Archive for the 'Travel' Category

To Be or Not To Be A Panorama

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Pin It 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 […]

Class Photos from Point Reyes On-Assignment Workshop

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Pin It Picture: “Someone is awake.” First light on a foggy morning at the Historic Lifeboat Station on Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Prescript: My shot (above) was taken with my newest camera, the Sony RX100-mIII, a high-end 20mp Point-n-Shoot, which I’ve been putting through the paces and will be reviewing […]

Featured interview in PhotoShelter’s new Business Guide

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Pin It 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 […]

Should instructors take pictures during workshops?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Pin It 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? […]

Video: Chasing fall colors in the Eastern Sierra

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Pin It Toward the end of last year I set out to start learning a little bit of my camera’s video capabilities and using Adobe Premier editing software. As part of that learning process, I decided as a bit of a self-assignment to make a photographer-friendly travelogue video about photographing the fall colors in California’s […]

Panorama overlooking West Maui from high on Haleakala

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Pin It Picture: Overlooking Central and West Maui from high on the slopes of Haleakala, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii (See links below to see larger versions of this picture.) During our family summer vacation last month, I only had one very brief chance to visit Haleakala National Park. As I mentioned in my last […]

Point Reyes On-Assignment Photo Workshop Sept 26-28

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Pin It Picture: Cliffs of Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I’m again leading a 3-day Photo Workshop, “Point Reyes – On Assignment” at the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore on September 26-28, 2014. This workshop is sponsored by the National Park’s non-profit partnership organization, the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and […]

Aerial view over Maui and tips for shooting from airlines

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Aerial view of clouds and sugar cane fields over south central Maui while on approach to Kahalui Airport, Maui, Hawaii I started my last post with the idea that photography, especially travel photography, is often about finding yourself balanced between things you can and can’t control. And such is exactly the case […]

Travel Photography is often about Get What You Can

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Pin It 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 […]

Starburst images on the Nikon web site

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Sunburst behind rocky spire near Vogelsang Pass, Cathedral Range, Yosemite National Park, California A couple weeks ago I mentioned that one of my images from The Subway in Zion National Park was being used on the Nikon web site in their Learn & Explore section. I’m pleased to let you know that […]






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