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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Poor puppy has a hot spot he needs to be prevented from chewing

Poor Toohey got a hot spot near the base of his tail and managed to pull all his fur out/break the skin. Sadly that means time to break out the cone to keep him from being able to reach it. He looks so pitiful! Though it is funny to watch him still try to pick up a tennis ball when he wants to/tries to play!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Super inconsistent waves this am, very hard to line up a shot! Still got some good ones though. Pics to follow soon!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SOCO Farmers Market Costa Mesa

Lemon grass chicken bahn mi from @nomnomtruck

Yummy lemon grass chicken bahn mi from nomnomtruck here at the soco farmers market in costa mesa! Was so excited to get my pork bahn mi forgot to take a picture before chowing down :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Liquid Expedition: Newps

Got in the water for the first time with the new housing from Del Mar Hosing Projects.


Despite a little condensation inside the housing/lens port, and taking more than a few waves to the head, still got some great shots.  (Definitely user-error on the condensation, not manufacturing...was so excited to jump in the water I not only forgot my fins but forgot to properly switch to multi-shot from single, so had to open up/change settings after already having been in the cold water, then of course didn't wait long enough for temps to equalize before going back in, so the warmer air condensed inside the housing...oops).

*To see more shots from this surf session, and to see the latest from dwp-studiosimages visit our Fan Page/Galleries on Facebook, and “like” / become a fan! (Fan page is free/public, but we would appreciate if you click the "like" button and become a fb fan!).  Also please visit our Home Page and Galleries.

 West Newport Beach Surf Action Photos from the water (
 Factor 54 Team Rider Zach Porteous
 Porteous finding a small almond to squeeze into
 Atwater rider Jared Cassidy is all smiles after a long flat spell
 Cold water meets warmer skies under amazing cloud cover
 Waves roll by the lens in Newps
 Analog rider Bobby Okvist aims down the wave face
 Count 'em, that's 3 fins out...way to slash at it Bobby.
 Green barrels in the OC / SoCal winter waters
 Bobby O getting shacked and coming right for the lens!
 Okvist behind the curtain
Bobby in deep

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Waves found, time for some water shots!

Waves found, time for some water shots!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Beautiful sunset over the hb pier. No bring on some consistent waves!
Beautiful sunset over the hb pier. No bring on some consistent waves!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Big thanks to the guys at @delmarhousings for such an epic job on our new surf waterhousing
Headed down right now to delmarhousings to pick up our new surf waterhousing !
Timberland Friends and Family - use my personal coupon for 40% off!! Coupon Code = jjAuNtf3pjK

Thanks for sharing Beth!

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

picture upload test with anypost. From heislerpark lagunabeach

Friday, November 26, 2010

Testing anypost again...maybe it can work better than pingdroid this time? (which works well, but is not without issue...) android

Dollar tacos at Great Mex on a friday

Had definitely forgotten Great Mex did dollar tacos on Friday as well a Tuesday. No leftovers from thanksgiving this year, so a perfect pick-me-up dinner! Yum!

#greatmex tacos leftovers thanksgiving oc newportbeach food
No waves sad.
No waves sad.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Views on the way to a unique thanksgiving on the beach
Views on the way to a unique thanksgiving on the beach


thankful for the mountains and snow;
the ocean and waves; 
the beach we now live on
 and the mountains we still call home
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Home made pecan pie. A very delicious start to thanksgiving!
Home made pecan pie. A very delicious start to thanksgiving!
Our Del Mar warehousing didn't make it's delivery date sad. Getting its finishing touches saturday. Hopefully end of day or sun?

Social Media and Android

Amazingly, there ia no easy way to update fb fan pages with photos from a mobile device. iPhones can...but even the fb app for android doesnt let you. So how to do it?

There are always options such as to update everything on-mass using such apps as pingdroid or anypost, but even so, no photo updates to fb with photos. We've found that setting up custom posting groups on allow us to post closely to what we want. Custom groups on anypost seem to error out.

