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
05-31-2011 At the end of the movie, "Wizard of Oz," Dorothy says that if she ever goes looking for her heart's desire again, she won't look any further than her own back yard. A couple weeks ago I put out a call asking for the best place to find ladybugs. I wanted to … Continue reading Dorothy Was Right
05-15-2011 The month of May is officially designated as Bike Month. Several events throughout the city help raise awareness of bicycling for commuting, recreation and exercise. I am committed to find more ways to operate my photography business on two wheels. It's not just the recent rise in gas prices that motivates me; it is … Continue reading Every Month is Bike Month
Where's the image? The LCD screen is difficult to see in bright light. 05-13-2010 For years photographers have used a loupe to check focus on the groundglass of a view camera, or to inspect a negative or slide. A loupe is simply a magnifier for very close viewing. With the advent of digital cameras, a … Continue reading DIY – build a loupe
01-20-2008 I took this bee photograph with a Do It Yourself macro lens. I bought an old used wide angle lens at a camera store's junk bin. The lens looks like it was originally made for an older Minolta 35mm camera. The filter size on this lens is 55mm, so I also bought a used … Continue reading Macro photography – do it yourself!