Churchill Swimfins

Today I shot a single Churchill Makapu’u Pro Swimfin. Churchill is “The Original Swimfin” according to the company. Lots of pro bodyboarders, bodysurfers, and swimmers use these fins. They boast a comfortable foot pocket and are powerful. The fin is mostly known for its dolphin tail shape. This was fairly difficult to light. The fin is… Continue reading Churchill Swimfins

Thunderstorms, Time-Lapses, and a Panoramic

Last month, Southern California experienced some rare summer weather: rain. As most people are aware, California has experienced a severe drought over the last several years. Water levels are at their lowest in more than 20 years. It’s rather scary to be a permanent resident here, with little prospects of moving somewhere with a better potable… Continue reading Thunderstorms, Time-Lapses, and a Panoramic

Sonoma County Engagement Photos – The Beautiful Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, California and Muir Woods National Monument

In April, I was asked by a close friend to shoot his engagement photos. The friend and his fiancé live in Walnut Creek, near San Fransisco, and offered to foot the bill for me to come up there and give them some beautiful photographs. He told me about a couple spots that he had in… Continue reading Sonoma County Engagement Photos – The Beautiful Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, California and Muir Woods National Monument

Magic Lantern, Raw Video and the Importance of Workflow

In my last post I mentioned that I have a Canon 5D Mark III running Magic Lantern firmware. I made that choice and installed the firmware before I had even shot with the camera. I read an extensive amount about the so-called hack, and, even though it is risky because it could void the warranty on… Continue reading Magic Lantern, Raw Video and the Importance of Workflow

The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 5, Digital Problems, Analog, and Doing What You Love

You’ll recall in an earlier post I wrote that when I purchased the Sony DSC-F707, and that it came furnished with a Sony Memory Stick with 128 megabytes of storage. Cards at that point in time hadn’t progressed too far into high capacity. In contrast, recently I purchased a compact flash card of 64 gigabytes… Continue reading The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 5, Digital Problems, Analog, and Doing What You Love