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[…]

Tom Hiddleston Stopped by the Studio… sort of

Hi Friends – Inspired by a recent post by my Photoshop idol, Glyn Dewis, Tom Hiddleston and I spent a little quality time in the studio this week.  And by studio, I mean my dining room table.  And by Tom Hiddleston, I mean the Loki 1/6 scale figure from Hot Toys. But even though it was Read more about Tom Hiddleston Stopped by the Studio… sort of[…]

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 Read more about Industrial / Manufacturing Commercial Photography – New Website[…]

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. Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project Veteran Portraits – Orange Plaza July 2016[…]