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Nikon girl…..

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

can’t believe this is Joey Lawrence… dude behind the twilight posters!!

lol…

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sleep deprivation

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Where to begin….the last couple of weeks has been almost overwhelming in the best way possible! First off, be prepared for massive amounts of name-dropping in this blog post. Second of all, I had a full access press pass at the Manny Pacquiao VS Miguel Cotto fight at the MGM grand! It was one of the most amazing things this year, honestly! I was an assistant to Chris Farina from TOP RANK, and I learned a lot for sure! I also had the chance to meet Al Bello from Getty Images and Ed Mullholland from HBO, which along with Chris are some of the biggest names in boxing! (media side at least!) The fight and experience was nothing less than amazing, the work station I had was a row in front of where Mario Lopez was doing a live pod cast, (SLATER!!!) and 2 rows behind where HBO was actually broadcasting the event Live.
heres a terrible blackberry pic of my media creds!

A few days ago I helped out Al Powers shoot an event for HP/Hewlett Packard. Turns out there guest speaker was Olympic 8x medalist Michael Phelps!! Michael seemed exhausted, and worn out. Still a really nice guy!

I had to shoot Tao/Jet night club the other night for Tito Ortiz/Forrest Griffin’s After Parties for UFC 106. Both fighters are really nice in person, Forrest comes off nicer, but I think it might be due to the sheer size of Tito Ortiz that might be a bit intimidating!!

Heres a pic of Forrest outside of Jet. He had a knarly cut/gash on his upper right eye. I didn’t watch the fight, but i was looking at images on Getty Images, and from the looks I thought Tito won, but Forrest won by split decision. There was so much blood!!!

Tito Ortiz was at Tao, but I missed him walking in. This was shot later in the night. Definitely a huge difference on how they present themselves appearance wise. And no I did not put the watermark there intentionally, Tito does not endorse my website or any of that jazz, the watermarks part of a set “action” in PS.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I figured if i didn’t throw something up it would just be way too late, and old content nobody really cares about in all honesty. Nothing really new besides the fact I really enjoy shooting nightclubs with a flash bracket, I’ll be ordering a Newton folding bracket shortly, and maybe a lens baby composer. (this thing is really cool!) I still find myself wanting a wider zoom lens, maybe next year I’ll look into the 17-35 f/2.8 nikon has to offer and a 2nd body, I thought I’d never say this, but I’m starting to miss the reach a crop body gives me. I miss how a 1.5 crop would make a 70-200 f/2.8 a 300mm @ f/2.8 and with a 1.4x tele a 420 f/4. Thats so much cheaper than buying the telephoto prime’s I’d want. I really miss canon’s HUGE full frame wide angle “L” choices. 17-35, 16-35 ver 1 and 2, and the 17-40. Nikon’s 17-35 used is still over $1000.
There is also a rebate going on for SanDisk Extreme CF cards right now! 24 gigs should be delivered today =P shooting every night gets tiring. I need to get my new windows 7 pc built already and a few terabytes in backup space.

EVENT COVERAGE>SEMA 2009

November 7, 2009 2 comments

The annual SEMA show took place Nov 2nd-6th here in good ol’ Las Vegas. I’ve been attending this show since (from what i can remember) my senior year of high school, which means this is my 7th year attending!! Obviously with the economy the show wasn’t as large as say 2 years ago, but had enough to keep most people interested!! I skipped the 4×4, car audio and whatever was in the North Hall from an outside glance looked like a mix of detailing products to knock-off 3rd party parts/accessories. (which I have no interest at all in) There were a few new announcements in Formula D such as Vegas will be end of august vs early July, NOS energy drink being the official FD energy drink for 2010, and promise of a 2010 RedBull World Drift Challenge! Vegas in August hopefully helps with the heat, but end of August isn’t THAT much different. Also new cars for the 2010 season!! Hankook made a KILLER debut of Conrad Grunewald.’s new 2010 Camaro and Robbie Nishida’s RWD converted VQ 2010 Nissan GTR!!!

Conrad Grunewald’s 2010 camaro above, and somewhere in the picture below is Robbie’s 2010 GTR and the lovely Janelle Ha.

Forrest Wang will be piloting a SC430 for Drift Emporium, and Michael Essa in a 08′ BMW 335i w/turbo M3 powerplant for GSR Autosport! 2009 seemed like the year for Nissan GTR’s and Chevy’s new Camaro! Wheel-wise, Volk’s G2 were on everything you could think of. I wish it had TE concave-look! It looks too much like a factory “touring/sport” upgrade. There were a handful of cars that stood out. Pagani’s full carbon fiber body Zonda-R was one for sure! We’re looking at over $1.5million USD!!

Also Lexus had a beautiful satin black LFA on display. This is Lexus’s built to order 10 cylinder 550 hp sex machine!

Mobil One had this beautiful twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo on display also sporting the matte/satin black!!

Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) had its mid-engine v8 Hyundai Genesis coupe on display. The fabrication work is top notch! Whats neat about this is that the front firewall has not been modified! Does this mean we might be able to see this in FD one day!? I wouldn’t count on it!

SEMA to a lot of people (including myself) usually means tons of walking, and tons of drinking! All I know is that I’m glad its finally over!! I had tons of fun, and would like to thank all the people I was with for making it one of the more enjoyable SEMA shows to date!!

I ended up shooting more models this time around because I usually don’t for some reason. Hmm….I’m not sure why, but I did shoot the entire show with flash, and I think I liked the results way more than last years set.

anyways…thats the last one! Thanks for checking out my blog, leaving a comment would be nice!! =)