Thunderstorms, Time-Lapses, and a Panoramic

Last month, Southern California experienced some rare summer weather: rain. As most people are aware, California has experienced a severe drought over the last several years. Water levels are at their lowest in more than 20 years. It’s rather scary to be a permanent resident here, with little prospects of moving somewhere with a better potable… Continue reading Thunderstorms, Time-Lapses, and a Panoramic

Sonoma County Engagement Photos – The Beautiful Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, California and Muir Woods National Monument

In April, I was asked by a close friend to shoot his engagement photos. The friend and his fiancé live in Walnut Creek, near San Fransisco, and offered to foot the bill for me to come up there and give them some beautiful photographs. He told me about a couple spots that he had in… Continue reading Sonoma County Engagement Photos – The Beautiful Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, California and Muir Woods National Monument

Magic Lantern, Raw Video and the Importance of Workflow

In my last post I mentioned that I have a Canon 5D Mark III running Magic Lantern firmware. I made that choice and installed the firmware before I had even shot with the camera. I read an extensive amount about the so-called hack, and, even though it is risky because it could void the warranty on… Continue reading Magic Lantern, Raw Video and the Importance of Workflow

The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 5, Digital Problems, Analog, and Doing What You Love

You’ll recall in an earlier post I wrote that when I purchased the Sony DSC-F707, and that it came furnished with a Sony Memory Stick with 128 megabytes of storage. Cards at that point in time hadn’t progressed too far into high capacity. In contrast, recently I purchased a compact flash card of 64 gigabytes… Continue reading The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 5, Digital Problems, Analog, and Doing What You Love

The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 4, Deployment and My First Digital Camera

I survived my second deployment to Alaska, and my first deployment to Alaska at sea. After seeing Alaska during the summer, I came to see it much differently; beautiful, green, snow-capped, and peaceful. I came to truly love being out at sea. It was June, so the weather was much more tolerable for a Southern… Continue reading The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 4, Deployment and My First Digital Camera

Theater Production Photography – Romeo and Juliet

Mark Majarian directs this classic drama that opens April 8th, 2011 at Cypress College. Here are a few images I created with the help of Peter Flores (digital tech) and John Wear (first assistant) Monday night that they plan on using for their advertising material. Images shot with Phase P40+ and Canon 5D MK II. For more information regarding my portrait… Continue reading Theater Production Photography – Romeo and Juliet