Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Learning about Life and Photography by Jumping from a Plane

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Pin It 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 […]

That Crazy Nikon D800 HDR issue

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Beaver Pond along Mill Creek, Lundy Canyon, Mono County, Eastern Sierra, California There are times when we come across a scene that we, as experienced photographers, know has an exposure range that is beyond what our camera is capable of recording in a single frame. With that in mind, and looking at […]

Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes Nov 21-23

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Photographers shooting the sunrise at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California For any photographers located in or around the San Francisco Bay Area, or traveling to the area, I’ll be teaching another 3-day photographic workshop at Point Reyes on November 21 – 23, 2014. This will be my last […]

Pictures of Lake Tahoe & Carson Pass

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Pin It Recently added photos of the Lake Tahoe, Hope Valley, and Carson Pass region of the Sierra I’ve just added a collection of recently edited and processed photos from the Lake Tahoe, Hope Valley, and Carson Pass region of the Sierra to my online searchable Image Archive, a.k.a. Photo Library. All images are available […]

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 […]






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