Archives for November 2014

Pacific Media Expo 2014

The Los Angeles Airport Hilton celebrated its 10th anniversary hosting Pacific Media Expo this past weekend from November 7-9. Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is one of many annual anime conventions held in southern California. Cosplay, a term coined by combining the words “costume” and “play,” is a large part of the culture of anime conventions. […]

Nature and Portraits

Photography has always been very important to me, even before I was taking my own photos. I could scan a magazine or surf the Internet and get lost in the beauty of our world. What jumped out to me the most was landscape and nature photography. The great photographer that spoke to me the most […]

Sports Shooter Academy XI

    The annual Sports Shooter Academy workshop took place on November 5-9, 2014, in Costa Mesa, California. I was fortunate enough to be accepted as a participant in the workshop. Over the five days, I was able to take a lot of sports photographs and get feedback from some of the leading sports photographers […]

Yoga for the People

  Visionary Lifestyle offers people guidance for a healthy lifestyle, from yoga to a healthy lifestyle. Magda Freedom Rod created it in 2008 and has been teaching yoga for a year at Elevate, a media production company in Ojai, California. Elevate produces films that focus on capturing positive stories that make us feel good about […]

Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon

Runners took over the streets of Goleta and Santa Barabara, California on November 8, 2014 for the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon.  Of the 4,000 participants that came from all over the world to participate, 3,100 finished the race. Starting in the Goleta Valley at Dos Pueblos High School, the full marathon runners ran past […]

Qigong – Life Energy Cultivation

Qigong (chi kung or chi qung) is the practice of aligning body and breath. It has beneficial properties for the mind and is used for general health, meditation and martial arts training. Qigong is available to everyone who is open to receiving and there is no age limitation or language barrier. Qigong is a practice […]

City Lights

  Beneath a yellow and pink sunset on October 25, 2014, Calvary Church in Colorado Springs buzzed with the excitement of over 2,000 excited teens and young adults. As Reach Record recording artist Andy Mineo landed at the Colorado Springs airport the City Lights team began preparing to take the stage. The sanctuary fell black, […]

Through the Eyes of a Woman

The world of sports is dominated by men and sports photography is no different. In an interview with Courtney Verrill, she talks about being a sports photographer and her experience with shooting sports as a woman. Her interest for many years was volleyball since she’s been around it most of her life.  Her mom is […]

Surf n’ Turf

Surfers Kevin Smallwood, Lorin Moll and I ventured to the famous Rincon Beach in Santa Barbara, California, on October 21, 2014. We were determined to charge to the beach and steal a surf session after sunset.  Even though the orange sky of the sunset was disappearing quickly we ran to the beach with smiles on our […]