The "Capturing True Emotion" workshop is driven by the dynamic duo of Val Westover, a dedicated author and portrait photographer, and Stephanie Adriana, an author and award-winning fine-art photographer. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversized head, the two provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization. During the four hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, you'll learn how to control depth of field by adjusting the aperture, strategies for lighting an artful chupacabra sighting, how to compose a family portrait so that there’s not always a burning zeppelin in the background, how to avoid red eyes using alternative angles, and more. After the workshop, you'll depart with Val Westover's book, A Photographer’s Guide to Success, which comes bound tightly with tips, tricks, practice exercises, reference material, and glue.
The California coast lends a sparkling backdrop to the Dana Point Harbor Boat Show where, for the 12th year running, boat enthusiasts and marine-related exhibitors converge to discuss and celebrate the latest watery wares. Snaking along the harbor's docks, show-goers wade through a trove of exhibitor booths that includes the Ocean Institute and California and Pacific Northwest Yachts. Power and sail vessels—by such makers as Albemarle, East Bay, and Ocean—model varying modes of aquatic transport, and gadget enthusiasts get first glimpse at in-water features such as electronics, fishing gear, and apparel that emboldens seafarers to take on the angry seas or finally stand up to the office drinking fountain and its aggressively unpredictable spray.
C.B. Weseloh was tinkering on cars at his combined service station, garage, and towing service way back in the 1920s. Today, the Weseloh Auto Group continues his legacy, with nine family members working full time at various stores throughout the state. Overseeing Chevy, Kia, Nissan, Honda, and Yamaha dealerships, the Weselohs connect drivers with a host of quality new or preowned vehicles. Weseloh Nissan offers an array of express services, each of which will be completed in 30 minutes or less and includes a multipoint inspection. John Arnold heads up the service team, and Tony Gervacio and the fellas in the parts department track down Nissan brake pads for your GT-R or designer paddles for your Xterra's pet kayak.
Ortega Car Wash & Lube’s friendly automotive technicians keep cars clean from the inside out with routine oil changes and meticulous hand washes. Offering four car-wash packages, they can refresh your vehicle with a simple wash and dry or a more intensive service that includes vacuuming, tire dressing, and a clear-coat protector. When they aren’t refreshing interiors with leather-seat treatments and carpet shampooing, technicians pop open the hood to soothe coughing engines with fresh helpings of brake fluid and cold medicine. A gift shop stocks air fresheners and other accessories designed to keep cars purring contentedly for miles down the road.
At Crown Valley Auto Spa & Detail Center, an advanced computer system winks to life at the sight of besmirched autos and runs its program to dole out precise portions of water, soap, and wax that leave cars sparkling. Beyond the computerized wash bay, technicians draw on extensive experience to manually chase dirt from finishes, and they sojourn inside to slough grit and smudges from interiors.
While the staff keeps an eye on dirt, a water-reclamation system keeps an eye on the environment by filtering and recycling all of the auto spa’s water. Clean water helps to keep rides cleaner for longer by reducing the spotting that often occurs after rinsing vehicles with unfiltered water or driving too close to cars with the chicken pox.