Friday, January 01, 2016

New Beginning

As always, January jump starts the New Year. For some, there will be hope for a better year than 2015. For others, last year was terrific and they're looking for more of the same. Whatever it is that you're hoping for in 2016, best wishes for success.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

On the beach in Laguna

Sometimes the subject, location and lighting just all come together beautifully. And I was even given a snapshot of myself in action!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Individual Style

It's important for anyone interested in becoming a photographer to build a solid foundation by learning basic skills of lighting, exposure and composition - among other things. Taking a few nice shots while the camera is in "P" mode (that's Program, not Professional) does not prepare you for handling the challenges of a real paid photo shoot. I love learning something that will benefit me in my work, and I enjoy viewing many types of photography.  However, I would caution someone who looks at someone else's work and simply sets out to reproduce it. Instead, take what you learn and be inspired by photographs that you admire - but go out and develop your own style. Use your skills to create images that are yours. This is what ultimately will set you apart from competitors. Your individual style.

Friday, January 16, 2015

High School Photo Shoot

I worked with an administrator to gather images for a new website within a local high school district. Here's a shot of the varsity cheerleaders practicing their routines.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Food & Wine Festival 2014

Well, it's obviously been awhile since I've updated this blog. In addition to being busy, and since social media gets so much attention, that's where I've been directing my posts.
Anyway, an annual event that I love shooting is the Fall Food & Wine Festival that benefits a local hospital's trauma care center. The event is a lot of fun and raises money for a great cause, helping the surrounding community. Here, one of the food vendors prepares some amazing burgers to serve.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.  Each year, nurses throughout the country are honored for their compassionate and skillful care of their patients. It was a pleasure to photograph the recent honorees at a local hospital and hear the incredible stories surrounding great nurses.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Glendora Fire

A fire started early this morning in the foothills of Glendora. The smoke quickly filled the sky and created an ominous looking sunrise. At the time of this post, over 1700 acres had burned, a couple of homes were destroyed, and arrests were made because of suspicious activity in the area.