TIAA #2: “Wake Me Up”

This is a tale about the presentation of a dazzling image while being despondent and depressed in disguise.

Summer in Springtime

Seattle has been experiencing some exceptional summertime weather even though we’re only a month into Spring. In my experience, Aprils in Seattle have often been rainy, wet, and relatively cold. Every few years, for a period of a few days, we find ourselves as the recipients of an anomaly in the “usual” weather patterns or…

11 Years of TIA!

December 1, 2020 is, unbelievably, the 11th anniversary of TIA International Photography. This was the day that the City of Seattle registered TIA as a licensed sole proprietorship in the business of offering professional photography services back in 2009. This article serves as a greeting of gratitude for all of you who have been perpetually…

The City that Rises in the Meadows of the Desert

There is no doubt that Las Vegas is probably one of the most fascinating, spectacular, hyper, and quizzical cities in the world. “Las Vegas” actually means “The Meadows” or “Fertile Plains” in Spanish. The Meadows, today, is the largest city by population in the State of Nevada, and the 28th largest city in the United…

Timelapsin’ 2009 to 2014

After plenty of research and a few experiments, I have put together my first “real” time-lapse video. I recently purchased a wireless intervalometer and have been experimenting with some time-lapse photography! I call it the “first real time-lapse” because I discovered in my research that I was not compiling the exposures properly in previous videos!…

“Know Thy Printer. . .”

“Photographers, know thy printer, for the printer will forever portray your perspective to the world.” A most frustrating situation occurred in early November that has inevitably motivated me to narrate a very exasperating experience with you.  This story should be shared because it is a collection of events not dissimilar to a comedy of consecutive…

An Intro to Night Photography

Starbucks Coffee Company recently invited me to make a presentation about night photography for its internal photography club. It was a terrific event for which I had nearly a month to prepare. I was never nervous once until a few seconds after the presentation started on April 9th. A bout of apprehensiveness struck me, which…

Feature Photographer Interview: Rebecca Ang

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am thrilled to introduce you to the next photographer of TIA’s Feature Photographer series!  She’s Rebecca Ang, an incredibly talented and artistic photographer based in Singapore.  I initially came to know Rebecca’s work on Flickr and was so extremely enamored with her mesmerizing cityscapes of Singapore.  She is one of those…

Hope & Irresponsibility

I think it happened somewhere on Hope Street between  W. 2nd & W. 3rd Streets, possibly a little after 8pm. It was the fourth day of November in 2011, a Friday night. I was enjoying the urban grid of the streets of LA on what turned out to be a very clear night.  It had been raining when…

Happy New Year & Best Wishes for 2013

TIA International Photography would like to extend its warmest wishes of Joy, Happiness, Success, Prosperity, and Good Health to you and your families in the New Year. I’m going to challenge myself to make at least three postings every month on this blog.There is little sense having the handy tool if I do not use…

Can’t Get New York Out of My Head

Hi everyone!  Please enjoy my latest photo video showcase, featuring the mega-metropolis known as New York City.  This is my first full-length photo video since last year’s “Paris X.X.L.”!  In addition to my passion for night-time photography and aerial photography, I often like to compile the hundreds, if not thousands, of photographs from one location…

Feature Photographer Interview: Joshua Gunther

Ladies and Gentlemen, it brings me a lot of pleasure to introduce you to Joshua Gunther, a very talented photographer who has the keen ability to produce electrifying cityscape images.  I have been a fan of Josh’s work for a number of years, and I had the opportunity to meet him in Los Angeles in…

Feature Photographer Interview: Steve Rosset

Ladies and gentlemen from all realms of travel and photography, it is my genuine pleasure to introduce you to Steve Rosset, a world traveler whose characteristic photographs are always riveting and intriguing.  Steve and I crossed paths on Flickr back in 2009 and have been following each other’s work ever since.  We are hoping to…