Artizan Images: Blog http://www.artizanimages.com/blog en-us (C) Artizan Images (Artizan Images) Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:32:00 GMT Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:32:00 GMT http://www.artizanimages.com/img/s/v-5/u223893345-o392291633-50.jpg Artizan Images: Blog http://www.artizanimages.com/blog 120 80 The Sunset Malibu beach wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/6/the-sunset-malibu-beach-wedding Back at the beach again! Our beautiful couple from New Orleans flew to California last time to do their engagement session at Santa Monica and there was a bomb threat! No crazy threats here just all good times. We started the day getting ready at Homewood suites by Hilton near LAX. We then headed to the Sunset in Malibu for a beautiful beach wedding. We ended the night with fun dances and a Lip sync battle between bride and groom! Cheers to a wonderful forever!

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Europa Village Wedding in Temecula http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/6/europa-village-wedding-in-temecula Intimate sunset wedding at Europa Village Yeees sign me up! Were back at it again with this gorgeous couple. Knowing how great they looked and how beautiful the venue is had me so excited. We shared many laughs, some wine, and a fine time! Congrats you two, sh!et just got real! Cheers!

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Vanessa's Quinceanera at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Pedro http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/vanessas-quinceanera-at-the-doubletree-by-hilton-san-pedro One of the sweetest birthday girls you'll ever meet! We had a ton of fun on this shoot. Her whole court was up for any poses and shenanigans. Holy Trinity Catholic Church was just outstanding, they understood the importance of photos. As long as I didn't interfere with mass service I was free to use lighting and take photos. We proceeded to the Madeo Ballroom at Double Tree by Hilton San Pedro. There was a private Mariachi band and of course our reception. Upon leaving I gave Vanessa a high five on birthday well done!

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Europa Village Engagement Session http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/europa-village-engagement-session Did someone say wine and photos?! Two of my favorite things to do, just not at the same time! The pictures tend to get a little blurry! Europa Village in beautiful Temecula wine country served as the perfect backdrop to our engagement shoot. In less than 2 weeks we will be headed back for the actual wedding so it was good to get a feel of the venue.

 

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Hollywood Blockbuster Wedding at Whiskey Reds Marina Del Rey http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/hollywood-blockbuster-wedding-at-whiskey-reds-marina-del-rey This bada$$ Hollywood couple met on set during a play. Naturally being in the film industry they were easy to photograph. I imagined so many portrait opportunities but once they got together and the chemistry flowed I just sat back and captured. They had a stylist on set to help them get dressed. I have to say everything was on point. One guest said it best, “I must be in a movie with two Bond agents!” This wedding took place at Whiskey Reds in Marina Del Rey a very fitting backdrop to a blockbuster saga!

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American Korean Fusion Wedding at The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/3/american-korean-fusion-wedding-at-the-clubhouse-at-anaheim-hills Bride and groom decided to have an American and Korean wedding. The wedding was supposed to take place outdoors at the beautiful Anaheim Clubhouse but due to rain the ceremony was moved indoors. Since we were confined to indoors we had to get a little creative with our lighting setups. The couple wore traditional Korean hanboks. It was hilarious how I was trying to get them to pose in edgier modern styles but when we went to cheesy old traditional poses the bride said that was what she was waiting for! My favorite memory was during the Pyebaek ceremony. The groom’s grandmother was so excited she skipped her part and went straight into throwing chestnuts to see how many great grandkids she would have! All throughout the portrait session our bride could not stop laughing which caused me to laugh as well! I seriously had to wipe away tears as I looked through my camera to see our bride laughing up a storm.

 

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Recreation Park http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/3/recreation-park After I got off the phone with our bride I knew it was going to be a fun wedding! She was charismatic and charming. Her facial expressions were wonderful. The wedding was held in Long Beach Recreation Park Golf Course. There were many fine details remembering passed loved ones. This couple didn't sweat the small stuff it was all about having a fabulous night and fabulous it was indeed. Congrats!

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J+M Venice Beach Engagement Session http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/2/j-m-venice-beach-engagement-session This beautiful couple from Boston came and visited California for the weekend. They wanted to have their engagement session at Venice Beach. Throughout the session I felt their chemistry and it took my breath away! There were moments when I just stopped taking photos and just admired. We started at the Venice Beach Canals then a short walk to the Iconic Venice Beach sign. We proceeded to the graffiti wall and then to the beach with waves crashing during sunset. On the way back to the car we took a few images at the Venice beach sign again but this time at night.

