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Digital Imaging

Getting Ink

Getting Ink

The publishing world has changed radically in the last ten years.  The advent of the internet and the widespread growth of specialty websites has put information everywhere there is a connection and a device to display it.  The cost of producing and distributing a traditional ink on paper journal has proved too burdensome for many […]


Creating Magic at Night

Creating Magic at Night

There is more that goes into creating great photographs of buildings than most people realize. Some of it happens before the shoot and much after the shutter is snapped.  Recently we were asked by the internationally recognized lighting designer, Paul Helms of Atlanta, to capture the work he did in conjunction with HOK on a […]


A Napa Valley Geography Lesson

A Napa Valley Geography Lesson

As many friends would attest,  I seldom turn down a glass of good red.  So when I got a call from a Napa Valley vintner, I was all ears.  The conversation bounced from geology, to organic architecture, to a well known Spanish architect with references to Shakespeare.  I was being asked to shoot a new […]


Reaching for the Sky

Reaching for the Sky

Having the camera at about 5’3” off the ground is just about the perfect height for shooting architectural exteriors.  That is because that height replicates our perception, the height from where the average eye sees the world.  Sometimes, however, there is a need to put the camera at a higher angle.  Often the requirement is […]


Discovering Beauty

Discovering Beauty

Now don’t get me wrong, I like a pretty face as much as any man, but actually photographing a woman and making her look beautiful takes more than owning a nice camera or knowing something about lighting.  Photography, like law or medicine, is a profession that is divided into specialties.  You don’t go to an […]


Discovering Great Architecture around the U.S.

Discovering Great Architecture around the U.S.

It could be that the sun just shines a little too brightly here in California and casts an undeserving shadow on good architecture in other parts of the U.S.


A Christmas Dinner Surprise

A Christmas Dinner Surprise

The photo albums documenting my wife’s family from the early twentieth century on were copious and illuminating.


Digital Photography and Computer Aided Imaging

Digital Photography and Computer Aided Imaging

With digital cameras, the object seems to be to collect as much raw data as you can so that you can reassemble the image in post production.


New Camera Designs with Video Capabilities

New Camera Designs with Video Capabilities

the bar for digital imaging just got raised…


Sensor Wars, How Big is Big Enough?

Sensor Wars, How Big is Big Enough?

Digital 101: Sensor Wars I believe everyone reading this is old enough to remember when a 2 Mega Pixel Digital camera was really big. I remember being awestruck by the clarity of sports shots taken by one of the dad’s of my son’s high school water polo team with a 2 MP Nikon. That was […]