Archive for April, 2008

Last night I had the pleasure of shooting Senior Portraits at the beach with Meghan, who is from Illinois (not far from where I grew up as a matter of fact). We did beach photos at the Hotel Del Coronado.

We started at the hotel and then made our way down to the beach. Here are some samples from the session.

San Diego High School Senior Photos at the Beach

Childrens football photos

April 20, 2008

This afternoon we had a fun time shooting some sports / football photos out at a local football field.

San Diego childrens sports football photos Grossmont College

I had the privlege of being a part of a great friend’s wedding this weekend in Washington DC. Never been there before, so I was excited to wander around and shoot photographs.

The only problem with that idea was that apparently the over-zealous security personnel in our Nation’s Capitol are on the lookout for terrorists, and apparently terrorists these days are walking around with $5,000 in camera equipment and more importantly they are using tripods.

I was very rudely harassed by “security guards” at the Lincoln and Jefferson monuments (thankfully nowhere else). I was told to leave the Lincoln memorial and told not to even think about setting foot on the steps of the Jefferson memorial. It’s my belief that if I had been standing there shooting portraits of Osama Bin Laden on the steps of the Jefferson Monument, they would have cuffed me and thrown me in jail and left OBL standing there laughing.

Anyway, I did have a great time despite their efforts and got a lot of nice photos. Here are some favorites:

Arlington National Cemetery, home to over 290,000 men and women who died serving our country.

The Vietnam Memorial

The Lincoln monument

The Jefferson monument

The WWII memorial (my personal favorite)

The FDR monument

And of course the Washington monument (that’s me by the way)

I saw a great documentary on the life of Ansel Adams a couple of weeks ago, and it inspired me to go back and revisit some Yosemite photos from our trip last May. It also gave me a chance to try a great new technique on converting photos to b&w.; Tommy’s gradient map technique can be found here.


Ansel Adams Yosemite black and white photographs

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Shawn and Pamela Richter are Professional Photographers located near downtown San Diego California. We offer all kinds of photography including
wedding photography, newborn photography, children photography, maternity photography, artistic nude photography, boudoir photography and high school senior portraits.
Outdoor portrait photography is typically done at Balboa Park, Hotel Del Coronado Beach, La Jolla Beach, Windansea, Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach or downtown San Diego.
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