Archive for November, 2012


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Melissa Crash Barrera is best known for her work on NBC’s MUN2 network as a TV personality. You can spot her at any major red carpet event like the NCLR ALMA Awards or Latin Grammys interviewing the famous.

I had an awesome time making these images with Crash. The only challenge: to shoot all our concepts under an hour due to the rental studio’s time limit. Lucky for Me, Crash was a true professional and very camera friendly so we got the shots!


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

From the ALMA Awards to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and everywhere else in between. Rivera is a a very funny comic with a promising future. Make sure to catch him on tour near a city near you. Visit his site at for upcoming tour dates.

FLP PHOTO WORKSHOP – January 5, 2013

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

During this five-hour photo workshop, Traffic Magazine photographer Frankie will pass on his camera-wielding tutelage. Attendees learn through hands-on lessons, practicing shutter-snapping skills with models present during the workshop.

This workshop will cover shooting in natural light and the basic operation of the camera’s tools: f-stops, shutter speed, exposure, cropping, composition and depth of field.

What we will cover:
the relationship between aperture, shutter speed & ISO
how and why to use your camera in Manual mode
exposure, white balance & focus modes
looking for good “light” anytime of the day
composition & angles

digital SLR camera
passion to learn
Completed registration

early bird – $200 (Until December 14th)
reg Fee – $240 Cost includes live models, lunch & drinks
by phone 559.287.3978
by email

To register please download the workshop registration form

Class size is limited to 4-6 so we can offer personal attention to each attendee. All registrations must be secured with a deposit.

Saturday, January 5, 2013
10am – 3pm

Traffic Magazine/Frankie Leal Photography Studio
1749 11th St. Reedley, CA

Restaurant Photography

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

What I love best about my job is not one assignment is exactly the same. New location, different people, different stories. It never gets boring. I had the pleasure in photographing the School House Restaurant & Tavern’s executive chef along with some dishes for a local publication. Bon appetit.


Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

I have been interested in photographing MMA fighters for a while now. So when I got the call for this project I jumped all over it. I lit the fighter with three small lights creating lots of mood and contrast.