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I've been laying low.
We've moved recently, I've had a change in my day job (for the better), and most importantly, it's Summer! In Orlando, the types of events I cover seem to slow down a little in the Summer, which is just fine for me because I get to play a little more golf and do other things.
For the back half of 2018, I know I have a few photo related events coming up.
Rod Steward at Amway for the Orlando Sentinel - End of July
Germany for two weeks! - First half of September (ton of pics and youtube videos will come from this)
EDC Orlando 2018 - Nov 9 & 10 (ton of pics and youtube videos will come from this too)
Elton John at Amway for the Orlando Sentinel - End of November
I recently started working for the Nocturnal Times website (replacement for the Orlando Weekly) so I'll do some occasional Dj concerts out at Gilt Nightclub for them. That's about it for now.
All of the EDC Orlando 2017 pictures are posted. I'm now working on the youtube videos; I recorded over 155 gigs of 4k video during the two days. I'm creating the videos in chronological order.
Here's the link for the videos:
The interviews are available as well:
I shot over 2,500 pictures at EDC this year. I've divided them into festival, friday and saturday. The pics in the festival group are artists, the stages, generic crowd shots and so forth. The other two groups are specific to the crowds and the individual or group photos.
After the photos are up, I have 5 interviews to cut and post to Youtube and then last but not least, I recorded 155 gigs of 4k resolution video of EDC between both days so I'll be posting Youtube videos for some time to come.
Here it is. The 2017 EDC Orlando lineup by stage.
EDC Orlando 2017Lineup for Kinetic Field, Circuit Grounds and Neon Garden
Looks like I'll be back at Wall Street Plaza on Oct 20 2017 to cover the Halloween pub crawl. This one should be big so there should be a lot of pictures created from this one. It'll be for the Orlando Sentinel so I have to wait 30 days before I can post them on my site.
We're finally back up after Hurricane Irma in Orlando. A full week with no internet or TV and it sucked!
So EDC is getting closer and closer. I have two confirmed interviews lined up and I'm still working on a few more. I'll be photographing Friday night of EDC or the Orlando Sentinel so I should have a lot of pictures and video to share afterwards.
So, here's where I'll be in the coming months. (these are just the events I know about at this time)
Sept 24th through Oct 1st, out of the country on another cruise. I'll be taking a ton of photos and video so lots of good content from that one.
Thurs, Oct 12. Martin Garrix at UCF Arena for the Orlando Weekly. I'm not sure on video at that one; we'll have to see. Video at concerts is usually a no-no.
Sat, Oct 14. LONG day for me. The Dragon Boat Festival at Turkey Lake in the morning and then the Come Out With Pride parade in the afternoon at Lake Eola. Tons of photo and video from both of those. Then..to top it off, BRUNO MARS at Amway that night. Assuming I get approved for the credential request. I'll be running around like crazy that day.
Fri, Oct 20. Halloween Pub Crawl in Downtown Orlando. Covering this one for the Orlando Sentinel.
Sat, Oct 21. Tim McGraw and Faith at Amway for the Orlando Weekly.
Tue, Nov 14. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull at Amway. This was originally scheduled for Sept during my cruise but they pushed it back a while so now I can cover it. This *should* be for the Orlando Weekly but waiting for confirm from the music editor.
Sun, Nov 19. Marc Anthony at Amway. This one should also be for the Orlando Weekly but need confirm from the music editor.
Sat, Nov 25. The Central Florida Auto Show at the Orange County convention center for the Orlando Sentinel.
I've changed the look and layout of the front page of this site to more accurately describe the site, pictures and my overall photographic interests. Let me know what you think:
I'm starting to get some of the pictures from the Memorial Day week Southern Caribbean cruise posted.
I finally got around to finish this gallery in Lightroom and posting the pictures to the portfolio. I still have to go through them and edit the titles and captions but that'll have to wait. We're about to set sail on another cruise and I'll be taking a ton of pictures and video in the caribbean and then I'll have to have to sift through all of that before I can get back to finishing the Italy galleries.
And I still have to post the pictures from the Duomo in Florence. Add in the regular work for the Orlando Weekly that'll start back up after the cruise and I just don't have enough hours in the week. After this cruise, the next big trip isn't until the Spring of 2018 when we go to Germany so hopefully I'll be caught up by then....
I did a small photo shoot for a friend yesterday who's launching a new food truck in Orlando. Angelo's Italian Kitchen On Wheels.
If you're in Orlando, be on the lookout for some real Italian in a food truck!
I finished the Blue Grotto gallery from our November 2015 trip to Italy.
Inside the Blue Grotto without a flash - 1st pictureThe picture is slightly out of focus because the Nikon was having trouble focusing in the pitch black cave. It really is an amazing sight and Adobe Lightroom helped me bring out the natural blues in the water.
The videos are a collection of clips from two different cell phones and two different DSLR cameras. The eleven videos are not in chronological order but I did indicate date and location inside each video.
Hope you enjoy them. We'll be back in the Caribbean in May 2016 so I'll have plenty of video to post after that trip.
Today, I started the process to move my personal portfolio to a new hosting platform. I have to deal with over 2,000 pictures so it'll take me a while to get everything situated and full tagged. I hope you like the new layout and please reach out through the contact form and say hello.
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Recent PostsHaven't done much lately All of the EDC 2017 pictures have been posted 2017 EDC Orlando pictures 2017 EDC Orlando lineup by stage Halloween Pub Crawl on October 20 at Wall Street Plaza EDC is coming up My schedule coming up Website changes Southern Caribbean Cruise 2016 pictures The Palazzo Vecchio gallery from Florence Italy is finally up