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Travel Photography | The Getty Villa

A couple weekends ago, my friends and I went to The Getty Villa… the first time I have visited. The architecture and the statues were amazing… Moving through from one exhibit to another, the public areas made for great photography opportunities. Some of the areas were so hidden too, when I was looking at the

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Architecture Photography | Part 3: Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA

In the final post from a couple weekends ago, my friends and I went to Pasadena… visiting the downtown and making a trip up to the Art Center College of Design. To our surprise, the place was open on a Sunday to walk around and to visit the student gallery. Designed by architect Craig Ellwood,

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Architecture Photography | Part 2 : LACMA and Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA

So after spending most of the middle of the day at The Getty Center, we headed off to MODAA… and found out it is close on the weekends. Instead. we headed to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or LACMA. Again, I have been here many times before… once in middle school and a

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Architecture Photography | Part 1: The Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA

A couple weekends ago, March 27 and 28, I meet up with two of my friends from college… One living in Los Angeles and the other came down from Sacramento, CA. Of course, as architecture students… we had to go see the some of the architecture sites in and around the Los Angeles area. During

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Fashion Photography | Nikita Esco

I have been editing away the last couple nights on some photographs I took a while back. These photos are of Nikita Esco, a model that I had seen many times in Asian Car Magazines in the mid-2000s when I was interested in that scene. Now that I have meet and photographed Nikita Esco, she

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Sports Photography | Santa Barbara “Rattlesnake Park” & Backcountry

Last weekend, I told myself I needed to go photographing… I have to shoot something this weekend. So on Saturday, my father told me the back-country roads to Santa Barbara, CA were open… and they only are open for a limited time. Close during winter because it’s to wet, closed in the summer and fall

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Landscape Photography | Zion National Park – Observation Point Hike

I know… I’m really behind on my photographs and I need to be more on top of editing and posting them. This hike I went with my 3 friends to Zion National Park in the fall… maybe a couple weeks prior to yellow leaves on the trees. Zion National Parks is one of the greatest

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Landscape Photography | Mosaic Canyon Trail in Death Valley National Park

I have been to Death Valley three times prior, but had never been on any of its hikes. My friend Jane and I decided to see what Mosaic Canyon trail had to offer. We first started by entering the park from Beatty, Nevada and thinking I could stop at the Death Valley ranger station there…

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Landscape Photography | Calico Tanks Trail at Red Rock National Recreation Area

Back in November, I started to go on hikes around the Las Vegas area again… a much needed relaxation from life. So my friend Jane has joined me on the first couple of hikes… and this is a repeat hike for me. Calico Tanks trail in the Red Rock National Recreation Area is one of

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Landscape Photography | Anniversary Narrows Trail at Lake Mead, NV

I heard about Anniversary Narrows out at Lake Mead National Recreation Area when my friend Chika came all the way from Tokyo, Japan to go hiking on this trail. Now I wasn’t able to join her on her hike, but I had to go after seeing her iPhone photos. I have be honest, one the

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Fashion Photography | Crystal Leigh

In December, I went to photograph a few models in California… and now I’m finally editing the photographs (I also have San Diego Wildlife Park photos I took in October 2011 that I still haven’t edited). Crystal Leigh was extremely fun to photograph with a positive attitude the whole time. She was very professional and

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Concert Photography | Same Sex Mary at The Royal Resort

The local band, Same Sex Mary, again gave a great performance on Sunday night. Always a great time photographing my friend’s band and with the new lighting at The Royal Resort (…and much better lighting by their performance), it was a fun night all around. More can be found of Same Sex Mary at www.samesexmary.com

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Concert Photography | Acorn Bcorn at The Royal Resort

Acorn Bcorn is a two-piece female indie band from Tucson, AZ. Again, another interesting performance on the same night… playing guitar and bass while at the same time drumming using their feet. Yeah, not just the bass drum, but they also had some snare and toms laying on the ground. Got to say, it’s a

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Concert Photography | Crab Legs and The Royal Resort

This last Sunday night, a small crowd got to hear two great bands from Tucson, AZ and one local band; Crab Legs was a great opening band for Acorn Bcorn and Same Sex Mary. Crab Legs was quite interesting in their performance because for every single song, the guitarist would switch to drummer position and

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Concert Photography | A Tribute to Johnny Cash at Artifice

This last Friday was another amazing tribute concert in Las Vegas… and this time it was A Tribute to Johnny Cash. The music again was great… and the Artifice is a great host. Seven different bands performed and I photographed five of them (I wanted to hang with my friends for a couple performances). One

