Blessings to You in 2010!

[clearspring_widget title=”” wid=”4805fc0db4a3562c” pid=”4b36fd8edf7af440″ width=”432″ height=”240″ domain=””] We had a wonderful Christmas here in Southern California.  A quiet day with family. My mother-in-law gets me the Hallmark Star Trek ornament each year… My wife relegates them to the back side of the Christmas tree, but I have an entire fleet back there now! This is Read more about Blessings to You in 2010![…]

Our first Smiles Across the Miles Event: over 300 USMC families served!

[youtube=] Hi Friends, Some of you have been hearing about our new photo philanthropy volunteer venture: Smiles Across the Miles (  Our mission is to provide free portraiture for the families of our deployed military to keep them in touch and connected with their loved ones who are risking all to protect our freedoms here Read more about Our first Smiles Across the Miles Event: over 300 USMC families served![…]

Masquer Ministries: New Cast Portraits

[youtube=] Hi Friends, I’m shooting the dress rehearsal for Masquers’ new Christmas production: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” tonight, but did some new cast portraits on Sunday.  Really happy with the way they turned out.  See the Animoto video above… The Christmas production runs three nights: December 4-6th (doors open at 7:00 PM).  This musical, Read more about Masquer Ministries: New Cast Portraits[…]

On Reflection – More Classics

My friend Booker ( is an avid car photographer.  He has a cool “blackout” technique in which he selects the car and either lowers the luminosity of the background or drops out certain parts of the car, for example, leaving just the chrome.  Hard to imagine, but really cool. Well, inspired by Booker’s technique, I Read more about On Reflection – More Classics[…]

Hooked on Classics…

My friend, Booker, arranged for us to meet with Jon, a local classic car collector, this weekend.  I’ve photographed  classic cars at public events and typically there are all kinds of things that get in the way of making good photographs…power lines, trash bins, other cars, other people.  It was so cool to able to Read more about Hooked on Classics…[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]