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The Pixels in Pete's World · 1M ago

Faces of 2016

Over the course of a year, I’m quite surprised at times at the variety of faces my camera sees. The majority of these are portraits. Some are subjects I’ve photographed previously. Others, a...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 3M ago

Encore High School Holiday Festival 2016

Excitement was in the air by the time I arrived around 7:30 am last Saturday. The Life Arts building, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside wa...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 5M ago

Portraits on display at Back to the Grind

It’s been a while since I put up some fresh work. This time around, I am also displaying 4 pictures from students who attended my Small Flash Lighting workshop, Steve Fetbrandt, Debbie Redfe...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 6M ago

Practice isn’t just for beginners but also seasoned practitioners

Over the years I’ve been extremely fortunate to have met and photographed a lot of faces. Many of these weren’t paid jobs but just collaborations or what is frequently called “Time For Print...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 7M ago

Happy Fourth of July

Flags are extremely strong symbols. We all respond to it. Stick the Stars and Stripes to just about anything and it has our attention. So this Fourth of July as I was sitting home contemplat...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 8M ago

UCR CHASS graduation 2016

Like years past, I favored covering a graduation in the evening versus the early morning sessions. I requested a 6 pm graduation and I was assigned the commencement for  College of Humanitie...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 9M ago

Developing an eye for quality lighting starts with learning to light

If you asked me which among all the skills in photography takes the longest to acquire, I would say it’s the ability to find and utilize where the good light is in any scene. It doesn’t come...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 10M ago

Outdoor portraits using high shutter speed sync outdoors

When photographing people  outdoors, besides the esthetics of your location,  the time of the day is probably the single biggest factor in determining how good your picture will look. Lighti...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 11M ago

High School Senior Portrait 2–Water Polo player Nicholas Barba

Generally speaking high school girls don’t mind having their pictures taken as much as boys. So when Nicholas’ mum Staci approached me about doing her son’s senior portrait, I sort of expect...
The Pixels in Pete's World · 11M ago

High School Senior Portrait 1–Water Polo player Nicholas Barba

I’ve always loved challenging myself when it comes to photography. Whether it was getting in on a plane in a dogfight or rappelling off a cliff, having a camera in those instances meant I co...