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Getting Started With Wildlife Photography - Tips and Tricks

July 15, 2016 - Getting Started with Wildlife Photography Being relatively new to wildlife photography, this is all pretty fresh in my m...
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My Process for Printing Landscape Photographs

May 02, 2016 - My Process: Preparing and Printing Images There are countless ways to go about this entire printing process. Simply put,...
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6 Reasons You Should Be Printing Your Photos

April 30, 2016 - 6 Reasons You Should Be Printing Your Photos (As seen on PetaPixel) As a photographer I spend a lot of time taking phot...
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Week In Photos - Week 9 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

March 22, 2016 - It's not everyday that a Peregrine Falcon allows you a front row seat to his dinner. My kids and I were heading down the...
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Week In Photos - Week 8 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

March 15, 2016 - This week, my family and I drove on the sand in Pismo, made sand-castles, and took a family silhouette photo. All in all...
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Week In Photos - Week 7 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

March 02, 2016 - Special thanks to The Paddleboard Company out of Morro Bay for paddling and yoga-ing - be sure to check out their websit...
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Week In Photos - Week 6 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

February 23, 2016 - Week 6 was 2 weeks ago - I don't remember any of this! That's why these weekly photo blog posts are a lot of fun for me.
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Week In Photos - Week 5 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

February 17, 2016 - I can't tell you how much fun I am having with these weekly photo blog posts. A huge fringe benefit of this project, is...
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Week In Photos - Week 4 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

February 11, 2016 - If this week had a sub-title, it would be "Birds and Surf." Birds are everywhere, and on the central coast, we have quit...
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Nikkis Last Minute Maternity and Family Session - Pismo Beach CA

February 09, 2016 - We took these photos and in a few short days, baby Grayson was born. I am so glad we were able to get together just in t...
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Week In Photos - Week 3 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

February 06, 2016 - My daughter is now my official photo sidekick, and she likes to "go in the van," with me, which means we drive around lo...
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Week In Photos - Week 2 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

February 01, 2016 - Week 2 of 2016 was action-packed. Not only did I stumbled upon a pair of bald eagles, thanks to some friends on Facebook...
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Week In Photos - Week 1 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

January 27, 2016 - Right off the bat, 2016 has been a very different year for me than 2015. With my wife beginning to work and me becoming...
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Carries Kids Pismo Beach Kid Lifestyle Portrait

January 25, 2016 - It is so awesome getting to see kids grow up from one session to the next! It was great to see Carrie and the kids and c...
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2015 Alaska Adventure Eagles and Aurora

January 12, 2016 - Alaska was beautiful and rugged. My photo buddy Paul Bolger was able to come along and we hit the ground running as...
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The Kids with the Deer at Lake Lopez

January 08, 2016 - My kids and I have been keeping pretty close watch on these deer at Lake Lopez, and they have been watching us as well....
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2015 Year In Review - Lifestyle and Portrait Photography

January 06, 2016 - This year flew by so fast for me! Going back through my photos and putting these year-end posts together is refreshing b...
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2015 Year In Review - Landscape and Nature Photography

January 04, 2016 - Every year I put together these blog posts, the same thought goes through my head; this year was interesting and full of...
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Ken Bausano Musician Portrait

December 30, 2015 - Music has always been a passion of mine; whether writing, playing, or in this case photographing, it's an area where I f...
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Behind the Shot - How To Take A Selfie With A Meteor

August 14, 2015 - Perseid Meteor Selfie - "Standing in Awe" Behind the Shot (As seen on PetaPixel) With a little bit of patience and a...
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Behind the Shot - I Heart My Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter

August 03, 2015 - The Case for a Reverse Grad Filter (As seen on Singh-Ray Filters blog) Typical graduated filters are darkest at one en...
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Casting Call - Real People Doing Real Things

August 25, 2014 - Lifestyle Photography definition (according to Wikipedia): Lifestyle photography is a style of portrait/people photograp...
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Getting Started With Off Camera Flash: Gear

April 12, 2014 - There is a ton of information circulating around the web about off-camera flash; techniques, do's and dont's, and gear....
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My Canon Lenses

December 07, 2013 - There are so many lenses on the market and uses for each, I figured I would give my two cents about each lens I use and...
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Shooting In Manual Mode

December 06, 2013 - Learning to shoot in manual mode forces you to slow down and think about things. Intro (Fluff) There's a lot of technic...
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My Photography Backup System

December 04, 2013 - I take my backup system pretty seriously After every photo shoot, I am vigilant about storing copies of all the session'...
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How To Achieve Warp Speed Star Zoom Photo Effect In Camera

