Archive for January, 2012

22
Jan
12

Random shot from last night

So I had the absolute pleasure of welcoming my good friend Crystal to the wonderful world of photography.  I had spent an hour on the phone with her the other night trying to help her decide what camera she should get.  After that hour on the phone it became clear that that just wasnt going to work. I told her to give me a call the next day and I would go with her to Samy’s Camera in Pasadena (Ca) and help her pick out a camera.

Spent an hour at so at Samy’s. The Guy behind the counter was very helpful and patient. He answered all her questions, and all the questions I asked. Finally she decided on the Canon T2i.  Since we were right there around the corner from King Taco we had to go in for lunch.

Back to Crystals house to plug the battery in and WAAAAAIIIIT for it to charge.  Thats excruciating. New toy and all she wants to do is play with it but she has to wait for it to charge.  While we were waiting for it to charge we munched on some King Taco and went over some basics.

With the battery charged we headed down to the bar to practice her shooting in various lighting conditions, and speed of subject. Crystal was so excited if was infectious.

As the night wound down we ended up back at Crystals house as she needed my help putting some furniture together and moving her GIANT TV.

So about 5am Im walking to my car and I look up and see a street lamp hidden behind a tree creating this wonderful light.  Having my camera handy I grabbed a quick shot.

Please enjoy.

 

22
Jan
12

NoH8 shoot is kind of in the can…

The NoH8 shoot is in the can. Kind of.  I need to go back and re-shoot a few of the images due to a lighting problem and a time crunch that prevented the re-shoot right then and there.

Anyway the images are being processed and will we going up soon but in the meantime here is one of the images.

Do you see the subliminal image?  Its subtle, but a point for the first person to see it.

This also is the first time im using my new logo!

NoH8 (click for full size)

B.Bresson and S.Martinez were an absolute pleasure to work with

I am not associated with the NoH8 campaign. However I do believe in what they stand for.

Want to know more? NoH8 Campaign Website

18
Jan
12

Shoot canceled (delayed)

My shoot tonight got canceled. Well more like delayed. People were bogarting the space we were going to use so it’s been pushed back to Sunday.

Only thing getting me through the day today was the thought that I was going to get to shoot tonight.

Work has been nothing but stress this last two weeks.

My grandfather passed away today. While we weren’t close or even really knew each other it’s still a member of my family. It also is dragging things up that I thought I had gotten over.

Feeling so stressed and emotionally drained. It’s taking it’s toll. Insomnia is rearing its ugly head. More then rearing. More like rearing and breathing fire turning the world around me to ash that I must stumble through.
The shadowy fingers of depression are slowly wrapping themselves around my mind.

I’m hoping that I can turn these things into ins pertain for new shoots but at the moment I’m too tired to even try.
The siren song of my bed is pulling me. I think it might be best to answer its call and lay my weary head down and drift off into the gauzy realm of dreams. If I can that is.

17
Jan
12

No H8 shoot???

So im supposed to do a quick shoot with 2 friends of mine tomorrow evening in support of the No H8 campaign.  We’ve put it off a few times. So Im hoping tomorrow or the day after I’ll have something new to post.

 

I’m trying to shoot more this year.  Im not going to call it a resolution because that would just damn it to failure and I dont want that.

15
Jan
12

Wow! Its been a while.

Ok so its been WAAAAAAAAAAY too long.

I have a new camera. A Canon 60D.

I’m getting back to shooting but im finding it difficult.

The fires of creativity were left untended and instead of spreading into a wildfire like smokey the bear would like us to believe they have dwindled and gone out.
With camera in hand I have been trying to rekindle those fires.

As a way to help I’m getting into Urbex.

 

Also I have been taking suggestions from friends on things that they would like to see or do.  So far I have one project in the works from that request that im hoping will come out well.

Below are some of the photos I took yesterday on my first Urbex Outing.

 

It’s good to be back doing what I love.