One of the most difficult tasks as a photographer is to master the art of less is more. One of the most common techniques employed to accomplish this is to utilize “negative space”. “Negative space” is empty space left around and between your subject. When employed correctly, the empty space around your subject provides a subtle backdrop to place emphasis on your subject. Combined with a caref
This weekend in San Francisco was one of the whackier events, Bring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW). The curviest street, Lombard Street, is shut down for 1 hour so daredevils can take their fate into their own hands by riding down on plastic wheeled tricycles. No rubber wheeled vehicles are allowed at any time. This year thousands were in attendance and hundreds took part. My only regret was not finding a Big Wheel in ti
Looking through some older images I caught this buried in a folder of early morning photos taken in Golden Gate Park. Look closely and you might just understand the title a little better. Click To Enlarge
A very neat development to report this week. I’ve had some of my Golden Gate Bridge photos spotlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle, the largest newspaper here in the San Francisco bay area. They have a “Flickr Pickr” page as part of their “96 Hours” section where they highlight local photographers on Flickr. The write up is quite flattering… Thanks John! See the full write up on
For those that enjoy great photography I wanted to pass on a link to a photo blog that I have been enjoying quite a bit as of late: Mystical Photography by Frederic Larson For those of you unfamiliar with Frederic Larson, a photographer I deeply admire, consider this your lucky day. Per his bio where this is most eliquantly detailed… he is best known for “intimate photos of nature – particularly of
I took this photo of the San Francisco skyline through the Golden Gate Bridge about two weeks ago on a semi-warm afternoon that turned to chilly evening. I was pretty please with how it came out. I think it might be one of the better San Francisco photos I’ve taken in sometime. I suppose that makes it a personal favorite of mine. After posting this on Flickr it would seem I’m not alone in liking this shot
It’s early but this is one of my favorite images taken this year. For me the lighting is what makes this shot. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge lit with the Transamerica Building in the background gives a three dimensional feel to an otherwise compressed scene. I thought this was pretty neat, but the next image in this sequence (to be posted soon) surpasses this in my opinion.