Eastern Sierra Fall Color Update

Myself and three other photographers arrived Bishop this evening just in time to head up to Bishop Creek and catch sunset.  A quick report on the status of the Fall Color in the Eastern Sierra’s: Bishop Creek North Lake Aspen are at prime. There is a nice large swatch of aspen on the northern slope …

National Park Pass Photo Contest

Today I was doing some research on the cost of a National Park Pass in preparation for a number of trips to Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras that I have planned this fall.  I realized that the National Park Service holds an Annual Park Passes photo contest every year for the image that will be …

Location Lighting With Joe McNally

Before jumping in the car for my Pacific Northwest road trip I spent Friday with about 700 other photographers learning Location Lighting Techniques from Joe McNally. McNally is the author of the popular Hot Shoe Diaries, where he walks thru various location lighting situations and describes the challenges he faced in each situation and how …

Bill Jay: His Photography Words Will Be Missed

Last night I received a bit of a shock to hear that Bill Jay had passed away earlier this year.  I found this out when I received my latest issue of LensWork, which is entirely devoted to the words of Bill Jay, 90 pages worth. For those LensWork readers out there you know that at …

Costco Photo Contest Fails Photographers

Tonight my wife dropped the latest edition of the Costco magazine in my lap, opened to a page talking about the Costco International Photo Contest 2009.  For some reason she still tells me about ever photo contest she finds even thought I usually don’t have the time nor willingness to participate in them.  The willingness …

Fresh Aire Discusses Obama “Hope” Poster

While cruising between meetings today, I heard NPR’s Fresh Aire which had an entire episode devoted to the rights debate behind the Obama “Hope” poster.  The show is broken down into three very interesting segments: Shepard Fairey: Inspiration Or Infringement? The segment features Shepard Fairey, the creator of the Obama “Hope” poster which was based …

A Million Views of The Moment

CNN and Microsoft have teamed up for a very interesting experiment that everyone can participate in tomorrow.  The Moment is a Photosynth of user submitted photos all taken at the moment that Barack Obama takes the oath of office as the 44th President of the United States. The instructions for participating in the moment are …