For more than 38 years, I have personally photographed more than 6,000 Bar Mitzvahs,  Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Debutante Balls, Red Carpet Events, Corporate Special Events and Private Parties of all sorts.  I use high definition, Hasselblad H1, medium format cameras and Linhoff large format cameras with Phase One, 22 million pixel and 60 million pixel digital "Backs".  I shoot 25mb and 65mb RAW files only.  

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For more than 38 years, I have been a professional San Diego County California photographer, personally providing nation wide, low cost, high definition,  film-based or digital (22 million pixel and 60 million pixel), medium and large format, professional photography services for a wide array of families and clients.  


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The best cameras produce the best results

 

Always have. 

 

Always will.

 


 

 

Camera Size Does Matter

Essentially, there are about 5 different camera sizes being used today. 

Each camera type has it's own specific purpose or utility. 

All of these cameras are just tools.  Nothing more and nothing less.  These tools allow us to do a particular kind of job. These tools help us to make pictures.

However, with that said, one of these tool systems does a better job making pictures...  Hasselblad and Phase One.


No two photographers are alike.


Every individual photographer must make their own decisions about what tools to use in each job circumstance.  The choices made will determine the photographer's success or failure.

Many photographers take the old "Good Enough" position.  They know that they could use a better camera system but they are not willing to invest in anything better than what they already have.  They think that their pictures are "good enough".  Many take the position that their clients won't notice.

"Good enough" isn't.  My clients hire me because my pictures look better than any other photographer's pictures.

I am a continuing success because of Hasselblad and Phase One.

I am in business because of Hasselblad and Phase One.

I can't say it often enough. 

There is no better camera system, in the world, than Hasselblad and Phase One.


I use the legendary, high definition, medium format, Hasselblad H1 cameras and up to 60 million pixels of pure, Phase One, digital magic.  Very soon, I will be adding the new, 80 million pixel, Phase One, digital "Back" to my system.

The literal sharpness and unbelievable range of intense colors, in every shot, has to be seen to be appreciated.


 

"Photography" means "writing with light"...  Photo  graphy.

 

The first cameras were, essentially, no different than the cameras of today... just bigger.

 

The first graphic artists used paper and charcoal. Today,  pictures are recorded electronically. 


 

As a word, "Camera" is a short version of the Latin words that mean a "dark room" or "Camera Obscura"

It was probably discovered by the Chinese 300 years before Christ. In the 15th Century, Loenardo da Vinci used the "Camera Obscura".  It was a  "dark room" that had a tiny hole in one wall.  That singular, tiny hole allowed light to come into the dark room.  Interestingly, that little hole also "projected" an image, of whatever was just outside the "dark room", onto the interior wall, opposite the little hole.  The first artists put paper on that inside wall and used charcoal to trace the projected image, onto their papers.

 

Soon, portable "dark rooms", camera obscuras were made.  These rooms could be taken out, into the Greek and Roman countryside, set up and used to draw exact reflections of whatever they were "aimed at".

 

You can personally experience a real camera obscura if you go to San Francisco.  There is a "dark room" Camera Obscura set up, on the hillside, looking at the Seal Rock area of the Pacific Ocean.  Physically, it is located near the Cliff House Restaurant, north of Golden Gate Park. It produces live, 360-degree, images of the waves hitting the shoreline. 

 

There are hundreds of "Youtube" videos, online, of dorm room camera obscuras, made by college students, from around the world.  They simply cover up their windows and poke a small hole in the plastic cover.  An image of what is outside instantly appears on their walls.  You can make your own Camera Obscura and see the fascinating, projected, images yourself.

 


8"x10" and 4"x5" View Cameras

 

These "large format" view cameras produce wonderful commercial-quality images.  They are  heavy.  They are expensive.  They are very technical and hard to figure out.  They take a long time to set up and shoot. 

