Bomb Pop “Behind the Scenes” / Social Media Event

National Bomb Pop Day – Making of a YouTube Video – Day 2

National Bomb Pop Day: Making of a YouTube Video at the Santa Monica Pier When receiving the assignment from PR Newswire to do a corporate branding/consumer event on the Santa Monica Pier, with brand ambassadors handing out frozen treats to visitors, my reaction was, “What a fun idea … Let’s do this!” 😀 I love events where I get to directly interact with the “audience.” It’s completely … Continue reading National Bomb Pop Day – Making of a YouTube Video – Day 2

Mermaid Melody teaches how to sign in "Mermaid"

How To Throw A Mermaid Dance Party

In short … call Catalina Mermaid at Sheroes Entertainment! As part of the fun at the 31st Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California mermaids and pirates entertained guests from both a swim tank as well as in the courtyard, where kids could get up close and ask all they questions they could come up with! When on dry land, … Continue reading How To Throw A Mermaid Dance Party

The Brig Pilgrim off of Dana Point Headlands leads the Sunset Parade of Tall Ships

Brig Pilgrim off Dana Point Headlands

The Sunset Parade of Tall Ships on Friday evening, September 11, 2015, was the opening event for the 31st Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. As we prepare the full photo gallery for the parade, we thought you might enjoy a photo of the Brig Pilgrim as she escorted the parade back into Dana Point Harbor. The Brig Pilgrim … Continue reading Brig Pilgrim off Dana Point Headlands

Some Weeks Are Definitely Better Than Others!

Some Weeks are Definitely Better than Others!

Finally, after archiving last night’s shoot and checking the morning email, a moment to sit back (while ingesting photos into the edit bay) and reflect … Tall Ships Mermaids and Pirates Pirate Encampment Skateboarding iHeartRadio Music Festival Bollywood Heights Dance Party Yep … That was last week! 😉 Many thanks to: Ocean Institute Sheroes Entertainment, LLC EduSkate Foundation FilmMagic 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Blue 13 … Continue reading Some Weeks are Definitely Better than Others!

3-Master Schooner American Pride in the Sunset Parade of Tall Ships

Photo Bombed by a Three-Masted Schooner!

Shot while being shot at? 😮 Thanks Debi Magruder for the #UltimatePhotoBomb 😀 Thanks to the Ocean Institute for passage aboard their R/V Sea Explorer for the Sunset Parade of Tall Ships, the opening event for the 31st Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point, California. Full photo blogs are in the works. Pretty certain the mermaids are coming soon! 😉 #TallShipsFestival #TallShips #AmericanPride … Continue reading Photo Bombed by a Three-Masted Schooner!

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Editorial: Why So Few Photos on Social Media?

The question comes up often of why we don’t post our photos on Instagram and only very few on Facebook, and other social media sites for that matter. Finally decided it was time to simply create a photo album on each with the following. To me, this is clearly a rights grab by an over-zealous corporate entity. In September 2013, Facebook revealed in a white paper that … Continue reading Editorial: Why So Few Photos on Social Media?

Because No Man Ever Has Too Many Hawaiian Shirts

Because No Man Ever Has Too Many Hawaiian Shirts!

Spent the weekend at the 31st Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor. I was on the lead boat for Friday evening’s sunset parade of Tall Ships as they passed in review. Saturday and Sunday was all kinds of activities inside the institute and around the grounds, piers and nearby parks. The Tall Ships were open for viewing topside with … Continue reading Because No Man Ever Has Too Many Hawaiian Shirts!

(L-R) Matahi Drolett and Greg Long

TAG Heuer Sponsors WSL Big Wave Awards

Our second assignment for PR Newswire was an event activation for the Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer at City National Grove of Anaheim on May 1, 2015. As the Official Timekeeper of the World Surf League‘s Big Wave Tour, and thereby, of the WSL Big Wave Awards, besides branding and atmosphere photos, I was tasked with capturing the award of a TAG Heuer sports watch to … an unknown winner at an … Continue reading TAG Heuer Sponsors WSL Big Wave Awards

Life Rolls On: They Will Surf Again

A Great Day with Life Rolls On in Huntington Beach

From their website … “Life Rolls On gives people the exhilaration of freedom beyond paralysis. And when we blow away physical boundaries, mental walls also fall away. ‘I can’t’ becomes ‘I DID!’ ” — Jesse Billauer, Life Rolls On Founder & Executive Director / CEO” Here is just a taste of how the day went today. All ages and abilities are welcome! And participation is FREE, thanks … Continue reading A Great Day with Life Rolls On in Huntington Beach

Life Rolls On in Huntington Beach

Life Rolls On Rolls Into Huntington Beach

So what are you doing tomorrow? I’ll be playing in the sand … with a long lens … a Panama hat … and a really big smile! 😀 We’ll be next to the 9th street lifeguard shack just north of the pier off Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach from 8am to 3pm. It’s going to be lots of fun. Come join us and Life Rolls On … Continue reading Life Rolls On Rolls Into Huntington Beach