Give me three feet or give me death

  09-24-2013 Well, maybe there is no need for such drama. I took this photo five years ago as a personal assignment. I wanted to illustrate how it feels to ride a bicycle on a busy city street. The California Bicycle Coalition asked if they could use the photo as part of their campaign to … Continue reading Give me three feet or give me death

Sports photos – how much gear is enough?

04-02-2013  (Click on photos to see a larger view.) I've been shooting quite a few sporting events lately. Actually, it was action photography that got me started in photography, um, 39 years ago. Motorcycle racing, to be more specific.   Sports photography requires specialized photo gear if you want to improve your chances of getting … Continue reading Sports photos – how much gear is enough?

I took a knife to a gunfight…and lived.

  Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats 07-28-2012 Figuratively speaking, of course. I regularly shoot Sacramento River Cats baseball games for Sacramento Press. The River Cats are the MILB AAA team that feeds the Oakland A's. The baseball park is located at Raley Field in West Sacramento and the park has a little … Continue reading I took a knife to a gunfight…and lived.

College football is a blast

09-24-2011 I recently started shooting photos for - 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

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

Stop it!

07-11-2010 I just realized it's been almost two months since I last updated this blog. I guess you could say I've been a bit busy lately... - shooting several sporting events for - teaching photography classes at Learning Exchange - working on a large commercial project that includes photography, design and press-printing the final … Continue reading Stop it!

Blur + Detail = Action! (Part 1)

01-08-2010 I have always enjoyed action and sports photography. In fact, it was my love of motorcycle racing that led to my love of photography. As a young adult, I spent countless hours tromping around the Laguna Seca Raceway, loaded down with camera gear, in pursuit of the ultimate racing photographs. Riders, like Kenny Roberts above, … Continue reading Blur + Detail = Action! (Part 1)

Independence Day – 2009

July 3, 2009 Happy 4th of July! After the Sacramento Rivercats game ended on Friday night, they had a pretty nice fireworks display at Raley Field. This was taken from across the Sacramento River along the promenade. I included one of the towers of the Tower Bridge because I wanted a stationary and recognizable object … Continue reading Independence Day – 2009

Getting There on Two Wheels

10-12-2008It's getting easier to get around town on a bike. With more cyclists hitting the road to beat the gas prices, auto drivers are getting used to bicycles maneuvering through traffic. This photo is meant to give the viewer the sense of relative movement between cars and bikes. Even in a bike lane, it's a … Continue reading Getting There on Two Wheels