Category Archives: Personal Photography


Where’s my flash? Why can’t I use my flash!

Doing a lot of my bottle photography in studio, controlling light becomes something I have not only grown accustomed to, but actually spoiled by. Shooting in the big outside world full of light I cannot […]

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Portrait of a portrait

Taking a break from bottle shots, vineyard photography, or real estate photography doesn’t me I am not taking pictures! One thing is for certain—photographers, like everyone else, have family, and, like everyone else’s family, mine […]

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Golden Gate Bridge at night

One thing I have learned is never to leave my camera at home. When I do, I usually come across a once-and-a-lifetime shot that will haunt me for days on end. Coming home from San […]

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Yosemite Final

We had a glorious, if not cold, trip to Yosemite. We ended it, as pretty much everyone does, by taking one last look at Tunnel View. I cannot convey with enough conviction how beautiful it […]

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Yosemite Part IV–Random Merced River

The Merced River flows through Yosemite Valley. And, like everything else in this Valley, it is beautiful. I feel lucky, however, getting this shot. Not because it is a perfect shot of the river, but […]

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Yosemite Part III–Fern Spring (yes, I said Fern Spring!)

“If polled, the resident local photographers would rate this as one of their favorite spots. Disdaining obvious subjects like El Capitan or Yosemite Falls, many would prefer to train their lenses on the tiny waterfalls […]

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Yosemite Part II, Tunnel View

After I shot the “Valley View” shot in the previous post, we headed to what is undoubtedly the most famous of all the “views” of Yosemite, immortalized by Ansell Adams—“Tunnel View.” When we got there, […]

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Yosemite Part I–Valley View

My wife and I just returned from a 4-day trip to heaven, otherwise known as Yosemite. In the next few posts I am going to share my favorite pictures of the trip with you. Landscape […]

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Stairway to Heaven

My first “real” vacation with my first “real” camera was supposed to be awesome. I had traveled throughout Europe with my trusty Casio Exilm 7.2 megapixel camera and it handled itself courageously and flawlessly, but […]

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My passion has legs…

Photography is not only a way for me to make a living; it is also my passion. And there is no doubt that the passion came before the money. Indeed, without it, a professional career […]

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