Day 213 – Sunset

It’s been almost two months since I’ve posted.  My photo a day commitment completely evaporated.  Within a short span, I photographed two weddings, a baptism, and went to France on vacation.  This generated a ton of images I needed to cull through and edit the keepers, which took an enormous amount of time for me,… Read More

Day 157 – USS Midway

Had a conference to attend today in San Diego for my day job.  Great conference, learned a tremendous amount and the main keynote speaker was Paul DePodesta, the Chief Strategy Officer for the Cleveland Browns and also of “Money Ball” Fame.  And no, he doesn’t look like Jonah Hill! 🙂  It was a great talk!… Read More

Day 156 -Former Dodger Great!

As we are gearing up for All-Star season, our coach has recruited a couple of great players to help the team.  Junior Brignac, former pro from Atlanta Braves minor league squad and Tim Leary, former Dodger great who was part of the 1988 World Series winning team. In that year, he had 17 wins, a… Read More

Day 155 – Wedding & Baptism

Today was a great day!  I was asked to photograph a wedding for a friend along with a subsequent baptism.  The wedding was at 8AM in Lincoln Heights, the baptism was to start around 1030AM followed by a recption.  What a great time!  Such a warm and welcoming community.  My dad has been diagnosed with… Read More

Day 154 – Sugar Cookies

Tonight was a great family night – we all pitched in and made dinner and desert together.  I fired up the grill while the kids made desert.  Today’s POTD is my daughter’s “hand”y work making sugar cookies from scratch.  We had a great night, sitting around the table, and my 2 1/2 year old said… Read More

Day 153 – Yabba Dabba Doo?

I love church.  Our church emphasizes that church is not “a place where”, but “a people who”.  This particular church appears to be a “church who…references the Flinstones to get the word out to the crowd!  I can’t see this restocking the pond with enthusiastic millenials?However, I’m a bit older and appreciated it!  So yes,… Read More

Day 152 – Glamping!

I can’t wait to take my boys camping and since it’s not quite summer, I thought I would take a trial run!  Set up the tent in the living room and my little one hopped in was so excited! Grabbed Larry the Cucumber and watched a little Daniel Tiger.  Now we are watching the Red… Read More

Day 149 – Walt Disney Concert Hall

Today was a great day – I started the day off working the dugout in my older son’s first tournament this all star season for baseball.  We had a great time and I enjoy watching him play.  Afterwards, met a friend for a cup of coffee and visited for awhile, then piled the family into… Read More

Day 147 – Celebrate Nate!

What a great night celebrating our friend Nate’s impending wedding day!  At a time when many enter marriage jokingly referring to their significant other as ‘the old ball and chain’, or celebrate the covenantal vow with a ‘bachelor party’ to celebrate the last time being single, it was refreshing to hang out with a group… Read More

Day 144 – Practice

I love this piece -it’s a solid piece of olive wood from Israel, carved into Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.  I wanted to continue my practice with off camera flash and while I still have a long t I’m slowly getting the hang of things.  Anyway, admiring this piece again tonight has me daydreaming of travel.… Read More

Day 143 -Space Shuttle Fuel Tank

http://gizmodo.com/this-is-how-you-transport-a-65-000-pound-space-shuttle-1778059655 My older kids and I finally took the long awaited Santa Monica to Downtown LA ‘E’ Blue line.  The train ride was smooth, the ride was comfortable.  We stopped off at Expo Park to have lunch and knock around a bit.  I had no idea this was there, but we got to see the… Read More

Day 142 – Promenade

I still enjoy heading over to the promenade to witness the nuts, homeless, tourists, talent, and locals.  Now that the train comes all the way through (and today’s fares being free), it was quite crowded down there!  But there at the corner was Rock ‘n Roll Jesus, singing terribly but owning it.  The kids and… Read More

Day 139 – Maurice Lacroix

My journey with flash is just beginning.  This was shot with off camera flash (OCF), eTTL, -2 EV with Mag Mod and two grids plus diffuser.  I still have a hot spot on the chrome, I need to practice and learn how to avoid that.  None-the-less, my goal was to ‘dramatically’ light a dark subject… Read More

Day 138 – Bounce Flash

Part 2 of today’s POTD.  As mentioned, I want to work with getting more comfortable with flash (pocket strobes).  Still playing with on camera flash – but bouncing off a reflector.  This is my favorite coffee mug, the 70-200mm mug.  However, the mug design is a little top heavy (narrow bottom) and during a client… Read More

Day 137 – Fill Flash

I missed yesterday, so today has two posts.  As mentioned previously, I’m working towards learning my flash.  Before jumping to a ‘studio 3 point setup’, I want to master the on camera flash first prior to off camera flash.  I’m learning about bouncing the flash so that on camera flash has the same quality light… Read More