Year in Review: 10 Photos of 2019

2019 was an eventful year. I finished grad school just a week ago, getting my Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in December 2019.

At work, I am a tech specialist, graphic designer and marketer for my library, so I had a chance to help with my library’s big grand re-opening celebration this fall. The library was renovated and has a new play area, makerspace, cafe and computers.

I traveled to New York City, Detroit, San Diego and Pasadena this year. Now that I am finished with school, my goal for 2020 is to travel more and focus on more photography projects.

More info after the pics.

Christmas decorations at Eastlake in Yorba Linda, December 2019
Christmas at Eastlake | December 2019
Family portrait for my bro and sister-in-law | December 2019

Wedding video | August 2019

Miss California at Placentia Library gala at Richard Nixon Library | August 2019
Placentia Library storytime | June 2019
The Vessel, New York City | April 2019
New York City | April 2019
California poppy superbloom in Anaheim Hills | February 2019
Detroit Auto Show | January 2019
The Henry Ford museum, Detroit | January 2019

This is my fifth full year being into photography, and my fifth annual “10 Photos Of” portfolio. This year, I decided to organize the pictures reverse-chronological, from December to January, without a specific theme or mood for the portfolio as a whole, from travel pictures to portraits.

10 Photos of 2018

10 Photos of 2017

10 Photos of 2016

10 Photos of 2015

10 Photos of 2014

Bonus picture: I have an Instagram devoted to Pokemon Go AR photos and Funko Pop pictures. Click below to follow.

Pokemon Go AR photos

Photos: Yorba Linda Town Center by iPhone

After nearly a decade of development and planning, the Yorba Linda Town Center (YLTC) opened this spring with a few shops like Bristol Farms, and has steadily added new restaurants, a yoga studio and even an outdoor, picnic-bench themed BBQ joint.

The shopping center’s last big-ticket item, a Regal IMAX theater, is set to open around mid-October, according to some reports.

For an October mini photo project, I decided to snap some pictures of the YLTC on my iPhone only. These photos are all taken with my phone and have not been edited. I won’t mention my iPhone model (no, it’s not an 11, though), but many recent phones have had massive improvements in photo quality that sometimes rival DSLRs, at least at wide-angle.

And here’s an AR Pokemon Go photo:

I’m planning on coming back to get some night/sunset shots of the YLTC to show the iPhone’s lower-light capabilities.


Spring 2019

Pictures of the 2019 superbloom in Southern California, including wild California poppies.

Photos by Tim Worden, copyright 2019. All rights reserved.


Spring in New York City

I traveled to New York City with my friend David Takahashi at Twelve Stones Productions for the New York Auto Show. It was a nice spring week with a mix of sun and rain, and temperatures in the 60s, perfect for checking out Manhattan from Central Park and Times Square to the One World Trade Center.

Here are some pictures:

All photos Copyright Tim Worden, 2019.

New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards

New York Auto Show

So long, New York!

All photos copyright Tim Worden, 2019.


2019 Detroit Auto Show

In January, my friend David at Twelve Stones Productions and I traveled to Detroit for a gig to film at the Detroit Auto Show.

We got to film at the Hyundai booth at the opening day of the show, attend a Hyundai “Detroit Rocks” concert, and check out downtown Detroit during a snow storm.

Here are a few pictures:

Detroit Auto Show

Opening day of the Detroit Auto Show, about 5 minutes before the show was opened to the public.
Toyota had a concept of its 2019 Toyota Supra on display, one of the favorites at the show.

Hyundai “Detroit Rocks” Concert

Downtown Detroit and Museums

We got to visit the Detroit Institutes of Art, The Henry Ford, and the Detroit Historical Museum.

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Year in Review: 10 Photos of 2018

Well, that’s a wrap. 2018 was a fun-filled year, but I also took fewer pictures this year than in other years I have been into photography, since work and graduate school kept me pretty busy.

This year, I tried something new by doing a weekly black-and-white photo project on Instagram to test my creativity. It was a useful experiment that taught me about composition and lighting but was challenging to come up with weekly subjects to photograph in grayscale.

