Other than going to a few restaurants and bars on the Santa Monica pier, I've never spent much time just cruising around. It was an enjoyable day, taking in the sites and sounds of the carnival atmosphere while photographing Jose & Susana. The first photo is my favorite; it was fun watching them play around on the swing as the sun was setting. The sun sets earlier due to the high hill tops to the north.
Shorline Village is such a charming location. The shops are painted in different shades of color & it surrounds the marina. Each corner offers something different and you don't have to go far to get a variety of images. There's so much energy since it's near the convention center & on top of it all there's one of my favorite restaurants. Of course I hit the Yardhouse for some strawberry blonde beer and lettuce wraps.
Headed out to one of my favorite spots in San Pedro to try various lighting techniques. Although I love natural lighting, off camera lighting, etc. can really change or enhance the look. Similating natural sun light is what's needed with all this May mush and June gloom in the air. Here are some of my favorite shots. I really like the first headshot montage.