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Writing to write

I consider myself an early blogger. Even before I left the investment banking business (circa 2001-2002) I had a blog. Continue Reading →

Claire Dellamar - Hollywood Rain photo: Chuck Espinoza

Shooting in the rain

So much for El Niño dumping rain on Los Angeles this winter. I had high hopes for these great shoots in the rain but came to the conclusion that shooting in the rain isn’t all I had hoped it would be. Continue Reading →

Adriana Leonard & Claire Dellamar photo: www.ChuckEspinoza.com

2015 – The year I spent in the water

As I look back at 2015 it will be defined as the year I spent in the water. Having ponied up for a professional grade camera housing for my DSLR it opened up the possibilities of what had been fun experiments to full-fledged commercial shoots.  Continue Reading →

Courtney Burton - Hermosa Beach Photo: www.ChuckEspinoza.com

The end of summer

This summer was epic. Thanks to global warming and El Niño we had an amazing summer with 70° water temps for five months. This shoot with Courtney was my last ocean shoot for the season.  Continue Reading →


My love of the ocean

Over the past two years I have been able to combine my love of the ocean with my photography. Recently the question was posed to me about what I love outside of photography. This past week it dawned on me that the answer is the ocean.   Continue Reading →

Mayberry in LA


Mayberry is a fictional community that was the setting for two popular American television sitcoms, The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.

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