Q: What made you want to become a photographer?
A: Even though I had a creative job (music producer) I felt like I needed a creative outlet where I wasn’t having to answer to anyone other than myself. In my job, I’m often working for an artist who wants something specific, but with my photography/videography, I get to do whatever I want.
Q: You have had a chance to review and try out a bunch of Lume Cube gear, are you using it in your work? Do you have a favorite?
A: I generally use the Lume Cube 1, Lume Cube AIR, and Lume Cube 2.0 as practicals in the background of my set. From time to time I also use the Lume Cube Panel as a hair light because it's nice and easy to attach to things.
Q: Who are you inspired by?
A: I’m inspired a lot by the YouTube photography/videography community. The passion and drive that everyone has is incredible. It feels like a never-ending journey of learning.
Q: If you weren’t a content creator? What would you be instead?
A: Well… a music producer haha. Although I guess that’s still creating content kind of. But that's my full-time job and I still love it very much.
Q: If you could only shoot with ONE lens-type for the rest of your life, which would it be? Fisheye, wide-angle, prime, zoom, macro, or a telephoto lens?
A: Zoom lens hands down. I’d much rather have versatility than being stuck to one focal length.
Q: What is your go-to camera?
A: Right now, the Sony a7iii
Q: Any advice for someone that is trying to follow in your footsteps?
A: Just remember that it doesn’t happen overnight. The numbers will look bad until their good, but if you love doing it, keep going.
Q: What is your preferred editing software for your YouTube videos?
Q: What is the best part of your day?
A: The short time I get to hang out with my wife in the morning with our coffee/tea.
Q: Coffee or tea?
Q: What’s your favorite video that you have posted and why?
A: I really enjoy the video called “Canada West Coast Road Trip 2019 // [Sony a6400 Travel Vlog]” Not a very exciting title necessarily but I really love looking back and seeing the documentation of such an amazingly meaningful trip. It’s nice to be able to preserve that in something less feeble than my memory.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone (dead or alive) and pick their brain, who would it be and why?
A: I’d love to have lunch with my Gramps (maternal grandfather). He passed away when I was fairly young and I’d love to know him as an adult. He was always the most kind and gentle man when I was a kid.
Q: What is the next piece of equipment that you would like to get your hands on and review on your channel?
A: I’d really like to review the Sony 16-55 f2.8 G lens. I got to use it shortly at Sony Camera Camp but I want to go more in-depth with it.
Q: What is one thing that you would go back and tell yourself when you started your YouTube channel?
A: Don’t put too much pressure on yourself… but also don’t put too little. There’s a perfect amount of pressure that keeps you going and motivated.
Q: Tell us what is in your backpack right now
A: Oh man…
- Sony a7iii
- Sony a6600
- Tamron 28-75mm
- Tamron 17-28mm
- Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8
- Sigma 16mm f1.4
- Atomos Ninja V Recorder
- Rode Videomic NTG
- Insta 360 One X
- 4 Variable ND filters, a Circular Polarizer, and an ND1000 filter
- Shure in-ear headphones
- PolarPro Slate memory card case
- A fun little packing cube type thing with hard drives, cables, charging solutions, pens, adapters, etc