USARC Peak 2 Peak 20

Peak 2 Peak 20 Slideshow from www.atempletonphoto.com on Vimeo.   Peak 2 Peak is an annual bicycle ride through central California to raise money to help support the non profit United States Adaptive Recreation Center. USARC is recognized as one of the leading organizations dedicated to providing outdoor recreation possibilities to people with physical or cognitive disabilities. Early October for the…

Sports Photography Is A Day At The Beach

Last weekend, one of the first sunny weekends in a while, Professional Beach Volleyball was taking over the sand and I was asked to photograph it. Misty May-Treanor, Nicole Branagh, April Ross, Jennifer Kessy, Todd Rogers, Phil Dalhausser, John Hyden and Sean Scott to name a few. The best beach volleyball players in the world and I am front row.

Snapshots are cool

Keep your eyes open for snapshots. I consider myself to be a professional. Yes I went to college. I have all the latest pro gear. I don’t do snapshots. Well maybe sometimes. I spent the last couple of weeks putting together a new website  that does a better “job” in displaying my “work”. Like some lucky people…

Professional Photography TIFF vs JPEG

Professional Photography Sorry if you were looking for the gossip on a celebrity marriage gone bad, but TIFF and JPEG are not to be confused with people fighting over who gets to keep the Major League Baseball team, but rather file formats for digital images. But there is still confusion. When I’m talking to clients…

Portrait Posing

If Andy is your photographer, he will direct you into various poses so that you will get an attractive portrait. For the most part you don’t have to worry about anything…still there are a couple of points you may want to consider in advance and a couple of points that will help you understand why Andy may want to adjust the lighting or have you turn a different way.

Portrait Photography – Preparation Is the Key

Being a professional photographer is more than just pushing the button on an expensive camera. Photography takes preparation, skills and the right tools. And a little luck doesn’t hurt either.

I went to their web site to view some of the photos we would be mimicking. I have a background available close to their desired color, check. Cameras working, check. Lenses clean, check. Batteries charged, check. Gas in the car, check. Shoes polished, check.

Photography Post Production

Professional Photography Post Production There are several steps that take place after the photo shoot. The time professional photography post production consumes can range from fifteen minutes to several hours. Depending on what needs to be accomplished. For my clients, this time is generally accounted for in the cost of the photo shoot. That is…

Photography Backgrounds

Backgrounds can be a make or break element in your photograph. They should be like spices in your favorite soup. Too much and that is all you notice, not enough and your creation is bland.

Photographing Orange County’s Wildflowers

Photographing Orange County’s Wildflowers A couple of days ago I was given the chance to venture into some of the wilderness areas that surround Orange County. Vast acres kept behind locked gates accessible only to stewards of the pristine environment, power line maintenance crews, or on occasion a privileged tour.   The Irvine Ranch Conservancy…