Rodeo and event photographer
Born and raised in Southern California San Gabriel Valley
Retired Air Force Weapons Loader (1987-2007). B-52G, F-4G & F-16 Wild Weasels
Currently working for JT3 LLC at USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB as Mission Operations Scheduler
BS Business Management (thank you GI Bill)
I am completely self taught with photography. Around 2010, I decided to purchase my first serious DSLR (Canon 7D) and began to read anything I could and watched tons of youtube videos to improve my photography. After a few years owning the Canon 7D, I switched to Nikon and went with my first full frame DSLR and a Nikon D700.
Up until summer of 2015, my photography was all over the place as I shot motorcycle racing, people, landscapes, and anything else I felt like shooting. All of that changed in the late summer of 2015 when I discovered rodeo photography.
My primary events that I currently shoot are California High School (CHSRA) rodeo for District 9, and when my schedule allows, I also try to shoot other rodeo/equine events. Although my primary type of shooting is action and event photography, I am also taking on portrait shooting when time permits.
Gear I am currently using includes Nikon D4 with 200mm f/2 VR, and Nikon D3 with Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC. A 1.4 teleconverter is also used if I need a little extra reach. After going through and trying many camera bodies and lenses over the past six years, I have found this setup to be perfect for my rodeo photography.
Starting in March 2016, I do minimal edits on my rodeo galleries. This allows me to get the photos uploaded much quicker for you to view. Once photos are selected for purchase, there is a 4-day proof hold where I go in and do final edits that will look like the photos I post on my Instagram and Facebook feed.
Message me anytime for any questions you have about my website, photos, or photography in general.
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