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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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Industrial / Manufacturing Commercial Photography – New Website

Industrial / Manufacturing Commercial Photography – New Website

I’m pleased to be able to share one of my favorite recent photography projects now that client’s new website is online.  The company specializes in die casting, so I got to work with molten aluminum, powder coating, and all kinds of really cool machinery.  I loved every minute of it!  The industrial / manufacturing environment is a […]

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The Faces of Freedom Project Veteran Portraits – Orange Plaza July 2016

Hi Friends, I’ve finished the Faces of Freedom Project portraits from the Orange Plaza July 2016  gathering, and they’re all here in the gallery below. If you had your portrait done that evening, feel free to download the 5×7 printable version from the gallery below. To download, click on the smaller thumbnail image to view the full size image. […]

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Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits-OC Stand Down 2015

Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits-OC Stand Down 2015

Hi Friends, I’ve been rolling out finished portraits from the Faces of Freedom Project session at the 2015 Orange County Stand Down over the past couple weeks. I’ve finally finished the entire session, and they’re all here in the gallery below. If you had your portrait done at the hangar that day, feel free to […]

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New Veterans Portraits Added to Faces of Freedom Project

New Veterans Portraits Added to Faces of Freedom Project

Hi Friends, I am blessed with opportunity.  Recently, I was privileged to photograph about 60 veterans at the Orange Plaza Flag Ceremony for the Faces of Freedom Project.  They ranged from 90+ year old WWII vets (both men and women) to soldiers who served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, to active duty personnel.  Wow!  I […]

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New Faces of Freedom Portrait: 2AC Robert J. Haverstick – USAF

New Faces of Freedom Portrait: 2AC Robert J. Haverstick – USAF

Family History – USAF Airman Robert J. Haverstick I have a special place in my heart for our nation’s military servicemen and women: both veterans and active duty personnel.  So, it’s with great pride and gratitude that I am able to add a portrait of my own dad, Robert J. Haverstick, to my “Faces of Freedom […]

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How To Create a Watermark in Adobe Lightroom

How To Create a Watermark in Adobe Lightroom

Hi Friends, Most of you know I watermark EVERYTHING that I put online.  We could discuss the pros and cons of watermarking (branding, way for people to find you, identifies the image as yours in a visible way, gets in the way of appreciating the image, etc.), but that’s not the point of this post. […]

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High-Speed Sync How-To: My First Article for SLR Lounge

High-Speed Sync How-To: My First Article for SLR Lounge

Hi Friends, I’m a big fan of off camera flash, and use it extensively in outdoor and harsh lighting situations.  I’ve authored an article on the topic for SLR Lounge.  Check it out at: http://www.slrlounge.com/broad-daylight-flash-sun-high-speed-sync Let me know what you think…? Thanks for dropping by! J

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A Phew Photos from Phatcon 2014

A Phew Photos from Phatcon 2014

Hi Friends, I had the distinct privilege of attending my first cosplay / comic convention this past weekend.  “Phatcon 2014,” hosted by Phat Collectibles of Anaheim, CA drew quite a crowd of cosplayers and non-costumed comic fans. The venue was a little tight, so I didn’t stay for too long, but did manage to grab a few […]

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DIY Tip: Modifying the Honl Speed Grids Step-by-Step

DIY Tip: Modifying the Honl Speed Grids Step-by-Step

I’m a HUGE fan of David Honl’s hotshoe flash modifiers:  I use his Speed Grids, snoots, gobos, and straps all the time.   The Speed Grid is one of my most oft-used modifiers.  It allows me to constrain the light from my speedlights but gives a lovely feathered edge to the circle of light. I […]

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