top ten of 2013

I was reading a post by fellow photographer Michael Ares and he did a year end, “top ten” list of his favorite shots of 2013. After reading his post, I thought it was a great idea. A great way to look through your work throughout the year and see how your are improving or if…

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Venice is a great place to continue the Protrait Project

Portraits 19 – 23 were done in Venice, CA last weekend. These portraits are very different than all of the others, which is good, I like them. Portrait Project – Portrait #19 – Venice, CA¬†(this is the first portrait of a couple, first full-length shot, and honestly, the first shot in the portrait project that…

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Portrait Project: Portraits 11 – 14

The “portrait project” is explained at the bottom of this post: Portrait Project Portrait Project – Portrait #11 – Long Beach, CA Portrait Project – Portrait #12 – Long Beach, CA Portrait Project – Portrait #13 – Long Beach, CA Portrait Project – Portrait #14 – Long Beach, CA

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Portrait Project – Portraits 6 – 10

The “protrait project” is explained at the bottom of this post: Portrait Project Portrait Project #6 – Scottsdale, AZ Portrait Project #7 – Jerome, AZ Portrait Project #8 – Jerome, AZ Portrait Project #9 – Jerome, AZ Portrait Project #10 – Jerome, AZ

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Portrait project has begun! Portraits 1-3

In my last blog entry I committed to doing a portrait project. (here’s a link Portrait Project) Maybe “committed” is not the right word … I was challenged by Rinzi to do a portrait project. To take 50 portraits of people on the street and ASK PERMISSION from every one of them. I started, and…

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walk … smile … breathe … relax … take your time … have fun … SHOOT!

I learned a lot last weekend. A LOT. I did a one-on-one workshop with Rinzi Ruiz. I met Rinzi when he was assisting Eric Kim at a workshop held at Think Tank Gallery in Oct 2011. Then in 2012 I attended a workshop that Rinzi hosted along with Bellamy Hunt. I really have great feelings…

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Beth Short aka The Black Dahlia

Last weekend I went on a bus tour tracing the final days of Elizabeth Short … as known as “The Black Dahlia.” If you have an interest in true crime in general, in the Black Dahlia case specifically or the unsavory history of downtown Los Angeles itself, I highly recommend this tour and its producers…

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