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Posts Tagged ‘Russell Abraham Photography’

Drones, Video, and Animation

Drones, Video, and Animation

The lines between video and still photography are getting blurred every day.  Most good DSLRs (the cameras most of us use) are also video cameras.  The cameras with full frame sensors are now equipped with cinema-graphic lenses and sound gear to shoot broadcast-quality TV.  Much of what you see today on television is shot with […]


Trends in Multi-Family Housing

Trends in Multi-Family Housing

Many years ago when working for a major housing developer based in the mid-west, I asked why all their projects were located on the coasts and none in the mid-west or south.  His answer surprised me: “We like to operate in high-barrier entry markets and California is just such a place.”  It is not any […]


Going Big

Going Big

Big Art at Warm Springs BART   BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) wanted to make a definitive architectural statement when they commissioned the Warm Springs Station. It may seemingly sit in the middle of a bean field, but that won’t be the case for long.  Right now, Warm Springs in Fremont is the end of […]


Looking Backward

Looking Backward

Standing in an orderly row like the Royal Palace Guard are twelve four drawer file cabinets filled with over 25 years of photography.  From proof sheets to black and white prints to 4×5 original film, these file cabinets hold the archive of my professional life until 2006 when I switched from film to digital.  Buried […]


Expedition to Paradise

Expedition to Paradise

There is an old joke among photographers about getting the phone call for a dream assignment in Tahiti.  The usual response is, “I am still waiting.”  In my thirty-year plus career, I have been luckier than most photographers in getting overseas assignments, usually for U.S. cruise ship and hotel companies.  But photography has changed a […]


Reality Check

Reality Check

Since its invention in France in 1848, verisimilitude has been one of the key values of photography.  Photographs are compelling because they convey a sense of reality, no matter how ephemeral.  It is the magical first light of dawn or the “blue hour” that always captures our imagination.  We are keenly aware of this when […]


Hotel Alise

Hotel Alise

Pineapple Hospitality is a boutique hotel group based in Seattle.  They have been expanding up and down the west coast. Their first hotel in San Francisco, Hotel Alise, is an early Twentieth Century classic just off Union Square where they are making a serious effort rehabbing and rebranding it.  We were asked to create a […]


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 […]


Tablets from Heaven

Tablets from Heaven

I am old enough to think of tablets as something stone-like…


Surviving the Economy

Surviving the Economy

This recession has turned out to be closer to a depression…


New Camera Designs with Video Capabilities

New Camera Designs with Video Capabilities

the bar for digital imaging just got raised…


Rebuilding California

Rebuilding California

After many delays, the Third Street line is operational…