Steel Pulse

Steel Pulse

Summer in San Diego. The weather is great, the beach is packed, the horses are running at Del Mar, and Steel Pulse will be in concert at least once. It is always a pleasure to photograph Steel Pulse for a variety of reasons: they were one of the first bands that...
Photoshop World 2015 – Recap

Photoshop World 2015 – Recap

What a week! I’m back in San Diego after a crazy whirlwind week at Photoshop World in Las Vegas. This was my eleventh time as an instructor, so here are my top 11 moments from Photoshop World 2015. I have also added some photos that I took over the week in Las...
Save My Soul

Save My Soul

I am a very lucky guy. I get to photograph and sometimes meet very talented people. Last year, while working as a hired hand on a Joe McNally shoot, I was introduced to the amazing Jennifer Curry Wingrove, a former Ballerina of the California Ballet Company. Jennifer...
My Photoshop World 2015 Schedule

My Photoshop World 2015 Schedule

Photoshop World is just a few weeks away and this year looks to be one of the best ever. This year I am presenting on a wide variety of subjects both before the conference, during the conference and on the expo floor. Here is the breakdown of my presentations: Monday,...
San Diego Comic Con 2015

San Diego Comic Con 2015

Every year San Diego gets invaded by Super Heroes, Villains, Monsters, Storm Troopers, Vampires, Zombies, Cartoon Characters, Movie and TV Stars, Artists, Writers, Colorists, and more than a hundred thousand fans of the Comic Arts and Popular Culture. It’s Comic...
Ed Sheeran – Concert Shoot

Ed Sheeran – Concert Shoot

I first remember photographing Ed Sheeran in concert when he opened for Taylor Swift back in 2013. This time around, Ed was headlining the show and really gave the fans a great performance. I shot the show with two cameras and three lenses, the Nikon D4 and D750 along...
Cody Lovaas – Hope 4 Nepal

Cody Lovaas – Hope 4 Nepal

Last night Switchfoot Bro-Am Studios & John Maher presented Hope 4 Nepal, a benefit for Nepal earthquake relief with Tolan Shaw and Cody Lovaas. A really fun night of great music and fundraising. The new Switchfoot Bro-Am studios are an intimate performance space...
91X-Fest 2015

91X-Fest 2015

I have photographed the 91 X Fest for the last couple of years and it has always been a good day of music and photography. This year was a different story and it just might be the last time I try to cover this event. There were eight bands on the main stage, yet we...
Glory 21 Kickboxing

Glory 21 Kickboxing

GLORY, the kickboxing league held their GLORY 21 at the Valley View Casino Center here in San Diego. I was ringside to capture the action and there was plenty of action. Before I get deep into the actual images from the event, it’s important to discuss the...
Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6

Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6

It seems like forever since Adobe has updated Lightroom. Well yesterday they finally released the new Lightroom. It is either called Lightroom 6 if you buy the standalone product or Lightroom CC if you get it as part of the subscription plan. I am not going to get...
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby can sit down at a piano and capture the whole room with just a few notes. It’s an amazing thing to see… and hear. Last night Bruce sat down at his piano at the Balboa Theatre and treated the audience to a variety of tunes and it was amazing....
Leftover Salmon with Bill Payne

Leftover Salmon with Bill Payne

Back in 1969 Lowell George and Bill Payne formed Little Feat, a band whose music I have loved ever since first hearing it as a teenager. Two years ago I got to meet Bill Payne when he came to the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach with Dennis McNally for a night of music...
Capturing Motion – Aerial Silk

Capturing Motion – Aerial Silk

I am in the process of writing a new book (it seems like I am always writing something). The subject of the book is the Nikon Creative Lighting System and using small flash. The full title is Mastering Nikon Speedlights: A Complete Guide to Small Flash Photography and...
Alan Jackson – Concert Shoots

Alan Jackson – Concert Shoots

It is not often that I get to photograph the same artist numerous times on the same tour. It usually only happens when I am working directly with the band. That all changed when Alan Jackson played at the Valley View Casino Center, where I am the house photographer,...
Jay and Silent Bob at the Marvel Experience

Jay and Silent Bob at the Marvel Experience

There are times when I really love my job. Last night was one of those times. I was hired to photograph Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes as they checked out The Marvel Experience that is going on at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. As a HUGE comic Book fan, getting to hang out at...
Metal Allegiance – Concert Shoot

Metal Allegiance – Concert Shoot

The NAMM show takes place every year in Anaheim, and while the show is closed to the public, there are always some great musical performances at the local venues. This year the Metal Allegiance show took place at the House of Blues in Anaheim and featured an all-star...
Win a Copy of Light Gesture & Color

Win a Copy of Light Gesture & Color

Jay Maisel has written a book and it is fantastic. This is not a book of instruction walking the reader through a process step by step. It is a book of images and stories. Think of it as sitting and having a conversation with Jay about the photos he picked to share....
Cody Lovaas – Backstage fun

Cody Lovaas – Backstage fun

It’s tough to believe that we are already two weeks into 2015. The year has started off with work on a new book and lots of planning. Sandwiched in the middle of all that was my first concert shoot of the year. This time it was Cody Lovaas at the Carlsbad...
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