Beach Photography – San Clemente Pier

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Beach Photography, Blog, Location Photography, Photography | 0 comments

Beach Photography – San Clemente Pier

Beach Photography – San Clemente Pier Beach Photography is one of my passions. The beach is in my blood, from surfing, to diving, to the life guard stands. As a Lifeguard in Laguna beach, every day was an amazing experience. I love to capture as much of that in my photography and when we get called upon to do Beach Photography, we are truly inspired. Some of our favorite locations for beach photography are Laguna Beach throughout, The Montage in Laguna Beach, and the San Clemente Pier. These areas offer such amazing back drops and if you go at the right time, you can typically get...

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Beach Photography – The Montage, Laguna Beach, CA

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Beach Photography, Blog, Location Photography, Photography | 8 comments

Beach Photography – The Montage, Laguna Beach, CA

Beach Photography – The Montage Beach Photography & Why We Love The Mantage We love doing beach photography at the Montage in Laguna Beach for so many reasons. There are so many diverse backdrops available that in an hour long photo shoot you can capture so many different feelings. Below are some shot examples of a recent photo shoot. We typically start out on the bluffs at the most northern side of the property and then work our way back down to the beach from there. We love to capture shots along the wooden steps and then out to the amazing point. From there we typically work our...

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Photoshop CS6 GIF

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

Photoshop CS6 GIF Photoshop CS6 GIF Files are very versatile. You can use them to create ads, banners, in emails and much more. You are only limited by your imagination. We love to make photoshop CS6 GIF files for all sorts of occasions. As you can see to the right we use it to communicate to our audience. We have clients request us to make GIF’s as headers to their HTML emails, or banners in their website. As you can see here, a GIF In Photoshop CS6 is much more practical then FLASH. You can get great animation out of it and any device will be able to read it. Unlike in Flash, where...

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GIF In Photoshop CS6

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

GIF In Photoshop CS6 GIF In Photoshop CS6 creation is truly versatile and helps communicate some very exciting messages. We love using GIF files because as you see below you can make some very efficient animation. It is a great alternative to animation in FLASH and others because of the cost, time and versatility. All devices will read a GIF file and most platforms accept a GIF file. Where as in FLASH you can’t use a mobile device to read FLASH, so many of your potential clients or would be clients are left in the dark. If you would like to start making your own GIF In Photoshop CS6...

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Photoshop GIF CS6

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

Photoshop GIF CS6 Photoshop GIF CS6 ideas. Here we combined fades, transitions and movements. If you notice at the end we added a pan feature the photoshop GIF CS6 we created. We had a ton of fun creating this. This shoot was done more with a GIF in mind, however, still no tripod simply because the entirety of the shoot didn’t require the tripod and we were moving around a ton. This was a Beach Photography shoot at The Montage in Laguna Beach, so we started way at the top of the bluffs and worked our way down to the beach. Photoshop GIF CS6 creation is actually very easy to do. You can...

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Photoshop GIF Animation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

Photoshop GIF Animation Photoshop GIF Animation offers up a whole new way to tell your story. As a photographer, we are always looking for ways to tell a story in a different way. Different types of albums, different ways to process our photos, you name it, we are looking. I love creating GIF files because they are fun, easy to share, most networks will accept them, and our clients are expecting them. Of Course we do a lot of work for our design clients that need to use GIF files for business purposes.  You too can create GIFs, and start doing photoshop GIF animation, just follow this link...

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CS6 GIF Animation Creation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

CS6 GIF CS6 GIF animation is truly fun and if you follow our step by step tutorial on Making A GIF In CS6 Photoshop you will see just how easy it is. I feel the real challenge starts at the camera if you are wanting to make a GIF from photos and then knowing all the tricks you can do inside of photoshop to create even more fun effects inside your image before you animate it. Our Step By Step Tutorial Here Check Out Other CS6 GIF Images There is so much you can do with a CS6 GIF file and we love to work with them. Check Out More CS6 GIF’s That We Have Done For Fun and For Various...

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Photoshop Animated GIF

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

Photoshop Animated GIF Photoshop Animated GIF creation is very easy to do. In fact you can follow our step by step tutorial on Making A GIF In CS6 Photoshop to see how easy it is. In this Photoshop Animaged GIF we worked with a series of photos that I wish we would have shot on a tripod to control the entire surroundings better, but there wasn’t an intention to make the GIF at the photo shoot. So here is a case in point that when you start to want to create GIFs, your shooting style should change to accept the photoshop animated gif process. If you notice we get a bit of background...