But what do we mean when we say "closely to what we want?"

It all comes back to facebook fan pages and the inability to post images on our android phones. We can use pingdroid to post text updates to all our social media sites, so we've created a posting group for just that. We can post status updates/mini-blogs with photos to everything but fb, so that gets a posting group too. Then of course there are full length blogs; that excludes fb and twitter, so we've created another posting group for this too. The annoying thing is that we have to separately post pictures to fb via email. As of now there is nothing for android that does it all in one fell swoop.

But hey, at least we've finally found a way. So definitely be on the lookout for new and exciting postings!

#android facebook twitter tumblr wordpress blogger blogspot socialmedia pingfm pingdroid anypost dwpstudios driftwood driftwoodphotographystudios iphone htc photography photo
Testing picture uploads to all social media pages except fb fan page bc no android apps can to fb yet...
Testing picture uploads to all social media pages except fb fan page bc no android apps can to fb yet...
Testing text updates to all social media pages...
Still testing pingdroid & similar apps to find one that fully works...
Still testing pingdroid & similar apps to find one that fully works...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

so far so good...testing pingdroid with photo...
so far so good...testing pingdroid with photo...
Testing pingdroid without group tag but using trigger...
all testing group updates via pingdroid...
all Testing my group...
Parko wins the Reef Hawaiian Pro!
Parko wins the Reef Hawaiian Pro!
Even Toohey is watching the reefhawaiianpro finals live ! surf hawaii asp dog macbookpro apple
After a stormy morning the skies have cleared! Lets hope for a good week of weather and surf here in oc
Yet another attempt to get this account setup properly so we can update all our fans/followers on facebook, twitter, wordpress, blog
Yet another attempt to get this account setup properly so we can update all our fans/followers on facebook, twitter, wordpress, blogger, and tumblr as the action happens from the new android phone...we'll start with today down on main st and the hb pier. Hopefully tomorrow will be nicer!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lazy man's pizza lunch...surprisingly good!
Lazy man's pizza lunch...surprisingly good!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Huntington Beach remembers Andi Irons

Surfers and surf fans alike gathered at the huntington beach pier to remember Andi Irons, the former 3x asp world champ. Irons, 32, tragically passed while traveling from puerto rico to his home in hawaii after pulling out of a contest due to illness. Well over 1000 people attended a memorial for the former champ, which culminated in a traditional paddle out at the end of the hb pier.

Around the same time Kelly Slater secured his record 10th world title, dedicating his win to his staunchest rival and friend, AI.

RIP Andy Irons. Without question on of surfing's greatest athletes and competitors.

For more photos from the memorial/paddle out please visit and like our facebook fan page at

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from Driftwood Photography Studios! While we strive for peace, remember we are celebrating our War of Independence. Support our Troops!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Follow the Light

As the lensman for Driftwood Photography Studios, I’ve been working really hard lately on an entry submission for an upcoming grant aimed at surf photography/surf photographers.

It’s through the Follow the Light Foundation, which was started in memory of renowned/pioneering surf photographer Larry “Flame” Moore.  Winner gets a nice chunk of cash to be put towards furthering your photography career, in whatever way the winner thinks will best benefit them.  Pretty great!

This year’s entry took a variation from previous years…instead of a straight image and essay entry, entrants had to create a slideshow to music.  Here is a slightly tweaked version of the slideshow/images I used in my entry, which I sent out this past Monday (5/17/2010).  Finalists are announced towards the end of June, and the winner is announced at the 2010 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach this August.

Hope you enjoy, and wish me luck!

2010 DWP-Studios Follow The Light Foundation Grant Submission from Benjamin Ginsberg on Vimeo.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Photo Shoot with Model Adar Klugman

Despite the wind blowing some of our lighting over, Driftwood Photography Studios had a fantastic shoot this weekend with model Adar Klugman!

To see more photos from the shoot please visit our Facebook Fan Page/Galleries.

