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Haley & Ryan Maternity Shoot Nov. 2010


I just got through doing my first Maternity shoot with Haley and Ryan, and all I can say is they are a great couple and will definitely be great parents.  When we first met Haley was quite nervous and said she didn’t know what to do – all I said is be yourself and enjoy the moment with Ryan during the shoot.  Wow, is all I can say, she did great and is a beautiful mother to be.  The photoshoot was a gift from the groom’s friend Mike Beruman as a Christmas gift.  I hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as I did taking them… www.californiapixels.com

Equipment used:  Nikon D700, SB900, Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8, Nikon 17-35mm f/3.5, Lumodi Beauty Dish, Pocket Wizards

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November 18, 2010 Posted by | Engagement | 1 Comment

Mountain Shoot with Sylvia Curtis


My dear friend Sylvia Curtis from work asked me to take her pictures today.  Today’s shoot was at one location and we managed to capture a few nice pictures.  I must say some of our local scenery is breathtaking and I enjoyed shooting her at this location of Hwy 138.  I enjoyed her warm friendly personality and would love to do more pictures, maybe more outdoors and some studio shots.   Sylvia, just wanted some nice pictures to give to her kids – I hope they enjoy them.

Equipment Used:  Nikon D700,  Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon SB900, Nikon SB800 (hairlight), Lumodi Beauty Dish, Pocket Wizards

November 14, 2010 Posted by | Portraits / Headshots | Leave a comment

Gorilla Lighting workshop 11-8-2010


It was a great day working with Ben and his gorilla workshop, we had two great models Alexandra and Victoria – and 7 eager students wanting to learn Gorilla lighting.  The first part of the day Ben held his lecture, followed by some in classroom studio shooting with portable strobes  followed by some group discussion.  Later in the afternoon we moved to a nice area off Barranca in Azusa to capture some awesome sunset shots using two portable strobes and teaching the class how to use proper exposing techniques to capture dramatic lighting.  The indoor shots we used standard 3 light setup followed by some split lighting techniques.  The outdoor shots we needed to bring our the Alienbee portable storbe with the Alien Bee 22″ Beauty Dish.  I hope you enjoy the shots.

Alexandra McDougall:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2123375/

Victoria Vives:  http://VictoriaVives.com

Equipment used:  Nikon D700, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8, Alien Bee B1600, 1 Quantum, 2 SB-26 strobes, Sekonic L-358 meter

November 9, 2010 Posted by | Model Shoot | Leave a comment