I'm very excited to have a brand new website in the works. It will be more reflective of Dread Naught's current brand. Look out for many changes to come.
Inspiration is a Drug
Inspiration is a really fickle thing. You can go days without having any idea WHY you're even in this business of creating “art” and literally have no answer. It can be the most frustrating, depressing, enraging feeling you've ever had, and since that still leads to “nothing,” it's even worse.Continue reading
Shooting In Low Light
I started shooting burlesque long before I was shooting in a studio, which means I had no control over lighting or movement or shadows. In the few years I've been doing it, I've learned some things. I've been asked to share those things. Bear in mind, I'm not a writer; I'm a visual person and my thoughts are generally hella-hectic.Continue reading
What a Photographer Does
We start with planning a shoot, generally down to the smallest details. How the shoes will light, how to light the shoes without over-lighting the hair, does that backdrop change the color of the model's skin, will a gel fix that...? Even while we're shooting, we're still constantly adjusting, fine-tuning, trying to achieve perfection. It's an endless, and unreachable, goal.Continue reading
You Gotta Have a First
The first blog post; dear god, what do you say? I guess, what I'm doing here and who I am. I'm a photographer who's been shooting for at least five years, about two years with a DSLR now. I started shooting nature because I was stuck in the middle of nowhere and there wasn't much for options. I still love doing that, but it's rare that I get to anymore. Less editing though.Continue reading
The Dread Naught Files
The musings of an award winning photographer and artist, living and working in Minneapolis Minnesota.