Please call, text, or email us to arrange a meeting, view more samples, or schedule a photo session/shoot.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Stock Photography Added to Still Life Gallery

New stock photographs added to the Driftwood Photography Studios Still Life Gallery on our Facebook Fan Page.

Water scene with sunken pirate ship and bubbler amongst red and green hued aquarium plants
Bananas, oranges, and limes make for a beautifully colored still life scene
Uncooked dough formed into a bread roll on parchment
and a sheet pan awaiting an egg wash and to be baked

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fashion and Runway Photography

Fashion shows and runways are great events to photograph.  The great colors, lighting, models, and energized atmosphere are a winning combination.

Have an upcoming show?  Driftwood Photography Studios has the experience, skill, and passion for photography you need!

Please call, text, or email us to arrange a meeting, view more samples, or schedule a photo session/shoot.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Still Life Gallery on our Facebook Fan Page

Driftwood Photography Studios is proud to bring you our newest gallery on ourFacebook Fan Page!  As we're out shooting stock, products, and foods we will post the latest here for our awesome fans to see.

Don't forget to view our Commercial/Marketing/Advertising/Stock Galleries and ourTravel/Nature/Fine Art Galleries on our Home Page.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tips and Tricks for Portraits

Have a portrait session scheduled?  Here are some tips and tricks from Driftwood Photography Studios to help ensure you get the finished pictures you're after:

  • Indoors (at a studio, your home, etc.)
  • Beach shots, and/or sunset shots
  • Rocky cliff shots
  • Lush green scenes (whether it be in a lush garden with flowers and green, or a simpler, more close-cropped tropical leaf background)
  • Snow/winter scene
  • A place of special meaning
  • If you want to have a haircut, best to get it 1-week before the shoot date.
  • Choose outfits carefully/according to settings, as lightest, brightest color in the picture will be the immediate focal point.
  • The goal is to have your faces pop and be the focal point, not the clothing.
  • Chose a setting/style that fits you and your family (darker tends to be more formal/serious, lighter/brighter being more playful/easygoing)
      -If a darker location/darker background, chose darker tone clothing.
      -If lighter/brighter location, neutral tone clothing works best.
  • Dress everyone in similar colors/tones otherwise it will look like a random collection of people rather than a group/family.
  • Especially with women, if there is a mixture of light and dark clothing, it can actually make the women look heavier, just because of the added intensity/focus the overall lighter clothing contrast puts on the entire person when viewing the finished photo.
  • Unless doing close-up headshot type photos (shoulder and higher), it is best to wear long sleeves, stockings if dress/skirt that are darker than your flesh tone, etc as the exposed skin or lighter stockings will take the focal point away from faces and to that lighter color in the picture, which also can make arms or legs look bigger than they are.
  • Don't wear over exaggerated v-necks, tops with a exaggeratedly low cleavage line (as much as guys like it, it is what becomes the focal point of the entire photo), or turtle necks that bunch up around the neck and cover the entire neckline up to the chin.
  • Shoes, stockings, socks, etc. should match with the overall outfit; in the event that the photographer takes full body shots you want to ensure that un-matching elements don't also detract from the overall composition.
Please call, text, or email us to arrange a meeting, view more samples, or schedule a photo session/shoot.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY by Driftwood Photography Studios

Book your Wedding and Engagement with Driftwood Photography Studios!  We know how important it is to have everything perfect on your wedding day.  Help take the worry and hassle out by booking a professional you can rely on.

Driftwood Photography Studios specializes in customer service.  We will work with you to plan the most comprehensive, highest quality, and cost-effective photography package.  When it is time to capture those special moments, you will feel confident in knowing we will make them last forever.

Please contact us at 714-699-4DWP to reserve your date and book your engagement photos today! 

