Think Tank Photo Introduces Retrospective Duffel

Posted by on Feb 6, 2021 in Photo Gear | No Comments
Think Tank Photo Introduces Retrospective Duffel

The perfect blend of old school style and Think Tank quality, the new Retrospective Duffel is ready for adventure with thick abrasion-resistant canvas that’s treated with a DWR coating to repel the elements. An oversized opening provides a wide view and easy access to the bag’s 50-liter interior while a thick, padded shoulder strap offers Think Tank’s legendary comfort. Use this link […]

Banning, CA: A “Chamber of Commerce” View Following Storm

Posted by on Jan 23, 2021 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA:  A “Chamber of Commerce” View Following Storm

Following a storm a few weeks ago I woke up early to find the mountains flanking the San Gorgonio Pass shrouded in fresh snow. Instead of taking my usual morning walk, I drove up to a turnout on Hwy 243 for an unobstructed view. This image is four frames from a Nikon full-frame DSLR stitched […]

Selling Online: Successful Auctions Require Quality Product Photography

Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in Commercial/Industrial Subjects | No Comments
Selling Online: Successful Auctions Require Quality Product Photography

I spent some time over the holidays cleaning out closets and finding items I no longer need, but could be of use to someone else. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes. I’m not one to make a crude snap with an iPhone, preferring to make the items I sell appear […]

Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York

I just finished watching “Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York,” a documentary about an organized group of photo enthusiasts in New York City during the 30s and 40s and their influence and lasting impact on documentary photography. One memorable quote from the film, by W. Eugene Smith, their president for a time: “Photography is […]

Think Tank Photo Introduces Essentials Convertible Rolling Backpack

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020 in Photo Gear | No Comments
Think Tank Photo Introduces Essentials Convertible Rolling Backpack

Think Tank Photo has just released their new Essentials Convertible Rolling Backpack. This rolling backpack goes where other rollers can’t. Roll it easily over smooth surfaces, or simply deploy the backpack straps to carry it over rough terrain. Sized to meet most airline carry-on requirements, the Essentials fits two DSLR or Mirrorless bodies, a mounted […]

Banning Street Drags: Run Whatcha Brung

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020 in Events, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning Street Drags: Run Whatcha Brung

Banning’s on-again, off-again love affair with drag racing entered another chapter this weekend as Banning Street Drags utilized the Banning Airport for two days of drag racing.

Banning, CA: “Hot August Nights” Steamrolls into Old Town

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Events, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA: “Hot August Nights” Steamrolls into Old Town

Vintage car aficionados flocked to Old Town Banning on Friday for the first “Hot August Nights” car show. Sponsored by the Banning Chamber of Commerce and held concurrently with Banning Market Night, the event featured displays of vintage automobiles from across the Inland Empire, including the beautiful 1956 Chevy Belair displayed by Mike Mendoza of […]

Banning, CA: Men At Work

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Commercial/Industrial Subjects | No Comments
Banning, CA: Men At Work

Some good news, some bad. First, the bad news: Two palms in my backyard were deemed by the HOA to be encroaching on neighboring properties. Now, the good news: I didn’t like the trees anyway. They were dirty and required too much maintenance considering how little shade they provided. Ultimately they will be replaced by […]