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August 17, 2016

Shape Shifter v2 Backpacks arrive from Think Tank Photo!!

The great folks at Think Tank Photo just released three new versions of its award-winning Shape Shifter backpack. These backpacks essential feature is that you can expand them to hold your gear and then contract them when empty, thus decreasing their profile. They come sized for 15” and 17” laptops. The new Naked Shape Shifter …

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March 11, 2016

The Sony a6300 arrives and here’s a quick unboxing video!

Today the Sony a6300 arrived and this little unboxing video shows what is included with the camera and kit lens package. Hard to believe a 4K camera coming in at just under $1k (for video)….and for still shooters it’s got 8 fps continuous live view and Silent Shooting!! Pretty darn amazing little camera.

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March 7, 2016

Mastering Digital Wedding Photography Ebook is now available!!

I am incredibly pleased and proud to share the news that my new book Mastering Digital Wedding Photography is now available as an ebook download! And, between now and March 15, 2016 you’ll be able to purchase the ebook for $25 (regular price is $49). To purchase please go to: and you’ll have that …

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February 8, 2016

Mastering Digital Wedding Photography is coming soon!!

I’m pleased and proud to share the cover design for my new book called “Mastering Digital Wedding Photography” This book has been months in the making (far too many as my wife would say!) and is an updated guide to Wedding Photography since my first book that I wrote in 2004. SO much has changed …

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December 1, 2015

An assist from Kate for her Dad

The day after Thanksgiving was bright and cold and we had just had a nice soaking of rain the night before. At 10:30 I scheduled a portrait session with the Palmer family and we were able to get the session in despite the heavy rain the night before. The location was along the Oso Creek …

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November 3, 2015

Lindsay + Preston’s OC Wedding | Time Lapse Video | Turnip Rose

This little 44 second time lapse video is from the wedding ceremony of Lindsay and Preston from this past Saturday (Halloween) at Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa. What a fun couple and what a great group of guests who dressed in 1920s attire for the wedding. technical info: Sony a6000, Mefoto tripod, camera fired every …

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October 14, 2015

New Sony RX1 RII full frame compact camera

Sony did it again! They’ve taken their original full frame small form factor camera — the RX 1 — and totally upgraded it with many features that Sony a7R II photographers are sure to love! Improvements include: 42 mp sensor Improved AF Eye AF Variable Low Pass Filter (the first of it’s kind) Built in …

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October 11, 2015

Tesoro vs El Toro | Friday Night Lights

(This is my second year of documenting Friday Night Lights with the Tesoro H.S. Titans. Last year’s project resulted in a book and movie and I plan to do the same with this year’s team. As a former news photographer this is right up my alley and a project that I have wanted to do …

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