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How To Create GIFs

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

How To Create GIFs How to create GIFs using Photoshop is much easier then you think.  When you start to think in terms of GIF files, shooting becomes a whole new strategy.  Good shots for a GIF are sometimes very different then just regular photography.  You can of course follow our step by step tutorial Making A GIF In CS6 Photoshop to find out exactly how we do it.  The simple process on how to create GIFs is easy to follow.  I feel where GIF creation becomes challenging is when you need to see the GIF before you shoot, or in the things you can do in Photoshop to create GIFs or...

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Photoshop GIF Files

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

Photoshop GIF Photoshop GIF files are so great in so many different ways. We are called upon constantly to create GIF files for our clients. Our clients us GIF files in emails they send out, advertisements, banners in a website, and many more applications. Besides just being fun to create and a unique way to turn photos into something more, GIF files are practical. Our Step By Step Tutorial Here Here you can see we created a fun photoshop GIF file for our website trying to capture the attention of our clients. Once we started using this our referral rate jumped up by over 5%. We have been...

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GIFs In Photoshop CS6

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

GIFs In Photoshop CS6 GIFs in Photoshop CS6 are so much fun to make. In this particular file, we created our GIFs in Photoshop CS6 through combing all of our photographs on top of the last image that you see. We actually cut out all the surrounding foreground and background in each file of them progressing towards the end and laid them on top of he last file that we used for the the final image and the complete background. This was truly one of our favorite GIFs in Photoshop CS6 that we have created. If you would like to see how we created this file, just take a look at our blog on Making A...

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GIF in CS6 Creation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

GIF In CS6 GIF In CS6 is so easy to make. There were some technical difficulties that occurred with using the feature in Photoshop, but we worked hard to find some great solutions.  You can follow the directions we created on Making A GIF in CS6 Photoshop and see how easy it actually is to make your very own GIF in CS6.  Typically we use a GIF Frame Rate of 30fps, but you can definitely play around with it very easily to see what you like the best. Our Step By Step Tutorial Here Check Out Other GIF In CS6 Creation There is so much you can do with a GIF In CS6 file and we love to work with...

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Making A GIF With Stoneleigh Photography

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

Making A GIF Making a GIF in photoshop is so much fun.  Here is an image we did for a friend.  They had place a series of photos in order on Facebook.  We took them out of Facebook and then combined them together.  In the process, we layered them and turned them into a GIF file.  It turned out super fun and it’s super easy to do, making a GIF.  You can follow our directions on Making A GIF in CS6 Photoshop to see exactly how we created this GIF file and others.  Typically we our GIF Frame Rate is at 30FPS, but sometimes we mix it up.  We encourage you to check out what you think...

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How To Make A Gif

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Design Blog, GIFs | 0 comments

How To Make A GIF How to make a GIF easy and fun! This is a very fun GIF project we were tasked with.  We need to create animated text that came in from a fade and looped.  You can follow our directions on Making A Gif in CS6 Photoshop Here to see exactly how we created this file.  The typical GIF Frame Rate we use is 30fps, but we recommend trying different rates to see the effect you like when you are making your GIF. How to make a GIF animated fluently is all up to you, your fades, your FPS, and your graphic selection.  Play around with it and eventually you will learn how to make a...

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Making A GIF In Photoshop CS6

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog, Design Blog | 0 comments

Making A GIF In Photoshop CS6 Just some fun examples of what you can do with a GIF. A series of photos that we turned into GIF’s just for...

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Facebook Photo Sizes And Facebook Designs

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Blog, Design Blog | 0 comments

Facebook Photo Sizes And Facebook Designs

Facebook Photo Sizes and Design Facebook is one of our favorite spots to design content for. Below you will see an image sizing chart and we love working on ways to drop images into facebook. We do many projects for clients involving various aspects on the facebook wall! Below you will see a chart for all your facebook photo sizes you may want to start to use. Here is a Facebook Cover photo that we designed for our facebook fan page. I was inspired by Corona. They had at one point a corona bottle in their profile photo that blended in with their cover photo. Remember the profile photo is the...

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GIF At The Beach

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog, Design Blog, GIFs | 2 comments

GIF At The Beach

Throwing Rocks At The Beach – GIF Miles and I had some down time so we went to the beach! I took some shots of him playing at the water, picking up and throwing rocks. We were trying to learn to skip! Probably has a little more time to go. When I was looking at the pictures in at home, I thought I would try a GIF on this series. Read more on making a GIF in CS6 Photoshop here. GIF’s are a ton of fun and we try to find the practical as well as functional places for them. Photoshop has some issues though when you try to save or create a GIF in a lot of circumstances. We have found...

