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Journey to Tokyo (2017):  Part 3 - Car Life

What car events happen during the week of Tokyo Auto Salon?  Where are the best meets?  How do you get there?  If you're not sure of what to do or where to go, check out this post for annual events that happen every year before the show.    Part 3 - Car Life In the last post, we explored what car life is like hours before Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (TAS2017) at M[...]

Journey to Tokyo (2017):  Part 2 - 35mm Car Life

What's car life like hours before Tokyo Auto Salon?  Take a sneak peak as I visit  (株)メイクオーバー or Makeover Co.,Ltd .  Views from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku from Part 1 of Journey to Tokyo (2017).  Just FYI, this post will be just about cars so skip on to the next post or just close this tab because it's either mildly interesting or bor[...]

Journey to Tokyo (2017):  Part 1 – 35mm Life Trip to Japan

"How was your trip to Japan?  How much did the trip to Japan cost?  Do you have an itinerary of your trip to Japan?" These were the most common questions I got asked after coming back from Japan.  So I'll do my best to answer these questions below in Journey to Tokyo (2017)...   "How was your trip to Japan?" Finally back home from my trip to Tokyo, Japan, I[...]

2016:  A Year in Photographs

2016 - My first year of being freelance full time was a bit nerve-wracking.  I didn't have any bookings in advance and most were last minute gigs.  The business aspect of freelance has been interesting as well.  Let's see how 2017 pans out.  Until then, enjoy some of my favorites images from 2016.  Took a personal vacation trip to [...]

Summer to Winter In A Lamborghini Huracan - Houston Automotive Photography

How do you take a Lamborghini Huracan from a warm climate to winter wonderland in a couple of hours?  Photoshop of course... The original photo was actually shot earlier in the summer and Ted at EVS Motors asked if I could make the shop a holiday card.  I've learned most if not all the tools in photoshop, so this was a good test to see how creative I could get with[...]

Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 / GT86 - Houston Automotive Photography

One of the best looking RWD platforms out there today is the hyped up Scion FR-S.  Check out some photos I took near Paper Co. Cafe.   I've owned this car for just a little over 4 years now and I'm pretty happy with it.  I'm nearing 75k miles now and the only major tune ups you should look out for are spark plugs, clutch (throwout bearing), [...]

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Lens Review - 35mm Life

Are you in the market for an autofocus lens that handles low light well with sharp, contrasty images?  Check out my short review of the Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM lens.  If you're reading this then you're probably in the market for a 35mm lens or just wanted to see real life image samples from the Sigma lens.  Feel free to check out the images, but pay attention to the[...]

Day Trip to Austin, TX - 50mm Life

Austin, TX - "hill country" or the capitol of Texas, is about 2 - 2.5 hrs away from Houston depending where you're driving from.  I had planned to make a day trip to Austin for awhile now, but found a reason to do it much sooner...I had bought a set of wheels online from a seller in California.  The plan was to get some friends to pick up the wheels and ship them [...]

Tommy Le's 1989 RWB Inspired Toyota MR2 - Houston Automotive Photography

Check out a few stills from Tommy Le's 1989 Toyota MR2 in Downtown Houston.  A very short, but fun shoot late at night.  Read about the video shoot theme HERE. A little background on Tommy's MR2..... DTP:  "What year is your Toyota MR2" TL:  "1989" DTP:  "Engine?" TL:  "Same as your old AE86. 16v 4AGE." DTP:  "Nice. When did you get it?" TL:   "[...]