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take a look at the pictures...

...but you already have.

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Just in case you are wondering.
All images in this photostream are ©Stephen Moore.
These images are not free stock, please contact me directly if you would like to use a photograph from my stream.


I offer one-on-one lessons if you are in or around the California area.

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2 Eyes

27" iMac
15" Macbook Pro
w/ Adobe photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3.4.1, & Photomatix Pro 4.0.2.

Nikon D700
Nikon D7000

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens
Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF Autofocus
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens
Nikkor 105 mm f/2.8 G ED-IF AF-S VR Macro Nikkor Lens
Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

SB-800/SB-600 & some lightstands, umbrellas, & lastolite softbox.
Manfrotto 804RC2 tripod/GorillaPod
Tamrac Evolution 9

-Lee Filter Holder System Foundation Kit which does not include the Lens Adaptor Ring. Together it's about $150 & no you do not see the filter when shooting even @ 10mm
-4"x6" Lee .75 ND Grad Hard
-4"x6" Lee .6 ND Grad Soft
-4"x6" 3-stop Singh-Ray Daryl Benson Reverse GND
-4"x6" Cokin Z-Pro Graduated Neutral Density filter: Tobacco 125S
-4"x4" Lee .9 ND
-4"x4" Hitech 1.2 ND
-77mm Hoya ND400
-77mm Hoya Polarizer

My Site:

Clients I've worked for:

Marriott Newport Beach
Synchronicity Marketing, Inc.
Woodend, Nessel & Friends
Agee Construction

smgallery - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

ETA: Please do not be offended if I don't add you as a contact right away. Come to my stream & comment on my pics. After I get to know you, then I'll add you in return.

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    JGo9 says:

    "If you've seen Stephens stream I know you would agree that he can do no wrong with a camera in his hands. Everything that he takes just comes out looking so sick! With that said lets be honest his ocean/coastal shots are the bees knees. I've seen a lot of similar shots and trust me none of them come close to his work. When it comes to those types of shots it's his world and we're just livin' in it. Thanks Stephen for sharing your work and the occasional filter tip from time to time."

    January 22nd, 2011

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    Michael Bandy says:

    "Stephen is an amazingly talented photographer. His landscape and nature photography is awesome and inspiring. His seascape work is some of the best I have ever seen and his innate ability to see the shot he wants in his mind and nail it almost every time is astonishing. He knows light and has the technical know-how to mold it to his desire. I learn from him every time he posts a picture, but I have been lucky enough to shoot with him a few times and even help out on a few shoots with him and Hector. He is a great photographer and a good friend. Keep it up brotha!!"

    November 24th, 2009

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    zman z28 says:

    "Stephens work speaks for itself. His photos are incredible. I had the chance to meet Stephen at the Minnesota State Fair. He's definately a cool dude. If you get the chance, check him out, you'll meet a down to earth guy. He makes great lemonade too. Buy it!"

    September 9th, 2009

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    BigBoyDrums ( says:

    "What can I say about Stephen that has not been said......his work is amazing!!!!! He has an amazing eye for detail, color, composition, etc. He is a person that I have come to count on as a friend. Shooting with him is always fun, and we always walk away with at least 1 good shot! I am lucky to be able to call him a friend and I know there are many more things in store for both of us.....Keep your eyes open....we gonna take over OC!"

    June 15th, 2009

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    raspy transport says:

    "Wow - it's all I can say after seeing smgallery's photos. Inspiring, to say the least. EVERY time I go to the beach I always write down what shutter/aperture/exposure levels he used so I can (at least) attempt the perfect shot. His photo's are full of depth and color, and he never ceases to amaze me with every upload. He is definitely someone I look up to, and hope that one day I can be as good as he is!

    Thanks for sharing with us!"

    April 15th, 2009

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    [ Kane ] says:

    "Steven's work is fantastic, very inspiring, very creative."

