Images that need a home from the archives.
I have always loved trying to capture the hummingbird. Sometimes you get lucky. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. This was at a backyard wedding ceremony some time ago. I have never really done anything with them so why not post em on the blog!
This was my second year on the Mexico mission with Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. 241 people from the church go for a week every spring break to build houses for the homeless. I am fortunate enough to be on the media team and be part of this unforgettable experience. I can’t begin to explain the overwhelming love we feel for each other and the people we have at home. We also fall in love with the locals we work with and help. This year we faced more challenges than we have in the past, hot weather, excruciating allergies and difficult work sites. With all the challenges we faced, nothing was more rewarding than handing over the keys of the homes to the new home owners. We then reflect in our groups on our experiences and feelings about the process. Here is a link to a video from last years trip. The video was put together by my close friends, brothers and colleagues Jonathan Metcalf (of Metmedia and Video) and John Rickets Brother of one of our beloved leaders Dave Rickets
Here is also a bigger media piece from last year put togther my myself.
Many people ask about our retouching services or what the “retouched” image includes. Retouching can be very simple or super extreme. This sample is to show a pretty much basic ” 1A” retouch job on a person. Please notice the difference in skin softness. Also notice the over all contrast and punch in the image. We have included “step 3″ because we took the image one step further. Making some slight changes to the face and eye color. Step 3 is not always typical but some times asked for or just fun to do!
Although everyone is already beautiful. Retouching takes the images to another level. We use all L series Lenses from Canon. This awesome glass combined with professional studio lighting and the high resolution digic processors in the camera show everything on the skin. Things we don’t even notice with the naked eye. Retouching is like leveling the paying field again!
New studio in North San Jose has me running around like crazy trying to get ready for my
grand opening. We have over 1400 Sq feet of studio space right off North First
St and 237 neighboring all of your favorite Silicon Valley giants. This location is easy to get to and centralized
to serve MY clientele.
More to come!……