• Thurz Portraits

    Working the Room

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    One of the reasons to fear location photography is the terror you experience when you first see the space you have to work with. The sun may be in the wrong place, the site may be difficult to reach, or the room may be cramped. But, solving those challenges is also what can make location photography so deeply satisfying.

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Notes to Friends

Putting the Speed in Lighting

Thursday, February 19, 2015

When I started using Speedlights, I was hoping that I might be able to use them for some of my work without feeling like I was cheating my clients. A few months and many projects later, the only one I feel like I’ve been cheating is myself—for not ditching the studio gear more often. These days my Speedlights are getting a very regular workout and I feel pretty foolish for not looking into them years ago.

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan Kicks Ass

Friday, July 18, 2014

Soccer star and swimsuit model Alex Morgan kicks ass—on the soccer field and in a swimsuit. Photographing her for Sports Illustrated is much more than an ordinary editorial assignment. Even after producing more than 50 portrait projects for them, every project arrives with both reverence and responsibility.

Vintage Camera

Surviving in the New Economy

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It’s true. Both Neil Leifer and Walter Iooss worked for free. In the book series Masters of Photography, Photographing Sports, Walter Iooss is quoted as saying, “Those were…

Derek Jeter

86 Seconds with Derek Jeter

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Derek Jeter is a lifetime New York Yankee baseball player. He is the only player in history to win both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World…

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Background

I'm an advertising and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. Photography is a career perfectly suited to my personality and it's all I've wanted to do since I was on the yearbook staff in 8th grade. Every project I work on gives me the opportunity to meet amazing people, learn something new and create a souvenir of the experience in the process.

Workshops

I teach week-long workshops in editorial portraiture and lighting each year at the Sports Photography Workshop held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado. I've also been a guest presenter at the Brooks Institute of Photography, the Atlanta Photojournalism Conference, and the SportsShooter Workshop.

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