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Monochrome Montana Ep. 4 October

Monochrome Montana Ep. 4 October

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve had a Monochrome Montana post so while I’m editing my latest senior shoot I thought it would be a great time to show you some of the images I captured around the state in October.

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Rustic Rails

Rustic Rails

A few weeks ago I was approached by the owners of Rustic Rails to do product photography.  I've never ventured into that area before but thought I would give it a try. After meeting with them and getting a feel for what they wanted I went to work. Before we get to the product images lets take a minute to meet these ladies and what they offer.

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The Year Was 1982

The Year Was 1982

Welcome to 1982, this was the year I let my hair grow out like Scott Baio and gave myself my first tattoo with a pin and non-toxic ink. What else happened in 82? I'm glad you asked. Jump into the Delorean and let's take a trip back in time.

In 1982 Doctors performed the first implant of a permanent heart, Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the very first CD player was sold in Japan, Time magazines man of the year was the computer, EPCOT Center opened and commercial Whaling was ended.

The median price of a home was $67,800, average income was $21,050.0, gas was $0.91 cents, a bag of cheese puffs was $0.89 cents and a GMC 1500 Pickup was $5,400.

The hot movies were, E.T., Rocky 3, Porky's, An Officer and a Gentleman and Poltergeist. On TV we watched, Magnum, P.I., Dynasty, Falcon Crest and Knight Rider

Now to make you feel really old, born this year was Kelly Clarkson and LeAnn Rimes.

Now for my favorite part, the Music. Here are my favorite songs in order from 1982. Enjoy

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6 Tips For Better Cell Phone Pics

6 Tips For Better Cell Phone Pics

With the popularity of cell phones and the fact that the cameras on these phones keep getting better and better I thought I would give you a few of my top tips for taking better pictures using your phone.

 In my opinion, nothing will replace a professional camera for professional quality images but you can get some pretty darn good images with your cell these days. A lot of my Instagram images on my running profile are done with my cell as well as a few on my photography profile when it comes to low-resolution images on the computer it can be hard to tell the difference.  So here are my tips for taking better pics with your phone.

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Rumors, Lies and Crazy Exercise Equipment

Rumors, Lies and Crazy Exercise Equipment

Aside from my family and photography one of my other passions in life is fitness, with an emphasis on running. For as long as I can remember I've been reading about and studying the fitness industry and science of the body. Also for as long as I can remember fitness hacks have gotten under my skin. Very few things tick me off more than these so-called wellness or fitness companies ( and I use the word fitness loosely ) and how they sell outright lies to make a buck and get away with it. Each time I see a new commercial for the latest and greatest weight loss product I cringe and start to mumble incoherent vulgarities at the tv. So to vent, venting is good therapy or so I'm told, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the craziest, silliest, downright stupid, money wasting exercise equipment of the past few decades. 

I was going to do a blog on what seems to me to be the number one lie being sold and that is spot fat loss. Most of the equipment I'm going to show you claim that it targets certain areas of your body for fat loss. Shake me and your arm flab will go away. Push me and your beer gut will disappear and you will have the chest of a Greek Andonis. Swallow me and you will lose 10lbs overnight. That last one might be true as you will be stuck on the toilet for twenty-four hours thinking you're going to die. 

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What To Expect During Your Session

What To Expect During Your Session

Last week we talked in depth ( I thought I just heard a yawn ) about preparing for a photo session. This week we'll talk a little about what to expect during the session itself. 

Your session will be about an hour to an hour and a half. You can thank my wife, better known as my beautiful assistant for this. If it were up to me I'd probably keep you there all day. Once I start shooting I get into a zone and I'm having so much fun I don't want to stop. Before I know it she's whispering in my ear to wrap it up before the people I'm shooting start shooting me. But I digress.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas my friends

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