Masquer Ministries: “Traditions: A Classic Christmas Concert”

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”494294b1cacc7d48″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] My church is blessed to be the “home theater” for Masquer Ministries…a phenomenal troupe of dedicated volunteer actors and musicians.  Over the years they’ve been with us, they’ve done some wonderful productions, but in this man’s opinion, their new production of “Traditions: A Classic Christmas Concert” outshines them Read more about Masquer Ministries: “Traditions: A Classic Christmas Concert”[…]

Paintball! You Bet!

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4925f12a127c93d1″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] As much as my daughter loves posing for portraits, my son does not…unless of course, it involves putting on his paintball gear and channeling Chuck Norris. Even then, I get a lot of “Are we done yet, Dad…?”. Nevertheless, I’ve collected a few shots of Conner–both studio portraits, Read more about Paintball! You Bet![…]

Update on Cat’s Senior Portraits

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”491e18522255ecae” width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] Hi Friends, Well, we’ve finished most of Cat’s senior portraits. I say “most” because we may still add more as the mood strikes. We’ve already got at least one more shoot planned, perhaps for this weekend if the timing works out, that should render some cool images.  [More Read more about Update on Cat’s Senior Portraits[…]

Dan Senior Portrait Wrap-up: Video and Magazine

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4918fc2215e13b35″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] We finished Dan’s senior portraits this past weekend. What a great guy to work with! He was extremely patient with me telling him to “raise your chin just a little…turn just a bit to the left…no just your body…turn just your eyes toward me…”   Click on the Read more about Dan Senior Portrait Wrap-up: Video and Magazine[…]

Photos from Historic Los Angeles Field Trip

[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”491902e1b352c07e” width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] I went on a class field trip with my son last week to historic old Los Angeles. Took the train from Santa Ana to Union Station in LA, and wandered around Olvera Street and the Plaza for a couple hours.  Great fun! More importantly, I had a blast Read more about Photos from Historic Los Angeles Field Trip[…]

Senior Portrait Shoot: Dan – Class of 2009

Did a shoot this morning with Dan P., one of my Worship Team members and all around good guy. Shot in Old Towne Orange (again)…a target-rich-environment for senior portraiture locations. We were joined by friend and student of mine, Wayne Howarth, who was kind enough to act as my V.A.L. (voice-activated lightstand) for the shoot. Read more about Senior Portrait Shoot: Dan – Class of 2009[…]

Update on my Print-on-Demand Magazine

Well, I received the proof of my first print-on-demand magazine today and I must say I’m impressed!  The print quality is excellent, the paper is a nice weight, and the color matching is exactly what I expected.  (I used MagCloud’s provided ICC profile for soft proofing on my calibrated monitor).  The entire operation is just really slick!

I’m working on my daughter’s Senior magazine now, and hopefully it will go a little faster.  (Always a few bumps the first time around). 

Here’s one image that we shot the other evening.  Turned into a family affair as in addition to my lovely daughter / model, my wife and son provided support as voice-activated light stands.

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My First Foray into Print-on-Demand Publishing

A fellow photographer recently turned me on to the concept of print on demand magazines when he asked me to contribute a couple of articles to a new photography magazine he’s starting.  (I’ll post the link when it’s actually available in the next couple of weeks).  Having completed my contribution to the photography magazine, I Read more about My First Foray into Print-on-Demand Publishing[…]