Yeah, sorry. I couldn’t come up with a better title. One of the things about my photographic work is that I’m not really totally wanting to “just do photography.” In almost all of the images that I capture, I want to add something of an … Continue readingDon’t Feed the Dino!
Everyone I’ve ever met, in one way or another, has a colorful past. By this, I mean that I’ve learned that almost everyone has something unexpected and interesting about them, and particularly about their past, which the majority of us would perhaps not know just … Continue readingA Colorful Past
You may notice that things are changing back-and-forth here a bit, and, depending on when you show up, you might not see my photos on the main site very easily. That’s because I’m in the middle of a “reboot” here, and I’m not quite bright … Continue readingWebsite “Reboot” In Progress
Well, actually, there’s no such thing as old River Park in Fresno. There’s just River Park. I called it “Old” River Park because of the treatment I gave to the image — about which I’ll say more below.
Yep, that’s me — the “award-winning photographer” part; not the models in any of the images!
If you’ve read any of my recent articles, you know I’ve been taking some steps forward in my artistic “enterprise.” First, I hired a graphic artist to design a new logo for So Shoot Me!™. Then I hired an attorney and finally filed to register … Continue readingStepping Things Up
I was just telling Bunny Chafowitz (Denise Chaffee) about a TV show idea I had.
Every year in November, the Sorensen Studio in downtown Fresno hosts “Nudes in November.” It’s been going on for at least — I’m told — eleven years, but I’ve never participated. For that matter, I don’t think I’ve participated in any shows or competitions in more … Continue readingNudes in November
Anyone following this blog lately knows that I’ve been shooting a lot of bands. As you might expect, I typically shoot at night. Sometimes the venue is indoors. More often than not, outdoors. Regardless of the venue, it’s almost always a “low light” situation. I’ve … Continue readingAdam C. Myles at Engelmann’s Cellars
This post is not going to be a detailed “how-to” for the use of textures and blend modes. And I should note — you’ve no doubt already noticed — that the image here is “different” than what I normally post, in that it includes a … Continue readingPost-Processing Textures & Blend Modes: Zombie Pin-up
When I was in high school, I was fortunate to be able to take photography at a school that had a good-sized darkroom, with areas for processing color as well as black-and-white film and prints. To this day, I still remember the acrid smell and … Continue readingDigital “Darkroom”
It seems like lately the best opportunities I get for shooting that interests me comes from gigs and concerts. This weekend was no different.
Last Friday, I was asked to again shoot the Blu J’z, who were performing at Arte Américas near downtown Fresno. A friend came along as videographer, and overall, I think we all had a great time. The music was very relaxing — as you can … Continue readingConcert at Arte Américas
Well, new things are happening at So Shoot Me!™.
Bunny Chafowitz (my wife, whose real name is Denise Chaffee), said I could post this one if I want. (She’s pretty much against my using her as a guinea pig.)
My friend and mentor, attorney David Mugridge, called me a couple weeks ago to say that his son James was graduating from San Joaquin College of Law today.
Is it real? Or is it Memorex a figurine in an antique shop in Oldtown Clovis, California?
Well, you didn’t really think I was going to call him “Drummer Boy,” did you?
Awhile back, I was given the opportunity to shoot The Mofo Party Band at Audie’s Olympic.
Sometimes, a photographer just has to play around a little.