Got a chance to shoot in a awesome cyclorama

The other day I got a chance to shoot this custom Big Bear Chopper in N Light Studios. This place has everything that you could ask for, a large cyc for car/bikes, custom product tables and all the lights and modifiers that I need. The thing that I really like is that they have all of the stop action photography sensors and rigs there and set up. If you are looking for a cool place to shoot, with a laid back attitude this is your place. Check them out at www.nlightstudios.com

Who Inspires You?

For me there are many different photographers that I have looked up to over my career. Each has inspired me in different ways and sent me on different paths. Ansel Adams and Edward Weston have always inspired me to get out and enjoy nature. Photographers like Bill Cahill, Jack Andersen, and Michael West have inspired me to pushed what I thought was possible in the realm of commercial photography. Dave Hill, John Keatley, and Chase Jarvis are also very amazing photographers that have influenced the way I think and look at photography especially in my personal work. And then there is Joyce Tenneson, for me she is the reason that I do fine art photography. Her amazing work with large format Polaroid is hands down some of my favorite fine art photography. I was lucky enough to meet Joyce at a Brooks Instituteguest speaker function about a year and a half ago and it will always be a moment that I will remember, she is a wonderful lady, full of life and passion. This is image one of my favorites.

Who inspires you? Is there a photographer out there that changed the way you take images? A photographer that pushed you to try new and exciting things, or just someone you look up to? I would like to hear your thoughts.

Crazy tree with shoes hanging from it

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Thought that this was interesting. There is a tree just north of Reno with shoes hanging in it.

My daughter and I at Erickson Schat’s bakkery in Bishop

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I can see the Channel Islands so well today. http://t.co/eKQEzL4l — Jesse Coble Studios (@cobles2916)

Father Daughter Day

Yesterday I was able to spend some time with my daughter swimming and playing in a Granada Hills CA.

Father Daughter Day

Dane Sanders branding lecture

I had the pleasure of attending a very inspiring lecture on photographer branding by Dane Sanders.

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Media Bakery stock image lecture

This morning I was able to go to a lecture on what is hot in the stock photography world from Chad Newell and Ralph Clevenger. It was a very interesting lecture. I look forward to doing more research at http://www.mediabakery.com