Fest of Tails 3-17-18

by on Mar.18, 2018, under Creativity, Film making, Photography, Sony A6000

Had a great time at the Fest of Tails (Dogs and Kites) festival this past Saturday with Elizabeth and Emma. I took my Sony A6500, mounted to my Zhiyun crane on the cloudy day. Emma took some great photos.

I wanted to film it from a “Dog’s view” so I positioned my camera angle low. Was guessing most of the time on the shots since I couldn’t see the monitor. See picture below.

I’ll post more pictures later when Emma gives them to me. 


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Forest Photoshoot and Video March 2018

by on Mar.05, 2018, under Creativity, Film making, Movies, Photography, Sony A6000

Did a photo shoot this past weekend with my friend Charito. Bummer was that it started to drizzle right before our shoot but Charito and I had this planned for a while so we decided to push forward. 

Glad I did – we got some great unexpected results. 

And I’m lucky to have my Familia Crew out there with me – Mike is family too. They were a big help from hauling gear, moving lights, holding umbrellas and taking behind the scenes (BTS) photos as well. And Charito (model) was a trooper as well.

Below you will find a Before and After photo, A photo Gallery and video too!

It was cloudy and drizzly but with my gear I was able to darken the background and then augment the light with some flashes. You can see how we backlit the drizzle in the photos – that was so unexpected but awesome. You can use the sliders to see the Before and After. 

BTS gallery below – click on images for a larger view. 

And of course we shot some video too. Joaquin used my Sony A6500 and I added some cinematic color grading, letterbox bars and some music. 

Thanks for letting me share. 


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Faces – a B&W Abstract photoshoot Oct17

by on Oct.22, 2017, under Creativity, Photography


My friend Morgan had this great idea to shoot some B&W abstract portraits. We wanted to show her in a “different light” – literally. So she bought some black makeup and I enlisted the help of my buddy Mike to be the hand model. I put a video together (below) to show the process. 

“I love our collaborations”

Although we got a lot of great images, below is the image we are most proud of creating – such depth.

M BW Abstract-047-Edit

What the video doesn’t show it how much fun we had doing this shoot. I “slightly” modified in Lightroom and Photoshop. Then I created the banner above of “FACES” which shows the many of our model, Morgan. 

So enjoy the short video and on the gallery below – click on them for a larger view. 


Thanks for letting me share,


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Superstitious Minds Event – Main Street 9-29-17

by on Sep.30, 2017, under Creativity, Family, Photography, Sony A6000


This past Friday night, Elizabeth, Conny (Imogen) and I went to to hear my Brother in Law (David Castillo) play with Superstitious Minds at Main Street Bar. I took my Sony A6500 and took some photos. We had such a great time. I’ve posted some photos below – click on each on to view a larger version. 

Thanks for letting me share. 


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The Band – Pyro

by on Jul.01, 2017, under Creativity, Photography, Sony A6000


My buddy John’s son is in a Band called Pyro – he’s the drummer. I’d been hearing John regale me with how good they are so I went to hear them at the Helotes Fair on Sat 7/1/17.

Only stayed for one set since when Elizabeth found out I was going without her – I told her I was just taking pics. 

I took my Sony and got some pics during their first set. Pretty impressive. Gonna have to follow them around. 

Below you will find a gallery of pics I took – click on them for a larger view. 


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