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Well to be honest I am extremely honored that they decided to chose my photo for the cover of the new manual.  Who are “they”, well it’s the California DMV and yep, that’s my photo on the cover of the 2014 Driver Handbook.  It’s an odd feeling knowing that thousands of people will see a photo that I took, and a printed version for that matter.

Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn

How did this opportunity present itself?  Full disclosure I do work for the DMV, but not as a Continue reading

Cameron and his wife and son.

Cameron and his wife and son.

Week 6 family time.

Spring has sprung here, and there is no better time for families to be out and enjoy the weather.  I was back at the Rock Garden at William Land Park here in Sacramento taking advantage of all of the flowers in bloom.  I wasn’t the only one taking advantage of the day, Continue reading

Daisy

Daisy

Week 5… the late bloomer.

Unlike this Spring, if you can call it Spring because it’s been hot, this post is a late bloomer.  I actually prefer fashionably late, it sounds intentional and has more flare.  My stranger for this week is actually very close to my photography, but in a distant manner. Continue reading

Karl and his ride

Karl and his ride.

Week 3, fashionably late.

Well at least this photo was taken in week #3.  Just outside of work on my lunch hour I spotted the low rider bicycle across the street, but seriously how could you not notice it!  As I walked across the street he was on the phone and I asked him if I could take his photo he nodded in the affirmative.  I readied my camera looked up Continue reading

Maserati Granturismo

Maserati Granturismo

What’s the quickest way to improve my photography?

One of the easiest way to change your photographs dramatically is to change your stance.  Simple as it sounds it makes a huge difference.  Take a moment and think about the bulk of your photos, what were you doing? Standing is my guess.  Breaking this habit nets huge results.  Don’t be afraid to get a little bit dirty when you are out taking photos, at the same time prepare yourself, bring a blanket to get down on, a large trash bag on the ground can separate you and your camera from mud, some knee pads can be a savior, or just throw caution to the wind and do what you have to do to create your photograph (but be safe as well).  An easy example would be taking pictures of your kids, get down on their eye level and not only will your resulting composition be better but more than likely the  experience will be better for your child. Continue reading

Orange on purple on green.

Orange on purple on green.

Do you have a fear of raising your ISO?

To be fair I’ll answer the question first, not any more but I used to live in fear of higher ISO numbers and all of the impending doom that supposedly came along with them.  It took a quite a bit of self encouragement but I finally broke through and let my camera’s sensor be as sensitive as it could be.  Once I let my camera’s sensitivity shine new doors were opened and my photography triangle finally received its final point.  I was comfortable with changing my aperture and my shutter speed it was just that darn ISO. Continue reading

Grillin'

Evoke the senses

How do you Capture what you feel in a photograph?

Photography is nothing more than capturing light, and freezing a moment in time.  With the cameras of today we have the luxury of instant feedback and the ability to adjust and change are results immediately.  If you have a DSLR , a micro four thirds, or any other type of digital camera that allows you to manually change your settings, you have the basics to creating great photographs the way you envision them and want them to be.  It’s kind of ironic that so much effort is put in to developing preset functions on digital cameras while most, if not all, professorial photographers will tell you that to really get the results that you want switch to manual.  It may feel like quite a daunting task, but with practice it becomes comfortable and the results are definitely more rewarding.   Continue reading