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December 2014 - kale & cigarettes
blog Detroit City Photography

Detroit City Photography

Spent the day in Detroit with my brother James taking pictures. I told him I wanted “urban” so he took me to Eastern Market and I’m pretty sure it is where the word urban was invented. Made me laugh at myself for referring to Southern California as an urban environment. Detroit has true warehouses and …

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blog Dancersaurus: Urban Dance Photography with Sarah Navarrete

Dancersaurus: Urban Dance Photography with Sarah Navarrete

Dancersaurus (Sarah Navarrete) – An Urban Dance Photography Shoot modeling by Sarah Navarrete | photos by Kirk Hensler | styling by Sarah Navarrete Last week Sarah and I got together to talk about a photo project. Sarah is a BRILLIANT dancer but also a resident trouble maker. I have a soft spot in my heart …

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blog Life Rolled Up: First Communion to the Final Bus Ride

Life Rolled Up: First Communion to the Final Bus Ride

I stood in line, left hand over right. The robed man handed me the stale wafer and I ate it. I was too young for wine so I walked back to my seat. It was my first time and Mom smiled at me. Dad was still standing with the chalice in his hands. I didn’t …

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blog How to Become an Entrepreneur: The Real Story

How to Become an Entrepreneur: The Real Story

Working > Thinking It feels so good to sit down and write out all the things you want to accomplish in your life. Whether it’s a visual map or a vision board or just a list of goals, there’s something emotional and exciting about the experience. The thought that we can actually design our own …

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featured posts Videography

Videography

PROFESSIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY by KIRK HENSLER Becoming a videographer was an accident to be honest. I opened a yoga studio 5 years ago and couldn’t afford marketing collateral so I bought a $50 Flip camera and started making my own short commercials. The quality was obviously terrible but the story-telling was always there. I focus on …

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featured posts Photography

Photography

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY by KIRK HENSLER I took a black and white photography class in 9th grade with my mom’s old Pentax 35 mm film camera and stayed with it for the last 15 years. I opened a yoga studio in San Diego, CA 4 years ago and started taking photographs of my teachers. From there …

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blog How To Become A Professional Photographer On A Budget + List Of Equipment You Need.

How To Become A Professional Photographer On A Budget + List Of Equipment You Need.

If you’ve ever wanted to become a professional photographer but felt limited by the lack of affordable equipment to create high quality art, here are a few tips and recommended products to help you do a great job, and not have to sell your soul (or completely empty your bank account) in the process. I …

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500 Words Per Day That’s a Wrap: 30 Days of Writing

That’s a Wrap: 30 Days of Writing

2.9.15 Day 30 This is my last day. And fitting it’s the longest one to date. 7 hour flight, 5 hour layover, 11 hour flight, 4 hour layover, 3 hour flight, I’m home, disoriented and hoping the sun is warm on my face. In a month have I been able to accomplish anything? Am I …

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blog Why We Get Overwhelmed And How To Get Over It

Why We Get Overwhelmed And How To Get Over It

Being overwhelmed is a result of inaction. It stings a little because we know it’s true. We also know that means there’s no one else responsible but ourselves. It’s a bit like being backed up against a ledge. There are 2 choices: Work or Blame. I wrote an assessment called the “Working Styles Assessment” and …

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