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California Based Photog

Hey group, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a San Francisco Bay Area California landscape and architectural photographer. I'm self-taught and have been shooting for about a year now. Looking forward to learning new techniques and ideas.

I attached my favorite shot of the Golden Gate Bridge with intense fog. Also, published in...

Pentax-A 35mm f/2: Is this lens really that rare?

My hand-me-down Pentax SuperProgram came with a Pentax-A 35mm f/2 lens attached. I'm in the process of getting rid of some gear and decided to look it up. According to the internets, it's a somewhat rare and sought after lens, so I figured I'd ask some folks who would probably know. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Here's a link...

Practice needed


It's been a while since I've been on Fstoppers and I'd like to make use of this platform to get a little collaboration projects.

I want to practice my retouching skills since I haven't been doing much commercial photography and also I'm done retouching my old photos.

So if anyone has any nice pictures, preferably...

Tips on gaining and finding access to awesome locations?

I know there are services or even freelance scouters, sadly I do not have the cash to throw around for that, especially for personal projects.

I've read some articles on fstoppers such as from Kendra where a friend simply knocks a door of a mansion and they somehow get the access. Not sure if I can get 100% success rate while I go to...


I love using just 1 speedlite, I do have more than 1 but the impact and drama you can achieve with just one is great.
As the great John Loengard would say - "If you want something to look interesting, don't light all".
With hundreds of different types of modifiers and light sources the effects you can achieve with just one flash...

Beach House Loft Shoot - Before & After

Fraser Almeida
Beach House Loft - Carlsbad, California

Here's a new Before & After of the Beach House Loft I shot in Carlsbad, California. It was great hearing the clients reactions since he was there at the shoot. He said, "i don't think the exterior front is going to look good", and i...

I like squirrels

What's up everyone. I've been doing automotive photography for sometime now, and currently do it more commercially and for publishing than for social media.

Some of my pics can be seen on (Currently rebuilding due to a redesign).

My IG and FB is @meatyflush. I hope to learn more, which I have from fstoppers...