Friday, March 30, 2012

lgbtSr photo publication

Some of my photos were used for Jenelle's recent interview, you can read Jenelle's lgbtSr interview here

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jenelle Evyn Hutcherson

I volunteer with Jenelle at the Long Beach LGBT Center and she is a wonderful person.
Jenelle Evyn Hutcherson was the first known lesbian to compete in the Miss USA program, this year!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Out in the 562 Publication

The same Press Telegram article can be read in Out in The 562

I’m in today’s Press-Telegram

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Birthday Month Portrait Promotion

March is my Birthday Month and I decided to have a little promotion.
Part of my success as a local photographer has been my love for reading (what else) photography books. The promotion is simple you buy me a used or new photography book from my wish list and that gets you a portrait session with me. It’s a bargain because most of the books are about 25 dollars.

Most the books are about critical, color, or lighting theory, which helps me self-educate and strengthen my photography skills.

I will not take cash; you can email me the receipt or pay with an gift card (which is also sold in stores) the session can take place after March but the book purchase must be made in March for promotional rate.

My only limits with the portrait session is location I would prefer to shoot in my home studio or at least keep it in Long Beach.

I understand this is going to make professional photographers upset, but my main goal at the moment is building a strong photo mind and I can’t do it alone and its temporary after the 31st I will go back to my original price of 150.00 per photo session.

And most recently Scott Canty Curator at LAMAG called my portraits, “tender and intimate”

Thanks, and help me spread the word.


Amazon Wish List Link

I was able to raise 10 used Photo books and two Graphic novels with my bday portrait promotion, I would like to thank everyone who participated

Friday, March 9, 2012

Photography Forum Finalist

Out of 18,000 submission my image above was a finalist in the Nikon sponsored Photography Forum photo contest. There were only 100 finalists. Besides that I didn’t place or win anything. (Close but no cigar) Photography Forum has published my image on their website for my friends and family to wish me congratulations.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lighting Diagram for MDNA Tribute Image

I got a huge response from my Madonna MDNA cover art tribute. A lot of people asked me what filter or app did I use for the glass effect. I actually shot through glass; I did this shoot in my bathroom and could only fit one light. Also the more visible you want to see your face the closer you have to stand to the glass. I tried variations. This shoot was meant for my Facebook profile and only took me about twenty minutes to do.