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…

Huntington Beach

Life’s A Beach I know how lucky I am. I live near the beach. I have a lovely wife. I really enjoy my work producing high quality photographs for corporate clients. Sometimes people act surprised to hear that I have never surfed. I have been here most of my life. I have blond hair. I do like…

Environmental Portraits

More and more these days people are recognizing the importance of using high quality Executive Portraits and Corporate Branding images when representing themselves and their businesses.

Above are some examples of environmental portraits I photographed recently for a client in Lake Forest that asked me to help them do just that.

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.

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…

Event Photography

Event photography of new technology at UCI I enjoy event photography. Photographing an event gives me a chance to work on my feet. I get to produce story telling images. Event photography reminds me of the times I worked producing photographs for newspapers and magazines. There are two kinds of people in this world, Macintosh and…

Hire a Professional Event Photographer

I asked my contact where they expected the student and facility to be standing during the all-important passing of the diploma. They suggested an area in front of a projection screen (ouch!). I suggested another area two feet to the right that provided a floral background and lights. I then taped down some business cards showing them exactly where to stand. I asked them stand for a test shot and showed them the difference (much better).

Green Screen Photography

This is called Chroma-Key technology or Green Screen. Basically a green colored background is used (blue works also) for the photo. This makes it easier to drop out and replace with whatever other background is required.

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…

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…

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…