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J+E Paso Robles Inn Wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/1/j-e-paso-robles-inn-wedding Wow I could not have ended 2017 with a sweeter couple! This Christmas Eve wedding took place at one of my favorite destination, Paso Robles. If you could have heard and felt the love these two has your heart would have melted. We started the day off getting ready at the Paso Robles Inn where the ceremony and reception were held. The day ended with a wine tasting at Anglim Winery. Guests got to unwind and taste some world class wine.

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Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook with Jess + Matt http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/baldwin-hills-scenic-overlook-with-jess-matt Every year I’m fortunate enough to make friends with some of the brides and grooms I photograph. This lovely couple visited from Seattle and we were able to hang out at Baldwin Hills scenic overlook. There’s usually no clouds in LA but we lucked out with moody skies. What a great time! Looking forward to seeing you folks soon. Perhaps in Seattle?!

 

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ILFORD XP2 SUPER Single Use Camera Review http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/ilford-xp2-super-single-use-camera-review I was challenged by one of my fabulous photography groups on Facebook to shoot with a disposable 35mm film camera! You remember those? I sure do! Back in the day they were perfect for whenever you were out and forgot your camera. We didn’t have camera phones back then but I still took a ton of pictures. I did a little research and found the Ilford XP2 Super Single Use Camera with Flash (27 Exposures) black and white film. I love Ilford and C-41 b/w film makes it easy to develop.

Here are some specs on the camera found directly from

https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/file/download/file_id/218/product_id/510/

Built in Flash – effective up to 10ft

F9.5

Shutter Speed 1/100

Minimum focus is 3 feet! This threw me off as anything closer was out of focus.

Armed with this basic information I was able to get a good idea of when to use this camera.

Front of the Camera was covered with a tough clear plastic

Back of the camera was exposed, no covering. 

First photos I had to take the kids out to Redondo Beach for sunset. I had them running up and down.

So I cheated a little and stacked a Lees graduated ND filter over the lens. If not I can tell you the sky would be blown out but I had a feeling the girls would be underexposed

So here if I turn the girls around I was thinking I could get their silhouettes. It appears I got more than their silhouettes but I really like the way it turned out.

As the sunset this camera handles perfectly. 

Next couple images I tested the built in flash. These restaurants were very dimly lit. I was pleasantly surprised how well the flash photos came out. 

We attended a birthday party and I got inside the jumper to take this shot. This cutie got too close to the camera, notice everything is in focus behind her.

Oh boy here is a real test. Being so small I was able to tuck this camera in my pocket. While capturing a wedding I took a few photos with it. No flash as I didnt want to blind the bride. 

It didnt handle sun flair too well. I suspect the plastic covering added hazing. 

Too bad this was taken in shade and too close I should have backed up but photos on my DSLR came out fine standing here. 

We went Crawfishing in Malibu Creek. I'd say in bright sunlight and shade this camera shines. Checkout the dynamic range. It almost picked up all highlights and shadows.

second wedding on the beach in full sun. It handled pretty well.  

3rd wedding due to scheduling we got to shoot portraits after sunset. The DSLR's were fine since we had flash. I didnt use flash for these images. Check out the LA city background which was correctly exposed. The wedding couple however were too dark and grainy. 

After school, homework, and getting ready the sun set. Again I get grain and it's proving difficult to shoot in the dark.

This was taken overcast. I was too close to this possum so he came out blurry. He was released unharmed.

Got to shoot a portrait session with this beautiful couple. Yes full sun works! 

This photo I put a ND filter over the lens and it looks like everything came out properly. 

This final image was taken during a wedding I thought I had more film left as I wanted to get the wedding couple in this shot. Again the dynamic range of film is incredible. Straight out of the camera on my DSLR the shadows were black! 

Over all I enjoyed using this camera. I got a little more than the advertised 27 frames (more like 29). Of the 29 frames only one came out horribly dark. I feel for amateurs who don’t understand shutter speed and aperture failure rate would be much higher. I would recommend taking photos during the day and using flash indoors. I must admit everyone who saw me take photos with this camera were happily surprised. Many didn't even know they still made them. FILM is making a comeback! What good times we shall have ahead!

