographer and the customer. The portrait agreement acts as the foundation for all photography […]

Mirrorless Cameras – What’s Next?

The basic idea behind a mirrorless camera is eliminating the mirror and optical viewfinder that you’ll find in an SLR in order to keep the size and weight of the camera down. They can also be considered compact interchangeable lens cameras, hybrid cameras, or compact system cameras. In 2008, Panasonic introduced the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens […]

Photography Business – Washington Taxes Part 4

For my last post on Washington taxes, I wanted to finish up with an overview of county and city laws when operating a photography business in Seattle. King County As a business operating in King County, you are required to file a personal property tax affidavit. The King County Department of Assessments is responsible for assessing personal […]

Photography Business – Washington Taxes Part 4

For my last post on Washington taxes, I wanted to finish up with an overview of county and city laws when operating a photography business in Seattle. King County As a business operating in King County, you are required to file a personal property tax affidavit. The King County Department of Assessments is responsible for assessing personal […]