Flash forward 100’s of corporate events & restaurants later (totaling 1.5m+ online images), and I ironically realized I needed to stop and learn the basics. After working with maybe 20+ photographers and shooting for some of the biggest companies on the planet I met my current business partner Jason Kaumeyer (JWK). Now we shoot general commercial work ranging from wineries to product to architecture and everything in between. Sharing our different skill-sets has shown me the value of color management, how to shoot-to-edit, the art of purposeful photographs, and the value of accrued knowledge from a variety of sources. Be humble, never stop learning and always be engaged. Green tea and long jogs help, too.