Ginger Garza – 35mm Film – Edinburg, Texas

To those who don’t know I give private photography lessons to about 2-3 students and at one of my lessons I decided to also become a student of photography and practice shooting 35mm film with my Canon AE-1. We held our lesson at the beautiful Edinburg City Hall located in the heart of the city.Continue reading “Ginger Garza – 35mm Film – Edinburg, Texas”

The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!

A week ago at work (South Texas College) I was assigned to photograph the college president. The school president’s schedule is always very tight. I got lucky that she was already going to be taking photos with The Monitor Newspaper in the morning so I was able to piggy-back on that. She was scheduled toContinue reading “The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!”

Photography Lesson with Edna – McAllen, Texas

Photography Lesson: Composition A while back I met up with my good friend Edna, who is an amazing photographer, to do a photography lesson on composition. To be honest I don’t know why she does lessons with me because her work is amazing already but I’ll take any moment to teach anyone who’s passionate aboutContinue reading “Photography Lesson with Edna – McAllen, Texas”

Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Here are some outtakes from a location scouting shoot. We had a photo shoot scheduled at the McAllen Convention Center for a quince that evening and I wanted to test the lighting, backdrops and angles so when our client showed up it would be super smooth. I believe location scouting is an important part ofContinue reading “Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center”

Photography Lesson – Student Jennifer Trevino – Model: Paula Ysasi – Ben Briones Studios

Last Friday I gave an off-camera flash lesson to my student Jennifer. She had recently bought a new studio light and wanted to learn how to use it. My friend Paula was kind enough to volunteer to our model and she got a free photo shoot out of it! Some of the things we wentContinue reading “Photography Lesson – Student Jennifer Trevino – Model: Paula Ysasi – Ben Briones Studios”

Photography Lesson at Balanced Brew Coffee – McAllen, Texas

Last week on Thursday a friend, Audrie Barrera, and I had a private photography lesson at Balanced Brew Coffee in McAllen, Texas. Audrie is a videographer and owns Audrie Barrera Films, where she focuses on commercial videography and special events. She has also been dabbing into photography by request of her clients so we hadContinue reading “Photography Lesson at Balanced Brew Coffee – McAllen, Texas”

Photography Lessons with Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Understanding exposure is important when learning photography. A few weekends ago Sara and I went to the McAllen Convention Center so that she could practice photography. So that the lessons could be as accurate as possible we had the same camera setup; Canon 60D with the CanonĀ EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens. We also used aContinue reading “Photography Lessons with Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center”