Tuesday, May 28, 2019

All images  from the Mission Viejo Elks - Starwars event on May 4th, 2018 can be viewed, downloaded or prints ordered online by way of the link below:




Dave Safley

Monday, October 22, 2018




Fast-rising heavy rockers, One, had just unveiled their fourth studio album overall, ‘All or Nothing.’ The Montreal-based band - which is comprised of Danny Rossi (vocals), Chris Staniforth (guitars), Phil Hardy (bass), and Sean Pothier (drums) - returned to work with producer Kevin Jardine (Slaves On Dope, Darryl ‘DMC’ Mc Daniels), who has produced the bands last three albums. 

“The band came in with some great songs, and we worked tirelessly to get them to the point that they sounded like you hear on the record,” says Jardine. “The band was open to expanding their songwriting and tones, to shape something that is very unique. There are not many times you get the chance to make a career record for a band, but this is definitely theirs.”

The single, “Am I Beautiful,” preceded the album’s release, for which a music video was filmed. “We just do what we feel is right in the moment” adds Staniforth. “We shot a video and put the song out there. The reaction was great, so we got everything ready and put out the album.” The “Am I Beautiful music video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWJ1FmjvZuk

To stream or purchase the new release, please visit: https://goo.gl/KdKsFt

And the music press is embracing the band, including The Portal Magazine (“’All or Nothing’ grabs its listeners by the neck and throws them around like a rag-doll from the top to the bottom of its track list”) and The Bucketlist Music Review (It is blatantly obvious that One have their hearts set on playing big arena shows, and truthfully I feel they have the tools to make that a reality”). 

‘All Or Nothing’ follows a lengthy tour behind the bands 3rd album, ‘Worlds Collide,’ which carried the band across the continental United States several times. “We love life on the road,” explains Staniforth. “But there reaches a point that you need some new music. It took way longer than we ever expected, however we are very pleased with the final product.”

And now, music fans will be able to confirm that the long wait was well-worth it, with the release of ‘All or Nothing.’ 


1. Clawing At My Insides
2. Am I Beautiful
3. Down To The Wire
4. On My Way To Nowhere
5. What Are We Fighting For
6. All I'm After
7. Seventh Son
8. Annie
9. Undeniable
10. The Unknown
11. Last Goodbye
12. Suffocating Me


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hello Folks - September 5th, 2018

I know my last post mentioned that I am going to try to be more active here, going to try to act on that!

Had a great time, covering Scorpions and QueensRyche photo coverage last Sunday on Labor Day Weekend, I shot for Wire but once released and syndicated to Alamy.com will post out the coverage link.

The Venue - Fivepoint Amp is an amazing place and so welcome to the South Orange County outdoor concert facilities.

We have been using Format.com and working in some of our images, quite happy with the platform.

Also we setup an account on Shootproof.com primarly for proofing, loving the platform.

We do have a blog on Medium.com which is another very cool writing platform, ModernPics.net

Part of our plans is to revamp this blog as well, updating the links on the right side Navigation, many of them were created some 10 years ago ;)

On top of what I do for a living (besides the Photography passion) for which I am a Technology Engineer, we also provide Web Hosting Services by way of LiquidLayer.net , much to come and hope to update you all by way of this blog!

We also have a couple of Tech Blogs we host here: HostCheetah.com and Community.HostCheetah.com

Make it a great day!


Sunday, March 18, 2018

As of March 18th, 2018

Greetings all!

So we know we have not been updating this blog as much as we like.

We know that we need to!

Stay tuned.

We do have a new portfolio site, under construction at http://ModernPics.Photography

No www or No ".net" / .net just and easy site URL of ModernPics.Photography

Most recent coverage last night / Saturday 03/17/18 of Musink for ZUMA Press / Music Existence

Also, we need to update this blog navigation, we have a lot of links that are from 10 years ago!

More to come,

Stay tuned to our Social Channels.

Running for now!


Friday, October 27, 2017

Nikon LIVE from PPE 2017 - Day 2 - Nikon D850 Presentation

Nikon LIVE from PPE 2017 - Day 2

Fri, Oct 27 from 7:15am - 1:45pm PDT  Arts & Entertainment
Nikon LIVE from PhotoPlus Expo 2017 - Day 2
Watch Nikon Ambassadors and professional photographers share advice, tricks and tips live from Nikon’s booth at North America’s largest photography and imaging show, PhotoPlus Expo. Day 2 presenters include Doug Gordon, Josh Cripps, Andrew Hancock, Dixie Dixon, Jerry Ghionis, Joe McNally, Mandy Lea, Adam Woodworth and Deanne Fitzmaurice.
Doug Gordon
The Posing Project

Josh Cripps
Lenses Of Landscape: Breaking The Rules

Andrew Hancock
Editorial To Commercial – Versatile Storytelling In The World Of Sports

Dixie Dixon
The Best Kept Secrets Of A Fashion Photographer

Jerry Ghionis
Wedding And Fashion Photography: Extreme Versatility

Joe McNally
The Power Of Portable Lighting

Mandy Lea
Shedding Light On Landscapes: Doing What It Takes To Get The Shot

Adam Woodworth
Alone In The Dark: Tales Of A Night Photographer

Deanne Fitzmaurice
The Heart Of The Story

Dave Safley | ModernPics.com - Curated from Nikon Presentations