  • Ceremony coverage.
  • Reception/party coverage.
  • Extended event coverage.
  • Venue, design, and decoration coverage.
  • Family and Wedding Party portraits at the church, synagogue, or other location.
    • If not day of ceremony must be scheduled before 9am or after 5pm weekdays, or weekends as allowed by the church or synagogue.
  • Bride/Groom preparations coverage.
  • Wedding album.
  • DVD of proof images for review.
  • Online proof gallery for review.
  • Proof prints (4x6) at affordable rates.
  • DVD of high-resolution images suitable for printing.
  • Digital Negatives.
  • Custom packages available.
  • Engagement portraits at a location of choice.

Driftwood Photography Studios VS. Competitors
*No preset time limits
*Preset time blocks
*Lowest prices guaranteed
*Regular service rates
*Flexible options to suit your needs
*Preset standard packages
*Variety of printing choices
*Standard matte format prints
*Proof prints readily available
*Proofs almost never available
*Digital images always available
*Digital images almost never available
*Professional Nikon equipment
*Generic equipment.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Have an upcoming Party, Corporate, Social, or Red Carpet Event?  Live Concert or Runway Show?  

Let Driftwood Photography Studios make it last forever!  Contact us at 714-699-4DWP for photography bookings and any questions you may have!

Please view our galleries at and on our Facebook Fan Page.

  • Corporate Events
  • Trade Shows
  • Bars/Nightclubs
  • Bands, Concerts, and Live Shows
  • Holiday Parties/Events
  • Parties/Tent Events
  • Social Events
  • Red Carpet Events and Premieres
  • Runway Shows
  • Extended Event Coverage
  • Photojournalistic Styling
  • Set/Composed Photographs
  • Candid/Action Photographs
  • Venue, Design, and Decoration Coverage
  • DVD of Proof Images for review
  • Proof Prints (4x6) at affordable rates
  • DVD of High-Resolution Images Suitable for Printing
  • Web-Formatted Images
  • Digital Negatives
  • Custom Packages

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Photography Services Offered by Driftwood Photography Studios

At Driftwood Photography Studios, where we are happy to offer you the highest quality photographs and images.  We diversify our services throughout the photography industry to bring our clients the broadest range of experience at the most affordable rates, all shot with professional Nikon equipment.

We proudly shoot architectural, landscape, interiors; action sports; weddings, events, parties, clubs, red carpets, runways; commercial, marketing, advertising, stock; portraits, headshots, fashion; as well as travel, nature, and fine art photography.

At Driftwood Photography Studios we specialize in customer service.  When it is time to capture those crucial shots, special moments, outrageous events, and the breathtaking majesty of the world around you, you will feel confident in knowing we will make them last forever.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Driftwood Photography studios joined the South Orange County Social Networking group!

We offer Professional Photography services for: Architectural/Landscape/Interior, Realty, Wedding/Events, Action Sports, Marketing/Advertising, Portraits/Head-Shots, Travel, Nature, and Fine Art.

For photographer profile information, services, and more info check out

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Photos for Advertising and Marketing

Driftwood Photography Studios is your one-stop solution for photographs to suit all your needs!  Big ad campaign?  Marketing push?  Product placement?  Self promotion?  Let us help you capture the essence of your work and/or product, and display it to the world!

At Driftwood Photography Studios we love photography.  We want to be taking pictures.  By diversifying ourselves within the photography world, we find that we ourselves get the most fulfillment out of working in the photography business, but more importantly, we can offer our services to you at more affordable rates.

At Driftwood Photography Studios we pride ourselves on customer service and the ability to offer options that other photographers will not.

We would be very interested in discussing how Driftwood Photography Studios can offer the best quality and customer service to you and your photography needs!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Art Show in Downtown Los Angeles Friday January 8, 2010

Come check out work from Driftwood Photography Studios in the upcoming Word of Mouth Art Show presented by First Time Los Angeles!

9pm til LATE! This Friday January 8, 2010

(at 21st and Alameda)

**extra parking and FREE shuttle from 15th and Imperial!

Tons of great Art (including photography by DWP), Live Exhibits, Bands, DJ's spinning late into the night!