Learning New Things

It's been a long time since I posted anything, Im going to be sharing things here more often in an effort to learn more and improve upon what I have learned thus far. 

I have been learning a bit about making time lapse movies. Here's a little thing I put together with some of my 1st time lapse files. 

My Grandpas Old Camera

As a child, I remember my grandfather always taking photos. I was always fascinated with the cameras from a mechanical point of view, they were always just so neat to me, heavy and full of buttons and knobs to fiddle with. I loved looking through the viewfinder, zooming in ant out. But I knew nothing of how they really worked. It wasn't until I was older, when I got to use some of his equipment as a teenager while I was in high school, that I realized that I really enjoyed photography. For the 1st time in my life I felt I had some kind of an artistic outlet. However, after high school I put the camera down, as I no longer had access to a darkroom and all the tools that went along with it.

That was until summer of 2014, I came across grandpas old camera again. I decided that there would be no harm in running some film through it. I have not put cameras down since, here are some of the photos from those 1st few rolls of film. 

Granted, these photos are far from perfect, but it was these photos that started me back down the path of falling in love with photography all over again. That feeling of having an artistic outlet returned to me, being able to show my own interpretation of the world surrounding me. 

It was soon after that I decided to purchase my 1st real digital camera and further pursue this new found passion.


A Night of Long Beach Fire History

This past Friday I got to photograph a fundraising event for the Long Beach Fire Fighter's Museum. It was a great night filled with the rich history of the Long Beach Fire Department.

Located at 1465 Peterson Ave. Long Beach, CA  90813, I would urge everyone who lives here in Long Beach to go visit the museum, it is free to enter and there is free parking. They have a large collection of artifacts, and fire vehicles that are all operational, there is a steam pump that is also operational. They love visitors and love to share their many stories, believe it or not there was once a cat that lived in one of the fire stations that had learned how to slide down the pole! So please, take the family down to the museum, it is hidden jewel here in our beloved city of Long Beach, CA

Alaska/Yukon Motorcycle Trip

In June of 2015 I joined a friend of mine on a leg of his 50 state capital ride he was doing for Allstate Insurance. I met him in San Francisco and my journey took me through 8 states, 3 Canadian provinces and on a ferry for 4 days. Saw old friends and made new friends. It was a great adventure!