Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Something wrong in Shangri La – Using photos to communicate

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Pin It Photo: The fresh green hills of Briones Regional Park in spring, looking toward Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, California One of the things I always tell participants in my workshops, presentations, and especially when I’m doing professional image critiques or portfolio reviews, is something that is often lost or not truly recognized by […]

Point Reyes On-Assignment Photo Workshop Feb 20-22

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Pin It Picture: Morning light at 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 […]

Class Photos from the Beaches of Point Reyes Workshop

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Looking out from the cliffs above Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Prescript: I hesitate to call this photo (above) a ‘snapshot’, since was taken with my newest camera, the Sony RX100-mIII, a high-end 20mp Point-n-Shoot, which produces some really excellent shots. I’ve been putting this camera through its […]

A teaching moment: Bracket the length of your exposures

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Pin It Picture: Photographer shooting at dawn, Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California One of the things I love about teaching workshops are those moments out in the field when I can help a participant solve a problem, especially if it means getting them to think about, explore, play with, or see […]

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 […]






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