Lifestyle, Photography, and it’s in San Diego

Funny thing about these photos, which you would have never guessed (so I’m telling you here and now), is that this day was really windy.  I mean really windy.  I brought two 15 lbs. sandbags with me so I could get a little workout in carrying them to and fro, and the wind this day actually took one of my stands over with 15 lbs. on the legs.  The only bummer was that quite a few shots were lost due to crazy hair being back-lit by the Sun.

These two run a cool company that focuses on creating good eating plans for people.  You can find them here, on Facebook, and Twitter.  Fun duo, tons of energy, and it’s all positive…..

Bryan Oster San Diego Lifestyle Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Lifestyle Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Lifestyle Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Lifestyle Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Lifestyle Photographer

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San Diego Fashion

Did these photos for San Diego fashion blogger Carlie Burt a little while back in the little village of La Jolla Shores.  Brought my usual light kit that day, but opted for shooting entirely with existing sunlight.  I love the look of adding light, and that’s probably why I do it, but I tell you….there is something very enjoyable about shooting without worrying about moving and adjusting lights.

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Surf’s Up In Cardiff

Because it’s been so hot this week, I figured we could use a little “cooling” off.   Some pics of my nephew and a longboard, doing a little surfing just south of Turtles in Cardiff.

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Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

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Everything Is Awesome

Spent a few hours in the afternoon with this little 2 year old wonder.  When I go out to photograph people, I bring pretty much the same set-up every time…..just in case.  My camera bag carries my camera, 3 speedlights and triggers, back-up batteries and memory cards and cleaning supplies and all kinds of other fun stuff like a cable release, some small light diffusers, grid spots, etc.  My light kit bag is big enough for 2, sometimes 3 stands, and then I can cram inside a few light modifiers.  Now depending on the shoot, I will decide what modifiers come and which ones stay.  For this shoot, I brought a 60″ umbrella and probably my 28″ softbox and maybe something else.  And a large reflector.   Oh, and 2 sandbags for the stands.

Question is: “She’s 2 Bryan, what were you thinking?”  I mean, I have little kids as well.  2 year olds do not stay still.  So I dropped my light kit when I arrived, and I think it didn’t move for the next few hours.  All of these were shot with either my 50mm or my 24mm, and all light was provided by the Sun.  Such freedom to shoot with just the Sun…..

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Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

Bryan Oster San Diego Photographer

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Spring Break – Day 2

A few shots from yesterday’s adventure.  Kids + water = fun.  Well, allow me to clarify: fun for them.  I’m basically a non-glorified lifeguard.  And not to detract from the job that lifeguard’s perform every day, but I’m pretty sure the bathroom break for one child or another every 10 minutes; or the 4 year old who can’t really swim just yet but demands to jump into and try to swim in the deep end without any help from a flotation device; nor the “I’m not hungry” until all the food is gone and then it’s “Daddy, I’m soooooo hungry!” comes into their usual purview.  How’s my grammar on that last sentence?  I don’t think that was legal.

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Spring Break

Well, it’s finally Spring Break for my kids.  I’m not really sure they know what that means, seeing as how they’re still in pre-school.  But I know what it means, that’s for sure.  Means we’ll be having all sorts of fun this week…….that’s what it means!  Take this morning for instance, when I was installing a coat rack/picture frame/shelf into the wall, and I hear from upstairs, “go get a towel, and don’t tell Daddy.”  Sweet.

I did get to have lunch at Roberto’s in Carmel Valley today, so it all evens out in the wash.

Took these this morning, of some flowers we bought yesterday.

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San Diego Family Photography – Sunday Edition

Well I’m on my second cup of coffee and it looks like it’s going to be a hot one today in San Diego.  Yesterday was supposed to be warm, and it was, but we hit up a park in Mission Bay after the haircuts and lunch, and a pretty decent breeze of cold air kept things pretty nice out.  Then I headed over to a friend’s house to watch the SDSU Aztecs lose a close one to the UNM Lobos………and proceed to take at least $9 off my host playing various billiards games.  So it was a pretty good day, but that’s fairly obvious by now.

What does any of this have to do with Family Photography?  Not much really, but this is the Sunday edition.  So here’s to hoping that we all have a nice day out today, wherever and with whomever that may be……

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