Jay-Z  – Concert Shoot

Jay-Z – Concert Shoot

Jay-Z is probably one of the most famous rappers / hip hop artists performing today. He brought this Magna Carta tour to San Diego on December 7, and I was lucky enough to be the only photographer there to capture the spectacle. Couple of things about this show: It...
91X Holiday Bonus Show

91X Holiday Bonus Show

On December 6, 2013, the 91x Holiday Bonus show was held at the Valley View Casino Center. This was a smaller warm-up show before the main 91X Wrex The Halls show scheduled for December 8. The lineup was Fitz and the Tantrums, Airborne Toxic Event, Chvrchs, and The...
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Concert Shoot

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Concert Shoot

Macklemore is the stage name of Ben Haggerty, who along with his producer Ryan Lewis is one of the biggest things out right now. They brought their high energy show to The Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on December 5, 2013 and I was there to capture it. The...
The London Souls – Concert shoot

The London Souls – Concert shoot

One of the bonuses of my job is when I get to photograph a band that I haven’t heard before and they really blow me away. That happened at the Tedeschi Trucks Band show when I got to photograph and hear the opener, The London Souls. They have a great sound, very...
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Concert Shoot

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Concert Shoot

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks make a fantastic team. They also have a great band. I first saw Derek Trucks play many years ago. I think the first time was during a New Years eve run where the Derek Trucks Band opened for Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. Over the years, I...
Pearl Jam – Concert shoot

Pearl Jam – Concert shoot

I am really lucky. I have photographed some of the biggest names in music over the years. I still get excited to shoot any concert, but there are some bands out there that are on my bucket list. I have been able to knock a few off my list in recent years; The Who,...
Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom Creative Cloud Deal

Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom Creative Cloud Deal

Want a membership to the Creative Cloud for Photoshop and Lightroom? Don’t own a qualifying product? You can now get a Photographers membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud which gives you Photoshop CC and Lightroom for just $9.99 a month. Best part is you...
Selena Gomez – Concert Shoot

Selena Gomez – Concert Shoot

This was my second time photographing Selena for the Valley View Casino Center. This was by far the more difficult shoot. The photographers (all three of us) were crammed into a very small spot and spent most of the show photographing across the stage into a very...
Switchfoot – Hometown concert shoot

Switchfoot – Hometown concert shoot

There is something very cool about shooting a great band in front of a hometown crowd. It is especially cool when the show takes place in a smaller theater and the band shows off their latest project. On Tuesday night I photographed Switchfoot, a San Diego based band...
The Nikon Df – A Different Perspective

The Nikon Df – A Different Perspective

If you are into photography, you have probably heard that Nikon has released a new DSLR, the Nikon Df. Lets talk about the spec first and then I will go into why I think this camera might just be one that a lot of people have been waiting for. The Nikon Df uses a 16.2...
Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that focuses on remembering friends and family that have passed away. The celebration usually takes place on October 31, November 1 and 2 to coincide with All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. One of the traditions...
Analog Efex Pro – What I like

Analog Efex Pro – What I like

The Nik collection just got a new member. Analog Efex Pro.  This plug-in is meant to simulate the effects that you used to get with the older film cameras. The basic idea is that you pick a camera type over on the left and then adjust the settings over on the right....
Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn

Have you heard of Emilie Autumn? She is a multi-talented performer who I got to photograph yesterday (October 26, 2013) before and during her show at Porter’s Pub on the UCSD campus. She writes, sings and plays the violin. The afternoon started with a quick...

My Portfolio

Earlier this year I realized that I did not have a proper portfolio on-line. I really wanted it to stand alone and be easily edited and updated. It seemed to me the best solution was to use a specific product for this that was separate from my WordPress run blog....
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Gallery

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Gallery

Since 2009 I have been lucky enough to photograph the opening night of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino. The list of bands is really impressive. The headliners have included: Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Bullet for My...

New Nikon Cameras and Lens

There have been some new cameras announced by Nikon recently and a new lens. The new cameras are the Nikon D6100 and the Nikon D5300. The new lens is a 58mm f/1.4 prime. The Nikon D6100 press release from Nikon: The Nikon D610 HD-SLR Delivers FX-Format Quality and...
My Gear – Cameras

My Gear – Cameras

Yesterday I did some office spring cleaning and took a couple of gear photos for the blog post on my Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter bag. I thought it would be fun to take a photo of all my Nikon gear that I had in my office. Most of it was packed away in the back of...
What a Motley Crew…(a lovely bunch of guys)

What a Motley Crew…(a lovely bunch of guys)

Back in 2009 I was invited to be an instructor at Photoshop World in Las Vegas. It was an amazing experience for me. I was surrounded by photographers, designers, and Photoshop experts that I had admired for years. These were the folks I looked up to, the people who...