When I was in high school, some friends and I made videos of us doing trampoline tricks and after a while, I thought, "We should make a website and post our videos there." That is when I discovered Weebly, a drag-and-drop website builder. It was really cool to be able to build and publish a website and that is when I got hooked. A few years later I took our "Intro to Website Design and Development" class in high school and that is when I figured out that I wanted to learn how to code.
I got started by doing a free weekend of Code School and learned the basics of HTML and CSS. At that time, I had also been learning graphic design and so I decided to make a website to display my design works. That site was pretty terrible, but everyone starts somewhere, right? I have come quite a long way since and I’m currently working on improving my overall skills and learning more all of the time to keep up with the changing web landscape.
Almost all of the websites I create are built using Jekyll and coded by hand. If you want to learn more about this version of my website, I will be re-launching the blog with a post all about it.
I’ve been around cameras for almost as long as I can remember. I was usually the one who would shoot and edit the trampoline videos that my friends and I made. When I first invested in my camera equipment I intended to make short films. Some friends and I got a crew together and shot this promo for an idea we had but unfortunately, that was as far as it went. I still enjoy making short videos when I have ideas and I have thought about starting a YouTube channel down the road.
The more videos I made, the more I started to focus on my still photography and that has become my main focus and passion. I love to work with people and shoot portraits and family photos. My friend Andrew and I started Maverick Photographics in June of 2017 because we wanted to help better serve the people in our area since there are not many affordable high-quality options available.
I have also taken a picture every day for over 2 years. I started a 365 project in 2015 to challenge myself and improve my skills and it’s been a lot of fun so far.
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