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What You See is What You Get

What you don’t see is what the photographer started with! The final photo is what you send to the client.  You don’t want them to see what you started with!  In this case it was a three shot panorama using my finger as the estimated null point. And I had to be too close and...

Cloudy Washington DC

Had to go to Washington DC on business.  Will never stay at the Kimpton Donovan again.  Ridiculous overcharges.  Not only was the room over $250, they charged $50 to park the car overnight!!! Then they turned off our key cards before the 12 noon check-out time! Of course my camera went with me. Took a...

Isolating the subject

In Guadalajara there is an artist village area called Tlaquepaque. Here you can find little trinkets for a few pesos or fine antique furnishings priced over 10,000 US dollars. The Sergio Bustamante Gallery is here. Along the main street, which is reserved for foot traffic only, one of his sculptures – La Reflexion –  sits...

Now That is a Postcard!

When crossing Avenue Lopez Mateos and child heroes in Guadalajara, there is a spectacular sculpture of galloping horses. There is so much traffic you have to just look for seconds as you pass.  I got out of the car, risking my life, and took this photo! Al cruzar Avenue López Mateos y los niños héroes...

Father’s Day

To call yourself a photographer you need to feel natural carrying thousands of dollars of camera equipment around your neck all the time. We celebrated Father’s Day on  Monday, and even though the forecast called for rain, I took my Nikon 750D with 24-120 zoom to the rooftop bar at the Durham Hotel. Took these...

Pier 39 Inside and Out

Pier 39 on San Francisco Bay is always noisy and full of activity.  To convey that in one photo requires some creative tricks! Here I have combined two shots, one of the docks covered with seals, and the other of the main dock full of people.  You look at both as one opens inside the...

Dior?

I was on the top of an electric powered tour bus in San Francisco. I took many pictures to use as inspiration later. The original shot that started this one was of a glass building that reflected other buildings. The trolley wires also fool the eye as you try to make sense of the building....

Taking a photograph

Taking a photograph requires planning, preparation, and thought. This is as opposed to doing a selfie or a snapshot – where you go “Oh, look at that,” and swing your cell phone up to shoot multiple shots of something.  The digital age of photography combined with huge memory capacity of most devices, can make you...

The Black and White Adjustment

Architectural images are first of all, form and texture.  Color can be regarded as another dimension that may or may not enhance the final image.  On a recent photo shoot in San Francisco I captured many images of the amazing buildings there. All my raw (NEF) images were rated for quality and potential, and initially...

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