Episode #1 – Photographer Patrick J. Flores
MBA Patrick Flores left his 9 to 5 to pursuit his passion in photography.
He is primarily shooting for Jiu-Jitsu Magazine and has recently expanded his horizons to freelance photography.
I had originally met Patrick on the mat at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Chino, in 2013. When
Gibbs and I made the decision to obtain photos for the podcast’s website, we reached out to Patrick knowing he dabbled in the photography. Working with Patrick in Azusa Canyon quickly revealed he was the real deal.
Patrick J. Flores Links
10:00 Depth of field
12:30 Parallels of shooting weapons and cameras
21:20 Basic tips on photography
27:00 Brands in Photography
34:00 Cell phone applications for photo editing
42:00 Trump talk
50:00 Having a kid
53:00 Patrick and Jiu-Jitsu
56:00 Writing for Blogs
57:50 Jiu-Jitsu Magazine
1:08 Fat Food talk
1:19 Azusa Canyon photo op
1:55 Videography and the ice cream man
2:10 UFC talk
2:24 Meeting Famous People
Selecting a camera – Patrick recommends bigger, heavier cameras to fill your hands. This aids in keeping the camera still for a cleaner shot.
Taking better photos of people – utilize interaction to extract emotions through conversation or humor.
Snap Seed – Photo editing application for cell phones
VSCO – Photo editing application for cell phones good for retro filters such as 1980’s “Fuji Film” look.
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