“Quickly, bring me a
beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.”
Another project from
that documentary class was doing some coverage for the 24th Annual Wine
and Food Under the Stars fundraiser event at the National Orange Show grounds
in San Bernardino. Of course, this was
back in Oct 2011 when I was in that class so these photographs are a bit dated
but I’m catching up. And I liked
these. I liked a lot more of the 200 or
so photos I took but this is a good sample of the better ones. And if you ever go to this event, it is a lot
of fun and the food is great. Not to
mention the wine (and beer). Enjoy.
“The best inheritance a
parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.”
-- M. Grundler
Here is a sample
another sample of my work done in my documentary photography class. We had to document this event at the National
Orange Show grounds in San Bernardino. This
event was Quarter Midget Racing. That’s
kids racing in cars around a track – like little league for NASCAR. This was awesome (I even thought about doing
it with my kids). I shot it with my
handy Canon PowerShot S5 IS and my Ricoh KR-5 superII 35mm film cameras. This time the film was loaded correctly (see
previous post for explanation). I’m only
showing the digital shots here though as I have yet to scan my film. These kids were great. Enjoy.
In the spring of 2011, I began attending California State University,
San Bernardino (CSUSB). I had a major
and a minor which was studio art, concentration photography. By the fall quarter of 2011, I had just a
major – studio art, photography. And I
was in my first photography class at CSUSB.
It was documentary photography.
And like the first time I took a photography class (way back in Texas in
2009), I quickly learned how much I didn’t know all over again. The disability sports festival is an annual
event at CSUSB and it was our class’ first assignment. I took hundreds of frames and the majority
were done in the classic documentary style.
But these are among my favorites and they are far more artistic than
documentary. And it was the first time I
was experimenting with “the movement blur” (or too slow of a shutter speed for
what you’re trying to photograph) as a style.
This shot is my favorite among the bunch. It’s so crazily dramatic.
Hello folks. It’s San Diego! Well, it’s the old Presidio of San Diego,
actually. I stumbled on it kind of by
accident when we had our last family reunion/vacation kind of thing the summer before
last. I just thought the place was cool
looking so I did a few shots of it.
After seeing the place, I wanted to do a photo shoot (and did do a photo
shoot) there with a model. But these are
just a few shots the first time I saw the place. And I always do a little Photoshop: light
levels, contrast, lens correction, watermark, etc. Enjoy.
Hey, Happy New Year!! So, when
should we stop wishing people “Happy New Year”?
Never. I read somewhere that you
should start each day with expectation.
So, let’s wish everyone a happy new year all of the time. My expectation is that I photograph wonderful
things all of the time. This is
one. I took this photograph of a Joshua tree
way back on Sep 2011 not far from my kids’ bus stop. You’d never know that I was in the middle of
Victorville. Well, if you live here you
might. Just the same – it’s cool, huh?