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OC Weekly

The OC Weekly did a review of the Irvine Fine Arts Center 30th Anniversary exhibition in which I had a piece on display. Although the article is disparaging for the most part, the majority of the piece centers around how great the photography was. That, I suppose, makes it a positive review of my work and of the other photographers involved. My piece received one line that isn't critical, but the best part is that they used my piece as the one and only picture for the article. Kinda nice having a picture of my work big, front and center in the OC Weekly (even if the color balance is all wrong - especially in the online version). You can read the online version here.

Exhibit & Opening Reception at IFAC

The Irvine Fine Arts Center, where I hold my Landscape Photography Class, is celebrating their 30 year anniversary with an art exhibit featuring artwork from their instructors. I'm happy to announce I will be participating in this exhibit with a limited edition piece titled "Tide Pool and Clearing Storm."

My exhibit piece is a 20x30 metallic print, mounted and laminated, surrounded by a custom-made black linen liner and a gorgeous wood scoop frame. I made the frame and assembled the piece myself and, if I may be so bold, I must say it is stunning. The piece is quite large and it consists of an entirely new presentation method for me. The print isn't hiding behind glass like your typical framed photograph. In fact, there is no glass whatsoever in this piece. There is nothing standing between you and the print but a high-gloss laminate to protect the artwork. But what does this mean exactly? Better light transmission to and off the print for a brighter, better view of the image. The print is wrapped with a black liner and rich, dark wood frame to further highlight the piece.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 14th from 5:00-8:00pm, then the exhibit will continue through September 25th. I will be at the opening reception (not sure yet exactly what time) and I would love to see you there! If we've never met before, then I'd love to make your acquaintance. If you're a previous client of mine, then I'd love to see you again! Click here for a map to the Irvine Fine Arts Center

October Landscape Photo Class

Registration for my world famous (okay, not quite) Landscape Photography Class this October at the Irvine Fine Arts Center is now open!

This class is a real steal! It's only a 100 bucks, spans 4 weeks with 10 hours of instruction, includes a shoot in the field with me, and covers every topic I could think to include in a Landscape Photography Class. You'll learn how to manually control your camera, how to manually meter, how to use the most important filters for landscapes, composition, shooting techniques, reading a histogram, getting the sharpest image possible, equipment, workflow, post-production and much more!

I really mean it when I say it's a steal, that's not just some marketing tactic. Every time I hold this class, I get students telling me I could charge more for this class and that there's so much information!

It filled up full last session, so get on it! Click here to register! The first class starts October 7th!