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...
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...
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