October 25th, 2014 by grant

Paul & Brenda invited us to go wine tasting in Livermore. We have never been there so we jumped at the chance. Murrietta’s Well was our first stop. On to Wente. We had to get past Hank though (major dogmeat). Lunch was at Uncle Yu’s. And finally Tenuta Wines.

October 23rd, 2014 by grant

Last time I was here was 2008. I brought a gigantic DSLR and tripod. This time I used a tiny G1X2 and a travel tripod. I did try a HDR software that came with the Canon RAW package.

October 19th, 2014 by grant

A couple of people have asked me about this so I thought I would do a quick posting. I love using strobes when shooting portraits and since alot of those are environmental shoots I have to be mobile. Therefore my traveling light rig is as follows: Shurline 4-9ft paint pole. Kacey paint pole adapter, Wescott […]

October 13th, 2014 by grant

I’ve tried to shoot them a couple of times as they took off from the Oakland airport during their practice runs. Sunday after we got home from the wedding we made the last minute decision to ferry into the City to photograph the Blue Angels. Like an idiot I thought I would be the only […]

October 13th, 2014 by grant

This past Saturday we witnessed the wedding of Mary Ann (Bunny) & Quan. The ceremony was at the Five Wounds Church. It was a full catholic mass… in Vietnamese. Not wanting to step on the hired photog toes I only shot a couple. Reception was held at the Dolce Hayes Mansion.

October 10th, 2014 by grant

I haven’t shot a portrait in awhile so what better time than now! Luckily our neighbor Jennifer was willing and I asked her bring Dodger. I couldn’t have chosen a worse day. The wind prevented me from using any light modifiers on my speedlites. I was just about to send her a text message to […]

October 9th, 2014 by grant

I spotted this burd as I dropped Sandy off at the ferry terminal. I raced back home and grabbed my camera & much to my surprise it hadn’t moved an inch. I waited for the sun to come up and shot him. He has this middle-aged balding man hairdo kinda thing going on.