Club Autosport Opening and Sushi Making Class – Throw Back Thursday 

Several ago I worked on a very part time basis photographing weddings. It was a lot of fun and I met some wonderful people both at them and through networking events. In 2012 one of these events included the 4th Anniversary for Club Auto Sport, a venue that both rents beautiful luxury cars to its members and also had events in which guests could see amazing cars they may never see anywhere else. I’d been told the event was dress as you like and after seeing a beautiful dress on my way day after day I knew I’d be wearing it for the event. In honor of their ninth year anniversary coming up tomorrow, this event is  half of my Throw Back Thursday.

One of the people I was delighted to hear was coming was Esther, the main videographer and owner of  Newman Media Services. She and I always had lots of fun at events together. This photo was posed and yet instead of smiles we were just cracking each other up as always. I do wish I knew what we were laughing so hard at in this photo.

Ironically, Esther and I never worked an event together. While it’s unlikely I’d go back to shooting weddings, if I ever do I’d definitely like to work with her.

As I was at the event as a guest and there were many pros at the event, I mainly enjoyed watching and participating. Although Matt and I were not quick enough to get tickets this year, I hope we are for next year’s huge ten year celebration  so we can both enjoy mingling and the beautiful cars on display.

One thing I didn’t get pictures of, yet wished I had was of Mr. Shin of Michi Sushi and his sushi demonstration. For that he had several assistants bring a huge tuna in and carved it up to give everyone the freshest sashimi they would ever have.

I did have the opportunity to photograph him and his team in action several times after that. A one I was at his sushi class for beginners. I was able to both photograph the event and try my hand at the skill.

Mr. Shin stressed that both fresh ingredients and a properly chosen and sharpened sushi knife were required.

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During the class we learned how to make a great starter roll for beginners, the California roll. It’s easy to make and yet, if you do not roll in with enough pressure it will fall apart as you cook it. Sure enough one of my pieces, did in fact, fall apart.

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Despite this, I had fun at this event, also. Perhaps I’ll take another sushi making class in the future.  I’ll be posting more pics of another even with Mr. Shin later on in this blog.

~  Danielle



45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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