10Jul

2017 Comic-Con is Almost Here!

By, July 10, 2017

Like the line of people in the photo below, the 2017 Comic-Con International is around the corner! Hordes of zombies, princesses, and caped crusaders will soon be invading our town (more specifically, the San Diego Convention Center) on July 20th – 23rd. This event has been taking place in San Diego since 1973, when a group of science fiction, comic book, and movie fans organized a comic book convention. Since that inaugural year, which drew about 100 attendees, Comic-Cons have had attendance exceeding 130,000! These devotees flock to San Diego annually, and are treated to sneak peeks of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy movies, shows, and literature.

Our True Photography headquarters is just 5 blocks from the Convention Center, so we get to see all the attendees as they pass by! In anticipation of this year’s Comic-Con, here are highlights from last year’s event.

Line around True building
During this time of year, we arrive to find people lined up around our building, waiting to buy collectible figurines from Funko. We love watching the crowds from our studio, which is a floor above the Funko storefront :)
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Gotta love a gender-reversed Snow White and a loopy Harley Quinn!
Setups at Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Crowds at Comic-Con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Crowds at Comic-Con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Comic-Con advertisements
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con
Dressed up attendees of Comic-con

Bonus points if you can name all the costumed characters above! Also, check out more classic San Diego Comic-Con photos photographed by our studio. See ya at the ‘Con :)

09Jan

Best Coast Beer Fest

By, January 09, 2017

Spring is getting closer, which means it’s almost time for the Best Coast Beer Fest in Embarcadero Park! This festival takes place near our San Diego studio, and showcases over 200 varieties of beer and cider. There are nearly 100 West Coast craft breweries represented, with beautiful views of the surrounding bayfront and Downtown San Diego. During the event, attendees can mingle with local brewers, sample craft brews, and browse merchandise from artisan vendors. Participants can also grab a bite at Food Truck Alley, relax in the sun, or burn off calories at a lawn game nearby. 

This year’s festival takes place on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, with General Admission from 2-5pm, and live performances throughout the day. The event benefits Cancer for College, which was founded by two-time cancer survivor and double amputee Craig Pollard. Craig’s charity has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships to over a thousand people around the country! So while enjoying a tasty craft brew, you can also be helping others :)

Below are some highlights we photographed from last year’s event. If you would like to attend this year, please click here to buy your tix. Cheers!

Overall view of eventgoers at local cancer charity event, Best Coast Beer Fest in Downtown San DiegoWest Coast breweries hand out samples during Best Coast Beer FestGreenflash Brewing Company hands out beer tasters to eventgoers at craft beer festival in Downtown San DiegoFriends play lawn games during cancer charity event, Best Coast Beer FestEventgoers show off their Pretzel Necklaces at Beer Festival in Downtown San DiegoEvent goers taste beer samples from St. Archer Brewery during Best Coast Beer Fest in Downtown San Diego, CaliforniaEvent goer with wrestling mask at Best Coast Beer FestYoung eventgoers have fun drinking beer at Best Coast Beer Fest in Embarcadero ParkEventgoers wait in lines for local food trucks at Best Coast Beer FestYoung Couple playing lawn games at Best Coast Beer FestYoung couple toasts beer glasses at Best Coast Beer FestAlesmith Brewing Company hands out beer to eventgoers at Best Coast Beer FestEvent goer with Sausage and Meat underwear merchandise during Best Coast Beer FestCustom beer glass art at Best Coast Beer Fest at Embarcadero ParkEventgoers sit and talk under tented lounge during Best Coast Beer FestCancer Prevention and Beer merchandise at Best Coast Beer FestSt. Archer Brewing Company brewer interacts with event goers at craft beer boothEvent goers pose for group photo at ACE Cider Booth during Best Coast Beer FestStay Classy wooden sign outside booth at Best Coast Beer FestSpeakeasy Ales and Lagers talk to eventgoers during cancer charity event, Best Coast Beer FestBest Coast Beer Fest Taster Glass filled with beerBrewers from Lagunitas Brewing Company pose for fun group photo during Best Coast Beer FestLive band performs for crowd on lawn of Embarcadero Park during beer festivalGroup of girls smile and pose for group photo during Best Coast Beer FestFriends hug and toast with beer tasters during cancer charity event, Best Coast Beer FestCooler filled with west coast craft beers during Best Coast Beer Fest2 Towns Ciderhouse brewers pose for photo at booth during Best Coast Beer Fest Night photo of Best Coast Beer Festival

27Jun

Clash at Clairemont with Tony Hawk

By, June 27, 2016

Over the weekend, we attended the Clash at Clairemont fundraiser as a guest of Tony Hawk, where we photographed him and the day’s activities. Along with Tony Hawk, the event featured legendary skateboarders such as Andy MacDonald, Bob Burnquist, and Ryan Sheckler. Guests of the packed event were treated to showcases by these world-class skaters, as well as live music by bands such as Agent Orange.

In addition to being an exciting day, the Clash at Clairemont event was for a great cause. Proceeds went to support the Mission Valley YMCA / Krause Family Bike and Skatepark, an action sports facility here in San Diego. A donation was also presented to Grind for Life, an organization founded by life-long skateboarder Mike Rogers after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. All in all, it was an amazing event, and a fun chance to see skate masters in action.

We have put together a selection of our favorite images from the shoot, below. Enjoy :)

Tony Hawk Skateboarding Half Pipe San Diego Clash at ClairemontMike Rogers Mike Mcgill Skateboarding Grind For Life Charity Event Tony Hawk Bob Burnquist Skateboarding Half Pipe San Diego Clash at ClairemontSkateboarding Andy Macdonald Half Pipe San Diego Clash at Clairemont Beaver Fleming Skateboarding San Diego Grind For Life Skateboarding Charity Event Grind For Life Tony Hawk Andy MacDonald Bob Burnquist Beaver FlemingTony Hawk Aaron Feldman Skateboarding Half Pipe San Diego Clash at Clairemont Grind For Life

This kid is nine years old (below)!

Tony Hawk Skateboarding Half Pipe San Diego 9 Year Old Shredder

This “kid” is 48 years old (below right) and he still shreds :)

Tony Hawk Aaron Feldman at Clash at Clairemont 2016 Grind For Life Event

To learn more, and to support Grind for Life, please click here.