Posts Tagged ‘CA’
Category Art Selimovic, cafe, chop chop, Courtyard Kitchen, crostini, food, Mirela Selimovic, Montana Ave., Photography, Photojournalism, Portrait Photography, Portraits, restaurant, salad, Santa Monica
Category Beach, CA, California, Downtown, Downtown Los Angeles, LA Live, Los Angeles, Outdoors, Photography, Photojournalism, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Street Photograph
Jennifer Woodard of Bakersfield plays a piano associated with the “Play Me, I’m Yours” art installation at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles. British artist Luke Jerram fostered the idea of having pianos in public spaces for the public to play in hoping to create dialogue about urban space. It also happened to be her birthday, she turned 29.
George Dozal plays a piano associated with the ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ art installation at L.A. Live on Sunday, March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles. British artist Luke Jerram fostered the idea of having pianos in public spaces for the public to play in hoping to create dialogue about urban space.
Category Artists, CA, Caine's Arcade, California, California Market Center, Downtown, Downtown Los Angeles, LA, Los Angeles, Made In America, Music, Photo Essay, Photography, Photojournalism, Unique LA
Category Beach, Boardwalk, CA, California, Ferris Wheel, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, US Flag
My Sunday night trip the beach included a camera a few lenses and a sturdy tripod. My goal for my night shoot was to capture the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier with pedestrians in the foreground while keeping all my subjects not looking like ants. I was not getting the results I have intended, so I decided to change my strategy. My new plan was to shoot the upper portion of the ferris wheel while leaving most of the frame open with sky.
Sunset over Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
The ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier illuminating in the night sky on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
Pedestrians walking on the boardwalk in Santa Monica, Calif on Sunday, September 18, 2011. This image was captured before setting up to photograph the ferris wheel.
Category Corsairs, Football, Photography, Santa Monica, Santa Monica College, Southern California, Sports, Sports Photography
The Santa Monica Corsairs opened their 2011 Football schedule home against the Compton Tartars on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011. Highlights from the game include SMC’s rushing offense and the defense holding the Tartars scoreless and only 2 total yards of offense. SMC won 24 – 0.
Santa Monica College travels to East LA College for a matchup on Saturday, September 10th at 6pm.
Corsairs captains Karl Buchanan, Alexandru Ceachir, Bilal Muhammad and Hushun Smith of the Santa Monica College Corsairs.
Santa Monica running back Alonzo Frederick.
Defensive lineman Victor Morales stuffs the running play of Compton.
For more photos from the game visit my flickr page.
Category Beach, CA, Lifeguard Towers, Playa del Rey
Category Cycling, Downtown, Los Angeles, Photography, Sports Photography, Tour of California
These photos were taken at the Tour of California but they are different from all of my pervious shots. These shots were taken when I was lying on my stomach in the street. To standout as a photographer you need to find new ways to capture your subject matter. Change your angle, shot from high above or low to the grow. Use a different lens than what is typically used. Be different from everyone else is a good thing in photography.
On this Saturday, 75% of my shots were of me standing up [almost everyone else photographing the event was standing up], 20% of the time kneeing down and 5% lying flat in the street or on the sidewalk. I got plenty of stares from the people walking by while lying flat in the street but its worth it.
Being different also works for your background/foreground. The professional photographs found the locations where the background/foreground says as much as the riders do. A few of the professional guys shot the riders making the turn into front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. The iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall tells a story. The professional photographers who routinely photography cycling are great working with the background/foreground subject matter.
Throw out your comfort zone once in awhile and lying flat on your subject or get a high advantage point to shoot. You can thank me later!
Category LA Marathon, Los Angeles, Photography, Santa Monica
Category Concert Photography, Los Angeles, Photography
On a “quite” night at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA; there is more access to photography the bands playing. Lighting conditions are difficult in a venue like this. To stop action you need a high ISO and a large aperture opening [think smallest aperture number]. A high ISO, anything 800 or above will produce heavy almosts of grain. You will find grain in ISO 400 and even in ISO 200 film. Grain is a film term. The equivalent in the digital world is NOISE. The newest digital camera can produce a high quality print with little noise at high ISOs. To shoot in low light scenes, having a newer digital camera is helpful. These photos were taken with an older model digital camera.
It’s important to know the ISO you are shooting with. At the House of Blues, I could not get away with an ISO under 800 with an aperture of 2.8. Everything was blurring at the lower ISOs. At ISO 800 I was only able to stop certain slow movements. I sacrificed having grain/noise to freeze the musicians.
As a photographer you need to decided the amount of grain/noise you want in your photograph. With a digital camera you can switch between ISO with easy. When using film you had to switch to a new film.
An important note: sometimes grain/noise in the photograph assists the feel of the picture. Knowing the purpose of the photograph will help in determining your ISO. Think ahead.
In the pictures below there is a mixture of different ISOs being used. Can you recognize the difference?