TK Actions Panel

I’ve been an avid user of Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks for several years now and have written about it several times (Luminosity Masks blog post, Saturation Masks blog post) so Tony sent me his new TKActions Panel to play around with. You can see the panels on the above and below images. If you want …

Honeymoon in Rome

As the blog post title gives it away, Samantha and I recently got married. More on that later after we get the pictures back. The day after our wedding we flew to Rome for our honeymoon and explored the city for eight days on foot. The camera stayed in the bag a large part of …

Favorite Photos From 2013

This is my 4th year of participating in Jim Goldstein’s Annual “Your Best Photos Blog Project” highlighting my favorite photos of the year. You can see my selections from 2012, 2011 and 2010. 2013 for me was the most exciting but also one of toughest years of my life. 2013 started off with me having …

Fuji XE-1 First Photos

These were images I made during my first day with the Fuji XE-1 camera along with the 18-55mm f2.8-4 lens. I fumbled around like a complete noob. I had never felt so inexperienced at photography before but I did manage to get off a few frames worth of sharing. 🙂 One thing I have noticed …

California Missions Photos Featured in SFGate

21 of my California Missions photos were featured in an article on SFGate yesterday titled, “Visiting California’s missions: Which one is your favorite?“. SFGate is the website for the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper so it’s a great honor to have been quoted in the article and to have them run my photos. Though I have photographed …

Favorite Photos from 2012

This is my 3rd year in a row participating in Jim Goldstein’s Annual “Your Best Photos” blog project. (Check out my entries for 2010 and 2011.) I hardly traveled in 2011 as I had just become a first-time homeowner so my priorities were elsewhere but in 2012, I got to explore some new places and …

The First Ten Years

Since I’ve been a photographer for nearly 11 years now, I figured it would be a good time to reflect back on the first ten years. (I meant to write this last December.) I had been making “snapshots” starting back in the late 90’s but I consider my real start in photography when I made …

Canon 24mm TS-E f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Review

I have recently been testing out the Canon 24mm TS-E f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift lens which was loaned to me courtesy of BorrowLenses.com. I had long been curious about tilt-shift lenses since a large part of my work revolves around landscapes and urban scenes so I was excited to take this lens out for some serious …

Gifts for Photographers – 2012

Well it’s nearly holiday shopping season again so I’ve compiled a list of interesting gifts for photographers. These gift ideas are based on my own personal opinions or what I’ve heard and seen from other photographers. GoPro Camera HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition – these little video cameras are perfect for the outdoor recreation-loving photographer. Nik …