Photographing the 2013 Marine Corps Ball (Orange County)

Greetings, friends! I was honored, once again, to be able to provide portraiture for the 2013 Orange County Marine Corps Ball this past weekend.  It was a pleasure to see some familiar folks from last year’s event again, as well as some new faces. What a privilege to be able to give a little back Read more about Photographing the 2013 Marine Corps Ball (Orange County)[…]

Corporate Portrait Session: LA Legal Group

Hi Friends, Photographed several members of an LA-based legal practice yesterday.  Their web folks needed a couple images right away, so I shot a few of my favorites off to them last evening. They used the following portrait of one of the principles in a composite for a promo push this afternoon: Great bunch of Read more about Corporate Portrait Session: LA Legal Group[…]

Get Your Wide Angle On: 4 Tips for Using Your Wide Angle Lens More Effectively

Get Closer to Your Subject “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Getting close to your subject, filling the frame with what you want your viewer to focus on, creates interest.  We’re naturally drawn to whatever is closest in the frame: the assumption being that if it’s close and large, it must Read more about Get Your Wide Angle On: 4 Tips for Using Your Wide Angle Lens More Effectively[…]

New Project – Steampunk Portraits!

This is Steampunk Think Jules Verne…Victorian England…Wild, Wild West (the 60’s TV show with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin, or the 90’s remake with Will Smith). It’s typically realized as a mixture of relatively conservative vintage fashion with elements of the mechanical.  And I’m hooked on the look!  And, apparently, I’m not the only one. Read more about New Project – Steampunk Portraits![…]

Jonsi-Inspired Portrait Shoot with Ian

A little over a year ago, my friend and director of Masquer Ministries, Ian, introduced me to the music of Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson – lead singer of the Icelandic post-rock group, Sigur Rós.  I’ve been a fan ever since. Apart from his music, Jónsi had a particular look for his “Go” album tour that I thought could Read more about Jonsi-Inspired Portrait Shoot with Ian[…]

Gamer…the Portrait

Hi Friends, In between client work, it’s important to keep the creative juices flowing. Having been subject to hours of squealing tires, revving engines, explosions, and apparent talking to himself (with the online games), I thought I’d try to capture some of the essence of the gaming experience with my son as prime portrait candidate. Read more about Gamer…the Portrait[…]

Vintage Fashion Shoot – Japanese and American ’40s / Modern

Hi Friends, Just before Christmas last year, I did some family Christmas portraits for my good friend, Booker, at an empty 1920s era hardware store in Yorba Linda, CA.  After we finished, I explored the shop a little further and found a terrific space that I just had to come back to for a portrait Read more about Vintage Fashion Shoot – Japanese and American ’40s / Modern[…]

Website Muscle Team Portraits

Hi Friends, Over the past couple months, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Sam Nelson and the team from Website Muscle: web designers extraordinaire, and a fun group of folks! I had the opportunity this week to photograph Sam, Tyree and Kate for their own website.  We did a bunch of individual portraits, Read more about Website Muscle Team Portraits[…]