San Diego Comic Con 2016

San Diego Comic Con 2016

For four days every year, San Diego turns into the geek capital of the world as over 170,000 comic book and movie fans descend on the San Diego Convention Center for The Con. The San Diego Comic Con International ran from July 20-24 206 and I was there for the four...
Photoshop World 2016 – Viva Las Vegas

Photoshop World 2016 – Viva Las Vegas

My first Photoshop World was back in 2002 when i went as an attendee. It changed the way I used Photoshop and it motivated me to take my photography to the next step. In 2009 I was invited to present at Photoshop World in Las Vegas for the first time and I just...
MYTHOS – Opening Pandora’s Box

MYTHOS – Opening Pandora’s Box

Last year I had the pleasure of photographing Save My Soul, an amazing combination of dance, aerial displays, and compelling storytelling. That show went on to win the Best of Fringe 2015. So what do you do as a follow-up? The answer is MYTHOS – Opening...
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 and your Plug-ins

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 and your Plug-ins

There is a brand spanking new version of Adobe Photoshop. It is Version CC 2015.5 (Yes, I know that is being released in 2016 but Adobe is calling it 2015.5) This is a big software upgrade and as such it is a completely new install. This is great unless you use any...
91X-Fest 2016

91X-Fest 2016

On June 6th, I photographed the 91X-Fest… well, I photographed 10 of the 11 bands, skipping Cheap Trick due to their photo release. More on that at a later date. For the all day festival I used the Nikon D4 and Nikon D750 along with the 70-200mm f/28 and the...
PhotoSpark Podcast

PhotoSpark Podcast

This is a great photo of me… The photographers responsible for this image are the hosts of the PhotoSpark podcast. Obviously these three photographers are amazingly talented, they even made me look good. But that’s not why you should listen to their...
Skateboarding the Sports Arena Steps

Skateboarding the Sports Arena Steps

When I was younger, my main two forms of transport were a bike and a skateboard. I was never great at skateboarding, but could get around on one. I would try a couple of small jumps and learned a trick or two. I also broke bones and probably ended up with a concussion...
Generation Axe – Photographing Five Guitar Greats

Generation Axe – Photographing Five Guitar Greats

The Generation Axe tour is an amazing opportunity to see five outstanding guitar players on the same stage – together and alone. The tour consists of Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi and it is exactly what you would want...
Justin Bieber Concert Shoot 2016

Justin Bieber Concert Shoot 2016

I first photographed Justin Bieber back in 2010 during his debut MY WORLD concert tour at the Honda Center in Anaheim on October 27. It was quite a spectacle to see a young Justin Bieber and to hear the fans go crazy as he took to the stage. The photos from that show...
Be My Guest at Photoshop World 2016

Be My Guest at Photoshop World 2016

Back in Mach of 2002, I went to my first Photoshop World conference. It was held at the San Diego Convention Center, and featured the best Photoshop Instructors on the planet. I spent two days learning things like Mastering Layers from Scott Kelby, Retouching for...
CirKiss Masquerade

CirKiss Masquerade

One of the wonderful things about being a photographer is meeting all kinds of interesting people. A few years ago, Joe McNally introduced me to Jennifer when I worked for Joe on a shoot here in San Diego. Since then I have photographed Jennifer numerous times for my...
Follow Me on Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram

I was a late comer to Instagram. I really didn’t see the point of another place to share images, but I was wrong. I really enjoy the interface, the square format and the positive interaction. My Instagram feed is a pretty even mix between concert photos, images...
Photographing the Comedy Get Down Tour

Photographing the Comedy Get Down Tour

I love stand up comedy. I have seen a great many stand-up shows from small shows at comedy stores to really big shows at arenas. This past Saturday night I got to see, hear and photograph five more comics and it was a very funny night. The lineup for the show was...
A Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen

A Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen

As the venue photographer for the Valley View Casino Center, I get to photograph a wide variety of events and sports from Justin Bieber to the Harlem Globetrotters. On January 15, I was there to cover A Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen. This was my second...
MUSE – First Concert Shoot of 2016

MUSE – First Concert Shoot of 2016

Muse puts on a fantastic show with a high energy performance, great production and they are just really fun to watch. Muse brought their Drones World Tour to San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center on January 5, 2016 to make up for the postponed December 2015 show....
New Technology for 2016

New Technology for 2016

Less than a week into 2016 and already there are some great new technology announcements. Nikon announced their new flagship camera the D5 along with a new high-end DX camera, a new Speedlight and the new action cam. More on each of these a little later. I want to...
Looking Back – Looking Forward

Looking Back – Looking Forward

2015 is coming to an end. This is when all those lists come out. The best and worse of 2015. This is not one of those posts. I am not going to sit here and list all the cool things that I did in 2015. What I doing today is looking back to when I started taking...
That Time I Photographed Donald Trump

That Time I Photographed Donald Trump

Yes, it’s true, I met and photographed Donald Trump back in 2006 in New York. I did not plan on photographing The Donald, I was in New York to photograph Bob Weir and RatDog. It turns out there is pretty interesting connection between Trump and Bob Weir and...
Garth Brooks takes over San Diego

Garth Brooks takes over San Diego

Garth Brooks returned to San Diego for a record-setting 5 shows after a nineteen year absence. Garth, along with his wife Trisha Yearwood took over the Valley View Casino Center for the whole weekend with shows on Thursday through Sunday with two shows on Saturday....
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