How calamari gets to your table

How calamari gets to your table

Calamari is not one of my favorite foods. Once or twice I’ve had it fixed perfectly and it was a delight, but it’s usually like tasteless rubber. That said, I’m always curious about how things are done and the work people do. So I was pleased to be...
Young, talented and nimble

Young, talented and nimble

My assignment was simple: shoot an image to promote an event by the Victory Gymnastics Academy in Newbury Park, CA. The academy offers instruction to kids who come for fun and exercise, and to those serious about competing in the sport. My subjects were the latter,...
Meet you at the station

Meet you at the station

Debates once raged on photographer websites about whether it was impure to rely on Photoshop to make an image. Purists argue: get it in the camera. Of course any smart shooter, given the chance, prefers to shoot a final image in camera and be done with it. But...
What makes a scenic image endure?

What makes a scenic image endure?

What makes a scenic photograph interesting enough to hold interest over time? Portraits are easily explained because the human face can register and communicate many things at once and be open to interpretation that keeps us looking. The Mona Lisa is exhibit A. But...