Friday, April 30, 2010

IPhone Travel Photos

  These photos shot on my I Phone which I love doing, my travels to Dallas, TX.

From the Flight: LAX to Dallas
In LAX waiting for my flight.  Time to kill
Finally on the flight, I always need a window seat or I will get to sick.
Plus what a great view.

 This is the RV we rented to drive to my moms Triathlon.
Little brother Wayne catching up on the news, he's in the zone.

My other brother Madison, how's that hair.


This really old city

Brother Wayne thinking about his big paper that is due for school.  ahhahah
My mom finished her triathlon.  Nice work mom
The biggest Nascar race track I have ever seen.  Always bigger in Texas.

The house dog.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Triathlon - Raising money for Leukemia Lymphoma

    I came out to Dallas, TX to photograph a triathlon that my mother was a part of.  This triathlon is super special to our family because it was about raising money for cancer.  My mom, Wendy had cancer a couple years back and was a very scary time for the Hildebrand's.  Lucky Wendy did all the treatment and the doctors where able to make her healthy again.  Since that day she  wanted to give back and help other people fighting cancer.  She joined a group call TNT (team in training for the Lymphoma Society) which is a group that has coaches to train you for triathlons.  Each participant of TNT needs to raise a minimum in money to enter the race.  My mom worked so hard to train but even harder to raise as much money as possible.  She set her goal high by wanting to raise at least $10,000.  My Dad, Phil was so moved by the hard work my mom was doing that he said if she raised her goal he would match it.  This would bring my mom's total to $20,000.  Long story short she did it and now that money will go to helping people fight Leukemia & Lymphoma.   

    My farther rented a 40 foot RV and he  drove us 6 hrs to Galveston where the race took place.  I helped the best I could to make sure we didn't crash on the way as my two brothers Madison and Wayne hung out in the back with mom.  My mom needed to rest and focus on her big race so she chilled and slept when she could.  We made it safely, luckily hahaha and now had to get my mother  registered.  The race was on Saturday morning at 5am so time to kick back and rest up a bit.

  Saturday  morning at 5 a.m.  I got up to cover mom's every move preparing for the race. I wanted to fully cover the event and give it a photojournalism type of vibe.  Getting photos of all the work that goes into the race before, during and after.  Watching this triathlon is making me feel like I need to try and do this myself and set a goal to do one, hey if my 58 year mom can do this I better at least try.  (hahahah but she did raise three crazy, wild boys) By the way, for those of you wanted to do this, the race consists of a one mile swim, a 26 mile bike ride and a 6.2 mile run. GO FOR IT!

It takes my mom 4 mins to bike ride one mile and every 4 mins somebody is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

These photos are being used to help promote the TEAM and spread the word that every dollar helps.

Nice work you finished!!!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chris McMillan Hair Salon - In Malibu

The other day I photographed the Chris McMillan Hair Salon in Malibu, CA.  The first day I shot a couple different shots of the store.  The next day we came back and did some headshots of the staff in Malibu and his store in Beverly Hills.  Here are a few shots of the salon in Malibu.

Location of the Store
3835 Cross Creek Road
Malibu CA 90265

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Monday, April 12, 2010

80's Bright & Tight

80's Bright and Tight B-Day bash from my friend Nico. 

Sometimes its fun just to grab Canon G9 point and shoot and capture the night out.  This night I really wanted to take a lot of photos because of the theme, 80's.  Had the G9 for the club so I could run around and take snap shots.  For the birthday they got two rooms at a hotel in Hollywood.  I set up my Canon 5D Mark II and lights to capture some high end photos of the night.  I set it up photo booth style with a remote so everyone at the party could take there own photos. 

Here are some of the photos from the night click here to view the other pics. 
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Shoot It Yourself - Christina Hinds B-Day

Happy B-Day to my good friend Christina Hinds a pro beach volley ball player.  I wanted to get her a gift and what better gift than photos from the party.  I set up a photo-booth style vibe where the guest can take there own photos with a remote.  As a photographer it was cool to see when people think its best to click the shutter.  As you can tell people are a lot less shy in-front of the camera with out a photographer being behind the camera.
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Set Up:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Pro-Foto Pack: 1 head with an umbrella to camera right.
Canon Remote
Editing in Lightroom
Done Simple
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hipstamatic Prints - IPhone App

I love shooting with my iphone every day as much as possible.  I just got Hipstamatic app. Click here to check it out.
I am going to start uploading them to my facebook but also on this blog at least once a week.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Faces Contest - Please Vote for me

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Caroline D’Amore Final Shoot Updates More

View this link to see the other story. Click Here
Here are some more from the shoot I did with Caroline D'Amore which we just got back from the re-toucher.  Hopefully I will get to photograph her some more.
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