Photo: Coastal Trail Decision

One of the great things about visiting the California Coast around Mendocino is all the great hiking trails along the coast.  Trail heads dot the coastal route of Highway 1.  Just pull off, park, and head off in a direction…

William Christenberry on Studio 360

One of the radio programs on my local NPR station that seems to have been featuring photographers quite often is Studio 360.  In the episode that I caught part of last night they did an interview with William Christenberry that I found interesting.  Christenberry is a photographer, painter, and sculptor who was born in 1936 …

Aerial Photographer Robert Campbell

<img src=”http://www.focalpower.com/media/2/2-48cdac40-30c-240.png” mce_src=”http://www.focalpower.com/media/2/2-48cdac40-30c-240.png”>Today I heard about a wonderful aerial photograph book of Point Reyes by aerial photographer Robert Campbell.  Point Reyes and the San Andreas Fault Zone, is a self-published book by Campbell that shows Point Reyes from an angle that the vast majority of us have never experienced. What I find amazing about aerial …

Photo: Late Night Practice

Trevor Carpenter has a new challenge up for July over at PhotoChallenge.org. Since I figured I wasn’t busy enough already, I’ve taken it upon myself to try and shoot at least 20 images during July as part of the challenge (I know I won’t be able to do this every day, so rather than set …

User Thoughts on Photography Podcasts

Lately I have been listening to a wide collection of different photography related podcasts. This started off initially as part of the Photo Quotes Archive. Eventually, it developed into a way to instill photography more into my daily life by thinking about photography during down times, like during my commute or workout. One of the …

Creating Unique Baseball Perspectives

This morning I came across the article It’s In The Bag in the July issue of Smithsonian magazine that talks about Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer and how he (sometimes with the help of his father) thought outside of the box and inside the bag to capture some unique images of the game of Baseball. …

Photos: Bay Bridge Through the Sunroof

A few weeks back I was crossing the Bay Bridge into San Francisco with the sunroof open and enjoying the warm weather in anticipation for an evening shoot with Jim Goldstein and Richard Wong. I luckily had the camera on the passenger seat and hit a bit of traffic on the San Francisco side of …