Once Upon a Starfish (Flickr Meme)

It works like this: if you use Flickr, go to the sixth page of your photostream and pick the sixth picture there, then post it to your blog. Description: I came across this meme on FriendFeed today, so I thought I’d participate.  The 6th image on my 6th page is not public, so I took […]

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A Fragment of Your Imagination

Description: While walking down Broadway, on my way from Embarcadero to Columbus St, this Banana Republic advertisement, back dropped by the Transamerica Building, caught my attention.  Luckily I still had some twilight color left in the sky to provide the deep contrast between the white advertisement and the background.  Like most photographers, shooting during the […]

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A Personal Photography Project – 2009

This morning on my commute to work, I was reading through Google Reader and came across Damien Franco’s post over at Your Photo Tips…“Start A New Personal Photography Project.” I realized, in the 13+ years I have been using an SLR camera (of the film or digital nature), I have never done a personal photography […]

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Revenge of the IMAX

Description:  As a photographer, rain can be your worst enemy or your best friend.  Rain provides the opportunity for a dull picture to come alive and the reflections to add new drama to any scene. Location: Downtown, Sacramento Date Taken: October 3, 2008 Camera: Canon 20D Exposure: 1/10 second Aperture: f/6.3 Focal Length: 17mm ISO: […]

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Review of 57 Photography Blogs – Part II

Almost two months ago, I reviewed 10 out of 57 photograph blogs suggested by fellow FriendFeeders.  Well, I’m at it again with another 10 fantastic photography blogs for you to check out and follow. In no particular order: I Love Photo Blogs by Rick Rick is constantly showcasing new photography blogs that are worth checking […]

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Romance in Vegas

Description: My second time to Vegas, I went for a soccer tournament and made it a priority to take one evening to myself and walk the strip with my camera.  I took a few cliche’ shots of the Bellagio and of other typical Vegas stuff, but when I saw this scene, that little voice inside […]

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All Aboard

Description: I had a little fun processing this photo and I am very pleased with the outcome.  I was experimenting with a process I’m calling “Lightroom HDR.”  It’s not technically HDR (High Dynamic Range), but it tends to have that appearance.  This photo was captured during the same outing as Night Train to Nowhere at […]

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The Best of You

Description: Photowalking.org organized a downtown Sacramento neon photo walk last month that I had the opportunity to attend.  I met up with Thomas Hawk, Trevor Carpenter, and about 40 others (sorry, I’m very bad with names).  We walked all over downtown Sacramento, capturing as much neon as we could possibly handle.  I had a great time […]

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Photrade is Hanging in There

I’m a little late on this, but since I wrote about Photrade a few weeks ago, I thought I would follow up. Back on October 23, Photrade experienced some “growing pains” at which time they had a database go down on them.  They were able to get the site back up and running relatively quickly, […]

Align those Horizons

I originally posted this tip on another blog I started awhile ago and decided to re-post it here.  I believe, this will be the first photo tip and/or trick I share here and hopefully far from the last. This post will discuss aligning your horizons in your photographs. Beginner photographers miss this one the most, […]

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Camera Dreamin

Description:  During this outing, my battery ran dry and my backup failed.  I turned to my photo partner and he let me borrow his Digital Rebel XTi for the remains of the evening.  We continued to shoot in the lights reflecting off the Cliff House.  It was pretty dark and hard to see the entire […]

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Walking the Baker Beach [Photo]

Description: This photo was taken while waiting for the sun to set at Baker Beach.  While sitting around, I looked up and saw those birds in the upper right of the picture approaching.  I quickly got my camera out and started taking a few pictures hoping to capture them as they flew over the scene. […]

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