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Landscape Photography | God Rays

I always love the beauty of rays of light coming through the clouds in the desert… But I think I’m ready for some change. Share/Bookmark

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Landscape Photography | Red Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

The second part of my vacation back a few months ago was to visit Red Canyon, Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Parks and additional surrounding areas (and previously posted, the May 20th Annular Eclipse). One of the amazing stops was Grosvenor Arch out in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It is 100% worth the

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Landscape Photography | Grand Canyon National Park and Nearby Area

Back in June 2012, my parents and I went on a week long vacation to visit South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, and additional areas around them. These photos are of leg one of the trip at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Now, this is

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Concert Photography | A Tribute to Radiohead at The Royal Resort

A Tribute to Radiohead is always a good night. I was only able to stay and photograph the first three bands because the first band didn’t go on until 11pm (calling you out Minor Suns), but once the performances started, it was amazing. I want to check out more performances of Just Us in the future,

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Concert Photography | Same Sex Mary at The Royal Resort

Same Sex Mary are from Las Vegas / Boulder City, Nevada. The music is great fun and enjoyable; everytime there is excitement. James and Tsvetelina are great people to hang out before and after shows… and fun seeing them with their other bands. Same Sex Mary will be performing again tonight at the Radiohead Tribute tonight

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Concert Photography | Young Hunter at The Royal Resort

Young Hunter is a wonderful surprise from Tucson, Arizona. Their music is thick with guitars, rhythmic drum beats and great vocals. It hard to place them in a specific genre… but they have the thick look melodies of Tool and the vocals and free-spirited of the Doors. Yeah, that may sound hard to believe… but it

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Concert Photography | Shiny Boots of Leather at The Royal Resort

Shiny Boots of Leather played opening for some amazing night of music. The music was great in acoustic… and a relaxing feel. More on Shiny Boots of Leather at http://www.shinybootsofleather.com/ Share/Bookmark

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Nature Photography | Annular Eclipse on May 20 at Red Canyon, Utah

‘Annular Eclipse in Red Canyon, Utah’ Annular Eclipse AKA “Ring of Fire” was an amazing site to see. My luck… I had a few clouds in the view area, but still got most of my shoots. I photographed a stage timelapse (above) that worked except where the one blank spot where the clouds occupied the

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Concert Photography | Hyena at The Pastel Project

Finally, the last band at the Pastel Project. Hyena, from San Diego California, was the final band to perform going on at 4:15am. My friends and friends of friends hyped them… and they didn’t disappoint. Exciting, craziness with about 50 people still dancing and rocking out to their early morning performance. Their music is very electro-dance-rock

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Concert Photography | Unknown Artist at The Pastel Project

I would love to tell you more about this band, but they were not on the schedule and I didn’t know them or write down anything. If anyone know who they are, please leave a comment below so I can give credit. Share/Bookmark

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Concert Photography | A Tribute to Nirvana at The Royal House (Part 2)

The other day, some bands gathered at The Royal House to sing cover songs of Nirvana… some bands had 3-5 songs to perform, some only did 1 song. It was a great night to enjoy some music. The Royal House will have another show on June 9th with Radiohead covers.   Same Sex Mary Deadhand

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Concert Photography | A Tribute to Nirvana at The Royal House (Part 1)

The other day, some bands gathered at The Royal House to sing cover songs of Nirvana… some bands had3-5 songs to perform, some only did 1 song. It was a great night to enjoy some music. The Royal House will have another show on June 9th with Radiohead covers.   Dusty Sunshine Just Us China

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Concert Photography | Glass Candy at The Pastel Project

Glass Candy… crazy fun. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the music… but I remember trying to photograph them. First, I got my position down on the ground below the DJ/Keyboardist to allow the crowd to see and then I was mobbed from behind. I started to experiment too with the photographs because the lighting

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Concert Photography | Chromatics at The Pastel Project

The Chromatics was one of the more relaxing indie bands at the Pastel Project. Another Portland, Oregon band at this show, Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller, Nat Walker and Johnny Jewel have a very Synthpop styling to their music.  The music is something I could just enjoy relaxing someplace while kicking my feet up… but while

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Concert Photography | CSS at The Pastel Project

CSS, short for Cansei de Ser Sexy, was the headline band for day two of The Pastel Project. The Brazilian rock band by far… no one even close… the hardest band I have photographed… or maybe it was just the singer. The singer never let up on the excitement of the show and the few times

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