Saturday, February 4, 2012

Epic Skate Park @ Rocklin, CA

For me there are few things better than friends calling up asking if I want to go hang out in a skate park. These days I don't skate because 1. I don't have a skateboard 2. I have a busted knee and relatively no health insurance 3. I would rather rock climb (once the knee gets fixed). Anyways on this particular day my friends Bobby and Belle told me they were coming my way for a skate day from The Bay.
I learned on this day that action sports, inside with bad photo lighting and no flash are not a good mix if you want the athlete to photograph crisp. But days like these are meant to figure out those particulars.

His friend from The City

Some guy that was throwing down

Jacmel, Haiti

Jacmel, Haiti

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Starting this blog out right: The dreaded first post.

THE FIRST POST!!!! Is always a scary thing, at least for me it is. I made my first blog last summer with all the hope in the world but when it came time to make that first post I was hesitant. I had self-conscious questions: "Would people like them?", "Will they best represent what I want to share?", "Do I really want to do this?"
Six months ago I wrote my Haiti blog to share my experiences and it was fun. I received positive feed back and nothing negative, it was a success. But I was still hesitant because my writing wasn't as strong as I would have liked it be, so I held off on writing until I was confident enough.
So I started taking more pictures. People in my life were gracious enough to allow me to photograph a wedding, a practice modeling gig, graduation announcement and I also ventured out to the streets of Sacramento.
With hours behind the camera and over a 1,000 pulls of the trigger, the desire to share them took root. I hope you enjoy the photos I have to share and if you don't I have come not to care anymore, for all positive reasons though. I have become comfortable with negative criticism as long as it is constructive.

"A Party on Broadway"- This is a 30-second exposure on Broadway by the UC Davis medical center. I was curious about what this fire hydrant saw on a nightly basis.