Thru the Lens of Auey Santos

.what as I see as my camera captures it.

Eshwar’s Big Beautiful Eyes February 27, 2009

Filed under: Babies,Family Portraiture,Portraits — aueysantos @ 6:36 pm

Each baby has a distinct personality and it always amazes me that it manifests at such an early age in life. The moment I met Eshwar, he was staring back at me with his wide inquisitive eyes. Such an alert baby! He watched my every move, and obliged for each set-up. Here are some of my favorites from his pictorial session.

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WPPI 2009 – Viva Las Vegas February 18, 2009

Filed under: Personal — aueysantos @ 6:43 pm

Yay for the annual trek to Las Vegas – Wedding Portrait Photographers International! This year, the pilgrimage led me to the MGM Grand. I spent three days of seminars, gear-lusting, networking and partying to my little hearts content. Talk about information and sensory overload! I exercised tremendous restraint at the Trade Show, only sticking to my shopping list.

Now that I’m back in the East Bay, I am ready and energized to put everything I learned into practice.

Here am I at the Finao Party, enjoying the view.

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I was roaming the trade fair and when I bumped into top Australian child photographer Suzette Nesire. I took her Masters Class at WPPI 2007 and had learned so much from her. I chatted with her a bit about how her seminar changed my business model and she was just so adorable and fun as her photographs.

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Audrey Woulard of Chicago. Her platform class was awesome. People were spilling from the rafters because of its popularity, until the fire marshall came and escorted people out. It was too bad but I was so glad to have a seat. Since her talk was so inspiring, I decided to look for her at the trade fair for another of her mini-talks.

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Here’s a snap of my former boss, mentor and friend Marc Benjamin. He had an awesome series of dance photography and shared his secret tips on how he achieved them.

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Nikon (go Nikon!) sponsored a free concert featuring Blues Travellers. Here is as close as I could get to John Popper with a 70-200 mm lens. =)

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Beautiful Light, Beautiful Family February 2, 2009

Filed under: Babies,Family Portraiture — aueysantos @ 8:20 pm

I went back for a second round of photos with the now two month old Siddarth. He’s fast becoming one of my favorite babies! We were blessed with beautiful light that day, and the presence of his grandparents. I just know that these photos will one day be so special to him.

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Such a handsome baby!  I see a little heartbreaker in the future…

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