    April 12th, 2009

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    Extra Medium says:

    "I stole Stephen's Sigma lens cover for the direct and intentional purpose of attempting to contact intergalactic lifeforms to break his code of amazing landscape photos. His cover, rigged on top of a contraption engineered from electrical conduit, 3 hair brushes, a pack of marbles, the 14 of Spades (from a metric deck of cards), a metric ton of duck feathers, 1500 blue square Legos, a headshot of Mr. T and fastened by the leftover remains of Easter peeps circa 2001. I was only successful on my tenth attempt to contact alien lifeforms because the previous nine tries I forgot to activate the flux capacitor, and I was aimed over Canada. I decoded the message from the Cygnus X-1 galaxy to understand that Stephen's unique style and vividness of photos are a combination of skill, passion, patience, Maple & Brown Sugar oatmeal and some expensive filters. Plus, the Explore Donkey has him on speed dial asking for his advice.

    Stephen is a great guy, and hopefully after I get my communication device out of the county impound, I'll be able to return his lens hood. Hopefully it will bring me the same amount of luck it has brought him. And hope he doesn't mind a little extra peep residue on it."

    March 25th, 2009

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    adrians_art says:

    "For me Stephen is in the top ten photographers here on flickr, I just love his work and the way he sees the world and along with this technical skills and the way he uses the light you have just got to sit up at take notice, well done Stephen keep them coming dear friend"

    March 21st, 2009

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    silly volcano says:

    "one sentence...HE IS AMAZING"

    March 6th, 2009

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    jeremy-moore says:

    "First of all, stephen's a great guy, he always answers my e-mail questions and he has helped me out big time with learning HDR just by studying his work. Second, he's an awsome photographer, one of the best on flickr no doubt, with great diversity in his work. He is a great inspiration to me, I look foward to every post he puts up and when I check my contacts page, if he has posted he's the first one I look at.........Amazing work Stephen, keep me inspired!"

    March 6th, 2009

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    Robbie  Swan says:

    "This dude is in my Top 5 Best Flickr Photographers! Without a doubt!! His work is of a very high quality and each image is just inspiring.

    I am not gonna say much else, ill let his photos do the talking! Keep up the great great work man, your photo stream rules!!"

    March 3rd, 2009

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    Vala Run says:

    "Stephen Moore, what a great photographer and artist, one of my most favorite person here on Flickr ;°) I love his work, he can always bring out the wow from my mouth, just awesome artist and I know he will be or are today famous for his work.
    I wish him all the luck and health in the future and hope someday I can meet with him just so I can talk about his work ;°) maybe someday....

    Steve my friend, you are a great artist,
    My best, Vala"

    March 2nd, 2009

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    fantastic zipper says:

    "The Images this person creates are amazing. I wish I could do what he does. I am a huge fan. Thanks for inspiring me even though I will never do what you do. :)"

    March 1st, 2009

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    Sarai | Fotography says:

    "Stephen is without a doubt one of my favorite people on Flickr. I can't come to his photostream without exclaiming "wow" at everything he posts. He is hands down one of the best photographers I've met on Flickr. An absolute inspiration and insanely talented. You.Are.Awesome. Period."

    February 28th, 2009

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    Chicago Love says:

    "I can see Mr. Moore's heart through his pictures. His perspective should be in line with perfection. "Great Capture, Great Moment, Great Photographer"

    November 13th, 2008

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    Surreal McCoy (Alvin Brown) says:

    "Stephen combines perfect technique with an artist's eye, and the result is brilliance! One of the best galleries I've seen on Flickr."

    January 9th, 2009

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    _Paula AnDDrade says:

    "I was mesmerized by the beauty of his photos since the very first time I saw his stream, I was like 'Wow', 'OMG', 'WooooW', faving one photo after the other.
    One doesn't need to spend much time looking at his images to come to the conclusion this is a " WOW stream" of an Amazing Photographer!
    I can only thank you Steve, for sharing so many breathtaking, inspiring pieces of art with us!
    I'm so glad to have found your work here!
    Love, ;*******

    June 2nd, 2008

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    Lewosky says:

    "I recomend you to see Stephen's photostream because is fantastic, his photos are impressive with a fabulous treatment. Only he can do photos with such beautiful and spectacular colours. Is in fact, one of my favourite contacts. Best wishes for Stephen and his family. See you...