 

Large Format cameras are used for industrial jobs, architectural assignments and advertising.  They are not typically used in the every day settings of Special Events, Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.  I use my incredible, legendary Linhof Kardan 4x5 both in the studio and out on location.  I use the 60 million pixel Phase One digital back, on a special adapter, instead of film. 

 

I no longer have an 8x10 camera.  Gone are the days of shooting 8x10 pieces of color transparency and color negative film.  Too bad.

 

Today, my Phase One, P65, 60 million pixel digital back has more resolution than the old 8x10 films.     

During the 20's and 30's, 4x5 "Press" view cameras were used by press photographers.  I use my 4x5  for  architectural and commercial assignments, where there is time and a budget for the highest possible image quality.

The front and back sides of these large format view cameras can be raised, lowered, turned left or turned right and angled up or angled down, independently of each other. These independent movements actually change the shape and resolution of the items being photographed.

It can take 10 or 15 minutes to set up each 4x5 or 8x10 shot before the actual pictures can be made.  Every part of these view cameras moves and each part has something to do with making the pictures work. 

The earliest pictures of the American Indians, western settlers and the first newspaper pictures were all taken with huge, portable 8x10 and 4x5 cameras.  Pictures of the early movie stars, such as Clark Gable and Jane Mansfield, were taken by George Hurrell using an incredible 8x10 camera system. 

Ansel Adams saved our National Parks, like Yosemite and Yellowstone, by shooting them with 8x10 and 4x5 cameras.  He showed the wonderful quality of these lands to our Congress, using huge pictures, to convince Congress that the lands should be preserved.


 

 

Medium Format Cameras

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These cameras are called "medium format" because they are smaller than the "large format" 8x10 or 4x5 view cameras but bigger than the "35mm" cameras.  

 

The early Yashica Medium format Twin Lens cameras had two lenses on the front of the camera body.  One lens was positioned above the other.  The top lens was used to look through and the bottom lens brought the image into the camera.

 

They were called "Twin Lens Reflex, TLR, Medium Format Cameras".  You had to look straight down, into the top of the camera body itself, to frame and to focus the pictures.

 

To change the lens, the whole front of the camera had to be removed.  The viewing lens and the shooting lens were matched.

 

The "Reflex" part of the name refers to the fact that the camera used a  fixed mirror, inside of the camera body and angled at 45 degrees, to reflect the image from the front of the camera up, into the eye of the photographer.  

 

It was very hard to use these cameras.  Every lens actually reversed and turned an image upside down in the focus process.  It was like looking at yourself in a shiny spoon.  TLR photographers saw images that were literally upside down and backwards.   It was very confusing.  It was very slow.

 

 

The early TLR cameras were usually used in portrait studios, where things were consistent and pretty much locked down.

 

 

 

Hasselblad cameras are also called "medium format" but they are not Twin Lens Reflex cameras. 

 

Instead, they only need one lens, making them "Single Lens Reflex" cameras... or "SLR's". "SLR" cameras (Single Lens Reflex) are much easier to use, making them much faster to use.  The SLR, medium format camera body only needs one lens to focus and to shoot the pictures. 

 

Unlike the fixed mirrors in the TLR's, SLR's have a moveable mirror, inside of the camera body. That mirror reflects what the lens is pointed at, up into a "View Finder" on top of the camera body.  When a picture is taken, when the shutter button is pressed, that mirror simply flips up, out of the way, letting the light pass straight through the lens, directly into the camera body onto a section of film or onto a digital light sensor.   

 

Instead of having to look straight down, into the camera body, to frame a shot,  (like with a TLR), SLR's cameras use a "View Finder" on top of the camera body.  The "View Finder" is a prism.  The image is sent through the single lens, to the mirror, where it gets reflected up, into the viewfinder prism, on the top of the camera body.  There, the image is reflected off of the inside walls of the glass prism, directly into the viewfinder eyepiece.  That second reflection process turns the upside down and backwards image around, making it look normal to the photographer.

