Archive for the 'Photo Business' Category

REVIEW: The Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks Video Tutorial

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Sunset over San Gregorio State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California This last summer, during my six-week family vacation hiatus, I knew I was going to get very little real work done. So to feel like I was still being productive, I reached out to a few fellow photographers who were nice […]

Catching up, moving on, and turning off.

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Mount Rainier reflected in Reflection Pond, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington CATCHING UP: As I mentioned in a blog post few weeks ago, I’ve been spending a lot of time recently adding images to my image library. In fact, since wrapping up my last book, Photographing California; vol. 1 – North, I’ve […]

Chip Away, Chip Away at the Stone

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Neal Maloney, owner of Morro Bay Oyster Company, cleaning oysters at his schucking table on his barge in Morro Bay, California Some of you may recognize the title of this post as belonging to an old Aerosmith song. With that chorus pounding in my head, this image and that song describes exactly […]

Photo Borders; a non-political border war

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Trees at sunset, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I’d really love it if you’d leave a comment with your thoughts, personal preferences, or any feedback in general on the following: I’ve been struggling with my own Border War. I’m not talking between countries, and it’s not the TV Show on […]

You want how many, how big? (pt. 2)

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Pin It Picture: Panorama looking out over the Mission District from Delores Park, San Francisco, California Click on the photo to see the image larger. I mentioned in my last blog post that I’d been working on a pretty big image. The 10×80′ panorama of redwood trees was the largest print ever made of one […]

You want it how BIG? (pt.1)

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Pin It Picture: Redwood forest panorama, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Humboldt County, California Click on the photo to see the image larger. I may have previously mentioned in passing that I was working on a pretty big image. Earlier this year I met with a design team working on a project for a new hotel. […]

Photo Call: Your Best Northern California Images

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Sunset light on Mount Lassen above Lake Helen, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California I’m inviting all photographers who are interested and would like to see their work possibly published in a book to submit images for a book project I’m working on about photographing in Northern California. Let’s just get all the […]

Tell me about your first time

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Early Morning Solitude; Fisherman on dock at dawn, Lafayette Reservior, Lafayette, California What was the first picture you sold? (Yes, for real-live money…) This was mine, with all thanks going to my wife, Connie, who convinced me to go out that day. It was 6:00am on a cool December morning. I looked […]

Yosemite Redux – why keeping those extra frames matter.

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Pin It Picture: El Capitan and Half Dome during a late winter sunset, Yosemite National Park, California This week I had a potential client call and ask about a portfolio image similar to the one above. He asked about having Half Dome lighter. I gave him an example of how (IMHO) poorly trying to lighted […]

Classic California Hills in Color

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Sunset along the green hills of Bolinas Ridge in Spring, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin County, California Two things caused me to post this image today. First, I’ve been following a discussion about the ‘history’ of (over)saturated color landscape photography on David Leland Hyde’s weblog. The second factor is that I was […]






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