The first four pictures are a few of my favorite black-and-whites I took this year, followed by a few more that I tried to use color to show a mood.

Daniel and Katie engagement, January 2018
Daniel and Katie engagement, January 2018
Chicago skyline at night, February 2018
Winter day in Chicago, February 2018
San Francisco Public Library, May 2018
Placentia Library Easter Eggcitement carnival, March 2018
Fall sunset, October 2018
Dusk in Chicago, February 2018
Hot Wheels car at the Chicago Auto Show, 2018

I try to include a video in my year in review posts, and this wedding video, of Victoria & Michael, was a highlight to be able to film and work on this year as they had such a fun wedding.

Looking forward to new photo projects and being able to film more weddings in 2019.

Here are links to my other year-in-review photo blogs: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

Also, here is a picture I took in 2017 but edited in 2018.

Happy New Year!

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Year in Review: 10 Photos of 2017

I have been into photography for four years now. While due to having a full-time job and being in graduate school, I was limited in time to devote to photography this year but still managed to get some gigs and go on some vacations, like to Tennessee and Kentucky, Yosemite and San Diego.

Here are my 10 favorite images taken this year, taken in chronological order. Also see 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Mihaylo Hall at Cal State Fullerton, February 2017. Taken with a Fujifilm disposable camera.

Santiago Oaks Regional Park, March 2017.

Disneyland Park at twilight, April 2017.

Barn in Kentucky, June 2017.

Country road in central Kentucky, June 2017.

With my friend David in Downtown Nashville, June 2017. We traveled to Tennessee and Kentucky to film a wedding:

Dogwood trees in morning light at Yosemite, August 2017.

Watching the total solar eclipse in Downtown San Diego, August 2017.

Smoke rises from the Canyon Fire at sunrise near Anaheim, September 2017.

Eastlake Village Christmas display, December 2017.

Here is a bonus video for a wedding I helped film in September 2017:


Spring 2017

Due to working full time at a library and beginning my master’s program, I had little free for my hobby of photography this spring. I am taking an online master’s Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University, which meant tons of reading, research and late nights this semester.

I still tried to take some pictures, however. Here are a few pictures from January – May 2017.

Disneyland, April 2017

Disneyland, April 2017

Santiago Oaks Regional Park, March 2017

Santiago Oaks Regional Park, March 2017

Santiago Oaks Regional Park, March 2017

Panorama of Santiago Oaks Reginal Park, March 2017

Testing the new Panasonic GH5 camera, April 2017

Disposable Camera
Rowland Heights, April 2017. Taken with a Fujifilm disposable camera

Bikers on the Santa Ana River Trail, March 2017

Santa Ana, March 2017

Mihaylo Hall at Cal State Fullerton, February 2017. Taken with a Fujifilm disposable camera.

Anaheim, March 2017

Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center, January 2017

The 91 Freeway in Anaheim, January 2017

Old Towne Orange, April 2017

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Year in Review: 10 Photos of 2016

This year marks the third full year I have been into photography. While a filmed a few weddings and took event photos at work, this year I focused for the most part on my favorite genres of photography: architecture and nature.

In selecting these images, I attempted to go for a slow, reflective mood, as several only suggest there are people around and others feature people, cars and a plane in the background. Three were taken with disposable cameras, part of a two-year photo project. Of course, the wedding video has an upbeat, celebratory tone.

Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center on opening day for Angels baseball, April 2016

Sunset, December 2015

Fullerton Arboretum, March 2015

Disposable Camera
Montana de Oro State Beach, July 2016

Santa Ana, December 2015

“Love Trumps Hate,” UCLA, November 2016

Leap Day’s end in Placentia, February 2016

Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center, October 2016

Santa Monica Pier, November 2016

Thanks for viewing. Here are my 2015 Year in Review and 2014 Year in Review favorite 10 images. Photos by Tim Worden, all rights reserved.



Photos of the Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center taken over a few different days in August-October 2016. Photos by Tim Worden.