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 at USAF Test Pilot School as Mission Operations Scheduler.
BS Business Management (thank you GI Bill)
Most frequently asked question is what gear do I use for my rodeo photography. Camera bodies consist of two Nikon D4's. My primary lenses for capturing the action is a 400mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8. The lens I choose depends on the event and size of arena. I also have a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for times I want a different look. I've never shot with strobes for action since 99% of my work is outdoors in daylight, but I do use them for portraits. Finally, I use Adobe Lightroom to process all of my images.
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.
I currently shoot California High School Rodeo District 9 rodeos from Sept through May and Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association Jr Rodeos from May through August. In between, I will shoot TMRA Bad Bulls and anything else I can fit in my schedule.
Occasionally, I will have time to shoot portraits as well. Contact me for details.
Message me anytime for any questions you have about my website, photos, or photography in general.
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