Thru the Lens of Auey Santos

.what as I see as my camera captures it.

Bob Davis @ Golden Gate School of Professional Photography June 26, 2008

Filed under: Workshops — aueysantos @ 11:44 pm

Meeting a master photographer like Bob Davis of la Storia foto always makes brings out the fan girl in me. I had the chance to take a class under Bob at the Golden Gate School of Professional Photography this week. And while I was blessed to have been awarded a scholarship by PPGBA, paying the full tuition would have been well worth the money.

Lessons learned?

1. Practice, practice, practice.

2. Radio poppers are an awesome alternative to Pocketwizards, if you are in the process of learning off-camera strobe lighting. You might want consider picking up a pair of these beauts, which allow you to control the output of your strobes from the master strobe using TTL mode.

3. 90% of what you do is a result of your relationship with the subject.

4. Read your camera manual. Self-explanatory, really.

And the wonderful vocabulary word of the day: “FOOFING” Don’t know what it is? Look it up here! Take note:  I’m referring to definition #1, okey? LOL =) It’s a technique I have been using for years. I never knew there was a term for it. =)


Half Moon Bay Golf Links June 22, 2008

Filed under: Weddings — aueysantos @ 4:29 pm

Here’s another wedding I shot earlier this year, with Claudia Akers Photography. Chase and Ly celebrated their special day with a beautiful reception overlooking Half Moon Bay Golf Links.


St. Joseph’s Cathedral & The Rotunda, San Jose June 21, 2008

Filed under: Weddings — aueysantos @ 5:50 pm

Wedding season is in full swing and I’m pleased to keep busy shooting alongside the fabulously talented Claudia Akers of Claudia Akers Photography this year. We’re done several weddings together and with her permission, I am able to post some of my favorite shots. Julio and Cheryl are a beautiful couple and they held their wedding at one of the most photogenic venues in San Jose. This wedding was romantic fun and stylish, start to finish!


Happy Father’s Day ’08! June 15, 2008

Filed under: Personal — aueysantos @ 8:44 pm

Santos Boys

The three most special guys in my life…

Happy Father’s day!


Mamarazzi Workshop June 9, 2008

Filed under: Family Portraiture,Workshops — aueysantos @ 8:24 pm

I was recently invited by my friend Rathna to speak about photography for our Mothers Meetup group. I thought it was a great opportunity to bond with moms and teach them how to get the most of out of digital cameras. We coined the workshop, the “Mamarazzi Photography Workshop.” Catchy, isn’t it? I can’t take credit for the term, but the word has been thrown around photography forums referring to the growing group of moms who take up photography so they can document their children’s life.

Photo by: Rathna

The workshop was held in my living room and was very casual. In attendance were 5 mamarazzis and their cute babies. Fueled by Starbucks coffee, fresh strawberries and bagels, we discussed cameras and how to get the most of their gear, digital photography 101 and basic composition. Afterwards, I couldn’t resist not shooting their kids (with my camera, of course) and here are some of my favorites from that 1 minute per kid session. It was a lot of fun!