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Help_LV Gallery

March 24, 2010 1 comment

Back in December, Al Powers and I participated in a world-wide charity event called Help-Portrait. I received an email Sunday morning stating there would be a gallery viewing on Monday the 22nd. I’m so lucky I had the time off to go and see what was happening. I had no idea they were going to be doing this, and with the help of a few sponsors, this was all possible! Sorry about the image quality, these were all from my point and shoot so bear with me.

That’s a list of the sponsors that made it all possible, Brett Wesley was where the Gallery exhibit was held, Cashman Photo did the prints/scrap-books, cup cakery supplied tasty treats for everyone, and of course help-portrait which includes a large amount of make-up artists/hair stylists/photographers, and a great staff who either helped organize everything or just wanted to help out period!

The prints came out great, They also printed to the sensor size, so no cropping was needed which was impressive. There was also a mosiac that was made from images we took that day, I wonder what software does this, I’d be interested in the future.

This picture below is of Marcus, the print turned out great! What’s even cooler is that they were giving the pictures of the kids to them after the event! The following image is from the scrapbook, three of my images on that page plus a photo of me as well!

It was really nice to actually see some of the kids there as well. Heres a picture of some of the kids and organizers for this event together.

These next two photos made it all worth-while for me. This was the letter in the scrap-book and the photo I printed and framed for Andrew in December. I can’t explain how much this means to me, but I’m ecstatic I was able to give a gift to every teen I photographed that might have had some kind of impact on their life.


Hopefully we can do this again soon. Its such a great overall-feeling, I’d suggest this to everyone. Hopefully we can step it up a notch every year, usually the first year is pretty rocky, which at times it was, but i’m very confident when I say, it can only get better from here!!

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Jungle boogie! =P

March 9, 2010 3 comments

So, I did a photoshoot about a week ago with a local friend/model Mariel Mendoza. It went smoother than expected, she’s a blast to work with and I’m pretty happy with the outcome! I really don’t have a ton of portrait work in my portfolio, but I’m definitely ready to start doing this more. This was at a location I’ve wanted to shoot at for about half a year now. It was a last minute “guerrilla” type shoot. I almost could have bet money we would have gotten kicked off the property, but I guess we got lucky!!

Thanks to Danny Szeto for helping me out with the shoot, and lugging all my gear around since my multicart rf12 model blew up the sunday before. Since then, the r12 has been replaced with the no-flat r10nf model. I must say I’m a huge fan, and only recommend the “no-flat” version of these carts since the regular model blew up on its first use. The r10nf front casters also have brakes, which is what sold me the 2nd time around.

Most of these are shot with a white-lightning x1600 with a large gridded softbox or gridded beauty dish as a main and a bare sb800 or sb80dx as a rim. I’m liking the grids a lot, you get so much more control, I’m definitely excited for future shoots! I really need to start setting more of these up. I really like the look/feel of this set!!

Work has been killer!! (in a good way), pool season is about to start, so that means we’ll be even more busier!! hmm….I really hate wearing shorts..hmm…anyways! thats it for now, thanks for following and check back more!

Weekly tearsheets!

March 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Work is pretty good, I’m busy, and I can’t complain!! Heres 2 from this week! I’ll have a real update soon!

I had a pretty successful shoot, and i’m super stoked because of the feedback i’ve been getting. Stay tuned…

2nd shooter…

March 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Shot a wedding this weekend with good friend Al powers and Tony Tran. It turned out to be almost a 15hr day, but it was definitely an experience! First off it was at TAO nightclub, which was effin’ awesome! I can’t imagine how much it cost, but I know they’ll be very happy with the images that were produced that day. Along with our team of photographers, they had a full slr video crew armed with 7d’s and 5dmk2’s, and a photobooth that we took advantage of as well! Check it out, this pic is just amazing!! I had to go through great lengths to get this picture scanned, so i hope you enjoy it! I think I won’t be shooting a wedding on my own for a while, I much prefer engagement photos vs the day of. Formal shots were way cool, I’ll have to get permission to use them for my blog if its possible. Hope you enjoy!

and yes I wore a white shirt….shakes head