[LATE NIGHT BLOG] A Little Self Reflection...
The hustle NEVER stops. Especially in this career…The moment you stop, you disappear. I HAVE TO KEEP IT POSITIVE, MEANINGFUL, AND MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Sometimes, I wonder if choosing to become a photographer/artist was the right choice. But each day that I hustle, try to make things happen, and shoot just for the sake of shooting…my heart tells me that THIS IS MY CALLING. ...
Snapped a couple portraits of my beautiful friend Harmony today in Downtown Long Beach (yet again!). That place is definitely growing on me as a photographer. Every photographer has different spots they like to shoot and work in depending on what they like to shoot or where they live. Downtown LB happens to be just that place for me. Alot of my past shoots with friends/clients have been in this...
Beach bummin' this summer...
“But nothing comes close to the golden coast...”
So in love..
Startin' them young...
KEIANU x MINISHOCKLA
Just one out of the eight fierce and talented kids to make the new Mini Shock LA 2012-2013 team! So excited for what they’re all gonna bring this season.
My boy Andrew gettin’ down in the streets of Downtown Long Beach!
Kickin’ it with the homegirl Stacey in the streets of Long Beach, CA!
Clarizcel chillin’…Lovin’ life!
Kaori killin’ it!
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.– Sun Tzu
Shoot what you love– [Unknown Inspiring Person]
Story Time!: Alex+Lisa Engaged!
Love is a great feeling. But being in love is an even greater feeling. Alex and Lisa were so fun to work with and were just open to so many creative ideas I had in mind. They absolutely hammed it up for the camera and didn’t hold back! Just by working with them for a couple of hours, you definitely feel the energy with them. Capturing moments like these is what life is all about. So happy...
It’s good to get frustrated…because sooner or later you’ll...– Ja Tecson on the subject of frustration
Story (Gallery) Time!: SoCal Summer Lifestyle...
As June 2012 draws to a close and July (SUMMER!) is just around the corner…Here’s a recent project I’ve been working on for the past month and a half. It’s a compilation of images put together to showcase my SoCal Summer/Beach Life project. No special occasion or job here, just me with my camera and a bunch of my beautiful, good looking, classy friends hanging out at the...
A style, if there is any, with come out naturally, just like your personal...– John Free
Starting a new (Instagram) adventure!
To further foster and challenge my creativity, I’m now on Instagram! Follow me if you’re on there! @earlbuenaobra I haven’t blog in awhile on here simply due to the fact that May and June have been EXTREMELY stressful, crazy, physically and mentally draining…just BUSY. BUT, I’m still hanging in there despite all of this! My life is always running at 100mph and...
Just a reminder...
to not take yourself too seriously…Live it up!
Yet another beach lifestyle shoot!
Capturing LIFE, one frame at a time.
…No matter what my world looks like today, the world that I will live in...– Ryan Leslie
Alex+Lisa: Santa Monica Pier Lovin' (Sneak Peek!)
Ahhhh yes! I’m at it again…photographing LOVE! This time with my awesome, engaged friends, Alex and Lisa! Stay tuned for more. These guys HAMMED IT UP for the cam today. Good times with good people. Love it. Love my job. =)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter...– Dr. Seuss
Super sexy beach photoshoot sneak peek!
It’s gettin’ hot in here!
Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is uniquely your own– Bruce Lee
Under-promise, Over-deliver– Peter Hurley
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.– Michael Jordan
Story (Gallery) Time!: PAC Modern 2011-2012
Getting the chance to shoot with PAC Modern was an absolutely fun and rewarding experience for me. Not only are they all very talented individually, they are a close knit organization and family. That’s what PAC Modern’s all about, first and foremost. Who would’ve thought that I’d be where I am today, getting the opportunity to shoot with one of the dance teams that...
From The Archives: Stacey+Jeff in Long Beach
"Sometimes I wanna just...
run away and leave everything behind.”
Photo of the Day: Chillin' out with Ray Basa
Snapped this moment right after Culture Shock rehearsal ended…=)
Wealth isn’t always measured in dollar signs. We each have time, talent...– Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
"WHY ARE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS SO... →
One of the most fun & challenging things about photography is finding the...– Ja Tecson
Tumblr Famous @wareiskyledoe
Love is in the air!
Lourd and Athena hamming it up for the cam!
"(Spring)Time in the LBC...." PAC Modern...
YES! I’m at it yet again! This time with the collegiate dance team straight outta CSU Long Beach! I’ve always looked up to PAC Modern throughout my dance/artistic career…Both onstage and offstage, they all have this crazy, vibrant, infectious energy that they’re not afraid to show off. It’s crazy how back in the day, I would always see PAC Modern’s photoshoot...
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.– Louisa May Alcott
Story (Gallery) Time!: Anthony Lee of The Kinjaz!
Shooting with a friend who’s also very involved in the creative process, concept and planning of how he/she wants the shoot to go makes the job so much more fun in my opinion. My boy Anthony did just that when we shot this series. What was so cool about it was that we bounced different ideas to each other throughout the entire day we were shooting, Anthony would explain a look or an...
The opportunity to shoot the past is today.– Unknown
"We are EVERYWHERE and NOWHERE..."- The Kinjaz
Got the awesome opportunity yesterday to shoot with my boy Anthony Lee (The Kinjaz) in LA. His cousin’s apartment has a sick rooftop view of Downtown LA so we shot all along the rooftops of buildings and even went as far as to try some really new (and potentially dangerous) shots. HAHA! I loved every minute of it though. Adrenaline pumping, the wind picking up occasionally, the whole nine...
Photo of the Day: RAWR.
Snapped this at CSLA’s H4 Workshops/Battles..=)
[Material] possessions make you rich? I don’t have that type of...– Bob Marley
Photo of the Day: Enter the Battlefield
…keep on figuring what style you love the most, and then figuring out WHO...– Ja Tecson