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Anatomy of a photo #16: Morning lily pads


I made this image in my early days of digital photography, before I knew all the ins and outs of modern cameras. It didn’t really matter though, as many things such as exposure, compensating for bright light, focus, composition- all … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #13: Sunlit waves


This image highlights the importance of being willing to head out for pictures no matter what the weather… or even because of bad weather. I took this picture during a break in a storm at a nearby beach. The day … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #6: Lizard portrait


This picture was taken in a friends back yard. There was nothing special about the location, no miles of hiking, no hours of paddling. It was just right there, outside the door. Sometimes you don’t have to go very far … Continue reading

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Do I need image stabilization in my camera or lens?


The answer to this question lies in what you intend to use your cameras and lenses for. Most people can escape without IS, VR, (or what other term your camera manufacturer uses to say that the camera and lens you … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #4: The Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise


I often feel silly taking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge… It’s been photographed so many times, by so many people (likely it is one of the most photographed object in the bay area), at so many different times of … Continue reading

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Focus on the eyes: Anatomy of a photo #2


Lesson #1 to taking a picture of a child. Get down low. Be on their level don’t take pictures of the tops of their head. Lesson #2 is to focus on the eyes. This is true of almost any portrait. … Continue reading

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Don’t let your photos sit in your camera


One of the most important things to do when taking pictures is to not leave the pictures on your camera for months, before viewing them on your computer. This is especially true when you are first learning a new camera, … Continue reading

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Lambs of Tomales


I live in ranch country. Most every hill is dotted with cows or sheep (and the occasional goat.) In the winter, usually around mid-December, lambs are born. This often continues into January, and over the months the lambs get older, … Continue reading

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Photo essay: Clammers on Tomales Bay: Part II


Part 2 in my Tomales Bay clamming series is hi lighted by Eloy Garcia, a man that has been visiting Tomales Bay, California for decades. Eloy’s method of catching his clams differs greatly from the majority of clammers out here. … Continue reading

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Clammers: A photo essay: Part I


I wanted to fool around with the idea of a photo essay, which is essentially a series of pictures with little or no text, but that still tells a story. This is Part I, and it is images of people clamming … Continue reading

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Why I don’t use Photoshop


I don’t know how to use Photoshop anymore, but that is okay- I don’t really feel much of a need for it. Back when I did have it, I only used it for three things: making signs, making business cards, … Continue reading

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The weather’s not so nice. Guess it’s time to grab my camera.


There’s a storm out there. It’s foggy and grey. The winds are blowing and I can hardly stand up straight. These are all excuses for the “normal” person (read non-photographer) to stay indoors. For those of us who suffer from … Continue reading

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