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...
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...
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....
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....
Madonna Concert Shoot

Madonna Concert Shoot

I remember when Madonna first made it big back in the 80’s and when she stared with “Wayne and Garth” during one of the better SNL skits, but I had never seen her in concert. Last night I got to see Madonna live (for 3 songs) and more importantly I...
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...
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...
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