This Weeks Friday Freebie iPad Wallpaper: Mavericks Big Wave Friday Freebie features an image to liven up your iPad display with images from my travels… all for free. Few activities contrast the power of nature with an individual man like big wave surfing. Most big wave locations are in exotic locations such as Teahupoo in Tahiti (Laird Hamilton takes on Teahupoo video) or Jaws in Maui (video of the biggest wav
One of the best modern traditions in San Francisco is the Bring Your Own Big Wheel event held every Easter Sunday afternoon. Having photographed BYOBW 2007, BYOBW 2008 and BYOBW 2010 you’d think there would be nothing new to see, but in fact each year it keeps getting better. Last year the die hards endured cold San Francisco rain, but this year the sun came out making for a great day of tricycle carnage and wh
This weekend I had the great fortune of attending the World Photography Festival in San Francisco. This was their first year here in town and I’m happy to report they’ll be returning yearly. This year the big draw was Elliott Erwitt. If you’re unfamiliar with the photographic work of Elliott Erwitt you should start to brush up on it immediately. He’s long been a favorite photographer of mine,
This weekend is Fleet Week here in San Francisco and that means the Blue Angels are performing. If you’re in the San Francisco bay area today you’ll likely hear them buzzing around. If you’re heading out to photograph them this weekend be sure to read my popular post 10 Essential Tips To Get Great Blue Angels Photos. To get your creative juices flowing here are a few photos from last years event. Ph
This weekend was one of my favorite local events here in San Francisco, Bring Your Own Big Wheel (aka BYOBW). This year conditions were treacherous with heavy rain. The weather didn’t deter anyone from strapping on their costumes, straddling a tricycle meant for a small child and taking life and limb into their own hands as they descended down one of San Francisco’s curviest streets. Below is one of my fa
The 34th episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released (duration 16:54 min.) This episode of EXIF and Beyond features interviews of Russell Brown, John Knoll and Kevin Connor (Adobe Senior Director of Product Management) from the Adobe Photoshop 20th Anniversary Celebration held in San Francisco on February 18th, 2010. Discussed are topics ranging from recollections of Photoshops earliest beginnings, the impact of its
Yesterday the professional free skier C.R. Johnson died in an accident on the slopes of Squaw Valley, California. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I first crossed paths with C.R. while shooting the 2005 Icer Air event in San Francisco. In 2005 Icer Air caught the attention of millions of people who were witness (in person or on TV) to the odd juxtaposition of extreme skiing and snowboarding against the ba
I could generate a laundry list of thoughts as to why the Mavericks surf contest is one of the more amazing events to cover, but in the end it comes down to the sheer spectacle of man vs. nature. Having photographed every Mavericks Surf Contest since 2005 I’ve covered most every angle except from a jetski and the water itself. This year I was very fortunate stay dry on the media boat to get some killer photos.