 

That double reflection process enables the SLR photographer to see exactly what is in front of the camera lens.  It looks normal and it moves normally.  This makes focusing and framing a SLR shot faster than with the  TLR cameras.

 

 

No one uses Twin Lens Reflex cameras anymore.

 

 

 

Medium format SLR's are used for portraits, fashion, sports, legal, event and commercial work.  They are used wherever a very high quality image is required.

 

 

  

 


Hasselblad

 

Today, by far, the best medium format SLR camera is the legendary Hasselblad H1 camera.

There isn't a better camera made, anywhere in the world.

 

Victor Hasselblad was born, in Sweden, on March 8, 1906.  He grew up to become an avid business man and a passionate bird lover.  It was his desire to photograph birds that led him to revolutionize photography.  He changed the very nature of photography for all time.

 

In 1937, in Goteborg, Sweden, Victor opened a camera shop and went to work on an aerial camera for the Swedish Air Force. 

 

In 1948, Victor presented the first "Hasselblad" camera for civilian use, at a press conference in New York.  This first Hasselblad was all mechanical, was modular in design and has become the camera of choice for every professional photographer.

 

Victor Hasselblad died on August 5, 1978.

 

Philippe Halsman used Hasselblad cameras to shoot fashion and celebrity. 

 

Neil Leifer used his Hasselblads to shoot incredible sports pictures. 

 

Ansel Adams used his precious Hasselblads to record wonderful landscapes. 

 

Lennart Nilsson used his Hasselblads to shoot the inside of the human body.

 


 

Hasselblad is the standard to which all other cameras are compared.


  

NASA has used Hasselblad cameras, in outer space, since October, 1962.   Wally Schirra secretly took a Hasselblad 500c with him during an early Apollo mission.  He bought that camera at a Houston camera store, on his way to the launch tower, literally, just before liftoff. 

The lunar Hasselblads had special film backs, films, film plates, lubricants, coatings, reflectors, knobs, buttons and static electricity controls.  They had to survive the extremely harsh environment. 

The early Hasselblad camera systems used separate containers or  "Camera Backs" for the film.  These "Backs" held the rolled film.  Those "Backs" could be removed and replaced when the film ran out. 

In 1969, Neil Armstrong used 12 motorized Hasselblad 500EL cameras to document the lunar mission.  The famous "crosses" in all of the lunar pictures come from the Reseau glass grid plates that helped to keep the films flat and still provide photogrammetric data.  (  www.lpi.usra.edu   )

Those 12 different "Hassy" camera bodies are currently floating around the inside of the lunar lander space module, on the moon.  To save on lift-off weight, the astronauts removed their Hasselblad film Backs and brought them home, leaving the camera bodies and their lenses on the moon.


I am a success because of my  Hasselblads.

 

 


 

Noblex Panoramic Camera

I also use a very specialized, Noblex, Panoramic camera.  This is a medium format, film camera.  I get 6 pictures to a roll of 120 film that would normally record 12 regular pictures.  Each shot is recorded on film and each shot produces as negative that is twice as long as the normal, non-panoramic negatives.

The whole front of this camera rotates during the exposures.  It produces a wonderful, high definition picture that is 150 degrees wide, with no distortions. 

This is NOT like the "Fisheye" lenses used by 35mm cameras.   "Fisheye lenses" produce round pictures with major distortions.   

The pictures taken by my wonderful panoramic camera look like the view you have with your own eyes, as you fix your eyes straight ahead and take notice of the whole scene, left to right, using your peripheral vision.

Toward the bottom of each of my web pages, at the top of the large picture sections, are samples of my panoramic pictures.


35mm Cameras

Other than cell phones, this is, by far, the most common, lowest cost and most popular camera size used today. 

Their low cost and ease of use have made the mass produced 35mm cameras popular with many family, amateur, semi-pro and pro photographers. 

