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....
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...
Organizing images and the Lightroom Catalog

Organizing images and the Lightroom Catalog

How do you store your photos? What type of structure do you use to keep track of your images? How does Lightroom fit into the workflow and what exactly is the role of the catalog? I can’t answer those question for your workflow but I can tell you about mine. The...
Adobe Lightroom, Photo Mechanic, Importing and Ingesting

Adobe Lightroom, Photo Mechanic, Importing and Ingesting

I want to start this blog post off by saying I have been using  Adobe Lightroom as my main editing software since it was first released and continue to do so because it does most everything I need really well. There are two things that it doesn’t do so well but...
Hockey in San Diego

Hockey in San Diego

Saturday night saw the return of professional hockey to San Diego with the San Diego Gulls taking on the Grand Rapids Griffins at the Valley View Casino Center. The San Diego Gulls are part of the American Hockey League (AHL) and are affiliated with the National...
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...
Photoshop World 2015 – Recap

Photoshop World 2015 – Recap

What a week! I’m back in San Diego after a crazy whirlwind week at Photoshop World in Las Vegas. This was my eleventh time as an instructor, so here are my top 11 moments from Photoshop World 2015. I have also added some photos that I took over the week in Las...
Save My Soul

Save My Soul

I am a very lucky guy. I get to photograph and sometimes meet very talented people. Last year, while working as a hired hand on a Joe McNally shoot, I was introduced to the amazing Jennifer Curry Wingrove, a former Ballerina of the California Ballet Company. Jennifer...
My Photoshop World 2015 Schedule

My Photoshop World 2015 Schedule

Photoshop World is just a few weeks away and this year looks to be one of the best ever. This year I am presenting on a wide variety of subjects both before the conference, during the conference and on the expo floor. Here is the breakdown of my presentations: Monday,...
San Diego Comic Con 2015

San Diego Comic Con 2015

Every year San Diego gets invaded by Super Heroes, Villains, Monsters, Storm Troopers, Vampires, Zombies, Cartoon Characters, Movie and TV Stars, Artists, Writers, Colorists, and more than a hundred thousand fans of the Comic Arts and Popular Culture. It’s Comic...
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...
Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6

Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6

It seems like forever since Adobe has updated Lightroom. Well yesterday they finally released the new Lightroom. It is either called Lightroom 6 if you buy the standalone product or Lightroom CC if you get it as part of the subscription plan. I am not going to get...
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...
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