Category: Fine Art Photography

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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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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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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Fun With Photography

I’ve had an idea I’ve been toying with in my head for awhile, and I wanted to try it in real world application. Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in San Diego, perfect for a day of fun experimentations. I grabbed my big tripod and headed out to Sunset Cliffs to play in the afternoon light. My experiment was with Neutral Density Filters. ND Filters (for short) are simply filters that block a certain amount of light while taking a photograph. That allows the photographer to make very long exposures during the day which could be used to indicate a […]

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Fine Art Gallery is up!!!

I’ve finally worked through the beast of a catalog of fine art. landscape and travel photos I have accumulated over the last dozen years or so. They are constantly evolving of course, but this is a good break down of all the non-wedding photos I have. Looking through the photos of Thailand I noticed a trend start to emerge of strong portraits. I think at some point I will make a collection of just portraits of my various journeys. Thailand is a great place to shoot portraits. Everyone is so friendly and generous. “Dai Tairoop Mai?” is Thai for “Can […]

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