Harley-Davidson and Mission: Thank You

Harley-Davidson and Mission: Thank You

In May, I photographed the launch of Mission: “Thank You” which features Adam Sandoval giving away free Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The first of the free bikes was a surprise with the recipient Shane Kruchten not knowing he was getting the bike. It was a...
Cody Lovaas – Muirlands Middle School

Cody Lovaas – Muirlands Middle School

Back in March, I had a unique opportunity to photograph Cody Lovaas at my old middle school. When I went to Muirlands, back in early 1980’s, I never thought I would want to return, but that all changed when I found out that Cody was going to perform there as...
The Flaming Lips – Concert shoot

The Flaming Lips – Concert shoot

The Flaming Lips concert is more of a non-stop spectacle than a traditional concert. I have seen amazing photos of their shows for years and always wanted to photograph on of their shows. I recently had the chance when they came through San Diego and put on their...
Echoes of Gallows Hill

Echoes of Gallows Hill

Back in 2015 I photographed the amazing Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre perform Save My Soul as part of the San Diego Fringe Festival 2015 (you can see the photos Here). Then again in 2016 when they presented Mythos as part of San Diego Fringe Festival 2016 (you can see...
Nikon D7500 – A New DSLR

Nikon D7500 – A New DSLR

Nikon just announced a new DSLR, the Nikon D7500. This is a 20.9 megapixel DX sensor camera with a tilting touchscreen that shoots at 8 frames a second. This camera takes some of the best parts of the Nikon D500 and puts them into a smaller less expensive camera...
WonderCon 2017

WonderCon 2017

Every July I spend a week in geek heaven, commonly called The Con, or more accurately the San Diego Comic Con. The same people who put on the San Diego Comic Con also run WonderCon, which took place this past weekend in Anaheim, CA. and I was there for my first time...
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Concert Shoot 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Concert Shoot 2017

Last night I photographed the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Valley View Casino Center as the house photographer. This was a great night of music and photography. The Red Hot Chili Peppers put on a fantastic high energy show with everything a concert photographer could...
Switchfoot – Concert Shoot

Switchfoot – Concert Shoot

There are not many bands that I would brave the Orange County traffic for. Switchfoot is one of those bands and they didn’t disappoint. On Jan 25 I photographed them at the Grove of Anaheim and here are the photos. Share...
Zakk Sabbath World Tour – Concert Shoot

Zakk Sabbath World Tour – Concert Shoot

One of the first (and best) concert shoots of 2016 was the Gen Axe show at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. One of the highlights of that show was being able to photograph Zakk Wylde for the first time. 2017 has started off with a Zakk Wylde concert shoot but this time...
Looking back at 2016

Looking back at 2016

If there was a way to sum up 2016, it was the year that nothing went quite as planned. The year started out with a shakeup as a book I was contracted to write on the Nikon D500 was canceled due to changes at the publishers parent company. Many of the editors and...
91X Wrex The Halls 2016

91X Wrex The Halls 2016

Two nights, 10 bands, thousands of images. This past weekend I shot the 91X Wrex The Halls Holiday shows at the Valley View Casino Center. this year i was shooting the shows for the Valley View Casino Center and a few shots for 91X. Day one had performances by Bishop...
Photographing Cirque du Soleil – Toruk

Photographing Cirque du Soleil – Toruk

I really love my job, but there are some days I love it even more. Getting to photograph Cirque du Soleil performances is a highlight of my year. Over the years I have been lucky enough to photograph the Cirque du Soleil when they perform at the Valley View Casino...
Peachpit Black Friday Sale

Peachpit Black Friday Sale

Looking to get something for the photographer in your life or are you just looking to get some new reading material. Check out the Peachpit Black Friday sale going on now. You can save up to 55% on two of my books. The Mastering Nikon Speedlights and A Photographers...
RiseUp As One – Border Concert

RiseUp As One – Border Concert

On October 15, 2016, Univision Television put on a live, televised concert at the San Diego border and I was there to cover the show for Invision/AP. The show started at 4pm and went to 7 pm with 18 musical performances and a couple of speakers along with a host...
San Diego Gulls Hockey Opener 2016

San Diego Gulls Hockey Opener 2016

The San Diego Gulls kicked off their 2016-2017 season with a win over the 5-3 win over the Tucson Roadrunners. It was a fun night of hockey and good to be back photographing the action. For this game I used three different lenses, the usual combination of the 24-70mm...
Steel Pulse – Kaaboo 2016

Steel Pulse – Kaaboo 2016

It’s no secret that Steel Pulse is one of my favorite bands to listen to and photograph. This past weekend I got to see them for the second time this year at the Kaaboo festival in Del Mar. I have a lot of thoughts on how Kaaboo was run and the issues with...
Pepper in concert

Pepper in concert

The band Pepper has been around since 1997 and I finally got to photograph them this weekend. They performed after the races at the Del Mar racetrack during the Friday night concert series. This was not the first time they had been at Del Mar but it was the first time...
Steel Pulse at the OC Fair 2016

Steel Pulse at the OC Fair 2016

There are few bands I look forward to photographing more than Steel Pulse… actually I can’t think of any other band I would rather spend an evening with. Over the years I have developed a great relationship with both the band and management that allows me...
Fitz and the Tantrums – Concert Shoot

Fitz and the Tantrums – Concert Shoot

Fitz and the Tantrums put on a great show. High energy performers and lots of fun lighting makes for a challenge photographically speaking. Add in a mix of LED lights and a pretty short 3 song shoot time and you need to be on your A game. It took me  full song to get...
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