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Photo Workshop Planning: A Moment of Clarity

March 4, 2019 by
Photo Workshop Planning: A Moment of Clarity

I was sitting around my dinning room table with a couple of large sheets of paper trying to plan out my workshops and teaching for the next two years. Teaching in Austin, and around the US while living in California … Continue reading

Tags: photography planning. travel teaching workshop

Visiting Bosque del Apache

December 17, 2018 by
Visiting Bosque del Apache

If I’m honest, this was not my first trip to Bosque del Apache, but just the first one that matters. Last spring I stopped by, but long after all the migratory birds had left. This time, I was there during … Continue reading

Tags: birding bosque del apache fall color photography road trip snow geese

Assembling a Photographer’s Survival Kit

November 26, 2018 by
Assembling a Photographer’s Survival Kit

As a photographer, I spend a lot of time hiking alone. Self rescue is important.  I normally keep some waterproof matches and water purification tablets in my camera backpack. I bring a head-light, and some general use tools for my … Continue reading

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Alpaca Fun

October 2, 2018 by
Alpaca Fun

My wife has friends that like to knit. She has friends that like Alpacas. She likes pretty much anything fuzzy and warm even if it smells like hay. A friend pointed out that the San Diego Yarn Crawl was coming … Continue reading

Tags: alpaca day trip photography san diego yarn crawl

Back Yard Birds – San Diego

September 25, 2018 by
Back Yard Birds – San Diego

Our new backyard is up against a “canyon”. That sounds exotic, but there is a road at the bottom. Never the less, we have a steep hillside covered in brush behind our back fence. There are abundant rodents and snakes. … Continue reading

Tags: american kestrel birding birds cooper's hawk hawk photography red shoulder hawk san diego

2x Texas Rig Dive

July 9, 2018 by
2x Texas Rig Dive

I grew up in central Texas. Our family vacation most years was a stay on Port A at one of the resort hotels, La Mirage’ if I remember right. We’d hang around the pool and play on the beech. We’d … Continue reading

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