Archive for the 'Bay Area' 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 […]

A few spots remain for my Intimate Details & Personal Vision Photo Workshop at Point Reyes Feb 13

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Photo: Cloud at sunrise reflected in water at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Photographic Vision: Intimate Details and Personal Connections; A One-Day Photo Workshop Saturday, February 13, 2016 For those of you living in Northern California or traveling to the area, I want to let you know that there are only […]

New NorCal Meetup – San Gregorio State Beach

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Photo: Wildflowers on coastal cliffs at sunset, San Gregorio State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California Last year I signed up during a special promotion to host a local Meetup group, Northern California Landscape, Nature & Travel Photographers. This was something I hoped and thought would be a fun opportunity to get out and meet […]

Something wrong in Shangri La – Using photos to communicate

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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 many beginning […]

Class Photos from the Beaches of Point Reyes Workshop

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

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 paces over […]

Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes Nov 21-23

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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 workshop at […]

Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes July11-13

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Picture: Photographer 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 July 11th through July 13th. The focus of this class will be […]

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 […]

Point Reyes 1-Day Panorama Class – May 10th, 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Picture: Photographer shooting at Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California For photographers living in, or traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area, I” be teaching another of my upcoming Panoramic Point Reyes 1-Day photo workshop which I’ll be leading on Saturday, May 10th, 2014.

Mount Diablo and East Bay Hills; a new Premier Photo Gallery (Where I live.)

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Picture: Spring sunrise over green hills, near Orinda, California I’m delighted to announce that I’ve finally gotten a chance to post a new gallery on my web site, featuring images from my own local area. Introducing my newest Premier Online Photo Gallery, including pictures of Mount Diablo, the Diablo Valley, and the East Bay Hills. […]






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