Episode #1 Show Notes

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


Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Blogs by Patrick
You Tube

Chronological Reference

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

39:45 Cannabis

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

1:20 Minimalist

1:55 Videography and the ice cream man

2:10 UFC talk

2:24 Meeting Famous People

Random Tips

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.

Rule of Thirds 

Golden Rule/Ratio

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