For anything amazing to happen in life there has to be a team. To learn how to become a great photographer, you need a team. For a child to grow up and accomplish great things they have to have a team behind them. Team stands for, Together Each Achieves More.
In two days, I am inviting you to join me to become part of the team, part of the community that will inspire the next generation to become great.
FUTURE AMERICAN DREAM
A PERSONAL WAY TO INSPIRE YOUR CHILD
I recently met a family that I can't stop thinking about. The parents are both amazing individuals and it just so happens that the father, Mr. Havens, is into photography. Recently, we've been spending a lot of time together talking about the things we both love; photography and travel.
The other day, while having dinner at their home, they shared an incredible idea with me and now I'd like to share that idea with you. They have invited me and everyone who reads my blog and social media posts to come away with them on a journey.
Stay tuned for more details very soon!
Always dream big!
So when was the last time you got away and did something fun and exciting? I've been planning something and I'm almost ready to share what it with you... but not just yet. I will give you a bit of a hint today. This is for the entire family.
We are getting ready to do something that has never been done before and that's always exciting, but it's also a bit scary as well. It involves camera's, mindcraft, explosions and travel, but that's all I can say for the moment.
This is going to be fun!
Always dream big,
The day I arrived in Atlanta, Georgia it was extremely hot and humid. I was getting used to the intense travel schedule but at times the driving took its toll on me, especially on humid days. I carried a lot of lighting equipment because I wanted Future American President to have a consistent look throughout the book. The best way to achieve a consistent look is to have a consistent visual style and my lighting added that element. I couldn't control the weather in each state, but I could control the lighting if I used the same lighting recipe throughout the project.
I was getting ready to shoot when I noticed my strobe battery was dead. I'd charged all my batteries before starting this leg of the trip, or so I thought, but when I shot my first test image my lighting pack was dead. I'd packed an extra battery but left it in my rental car thinking I wouldn't need it. The car was parked 15 min. away but I had no choice but to make the trip back and get the spare battery. The battery weights about 15 lbs, but I ran back with it so I wouldn't keep my subjects waiting too long.
While most of my subjects were random strangers, a select few were people I had a connection with. My subject in Atlanta is the daughter of two celebrities; The actor Leon and Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey.
The day before I left for Atlanta, Zendaya had agreed to write the books foreword and I told this to my subject as we began shooting.. She is a big fan of Zendaya's and was excited to be in a book that included Zendaya.
After I finished shooting, Cynthia pulled out her cell phone and starting taking pictures to remember the day. I watched this identical scene take place over and over throughout the country and it always put a smile on my face.
The lesson from this trip was to always take my extra eqipment with me.. I was trying to cut down the weight of my gear, but I learned the hard way that it was better to have everything with me all the time.
Always Dream Big