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Diego’s Umbrella at the Independent San Francisco – Band Concert Photos

Diego’s Umbrella played The Independent in San Francisco on 11-11-11. It was a great show, one of the best I have ever been to. The band has an innovative and interesting sound. It’s fresh and new, yet has roots in old school flamenco and European eastern sounds. I love it.

Here’s some shots from the show, all of the photos from the set can be found here.

Below are some of my favorites from the night, although it was very hard to narrow it down. Enjoy.



Custom Cars, Details. Colorful interestingness.

Ride Fest at UTI in Sacramento.  Lot’s of cool cars and cool people. Tragically White rocked the joint. Shot mostly details and some HDR, but all of the photos can be found here.  There are a bunch of them, as is typical with event photography. My favorites are all above!

All shots are with the 24-70 or the 70-200 VR-II, a few in the bunch are HDR but most are straight out of the camera or minimal Lightroom processing. If any photog peeps have questions let er rip and I’ll answer back in the comments!

Have an amazing day.


Kids N’ Bokeh


Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens at f2.0, 7:45 in the morning, into the light with nice bokeh. 1/4000th. Kinda nice to play with the nice bokeh, this looks better to me than the 105mm although I like the depth of field and overall look of that lens a bit more but this is both cheaper and easier to focus. Plus Brookie is kind of always great in the morning.

Happy Thursday almost Friday!!

Chingus @ The Torch Club | Sacramento Band Photos

Chingus played at the Torch in Sac and man did they do a great show. The band can really play and they have a lot of fun doing it. It’s apparent they have been together a long time, and that they have mad skills. It’s fun to watch them.

Many of these are slowish shutter speeds, as slow as 1/6th up to 1/50th. Slow shutter is great because you can feel the motion in the shots. It’s almost like the photos are in 3d instead of 2d. Light streaks, motion blurs, and cool things happen.

Anyone else looking for creative and different shots for a show? Or maybe promos for their band? Hit me up.

Graduation Day Photos | Sacramento

Graduation is a rite of passage, and it’s no different for these young men and women.These photos are environmental portraits of the students in their lab areas, each student chooses where they want their photo taken based on what is most interesting to them. One of the easiest ways to make people feel at ease is to put them in an environment they are comfortable in, and give them something to do with their hands.

Are you looking for graduation photos? Something as unique and different as you are?  Facebook me! 🙂


May 4, 2011 - 2:09 am

Rory Gillingham - One of my favorite times of the phase…picture day!! I love your photos of our students!

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