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Lots of Driving in Iceland

Over 10 days in Iceland, we drove 2,127 kilometers in our rental car—that's 1,322 miles. More driving than I wanted to do, but it was necessary to see all the sights in the south and [...]

September 23rd, 2022|

New York City—So Much to Shoot

On a recent trip to New York City and Iceland, I brought two cameras, each with only one lens: a 28mm and a 50mm. (The 28 is a fixed-lens camera, the 50 was on an [...]

September 23rd, 2022|

Portraits from Dore Alley

Up Your Alley (also known as Dore Alley) is an annual leather and fetish event in San Francisco, known as the little brother to the much-larger Folsom Street Fair. This is the second time I've [...]

August 2nd, 2022|

Out of Focus—On Purpose

I went to a workshop taught by Mark de Paola, a New York-based fashion photographer and filmmaker, whose style for his personal work—and often his commercial work—is to take photos where the main subject is [...]

July 24th, 2022|

MIRA Building Detail

The MIRA building, at the corner of Spear and Folsom streets in San Francisco, is pretty irresistible for photographers—even if they're not into architecture. The twisty-turny facades make for striking images, whether you're photographing the [...]

July 5th, 2022|

Musée Mécanique

On my customary weekend trip into San Francisco two Sundays ago, I visited the Musée Mécanique on Fisherman's Wharf. Wikipedia describes it as "an interactive museum of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts. With [...]

June 21st, 2022|

Photos Everywhere at Carnaval

Last Sunday I went into San Francisco to photograph Carnaval. I've done it four times before, and each time I learn something I can apply for next time. The event always yields great [...]

June 2nd, 2022|

The Ferry Terminal

When I have my monochrome camera with me, I'm always on the lookout for good black and white subjects. Heading to a meeting in Marin County, I passed the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and thought, [...]

May 19th, 2022|

Three Artist Portraits

My group of portrait photographers recently got the assignment to photograph artists working in a building in Marin County that's dedicated to artist studios. I visited three artists there, and did environmental portraits of them [...]

May 13th, 2022|

Portraits With a 28mm

I see this topic discussed on photo forums from time to time: Can one make good portraits with a 28mm lens? The most open-minded respondents always say that you can make a good portrait with [...]

April 26th, 2022|
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