What a great Saturday spent in San Antonio, my first official business in SA. Brent Strom from the Houston Astros, excuse me, World Series Champion Houston Astros. He is their Pitching Coach, so listening to some of the gamesmanship inside stories had everyone's full attention. These kids had so much one on one time with him & the other coaches, they were very lucky to know Ryan Murphy (event organizer) & catch this camp in it's infant stages. There's no way it isn't going to be huge, moving forward. So, thanks Tony Chavez of GK Boxing for the invite, looking forward to the next camp!
It's gonna be like the 12 days of Christmas for this fight, lol. I have enough pictures for each day leading up to the fight December 1st. Gonna be funny. Haven't done a marketing campaign like this before. It wasn't planned, I just had so many good photos from the photo session, I wanted to show them all. So, I will have to be a little creative, so they don't all look the same. Looking forward to it....
Not really stepping into a new world, here. I have always enjoyed architectural photography. I enjoy working with the photos in Photoshop. Based out of the Houston area, real estate properties & designer projects are my interests. As well as product photography. I guess I should say, all aspects of business, photography. Commercial Photography.
Well, it is now 4am.... Up all night working on my website, uploading pictures, changing the format, wondering what the hell am I doing, say to myself "dang I need another computer to do all this faster....." So, the sun was sun was setting last night & it started to rain. It was really beautiful lighting as the sun was shining through the evening shower, this picture does no justice! I tried the wide angle lens that I have, but ended up using my old trusty Nikon 24-140 f4 that has all the bells & whistles Nikon had to offer like 6 years ago, lol. Anyway, here's your moment of Zen!
Here is another pic from the Deep Ellum area of Dallas, TX.
The overpasses actually looked pretty cool, but they were overpowering the subject a bit. The color was very yellow as well. So, I removed all the yellow out of the photo, copied it & pasted it a few times, masked it a few times, cut out the subject matter with pen tool & added some misty blur. "Dream" right? IDK.
I just start doing stuff & then before I know it, I have invested a bunch of time into a picture. So, at that point it HAS to work out or I just wasted a bunch of time! I like this one. But, I guess that is only my opinion.
Well, it's been a while since I was at the event... I think about a year, haha. I posted the photos & even a video that I made, on their facebook group page. They could use some better editing & a lesson learned; a member of the event looked at the photos I was showing them & mentioned they wanted the black light body paint to show up the most. Well, I changed the way I was taking them & the quality suffered a bit. So, just need to trust your gut sometimes. But, I was pretty proud that I got as many photos as I did & a video. There are some other photos, I'll try to post them soon...
Another LUXE Magazine assignment to cover the grand opening of Ashore Chandeliers. An amazing showroom as you walk in, the craftsmanship & creativity is on display immediately. Various sizes & styles matched with great furniture pieces. Wow, if you have a ranch style home, Ashore, for sure. If you want a Texan style, prestigious feel....
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I am now posting & creating all the posters from the event. I have just about everyone’s fight, except for the early fights on Saturday. I missed a couple of the Sunday fights around the 28-32 bout range… I am posting them first to my Facebook.com/DownpourPromotion first, just because it is easier for me to share them & have people share them. I only have the bout sheets for the weekend, but I was there on Friday. So, if you know the names of any of the kids, let me know. I like to put their names on the photos. “Like” my Facebook page! I am trying to be all the local events that I can possibly make! I can come to your gym, help you with your social media, website & improve the look of your marketing. I also do a wide variety of photography, keep me in mind; wedding, real estate, boating sales, auto sales, business, portrait, events, etc. I LOVE to do it! Get in touch with me.
Jay had a very disappointing Olympic Trials. That’s life, young man. There were a lot of win streaks that came to an end that week for a lot of fighters. Pick yourself up, you made it there. You will always have that, the rest of your life. There are plenty of wins in your future! I am looking forward to following Jay’s career.
Rocky Juarez told me the other day about Jay, “when Jay is on, I don’t think he could be beat,” “if Jay came to me & said he lost at “his best” I’d ask who it was that beat him, because he is going to be a future world champion.
If you come to spar with one of Coach Martinez’s kids, you’re going to get some work done. He has teamed up with #GabeBernal (strength & conditioning) to get these young aspiring fighters, elite amateurs into professional form as wells as getting them to world class stages. Like the US Men’s Olympic Trials & the Junior National Championships in Reno, NV. Dedication, fund raising, feeding, driving kids around, finding them jobs…I can’t promise that for every fighter, but those are just a few of the lengths that Coach Martinez has gone for his athletes. You better be 100% committed, because he is 110% committed.
The lighting isn’t always the greatest for photography, but it is great for photography, haha.
View the photos on this site linked here for better viewing…. >>> Coach Martinez’s Photo Album! <<<