Friendly neighborhood hummingbird

Taken with a used Sony A6000 “beater” camera I bought off ebay recently. Also featuring a manual Tamron 70-300mm lens adapted lens (which I also bought off eBay) via a Fotodiox adapter.

Shooting without image stabilization and a manual lens makes me feel like I’m actually doing something.

Thanks to the friendly neighborhood hummingbird for the fun poses. And thanks to Fotodiox for sharing this on their Instagram.


Sony Alpha a7iii

In late August 2019, I left San Diego and began a road trip across the United States in order to interview people for a video documentary series & podcast about resilience & hope. As I traveled, I occasionally posted photo shoot casting calls as a way to fill my schedule with something I enjoy doing.

I was in West Palm Beach, Florida in November 2019 when first-time model, Natalia, answered my casting, but it wasn’t until I returned to the area in January before we’d have a chance to work together.