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Capturing the Moment

October 17, 2015 - It has been a while since I posted a blog - in fact, an embarrassingly long time. Life intervened, and kept my focus els...
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Photography: Show It!

March 25, 2013 - This week has brought a bit of chaos to my life. My desk is littered with experimental prints. Shards of foam core are e...
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Dimensions of Photography

March 12, 2013 - Photography is often referred to as a two-dimensional form, but this is a misnomer. At least, it is a misnomer in regard...
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Photography: Playtime

February 27, 2013 - I'm a huge fan of Sacramento photographer Tim Engle. As our mutual friend social media exemplar Thomas Dodson likes to p...
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Photography: Freestyling

February 22, 2013 - OK, it's time to admit it publicly: I am a huge fan of American Pickers. I am amazed by the volume of junk some collecto...
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The Etiquette of Food Photography

February 05, 2013 - What is it with the urge to photograph food? We do it to record a meal, to illustrate a particular food success or failu...
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Photography: Get the Focus

January 08, 2013 - When it comes to photography, there are few experiences more hideously disappointing than loading your images onto your...
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Photography: Shoot it Now

January 04, 2013 - The photo below was taken at 7 a.m. one morning when I had everything but photography on my mind. I was thinking, inste...
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Photography: Resolve to Protect Your Images

December 19, 2012 - A year ago, I did something very smart. I attended a seminar on copyright information for photographers, put on by Calif...
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Photography: Picture the Child

November 28, 2012 - Olivia Benz is only five years old, but she is a model and actress with an active portfolio including a recent booking i...
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Photography: Protecting Your Work

November 16, 2012 - I've just spent a lovely afternoon doing what photographers most love to do: typing. On to the truth - the typing I was...
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Photography: Taking It on the Road

November 07, 2012 - It seems that life should be so easy for the travel photographer. You visit wonderful places, you snap great pictures of...
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This Photographer's Journey

October 21, 2012 - Nearly two years into the adventure seems like a good point to stop and assess how it's going. First a little backgroun...
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Photography: A Model Experience

October 18, 2012 - Scientific studies on eye movement have shown that there are two elements of any photograph which will immediately draw...
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Photography: When the Light is Right

October 09, 2012 - Photography is all about the light. And not just any light. We all know that the key to the most wonderful outdoor photo...
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Photography: Keywords to Success

October 03, 2012 - A few weeks ago, I responded to a request for photos from Image Brief. Image Brief is a service that puts photographers...
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Photographing the Erotic Fruit

September 25, 2012 - You don't have to read D.H. Lawrence' poem, Figs, to know that figs are the most erotic fruit - although it certainly he...
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Photography: In the Night

September 17, 2012 - There is little that is more fun than night photography. Given a little extra time, the camera sees images and settings...
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Photography: Finding the Passion

September 10, 2012 - I'm currently reading an interesting book by Daniel Pink, called Drive. The book talks about what actually motivates peo...
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Nature Photography: On Its Own Schedule

September 04, 2012 - On a recent Sunday morning my cell phone rang with an interesting opportunity - a friend who lives in the country had fo...
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The Fine Art of Photography

August 30, 2012 - Anytime I mention that I am a photographer, there is an inevitable question: what sort of photography do you do? That i...
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Photography: 1,000-to-One

August 24, 2012 - Photoshop, LightRoom, Topaz, Photomatix - those are just a few of the image enhancement and manipulation programs that e...
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Photography: Right Brain Left Brain

August 14, 2012 - Is there any artistic endeavor which engages the brain so totally as does photography? I like to think of it as my crea...
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Photography: It's All in a Name

July 30, 2012 - The photograph below is of a Sierra mountain wildflower commonly known as scarlet gilia, and whose Latin name is ipomops...
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Photography: When the Light is Not Perfect

July 18, 2012 - I recently spent a fine day hiking in the Sierra Mountains. There were tons of wildflowers, fabulous views, pristeen str...
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Photography Equipment

July 10, 2012 - My current camera is a Nikon D5000, given to me by my husband two-and-a-half years ago. He told me to think of it as a "...
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Shooting a Cold One

July 04, 2012 - I'm not much of a beer drinker myself, but when I think of Independence Day, I must confess, both ribs and beer come to...
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Photography: An Endless Array of Tools

June 27, 2012 - Sometimes, a photo perplexes me. I shoot because something seems to be of interest, to have visual potential... but when...
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Photography: A Burst of Balloons

June 19, 2012 - Sometimes a photographic experience is almost overwhelming. Faced with an incredible array of image opportunity, it's en...
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Photography: The Virtue of Ruthless Editing

June 12, 2012 - First, an issue of semantics. It is easy to mistake "editing" for "processing". "Processing" a photo refers to the use o...
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Photography: Shoot the Dog

June 05, 2012 - This week's photography assignment taught me yet another essential key lesson: if at all possible, bring along a helper.
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Photography: Capturing Life in Real Time

May 29, 2012 - If there is a mantra for photography, it is that photographs are all about capturing the light. Learning to capture ligh...
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Finding Your Photographic Voice

May 22, 2012 - This past week I had the privilege of taking a daylong seminar from Huntington Witherill, the accomplished fine art phot...
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An Eyeful of Images

May 08, 2012 - The joy, challenge, and, occasionally the great frustration of photography is that once you take it up, you begin to see...
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Shoot the Shoes

May 02, 2012 - Sometimes it's easy to predict that a subject will be photographically interesting. Other times... not so much. A fun a...
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The Ordinary is Extraordinary

April 25, 2012 - Every week I get solicitations for photography trips - trips to places as far as India or Alaska, as exotic as Indian di...
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How Photographers _Really_ Spend Their Time

April 10, 2012 - Diving into the process of establishing a photography enterprise is a blast - by which I mean that I am feeling blasted.
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Shooting the Golf Player

April 05, 2012 - I've been planning to do a player shoot at Granite Bay Golf Club for some weeks, but the weather has been against me. Ra...
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Photo Studio Fun

March 27, 2012 - There's little that's more fun that working in a photo studio. Experimenting with lighting, special effects, and enjoyin...
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(Photographic) Practice Makes Perfect

March 22, 2012 - Probably one of the most-asked questions in the photography world is: How the heck did he/she get that shot? There are a...
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In Photography, Details Make the Difference

March 13, 2012 - There are several truisms in photography. We don't take photographs, we make them. Photography is all about learning to...
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Learning to See

March 06, 2012 - While the pursuit of photography requires learning on many levels, my perspective is that it's really all about just two...
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Waiting For the Moon

March 02, 2012 - It's true that sometimes the best images just... happen. You are in the right spot, at the right time, a camera in hand...
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It's All in A Smile

February 29, 2012 - What could be more fun than taking pictures of people? Lately, my photo assignments have centered on environmental and b...
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