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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Picture: Rainbow over a forest after a storm, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta County, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications. – ID# shas-2139) — For reasons I won’t go into right now, this is probably the most thankful Thanksgiving I’ve had in a long time. To that end, […]

My Best Yosemite Shot Ever

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Photo: Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately. I feel like I haven’t created any true masterworks of photography in at least a few weeks. Inspired by countless images of Yosemite shared in photo-havens like Flickr, Facebook, and Instagram, and wow’d by the millions […]

All Quiet on the Western Front

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Picture: Mist rising of unnamed lake in the Hope Valley, Alpine County, California Regular readers of my blog posts might have noticed a longer than usual gap in my blog posts, so I thought I better chime in to let people know I’m still here. Typically I try to post something on the blog about […]

Learning about Life and Photography by Jumping from a Plane

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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 some of […]

Haleakala NP, HI – House of the (Rising) Sun

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Photographing the sunrise at Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii Picture: Sunrise as seen from the summit of Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii My family recently returned from a summer vacation holiday trip to Maui. Months before, my wife had asked what I’d like to do for my fiftieth birthday. As an almost off-the-cuff remark I […]

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 […]

REVIEW: The Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks Video Tutorial

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Picture: Sunset over San Gregorio State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California This last summer, during my six-week family vacation hiatus, I knew I was going to get very little real work done. So to feel like I was still being productive, I reached out to a few fellow photographers who were nice enough to […]

Quick Trip Report: Bumpy Roads in the Southwest

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Picture: Sunrise light over Lake Powell and Navajo Mountain, Glen Canyon NRA, Utah Have you ever had one of those trips where you felt like for one reason or another, your head just wasn’t quite screwed on correctly. Well, I felt that way a few times on this trip. I’ve missed out on a couple […]

See Me, Hear Me; Upcoming Bay Area Presentations

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Picture: Storm clouds at sunset passing behind Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, California I’m delighted to announce I’ll be giving my presentation “Photographing California; Two books, Two Approaches” at several upcoming venues here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first event is next week, and the second is in mid-September. In this presentation I […]

Thus ends the lazy days of an unplugged summer

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Picture: People spending a day at the Beach, La Jolla Shores, San Diego County coast, California Click on photo to see a larger version. So I’m curious, as photographers and people of the modern era, do you unplug from your camera? What about unplugging from your phone and email. If so, for how long? Is […]

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