Today in Virginia

Today in Virginia
Hello from Virginia! Our first full day of CAPTURE was just that . . . very full! We’re all learning a lot. It’s a great team of photographers to be working with and I’m looking forward to the next two full days ahead of us! I only took one shot of the sunrise this morning. Was working with everyone else to try and... Read More »

10 Tips for Shooting the Pacific Coast

10 Tips for Shooting the Pacific Coast
Just pulled together a few new desktop wallpapers from the California Loop with a theme of The Pacific Coast. I’ve also jotted down 10 helpful things I learned while shooting along the coast. Arrive early. I can’t emphasize this enough! I’ve arrived 30min before the actual sun sets way too many times. I find myself... Read More »

One Picturesque Day

One Picturesque Day
The sixth, and second-to-last day of our incredible trip through California began with a hike to Rainbow Falls. What a majestic sight! I am used to the waterfalls of the East, the bubbling cascades along forest streams hidden away in lush valleys and moss-covered gorges. What a wave of exotic excitement it was to see... Read More »

Pushing Pause

Pushing Pause
Let me push pause on the California Loop for a sec to mention some quick announcements about some of the upcoming CAPTURE workshops. Put purpose into your summer vacation and consider the following: CAPTURE Alaska’s $100 Early Registration discount ends today. There are a few folks already signed up so I have... Read More »

Take Out Tiny Distractions

Take Out Tiny Distractions
By the 5th day of the California Loop, we were getting pretty tired, but we were experiencing more than ever the incredible diversity of California. From Death Valley, the lowest point in North America, we drove toward the towering Sierra Nevadas to see Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48 States. We viewed... Read More »

A Typical Progression

A Typical Progression
On the fourth day of the California Loop, we drove from San Diego to Death Valley National Park. I was lazy and didn’t feel like getting up early, so I missed whatever sunrise opportunity there may have been on our last day on the Pacific coast. But what I saw out the window from my bed at 6:00 that morning was... Read More »

Why I Don’t Like Blown-Out Highlights

Why I Don’t Like Blown-Out Highlights
On the third day of our trip, we traveled from LA to San Diego. We happened to be close by Torry Pines State Beach when the golden hour set it, so we decided to stop in for sunset. A friend of mine who we were visiting recommended this place (among other places) as a fantastic spot for pictures so that was the main... Read More »

Traveling Down the Coast

Traveling Down the Coast
On the second day of this week’s road trip, we drove down the California coast from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles. We took a stroll through a stand of beautiful redwood trees at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in the morning while the light was still ambient. I really liked the path leading through the forest. It... Read More »

Little Things Make A Big Difference

Little Things Make A Big Difference
My brother Jonathan, a friend Clayton and myself are taking a trip through California this week! I’m calling our little vacation “The California Loop” because we are traveling down along the coast from Sacramento to San Diego, and then back up again to Sacramento on the east side of the mountains. It’s going to be... Read More »

Meet the Sacramento Photography Team

Meet the Sacramento Photography Team
Just finished up the Sacramento Event Photography Workshop! Here are a few pictures of the photography team and a brief overview of what we talked about each day before putting what we learned into practice by shooting assignments throughout the four days of the Family Conference. On Tuesday afternoon, we talked... Read More »

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