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Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days

Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days

Seems to be the season for Civil War re-enactment in Southern California!  And this weekend, Huntington Beach Central Park in Orange County, California, was the place to be.  Folks came from all over the country for this annual event. The weekend included concerts by Civil War bands playing period-authentic instruments, mock battles, the Gettysburg address delivered […]

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Civil War Portraits

I met and photographed Howell at a recent Civil War Days event at the Heritage Museum of Orange County.  Howell plays a circa 1870 Lenhart left-handed tuba, and became interested in Civil War re-enactment via an introduction to a group through Tuba Christmas.  I found him with several members of a military band who were warming up when […]

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Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation

Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation

Engaging in Art I recently had the opportunity to “participate in” the 14th Factory art installation: a multi-media art and documentary experience by British artist Simon Birch.  The 14th Factory experience takes place in a repurposed bakery in downtown Los Angeles, and involves a series of video, sculpture, painting and performance exhibits. Photography is encouraged, so I took both the Hasselblad […]

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The Falcon Has Landed!  (Working with Film from the Apollo 15 Moon Mission)

The Falcon Has Landed! (Working with Film from the Apollo 15 Moon Mission)

I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found a box of photographic films in his desk drawer.  Turns out the box contained two partial rolls and several cut slides of 70mm film from the 1971 Apollo 15 mission!  What a […]

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New Years Resolution – Update Your Lightroom Metadata Template

New Years Resolution – Update Your Lightroom Metadata Template

Hi Friends.  The start of a new year is a great reminder for many things.  With the celebrations behind us, and hopefully a full photography calendar ahead, now is a good time to update our Adobe Lightroom metadata template!  Here’s how: In Lightroom, from the Metadata menu, choose “Edit Metadata Presets…” If you have a metadata preset that […]

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