Posts By Brad Moore

First off I’d like to thank Scott and Brad for giving me the opportunity to write today’s Guest Blog. I’m really very proud to be the first German on here, after meeting Scott this year in Cologne in Germany on his ‘Shoot it, Light it, Retouch it’ tour. (Or has ‘Calvinizer’ Calvin Hollywood maybe also written a contribution!?!?) Well, OK, just to be sure, I won’t talk about photography in today’s blog. Instead I’ll devote my attention to the topic of Computer Generated Imaging. The first time I came across CGI was about 4 years ago. I was so fascinated that I immediately gave up my job as advertising director with a major company in order to be able to concentrate completely on my own creative work.  In 2009, along with my partner Thomas Bach, I set up a studio for photography, CGI and…

Hey gang, Brad Moore here with lots of news and updates! Help-Portrait on The Grid TODAY at 2:00pm Tune in live today at 2:00pm for a special episode of The Grid with Jeremy Cowart! Jeremy's dropping by to talk about Help-Portait, the movement that encourages photographers to give back to their community by helping people in need. You can find out more at and by tuning in today at 2:00p! Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers Available for Pre-Order Photoshop Guy Corey Barker's first solo book is at the printer and will be in-stock soon. Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers is jam-packed with amazing design tips in CS5 and it's really one of the first books of its kind because it's all about design. Whether you want to create eye-popping commercial effects for client projects or take your own photos and turn…

Am I good enough? It’s a question that I have often asked myself. When I am entertaining the idea of a new venture or project, a leap into unfamiliar territory, the question pops into my head accompanied with an all too familiar physical sensation of tightness in my chest and the palpable quickening of my heart. Can I do it? Do I have what it takes to make it happen? I was examining the answer to those questions while doing an exercise in which I needed to create a timeline beginning from the completing of high school to today. In it, I needed to document my professional life as well as my personal life and note the high points and low points of both. Admittedly, I didn’t look forward to this exercise, because the thought that immediately came to mind were the myriad of…

Brad Moore here with the latest news. Here we go: Jeremy Cowart's LifeFinder Tour Jeremy Cowart is hitting the road for a few weeks, bringing his LifeFinder seminar to a city near you. For $179, you'll get an 8-hour day with Jeremy, plus his LifeFinder DVD, and you can bring someone who needs it most! Dates are below, and you can find all the info at 11.28 - Los Angeles 11.30 - Dallas 12.02 - Seattle 12.05 - New York City 12.07 - Chicago 12.13 - Nashville 12.17 - Atlanta Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live! Scott is bringing his hugely popular tour to San Francisco on November 14, and Seattle on November 21! Get all the info over at, sign up and come see us! :) Two new classes up on this week! Bill Fortney is back with Close-Up:…

“What type of photography do you do?” This seems to be the first question most people ask when they discover you are somewhat competent with the camera. I still don’t have a clear answer to this question. However, during a trip to Guatemala two years ago I quickly realized that travel/mission-oriented photography captivated me the most. It was the first time since I started doing photography that I was able to get out of the bubble that is America. Being in such humble, yet beautiful, conditions really showed me the power that this medium possessed.

Last year I had the chance to visit Haiti about 5 months after the quake. I went there to do make some images for Mission of Hope Haiti. MOH Haiti is an amazing organization that does so much that it’s difficult to know where to begin. For starters, on their grounds alone they have an orphanage, a school, a church, and a prosthetics lab. So many lives have been impacted and even saved by them. The mission is also so well run that they were more equipped than almost anyone else in the nation for the earthquake. In fact, they served more meals to people in the first week than the UN. It’s pretty unreal. To hear the doctors speak about the quake was chilling. They said the first victim arrived within 10 minutes, and that began a 36 hour marathon of emergency surgeries.

Also, the fact that they had a prosthetic lab was an absolute God send, in every sense of the word. They have a doctor who specializes in prosthetics come almost weekly to serve the people who need artificial limbs. I was allowed to ride along to drop some of the patients off at their homes on one occasion. Here are some images from that:

The entrance to one of the tent communities that housed a few of the patients

A sister comes home after getting fitted for a prosthetic

Several more kind folks

A man getting fitted back at the mission

The thing that struck me about the people was their real joy, despite their loss. They were so eager to love and to be hospital. It started to drizzle while I was there and I heard a woman calling to me in Creole. I went over to her and she took my camera and put it in a plastic bag to protect it. This is the heart of the people.

On another day we were taking a walk through a neighboring village. Because my guide had a good relationship with them, several of the people allowed me to make portraits of them.

A little girl and her puppy

A worker who is helping to rebuild

A kind older gentleman

One day we took the orphans from the mission to the beach. Here is a little girl experiencing the shore, maybe for the first time

Something about Haiti that I did not anticipate was the beauty…oh the beauty. We often hear of the poverty or the despair, and while that is a reality for many people there, there is an incredible amount of beauty as well.

The view from Mission of Hope Haiti