I’m not always the happy-go-lucky person that many people see. Just like many of you, I hit those low points when I just want to sit in the corner of my room and cry. Sometimes the number of obstacles in my way can be so overwhelming. If it’s not one thing, it’s the other - like I’m sick, my camera stopped working, a 20 lb block of wood fell on my foot and now I’m limping. Not to mention much bigger, longer lasting, life changing obstacles. Arrrgh! I wonder “What’s the use?! Why does it have to be so hard?! Why do I even try?!” I don’t know what you do to get yourself out of these funks but here’s what I do.Read More
We all see their beautiful pictures all over Instagram and social media. But rarely do we know their story. I’m always curious about who the photographer is. What moves them to create these images? How did they get started? What’s their story?
I decided to find out. My first interview was with artful photographer Jaclyn Le...Read More
Priime is showing LA some love!
This Saturday, July 18th, Priime, the maker of the awesome Priime App (a MUST download for your mobile app), is making their way down to sunny Southern California and hosting a photowalk.Read More
Over the past few days while I was on vacation I had time to play around with underwater photography. When I get it into my mind that a certain shot needs to happen, I am relentless about getting that shot. Is it just me or does it really take other photographers a million tries to get exactly the shot they want?Read More
What a whirlwind of a month! It has been quite the marathon of photo shoots these past few weeks. I’ve never done so much driving! As much work as it took, I've had the time of my life. I actually just heard a quote from my favorite photographer, Chris Burkard today, during his TED Talk. He said, “There are no shortcuts to joy.” I couldn’t agree more.
Location scouting, was probably the most stressful but most fun part of these shoots. The location had to be exactly what I envisioned it to be and I seem to be quite hard to please. So I ended up visiting (and getting tipsy) at a couple of vineyards, hanging out at a modern chic farmhouse and making friends with a retired Victorias-Secret-photographer-now-AirBnb-er, scaling several building rooftops and getting up close and personal with a Shot on iPhone 6 billboard, strolling through a cactus garden and finding out that yes, stepping on a cactus hurts like a m*** f****, almost falling into a lagoon while lugging a canoe, and finally today, chillin’ at the beach waiting for the tide to rise.Read More
I have a hard time finding the right balance of being proud versus staying humble and low key. I try to stay on the side of humble. I realize I am only as special as everyone else. But there is a time, I think, to celebrate a success and a win, to feel proud, to say thanks to all those that have helped you along the way and for the stroke of luck and opportunity thrown your way.Read More
This meetup almost didn’t happen for me. I was excited to go, but it coincided with the NBA finals. As much as I love to take photos, I also love to watch a nail-biting basketball series with friends. Thank goodness @MattManiego, one of the hosts, was commissioned to shoot the series, (trust me, green jealous faces all around) so he asked to move the meet to 8 in the morning. 8 in the morning?? Not a problem for me, the proverbial insomniac, but I questioned how many people would show up.Read More
The day started at 4:55 am. I got up, made my coffee, threw on a pair of jeans, a beanie and headed out the door. It was hard to tell if the sun would be out as it was still dark out. The sun wasn't due to rise 'til 5:45 so it was hard to say the sun wasn't going to appear for sure.Read More
I hadn’t been to Treasure Island in over a decade so I didn’t know what to expect when I attended the Global EyeEm Photo Adventure. I certainly didn't expect Burning Man to happen.Read More