The California Coast

The California Coast. Last week I was in Laguna Beach doing a photoshoot for one of my clients. On the last day I finally got a chance to go shoot the sunset.  It was absolutely epic. What a gift to go from the East coast watching the sunrise over the Atlantic blue crystal clear water, to go to the West Coast to catch a sunset over the beautiful Pacific ocean.

The California Coast is so incredibly beautiful. It’s full of surfers all day long and the pacific is surrounded by beautiful cliffs that make the views just stunning.

Unfortunately I left my tripod back in my room. I was not really planning to be out late, but once the sunset painted the sky, I was full of regrets about leaving my tripod. Lucky for me I carry a baby tripod in my back just for this type of situations.

The California Coast

Photos of the California Coast

Photos of the California Coast

 

 

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami. I recently covered LE Miami and it was a blast. My guys and I shoot a lot of events every year, however this is one of the funnest ones I have ever covered.

I love doing what I do and the fact that my these types of events reach out to me because they want my team and I to cover them, well its very special.

Check out these photos I shot of some of the performers at the end of the day. If you need an event covered anywhere in the US, you can contact me here directly.

LE Miami

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami Event Photographer

LE Miami Event Photographer

I shot this with my Sony camera and a 28-75mm lens. So far I am loving the Sony, however I still use my Nikon as well. I love shooting both, what can I say… Do you like the photos?

Tuscany Italy shot at sunrise

Tuscany Italy shot at sunrise. Have you ever been to Tuscany? If you have not, you need to get to Tuscany ASAP. Even if you are not a photographer you must go. I can’t begin to explain how beautiful it is. And well if you have been there, you know.

I shot this one bright and early in the morning. My alarm went off and I jumped out of bed put on my pants, grabbed my camera and practically ran out the door. As soon as the air hit my face I instantly woke up and just like that, I was on my way to shot the sunrise with a fat grin from ear to ear, like a kid on Christmas morning.

It was a chilly morning, but I did not care, all I wanted was to experience a sunrise in Tuscany Italy. I got to this particular location and I put on my 70-200, threw my camera on a tripod and got shooting. I love the way the sky turned out.

I edited this photo with my Lightroom Presets. Download them and give them a shot.

Tuscany Italy shot at sunrise

Natural light portraits and how to shoot them

Natural light portraits. When it comes to portrait photography or headshot photography, I love to use strobe lights or constant light, however natural light can be really beautiful when it is used correctly.

When I first started in photography, I actually started doing headshots. I became really good at them and to this day thats how I make a good chunk of my money.

Of course when doing headshots I use 500 watt strove lights, however you can take some incredible photos using nothing but the sun. You can also see an example of these type of photos in my Fine Art Nude site.

As you can see, these portrait is being 100% by the sun, however it is best if you wait until the golden hour. The golden hour happens once the sun starts to go down. Thats when you get that beautiful golden light and the beautiful skin tones come to life. This is the best time to shoot natural light portraits.

Remember that if you want to get blur in the back you have to shoot at f 7.1 or below. If you want to get really nice blur or Bokeh, open up your lens to f 2.8 or the smallest number your lens will go to. This is the best way to get those beautiful natural light portraits.

I edited this photo with my Lightroom Presets. Download them and give them a shot.

Natural light portraits

Natural light portraits

About the model:

Mercedes, you can find her on her instagram.

If you need photography (event or headshot photography) or video coverage for your event, do not hesitate to contact me. We have crews on all 50 states to cover your event from start to finish. You can contact me directly here.

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