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A much-needed Los Padres Sunset – Pt. 1

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Photo: Storm clouds over road in Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications. – 160107_CMT-0013) Just after the New Year holiday had passed, I had a chance to join a friend for a quick trip to the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey […]

Off the Beaten Path Point Reyes Workshop May 4-6

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Picture: Trees at sunset, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Join me for a wonderfully intimate photo workshop called “Off the Beaten Path” in early May at the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore. This mid-week workshop is guaranteed to avoid the crowds. It starts on Wednesday, May 4th and concludes on Friday, May 6th. […]

Intimate Details & Personal Visions – Point Reyes Workshop Class photos

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

In mid-February I was delighted to teach a one-day workshop at the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. This class focused on developing a stronger personal photographic vision by seeking out beauty in more intimate details to be found at a location. Finding intimate visions of beauty at a scenic beach seems like it’s a given, […]

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 […]

Sunset from Mount Diablo – A quick tip for shooting panoramas

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Picture: A panoramic sunset spreads sunbeams out over the East Bay Hills as seen from Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California (Click here to see a larger 1200-pixel version.) A few weeks ago my daughter had to complete an assignment on shooting landscape photos for her high school photography class. One day after […]

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 […]

A few spots remain for my Intimate Details & Personal Vision Photo Workshop at Point Reyes Feb 13

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Photo: Cloud at sunrise reflected in water at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Photographic Vision: Intimate Details and Personal Connections; A One-Day Photo Workshop Saturday, February 13, 2016 For those of you living in Northern California or traveling to the area, I want to let you know that there are only […]

My Favorite Cellphone Snaps From 2015

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Picture #01: A cold glass of IPA beer sitting in the sunlight at the Hop Grenade, Concord, California. At the end of last year I put together my annual Best of 2015 photographic collection. Those shots were from my “real” camera, i.e. my Nikon D800, and my “Just for fun Point-n-Shoot” ultra-awesome Sony Rx100mIII. What […]

My Favorite Photos of 2015 – A Year-End Retrospective

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Please enjoy this year-end collection of images made over the course of 2015. For reasons that I won’t go into here, 2015 was not my most productive year of shooting. However, as a wise person once said, it’s the quality that counts, not the quantity. Fortunately, I can still look back over these images and […]

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 […]






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