Kolari 720nm Infrared Drop-In Filter - How to get started with IR photography

April 02, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Infrared photography is a unique and creative form of photography that produces stunning and surreal images. Infrared light, which is outside of the visible spectrum, can reveal hidden details in your images and add a dreamy and otherworldly quality to your photos. To capture infrared light, you need a camera and lens that are specifically designed...
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Travis Brooks Photography: Your Top Portrait Photographer in Ohio & Beyond

March 13, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Hey there, friends! It's Travis Brooks, the face behind the lens at Travis Brooks Photography. Can you believe it's been over a decade since I started this incredible journey of photography? I've had the absolute joy of capturing the magic of weddings, the warmth of family bonds, the excitement of senior year, and everything in between. Across the...
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Dancing in the Park

December 06, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
This past summer I had the opportunity to photograph with Hayley, who is a very skilled and talented contortionist and dancer. I wanted to showcase her talent of dance while also incorporating some architectural aspects and dimensions to the shoot. We opted for the Tappan Square, which is a park centrally located in downtown Oberlin, Ohio. I had be...
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The Sigma 14-24 2.8 DG Ultra Wide Angle

July 24, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
The Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens is perfect for photographers who love to capture the world in all its wide-angle glory. It's the lens that's always ready to go, no matter what kind of adventure you're embarking on. I decided to pick one up from Adorama shortly before my road trip to Utah this past Spring. I wanted to see how well it would p...
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My Guide to an Unforgettable Senior Photo Session

May 30, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
In my over 12 years of photography, I have to say high school seniors have to be my all time favorite group of people to photograph. There is so much creativity that can be infused into each senior session, whether it is showcasing athletic power and might or capturing a fun energetic personality, seniors are a lot of fun! Before you know it, gradu...
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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens

April 26, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
As a wedding and senior photographer, I know that having the right gear is crucial to capturing the perfect shot. A high-quality telephoto zoom lens is an essential tool for capturing those intimate and emotional moments during a wedding. It is also important when you need the flexibility and range when photographing many other styles and genres of...
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Brittany & Tim

February 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
This past September I had the opportunity to photograph the Wedding of Tim and Brittany in Westlake, Ohio. I have known Brittany for many many years from riding the same school bus together in High School to going to the same youth group at church. I was very honored and grateful to be able to capture her big day. As with most weddings, the prep...
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The Helios 44-2 58mm f/2: A Classic Lens for Creative Photography

February 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
The Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 is a classic lens that has been popular among photographers for decades. This lens, which was originally manufactured in the Soviet Union in the 1970s, has become a cult favorite among photographers for its unique character and versatility. I've spent some time, in both personal and professional applications, exploring what...
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The Exposure Triangle: Understanding the Fundamentals of Photography

January 22, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Photography is an art form that requires a combination of technical skills and creative vision. One of the most important concepts in photography is the exposure triangle, which refers to the three elements that determine the exposure of an image: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These 3 fundamental functions of a camera all control the driving fo...
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Wedding on the Portage River

October 25, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Chris and Amanda had the perfect spot along the Portage River to have the celebration of their wedding. The weather on that early September day was perfect and made the outdoor festivities even better. I am thankful to have been a part of their special day and celebrating their marriage. We were also able to photograph right on the Portage River an...
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Ryan & Taylor

October 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Barn on Enchanted Acres in Dennison Ohio served as the perfect backdrop for Ryan and Taylor's wedding day. When the Ohio weather brought snow, Ryan and Taylor were able to quickly transform their outdoor wedding into the perfect indoor ceremony. I had so much fun photographing this wedding as both the couple and location lent themselves to pict...
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Alaska - The Ultimate Destination

July 06, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
It has been 3 years since my trip to Alaska and I can still vividly remember the grandiose landscapes and larger than life vistas. In 2019, myself along with a group of teenagers and fellow adults traveled to Kenai Alaska for a missions trip organized by New Life Church in Sandusky, Ohio. The youth group was traveling to help with the yearly Salmo...
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Greene Family

June 28, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph the Greene family over the years. They all bring so much fun and excitement to their sessions. It is also exciting to be able to continue to see each of the kids grow and feel more and more relaxed during their sessions. This alone helps in capturing those special, genuine moments that will...
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Vigour Auto

May 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I've had the very fun opportunity to photograph a longtime friend's new businesses venture and startup. Starting a few years ago, Joey had become interested in detailing cars, with a goal of one day being able to work on high end and exotic cars. As one of the only high end car detailers in the area, he was pioneering the market and building his cl...
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Andrew, Class of 2022

April 25, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I had such a fun time photographing Andrew's senior photos! I had known Andrew and his mom for a few years, photographing a couple family sessions and a wedding. So it was exciting to have the opportunity to photograph Andrew for his official senior photos. We ended up shooting at the Schoepfle Gardens in Birmingham. This location was well mani...
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