Sports Portaits For Kids | Baltimore Maryland | Off Camera Lighting

Sports Portraits For Kids | Baltimore Maryland | Off Camera Lighting

Being that I’m originally from Baltimore Maryland I tend to travel back there frequently for different events. This past trip was for my 20 year high school reunion…Go Loch Raven Raiders!

I had the chance to shoot some sports portraits for a clients kids. One of them being a gymnast and the other a football player. We found a high school with a nice track and cool looking stadium to use for our backdrop.

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Motive Interactive | Commercial & Advertising Photography | San Diego

Motive Interactive | Commercial & Advertising Photography | San Diego

I have the opportunity to team up with Motive Interactive to create some images of their brand new modern work space.

Here you’ll see some of the before and after images.

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Polaroid Land Camera | Analog Film Photography

Polaroid Land Camera | Analog Film Photography

Recently I picked up a couple Polaroid Land Cameras and Fujifilm FP-3000b & FP-100c instant film.  I’ve been shooting all over San Diego from Gaslamp, La Jolla to the Salton Sea.  Here are some of my shots.

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Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash Test Shoot | San Diego Professional Portrait Photography

Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash Test Shoot | San Diego Professional Portrait Photography

I had the opportunity to test out a pair of the brand new & back-ordered Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flashes. The Profoto B1 is bigger than a speedlight and smaller than a monolight. The Profoto B1 offers 500 watts per second power, TTL for Canon shooters and an exchangeable high capacity battery that is integrated with the flash. I was able to shoot with the pair of Profoto B1s for a full day, so I took advantage of the small but powerful size and pushed the limits a little bit.

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Commercial Portraiture | Fake Chase Jarvis | Studio Photography

Commercial Portraiture | Fake Chase Jarvis | Studio Photography

That time I almost shot a portrait of the photographic master himself Chase Jarvis…or what it his clone, or a long lost brother or something.

Actually I shot my friend and fellow photographer Gregory Cain. Greg and I had not hung out in a bit, so we decided to meet up and talk shop. Before that happened I decided to invite him over to the studio to knock out a professional portrait for him. He gets a new shot and I get an image to throw in my portfolio, win / win!

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San Diego Family Portraits | Golden Hill Park | Brenizer Method

San Diego Family Portraits | Golden Hill Park | Brenizer Method

Once again I stopped by the beautiful Golden Hill Park just outside of downtown San Diego for a super fun family portrait session.  This time I wanted to try and create a really nice image that my client would consider fine art.  Something that they would want to have blown up and hanging in the favorite room to show it off to their friends and family.  My clients and I shot at several difference locations around the park, in the shade, in the grass, and then I spotted them just relaxing playing with their son Xander in this little area.  I decided to attempt a bokehrama, also know as the Brenizer method.

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San Diego Professional Head Shots | Misa Tanaka | The Amazing Race

San Diego Professional Head Shots | Misa Tanaka | The Amazing Race

I recently had a head shot session with my good friend and The Amazing Race contestant Misa Tanaka. I knew she was in need to update her online professional head shots so I invited her over to the studio for a quick shoot!
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The Blackwells | Napa Valley | Wedding Portraits

The Blackwells | Napa Valley | Wedding Portraits

I had the privilege to photograph my dear friends Todd & Michele’s dream wedding on their family’s property in Napa Valley, California. Nothing compares to a wedding ceremony with vineyards and the sun setting in the background. This beautiful wedding was planned by Bliss Event Productions located in Benicia, California.

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Vegan Fashion & Food Blogger | San Diego | Golden Hill Park

Vegan Fashion & Food Blogger | San Diego | Golden Hill Park

I had the chance to work with Karissa after about a year since our last shoot together. This time Karissa was launching a new personal blog (Vegan A La Mode) and needed to update her photos for her social media profiles.  Her blog shows that food and fashion can be delightfully cruelty free. You’ll find chic looks that are free from animal materials and sinfully indulgent recipes that are completely vegan.

I thought the perfect place for the shoot would be one of my favorite little parks in San Diego overlooking the downtown skyline.  

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Self Portrait | Project 365 |San Diego Professional Portrait Photographer

Self Portrait | Project 365 |San Diego Professional Portrait Photographer

I’m finally attempting to complete my first project 365.  For motivation I decided to create a group on Facebook to include other photographers in an effort for all of us to successfully complete a project 365. For those of you that don’t know, a project 365 challenges a photographer to take at least one single image per day for an entire year.

After spending all day editing, I stopped off to read Strobist. I then remembered a self portrait that David Hobby took a few years back. I decided that image would be my inspiration for image #2 of 365.

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This is how I set up the shot…

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