Halos

Halos, Halos, Everywhere!

You know them, those little white halos that border the areas of high contrast in your photos. They seem to appear out of nowhere when boosting contrast in your photos and throw a monkey wrench into your creative vision. You could ignore them, it doesn’t look so bad

Topaz Denoise 6

Topaz Denoise 6

I hate noisy photos! I’m probably more picky about noise in my photos than most photographers. I am, however, trying to calm my OCD in that arena. One of my favorite ways to get rid of noise is using Topaz Denoise 6 from Topaz Labs. In this tutorial I will show you

Little Corona Del Mar

Little Corona Del Mar

So, what do you do when the weather is gloomy, when the sky has been totally grey all day for a couple of days and you live near the beach? You wait for the clouds to begin breaking up a bit and then take your camera out and see what you can get! Luckily for me, the tide was out around

Victoria Beach

Victoria Beach

There’s a thinly veiled secret spot at the south end of Southern Cailfornia’s Laguna Beach. An almost hidden staircase in a small residential neighborhood will take you to Victoria Beach, a small beach with fairy-tale flair. The spot is not easy to get to, especially for my old legs and bad joints, but it is so worth a visit if you are in the area. Victoria Beach is famous for

Joshua Tree Pareidolia

Joshua Tree Pareidolia

Joshua Tree National Park is one of my very favorite local places. It’s the place I run to for a quick get away, even if it’s just for the afternoon and some night shots. Everytime I go to Joshua tree I find new things. It’s a living place that is always changing

Manzanar

Manzanar

If you blink while driving along US Route 395 in California’s Mohave Desert, you might miss an important historical site.  After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order which would solve the “Japanese Problem” on the West Coast. The order resulted

The U2 Joshua Tree

The U2 Joshua Tree

I’ll show you a place. High on the desert plain, where the streets have no name.

I was 17 and a senior in high school when U2’s The Joshua Tree was released in early 1987. While I’ve always been a U2 fan, it’s that album that has always been my very favorite. The music and the images from that album are

Tiny Planets

Tiny Planets

Have you ever been in a creative slump? You know, that feeling like every thing you try to work on just stinks on ice? It’s during these times that I like to try something new in an attempt

Korean Bell of Friendship

Korean Bell of Friendship

Sometimes you find the most interesting things in the most unlikely of places. Tucked away in a small park down by the water in San Pedro, California you’ll find the Korean Bell of Friendship. I had heard about this place many moons ago, but somehow never got around to visiting. Why I decided to go on a Friday afternoon, in the middle of

Favorites of 2015

Favorite Photos of 2015

There was so much to do and see this year that it just wouldn’t fit into one post! So sit back and relax as we run through more favorite photos of 2015. As awesome as the first half of 2015 was, the best was yet to come. New gear, more trips and more fun with my extended photography family was in store. It was a wild summer for sure, one I will never forget!