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28 Apr 2015
Beating the Flow

Beating the Flow

Learning a new camera trick is both refreshing and exciting for me. I say refreshing not because “I know it all” but I have seen so many “tricks/tips” that I rarely raise my eyebrows because of something new. There is so much of the same regurgitated rhetoric out there that if you spend any time at all browsing the web you are bound to see the same ol’ hook over and over again. So what could possibly have piqued my […]

22 Apr 2015

Roem Baur

My buddy Roem Baur (You can find his music and site here ) was in town last week and he invited me to his show. He was playing at Tap 25, if you are in the East Bay and you find yourself needing to whet your whistle I recommend this place for sure (more info here ) The show was great of course, he has some amazing pipes and thats probably why he ended up on The Voice, although he […]

14 Apr 2015


Recently I have been reading about shooting with a specific goal in mind. To go out on a photowalk and shoot a color, a shape, an idea or really just whatever theme you can think of. I have read that it releases you to see just that theme in your environment. It helps you to cut through the clutter of your surroundings and hone in on an idea. On this photowalk that I took with my wife I wanted to do just […]

06 Apr 2015

LeAnn & Doug Portrait Session

I recently finished work for LeAnn and her boyfriend Doug. I shot some great portraits in the warm light from the sunset. I scouted a location before the session began and found an area with colorful graffiti that helped give a unique look to the portrait session. [photo_grid photos=”3399,3401,3400,3402,3398″ layout=”14″ spacing=”25″ fancybox=”true”]

21 Oct 2014

Steak House Shoot

I recently finished some commercial work for a local steak house shoot. I was put in charge of delivering three genres of photography for them. Product photography (plated food), architectural and lifestyle. Although I shoot product day in and day out this was going to be different. In my studio I have time to position the product and shape the light, enhance highlights or shadows and work my product to the final concept. With the steak house shoot I had […]

24 Sep 2014
Bell tower

Mission Bells

Mission Bells – Taken at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission in Monterey, CA While admiring the immaculate grounds at the Monterey Mission I decided that I wanted to practice my graphic focused photography. I started by turning my camera off and then let my eyes just wander. I was not looking for anything in particular. I just wanted to clear my mind, refresh my perspective and see things anew. I sat on a small stone fence and just soaked it all […]

18 Sep 2014

Smoke Trails

“Smoke Trails” is a personal photography project of mine to capture smoke. There were many photography projects that I have put on my “To Do” list. Most of them could not be accomplished until I got off camera flash and a trigger. Luckily I am now the owner of a 600EX-RT mega awesome boss flash and a ST-E3-RT remote trigger. Smoke Trails was going to be my first project that I accomplished. I LOVE the way that smoke bends. It is […]

26 Aug 2014
Image of Farmhouse Road

Farmhouse Road

This blog features yet another picture from my Highway 1 travels. I call this one Farmhouse Roads. This trip was all about leisure. We were taking our time driving down the 1, we had ample time until we would arrive at our next destination which was only about a 2 hour drive from Moneterey. I wanted to fully immerse myself into my craft. If I saw something that caught my eye then my obligation to myself was to stop and shoot […]

21 Aug 2014
Image of International Statement

International Statement

My wife and I were visiting one of our favorite day trip locations when I saw this truck out front of an old auto repair shop. I was immediately drawn to its bright red hood ornament and face mask like grill. The grill reminding me of optimus prime. I thought it was so cool and immediately took off to shoot it from as many angles as I thought would look good. I popped on my ultra wide 17-40mm and went to […]

19 Aug 2014
image of tiny town 2

Tiny Towns

In this picture that I call Tiny Towns I used perspective control to help the focus of the image. This technique is a trademark of a Tilt and Shift lens right out of camera, however with the digital age it can be replicated very quickly in post. I will take you through the process so that you can add it to some of your works. [photo_frame frame_style=”rounded”][/photo_frame] TINY TOWNS ISO 100 F/11 1/90sec Note: This effect tends to make it […]