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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 […]

Learning about Life and Photography by Jumping from a Plane

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Picture: Tandem paragliders floating down past the moon, Tres Pinos, San Benito County, California What can you learn about life and photography by jumping out of an airplane? Last week I had an opportunity to jump out of a perfectly good airplane while flying at 13,000 feet over the Sacramento Valley. I hear some of […]

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 […]

Doh! Belated announcement: Pt. Reyes Panorama Class

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Picture: Photographer shooting at Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Between being busy before the Holidays, getting sick during the holidays, and now being really busy again after the Holidays, there are actually quite a few things I haven’t even had a chance to share, mention, or promote. Heck, I didn’t even […]

San Francisco PPGBA Presentation Tomorrow 9/19

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Picture: Photographer couple shooting the sunset at the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County, California A quick and friendly reminderif you’re in or near the San Francisco Bay Area; I’m giving another of my “Two Books, Two Approaches” presentations tomorrow night, Sept. 19th, in South San Francisco for the Professional Photographers of […]

Chip Away, Chip Away at the Stone

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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 how I […]

The Gift of Music

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Picture: Scotty Barnhart playing at the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California For nearly a decade my music tastes had reached a plateau. Years ago I was only listening to the radio; I hadn’t yet gotten an iThingy or loaded my music into iTunes. I don’t know what broke the camel’s back, but at […]

Playful Photos and Life Lessons

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Picture: Temporary graffiti; self-portrait (kinda) after “leaving my mark” while snowshoeing with my family at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California “Any old fool can drop on their back in the snow and make a snow angel.” – Me. My family and I were enjoying a snowshoeing adventure this last weekend. At one point on […]

The joy of the catch

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Picture: Fisherman holding up a catch & release steelhead caught in the Sacramento River near the Sundial Bridge in evening light, Redding, California I love to go fishing. I don’t really care if I catch a fish or not; it’s the activity and relaxation that matters. Still, I love the joy and thrill of catching […]

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