Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I participated in a street photography workshop last weekend (Oct 15 + 16) that was awesome. Eric Kim's beginning street photography workshop. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in street photography. The workshop is very comprehensive. There were discussions, power point presentations, documentaries, critics and, of course, shooting in the street. My main reason for signing up for the workshop was to help me with my discomfort (fear) of shooting strangers in the streets. Eric addresses these fears and helps to make you more comfortable with the process. I am still uncomfortable shooting, but I have a lot more confidence now, than I did before I took the workshop.
Other great things about the workshop are the people involved. Eric is very knowledgeable and sharing, friendly and talented. Rinzi, a former student of Eric’s, now helping with the workshops was awesome. He is super friendly and ready to help, listen and teach. And let’s not forget the fellow workshop participants. All super talented photographers. All showed great work at the workshop. All friendly and eager to learn, eager to share knowledge, eager to support the photography community. Check out some of the images from the workshop here.
I’m looking forward to taking another workshop with Eric and I hope some of my new friends will do so too … not because they need it, but because I’d like to hang out with them again!

I'm pretty happy with 8 - 10 shots from the weekend but i'm trying to take Eric's advice and only show my best work. My best 3. editting, editting, editting ... Below are 3 and link to the rest. I can't help it. I need to purge. If any of my fellow workshop attendees happen to see this blog, here are 3 that I didn't show in class ... 2 of them were shot on Sunday ...


the artist


here's the link to the rest of the shots

Thursday, October 6, 2011

if you only look at one of my posts ...

i think i've mentioned before that a magazine that i subscribe to has monthly "assignments." i like doing the assignments. they make you think and be creative, solve problems and have something to shoot. the assignment this time is: PATTERNS IN NATURE - looking for "photographs with shape, color and texture all in play." here are the ones i shot in santa barbara. i'd love comments, if you have time. thx.

rust at alma rosa

tree stump bark

rusty mailbox

more rust at alma rosa

even more rust at alma rosa

i'm not sure this is nature. it might be paint and formed bricks

lovely tree stump

seriously, is that a shooting star?

i really love long exposures. these are both about 30 second exposures. i remember when the shutter was open, a shooting star went by and i thought "i hope i got that." problem is, i'm not sure if that's it or not. i really like the other image better, but a shooting star? is it? i'm not sure, but i kinda think so.

shooting star?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

alma rosa

alma rosa makes some great pinots. if you are not familiar, please do yourself a favor and get a bottle or a case. seriously. you can thank me later.

some may recognise the alma rosa winery (formerly the sanford winery) from the movie 'sideways.' some may not ... either way, its a cool place (and dog friendly).

more pix from santa barbara

really, there's no 's'?

i love the tri-tip sandwiches at cold spring tavern (i always thought it was cold springs tavern). who knew that the sunday tri-tip sandwich bbq was also available on saturday? we didn't, but we found out.

the sign


bare feet
 the couple pictured above was at cold spring tavern last saturday (10/1). they were both barefoot and both retreating to their car in the parking lot to refill their beverages with booze they had in a cooler ... they were just at the tavern enjoying the music and the picnic bench ... what'd they have in the cooler you ask? mike's hard lemonade.

click the link for more pix from santa barbara

santa barbara sunsets

click here for more pix from santa barbara

the weave dreamer ...