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Italy Part 1 of 3

To say we had fun would be an understatement. From the time we landed in Milan to the time we flew out of Rome it was one adventure after another. The views, the food, the people, the smells, the art, it was the trip of a lifetime.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting the images I captured during the trip. This weeks pictures include the people of Italy, the Bridger High Students and parents along with our new friends from the City of Angels and street performers. Next week will be landscapes the third week will be art.

For reference the first 6 pictures were in Milan (Milano). The next 9 were in Venice (Veneziana). After Venice there are 18 pictures from Florence (Frienze), 1 from Assisi then the rest are from Rome (Roma). The last 4 was in the lobby of our hotel in Roma with our new friends from LA, our bus driver Mario and or tour guide Giuseppe. I almost had the LA seniors talked into coming to Montana to get their school pictures taken and if you guys are reading this the offer is still open : ) Enjoy the pics, sign up for my email so you don’t ever miss a post and I’ll see you all next week.

Scott

Tristan

Tristan

This post has been a long time coming. As we all know once the holidays hit things turn upside down, sideways and get a little crazy to say the least. Just a heads of for the two of you that read this haha, this will be my last blog until after the new year. Along with the holidays my family and I are taking a trip to Italy, so my priorities are going to be elsewhere, but enough about me.

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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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Coy

Coy

We couldn’t have picked a better day to photograph this future rock star.

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Monochrome Montana EP. 1 Havre

Monochrome Montana EP. 1 Havre

I love black and white photography so I thought ( yes it was painful) as my job takes me all over the state why not document what I see in B&W, everyone photographs this beautiful state in color so why not be a little different and original.

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Playing With Macro

Playing With Macro

When ordering my new gear I decided to get a macro lens for my portrait photography sessions that require extreme closeups. . This lens allows you to get up close and personal with your subject like baby toes and fingers, wedding rings or flowers like below

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Bridger Days 2018

Bridger Days 2018

As anyone who follows me probably knows I really enjoy taking candid images of people. When you catch people being themselves and not posing you can capture who that person really is and a lot of priceless images. 

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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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The Year Was 1980

The Year Was 1980

The year was 1980, I was paddled three times in one day for skipping school, The Empire Strikes Back and 9 to 5 were in theaters. John Lennon was shot and killed in New York. Post-It Notes go on sale. The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas was destroyed by fire. Mount St. Helens erupted on the 27th of March, the Pac-Man arcade game was released as well as the Rubik's cube, and the world tunes in to find out who Shot JR?

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In Case You Were Dying To Know How I Prepare For A Photo Session Here You Go

In Case You Were Dying To Know How I Prepare For A Photo Session Here You Go

Your photo session starts the very second you contact me. Whether by phone, FaceBook or my Website this initial contact is probably one of the most important parts of your session. When we meet we will discuss everything you have in mind and I have several key questions to help me get to know you and what you expect. Questions like:

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The Cell Phone Camera's Of 2018 Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

The Cell Phone Camera's Of 2018 Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Last week I covered a few of my favorite tips for taking better cell phone pictures, so naturally, that leads to the next question. What phones have the best cameras?

They say the best camera is the one you have with you, with that said if you’re like me the camera you have with you the most is your phone camera. It’s amazing how fast the quality of cell phone camera's has advanced since my first phone just a few short years ago. I would trust most phone camera’s to print out an 8x10 and have it look pretty good. For the ultimate in Image quality, incredible optical zoom and the best low light performance you still need a DSLR, but if you’re looking for the best of the best in cell cams and money is no object here are my picks (without getting too techy) for the best cell phone camera’s on the market. 

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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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Protecting Images On The Web

Protecting Images On The Web

I THINK IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO PROTECT YOUR IMAGES WHEN YOU RELY ON THEM FOR YOUR LIVELIHOOD BUT I ALSO KNOW NO MATTER WHAT MEASURES I TAKE, NOTHING WILL STOP DISHONEST PEOPLE FROM STEALING MY CONTENT AND PHOTOS IF THEY REALLY WANT TO. I FIGURE IT'S BEST NOT TO WASTE TIME TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE, IT'S BETTER TO SIMPLY TRY AND DETER DOWNLOADERS BY MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO ACCESS OR USE MY PICTURES. 

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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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