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C+N Chart House Beach Wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/c-n-chart-house-beach-wedding What a better way to start the day than a ceremony at the Charthouse with private Redondo Beach access followed by a delicious brunch reception. I was contacted literally 2 weeks before this wedding. I was already booked but luckily the schedules worked out giving me a 45 minute window for the next wedding. I'm by no means a spiritual guy but something about this wedding moved me! Both bride and groom lost a parent. They both danced with their sibling during the father/daughter and mother/son dance. I felt the emotion and a peace come over me literally through the camera! It was a great day and these two should be proud! Congrats!

 

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The Reef Long Beach Wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/the-reef-long-beach-wedding Hollywood uses an old trick to wet the ground before filming. This Hollywood wedding featuring our charming groom and gorgeous bride! A few minutes of rain didn't stop our lovely couple from enjoying their epic day! Sure we all got a little wet but the clouds were amazing and the memories were beyond worth it.

Venue http://www.reefrestaurant.com/

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J+M Heritage Park Wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/j-m-heritage-park-wedding Our lovely bride said she didn’t want to look like a princess. Instead she was a queen on her special day. The venue was Heritage Park located in Corona. Surrounded by 80-90 year old trees and vintage buildings this was the perfect venue for a rustic wedding. There’s always a few bumps during the day but all were ironed out my their fantastic wedding planner 3 Little Birds Event Planning & Rentals Cheers to another lovely wedding!

Venue Heritage Park http://www.coronaheritage.org/

Wedding Planner https://3littlebirdseventplanning.com/

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Great Spirits Ranch Wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/great-spirits-ranch-wedding This lovely wedding took place in Malibu at Great Spirits Ranch. Our bride and groom were truly free spirits with a lets go with the flow attitude. Everyone was just amazing and came together to share in the love these two birds. Thanks Michelle Chung for the introduction! May our paths cross again soon, wishing you endless joy and happiness!

For more info on the lovely venue checkout https://www.greatspiritsranch.com/

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J+B Wedding at the South Coast Botanical Garden http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/8/j-b-wedding-at-the-south-coast-botanical-garden With summer in full swing there's no better place to spend an evening than at the South Coast Botanical Garden. This lovely group had a mix of guests from California to Florida. Every speech touched our hearts. The positive vibes from bride and groom were so uplifting. We truly enjoyed our time and wished we had more time to spend with you folks! Congrats again! 

 

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Northridge Elegant Backyard Wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/7/northridge-elegant-backyard-wedding Who doesn't love a good ol fashion backyard wedding. Add a beautiful house, gorgeous backyard, and awesome couple; it was one fine day. The heat was a bit over the top but I did not hear a single complaint. Everyone was working together to celebrate this union. This was the first time we hid in the bathroom with AC to take a break from the sun! @3littlebirdseventplanning talented wedding planning and worked hard in the sun with us.

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J+K Monrovia Wedding http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/5/j-k-monrovia-wedding Way too many photos to choose from during this wedding. The ceremony took place at Immaculate Conception Church and reception was at Monrovian Restaurant Banquet Room in Monrovia. The way Ken plans and conducts himself never ceases to amaze me. He treats people the way people should be treated. He altered his plans due to the hot temperatures to accommodate all. His bride Jocelyn never stops smiling seriously. With a beautiful smile like hers I don’t blame her. She lights up a whole room! I could not be happier congrats to the both of you.

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Trip to Japan http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/4/trip-to-japan Japan 2017! Finally we get a little break from wedding season. Wow what an amazing experience. My wife and I got to go for a week which was far too short. Yes the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the scenery was gorgeous. What was truly life changing was the lessons we’ve learned from the people and culture. The cities from streets to restrooms were clean. People truly respected the environment and each other. Young, old, women, children, all were safe to walk the streets at night. Bicycles and other belongings could be left outside the house without fear of theft. There was no haggling, prices were fair and accurate. Although it was a hassle whenever we needed help no one turned us down. Traveling the city was easy once we figured out public transportation. These are a few photos we took documenting our trip. 

 

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D+R Wedding at Castaways http://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/3/d-r-wedding-at-castaways This elegant wedding took place at Castaways in Burbank. I loved this couple’s attitude of just having fun, enjoying the moments, and relaxing. It didn’t matter that we were behind schedule or a few minor things didn’t go according to plan. Let's just bring out the jug of wine and CELEBRATE! The Red Bull wedding favors for guest’s states "WAKE your ASS UP". Various signage would say "find your seat but your PLACE is on the dance floor" pretty much sums up this grand celebration. Congrats all!

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