Archive for the ‘Military/Tactical Industry’ Category

Shot Show 2017 Images by Charles Cuadro

January 23rd, 2017

Late release due to client agreement. Enjoy guys!  

 

Late release due to client agreement. Enjoy guys!

 

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SHOT SHOW FAVORITES written by Tweedy Cudal

February 1st, 2014

Here are some of the favorite products we saw at SHOT this year. We honestly cannot wait til next year. See you then!    Images by 19D Photography The lens Light booth was our favorite flashlight store. We fell in love with the ability to focus the lil thing from wide to a more definite […]

 

Here are some of the favorite products we saw at SHOT this year. We honestly cannot wait til next year. See you then!

 

 Images by 19D Photography

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DSC_2518The lens Light booth was our favorite flashlight store. We fell in love with the ability to focus the lil thing from wide to a more definite beam.

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DSC_2563The SPHINX, in our opinion, was the best new handgun we tried this year. The ergonomics of the pistol was perfect. Too bad this is a bit hard to get out in California or we’d definitely have a couple.

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DSC_2673Geissele. Mated with our friends’ from CMC’s lowers- result in nothing but the best AR15’s.

DSC_2683We found this at a party late at night, not on the SHOW floors- A completely titanium lower receiver. Get one here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Something New…

December 16th, 2013

I worked on this Business Profile for Johnny Bonnet of Black Center Tactical at his home in Norco. I’d bore you with the details, but Johnny can do a better job explaining what he does than I do! If you enjoy the video, please don’t hesitate to share or send us your feedback or encouragement. […]

 

I worked on this Business Profile for Johnny Bonnet of Black Center Tactical at his home in Norco. I’d bore you with the details, but Johnny can do a better job explaining what he does than I do!

If you enjoy the video, please don’t hesitate to share or send us your feedback or encouragement.

Blackcenter by 19D from john lawrence on Vimeo.

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SMG LEE Rifle Course written by Tweedy Cudal

November 9th, 2013

We got some shots from SMG LEE’s carbine course. As always, we had a great time and learned very much. If you’re in the socal area and need some training, we suggest hitting up Chen on his facebook (link here: http://on.fb.me/ZRPn6S ). (Images by 19D Photography, website under construction) The day starts off with a […]

 

We got some shots from SMG LEE’s carbine course. As always, we had a great time and learned very much. If you’re in the socal area and need some training, we suggest hitting up Chen on his facebook (link here: http://on.fb.me/ZRPn6S ). (Images by 19D Photography, website under construction)

The day starts off with a safety brief, and from there, depending on the class- you cover either basics or more advanced curriculum. Chen is great at spotting each shooter’s weaknesses- and will quickly step aside to correct them. He usually has one or two extra instructors at the site to continue supervision while he adjusts and corrects students.

 

 

 

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The man himself, Chen- AKA SMG LEE.

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I’m a huge Walking Dead fan. When I they went off the air, there was a two hour block of time that I needed to fill. So either I ate, or I started another hobby…

stippled magazines, weapon photographer, tactical photography

tactical photographer, stippled magazines, ar15 photography, weapon photographer, product photos

Stippling is a great way to add some extra friction to magazines or other plastics (or whatever material you can pull it off with). The friction added will aid in retention to the item when it’s wet or maybe grip is a bit awkward.

My hands sweat alot, and for the most part I wish I could go ahead and stipple everything I own.

view my write up on how to stipple your own plastics!

Enjoy your stay!

Email John for your all your photographic needs!

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SMG LEE and HoTac hosts LAPD range course

May 13th, 2013

A couple of my friends, SMG LEE and Andrew from HoTac hosted a small event for the LAPD this past month. Chris, one of the best LAPD instructors, was an excellent teacher. The size of the class allowed him to scrutinize and focus on what needed to be changed with people’s shooting behavior. If you’re […]

 

A couple of my friends, SMG LEE and Andrew from HoTac hosted a small event for the LAPD this past month.

Chris, one of the best LAPD instructors, was an excellent teacher. The size of the class allowed him to scrutinize and focus on what needed to be changed with people’s shooting behavior.

If you’re in Law Enforcement or someone interested in shooting classes, please don’t hesitate to contact me for more info!

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Veteran Photoshoot at Cypress College

February 13th, 2013

(images taken from my other blog, JohnCudal.com) I had the chance to team up with the Cypress College Veterans Organization (CCVO) and photograph some of the strongest women in the world. For one morning, we pampered these ladies. Provided them breakfast, brought in professionals for back rubs, and a make over. I donated my services […]

 

(images taken from my other blog, JohnCudal.com)

I had the chance to team up with the Cypress College Veterans Organization (CCVO) and photograph some of the strongest women in the world.

For one morning, we pampered these ladies. Provided them breakfast, brought in professionals for back rubs, and a make over.

I donated my services to CCVO so that the female Vets can have a portrait of themselves after their makeover.

Don’t let the term “female Veterans,” fool you. While some are finished with their service, some of the ladies are either in the inactive phase of their contract or still play an active part in protecting our freedom.

For all the sacrifices these ladies gave, one morning is nothing compared to the countless days they put on the line for our freedom.

The CCVO plays a very active role in supporting various veterans get the education and support that they deserve. On weekends you may find the members of the CCVO giving back through various acts of community service, taking part in charity events and finding any way to help those around them.

