Tips and Tricks for Better Landscape Photography (Part 1)

  There’s just something about venturing out in nature with the challenge of capturing some of the amazing beauty of creation: waiting patiently for the perfect opportunity, all the while appreciating the moment-by-moment changes in the scenery as sun and clouds trek across the sky. Over the next couple posts, I’ll offer a few photography tips Read more about Tips and Tricks for Better Landscape Photography (Part 1)[…]

New Senior Portrait Magazine – Tom Penner: SHHS Class of 2012

Had a great time shooting with Tom Penner last week – on stage, at school, and on the street hockey  “rink”! Tom’s senior portrait magazine–featuring more than 30 images from our session–is now available for preview and purchase at the link below. Give it a look-see, and let me know what you think! __________________________________________________________ Senior Read more about New Senior Portrait Magazine – Tom Penner: SHHS Class of 2012[…]

Senior Portrait Hockey Shoot w/Behind the Scenes Lighting Setup

A few teaser images from a senior portrait shoot this week. Tom’s an avid street hockey player and a rabid Anaheim Ducks fan, so we wanted to capture some of that passion in his portrait session. It’s been a bit rainy here in SoCal this week, so we were fortunate to shoot between storms, and Read more about Senior Portrait Hockey Shoot w/Behind the Scenes Lighting Setup[…]

Brenda and Don’s Wedding Photography Magazine – Available Now

With This Ring…: With This Ring – Brenda and Don The wedding album of Brenda and Don Pittman. Hi Friends! I had the privilege of photographing Brenda and Don’s Orange County wedding earlier this month – a beautiful backyard ceremony… I’m pleased to announce that their wedding “album” is now available for preview and purchase in both Read more about Brenda and Don’s Wedding Photography Magazine – Available Now[…]

Motortrend Magazine Picked Up Some of My Mercedes Benz Images!

Hi Friends, I recently did some photography for Mercedes Benz, shooting their SL550 launch event at Warner Bros Studios and the Hollywood Hills “hidden racetrack.”  Some of my images were picked up by Mercedes Benz MB! online magazine, and I just found out that one of the Motortrend Magazine journalists who was there for the Read more about Motortrend Magazine Picked Up Some of My Mercedes Benz Images![…]

New Camera? Overwhelmed? Start here…

Hi Friends, As a photography instructor, I frequently encounter folks who are simply overwhelmed by the options available on their digital cameras: exposure modes (full auto, program auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual); scene modes (nighttime portrait, sunny mountain ski slope, running man, cute cat playing piano for YouTube, etc.); ISO;  flash modes…the list goes Read more about New Camera? Overwhelmed? Start here…[…]

Engagement Portraits – Nina and Joe

Hi Friends, Following are a few of my favorite photos from Nina and Joe’s engagement portrait session last weekend. What a terrific shoot!  Nina and Joe are avid hikers, and wanted their engagement portraits to reflect that passion. So, off we went to Chino Hills and Carbon Canyon Regional parks for some lovely location portraits! Read more about Engagement Portraits – Nina and Joe[…]

Get Your Wide Angle On: 4 Tips for Using Your Wide Angle Lens More Effectively

Get Closer to Your Subject “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Getting close to your subject, filling the frame with what you want your viewer to focus on, creates interest.  We’re naturally drawn to whatever is closest in the frame: the assumption being that if it’s close and large, it must Read more about Get Your Wide Angle On: 4 Tips for Using Your Wide Angle Lens More Effectively[…]