My Journal - My Journey

My Best Photographs of 2018

December 26, 2018 Best of, Photography

Well, Here they are. The best things I think I shot in 2018 I really don't put any thought into it, it's kinda like how I photograph, just the visceral..."yes, that's it" and I pick them. In fact. I didn't…

The Lone Ornament 2007-2017

December 24, 2018 Photography

For 11 Years I published and printed a line of Christmas cards called "The Lone Ornament: They featured one lone ornament set in the snow. The fact that "The Lone" and "Tellone" sound the same is no coincidence. The first…

Perspective and Point of View are not the same in Photography

December 21, 2018 Photography, Photography Lesson

Perspective and Point of View are not the same in Photography/Art A couple months back I read an article on a “School” blog post about Perspective. I was like, “No, that’s NOT Perspective, that’s Point of View”. But I didn’t…

Of Redwoods and Rocky Coasts

At the last moment in late September early October I decided I wanted to hit the road to collect some new images. So I headed off to some place I haven't been in over 10 years. The coasts of extreme…

How One Camera, One Lens and One Word changed Portrait Photography Forever

June 26, 2018 Opinion, Photography

Let me start this off by saying, I am not a Portrait Photographer. I’m a Professional Landscape Photographer. But, 80% of my friends are Portrait Photographers. So, I got to look at it as an outsider with inside connections which…

Long and Slow

I've been photographing the beaches of San Diego and Southern California for as long as I have been here (22 years) and long before many became popular with the masses. So, I've been thinking to myself, what else do I…

How I put together the Ultimate Walk-Around Camera

How I put together the Ultimate Walk-Around Camera (for next to nothing)   There isn’t a day that goes buy where you don’t see a post about how you HAVE to go Mirrorless and STOP USING DSLRs. Now I certainly…

Sharing is Caring – or Maybe it’s not at all

February 5, 2018 Opinion

Sharing is caring….or maybe it’s not at all An overview of Currency (Money) and why it’s important You see a lot about “sharing” these days. Sharing websites of all types, businesses that purport to share. And they usually have a…

Dune

January 16, 2018 Black & White, Landscapes

Dune I don't do a lot of blog posts anymore. Social Media fill this need more than my blog posts ever do. But sometimes works need to be seen as a whole. They mean something together and not spread across…

The Runners- Up

December 29, 2017 Photography, Top 10

In my post My 2017 Top Ten Best Images I had said that I had 27 images and whittled it down to 10 and many people were curious what the other 17 were soooooo... Here they are I may not…

My 2017 Top Ten Best Images

December 26, 2017 Photography, Top 10

So every year fellow photographer Jim Goldstein encourages other photographer to post their "Best of's" as a kind of review of what you've accomplished and a look back to see where you have or haven't come if you been doing it…

Maybe we need to RETHINK how we think about Depth of Field

Maybe we need to RETHINK how we think about Depth of Field It’s really about Magnification We know some truths about Depth of Field (DOF). We know there are 3 things (actually 4 but the forth is controversial and not…

Of Parallax and Nodal Points

Of Parallax and Nodal Points Adventures in High Resolution For a while now my good buddy David Orr and I have been discussing ways to get higher resolution. Yes, MORE MEGA-PIXELS! Now I know right off you are thinking “Dude…

Social Media Marketing – The failure for the rest of us

Social Media Marketing - The failure for the rest of us [caption id="attachment_3042" align="alignright" width="300"] https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/technology">Technology vector created by Vvstudio - Freepik.com[/caption] I’ve always hated Social media, No, really hated it. I avoided it completely for the longest time. I…

Breaking the Rules – Why you are not the Rebel you think you are

May 11, 2017 Opinion, Photography, Teaching

Breaking the Rules Why you are NOT the Rebel you think you are Not a day goes by that I don’t hear a fellow photographer proclaim: “I know the rules so I can break them” then they also add in…

Coming of Age

January 24, 2017 Journal

This week I will turn 60 years old. For a number of reasons, I never thought I would be here. And if I was, I was sure I would hate it. Now I’m not exactly happy to be 60, I…

Best Photos of 2016

December 31, 2016 Landscapes, Photography

Debated doing this, but then I looked back at the year and it was a very good Photographic Year for me. So what the heck. Most do a 12 best. I did 24 cuz it's way easier and you probably…

Like the ccean to the shore, I come back to you once more

The Salton Sea This is my first trip to the Salton Sea this "Season" and I've missed it. Like I've said before, besides the art, I return now to also document, to show what's changed (greatly) and what's not. The…

Peter White & Richard Elliot – Thornton Winery

October 17, 2016 Concert Photography, Photography

This closes out another season of the Champagne Jazz series at Thornton Winery in lovely Temecula California and who better to close it out than two gents who have played there probabbly the longest; Peter White & Richard Elliot. Both played…

Art

May 31, 2016 Photography

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Landscapes

May 31, 2016 Photography

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