Kiddie Caped Crusader! Caught on the Samsung EX2F

I recently received an assignment to shoot some action photography on a Samsung EX2F. So my brain makes the following connections: action – action hero – superhero – big red cape!

I found an irrepressibly adorable 6 year old named Mona to don the cape for me and run around LA State Historic Park. I shot what I needed with the Samsung, then switched over to my Canon 5D. My favorite shots are below. Can you tell which were shot with the Samsung?

Here’s the bottom line on the Samsung EX2F. It’s on my shortlist of cameras to recommend to people looking for point and shoots (the Panasonic Lumix is my other rec). It has a lot of fun auto features like the action panoramic, but you can also control things like shutter speed and aperture if you want more manual control. I wonder if they’ll let me keep the camera…

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The Young LA Fashionista

About a week ago I met a hot up-and-coming fashionista. She is the epitome of smart, young LA style, and you can check out her fashion insights on her fashion blog –

We shot at my downtown loft, starting inside and then moving up to the roof of my parking garage. I had intended to do some twilight into night shots, but it was more like day into twilight. Lindsay, unlike 90% of Los Angelenos, was super prompt – nay, early. Yes, it is indeed possible to plan for LA traffic and arrive at an appointment on time. L was in fact, so early I hadn’t had time to eat. I whipped up a quick smoothie, of which I offered her some. She had a tiny bit; I suspect it was to assure me that she does indeed eat. (Joke)

After fueling up, the fun began. This young woman is very interesting and SO easy to photograph. Really, she made my job easy. Here are 13 of my favorites, as a nod to the very cool XIII tattooed on her wrist.

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