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The Near-Death of a Local Photographic Icon

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Picture: Stars over the wreck of the Point Reyes, Inverness, Marin County, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications. – 151002b_BA2-0250) The Near-Death of a Local Photographic Icon or … Bad Photographers & Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. A few weeks ago, a local photographic icon known as […]

Photography Experience Not Required

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Picture: Photographer at work on the beach at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Begin < !-RANT-! > This one just left me shaking my head. Sure, there are probably times when you think the words “Photography Experience Not Required” might be completely applicable or acceptable. But how about in a job listing for […]

BOOK REVIEW – More Than A Rock by Guy Tal

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

More Than A Rock by Guy Tal Publisher: Rocky Nook 256 pages $39.95 USD I got my entrance into the world of professional photography by working for one of greats; Galen Rowell was a world-class adventurer, photographer, and author whose writing was on par with his amazing photography. His writing managed to bring a wonderful […]

A journey of twists and turns on a photographic path.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Picture: Curving road below mountain range dusted by first snow of fall, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications. – ID# gtnp-1097e) People often ask how I got started in photography. It surprises many to learn this wasn’t a chosen path of a deep-seated, had-to-follow […]

Class photos from my Beaches of Point Reyes Workshop

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Picture: Photographers at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I’m delighted to present a selection of images taken by the participants of my recent “Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes” photo workshop. At the end of this post, you’ll see a great “Behind the Scenes” shot that is worth checking out. *Note: […]

New NorCal Meetup – San Gregorio State Beach

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Photo: Wildflowers on coastal cliffs at sunset, San Gregorio State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California Last year I signed up during a special promotion to host a local Meetup group, Northern California Landscape, Nature & Travel Photographers. This was something I hoped and thought would be a fun opportunity to get out and meet […]

What is, and how do you develop a Personal Vision and Style?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Picture: Wave breaking on coastal rocks at sunset near Stinson Beach, Marin County, California This month I have the privilege of being an invited guest photography mentor for an online photographic community where I get to provide advice, critiques, and insights regarding the participant members’ photos. In the forum, a member asked what I think […]

A teaching moment: Bracket the length of your exposures

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Picture: Photographer shooting at dawn, Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California One of the things I love about teaching workshops are those moments out in the field when I can help a participant solve a problem, especially if it means getting them to think about, explore, play with, or see something differently. […]

Featured interview in PhotoShelter’s new Business Guide

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Picture: Panoramic photo of photographers lined up to shoot the sunrise at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California. I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been featured in an interview profile in PhotoShelter‘s newest business guide, The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography Business. I’ve been downloading, reading, and enjoying each of the guides that […]

Should instructors take pictures during workshops?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Picture: Photography workshop participants shooting the sunset at the Point Reyes Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California – (All of the pictures in this post were taken of participants working in the field during my most recent “Point Reyes On-Assignment” Photography workshop.) Should instructors also take pictures when leading photography workshops? Let’s start […]

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