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...
91X Wrex The Halls 2014 – Concert Shoot

91X Wrex The Halls 2014 – Concert Shoot

The 2014 91X Wrex The Halls show took place on Friday, December 12 and I was there to capture the event in all it’s glory. The lineup this year was a mix of the classic and the new. The full line up for the night was:  Cage the Elephant, Alt-J, Interpol, Billy...
91X Wrex The Halls 2014 – Behind The Scenes

91X Wrex The Halls 2014 – Behind The Scenes

December means that it is time for the radio station Holiday Concerts. On Friday, December 12th, 91X held their Wrex The Halls show at the Valley View Casino Center. It was a good show with a lineup of artists that ranged from Billy Idol to Alt-J. This year I not only...
Nikon D750 – My Settings

Nikon D750 – My Settings

I have been using the D750 for a couple of weeks now and have set the camera up just the way I like it. Now the way that I set up the camera might be different to the way you set up the camera. It all depends on what you shoot. MY D750 SETTINGS PLAYBACK MENU Delete...
Brantley Gilbert – Concert Shoot

Brantley Gilbert – Concert Shoot

This past weekend Brantley Gilbert brought his Let it Ride tour to the Valley View Casino Center and I was on hand to record the details. This was a different concert shoot from the normal for two reasons; the first was that I was using my Nikon D750 as a second body...
Nikon D750, crop modes and the MMA

Nikon D750, crop modes and the MMA

Last week, Belabor MMA 131 took place at the Valley View Casino Center and I was there as the house photographer. Now, in the past when the Strikeforce MMA fights took place at the venue, I was allowed a cage side shooting position. This time, that did not happen. I...
Odessa

Odessa

We lost our best friend this morning. Odessa passed away quietly with Nadra and myself by her side. When we adopted her nearly ten years ago, we had no idea of the effect she would have on us and how she would change our lives for the better. She went to work with me...
Nikon D750 – Initial Thoughts

Nikon D750 – Initial Thoughts

I really believe that cameras are tools and it’s important to get the right tool for the job. You wouldn’t try to break up a concrete slab with a rubber mallet, you would use a sledge-hammer. My current camera setup is the Nikon D4 as my main camera body...
Cody Lovaas – Concert Shoot

Cody Lovaas – Concert Shoot

Back in August if 2013 I was working at the Valley View Casino Center photographing the Taylor Swift show. Before the show started there was a young performer doing a set in the private Player Club lounge. His name was Cody Lovaas and that was the first time I saw him...
Jason Aldean – Concert Shoot

Jason Aldean – Concert Shoot

Jason Aldean brought his Burn It Down tour to San Diego last week. Lots of beer, boots, belt buckles and people having a good time. The show was heavy on the pyro and shooting restrictions were 2 songs from the soundboard. I used the Nikon D4 with the 400mm f/2.8 and...
Pet Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots

Pet Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots

By new book is out now. This book is a departure from the other books I have written. This book is all about photographing pets, from dogs and carts to horse, bunnies, birds and snakes. This book was the most fun that I have had writing a book. I got to go out and...
Accept at the Saban Theater

Accept at the Saban Theater

Night two of the Blind Rage tour found Accept at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. And while the previous night shoot was horrible, this was the exact opposite. Great lighting, a rocking band and lots of access made for a much more enjoyable shoot. I was able to...
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