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March 15, 2012

Hello everyone, I am proud to announce that this blog has been moved to my website. You can continue to follow me through my photographic journey and see updates at:



Johnny D’s

February 17, 2012

Last week I had an assignment for school to shoot either a sporting event or a music venu. I went to researching all around Boston and emailed a bunch of different places both music and sports. It was harder for sports since it isnt that time of season for out door events, but I had numerous opportunities for music. I found a place called Johnny D’s in Davis square in Somerville that has an open Blues Jam every Sunday.

I have never shot a band playing before so this was my first time. It was a perfect way to build my experience and add something else to my portfolio.

I brought my two lenses the 11mm-16mm 2.0 and the 35mm 1.8

It was awkward for me at first to get up and stand right infront of everyone to grab the shots I wanted because it wasn’t a big place, and standing in front I felt like I was on the spot. I am not usually shy like that, but I think it was the fact that I was out of my element than the usual outdoor event.

After a while I started getting into the music, getting more comfortable and just shot away!

Thanks for looking.

Off Shoe Flash Cord

February 7, 2012

Yesterday I got the flash cord I ordered! I have been wanting one of these ever since I got my pocket wizards and almost dropped my flash from holing both the pocket wizard and flash in one hand.

I’m going to have fun with this thing!

Cant wait to shoot some events with this!

Superbowl Sunday

February 6, 2012

First off, I am not a football fan at all and not even really a sports fan. Playing them is another story but I was never able to get into that spirit of Boston sports which is weird because all of my friends are.

I have no problem being a passive observer tho, and with my camera in hand I observed the spirit of Superbowl Sunday (from my perspective)

First stop was to the supermarket, 2 of them in fact because my girlfriend and friends wanted to make this awesome chicken dip that we’ve made in the past.

Not the right buffalo sauce, but it will have to do.

Thanks for reading.


January 31, 2012

My girlfriend is obsessed with lizards, and even has 3 of them herself. Two Leopard Geckos and a Chameleon. Nicole and I went to the Museum of Science Sunday to go see the Gecko exhibit sponsored by Jabberwock Reptiles where I have been a couple times and even purchased a Gecko for Nicole. We went to the show last year when they had the reptile exhibit, so we couldn’t pass the chance to see the Geckos.

I know I have a picture of her chameleon on my hardrive somewhere…

The exhibit was a good time to test out the Fuji Film X10 in low light conditions

Id say the photos came out better than expected for a point and shoot.

Cars On The Brain

January 26, 2012

Had some time in between classes and work during the week and the weather was beautiful so I decided to go on a photo walk.

It’s funny how different things can influence you into what stands out when looking for things to photograph. I recently find myself in need of a car and have been browsing around for a couple days now and so I found myself focusing my attention only on a particular thing when walking around…


January 24, 2012

A couple of my friends from class got together in a group for our event photography class assignment last night. The assignments goal was basically to try out different lenses, especially ones that we haven’t used yet. The criteria was that we had to shoot portraits, three for each lens we tried.

The week before we went over using a higher ISO than the native one on the camera since this is an event photography class, the lighting conditions are not always expected to be perfect for every event, so going higher than an ISO of 200 is expected, especially if a flash would inconvenience the event.

So my friends George and his girlfriend Alison decided to go to IKEA and pose with all the furniture in the store so we could try the lenses out on a spontaneous adventure!

It was a fun little challenge since we didn’t really ask if it was ok to take pictures in the store, so there was that feeling of excitement as we ran through the different rooms posing and taking pictures of each other interacting with whatever room we found ourselves in before a sales person walked by. The employees there really didn’t seem to mind, since there were a few times they walked in on us snapping away and they didn’t even look at us. Plus it was on a Sunday night so there really wasn’t many people in the store so we were not causing any major distractions.

First lens I used was the 28-70 – 2.8 It was kind of a big and awkward lens, which I didn’t expect. the zoom was nice but since it was 28 there was some noticeable warping if I zoomed all the way out.

Next was the beautiful 50mm – 1.8 which was Alison’s. I wasn’t used to the tighter crop since I use a 35 – 1.8. If I were to get one I would definitely grab the 1.4.

Now for my unexpected favorite. The 60mm Macro 2.8. George tells me he uses it as a regular lens and didn’t think about it until I tried and I have to say it’s really fun. The focusing is pin sharp fast and can easily create beautiful bokeh effects.

Last was my own lens that I brought to let the others use. The 11-16 2.8. I’ve been using it a lot lately for events and it’s really been great. I can get good shots of the setting and I like using it for up close portrait style shooting. 

Who knew a furniture store could be so fun?