    Jacobo Fraga."

    May 28th, 2008

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    Tera.Tess says:

    "Oh yes, Stephen, I will be back every time when I need colors and beauty if you dont mind!"

    April 9th, 2008

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    peapodluv says:

    "I'm so glad to have found Steve's work, some of the best photography on here, and damn good HDR to boot. somehow finds all the picturesque locations that we all dream about on our screen savers. Steve you inspire, and if i can't have your talent then at least i can be part of your images...Soon!"

    March 25th, 2008

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    Sandmania says:

    "Steve is a talented, unique individual and has a view of an artist.

    The technical aspect of his images is excellent. He puts himself into his work, and gets the most out of it. The best part is that he shares it with all of us!

    The variety in his work is excellent and his stream is always a treat to view. I encourage you all to visit his images and view his extremely talented work."

    March 11th, 2008

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    GREATONE! says:

    "This guys work is nuts! I always look forward to see what he'll pop up next. His style is full of life, and just simply amazing! It's an honor to have him as one of my contacts.

    Keep it up man!"

    January 15th, 2008

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    icy wound says:

    "If Steve's images don't catch your eye instantly, his personality sure will. Steve's image encompass everything from the simplistic beauty and happiness of his daughter and his love for her to the surreal and serene landscape images within his stream.

    Steve's recent set of coastal and surfing images are top notch and worthy of many photography awards. His eye, sense of composition, capturing of light and total enthusiasm for photography truly makes Flickr a better place to explore."

    December 24th, 2007

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    Miro-Foto says:

    "What I love most about Steve’s flickr collection is the diversity in his work. Steve beautifully captures everything from babies to beach sunsets, portraits to photojournalism, flowers to architecture, insects to surfers and much more. One can never get bored seeing Steve’s photostream. Not only does he have such range in his captures, his images are absolutely remarkable – diversity coupled with quality/professional images is a rare combination which Steve possesses and I for one am very impressed with the entire body of his work.

    So sit down, stay awhile – click through Steve’s various sets – I guarantee you’ll have a remarkable visit at Steve’s corner of the flickr world."

    December 12th, 2007

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    lachlansear says:

    "Steve's photos are simply amazing. His absolute mastery of light, colour and composition result in perfect photos every time... and his variety is to be commended. Keep up the amazing work..."

    November 18th, 2007

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    Mista Yuck says:

    "smgallery, Steve, is always blowing me away with the quality of his images. The variety in his work is excellent, his stream is always a treat to view. Definitely a great stream to watch and anticipate each new addition."

    October 15th, 2007

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    TATI - Rosario Arg says:

    "I´m glad that I´ve found your pictures smgallery, they´re really amazing! ... Thank you for adding me as a contact as well. Good luck and I´m looking forward to new pictures from you! Kisses. Tati from Rosario, Argentina"

    October 13th, 2007

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    nhanhauzinha says:

    "He is a great photographer, one of the best I've ever seen, his pictures are always fantastic, so perfect! He is a very gentle person too."

    August 31st, 2007

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    e|[d]|ge. says:

    "Some of the most beautiful photos that I have found on Flickr. The best of colors and best of demensions. Strinking and energetic photos!"

    August 30th, 2007

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    *Syltastic* says:

    "One of the most beautiful galleries on Flickr.I could sit here all day,watch your slideshows and get inspired.You're my lil Flickr hero! :)"

    June 5th, 2007

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    :: Igor Borisenko Photography :: says:

    "Thank you for adding me to your contacts!!! I'm so glad you did! You are such a wonderful photographer and artist! I will be looking forward to your amazing work as fast as it comes and I can already see that you are going to be a lot of inspiration for me :)"

    May 22nd, 2007

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    alchemyst2010 says:

    "i saw your photos and i love them all, there is life on it, full of colors and stories. i can say that you have the talent, go for it bro, and inspire the other flickrminded tribe.thanks for sharing."

    May 18th, 2007

Stephen Moore
February 2007
San Pedro
Huntington Beach, United States
I am:
Male and Taken
steve [at]