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Wildflower Recap 2019 – Joshua Tree National Park

OK, so onto subject area 2 of 3 - Joshua Tree National Park I really didn't expect this. My friend came out for his annual visit and he wanted to spend two days up at Joshua Tree NP. So we…

Wildflower Recap 2019 – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

April 19, 2019 Journal, Photography, Wildflowers

This is the first of my 3 Wildflower Updates for the 2019 season and boy was it a season! Winter Rains throughout all of California and especially into Southern California were plentiful so really you could AND still can go…

My Five Favorite Death Valley Photos and Fine Art Prints

These are my Five Favorite Photos of Death Valley National Park California all of which can be purchased as Fine Art Prints in my store To see other Death Valley  prints, simply click on my Fine Art Prints page and search…

My Five Favorite La Jolla Photos and Fine Art prints

These are my Five Favorite Photos of La Jolla California all of which can be purchased as Fine Art Prints in my store To see other La Jolla  prints, simply click on my Fine Art Prints page and search for these…

My Five Favorite Photos of Joshua Tree National Park and Fine Art Prints

These are my Five Favorite Photos of Joshua Tree National Park, California all of which can be purchased as Fine Art Prints in my store To see other Joshua Tree   prints, simply click on my Fine Art Prints page and search…

My Five Favorite Photos of Windansea Beach and Fine Art Prints

These are my Five Favorite Photos of Windansea Beach in La Jolla California all of which can be purchased as Fine Art Prints in my store To see other Windansea  prints, simply click on my Fine Art Prints page and search…

@ 70 M.P.H.

As I returned from Antelope Valley California Poppy reserve I was on the last leg of the 4+ hour journey and was passing through the Palm Springs area. It was just about sunset and I glnced over to my left…

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…

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…

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…