Archive for the 'Stock Photography' 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 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 […]

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 […]

A day in the life of a Photo Edit

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Pin It Picture: Sunset light on the Trona Pinnacles, near Ridgecrest, California Yesterday I announced through my Facebook & Twitter profiles that I’d just completed a weeks long edit of a 10 day trip I took last fall to Death Valley & the Sierra while working on my book, California; Yesterday & Today. It turned […]

I am Ground Rodent

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Pin It Gopher poking head out of ground burrow, Redwood Regional Park, Berkeley Hills, California Photographer Jack Hollingsworth is very popular in the twitter-verse and social media circles. He has recently been posting a number of excellent weblog articles using the title premise, “I am…“. I thought I would take a moment to ride his […]

Vultures & the Perils of Free Photos

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Pin It Picture: A California Condor at the Condor Ridge exhibit of the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Photo by Chuck Szmurlo. Now that I’m back from a week off with my family for Spring Break, I wanted to take a moment and respond to my last post, “Why I Like Free Photos.” From the […]

Why I Like Free Photos

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Pin It Picture: Shelter on Mount Whitney’s summit, Sierra Nevada, California; Photo by Justin Johnsen I know it must sound crazy at first; why would a professional photographer be happy about other photographers giving away their work for free? Given the dire warnings about how microstock was driving the stock photography industry in a race […]

Stock photo searches gone very wrong

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Pin It Picture: Overlooking the coastal hills and coastline between Cambria and San Simeon, Central Coast, San Luis Obispo Co., California Those who know me and my previous experience managing a niche stock agency for a famous photographer might also know that I’ve continued to offer my services on occasional freelance photo editing and photo […]






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