From the past
Army children Cole county guitar hosting Korea Long Beach Grand Prix Long Beach Grand Prix racing marissa Millitary Models move orange panorama Photography portrait racing spencer spring Studio web Behind the Scenes (4)
Help Portrait (3)
Location shoot (7)
Make-up Artist (2)
Natural Light (2)
Studio shoot (10)
web hosting (1)
We got in, we got out. We did our day one of the Long Beach Grand Prix before the storm hit. Here’s some images from our quick walk about in the L.B.
It’s a rite of Spring. Every year in So. Cal. about this time, The streets of Long Beach are configured to take on some of the best race car drivers in the world. This year is no different, but the cars are. IndyCar has made significant changes to the cars and rules in the wake of the death of popular driver Dan Wheldon. No longer naturally aspirated, we’re back to turbo’s. The body style has also been changed to facilitate pack racing. So, like lemmings to the cliff, we once again make our way to the beach and get ready to take part in the 2012 Long Beach Grand Prix.
This is a test of my new mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy S II) & the WordPress app I just installed. Very easy to d/l and install.
This will test the ability to post from the phone with an added image. Mission accomplished!
Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with model Lynn Sanchez in the studio. Lynn is a make-up artist who wanted to get some images of herself. This was more of a test shoot as we had never worked together before. Lynn’s session was a bit different from my previous shoots in as much of her alternative type look. The goal of this shoot, (besides getting to know each other) was to explore different looks we could get with minimal wardrobe & make-up investment. Additionally, I wanted to contrast natural light against my studio light set-ups.
At this writing, I’m still running post on these images, but you can see our work at her gallery here.
Conditions were good with a minus tide and a mild Santa Ana wind forming. We met up with our talent around 3:30 and scrambled over some rocks to, (of course a restricted area) on the beach. Where else would a photog be drawn to but an area that says KEEP OUT! The images in this gallery were shot on Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2011.
My plan was to execute a shot list in order to compile a melancholy fusion piece, but of course, with all the hardware and grip that I hauled down to the beach, the shot list and a key piece of “paper” was lacking among the 50 pounds of image making equipment. I cobbled together some shots so I could at least try to produce the “mood” I was looking for. You can see that short here.
O.C. Help Portrait 2010
Well, after about six seeks of planning 60 or so Orange County, CA volunteers made up of photographers, make-up artists, hairstylists, and technical people all came together on Dec. 4th in three cities to make free portraits for families in transition. I say “transition” because now having done the shoot, “in need” or “less fortunate” doesn’t properly describe the families and individuals whose photographs we made that day. The folks I met with and whose photographs we took were all transitioning from a rough patch to a better place. Our “clients” could not have been more appreciative and thanked the volunteers over and over again for what they were doing. In total, we made portraits for 404 people, either as individuals or family groupings in three different O.C. cities.
Our O.C. team consisted of people who had participated in last year’s event and some HP newbies, (your’s truly counted amongst the newb’s.) In all, we had· 42 photographers · 6 Make Up Artists / hairstylist · 6 greeter/escorts · A local, well-known caterer supported us with fantastic food and a donation to the O.C. Rescue Mission. The prints are being produced now, as I write this and should be delivered to our “clients” by the end of this week. This was a very rewarding opportunity, and I felt honored to be a small part of it. I encourage anyone who reads this to get involved with next years Help Portrait event which has already been scheduled for Dec. 3rd, 2011.
Our Puppies wish You a Merry Xmas. Just a short Holiday diddy from Sheba, Sabre, Sasha and Spencer.
Shot a studio session this last weekend with two local Orange County models, Liz and Hannah. Liz is the brunette and Hannah the “fiery” redhead. We planned to do a “combo burrito”, (my term for 50% studio, 50% location shoot, but as luck would have it, it POURED! I mean, c’mon we’re famous for never having any rain here in So. Cal. But we made the best of it and stayed indoors.
We had a great time and the girls were very easy to work with and did a GREAT job. We played “Name that Band” with 80’s music poppin’ in the background, (I think I won). Turns out Hannah is a singer too, (she won that contest). Images from the shoot can be found here.
To see a video of the shoot click here.