Southern Pacific Brewing

Southern Pacific Brewing was our first brewery stops in our recent trip to San Francisco.  We kind of stumbled upon it after a quick trip to the Timbuk2 store but was sure glad we did.

This is one of the nicest breweries I’ve ever been to.  Not only was the beer and food excellent but the atmosphere was incredible.  Check it out for yourself in the photos below.

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A Weekend With a Canon 5D MK3 and Canon 16-35 L

As I’ve been considering the switch to a Full Frame camera I thought it would be a good idea to spend sometime with one before making the investment.  I was lucky enough to rent a Canon 5D Mark 3 & Canon 16-35mm 2.8L for the weekend to replace my Canon 60D and Toking 11-16 2.8.

First impression.  Well that just expedited the process of wanting to upgrade.  The body feels perfect in my hand.  From the size to the weight its feels excellent.

I was blown away with the colors and contrasts of the 16-35 L Lens.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the weekend.

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My Start in Live Music Photography.

I love music.  Who doesn’t?  Live music is one of my favorite forms of art.  It has been since I first saw Incubus many many years ago.  As I started getting into photography more and more I thought it would be cool to shoot shows for a number of reasons:

  1.  Maybe I could start snaking into show for free (Turned out to be true)
  2. I could capture some awesome images and gain priceless experience. (Also true)
  3. Perhaps one day I’d make some money off of it. (Thanks to Drum Magazine Also True)

Live music photography is unique in that they do not allow flashes in, what can be, a very dark setting.  So you’re set testing the trust test of your camera’s ISO capabilities as well as the largest aperture you can find.

So started sending out credential requests to every show I wanted to see on behalf of the University I was enrolled in.  Being as I was a paid campus photographer it wasn’t hard to get the credentials I wanted to for all of the bands that I loved.  Thankfully Flickr never deleted my account so I came across some oldies that I thought I would share.  #TBT

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A Few Weekdays in Philadelphia

Been lucky enough to be living in this awesome city for about 3 years now.  The past 3 weeks I’ve been carrying my SRL with my almost everywhere.  Between working two jobs and being a grad student I still try to find time to capture what I see as beautiful.

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The best camera, is the one you have with you.

An old photography professor used to tell me that all the time.  With the advances in iPhone it’s not wonder it became the worlds most popular camera too.  But I’m still in love with carrying around my crumpler full of DSLR goodies…  Here is a shot on my walk into work today in beautiful Queen Village Philadelphia.  Photo taken with my Canon 60D and Tokina 11-16 but imported onto iPhone 7 w/ lightroom for tweaking.


My Photo Resurgence

After a 4 year hiatus I’m once again emotionally and financially invested in some camera gear.  I’m really excited to get shooting again and showcase my photos here!  Here are just a few shots from a chilly night in Philadelphia.

January 30, 2017
Philadelphia, PA