Wednesday, December 12, 2007


So I had my first freelance gig in the Bay Area with a newspaper finally publish. I had covered one assignment already, but it will not be published till the end of the month.

I was the go-to-guy for a Friday night showdown between two prep football powerhouses, Oak Grove and Gilroy High Schools in the Central Coast Section Open Final Championship game. I was on assignment for the Blossom Valley Times, which is part of Times Media Inc.

It was a cold night at San Jose City College, but an awesome game that led to me getting two front page photos, a story and four inside photos.

Boy, have I missed the newspaper life. I missed the fresh stories, the interaction with people, and the excitement of the events themselves. It was nice not to be in an office all day, and even nicer to be making money.

Monday, December 3, 2007


With the holidays right upon us, I thought I would treat myself to an early Christmas present.
I picked up a D200 early last week, sticking with Nikon (like I would ever change) and taking advantage of all those people selling their older Nikon cameras back to get the new D300.

I would have loved getting a new D300 or even a new D200, but being the poor college student I am, I decided to save the $500-$1000 for a lens and go used. I always said that I would always buy a new camera, but the price was right and I have no complaints with the D200 so far. Shot the photo on this post yesterday.

Next, I am going to have to add a little more to my lens collection and then my Strobist kit.

What's on your holiday wish list?