Wednesday, September 30, 2009

L.A. County Fair

My family & I made our annual visit to the L.A. County Fair today and I decided to indulge in a delicious funnel cake with strawberries and whipped cream. Mmmmm!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


This is from an event I photographed last night. Check out the tie!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hampton Inn

I traveled up to Elk Grove, California (near Sacramento) to photograph some commercial property for a client on Monday & Tuesday. When I checked into the Hampton Inn, they were out of standard rooms, so I got a free upgrade to a suite! What a nice, clean room. Very comfortable and roomy. And there was a good full breakfast buffet waiting for me downstairs in the morning. Thumbs up to Hampton Inn! I'd definitely stay there again.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bouncing Light

I photographed an event this week for the National Charity League Juniors. They asked for a few informal group shots. Since I did not bring studio lighting with me, I looked for a spot where a small light (Canon flash) could be bounced into a white area to create a larger light source for a group photo. I stood on a low stage with a projector screen hanging on the wall behind me, swiveled my on-camera flash to point directly at the screen, and created this portrait with nice even lighting. While I would prefer to bring in light more from the side, the large white screen worked very well in this situation.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Blue Panther

The elementary school that I photographed this morning for their website has a panther as their mascot. But, this isn't just any panther and it does look familiar. That's because the artist who created the Pink Panther had a grandchild who attended this school many years ago and he re-created his famous panther as the school mascot. . .but in blue.