Driver Cal Rothe of Aardema Braun Lattin on his 222.464 mph run.

SCTA Land Speed Races: 2017 Season Opener

This was my third time to have the honor to photograph the SCTA Land Speed Races (LSR) at El Mirage Dry Lake near Adelanto, California (links to past coverage follow the gallery below). Each time, I learn more about the races, the vehicles, and SCTA – Southern California Timing Association. Together with Bonneville Nationals, Inc. (BNI), they sanction official races, keep the records and maintain … Continue reading SCTA Land Speed Races: 2017 Season Opener

Driver William Freudiger of Hall Clark on his 253.558 mph run at SCTA - Southern California Timing Association's Land Speed Races at El Mirage Dry Lake

SCTA Land Speed Races: 2016 Season Opener

A day at the Land Speed Races is just like any other race day. And yet, it is also unlike any other race day! With the 2017 season about to start, May 19-22 , it’s time to rev things up a bit with a photo blog about the 2016 Season Opener SCTA Land Speed Races at El Mirage. SCTA is the Southern California Timing Association … Continue reading SCTA Land Speed Races: 2016 Season Opener

Driver: Al Ehshenbaugh, Steinegger and Eshenbaugh, 215.959 mph

SCTA Land Speed Races at El Mirage

A volunteer organization with its start in 1937, the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), combined with Bonneville Nationals, Inc. (BNI), maintains rules and records for land speed racing at El Mirage Dry Lake, California and Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. (NOTE: We used the Official Results posted in the SCTA site for driver and team names, and all timing results you see in this article.) Weather permitting, racing is held five … Continue reading SCTA Land Speed Races at El Mirage

Lee Roth working the Starting Line at SCTA - Southern California Timing Association Land Speed Races

So Much Racing Going On!

From Connie Cycling Foundation in the velodrome to the SCTA – Southern California Timing Association’s Land Speed Races at El Mirage Dry Lake, it’s been a fast few weeks! While we prepare the blog for the races, thought you might enjoy a little teaser video. This is what is sounds like at the starting line for a 200.050 mph run by Tom Flattery. Turn it … Continue reading So Much Racing Going On!

Curacao Father's Day Commercial

BTS – Curacao Father’s Day Commercial Shoot

Shooting a television commercial is just like shooting a movie, only you have 30 to 60 seconds to tell your story instead of 90 minutes or so. This shoot for a Father’s Day television commercial for Curacao stores was produced by Onac Pictures in Los Angeles. Just like in a movie, the director plans each shot. He has pre-determined the order in which to shoot the … Continue reading BTS – Curacao Father’s Day Commercial Shoot

The Origins of the Name Roth Stock

My memorial to Old School days! A lot of people don’t know the origin of the name Roth Stock for my company. Back in the “Old Days” when movies were actually shot on FILM (the F-word!) … If you ran out of film and you had maybe, three pages of dialogue left, you didn’t want to buy a whole new reel of raw film stock. … Continue reading The Origins of the Name Roth Stock

Cyclist Katie Russalov

Connie Cycling Foundation Training Future Champions

There are so many specialties in photography, viewers are generally not aware of what it takes to get. that. shot! Having only shot inside a velodrome once before, for Connie Cycling Foundation (CCF) a few weeks prior to this shoot (photo blog), I was eager to get back to the oval and see if I could outperform the earlier session with different camera settings and a more educated eye … Continue reading Connie Cycling Foundation Training Future Champions

Connie Cycling Foundation

Connie Cycling Foundation at Velo Sports Center

With her Connie Cycling Foundation, 5X Olympian Connie Paraskevin is determined to help people get active and healthy through her lifelong love of cycling. “Whether it’s around the neighborhood or around the Olympic track; it doesn’t matter.” says Connie. “What matters is that kids ride.” Founded in 2005 with support from the LA84 Foundation and the StubHub! Center, the Connie Cycling Foundation has introduced more then 5,000 kids to … Continue reading Connie Cycling Foundation at Velo Sports Center

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

Had my camera with me today to do a little bit of street shooting after a meeting in Beverly Hills. My real interest was to catch some of the high end cars that tend to head down Rodeo Drive. When walking back to my Jeep, I see Brian Grazer seated at a sidewalk cafe, talking on his phone. Our eyes meet, I’m wearing my press … Continue reading This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi