Recovering Fujifilm FP100C Negatives – Step-By-Step

I get a lot of inquiries about how I recover my Fujifilm FP100C negatives for digitizing / scanning.  There are numerous videos online that show that process –that’s how I learned — and I’ve taken a bit from several different sources and refined my own technique.   First – a bit of background.  Fujifilm FP100C Read more about Recovering Fujifilm FP100C Negatives – Step-By-Step[…]

Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits-Field of Valor 2017

The Faces of Freedom Project Portraits I had the privilege once again to create portraits of a number of veterans for The Faces of Freedom Project at the 2017 Field of Valor at Handy Park in Orange, CA.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, surrounded by a field of 1776 American flags Read more about Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits-Field of Valor 2017[…]

Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days

Seems to be the season for Civil War re-enactment in Southern California!  And this weekend, Huntington Beach Central Park in Orange County, California, was the place to be.  Folks came from all over the country for this annual event. The weekend included concerts by Civil War bands playing period-authentic instruments, mock battles, the Gettysburg address delivered Read more about Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days[…]

Civil War Portraits

I met and photographed Howell at a recent Civil War Days event at the Heritage Museum of Orange County.  Howell plays a circa 1870 Lenhart left-handed tuba, and became interested in Civil War re-enactment via an introduction to a group through Tuba Christmas.  I found him with several members of a military band who were warming up when Read more about Civil War Portraits[…]

Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation

  Engaging in Art I recently had the opportunity to “participate in” the 14th Factory art installation: a multi-media art and documentary experience by British artist Simon Birch.  The 14th Factory experience takes place in a repurposed bakery in downtown Los Angeles, and involves a series of video, sculpture, painting and performance exhibits. Photography is encouraged, so I took both the Read more about Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation[…]

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 Read more about The Falcon Has Landed! (Working with Film from the Apollo 15 Moon Mission)[…]

New Years Resolution – Update Your Lightroom Metadata Template

Hi Friends.  The start of a new year is a great reminder for many things.  With the celebrations behind us, and hopefully a full photography calendar ahead, now is a good time to update our Adobe Lightroom metadata template!  Here’s how: In Lightroom, from the Metadata menu, choose “Edit Metadata Presets…” If you have a metadata preset that Read more about New Years Resolution – Update Your Lightroom Metadata Template[…]

The Faces of Freedom Project – ArtVenture 2016 – New Veterans Portraits

I had the opportunity to create portraits of a number of veterans and active duty military personnel for The Faces of Freedom Project today at the Costa Mesa ArtVenture event.  Awesome location – and I had a great time chatting with a number of vets. If you had your portrait done today, feel free to download Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – ArtVenture 2016 – New Veterans Portraits[…]

The Faces of Freedom Project – Orange Field of Valor – New Veterans Portraits

I had the opportunity to create portraits of a number of veterans and active duty military personnel for The Faces of Freedom Project this past weekend at the Field of Valor at Handy Park in Orange, CA.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, surrounded by a field of 1776 American Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – Orange Field of Valor – New Veterans Portraits[…]

The Faces of Freedom Project – New Veterans Portraits

I had the opportunity to create portraits of a number of veterans and active duty military personnel for The Faces of Freedom Project this past weekend at the Patriots and Paws 2nd Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at Canyon RV Park in Yorba Linda.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – New Veterans Portraits[…]