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Upcoming 2015 Photo Workshops at Point Reyes

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Pin It Photo: Photographers shooting the sunset over the headlands at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I’ll be spending this weekend teaching another great photo workshop at the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore just north of San Francisco. I haven’t bothered mentioning this or promoting it lately since it sold out months ago […]

The irony of my last post; My Best Yosemite Shot Ever!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Pin It Picture: Morning clouds and fog fill Yosemite Valley at sunrise from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California For those of you who saw my last post, My Best Yosemite Shot Ever, you hopefully realized that posted on April 1st, it was indeed an April Fools joke. I was part of a group of […]

Yosemite Valley in Spring; A mini-portfolio at Behance

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Pin It Picture: Clouds on Half Dome at sunset from Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California I’ve recently processed a bunch of images from Yosemite Valley in spring. They are all images I shot over the course of several days while working on my last book project. Click here to see a select mini-portfolio of […]

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 […]






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