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yosemite national park

Yosemite National Park

Bridge in a Half Done

Yosemite is one of the most beautiful nature in USA. I visited this place many times and I always been delighted to come back, the smell of woods, grayling creek, sounds of the birds is truly describe as a paradise place to relax. I shot this during the 90s with my old medium format film camera Mamiya RZ67II. My wife and I love this place and we both like to travel but when it comes to taking pictures we have different approach, as my wife like a selfie tourist people would love to take picture anywhere everywhere but me I will choose specific place, contrast and most especially the time to take pictures. If only I can move the sun that would be much easier and done quickly, not in nature. Since then my soul as an artistic person develop more and more, that is why when I photograph people its better when you capture the emotion.

man shock on the picture

Caught in the act

Man surprise on a camera

My favorite time on every event is the reception. The celebration with lots of excitement, emotion and the energy around them is really makes me as a photographer to capture as quick as possible before it change the mood. I blend in the crowd sneak in so people don't notice me and take the shot right away. It took me years of experience to nail every shot and still I'm still learning, that is a good thing you get better and better never stop on learning.

man dancing with a beer

Shooting with slow shutter speed

Wedding reception

Action shots is my specialty with a slow shutter speed. You can freeze the action and the streak of lights is from the slow shutter speed. That makes my picture more unique and capture the energy of celebration in a reception. It took me lots of trial and error to master this and I am still looking for improvement that makes my photography skills more exciting to learn new things.

in and out burger engagement picture

In and Out burger engagement

Multiple image engagement pictures

I love photographing couple base on their own character. This couple (nephew) likes in and out burger, so that gives me an idea to incorporate the in and out burger to an engagement photoshoot. Every time I got to know my client base on their adventure, hobby and likes. That's gives me an idea what would be an appropriate posing for them and sometimes let them do what their doing just simply snap the pictures. That is why all my pictures is not always the same every couple, each couple has different identity and personality and thats what I want to emphasize on the picture.