Going out and taking more photos!

I’ve blogged about how I tend to read more about photography than actually going out and taking pictures. Luckily, I have co-workers that are into photography and are really good. So now I’ve been taking pics around La Jolla Shores. Just hanging out and actually taking my time with shots have helped me alot. And my buddy doesn’t mind sharing tips.

Here is his website: LEE SIE PHOTOGRAPHY

After 2 excursions, I’ve felt as if I learned alot ::

Scripps Pier

Under Scripps Pier.

Tide pools



Dodgeball – If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

I’ve taken pictures for soccer games and I can figure out where the action is going to be after awhile. I bet if I had to take pics for a basketball game, I could figure it out because I watch these sports. Dodgeball. Dodgeball is a whole other world. I have the hardest time with this sport. Maybe its because there are six or seven balls being used and the action is all over the place. I have not been able to catch the players that have jumped up doing the splits trying to avoid a point blank shot. Here are some of my efforts for Joimo Dodgeball league. It made me want a longer 2.8 lens… then I come to my senses.


Reading instead of Clicking the shutter…

I love photography. I especially like to look at other people’s work. I’m just not that creative. So I have a harder time coming up with stuff for subject matter. Traveling is the easy out, because I love traveling and everything is new. To learn and to get inspired, I read a lot of books. I think that I read too much instead of going out there and seeing what works and what doesn’t for me.

Books that help:

Reading / Learning

Thankfully, a friend was a willing to let me photograph her and her children. It gave me a chance to try out my flash. I wish I could have done better by her, but this is what we came up with:

MamaOnDaGo Blog

Twilight Fan


Mom’s Quest for a Dress

My Mom was picked to be a principle sponsor for a 25th wedding anniversary. As always, my Mom likes to be different in a stylish elegant way. She saw an interview of a young designer named Rajo Laurel. She liked his designs and luckily one of my Dad’s old friends is related to him. Mr. Laurel was nice enough to let me take pictures while he was talking to Mom about the “dress”.

Rajo Laurel:

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In Honor of the Upcoming World Cup…

In honor of the world cup, I thought I would post a soccer shot. I’m not too good at sports’ photography. I end up watching instead of catching the action. This shot was taken from a hill on a path for walkers behind the fields. It’s perfect for a faux tilt shift picture. Tilt shift is when you have a lens that makes things look miniature. I don’t own a tilt shift lens, but I do have photoshop.

JOIMO sports at Rancho Bernardo 4S Ranch

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Miramar Lake and the Sigma 10-20mm lens.

I have a folding bike, which is pictured in a previous post.  I used to ride around Miramar Lake quite a bit, I haven’t done that in a while.  But when I did ride, I would sometimes bring my camera.  I figured if I wanted to improve my photography I should be ready for any opportunity where ever I was.  I bought a sigma 10-20mm which is primarily used for landscape photography and here are a couple of opportunities that I didn’t let pass me by.

Miramar Lake

Riding around the lake.


Favorite Subject Matter

What do I like?  Sneakers!  Maybe not as much as the real sneaker freaks out there.  But I’ve got boxes and boxes of them.  So of course they are a favorite subject for me.  Here is one of my favorite shots.  One day I will stand on a double-decker bus taking tour of London holding up the shoe and taking a picture as the we pass Big Ben. 

Gazelle London

Flickr Photos

Past posts.

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