Orange County Portrait Photographers

 

Orange County Portrait Photographers

 

Orange County Portrait Photographer

 

Orange County Portrait Photographers

 

Orange County Portrait Photographer

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

To all US Military Veterans and those who risk their lives to defend our freedom.Thank you for the sacrifices you make that others won’t.

Enjoy your stay : Portraits | Engagements | Weddings

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100% Combat Veteran Owned, Ares Armor

January 16th, 2012

Ares Armor is operated by Combat Veterans, some who just came back from Afghanistan as some of these photos were being taken. Although lighthearted and goofy at times, Dimitri and his guys at Ares Armor are dead serious about the equipment they provide to our troops.

 

These guys are nothing short of amazing. Offering a lifetime warranty on their products, and if purchased face to face, will take the time to go ahead and train you on how to use the item.

Shoot with them is always a blast, the jokes are hilarious and come at a never ending rate.

Ares Armor is operated by Combat Veterans, some who just came back from Afghanistan as some of these photos were being taken.

Although lighthearted and goofy at times, Dimitri and his guys at Ares Armor are dead serious about the equipment they sell.

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

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Check it out. My year. In Photos.

December 31st, 2011

A couple weeks ago, I was on the iPad2 on some Reader App looking through Time Magazine, LIFE Magazine and some other publication’s”Year in Photos”. And it gave me an idea, I’ve had a long year, and it’s really been crazy. I haven’t had two projects that were the same, it’s all be such a great and wonderful experience. If we didn’t have calendars, I wouldn’t know where to start.

 

A couple weeks ago, I was on the iPad2 on some Reader App looking through Time Magazine, LIFE Magazine and some other publication’s”Year in Photos”. And it gave me an idea, I’ve had a long year, and it’s really been crazy. I haven’t had two projects that were the same, it’s all be such a great and wonderful experience. If we didn’t have calendars, I wouldn’t know where to start.

 Under each photo there’ll be a short story about why I picked it as my favorite photo.

january

los angeles corporate portrait photographerThe Dentist- She was amazing to work with, she initially wanted just a regular portrait session, but after talking for a few minutes, I was able to convince her to let me sit in and photographer her at work.

 

march

socal headshot photographerKaity. Kaitlyn is an old friend from high school. I don’t keep in contact with her as well as I should, I owe her alot. She introduced me to my wife.

april

orange county wedding photography

The Last Dance, from Alex and Espy’s Wedding. I noticed this gentleman pushing his wife into the wedding venue earlier that day. She spent most of the day in her wheelchair, but when they played the last song, she whispered something to her husband and he helped her up. Alex and Espy told me that she had been battling cancer for quite some time and that their wedding was the first time she got out in a very long time.

may

southern california product photographyAres Armor. These guys brought me out to Oceanside to photograph their Sling. A simple design that can save a warfighter’s life on the battlefield.

june

los angeles fashion photographer

Sheree. Me and her go back all the way through high school. After I switched in during the middle of my Junior year, I didn’t know a soul. Sheree was quick to make friends with me and keep me company.

july

military family photographerPinky+Stinky 365. Communication.  A memory straight from my head. After a long day of training we were sometimes rewarded with the opportunity to write back to our loved ones. Most of the writing that occured during lights out took place under a red light to prevent others from waking up. This photo involved zero photoshop work, it was shot in a single frame.

august

apple valley weddingsMTV from Josh and Theresa’s wedding. MTV gave me a call asking if I had any younger clients who were interested in having their wedding day. I had never worked with such a large entity during a wedding with over 6 videographers and a crane operator, and it was definitely experience. This gentleman is a sound technician partaking in some red velvet cake, note the cheeky wedding attire.

september

rifle photosBOOM! The guys at Ares Armor brought me out to a private range in Southern California. I was there to take some video footage of the group for an instructional video for their sling. I’ve been around guns before, but never as a photographer, standing next to what people are shooting at.(No photographers were harmed during that day.)

october

los angeles car photographer4 car pile up. We had just gotten on the freeway, then traffic abruptly stopped. I was able to stop within inches of hitting the car in front of me, but the driver four cars behind me had no such luck. He ended up causing a chain reaction that would delay our photo session for that night.

november

los angeles wedding photosthe boot. I didn’t think it was possible, but this image marked my first year focusing on weddings primarily. I still photograph other things, but 80% of my work is wedding related.

december

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2 year anniversary. She’s my inspiration and I swear she pushes me to be a better photographer everyday. I owe her everything. I thank God for her everday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year!

 

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Ares Armor at the Range

September 30th, 2011

I had the pleasure of joining the gentlemen of Ares Armor at the range. I got to try the Effin A Compensator as well as the Huskey Amentum Sling.

 

Ares Armor is a tactical equipment retailer is based out of Oceanside California. Specializing in off-the-wall innovative tactical gear, the Marines that run this store know what works and what doesn’t.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the range with the guys at Ares Armor. While there I was able to test out the Ares Armor Effin A compensator as well as the Ares Armor Huskey Amentum Sling.

I took some video at the event as well as some photos. If you were present and would like to get your photos, please email me at john@johncudal.com for the password. If you’ve already got the password please click this link : Range Photos

without further Ado, here are some of the videos and pictures I took from that day with the gentlemen at Ares Armor.

Thank you for stopping by, please look through my portfolio.

John Cudal

(562)713-2018

John@johncudal.com