July 31, 2013 - (Click here to purchase this print, and click here for workshops.) How To Achieve Warp Speed Star Zoom Photo Effect In...
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Chris and Joy 12-12-12 wedding Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo

December 18, 2012 - It was truly a pleasure to meet Chris and Joy and be a part of their big day at Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo, CA. I...
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Smith family portraits Butterfly Beach Santa Barbara

November 06, 2012 - It is always cool when you marry into good family. When Amber contacted me about taking some photos of her and her sibli...
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Grant and Grace wedding at Korean Baptist Church in Bakersfield

September 19, 2012 - I am so glad that Mark Nessia hired me to second shoot Grant and Grace's wedding, because they were awesome. They walked...
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Jon Eric and Stephani engagement photos in Montana de Oro Avila and Lopez Lake

August 27, 2012 - Jon Eric and Stephani were totally awesome, incredibly patient and they fed me wonderfully. I might start requiring to b...
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Nick and Chantel San Luis Obispo wedding at The Monday Club

August 13, 2012 - Special thanks to Tristan Ehrheart for hiring me to second shoot Nick and Chantel's very special day at The Monday Club...
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Sackewitz family photos Pismo Beach pier

July 21, 2012 - It is always awesome to catch up with a family for another photo session; this time at the beach. Now that Cabe Creative...
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Back to the central coast we go

June 19, 2012 - Everything happens for a reason, right? I'm telling you, that cliche is time-tested. I cannot stress enough how much I b...
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Documenting a visiting sculptor at CSUB

June 08, 2012 - I am really excited to share this documentary featuring CSUB's visiting sculptor, Jems Robert Koko Bi, and some photos t...
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Shanda senior portrait session at CSUB

May 07, 2012 - Congratulations to Shanda on graduating from CSUB! I will have the pleasure of walking with Shanda in June for the Sprin...
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NA live concert at the Gate

May 01, 2012 - Intricate guitar riffs, pounding rhythms and explosive vocals make up [N/A] and their live performance. Beats crank out...
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Enokson family spring 2012

April 25, 2012 - I have referred to the Enokson family as a sweet chaos before and I really can't think of a better way to describe them...
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League of Dreams Bakersfield, CA

April 19, 2012 - This past Sunday I had the honor of taking photos for the season opener of League of Dreams, which included a ribbon-cut...
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baby Nathan newborn photo session

March 31, 2012 - One of the coolest things I get to do in this business of photography is reconnect with folks from the past. I went to s...
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take photos of your kids and stuff

March 12, 2012 - You can pay me to take photos of your kids. But really, who has the cash to pay for photos every time your child does s...
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Westside Church of Christ commercial photo shoot

March 05, 2012 - So far 2012 has been a year of surreal experiences in my photography, taking photos of folks who used to teach me in Sun...
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Cef and Kristin Bakersfield Wedding at St. Francis

March 04, 2012 - When you are the second-shooter at a wedding, you usually get stuck taking photos of the guys getting ready. But I shoul...
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Shafter-Wasco Almond Hulling commercial photo shoot

March 02, 2012 - I still have so many almonds left over (hands off!) from the huge bag I was gifted by Bryan from Shafter-Wasco Almond Hu...
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Soumil and Kruti pre-ceremony

February 19, 2012 - This was my first Indian wedding ceremony and I really had fun with it. I was able to help out on the day of the pre-cer...
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The Bridge to Mexico

November 26, 2011 - Over 700 members of The Bridge ended up making the trek to paint, re-roof, repair and show love to the people of Ensenad...
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Mic and Joei engagement session

October 16, 2011 - Some people say they have a collection of something, ok sure. Well, Mic and Joei, they really have a collection and a lo...
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Pinnell family

October 15, 2011 - This shoot was really a lot of fun, for the adults. Poor baby Carly was a little chilly on this early fall morning, but...
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Rodriguez family

October 12, 2011 - It was great to see Brandon after years and years, and really awesome to meet his family and be able to photograph them...
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Sackewitz family portraits

October 08, 2011 - What an awesome family session to kick off the “weekend of family sessions.” I am dubbing this weekend the “weekend of f...
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Kenny Reeves and The Clones

September 30, 2011 - I posted on Facebook that I had a sweet location for a band portrait and within an hour Kenny Reeves and The Clones had...
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Collins family

September 30, 2011 - So when I said I was catching up on my blogging a few weeks back, I had honest intentions on catching up, with to-do lis...
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Kevin and Andrea wedding Kern County Museum

September 17, 2011 - Here are some of my favorites from Kevin and Andrea’s wedding at Pioneer Village. Special thanks to Holly Carlyle for hi...
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100th blog post and a discussion on genesis

August 11, 2011 - The photo above is where it all started for me. Little did I know that stepping into that frigid, murky water would chan...
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