The Family…Kaufman

by on Nov.30, 2009, under Travel

While walking around San Diego with my family, I typically spent much of my time running around looking for cool things to photograph. Now, I don’t want it to seem like I didn’t actually spend time with them, it’s just that they don’t often like to be the subject of my photography. However, I did get them to loosen up a bit (that’s what I do!) and pose for a few shots. Here are some of my favorites…understanding that my family likes to be behind the lens…like me. :)

Either way, I’ve got to get them a little face time on the blog right? After all, I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.

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Seaport Village and Balboa Park

by on Nov.30, 2009, under Travel

Hi everyone,

Here’s some additional shots that I liked from Seaport Village and Balboa Park. Again, I really wanted to focus on color, texture, and perspective. Enjoy!

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Out and About in San Diego

by on Nov.29, 2009, under Travel

Two of my favorite places to shoot in San Diego are at Seaport Village and Balboa Park. My family decided to spend the day out on the town and of course, I couldn’t resist bringing the camera along to see what I could come up with. I wanted to focus on color, texture, and perspective during my time in San Diego, as well as shoot a few new HDRs.

I came up with a couple shots that I’m really happy with.

San Diego Bay HDR

Chris visited the same location about a month ago, and I was curious to see if I could pull of an HDR here. I think it looks surreal. :)

Artists Plaza at Balboa HDR

The Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park. The HDR does a great job of capturing all the brilliant colors.

More to follow…


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Panorama of Ohio Stadium

by on Nov.28, 2009, under General

I finished stitching this together and thought I’d post a great pano by Mr. Christopher Clements. Well done Chris!


Anyone interested in a canvas print? Send an email to for more information. ;)

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Andi and Nick (From the Stadium to the Streets)

by on Nov.28, 2009, under Client Slideshows

About a month ago, Chris and I worked with an upcoming 2010 couple, Andi and Nick. I have to start off by saying that this shoot was just flat out cool. We got a chance to shoot at Ohio Stadium, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes! It was somewhat eerie walking into a stadium that is typically full of screaming fans and hearing nothing but silence and the click of the shutter. We walked onto the 50 yard line and started shooting away. We took some great panos of the stadium and had a lot of fun running around the field and the stands in the Horseshoe.

Next, we took Andi and Nick to downtown Columbus for some shooting on the street. Northside Market provides some great opportunities for multiple setups and dynamic backgrounds. Our couple was so relaxed that it made the shoot an absolute joy. That’s what it’s all about on engagement sessions, lots of smiles, laughs, and flirting. All in all, we had a great time and we hope Andi and Nick love their photography! We can’t wait to shoot the wedding.


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Nicole and Brian (At the Conservatory)

by on Nov.27, 2009, under Client Slideshows

Hi everyone!

I’m catching up on some blog posts and wanted to share some of our latest engagement sessions. Nicole and Brian are one of our upcoming 2010 weddings, and we had a blast shooting with them this fall. It was a beautiful day out, and we got a chance to run around almost all of Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus. Brad and I were following Nicole and Brian down a hill to grab a few more shots up near the main building when I stepped in a divot and rolled my ankle. Of course, I spend more time on the shoot talking with the client and making small talk than watching where I’m stepping.  I would have put money on it being broken or at least a bad sprain, but I was able to hobble down the hill and finish up the shoot. When I got home that night my ankle was huge. Luckily, my lovely girlfriend Rebecca was a ballet dancer for many years, and thus knew exactly how to take care of a sprained ankle. Thanks to her, I was running around again in a week.

Despite the ankle, the shoot turned out great and we were able to produce some wonderful engagement photography for Nicole and Brian. Enjoy!

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A Portrait Shoot with Katharine

by on Nov.26, 2009, under Portraiture

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I had some down time out here in San Diego, and I’m currently recovering from my tryptophan induced coma. So, I decided to work on a few blog posts. A few months ago, my friend Katharine needed some headshots for her acting career in Massachusetts. Of course, I volunteered to shoot some for her since I always look forward to mixing things up a bit with photography. Katharine brought in a few outfits and we got to work. I remember asking her as to why we had to have so many different color outfits if we were just going to convert them all to black and white. She told me that these days, many casting directors are now requesting full color headshots and that this was now the norm. I actually wasn’t aware that casting agents / directors don’t really request black and white shots anymore.

Either way, I think we were able to come up with some great shots for her, and being an old high school friend, I thought it would be fun to come up with a magazine cover for her. I have no doubt that she’ll be on the covers of magazines one day, but for right now, let’s consider this a preview of coming attractions. :)

Thanks for a fun shoot Katharine!



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