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...
Working faster in Lightroom

Working faster in Lightroom

I sat down at my computer to start recording a video tutorial for my buddy Glyn Dewis to include in his video podcast. He asked me to talk about my post professing of live concert photos in Lightroom and what steps I go through. As I sat there thinking about the best...

Fall Out Boy – Concert shoot

Fall Out Boy is out on the “Save Rock and Roll” Fall Tour and stopped in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center on September 22. This was a really fun shoot, with great action and good lighting. The Photo pit was pretty big and it was easy to get...
Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits

I recently released my second eBook through the Peachpit FuelBooks label. The book is about taking a portrait of your pet against a pure black background and lit with a single off camera flash. The book is available HERE for just $5.00. To keep in practice and work...
Adobe steps up.

Adobe steps up.

There has been a lot made of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription business model. Mainly that the deal wasn’t great for photographers. It was a great deal for those working in creative fields where they used two or more of the Adobe products, but for...
Photoshop World 2013 – Las Vegas recap

Photoshop World 2013 – Las Vegas recap

Last week was Photoshop World in Las Vegas. This was the eighth Photoshop World I have attended as an instructor and my tenth overall. It is a fantastic conference that I think every photographer or digital artist should go to art least once. There was a lot of great...
Announcing FuelBooks – Powerful Ideas. Inspired eBooks.

Announcing FuelBooks – Powerful Ideas. Inspired eBooks.

I am really proud to announce a brand new project that I have been working on for the last few months: FuelBooks. A new series of eBooks published by Peachpit and available for just $5.00 a title. Each one of the titles (there are currently 7 with more being added all...
Steel Pulse – Del Mar Race Track concert 2013

Steel Pulse – Del Mar Race Track concert 2013

San Diego in the summer time means that the horse races are going on at Del Mar and that it’s time for a Steel Pulse concert. I have been photographing Steel Pulse for years now and they never disappoint. Last night was no exception with a great show after the...
Sammy Hagar – Concert Shoot

Sammy Hagar – Concert Shoot

The Del Mar horse racing season is in full swing. That means the Del Mar concert season is in full swing. For me, that started with the “Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar and the Wabos rocking the race crowd on a beautiful Saturday night. All the photos were taken...
San Diego Comic Con 2013 – Working Press

San Diego Comic Con 2013 – Working Press

There is a side of San Diego Comic Con that very few attendees ever see, or even know about. These are the press rooms where the movie and TV studios set up interviews and photo opportunities. These rooms all look the same, a wall of San Diego Comic Con logos as a...
San Diego Comic Con 2013 – part 1

San Diego Comic Con 2013 – part 1

Every year thousands of dedicated comic book fans descend on San Diego for the biggest comic book convention in the world. Those core comic fans are then joined by movie and TV fans, gaming fans, collectors, and popular culture fans. That makes this event a perfect...
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

I get asked a lot of questions about concert photography, and one of the most common is “What is your favorite band to shoot?” For me, it is all about the amount of fun the band is having on stage. If the band is having fun, then I want to shoot them. If...
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013

Summertime is here, so that means it’s time for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival to kick off another run across the county. This was my 5th year covering the opening day of the tour at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. This year the bands I...
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