Santa Fe Photo Workshops: Where The West Was Won

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in art, culture, education, photography, travel | No Comments

On our second day of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’ “Location Photography and Lighting” with Joe McNally, we ventured a short distance out of town to Eaves Movie Ranch, a western town built for filming and apparently popular with the growing New Mexico film/movie industry, having served as the backdrop for various western-themed productions. My goal […]

Santa Fe Photo Workshops: Getting Acquainted, Getting Busy

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in art, culture, education, photography, technology | No Comments

Week before last I had the opportunity to attend “Location Photography and Lighting” taught by Joe McNally at Santa Fe Photography Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I used to do a lot of environmental portraits, but not so much anymore, and wanted to brush up my skills and learn some new tips, tricks, techniques and […]

San Bernardino Bankruptcy: “The Status Quo Is Not Sustainable”

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in business, education, news, photography | No Comments

I heard San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis deliver his first State of the City Address at San Bernardino International Airport Friday evening. “The status quo is not sustainable,” said Davis as he outlined plans for the city to exit bankruptcy. Davis highlighted the city’s successes in the areas of education and business growth as […]

Environmental Portrait: Scientist Recognized In Alumni Magazine

Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 in business, education, news, photography, technology | No Comments

Some time ago I made this environmental portrait of Lance Doddridge, a microwave/electro-optics (MS32) electrical engineer/physicist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, with the Attenuation and Distance Fiber Optic Calibration Standard (ADFOCS) he designed and built. Doddridge, a California State Polytechnic University, Pomona alumnus, received a patent for the device, which compares fiber […]

Santa Fe, NM: Eat, Drink & Sleep Photography

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in art, business, education, photography | One Comment

I will be spending the next week in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to attend a small strobe lighting class, “Small Strobes, Big Results,” at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops. Lawyers and other professionals are required to complete continuing education to keep their licenses. Photographers, though unlicensed to ply their trade, should do the same to learn new skills and polish old ones. […]

Flickr Reinvented: Never Meant For Pro Photographers

A new and improved Flickr photo sharing site debuted recently, with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer making some controversial remarks about whether professional photography exists anymore, with everyone carrying a smartphone with camera these days. While Flickr formerly offered both free and pro versions, the pro version allowed only greater organizing capabilities and storage space in exchange for the $25 annual […]