Friday, May 31, 2019


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (May, 2019) - Why in the world would a guy with a cabinet full of film, digital and video cameras buy another camera? This month I picked up a newly released Ricoh GR III. I don't necessarily have a good answer to the question, but wanted to explain my reasoning. These are small, pocketable "point-n-shoot" type cameras. While I have many cameras, I also have a very wide palette of things that I shoot. I shoot sports, landscapes, portraits, etc. and each requires specific gear. What I found is shooting has become a big production. Every time I go out, I have to plan what body, lenses, bag, flash, stands, tripod, etc. is appropriate. Because of this, I find that sometimes it's too much work and I'll just use my phone. What's that old saying, the best camera is the one that is with you? In addition, I recently started printing at home again and found that phone photos don't cut it. On the surface the Ricoh looks like a point-n-shoot, but it is actually much more. You can shoot full manual and sync it with external flash/strobes. It has an APS-C 24 MP sensor and captures in DNG RAW. The files are clean and very printable. Anyway, this is my story and I'm sticking to it. I am carrying it with me daily to replace using my phone for daily captures. Below are some samples from the GR III.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Class of 2019

OMAHA, Nebraska (May, 2019) - Traveled to Omaha this month for my niece's graduation from Creighton University. She is the first of this generation to graduate college in our immediate family. A great accomplishment, and look forward to the rest of the family to follow. The weather was all over the place. When we landed, it was 94 degrees. The next morning it was 50 degrees and raining. The remaining days were split where we got some nice mornings and then rain. I got out with the camera on one of the nice mornings and captured the images below.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kamma Band

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April, 2019) - Had the pleasure of photographing a young and talented band from HB called Kamma Band. The girls are confident and poised for their age and overall the band is well managed and represented. Looking forward to some good things from these girls. Btw, all images shot with two Godox lithium ion flashes with Magmod modifiers. Shot approximately 750 images and the batteries were still full! Here are some images from our session.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Skyway Vagabond

BOLSA CHICA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE, (March, 2019) - The end of March brought fantastic Spring weather to the wetlands. Bryan (@bryanlc) and I drug out the long glass to experience the wildlife. Here are some images from the morning hike.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

NAMM 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January, 2019) - Attended all four days of the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in January. Packed as always, but with a heightened security presence for sure. The expansion areas like the Marriott Hotel were considered external and you had to go through metal detectors and bag checks each time. One of those things that is a little bit of a hassle, but overall well worth the peace of mind. Definitely some cool new gear, performances and presentations. I still have some cards that I haven't downloaded, but here are some general photos from the event. More to come...