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Chloe & Alexis

Chloe and Alexis are adorable kids. And also very active! Kids at this age require a steady hand and a lot of patience, but they sure are adorable. I always look for a shady spot and then let the kids play and have fun on their own. That way you get genuine expressions as much as possible, which is very important. You can always tell the genuine smiles and laughs from the fake ones, so it pays to get the good stuff!

90% shot with the 70-200, the rest are 24-70. All of these are available light and relatively low aperture/shallow depth of field.

Have a great week.

Goodguys 19th Summer Get Together

I have been going to the Goodguys car show in Pleasanton since I was a little kid.I have memories of being wide-eyed and awestruck at the immaculately restored 60’s muscle cars, and thinking that someday I would restore a car myself. In some small way, it was the start of a life-long love affair with cars. There are so many incredible cars to look at here that it’s literally impossible to take it all in in one day. You could easily spend three full days here and still not see everything there is to see.

Here’s a few of my favorite shots from the show. You can see all of my shots here, where you can also purchase a copy or order a print if you like. If you see your car here, could you please leave a comment below? I’d also appreciate if you would let anyone else that attended the show know that they can see their photos here. I ran out of cards pretty quickly so I know there are lots of folks that didn’t get the website info. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

June 6, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Don Buol on Facebook - Sorry I didn’t see you there. Great pictures!

Yosemite Spring 2012

Dogwoods are out in full swing this week in Yosemite. The second shot is a meadow view of Yosemite Falls in HDR. The next is my favorite shot I got of the Dogwood. It’s 10 feet from a parking lot at the Ahwahnee. Next is the interior of the Ahwahnee. It’s probably the best lounge area in the whole valley IMHO. Next is a night time shot of Yosemite Falls. It was nearly a full moon, so the whole valley lit up. You can also get a moonbow from this, making an interesting element. The water scene is near the base of Bridalveil Falls there are some great spots to explore. I could get lost for hours there.

 

More interestingness near the base of Bridalveil Falls.

Smaller side of the lounge of the Ahwahnee, and the back side of the fireplace shot below.

An amazing fireplace you can sit in. Or at least next to. I wouldn’t recommend sitting IN the fire.

My traveling companions for the visit. It was their first time to Yosemite. They loved climbing on these rocks! They wanted to come back and do it again. The rocks that is. Giant boulders are fun to climb on when you are a kid.

The park is so beautiful that I wish it were closer to Sacramento. I would visit it often. Even though it’s a long drive it is always worth the trip. Next year I think a winter trip is in order.

Have a great week.

May 8, 2012 - 11:11 am

Terri Tomasello on Facebook - Awesome photos, Beau!

May 8, 2012 - 11:16 am

Philip Hess on Facebook - Awesome photos man! Your HDR shots are well done!!!

May 8, 2012 - 11:31 am

Marcus Schmidt on Facebook - Beautiful shots! Nice work bro!

May 23, 2012 - 6:58 am

Kay McKee - Beautiful pictures, Beau! You were right in my backyard!

Niello VW Ranch Run at UTI Sacramento

The Niello Ranch Run  is a charity event sponsored by Niello VW to benefit the Ride to Walk foundation. From April 13th to the 15th, VW fanatics and community members come together for a great cause and a good time. Below are a few of the VWs that were at the UTI Sacramento Saturday stop on the three day tour that caught my eye and were willing to pose for a few shots. Rob Payne of Niello Porsche had a pretty sick 72 Rat Rod VW bug with a tiki theme that really caught my eye. There were a few Karmann Ghias that were eye-catching as well, especially the blue convertible model. I could almost own one!

All of the photos from the UTI visit can be found here, and my favorites from the day are below. Have a great week, and enjoy.

 

April 15, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Stephanie Moe on Facebook - Love your angles!! What lens did you use for these..?

April 15, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Scott Lance on Facebook - Love the Safari Windows! Nice bus! The photographer must be a midget! 😉

April 15, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Beau Hause on Facebook - It was a mix between the 14-24, 24-70, and the 70-200. Most of the wides are the 14-24 and the details are the 70-200, and there are a few HDR processed photos too. I frequently crouch down for a different perspective! I get some strange looks for sure. 😉

April 15, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Stephanie Moe on Facebook - Haha I bet!! Especially that first shot!!

April 15, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Beau Hause on Facebook - Yup! The owner was like, ‘you want me to move it or something’? I said, ‘no worries, it’s good where it is’. I think he was taking cell phone shots of my lying on the ground then. ‘Crazy photographer on Facebook’ kind of stuff I bet.

April 15, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Marcus Schmidt on Facebook - Beauty man! Nice work!

April 16, 2012 - 8:45 am

Brenda Miller on Facebook - Cool cars & great pictures Beau! Love the blue van reflecting the clouds! I’ll have to show these to Rick especially the blue van since he owned one in the 70’s. He’ll love it.

Photo Shoot in Acampo

Acampo is a little farm town unincorporated area nearby Galt, CA. It’s a great location for rural backdrops, including barns and horses. Both of which were plentiful for this shoot.

I’m trying out the foursquare for more portable on location shooting, including the soft box.  Plenty of light and pretty reasonable cost wise with 4 LP160 flashes in it.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

 

March 8, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Philip Hess on Facebook - Nice images!

March 8, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Beau Hause on Facebook - Thanks Phil!

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