A journey with friends to end a never-ending week, and to start the new in an amazing way.Read More
In my last post, I shared a few images from my spring camping trip and talked about recharging myself. This is another photo from that trip and completely something new to me.Read More
We all get burnt out and need a recharge sometime. How do you do you recharge yourself? Come see how I recharged myself.Read More
When life gets busy we miss out on the little things, sometimes you just have to take a moment to just stop, take a breath, and enjoy all the little things in life.Read More
My work was recently featured in an annual magazine for Chaffey Community College called Got Culutre. Come check it out!Read More
My second shoot with Travon, this time in the studio to add even more variety in his portfolio.Read More
Anxiety is one of the most commonly reported psychological problems in the world yet it seems almost noting is done to help treat the problem. In this shoot and other upcoming shoots I am tackling different social/psychological problems in hopes to help bring more awareness to them.Read More
Last week a model came to me looking to update his portfolio with new head shots. He decided he wanted to do some outdoor and studio head shots. Well, last week we knocked out the outdoor head shots at a local park and tried a few different looks. With in the next couple weeks I'll be posting the studio shots too, but for now I hope you enjoy these head shots.
Lately, I noticed I had been so busy making images for work I failed to make images for myself. I hadn't made a single image from myself in a month! This was quite bothersome to me because I used to shoot images for myself every day no matter how busy my schedule was.Read More
Benjamin Von Wong has been a big inspirational and motivational person for me over the last couple years. When I started studying photography I stumbled upon Von Wong's work and was just amazed by his work.Read More
Steve Jobs shares some of his experiences and rules for success. Recently I wanted a series of Steve Jobs interviews/speeches about success and his steps to getting there. While he was a very successful entrepreneur I think these rule/steps can help lead to success with anything in life.Read More
My friend and I went out the other week and did a few photos for her to share with her family. This shoot was outdoors while the weather was nice. We shot with mostly natural light and only used lighting minimally to help her pop off the background. For me, this was a fun shoot to do because it was something out of my usual shoots. Bellow are some samples from this shoot.
Last night was a very special night, for the first time in almost 50 years there was a strawberry moon on the night of the Summer Solstice. This was a new type of moon phase I had never heard of because it was so rare. With this being called a once in a life time event I had to go outside and take at least a few photos Thankfully I was able to enjoy it even with the fire here in socal right now. I hope you were all able to enjoy it as well!
Today, while I was saying goodbye to a friend of mine a lady, overheard us talking about college. Her name was Silvia she was an older lady who moved to the United States from Mexico. She started school and then put it on hold for 10 years for various reasons. One day she decided to go back to school and finish with multiple degrees.Read More
Last week I received an email from the book printing company My Publisher, about getting my first printed book free with the promo code they sent me. I thought what did I have to loose? So later that day I downloaded their software and designed my book. My first impression with the company wasn't that great. While their software is well designed to help people without design skills, I felt it very clunky and it has too much hand holding. Though I checked their website today, they are now incorporating PDF uploads, allowing designing to be done in your software of choice and then uploaded. I look forward to trying that feature for my next book!
Aside from the software I was quite eager to receive my book in the mail! To my surprise, I received the book one week after ordering it, a little faster than I expected since I didn't choose two-day shipping. So today I picked up my book from the post office and excitedly opened it up. I am quite happy with the book overall (acurate color, quality paper, etc.), with just one mistake in the entire book. The mistake was an image rotated and enlarged due to the software believing I made a mistake. Another reason I will be happy to design my next book with software I am more comfortable with, such as photoshop or illistrator. Bellow are the images of my first book, "In Search of Light".
Thanks, hope you enjoy and please share any experianced you might have had with this printing company.
My work featured as part of the Chaffey College Spring Photo Show.Read More
I was recently picked by my professor to be a featured photographer for my community college's spring photo show. After I was told about being selected as one of the three featured photographers I remembered about another time that my photography work was featured for the college. In the Fall semester of 2013, I took my first fine art photography class at my college. This class seemed so abstract and hard for me. I was very used to the technical side of photography but the conceptual part was another story. Towards the end of that class we had a class photo show at Chaffey Community College. The show turned our great and got a lot of attention, one of the schools on campus newspapers featured an article about the show. As I get ready to go see the show I am currently featured in, I thought I could share this link to show the work from my classes fine art photo show. Hope you enjoy, can wait to post photos from the new show.
Hello, and welcome to my new website. My name is Duane, I am a Southern Californian photographer. My work includes wedding photography, portraiture, editorial photography, personal/abstract artistic photography. This site is my online portfolio hosting some of my favorite work and as time goes my new and best work will be added to the site as well. Photography is my passion and a camera is never far from my hand. This blog will also host images I would like to share to the world, as well as whats going on with Duane Tkatch Photography. Hope you enjoy thanks for reading!