Air! Skateboarders at Centennial Park

Stopped by the Centennial skateboard park this afternoon on my way to a shoot and grabbed a few quick stills with the D2x / Nikkor 12-24mm combo.  I’d love to go back and do it right sometime, but this sated my need to shoot something today… [clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”4ac03cdfec479a62″ width=”432″ height=”240″ domain=””] Thanks for Read more about Air! Skateboarders at Centennial Park[…]

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk-Old Towne Orange, CA

Hi Friends, I had the privilege of leading the Old Towne Orange, CA Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2009.  Had about 45 local photographers join us for the walk around Old Towne Saturday morning.  We were among about 30,000 walkers in over 900 cities worldwide that participated in the event. I had so much fun chatting Read more about Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk-Old Towne Orange, CA[…]

I’ve Been Published!

About a year ago, one of my students, Karen Dorame, approached me about using some of my photos in a book she was working on for Amherst Media (a publishing house that focuses mainly on photography-related titles). Well, last night, I saw the finished book: available now at and bookstores everywhere: These are the Read more about I’ve Been Published![…]

Gourds by Booker – the Shoot

My good friend, Booker Preston, is a podiatrist by day, and award-winning gourd artist by night.  I had done some portraits of Booker a while back, but today had a chance to do some studio shots of some of his beautiful pieces for a website. See more examples of his work at: Gourds by Booker. Read more about Gourds by Booker – the Shoot[…]

Drive-in: Shooting Classic Cars in Stanton, CA

Hi Friends, I don’t often photograph cars.  Unless you have complete control over the lighting and environment, it’s difficult to do it without getting reflections, people, trees, wires, and other distractions in the shot.  That being said, I did shoot a few at last weekend’s classic car show in Stanton, California. As you can see, Read more about Drive-in: Shooting Classic Cars in Stanton, CA[…]

Small Strobes Big Results Workshop comes to Orange County

Hi Friends, I was privileged yesterday to host David Tejada’s Small Strobes Big ResultsTM Workshop at my church in Anaheim.  David is a commercial photographer from Denver, CO who specializes in location corporate portraiture.  He has fully embraced the minimalist lighting approach and developed this hands-on workshop to share his knowledge of how to achieve studio-quality Read more about Small Strobes Big Results Workshop comes to Orange County[…]

Masquer Ministries Presents-One Voice: A Drama for Easter

[clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”49de7fbebdf5762a” width=”432″ height=”240″ domain=””] Hi Friends, I’ve been honored (and humbled) to be able to shoot the dress rehearsal of the last 4 or 5 productions of Masquer Ministries, a phenomenal drama troupe who make their home at our church in Anaheim.  Well, this week, I was able to get in the Read more about Masquer Ministries Presents-One Voice: A Drama for Easter[…]

Jake and Lisa: The Wedding…

[clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”49879ec54de17866″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=””] Hi Friends, Last fall, I shot engagement portraits for Lisa and Jake (proofs here and here), and had an absolute blast.  Lovely couple, fun to work with, and VERY photogenic. Well, their special day was last weekend, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Click on the Read more about Jake and Lisa: The Wedding…[…]

Photos from Historic Los Angeles Field Trip

[clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”491902e1b352c07e” width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=””] 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[…]