Be wary of text from anonymous clients who want to hire you sight-unseen

Before my move to a smartphone, I never knew I’d be subject to scams from crooks who strictly text.

Who hires someone without talking to them in person?

Apparently the scam artist will say he/she is hearing impaired so they get you to drop your guard because as a business owner you wouldn’t want to be perceived as prejudiced.

I usually dismiss texts from strangers or numbers I don’t recognize. Continue reading Be wary of text from anonymous clients who want to hire you sight-unseen

Live demonstration at South County Photo Club

My splash screen that I used as the backdrop for my presentation
My splash screen that I used as the backdrop for my presentation

2015 did not end well.

I was rear-ended on the freeway resulting in my trusty GMC Safari van being totaled.

I was uninjured. Walked away without a scratch.

But I was determined not to let it set the tone for this new year.

Thankfully my insurance company  furnished  me with a rental car while my claim was being processed so I was able to keep my appointment to  speak with the SCPC, South County Photo Club.

As the guest speaker, I was the last person introduced and I was given about an hour’s worth of their time. Continue reading Live demonstration at South County Photo Club

Speaking to South County Photo club

Fire dancer performer of Tupua Productions has been performing at Riverside's Lunar Festival every year. ISO 1600 1/90 @f2.8
Fire dancer performer of Tupua Productions has been performing at Riverside’s Lunar Festival every year. ISO 1600 1/90 @f2.8. Later this month, this festival will held in the city of Riverside, so mark your calendars for Sat Jan 30th.

Happy New Year everyone.

It’s been a fun 2015.

Last year I met a lot of wonderful photographers when I was invited to speak to a photography club, the Inland Empire Photo Club, in the city of Temecula.

I’m starting the year speaking to another photography club, this time in Orange County, the South County Photography club.

They are apparently the sister club of the IEPC.

I guess I didn’t blow it when I visited IEPC so I got a referral to speak to their sister club.

Speaking to a group of photographers can be unnerving if I sat down and thought about it too much.

Like the last time, I will probably show some samples of my work then move on to my live demo on using small speedlites for portraits.

By the way, I’m offering my Small Flash Lighting workshop Part 1 this Saturday in Riverside because some of my students missed it but went on the Part 2.

If you are interested in any of these classes please complete the forms found on the following pages.

 

My favorite 2015 images

I capture this image of this precious little girl dancing during the Tamale Festival at White Park
I captured this young girl having fun dancing at Riverside’s Tamale Festival

As a Lightroom user I love its ability to  quickly sort through my pictures so effortlessly especially when I want to quickly see the images I made over the course of one year. Continue reading My favorite 2015 images

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