Friday, May 21, 2010

Photoshoot with Luccia

Yesterday I had a great opportunity to work with an amazing photographer Joel Contreras shooting a model by the name of Luccia. Joel invited me a long to share some of his tips and tricks and teach me a few things about photographing models. We had a lot of fun doing this shoot in Scottsdale, AZ. Here is one photo from the many that were taken. Please keep an eye on my site for more to come.

Monday, May 17, 2010

E Session with Rachel and Jameson

Last week I had a great opportunity to work with a lovely couple from Mesa. We chose to go to the new Mesa Art Center in downtown Mesa, wow what a cool place. This was my first time there and we all had a blast. Here are a few shots of them, enjoy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 19 - Dinner Club May 2010 - Project 365

My wife had a great idea to start a dinner club with friends and family members. Basically once a month someone will recommend a local restaurant and we go eat there! Pretty simple ay? We try to choose the small mom and pop shops or the non-chain locations to try. Today we went to the Fire & Spice Grill at the Sheraton in Tempe, AZ. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the Suns beat the Spurs so even more excellent. We will certainly go back and eat here again. Here is a group shot of our first Dinner Club party!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 18 - Westgate Bike Night 2010 - Project 365

Today was a great day! I received my new Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens in the mail. Luckily we made plans to go to the Westgate Thursday Night Bike Night which is hosted once a week until the end of June. Lots of bikers from around the valley go here to strut their stuff. Not only did I strut my Warrior around but I whipped out the new ultra wide angle lens to give it a test drive. I'm so glad I chose this lens. It performed flawlessly in low light conditions. It's sharp as a tack and takes amazing photos. I honestly cannot wait to get some great downtown shots with this bad boy. It's going to be a fun lens and it just opened a new can of worms for me.

Here is one of the very first pictures I took with my new Tokina UWA lens. It's a shot of the bikes at Westgate this evening.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 17 - Airplane Graveyard - Project 365

I've always liked this airplane graveyard located in Goodyear, AZ. I decided to take a drive out to the location and see how close I could get to the planes. Unfortunately I did not have my telephoto lens with me at the time but still ended up getting a decent shot. There are hundreds of planes here. This is either their last stop or they are here for some refurbished work.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 16 - Flooded - Project 365

From all the rain we have had this year in sunny Arizona it has left us with some flooded roads. This is a road near PIR in Avondale. It's the Gila River and it's flowing quite fast and it's been this way for a few months now. I thought this was something different that you normally dont see here in AZ.