Sunday, June 27, 2010

Reading instead of Clicking the shutter...

I love photography. I especially like to look at other people's work. I'm just not that creative. So I have a harder time coming up with stuff for subject matter. Traveling is the easy out, because I love traveling and everything is new. To learn and to get inspired, I read a lot of books. I think that I read too much instead of going out there and seeing what works and what doesn't for me.

Books that help:

Reading / Learning

Thankfully, a friend was a willing to let me photograph her and her children. It gave me a chance to try out my flash. I wish I could have done better by her, but this is what we came up with:

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Twilight Fan

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mom's Quest for a Dress

My Mom was picked to be a principle sponsor for a 25th wedding anniversary. As always, my Mom likes to be different in a stylish elegant way. She saw an interview of a young designer named Rajo Laurel. She liked his designs and luckily one of my Dad's old friends is related to him. Mr. Laurel was nice enough to let me take pictures while he was talking to Mom about the "dress".

Rajo Laurel:

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

In Honor of the Upcoming World Cup...

In honor of the world cup, I thought I would post a soccer shot. I'm not too good at sports' photography. I end up watching instead of catching the action. This shot was taken from a hill on a path for walkers behind the fields. It's perfect for a faux tilt shift picture. Tilt shift is when you have a lens that makes things look miniature. I don't own a tilt shift lens, but I do have photoshop.

JOIMO sports at Rancho Bernardo 4S Ranch

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