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 able to photograph...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Shooting the Blues with Robert Cray

I've been a longtime fan of blues musician Robert Cray--what a voice, what a guitar player! When the chance came to photograph a small concert (80 lucky souls) in Ventura one evening in December, I couldn't believe my luck. Special appearances by sax man Tom Scott and...

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Good Times at the Maritime Museum

One of the hidden gems at Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor is the Maritime Museum, home to priceless ships models and oil paintings. I was there a week ago to photograph some images for their website and promotional materials. The ships models lend themselves to close...

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Central California Summer

Central California is a favorite place for my wife and I to visit. The landscape is remarkably untouched and will remain so. Here are five images from our trip there in late July. The first image is from Montana de Oro state park, taken from the bluffs trail. Next is...

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Marquis

I met Marquis at a photo session at the county hospital. We needed an impromptu model to pose with a doctor and he volunteered. Afterward, I got to know him a bit and was charmed by his sweet nature and those big kind eyes. I knew I wanted to photograph him some more....

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“Backwoods Bad Ass”

There are times when I shoot an image and think it would be way more interesting with a person in it (which is pretty much all the time). Alas, one cannot drag models along everywhere you go. Thus the fun of compositing. I shot the background image for this portrait...

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