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  • Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:36:05 -0700

    Keena Turner Boys and Girls Club Celebrity Golf Tournament
    If you know me at all you know I don’t follow sports the way others do. I would much rather...
  • Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:05:00 -0700

    Jaime and Jack at Ramon Rios Winery, Tracy, CA
    I had the pleasure of assisting John Martin with the wedding of Jaime and Jack this weekend. I had...
  • Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:37:00 -0700

    2013-03-13 Comet PANSTARRS
    I took this time-lapse video of comet PANSTARRS as it set on the 13th. Enjoy! Visit my Facebook...
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:09:00 -0700

    Seattle Skyline at Night
    I took a business trip to Seattle and did some exploring to find this great location to shoot night...
  • Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:31:00 -0700

    Monterey and Pacific Grove
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:44:00 -0700

    I had the opportunity to photograph the motocross races at the...

    I had the opportunity to photograph the motocross races at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds last weekend. I had never been to the races so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

    Motocross racing

    What I found was a great group of people who seem to love off-road motocross racing! Everyone I met was friendly, even giving suggestions for positioning so I can get some great photos. I was worried I might have to setup behind a fence somewhere far from the action. I ended up on the track itself, and was able to move around to capture the action in a few different turns.

    The races started soon after I arrived and didn’t stop all day. Riders get a break between races, but there is little time for a break during the event. The only real break came when someone was injured on the track. :( Luckily, I had brought everything I needed with me and was able to shoot most of the day without stopping.

    I tried two different ways to shoot this event. The first was with a wide-open aperture. In full sun, this gave me a high shutter speed to freeze the action. I love the way the dirt and rocks are frozen as they are shooting out from under a tire.

    Two bikes frozen in time

    Shooting like this can give the photograph a rather “static” look–like the bikes are frozen in time and not moving. These bikes are moving pretty quick, so I would occassionally switch to a high aperture to slow down the shutter speed. With this motion I had to pan with the riders to keep them sharp while showing the effect of the motion.

    Motocycle motocross racing paning showing motion

    I had a great time out in the field, even if my camera and I were filthy by the end of the day! I hope to get out and shoot motocross again!

    All photos are online at

  • Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:38:55 -0700

    Adrina's 8th Birthday Party
    Adrina's 8th Birthday Party: Adrina’s 8th Birthday Party
  • Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:04:59 -0800

    Pate Wedding Reception
    Heather and Brian flew off to Maui to get married on 11/11/11. They had me photograph their...
  • Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:41:00 -0800

    Pate Wedding Reception
    Pate Wedding Reception: Heather and Brian flew off to Maui to get married on 11/11/11. They had me...
  • Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:08:00 -0800

    Fall Colors in Yosemite
    Yosemite in the fall is quite spectacular. Not only are the crowds down from summer, but the light...
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