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Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Blog, TED | 0 comments

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Amanda Palmer At TED 2013 If you have already seen this video, it maybe worth watching again. If you haven’t, it is definitely worth watching. I love that this has worked for her in the music community. I love that she, Amanda Palmer, is comparing this to the street performers asking for money as you walk buy. My question is though, does this work in other mediums or industries and does it work for other musicians? Is this strictly something that has worked for her because of her, or is it a transferable art form? When you look at the open source community in computers, there are donate...

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Studio Photography

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

Studio Photography

This was a very fun studio shoot we did last week.  We shot this in about 35 minutes and had a ton of fun doing it!  It was a fairly minimalist set up.  We had a main off to the right, a fill off to the left and then we lit the background up with one light burning hot. We shot with all Alien Bee 1600 strobes.  Our main was at 2/3 power and our fill was at 1/4 power.  OUr background was at full strength.  Then we shot this at an ISO of 200, camera set to 1/60 f/13.  We were at 105mm in our lens.  We shoot Canon, specifically the 5D Mark II. We love to use Studio OC any time we have a...

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Portrait Photography

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 1 comment

Portrait Photography

This was a fun shoot we did down in San Juan. There are no more mustard seed plants producing their amazing yellows against the Orange Tree grove, but there are still fun places to get some neat shots. We love shooting in San Juan Capistrano and this location has become one of our favorites! As I have said in other posts, there are so many neat ways to photograph here. This is where I shot my daughter in her “Cold Steel” pose! There is an old tractor, some old farming equipment, a great metal shed, amazing grove of orange trees, a great hilly background and much more! So, even...

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Thank You Rainbow Sandals

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

Thank You Rainbow Sandals

As a lifeguard for many years and beach bum, Rainbows have been a part of my life as long as I can remember.  From the first time me and my buddy Ken would go down to the outlet store and stop off at his buddies shaping shack, to now with our family and groms, Rainbows are more often then not strapped to our feet.  We are lucky now that we have kids because we get to head down to the factory more often – growing feet mean more trips, since it’s near impossible to wear these puppies out on their own! After this trip the family and I were messing around on the sidewalk and I was...

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Hell Shed

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

Hell Shed

In our travels around Orange County, we found a super secret and amazing place to shoot…However, we did find this shed. Not sure what to make of this potentially ominous sign. Walking up an old dirt road, that is now grown over with tall grass, we came up to this shed. Normally we would not come in from the top, but we were exploring. We stumbled upon this shed and many other old remnants of life from the early 50′s. The surrounding area is truly amazing and in the setting sun a totally breathtaking spot to be and take photos. We love sneaking up into the mountains for this...

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My Little Model – Cold Steel

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

My Little Model – Cold Steel

Cold Steel My little girl and daddy making her work it like a model! Had a ton of fun shooting these, I love getting her to pose in all different ways to see how she reacts to me. I’m very lucky to have ready access to some fun kids! There is an amazing new place to shoot that we have been taking clients to – ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE PHOTO WORLD! It’s in San Juan Capistrano right off the parking lot from Hamilton Oaks Winery. When the weather is perfect, there are tons of mustard plants, creating an amazing blanket of Yellow Flowers, with a backdrop of hills and orange...

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Love Struck Cards

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

The Love Struck Collection Take a look at our new design options for some all around great cards! Use these to promote anything you want or just to tell someone thank you! We can substitute the text to meet what you want! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from! These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the...

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Los Rios Wedding Photos

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Blog, Photography, Videos/Slide Shows, Wedding Photography | 0 comments

Los Rios Wedding Photos

Los Rios Wedding Photos Los Rios is such a fun place to shoot. You can see it here. We love shooting along that street and the surrounding town. There are so many amazing backdrops and every time we come back we find more ways to fall in love with the area.  As the oldest town in California, the history there lends to a feeling that helps get everyone in the mood to take their pictures.  Whether you are a family, a couple, just yourself, or a wedding, this area makes for an amazing backdrop. In this collection, we pulled a few images from the wedding for the bride and groom to select from...

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Portrait Photographer Los Rios Street 16

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Blog, Los Rios Street | 0 comments

Portrait Photographer Los Rios Street 16

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Orange County Wedding Photography 17

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Blog, Orange County Wedding Photography | 0 comments

Orange County Wedding Photography 17

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November 28, 2012

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Daily Photo Blog | 0 comments

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November 26, 2012

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Daily Photo Blog | 0 comments

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