Archive for the 'Sunset' Category

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 […]

Trapped in a Hawaiian paradise – a photographer’s dilemma

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Picture: Sunset as seen from the Kona Magic Sands near White Sands Beach Park, Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii When people think about travel or nature photographers, often we think of someone zipping around from spot to spot, tripod slung over a shoulder as they chase the elusive next shot. Most of us do it without […]

To Be or Not To Be A Panorama

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Picture: Sunset light on clouds with full moon rising over Mono Lake from above Conway Summit, Mono County, Eastern Sierra, California Question: Is there a definite point when something can or should be called a “Panorama” vs. a time when it shouldn’t? Is this image a Panorama? If it’s not a Panorama, what would you […]

Travel Photography is often about Get What You Can

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Picture: Palm tree at sunset, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii Almost all travel photography has a combination of things that you as the photographer can or can’t control. Sometimes it simply boils down to a take-what-you-can-get proposition. Nowhere is this more true than when a professional travel photographer takes a family vacation, especially when the family doesn’t […]

The unexpected popularity of an image

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Picture: Sunset over the green east bay hills looking toward Mount Tamalpais in distance, from Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa County, California I admit to sometimes being surprised by the reactions to some of my photos. In this case, it started innocently enough; a client licensed an image. The photo was open in Photoshop. I […]

REVIEW: The Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks Video Tutorial

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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 enough to […]

Cleaning out the Closet Cobwebs

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Picture: Sunset over Moss Beach, San Mateo County coast, California One quick preface note: Next week I’ll be sending out my annual holiday newsletter. If you’d like to get a copy, you can subscribe on my NEWS page. Fill out the top form for my Newsletter, and the bottom form if you’d like copies of […]

The Day the Music Died

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Picture: Sunset light through clouds over Lake MacDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana Well… not really the Music, but rather the day my D800 died… again. I’m finally getting a chance to dig into some of the images I shot this summer while on my extended family vacation. Included among those photos was this panorama I […]

Benjamin Franklin and I – keep your fingers crossed.

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Picture: Sunset over Lassen Peak, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California It is with a great amount of pride and honor that I’d like to announce I’ve learned from my publisher that my book, Photographing California; Volume 1- North, has been nominated as a Top-Three Finalist for the 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in the Regional […]

Photo Borders; a non-political border war

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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 the NGS […]

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