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Tamara’s Beach Portrait Session at Torrey Pines

I was very fortunate to have recently photographed one of the most altruistic and enthusiastic people in the world. Tamarra Orras is a combination of Mother Theresa and Holly Golightly. Her current project is with Gonna Go To Ghana, providing a computer lab for the village of Tongo. Truly a good heart. And I think it shows in the images we created the other morning at Torrey Pines.

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Not Your Typical Sunset

Just to mix things up, I’ve been shooting in low-light situations at the end of the day trying to capture more of a mood than subject matter. These are not your typical sunsets. They’re broody and dark and more thoughtful. To me they evoke a lot of the emotions I get when I look at a Mark Rothko painting. I’ve been enjoying the results so much, I think it might warrant a show at the end of the year.  What do you think?

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A Very Special Award of Merit

What a special night! I received an Award of Merit at last night’s Professional Photographer’s of San Diego County. To top it off the subject was my little sister! This is from a session I did with her when she was visiting over Christmas time. I couldn’t be prouder of my lil sis, or the result I got last night.

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Las Vegas Workshop

My journeys into the desert are usually one of solace and being one with nature. This last trip was quite different. I was asked by the Vegas Pictage User Group to speak to them about WordPress and Search Engine Optimization for photographers. WordPress and S.E.O. are a couple topics I’ve been speaking about more and more. It’s really been so much fun teaching and sharing this kind of knowledge with others. I feel like the whole thing is snowballing into something really great and a wonderful expression that I enjoy more and more. As I move into creating a new […]

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Photographic Humble Pie

I’m feeling a little down this week. I submitted a couple photos in our local PPSDC Print Competition on Tuesday night, and both my images tanked. I guess I’m just a little unsure of what will actually do well, or if my style of photography can ever do well in competition. It’s a little discouraging when I consider submitting prints to National PPA or WPPI print competitions. This first image was taken from this really great [intlink id=”san-diego-engagement-photography-imperial-beach-windansea” type=”post”]engagement session here in San Diego[/intlink]. The other image was from a [intlink id=”wedding-ramona-private-estate” type=”post”]wedding in Ramona[/intlink] a few years back. Another photographer […]

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365 has turned into 52

A month ago I announced that I would be doing a 365 day project. Well, after giving it some thought and looking at my schedule for the year, I’ve decided to bring it to a more do-able project. So instead of everyday, I’ll be posting at least once a week. 365 dropped down top 52. What is on the books for 2011? 2011 is lining up to be a great year, and I’m excited about the opportunities that are lining up. I am in the process of forming an Internet Marketing and Development company. As some of you may know, […]

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My Lil’ Sister Bonnie

Since I left San Diego for Thailand back at the beginning of 2005, I’ve only seen my little sister Bonnie once. But me and my Mom got a special treat this Christmas. Bonnie made her way all the way down from her place in Olympia to hang out for a few days. It was so awesome to see her and goof around, watch movies, crack jokes, and get her a highly coveted carne asada burrito (something Washington State apparently is lacking in). She had to drive back today, but before she left, I woke her butt up to go take […]

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Big Rock at Low Tide | San Diego Fine Art Photography

I’ve obviously been spending quite a bit of time around La Jolla and Windansea lately. It’s hard to blame a fella when there is amazing rock formations and tide changes to photograph all day long. And in all honesty, I’ve been like a kid with a new toy since I got my Neutral Density filters. Here’s one at Big Rock, which is south of Windansea. When I was about 17 I ended up on the rock to the left while surfing one day. I quit surfing for good. But then I started again. What can I say? I love surfing as […]

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Eric + Erinn | San Diego Engagement Photography | Imperial Beach + Windansea

Eric and Erinn are both officers in the Navy which rang for me with both of my parents having been in. Erinn is actually currently stationed in Virginia and Eric is working on getting into BUDS (Navy SEAL training) here in Coronado. They plan on getting married in Lawrence, Kansas. I’m crossing my fingers they fly me out to photograph the wedding too. Eric currently lives in Imperial Beach, and Erinn was visiting him for a week, which was a perfect time to get their Engagement Photography session done. we started out in IB with a few early morning shots […]

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Black Friday Sunset

There were those that were out chasing deals today. I am very Thankful that on this beautiful day after Thanksgiving, I was not one of them. I was out, practicing my skills and spending a day photographing some really great clients Eric and Erinn for their Engagement Session. We started in Imperial Beach in the morning, took a break at mid-day and met later on at the La Jolla Reefs area for the golden hour. After we wrapped up I grabbed this shot of the Windansea Shack and the Agave spire in the sunset. I love San Diego.

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