Their mass production helps to keep their costs down.  However, many 35mm cameras also use less expensive, mass produced materials, such as plastic, in their lenses and camera bodies.  That affects their overall reliability as well as the actual colors and resolutions of the pictures produced. 

Every picture ever taken, with any 35mm camera, no matter by whom or with what camera, would have looked better if it had been taken with a Hasselblad.

 

 

 

35mm digital cameras are SLR (DSLR) cameras.  They use tiny microscopic pixels (picture elements) to record their images.  They only have so much room to work with, inside of the small 35mm camera body.  As more and more pixels are added to the mass produced, 35mm digital light sensors, the pixels become smaller and smaller.  That creates more and more potentials for digital "noise" problems.  Colors shift, digital noise is increased and the quality of the final pictures suffers.

 

The more expensive 35mm digital cameras do produce some marvelous pictures.  However, they are only about 8-10 million pixels, they are usually shot in JPEG format, they can't be cropped very much and they can't be blown up beyond an 8x10 without falling apart very quickly.  The JPEG edges become fuzzy and the colors shift.  They simply can't record enough digital data to be properly enlarged beyond the 8x10.

 

 


 

One of the biggest problems, IMHO, with 35mm cameras, is that they use a Focal Plane Shutter.


 

 

Every camera needs to use a flash, at some time. When a flash is used during the day, it is often used as a "Fill Flash", to lighten the shadows created by the sunlight.  This prevents dark exposures and "Raccoon Eyes" caused by the deep shadows under our eyebrows.

 

35mm cameras have shutter curtains, in front of their image sensors, that control their exposures.  These curtains literally open and close during the exposure.  The longer the shutter curtains are open, like the front door to your house, the more light will come in.  Long exposures are used in dark situations.  Very short exposures are used in bright situations, like outdoors, during the day.

 

These "focal plane" shutter curtains must be left open for less than 1/250th of a second to synchronize with the flash, if a flash is used.  If a faster shutter speed is used, only part of the picture will be exposed with the flash.  The rest will be dark or under-exposed.

 

When you shoot outdoors, in the sunlight, the exposures are always about 1/1000 second to 1/2000 second.  That is too short an exposure time to be useful for 35mm fill flash.

 


 

35mm camera shooters can never use "Fill Flash" outdoors because of their focal plane shutters.  It would be useless.

 

35mm cameras are good for family cameras, sports, fashion, breaking news and police work.  The pictures produced can't be blown up very much so, the 35mm cameras must be used in situations where a large, high definition print won't be needed.

 

35mm cameras have a larger range of ISO sensitivity settings and shutter speeds.  Some of these cameras can go up to ASA1,500 and they can shoot at 1/4,000 of a second.

 

My Hassy's stop at ASA 800 and 1/800th of a second.

 

35mm can shoot in lower light situations than can my Hassy's.

 

35mm cameras are better with sports, like indoor basketball, because of the higher shutter speeds. 

 

Nothing moves that fast at a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah...

 


 

Hasselblad, cameras have their shutters in each of the lenses.  This permits fill flash use at any shutter speed.  That produces a higher quality picture.  It also makes each lens cost about $4,000.00.

 

I use the very powerful Lumedyne flash system.  This gives me hundreds of powerful, 400ws, flashes per battery.  This produces reliable, colorful, brilliant pictures during the day or evening.   I control the quality of my flash light with a huge, on-camera, soft box.  This produces soft, beautiful skin tones and no sharp shadows behind my subjects. 

 

All of my fill flash pictures have the little catch light sparkles in the eyes.

 


 

Cell Phones

Due to technology, pixel type and density, there are cell phones out there that have a higher resolution than do some point-and-shoot digital, 35mm cameras.

These 12 million pixel cellular wonders are all over the place.  They do take a pretty nice picture, for a cell phone.  Obviously, they are not commercial quality.  However, they do serve a purpose and a lot of cell phone pictures have been sold for commercial use.

Cell phones can go places a normal 35mm camera can't, such as into a monster truck rally or a concert.  Some actually have flashes.  No, their picture quality is pretty low but they can certainly get the job done.


 

Phase One  

 

These are $40,000.00, high-tech devices that use individually hand-made light sensors.  Literally, there is no finer digital system in the world.  These are not mass produced, hence their extraordinary costs and results. 

 

The Phase One light sensors are two or three times the size of  the typical 35mm light receptors.  This produces pictures with an incredible range of color, refined edge detail and high definition. 

 


 Digital Picture File Types

 

All digital cameras, regardless of camera size, store their picture details as electronic, computer information. This digital information must be stored in a digital file.  There are only two basic types of digital picture files available: RAW and JPEG.

 

 

The less expensive 35mm cameras use less sophisticated computers, plastic/glass lenses and mass produced light sensors.  They can only store their digital picture data as simple, rudimentary, highly compressed, tiny JPEG files.  They contain very little digital information.  As such, these JPEG files do not need to be processed before being printed, as a JPEG print.  You can go directly from the camera to a JPEG print machine.

 

 

The more sophisticated 35mm cameras can record their digital images as EITHER refined, complex "RAW" files or the smaller JPEG files... or both.  "RAW" files are pure, unprocessed, computer information.  "RAW" files must be converted into JPEG and TIFF files, using my desktop, dual-quad computer system, before they can be used for anything.

 

 

RAW file conversions take an extra amount of time to post process, in a computer, after the event is over.  That's the "rub".  A lot of photographers do not want to "waste" any more time working on a project than is necessary.

 

Most 35mm photographers program their 35mm cameras to shoot "High Quality JPEG" files only.  These 35mm camera-original JPEG files are about 2-4mb in size.  Their in-camera computer does the processing for them.  It also does the compression and color corrections, if it has been told what to do.

 

There are those who dispute the image quality differences between JPEG and RAW originals.  Then I show them my 16x20 RAW samples...  I enjoy watching them compare colors and edge details.  Every single pro who has looked at my samples wishes that they could afford a Hassy and a Phase 22 or 60 million pixel back system.

 

They can only wish to get my results from their 35mm systems.

 

I would be pleased to compare images with anyone in the country.

 

There is no comparison.

 


Once a JPEG, always a JPEG 

 


 

My Hasselblad H1 cameras and 22 or 60 million pixel Phase One digital recorders only shoot 25mb or 65mb RAW files.  These RAW files are the most complex RAW files in the industry.

 


For every single color recorded by a simple 35mm camera, my complex Hasselblad records 16 different colors and shades of color.


 

When I shoot a white wedding dress or a black tux, my RAW files record all of the wonderful tones, colors and shadows that make that expensive wedding dress stand out.  The little, compressed, 35mm JPEG files only record one color of white. So their white dresses are flat, blown-out, solid white.

 

That is why my pictures look so good.  I can count white threads in my white dresses. 

 

My black tux jackets actually have visual details in the black fabrics.  I can count the threads that hold the little black buttons on the jacket.  I can see the black tux pocket and the black lapels, folds and sleeves.  Simple 35mm JPEG files will only record a black tux jacket as a massive amount of solid black.

 


 

I use a Photoflex soft box around my on-camera flash.  That produces a soft, controlled, wide angle, wrap-around light that makes skin tones delicious and fully transparent. 

 

That helps me control my exposures, colors and details.  That produces sharp, vibrant, high definition pictures.


The bigger my pictures get, the better they look.


 

Post-production

 

This is where the magic happens.

 

This is where a good picture becomes a great print.

 

After each of my pictures have been taken, their RAW files have to be processed.  I shoot huge, High Definition, 25mb or 65mb RAW picture files.  Nothing can be done with these RAW files until they have been converted into JPEG and TIFF files.

 

 

All of my converted JPEG and TIFF files get some amount of basic Photoshop time.  This is where I selectively edit, crop and sharpen every single picture, before you receive it.

 


 

Off-camera Flash

In addition to using the best cameras in the world, I also use powerful, on and off-camera, studio-quality, Lumedyne and Speedotron flash systems.  I combine these professional lighting systems with huge umbrellas and soft boxes.

 

The umbrellas are used to reflect or to bounce the intense flash light into my subjects or all over a ballroom.  Softboxes do the same thing but to a greater degree.  These are mounted on huge, wheeled floor stands, so they can be moved around during the events.  This is how the soft shadows are created on my  brides and kids faces.

 


 

This is just one more reason why my bride's dresses look so good. 

 


 

To top it off, so to speak, I always bring a 6' and an 8' ladder.  These ladders give me an aerial perch and a different vantage point. 

 

That is how I get such wonderful dance and group shots.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am honored to offer this wide range of professional services to you;

 

 

Aerial Photography, Legal Photography, Medical Photography, Industrial Photography, Commercial Photography, Advertising Photography, Food Photography, Architectural Photography, Product Photography, Construction Photography, Scientific Photography, Public Relations Photography, Political Photography and Special Events Photography services. 

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The best cameras make the best pictures. 

Always have.  Always will.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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Thank you for your time and your consideration.  I appreciate this opportunity to present my work to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the last 38 years, I have personally photographed more than 6,500 Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Debutante Balls, Private Parties and Corporate Special Events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what I was born to do. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my events have only lasted for an hour or so while others have gone on for more than 80 hours, spread out over several months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have worked with Representatives from the White House, Congress and Senate, as well as with government agencies, law firms, construction companies, helicopter companies, medical centers, ad agencies, national corporations, local businesses, non-profits and with thousands of individual families.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  My goal, in every assignment, is to capture the very soul of everyone and everything that I shoot.  I am fast, quiet, obsessively detail oriented and professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  I will shoot from 150-200 pictures PER HOUR!  I will shoot anything you wish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  You will own and you will receive everything that I will graciously create for you and your family.  I will own nothing.   

 

 

 

.  The Copyrights, for your images, will be transferred to you, upon payment in full.  I will retain a limited reuse authorization, allowing me to use your images to help market my services online, in related publications, in my trade show booth and in my meetings.  Nothing will ever be offered to anyone, at any time or for any reason, for reuse or sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  I will charge you $150.00 per hour, with a 1-hour minimum, plus expenses and Sales Tax.  Beyond that 1-hour minimum, I will bill you in 15-minute (quarter-hour) increments.  If you only need 3 and a half hours work, you will only be billed for 3 and a half hours work, plus processing, expenses and Sales Tax.  With my help, you will decide, for yourselves, exactly how much time you will need to buy.

 

 

 

 

.  If you want to simply set a budget ceiling, it will be very easy to set up your entire timeline.  I will not exceed your budget ceiling.  Just let me know how much you want to spend.  We'll assemble your timeline based on your budget.

 

 

 

 

 

.  Depending on how much actual time you buy, I offer thousands of dollars worth of FREE gifts, including free time, free helicopter rides, free meals and free pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  If you are active military, the least I can do, to show my utmost appreciation, is to give you 50% off of your final cost for my services.

 

 

 

 

 

.  I can work with almost any budget.

 

 

 

 

.  I will charge you an additional flat rate of $300.00 to "post-process" all of your original 25mb or 65mb RAW picture files.  This post-production, RAW file conversion process, has to be done and it takes me an extra day or two to complete.

 

 

 

 

.  As required by the State of California, Rule #1528, Sales Taxes will be charged for all of my time and materials, for in-State assignments.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  This is my company, I will be your photographer and I will work alone unless the job is too large for me to complete in the time allowed.    I never sub-contract with other photographers.  I don't need an assistant, which will save you money.  I don't need a second shooter.  Normally, I can create more worthwhile, emotional, beautifully composed pictures, shooting by myself, than can a team of two or three less-qualified, 35mm shooters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  I routinely shoot more beautiful, properly composed, properly exposed, sharp, high-definition, color-balanced, memorable, emotional, usable images than do competing teams of two or three less-qualified, less experienced, quality-challenged, 35mm camera shooters, at any event.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  I will arrive a couple of hours early, or, in the case of a Destination Event, a couple of days early, at your event, at no extra cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  I will be honored to personally shoot, post-process, Photoshop, sharpen and deliver all of your files.  No one else works for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  I will shoot your wonderful, high definition pictures with the best cameras in the world... Hasselblad H1's.  These are 22 or 60 million pixel, medium format, commercial-grade cameras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  I will use my studio-quality, soft, flattering, body-wrapping, Lumedyne, on-camera flash system.  I will also use multiple, powerful, Lumedyne, off-camera flash systems, with huge umbrellas and "soft boxes" to light up dark reception ballrooms.  This is what makes my ballroom pictures look so good.  These are the same kinds of lights and controls used for professional magazine shots.

 

 

 

 

 

.  NOTHING will be shot with the smaller, lower cost, consumer-grade, lower quality, 35mm cameras.  35mm cameras can't synchronize their little 35mm cameras with their tiny flash units, at higher shutter speeds.  So, 35mm shooters don't use "flash fill" and that makes their pictures look boring, dull and dark, especially outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  All of your incredible pictures will be color-balanced, cleaned, cropped, density-controlled, Photoshopped and sharpened before you ever see them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  In about a week, you will receive and you will own all of your original RAW picture files and all of your converted, 300dpi, JPEG and TIFF files.  All of your files will be transferred to your external, USB3, Western Digital 500GB hard drive. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  You'll be able to print your own sharp pictures at my preferred professional photo lab, called "A.V. Partners", in Santa Ana (949.955.3699) or at any professional photo lab in the country...  or I can do it all for you.

 

 

 

 

 

.  Your professionally-printed, Fuji, luster-surfaced,  Crystal Archive, photographic, 8x10 prints will only cost about $2.50/each.  16x20 Fuji prints will only cost you about $12.00/each. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  You do NOT need to buy an album from me or from anyone else.  However, if you want an album, you can build your own or, through me, you can buy any album, from any manufacturer in the world... at wholesale prices.  Beautiful, professional album materials start at about $500.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.  If you would like my help designing a beautiful "Coffee Table" album, I will charge $100.00 per hour for any of my professional album design services.  There are as many different albums and album design ideas as there are people to buy them.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would love to meet with you at your home, office, church, temple or hotel lobby.  You will be able to see, with your own eyes, the amazing colors and details of my huge, 16x20 and 20x24 sample pictures.  I urge you to compare my work with anything you have seen from any other photographer around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be no pressure, no obligation and no cost for this first meeting.  It will be my pleasure to meet with you and your family. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm not a picture "salesman".  I'm just a professional photographer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My wonderful work speaks for itself.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

And, I offer thousands of dollars worth of FREE stuff, including helicopter tours, meals, pictures and time.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

I am honored to offer this wide range of professional services to you;

 

 

Aerial Photography, Legal Photography, Medical Photography, Industrial Photography, Commercial Photography, Advertising Photography, Food Photography, Architectural Photography, Product Photography, Construction Photography, Scientific Photography, Public Relations Photography, Political Photography and Special Events Photography services. 

Low cost San Diego County professional photographers, low cost San Diego County 22 million pixel digital photographers, low cost San Diego County 60 million pixel digital photographers, low cost San Diego County wedding photographers, low cost San Diego County bar mitzvah photographers, low cost San Diego County bat mitzvah photographers, low cost San Diego County special event photographers, low cost San Diego County event photographers, low cost San Diego County corporate special event photographers,  low cost San Diego County red carpet photographers, low cost San Diego County debutante ball photographers, low cost San Diego County medium format photographers, low cost San Diego County large format photographers, low cost San Diego County digital photographers, low cost San Diego County Hasselblad photographers, low cost San Diego County Phase One digital photographers, low cost San Diego County debutante ball photographers, low cost San Diego County photographers. 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 


 

 

Hasselblad on the moon

 


 

Hasselblad on the moon

 


 

 

Typical "Large Format" Sinar and Linhoff, 4x5 and 8x10 camera


 

 

One of the first 1940's, "Medium Format" Box film cameras

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My legendary, Hasselblad H1 medium format camera

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

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Hasselblad on the moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The following  dogs and cats are just some of my best friends.  It is an honor to work with them. They, also, just happen to be available for adoption at The Animal Assistance League of Orange County.  The  Animal Assistance League (AALOC) is the largest and the oldest, no-kill, non-profit, humane animal rescue and adoption center, education center and kennel...  in all of Orange County, California.  We routinely take care of more than 200 cats and dogs, both on site and in our various foster homes.  We have several animal care programs and low-cost vet service programs to help all of the animals in Orange County. 

All of our cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, micro chipped and medically up to speed before they are adopted out.  We are always 100% full.  Whenever we adopt one of our little guests out to a new family, we always fill the void left behind, with another wonderful cat or dog, from any one of a variety of sources.  If you are looking for a new cat or dog buddy, please keep in mind that there are more than 700 dogs available for adoption for every 100 families who are looking to adopt.  Every month, 60,000 dogs are euthanized in California alone.  Across the nation, 70,000 new baby puppies are born every day.

 

Please consider adopting your next "Best Friend" from the Animal Assistance League of Orange County.  We have a wide range of wonderful, loveable, cats and dogs, from 3 pound poodles to 130 pound Saint Bernards.  They all need a couch and some love.

 

 

If you have a little extra time, we always need volunteers to help nurture our little buddies.  I guarantee that they will fill that void in your life.  We have what you need.

 

 

And, since we are a non-profit ( 501 3c), we can always use an extra dollar or two.  We sponsor several fundraiser events during the year and would love to put you on our mailing list.  Between surgeries, welfare, spay and neuter programs, education, marketing and the day-to-day care costs, we have an annual budget that exceeds a million dollars.  Please think of us once and a while. 

 

 

We are located at 15102 Jackson Street, in Midway City, California, 92655.  We can be reached at 714.893.4393.  www.aaloc.org

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For the last 38 years, I have personally photographed more than 6,000 Bar Mitzvahs,  Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Debutante Balls, Red Carpet Events, Corporate Special Events and Private Parties of all sorts.  I use high definition, Hasselblad H1, medium format cameras and Linhoff large format cameras with Phase One, 22 million pixel and 60 million pixel digital "Backs".  I shoot 25mb and 65mb RAW files only.  

 Low cost San Diego photographers, low cost San Diego 22 million pixel digital photos, low cost San Diego 60 million pixel digital photos, low cost San Diego San Diego professional photographers, low cost San Diego wedding photographers, low cost San Diego bar mitzvah photographers, low cost San Diego bat mitzvah photographers, low cost San Diego special event photographers, low cost San Diego event photographers, low cost San Diego red carpet photographers, low cost San Diego California debutante ball photographers, low cost San Diego medium format photographers, low cost San Diego large format photographers, low cost San Diego digital photographers, low cost San Diego Hasselblad photographers, low cost San Diego Phase One digital photographers, low cost San Diego debutante ball photographers, low cost San Diego photographers.  I am a proud Board Member for the AALOC, Animal Assistance League, animal assistance league of orange county, animal adoptions, cat adoptions dog adoptions, no kill animal rescues and no kill animal shelters.  

I offer thousands of dollars worth of FREE services, FREE helicopter rides, FREE meals and FREE pictures.

I will give Active Military personnel a 50% discount on all of my professional photography services.

I guarantee that you have never seen sharp, High Definition pictures like these before.

 

 

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