Monday, December 28, 2009

Deers in Park City, UT

 The other day I did go out and take some photos down the street from our house.  A couple shots of some random deer hanging out in the snow.  In Park City, UT the wild life is everywhere.  The one deer is fully sticking his tongue out at me.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Time Lapse Photography Bowling

I am in Park City, UT with the family hanging out.  We all went bowling the other night with some friends.  Check  out the time lapse photography I did.
Shot on the Canon 5D Mark II
1000 images shot every 10sec.

Time Lapse, Bowling with the Family from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Childrens Hospital

Happy holidays everyone. Madison, Megan and I kicked off the holiday season by paying a visit to the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Our host was the amazing Joanne Reyes, Director of the Children's Miracle Network. We had a special, behind-the-scenes tour of this incredible, multifaceted healing facility. The visit was part of all the fundraising Madison and I have been doing for this important institution It's been a financially tough year for everyone, so these kids needed our help more than ever. On average, the Childrens Hospital goes through 70,000 toys per year because they give a toy to every child who undergoes a "big" day (ie surgery, chemotherapy, etc.), and they also give a new toy once a week to the long term child patients. We saw communal family visiting areas, surgery rooms, and play areas for these brave kids. The reason I love doing this sort of work is that it reminds me of what's really important in our lives, and how easy it is to take the simple things in life for granted.

This is a perfect example of the power of a photograph to convey a message much better than the written word. Understandably, photography is really restricted at the Childrens Hospital, however, I was able to snap a couple photos with my i Phone that I hope give you a glimpse at life in this special place.  

This holiday season, I hope I've inspired to you to think more about giving than receiving. The truth is, the gratitude I get by helping in this small way gives me a much bigger reward than any gift I could imagine.

If you want to know more, or find out how you can help, contact Joanne Reyes at, or call 323-361-1708.  You can always see more at too!

Dropping off toys to Joanne for this kids.

This for sure will make some little girls day.

Myself and My Brother Madison.

Megan and Madison

This was a very special room for the teenagers only.  A spot where they can hang out and play games, watch tv, chill, listen to music and hang out with other teens sooooo cool.

Not a bad view.

A very important machine that the doctors can give surgery to the kids.  These machines are not cheap at all and they need so many more.

This just might be the youngest fan for Madison.

Here's wishing you an abundant and joyful 2010...


Childerns Hospital LA - Needs Toys from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Bike Ride

On this most recent overcast, murky day in Malibu, I decided it was an opportune occasion to meet up with my close buddies to go for a rainy, muddy bike ride in the Santa Monica (backbone trail) Mountains. You know me, rain or shine I would never pass on an opportunity to shoot some pictures, so I ended up bringing my Canon G9.  For a point-and-shoot, this camera takes stellar  :) ) photos, but of course it needed to be protected from the wet weather. Using an ordinary plastic bag, I created a casing for the camera as I shot with it. This technique gave the images a soft, dreamy effect - much like a Holga film camera. 

Here are some images from our ride:

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Time Lapse Photography

Did a shoot the other day for Samantha Marquart who is about to drop her single.  Check out the time lapse we did behind the scenes.
Shot on the Canon 5D Mark II
Over 2,000 images
Made with quicktime pro

Go out and try one for yourself.

5D Mark II Time Lapse - Samantha Marquart from John Hildebrand Photography on Vimeo.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Madison Hildebrand at Bull Couture Book Signing

WOW!  Another exciting and successful event with my brother, Madison Hildebrand.  Madison held a book signing for his book, "Activate YOUR Passion, Create YOUR Career" at Bull Couture in Thousand Oaks. 

Guests brought unwrapped toys to donate to Childrens Hospital LA and a percentage of the sales were donated to Make A Wish Foundation. 

With the help from our sponsors, JETT Vodka, Celsius Energy Drink, Mellow Water and Bull Couture, the event was a huge success.  I mingled with the guests and got some great candid shots.  Check it out...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Million Dollar Listing Season Finale Party - Portraits

Million Dollar Listing Season Finale Party - Portraits

Last night was my brother Madison Hildebrand’s season finale party for his show “Million Dollar Listing.” The event was held at The Abbey in West Hollywood.

Madison was there to promote the show, his book “Activate YOUR Passion, Create YOUR Career” and help raise awareness and money for LEAP.

LEAP Foundation, Inc. was created to help high school and college students achieve success in life.

I set up a small photo-booth to take portraits of Madison and his fans and supporters.  Here are some of the images from the event.  To view all the images please click here. VIEW IMAGES

How it was shot.
Canon 5D Mark II
Shot on Lexar Cards   4gb 300x speed
60 @ F8
Profoto 7B portable pack with one Head

Simple set up go and try it sometime and send me what you did.


Madison’s Book (

Leap Foundation, Inc. (

Stockholm (

The Abbey (

Elevated Strategies (
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Workshop - Introductory To Digital Photography

 Introductory To Digital Photography

This one-day workshop is an introduction to digital photography, workflow, camera settings and using the right software. You will grow to become comfortable with digital SLR cameras including the technical aspects of non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, and color balance. This workshop covers exposure, lighting, shutter effects, aperture and the creative possibilities of digital photography.

In addition to learning your camera we will go over Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is the top photo-editing program, which will help you enhance your images and store them correctly. We will be demonstrating this software on MAC computers.

     ·  Camera and menu settings
     ·  Exposure
     · Lenses
     · Adobe Lightroom
     · Digital asset management

John Hildebrand and Kyle Sparks both graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and have over 15 years of experience.

To learn more about John and Kyle visit their website.

        John Hildebrand:

       Kyle Sparks:

Course Details:

January 9th 2010

Location: Malibu, CA

From: 9am – 5pm

        With a 1hr lunch break provided

Tuition & Fees:

  Class is limited to only 10 students

  $275 per student

its charging you a $35 shipping fee for some reason don't worry about this I refund  your $35 in class.  Sorry about this

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Iphone Images From Cabo Trip

All images you see are shot on my i phone.  This was just on my travels to Cabo, trying to shoot more with my phone.    
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