Gene on CNBC

Gene on CNBC today
Here is Gene on CNBC yesterday (left) and the shot he took while he was on the air  (right). It occurred when he asks about the Kardashians at the end of the video clip

Help MDA raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy research

 Last night we were happy to donate our services as part of our Social Photography program to the MDA of San Francisco.  MDA has a camp that the kids go to that’s something they look forward to each year, and the research into Muscular Dystrophy has been an ongoing battle.  To help keep this research going, and to help the kids affected by MD, it’s important for those who are able, to continue to support the MDA in whatever way they can.  For us it was donating our time and a silent auction piece, but you can help too.  Find out more on their website:

Documentary review: architectural photographer Julius Shulman

Case Study House #22 is perhaps the most iconic and famous of Julius Shulman’s photographs and it is one of the many subjects in the documentary Visual […]

Go see Bill Cunningham New York now! (Film Review)

Bill Cunningham photographing in the street, in BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK. A film by Richard Press. A Zeitgeist Films release. Photo credit: First Thought Films / Zeitgeist Films

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Canon 300mm 2.8 review and what I learned about shooting soccer (futbol)

Sports photography was something I thought could be my dream job when I was a kid.  I was always interested in who took the shots that were on baseball cards and other sports cards.  Then I recall seeing Walter Iooss‘ images and really thinking that it would be sweet to be a sports photographer.

This past weekend I shot my first international soccer match: Mexico vs. Paraguay.  It was exciting since we were shooting for one of the sponsors, Allstate, but also because Mexico’s Javier Chicharito Hernandez, would be playing.  The star striker for Manchester United backed up his reputation with a header to score the opener right in front of me in the opening minutes. […]

Freaky bodies of bodybuilding and fitness

freaky bodies dejected bodybuilder

Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is done with his responsibilities as Governor of California, he had more time to spend at the sporting event that bears his name – the Arnold Sports Festival – which includes the Arnold Classic, among many, many other competitions.  The event is actually larger than the Olympics, even, and seems to keep growing.  Typically I’m hired to shoot the women but the lead image I just had to take when I saw the dejected bodybuilder sitting on the floor.


The Special Event 2011 wrap-up and learnings

So last week was The Special Event in Phoenix, AZ and I was honored to be a speaker at the conference.  The best thing about going to these is that you get to meet new folks, learn and network.  This year’s The Special Event was my first one to attend and it was definitely worth the trip!
Some of the general themes that I came away with was the importance of social media and using it the right way, and hearing about many different trends and ideas for businesses in general.  As usual there were very specific sessions for caterers, designers etc, but I mostly attended more general topics.  Here’s a few more shots from the week as well as a few comments… […]