January 2010


January 29, 2010

2-221-20 stock photo of California, San Francisco Bay, Waves

This timeless and tranquil image of waves was selected by the book designer for the title page of my San Francisco Bay book…

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Photographers work for Haiti Relief

January 27, 2010

Tuesday afternoon, just before 2pm PST, the 7.0 quake hit Haiti leveling much of Port au Prince. Not content with texting a contribution, San Francisco photojournalist Lane Hartwellwanted to do more. Why not produce a magazine as a fundraiser?

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Prague Moon

January 27, 2010

4-960-7449  stock photo of Czech Republic, Prague, Bridges on the River Vlatava

Prague has an ethereal, dreamy tone to it at times. The cobbled streets, the restrained excitement of the crowds, the busy shopping streets….

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Clearing Storm

January 22, 2010

2-24-36  stock photo of Ecuador, Sunset on ChimborazoThe moments when light breaks through the clouds are always special for photographers…

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Photographing the Golden Gate

January 20, 2010

4-526-27  stock photo of California, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge from Baker BeachBeneath the gnarled pines of the headlands of the Golden Gate, rank upon rank of whitecaps roll in across the Pacific Ocean. With a muffled roar they spend themselves in a surge of foam on the rocks and sands….

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Beware of Photo Contests

January 19, 2010

The cover of a travel guidebook is key to its success. Publishers have always put a lot of effort into picking just the right image to sell a book and its destination, and have paid well for the usage. That is, until now.

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California State Parks Funding Initiative

January 18, 2010

4-701-99  stock photo of California, Marin County, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Hiker on ridgeCalifornia’s 278 state parks are in trouble. Funding has been cut several years in a row. Now several citizens’ groups have joined together with a proposal for the November 2010 ballot to raise money for the parks from an annual $18 surcharge on vehicle license fees….

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Reading the Tea Leaves

January 14, 2010

3-494-91  stock photo of Food and People, Woman drinking teaWhat does 2010 hold for photographers? Will the economic recovery lead to a return to healthy profits? Will the abundance of digital media continue to drive up supply and drive down prices? Will newer technologies emerge to further disrupt the business of photography? or to offer startling new opportunities?

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