The Magic Trio

I often think of this quote from Alan Schaller when I'm out hunting for street photos: "If you can get the magic trio of a good subject, good environment, and good light all together in [...]

July 21st, 2024|

Night Photography at the Fair

There's a range of subjects to photograph at a county fair, but the lights and motion of the carnival rides at night are hard to beat for some striking images. I did not have a [...]

June 20th, 2024|

Back to Film

Like many photographers in my age cohort, I shot film for decades before digital came along. Also like many others, I did some darkroom work back in the day, developing and printing black and white [...]

June 9th, 2024|

Portrait Session in the Mission

I recently did a portrait session with Kiki in the Mission District in San Francisco. We arrived early, when the streets were uncrowded and we had a clear sky with angled light. I'd scouted some [...]

April 15th, 2024|

AI for Art Photos

AI in photography is just too useful to ignore. I mostly use it to remove objects that even Photoshop's Content Aware Fill can't handle. I almost never use it to add objects to photos. But [...]

February 1st, 2024|

SF City Hall on New Year’s Day

I never tire of photographing San Francisco City Hall. It's a beautifully balanced, Beaux-Arts building that sits at the end of a long, tree-lined promenade. It's dramatic and impressive when photographed at sunrise, when [...]

January 4th, 2024|

Stormy Weather

I visited Pacific Grove in early December, when, by coincidence, there was an atmospheric river bringing stormy weather to the Pacific Northwest. That same weather affected the ocean at Pacific Grove, resulting in bigger waves [...]

December 12th, 2023|

Meeting Merlin

In October, I took a trip to Nevada City, California. Even though shooting fall color wasn't the reason for the trip, I thought I might find and photograph some there. So I got up before [...]

November 29th, 2023|

Face Painting

A make-up artist named Skip was at my granddaughters' combined birthday party in early October. The party had an "animal" theme, and the kids came dressed as their favorite animals. Skip is a talented face-painter, [...]

October 12th, 2023|

Long-Exposure Seascapes

It was overcast, and the sun hadn't yet risen. Those were just the conditions I was hoping for as I headed to the seashore to do some long-exposure seascapes along Ocean View Blvd. in Pacific [...]

September 30th, 2023|
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