Photo Blog

  • Video: Run Dig Swim – The Dog Days of Summer

    It was a beautiful summer day, and I was taking our normal hike to the river with our dogs Jasper and Eddy. I was also experimenting with shooting slow motion video, which I haven’t done much of, hoping I’d get some fun shots of running dogs. Eddy, still just five months old, was doing the […]

  • Alaska is Calling: New Video Project

    Alaska has always been on my bucket list of places to go — what better location for someone who loves being in the outdoors? But there was always somewhere a little closer, or a little less expensive to travel to. Or when time and budget weren’t major factors, then Alaska wasn’t that far away after all — […]

  • Video Trailer for Alaska is Calling

    A trailer for my latest video project on Alaska. Follow me on Facebook for more updates!

  • Video: Old Sacramento

    Thursday Morning in Old Sacramento The Background My latest video project started out as a way to take advantage of an opportunity. Over the past few months I’ve had to travel to downtown Sacramento, CA every two weeks. Not knowing the city very well, I started arriving early to explore a bit, and found myself […]

  • Swimming With Stingrays in Bahia de los Angeles

    A travel essay I wrote a few years ago about a trip to Baja California in Mexico. In Bahia de los Angeles, on the gulf coast of Baja California, there are no signs to warn you about the stingrays. In the United States, a ubiquity of signs alert one to the variety of dangers faced in […]

  • Don’t Like the Photo? Wait Five Minutes

    There’s a saying in the mountains: If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes – it’ll change. As photographers, we often need to wait for a photograph to come together; sometimes it only takes a few seconds, sometimes a few days. But whether we’re waiting for a storm to pass, a moment to happen, […]

  • Video: Discovering Costa Rica

    Three friends travel to Costa Rica, and discover more than just a buggy jungle. My wife Carol and our dear friend Dakota traveled to Costa Rica in search of lush jungles, outlandish wildlife, and adventure. This is a video postcard from our journey. More on Costa Rica Read more about our travels in Costa Rica and the photographic (and personal) […]

  • Underwater Maternity Photos

    Sydnie’s great for always wanting to try something new with each photo shoot we do. So I was only moderately surprised when she said she wanted to do some of her maternity photos under water. Well, I have an underwater camera case, so why not? Turns out it’s a lot harder than we expected — mostly because we just kept […]

  • Panasonic GH4 Sample Footage

    I recently rented a Panasonic GH4 and shot some test footage to see if I wanted to add it to my arsenal as both a video camera and a lightweight stills camera.  The short answer is Yes! with a couple of caveats (below the video). All the footage was shot using the Cinelike D profile, with saturation […]

  • Video: Flat Stanley’s Adventure

    Stanley Lambchop was smashed flat in the night by a bulletin board that fell on him while he slept. But the newly-minted Flat Stanley takes advantage of his new shape, and goes on to have many adventures. That’s the premise of the book Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!, and the basis of countless second grade […]