Greg & Darlene Brown

I had the pleasure of shooting Greg and Darlene Brown for the February issue of Fort Wayne Real Producers.

The house we shot in was exceptional, but these two were definitely the stars.

A few of my favorite shots:

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Here is the actual cover of the issue:

It’s always so interesting to see what photos are chosen, everyone seems to gravitate towards different photos.

Look inside the February Real Producers right here.

January Real Producers: Troy Wieland

5 Business Book Recommendations from 2018

Do you like to read books about business?

I do. Whatever I can do to keep my skills sharp and my business sense keen. Here are my top 5 favorites from 2018!

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

I love Gary V’s take on relationships today. How important are they? They are everything. Want to read more about how relationships effect us all and how Gary continues to crush it. Get the book!

Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

Seth Godin has redefined how we all (almost all) of us online marketers inform our “to-be” clients, or our fans, or both. People that want your message will ask you for it or subscribe. Want to hear more? Get the book!

Hit Makers by Derek Thompson

Hit Makers by Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson details what people want to see online today and in business. Pop culture is defined by what interests us all today buy why? Get the book!

Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk lines up several online influencers in this short telling of personal and business happenings that all had a dream to do something more with their lives. Get the book!

Poke the Box, by Seth Godin

Poke the Box, by Seth Godin

Poke The Box is all about creating something that is valuable to us, but not readily available. Can we keep up with technology and allow ourselves to be the person that we want to be? Get the book!

5 Books That Helped Me Get My Business Going

If you just started a business and you're open to learning more about what you can do to grow, then reading the right books is something that can help you greatly.  

Here is a short list of the five books that helped me grow my business within the first year of starting it.

All available on Amazon.

  1. Tribes by Seth Godin
  2. The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  3. The Four Hour Work by Timothy Ferriss
  4. The Open Brand by Kelly Mooney
  5. The Dip by Seth Godin


Today's Setup #MyGear

Today I'm shooting the Downtown Improvement Districts annual Buskerfest.

It's a culmination of some of the most talented folks gathered into the center of downtown Fort Wayne. 

Anyways, the gear that I packed is below, I'll throw up some links for each, a brief description, and at some point I hope to have a more detailed review of this gear and more.

My gear list from left to right:

  1. Promaster Tripod
  2. Manfrotto Monopod
  3. Canon 80D
  4. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll USM
  5. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III
  6. Canon 580EXII
  7. Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital
  8. Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
  9. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless
  10. Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide
  11. DJI Osmo

My approach to using the gear was this: use a mounted cam with one of the two 70-200's (wasn't sure yet) and then for the second half shoot with the "other."

I always try to have a backup but in this situation, I knew that it was going to be a long day and that after shooting for over 5 hours, I'd have close to a thousand images and at least 60 minutes or so of 4K video shot with my new a6500.