For my first post of 2018! and technically, I can still say “Happy New Year” on 3/2/2018 because it is the Lunar New Year!
Here are my hopes for this year.
A few of my goals for my blog and my photography this year is, well, to just be more. More posts. More shots. More trips outside of my house with the camera. More glass. More $$$ spent on gear. Lol. Jk on the last.
I’ve been so focused on work and too tired to willingly put effort into anything else (and tbh, been feeling creatively dry the last few months because of it), but I’m learning to stretch myself while balancing work life and social life. My other goals are for an official website sometime this summer with a brand logo (perhaps?), and simply more photoventures! As of now, I’m thinking Grand Canyon, Zion, and California spots like JTree and Death Valley. Your input about places I should go this year is definitely welcome!
Anyways, stay tuned to see if I’m all talk or about that action! 🙂
I really, really adore black and white. It has the ability to strip down the photo to its bare essentials, leaving our eyes drawn to the subject and the contrast in the complexity AND simplicity of a colorless medium. I think it gives off emotions that color cannot replicate.
Here are a couple recent black and whites from Mt. Tam.
A little Christmas spirit in San Francisco… on a double decker tour bus!
I rarely do touristy things in San Francisco since I grew up around here, but this was a great first experience that was blended in with some nostalgia. From the Macy’s in union square (although this year was filled with a lot of distracting messy views of construction around) to the Embarcadero Building Center Lights to the views from Treasure Island, it only needed some white snow to top it off!
SIX more days until Christmas. Continue on with the non-stop Christmas music, Christmas light shows, and bottomless hot chocolate.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays Holla Days, and Happy New Year!
You know that saying, “Normal is boring”? Well, this shows you what that doesn’t look like.
My dude Toreno (whom I shot with earlier in this blog) hit me up this summer asking to do a fashion shoot for him and his friend Jasko, who designs and embroiders his own clothing, and his friend Dav. These jawns are WILD and they’re guaranteed to turn your head all around. I’ll just stop trying to describe it and you can check for yourself.
This was the first time I got to bring out the super duper wide angle and it is ridiculously wide. Emphasis on the w i d e. It made it effortless to capture everything around the subject, and sometimes a little too much around the subject. The hardest part for me was composing with the wide angle and isolating the subject because I was so used to the 50mm perspective, but it was a new challenge (and challenges are a MUST in the world of fotografie) and absolutely fun to experiment with new focal lengths to stretch my “eye”.
I think the 35mm is the best length for this portrait and street mix.
ALSO, I can confirm after this shoot that yellow is my favorite color.
What happens when you put talented creatives, hipster millenials, wacky families, and hyper kids together?
Some BTS of the short film Solano Community Church is making for the upcoming Christmas season… This is the beautiful result of a church coming together to create. What a blessing it is to be a part of the process… (or Process?)
My friend Johnny had a release event for his new single “If I Had a Day” and a music video debut a couple weeks ago featuring Miguel Castuera of Before the Brave, and Tim Ouyang of Tim Be Told. Here is a glimpse of the beauty that happened that night: