Q: What made you want to become a photographer?
A: I don’t know what made me become a photographer. Seeing images no one else could actually feel is something that drew me to photography. Being inside a wave with a GoPro, not a lot of people actually know what that feels like or even looks like and I wanted to share that with others.
Q: How and why are you using Lume Cubes in your work?
A: I use Lume Cubes when I shoot a lot of Astro images and especially when I shoot Macro. The ability to move the lighting and adjust the amount of lighting is essential to getting a quality shot. Lume Cubes are totally waterproof so I use them in the water a lot as well.
Q: Who are you inspired by?
A: I was inspired by Shaun Smith and Beau Johnson and their wave photos with their GoPro’s. My mind was blown by seeing their glassy images of waves doing incredible things.
Q: If you weren’t a photographer? What would you be instead?
A: I am actually not a photographer, I have a full-time JOB in the automotive industry. One day I’ll become a photographer, need a lot more practice and time.
Q: If you could only shoot with ONE lens-type for the rest of your life, which would it be? Fisheye, wide-angle, prime, zoom, macro, or a telephoto lens?
A: If I had one lens…. I think it would be the 70-200mm f2.8.This lens is pretty versatile and I love the compression the lens provides when zooming all the way in.
Q: What is your go-to camera?
A: Sony A7Riii, I’ve been a Sony shooter since the first A6000 came out.
Q: How do you keep your photos fresh and new?
A: TRAVEL! Right now I am a little stagnate with always having to photograph our beautiful San Diego coastline, I know it sounds ridiculous. Change things up, shoot with one lens for the day and just have fun. If you’re not having fun, don’t do it!
Q: You have an undeniable passion for life, how do you stay positive? Any tips?
A: Having health issues many years ago, I know what it feels like to almost have everything taken from you. Only one outlook on life now, ALOHA ALWAYS! I try and spend a lot of time with my family and MAKE time for my friends. Time is more precious than anything else you can give another human being!
Q: What is your preferred editing software?
A: I’m not too savvy on editing software so I usually stick to Lightroom.
Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Costa Rican Blend Cafe!
Q: If you could photograph anything in the world (person, place, thing, etc), what would it be?
A: Elephants in Africa
Q: What is your favorite thing about Photography?
A: The ability to capture moments others may never have seen before and have them feel like they were there with me.
Q: What is your least favorite thing about Photography?
A: EXPENSIVE AF! LOL
Q: Where is the next place that you want to shoot with Lume Cubes at and how would you use the Cubes?
A: Paris in March at night!
Q: Any pieces of advice for someone that is just starting out in the photography world?
A: Practice, Practice, Practice… Never get down on yourself, no one is perfect and you’ll learn something new every time you bring your camera out!