I captured this photo at the California Photo Festival during a class with Rick Sammon in Pismo Beach, CA. To get an image like this with the sun (or any other bright light in an otherwise low-light scene) as a sunburst you can do one of two things: Use a star filter OR Choose a small aperture setting like f/16…Read More
“In photography, as in life, the most important mathematics is subtraction. Subtract all that is distracting and unnecessary until only the essential remains.” ~Author Unknown It is a well-known fact that while Ansel Adams experimented with color photography, he is best known for his black & white images. He felt that color could be distracting,…Read More
Do you backup your photographs regularly? I confess…I’m not as disciplined about it as I should be. I am an Apple user so I have Time Machine, which works well if I delete something and then realize my mistake within a year or so (or until my external hard drive is full and starts deleting…Read More
Last night I sat at dinner with a friend and checked my email every five minutes or so. A little bit rude? Yeah, but I think I had a reasonable excuse. I was waiting on the results from the first tier judging on my entries to the San Diego County Fair! Are you ready for…Read More
Another Art About Town Rotation, Done! I’m home from a whirlwind weekend in San Luis Obispo. For the next four months, as part of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art: Art About Town program, my photography will be on display in the San Luis Obispo Embassy Suites Sundry Shop! If you find yourself in the…Read More
Last weekend I participated in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk! I had a blast and hope to be a part of this event every year. Last year I led a walk in Sicily. Although I would have had fun leading a walk this year my schedule was too erratic to commit as a leader, but I’m glad…Read More
Yesterday’s Photo Walk was a success!! I shared the afternoon/evening with 15 awesome people, some old friends, and some new. Most of my group hadn’t been to Ragusa Ibla before and they fell in love with the city as I do each and every time I visit. Due to the “joys” of the GPS about…Read More
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