Think Tank Photo: 15% Off Urban Access/Approach Products

Posted by on Jul 20, 2021 in Photo Gear | No Comments
Think Tank Photo: 15% Off Urban Access/Approach Products

  Think Tank is taking 15% off all of their Urban Access backpacks, Urban Access slings, and Urban Approach backpacks. The sale ends August 2nd and it’s only while supplies last. Use this link and receive a free Think Tank product and free U.S. shipping on all orders over $50.

Banning, CA: The Bobcats Are Back

Posted by on Jul 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Banning, CA: The Bobcats Are Back

They’re back. A few weeks ago I started seeing this momma bobcat climb over the fence and stroll through my yard to reach the golf course and open fields beyond. Often she would return a short time later with a squirrel or a rabbit in her mouth and hop over the fence to the overgrown […]

Palm Springs, CA: Not Sure What All The Fuss Is About

Posted by on Jul 5, 2021 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Palm Springs, CA: Not Sure What All The Fuss Is About

After a protracted battle, Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn” statue has been installed in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Some objected to the placement, thinking the 26-foot-tall aluminum and steel sculpture, depicting a scene from the 1955 comedy, “The Seven-Year Itch,” appears to be flashing the museum to the rear, and a misogynistic objectification […]

Banning, CA: Old Habits Die Hard

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Events, Photojournalism | No Comments
Banning, CA: Old Habits Die Hard

En route to Palm Springs earlier this week, I stumbled on a fire at a homeless encampment at the east end of town. From the I-10 freeway I noticed thick black smoke wafting over the downtown area. I exited at Hargrave Street and found the fire was just a block away. I had a camera […]

Think Tank Photo Introduces Retrospective Duffel

Posted by on Feb 6, 2021 in Photo Gear | No Comments
Think Tank Photo Introduces Retrospective Duffel

The perfect blend of old school style and Think Tank quality, the new Retrospective Duffel is ready for adventure with thick abrasion-resistant canvas that’s treated with a DWR coating to repel the elements. An oversized opening provides a wide view and easy access to the bag’s 50-liter interior while a thick, padded shoulder strap offers Think Tank’s legendary comfort. Use this link […]

Banning, CA: A “Chamber of Commerce” View Following Storm

Posted by on Jan 23, 2021 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA:  A “Chamber of Commerce” View Following Storm

Following a storm a few weeks ago I woke up early to find the mountains flanking the San Gorgonio Pass shrouded in fresh snow. Instead of taking my usual morning walk, I drove up to a turnout on Hwy 243 for an unobstructed view. This image is four frames from a Nikon full-frame DSLR stitched […]

Selling Online: Successful Auctions Require Quality Product Photography

Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in Commercial/Industrial Subjects | No Comments
Selling Online: Successful Auctions Require Quality Product Photography

I spent some time over the holidays cleaning out closets and finding items I no longer need, but could be of use to someone else. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes. I’m not one to make a crude snap with an iPhone, preferring to make the items I sell appear […]

Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York

I just finished watching “Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York,” a documentary about an organized group of photo enthusiasts in New York City during the 30s and 40s and their influence and lasting impact on documentary photography. One memorable quote from the film, by W. Eugene Smith, their president for a time: “Photography is […]