Canon (finally) enters the mirrorless camera world…

07-24-2012 ... sort of .... This week Canon announced its first mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M. Sadly, I'm underwhelmed. All I can do is sigh. It seems that Canon had a great opportunity to build the perfect storm of cameras: compact, mirrorless, interchangeable lens design (check), high quality sensor (check), electronic eye-level viewfinder (umm, … Continue reading Canon (finally) enters the mirrorless camera world…

The things I love about teaching photography…

07-15-2012 I’ve been teaching digital photography classes at the Learning Exchange for almost three years. Over 750 people have attended my classes where we cover topics such as digital camera controls, menus, exposure, white balance, depth of field, ISO, motion blur, focal length, focus locking, sensor comparisons, composition, file management, lighting techniques, etc. etc. As … Continue reading The things I love about teaching photography…

College football is a blast

09-24-2011 I recently started shooting photos for Sacstatesports.com - a sports-news outlet that features stories on the athletic teams at California State University, Sacramento - better know as the "Sac State Hornets." The energy at these games is incredible. The home field seats were pretty well filled, and amazingly, the visitor's side had a respectable … Continue reading College football is a blast

Sweet Times at the Sugar Mill

07-11-2011 I recently attended a group photoshoot sponsored by Click Monkeys, a Meetup group formed by Sacramento photographer Tim Engle. Tim arranged access for a group of 84 photographers to use the Old Sugar Mill facility in Clarksburg. The sugar mill opened in 1935 and processed sugar beets into sugar until 1993, when it closed. … Continue reading Sweet Times at the Sugar Mill

Playing at the Game

  06-20-2011 I have the fun opportunity to shoot lots of local sporting events: Minor League Baseball (River Cats), NBA (Kings), United Football League (Mountain Lions), Tennis (Capitals), college sports, etc, etc. Sports photography is always a challenge of techniques - it requires touch-typing all the camera buttons while looking through the viewfinder (no time … Continue reading Playing at the Game