Saturday, July 28, 2007

A Little Abstract Series

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Life Rolls onAnother Great Event!!!

The 4th Annual Night by the Ocean Gala was another great event. Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the event was to raise money for the Life Rolls On Foundation. This year it had over 500 attendees, the most out of all four year.

Sal Masekela from the E-channel and X-Games, hosted the event. Celebrities in the house were, Paris Hilton, Brooke Burns, the cast from
the TV show Las Vegas just to name a few. Guests enjoyed music by Jon Foreman from Switchfoot, Miles Doughty from Slighty Stoopid and Jackson Browne.

I had a great time shooting this event. I would have to say that all the celebrities were really nice, especially Brooke Burns and Paris Hilton.

Paris HiltonIt was very interesting to see how all the press photographer's worked. I notice they have to be very aggressive on that red carpet, and they take like 5000 shots. How many shots of Paris Hilton can you have. That must be a nightmare to edit. Also one thing that disappointed me, was the way a few of them dressed. This was a black tie event. I always try to dress up and look professional because I think it is important. Apparently some of these guys didn't think so and showed up wearing shorts. It kind of seemed disrespectful to me. I think if photographers want to get a way from the stereo type of being a slime ball we should all take the time to dress the part. Sorry just a little rant.

All being said it was a great event and I look forward to shooting it next year. Please check out for more information. They always need volunteers.

Here are a few more photos

Paris HiltonParis Hilton making a bid on one of the many great auctions items they had.

Brooke BurnsBrooke Burns looking great! My ONE shot to their (news photographers) 5000 shots.

Sal MasekelaLinkJessie Billauer, founder of Life Rolls On and friend and host Sal Masekela.

SwitchfootJon Foreman from Switchfoot

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Life Rolls On Foundation "Instilling in people that Life with spinal cord injury does indeed roll on"

I just found out that once again I will be the official photographer for the 4th Annual Night By The Ocean event. Life Rolls On is a great foundation and I am happy to be back for a fourth year shooting their event.

Please check out their website: to find out more information. They always are looking for volunteers.


Friday, July 20, 2007

It's HERE....

My new SPL Water housing for my Nikon D200 has arrived...and I am happy!!!

surf oceansurf water
more soooooon!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Next Day...more to come!!!

kite Surfing
Kite Boarding

Saturday, July 14, 2007

What do I do when there are no waves??? Take Kite Boarding photos. Here are few.

Kite Surfing
Kite surfer
kite boarding
kite surfing
kite surfer
extreme sports
water sports
kite surfing

Monday, July 09, 2007

Before and After

Someone had a question about my last post of the two people jumping in the pool. They wanted to know how much post production I did and if I could post a before shot. I shot this using my SPL water housing and a Nikon F100 (film). I used Kodak 100 VS film which gives a little bit warmer feel then Velvia. My scanner scans a little dark and all I had to do was just a little curves and Saturation in Photoshop. The slide looks great as there is more detail in the shadows. I think it's time to recalibrate my scanner (I use a Nikon Coolscan 5000 for all my film scans). I hope this helps. I soon will be getting a Digital water housing, but I think I will still use the film housing every once in a while, because I love film!

water stock photography
summer stock photography

Friday, July 06, 2007

Summer Time!!!