Posts Tagged ‘behind-the-scenes’

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: Camping in the Sierra Nevada with Jasper

    My latest video project is a quick montage of video clips and photos I shot while on a camping trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains with my good buddy Dakota and dog Jasper. As is often the case in the Sierra Nevada in late summer, we were hammered by a series of thunderstorms that kept us reading in our tents and playing chess in the truck. While I only had one clear sunset over the course of a few days, there was usually some time during the day we could get out and about, and we tried to make the most of it.

  • Kauai Video Project Breakdown (BTS)

    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of my recent video project, Kauai: Embracing the Journey. My goals for the video, how I had to change mid-stream, and some behind-the-scenes videos.

  • Video Project Breakdown: Mokulumne Escape

    If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably already seen the video project I posted on Vimeo: Mokelumne Escape. I wanted to post a little behind-the-scenes info about how and why I created the video. If you’ve seen the video, read on or re-watch it; if you haven’t, check it out! In reality, […]

  • Featured Photo: Cape Hatteras Sunrise

    Okay, it’s cliché — I know. But here’s a sunrise picture for the New Year, photographed at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina. For a little context: it was February, and it was bitter cold. But otherwise this picture was fairly straightforward to make. After shooting some pre-dawn images, I set up nice and low to […]

  • Christmas, Half Moon Bay Style

    During the holidays, people everywhere put up lights and decorations. Yet there are still regional differences that can make the displays unique. Take the habit of Arizonans dressing up their cacti. The folks in Half Moon Bay, California, don’t have any cacti, but they do having fishing boats. And down at Pillar Point Harbor, there’s […]

  • Featured Photo: Christmas Cactus

    You have to understand that the holiday season in Tucson Arizona is not quite the traditional environment of snowy wreaths and hot chocolate. Daytime temps can be in the 80s, and nary a cloud is in the sky. So people get creative. Take the habit of dressing up cacti. Saguaros, those classic cacti with the […]

  • Featured Photo: Eno River in Autumn

    Photos of fall color usually focus on leaves, for obvious reasons. In this photo, however, I wanted to instead focus on the patterns made by the leaves as they floated downriver, leaving the fall color, per se, as a supporting element.