Client Session: El Matador Beach

Here is another portrait session from the lead up to Christmas. I’m honored that families send out my images for their holiday cards! I also get a little thrill when I look at the display containing the Christmas cards I’ve received, and can say “I took that one, and that one, and that one…” I…

Client Session: Perfect Light

When shooting with clients on the beach, I try and get a good sunset whenever possible. I’ll reschedule the shoot for the client if the sky is overcast—it’s California after all, so why not get that ‘California Look’ whenever possible? But the light has really outdone itself on this shoot. It was a wonderful mix…

Christmas Tree Trimming (with Off-Camera Lighting)

Just a little family-fun posting here, along with some nerdy technical lighting. Yes, that’s right, I bring joy to Christmas by hiding small flash units around the living room. My wife barely gave me a look this time…she’s used to this sort of thing by now. But hey, a little lighting takes even snapshots to…