My first magazine article, ever(!) was published in the September/October issue of Carlsbad Magazine. The article is about a local surf shop and includes my photos, too. I poured my heart and soul into this little article, and I’m pretty happy with it. (The shop’s tagline is “Purveyors of Rad,” hence all the “rad” in the article.)

I also shot photos for a story on an English pub. These were my first food shots, and also my first night/indoor shoot for the magazine. I learned a lot after seeing the images printed. Newbie mistake: I edited the photos like I do my real estate photos — as if the viewer would see them on a computer screen. Printed images always appear darker than their onscreen counterparts. Mine turned out a smidge too dark, in my opinion. I received only praise for the images from my higher ups, but I think I can do better next time.

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  • The surf shop story can be read here.
  • The English pub photos can be seen up close here.

The upcoming November/December issue will include my story and photos about a local florist, my photos of a pair of triathletes (a mom and daughter), my shots of a local restaurant and possibly a few more photos here and there. Exciting! ☼