Entries by Joe Randeen

Generational Family

Every photoshoot has its unique joys that come along with them:  meeting new people, getting reacquainted with old friends, documenting a multi generational family, etc. With this shoot, I benefited from all of these. Martin is a friend from high school.  A few years back we reconnected via Facebook.  He’s a little bit further ahead [...]

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

When photographing families, especially families with young children, I find myself reminding the parents – “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” (Pun intended).  Most people are not comfortable with having a camera pointing at them, even more so young kids. There are those “hams” that love to show off and have fun but, it’s not the [...]

Before They Moved

Before they moved, I had to opportunity to photograph this wonderful family.  A loving couple with two really fun boys makes for a wonderful afternoon.  This shoot took place in Downtown Fullerton, a place that offers really nice backdrops.  At one point we were even offered a bicycle to use in the shoot.  Hey, why [...]

Great Year With The Band

I am nearly finished spending a great year photographing BOSS (Bands of Santiago Sharks).  These young musicians led by Kris Parish and Joe Dudek comprise the award-winning bands that have marched in the Rose Parade and performed at Carnegie Hall, just to name two. It started off just before school started, at “band camp”.  Three [...]

Those Pesky Limbs

I’m sure you have heard the cliche, “the devil is in the details.” That is certainly true in photography.  Those pesky limbs, or evil tree branches that pop up out of nowhere in our photos.  What can we do?  Often we resort to Photoshop, Lightroom or some other form of photo editing software to fix [...]

Moon Shot

A couple of nights ago, while walking into my kitchen I saw this beautiful moon outside my back window.  It was dusk, slightly hazy and the moon hung just above this leafless tree.  I had to get the moon shot. What you don’t see in this shot are the rooftops of my neighbors homes, for [...]

Priestly Portrait

Here’s a shot for recent portrait shot. The end use of this portrait shot was for a website “About Us” page. Kevin was recently ordained and interning at an Anglican Church is Orange County [Holy Trinity Anglican Church] The morning started off foggy and dark but 40 minutes after arrival the sun broke free.  I [...]