Marcus Kazmierczak Profile Photo

mkaz.com

Marcus Kazmierczak

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Our first visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, we were quite hopefully for the cherry blossoms. However, we were either a week or two earlier, or maybe […]

The Reduction Print

Reduction printing is a method for creating a multi-color print. Compared to using multiple blocks, one for each color; the reduction method uses the same block carving […]

Mission Santa Clara de Asís

My recent linocut block print is of the Santa Clara Mission, here is a look at the entire process for creating the print. Tricky to measure how […]

MLK Dream Print

As mentioned in my previous post, I've started working on block prints, specifically linoleum cuts, or linocuts for short. Here is a look at the process I […]

A New Old Medium

Once a month a parent leads an art lesson for my daughter's first grade class. We trade off who runs the lessons with other parents assisting, in […]

Twelves #12: Joshua Tree

December is a fairly busy month, combined with a bought of flu going around our house, I didn't quite get as much photography done as I might […]

Construction in Autumn

One thing constant around the area is the on going construction. Here are a few shots from the construction site for Stanford's new Redwood City campus. ❤️ […]

After the Festival

Each year Half Moon Bay has one of the largest pumpkin festivals in California, started back in 1971 as part of a city beautification project to help […]

Night of Holiday Lights

Our home town had a nice Night of Holiday Lights with real fake snow, a grinch, a father winter, and of course Santa Claus ringing in the […]

Autumn

A set of autumn photos from around town. Who says California doesn't have seasons and changing leaves. Ok, might not be to the extent of a New […]

Twelves #11 – The Necropolis of Colma

The Town of Colma, featured briefly in this weekly post, is known as the only necropolis in the United States, a City of the Dead. The population […]

Town of Colma

Colma is a small town a few miles south of San Francisco. The city is one of the stops along the El Camino Real and the adjacent […]

Burlingame

St. Dunstan Catholic Church

While out shooting for my El Camino project, I came across the St. Dunstan Catholic Church in Millbrae. It is a quaint church sitting on top of […]

Salsa Festival

The Redwood City 10th Annual Salsa Festival featured hot sauce and salsa dancing, I focused on the sauce. The salsa tasting competition included 8 competitors from mild […]

Twelves #10 – El Camino Real

The tenth part of my twelves project is another set from El Camino Real the major road that runs through California from San Diego to San Francisco. You […]

New Almaden

One of the reasons for the Bay Area's prosperity and growth is from the mercury mines in south San Jose. The New Almaden Quicksilver Mine was the […]

Ardenwood Farm

Ardenwood Farm is a historic farm in Fremont, CA. George Patterson started the farm in the 1850's after failing to strike it rich mining gold. He ended […]

A Walk to Alta Lake

The last post in my Whistler series, see previous posts: day, night, and spooky. After so many trips to Lost Lake, John and I wanted a change […]

Lost Lake Park

While out doing night photography with a group , I took a break from shooting the lake and stars and walked around Lost Lake Park. You can […]

Twelves #9 – City Beautification

I quite enjoy the art projects and surprises around Redwood City. The painting of utility boxes is a great idea turning unsightly but necessary utility boxes into […]

Lost Lake By Night

A group of us went out to Lost Lake to shoot at night, with hope to see the northern lights. Supposedly, it was good aurora season, we’re […]

Lost Lake by Day

At our company meetup, Alex and Matt challenged each other to photoblog more often. The challenge was also put out to the company, thus my official first entry […]

Twelves #8 – Sturbridge

Old Sturbridge Village is a re-creation of an 1830’s New England Village, a large outdoor living history museum. The village sits on 200 acres and consists of […]

Cape Neddick, Maine

This summer our family took a summer vacation out in New England, this is the first of a few sets of photos from that trip. We stayed […]

Twelves #7 – Vancouver

The seventh set in my Twelves series is from Vancouver, British Columbia where my wife and I traveled for our anniversary. It was a wonderful visit to […]

Fuji-X Film Simulations

One of the great things about using Fujifilm X-Series cameras is the wonderful film simulations, they are also one of the worst things. There are a handful […]

Twelves #6 – County Fair

A Day at the County Fair is the June set for my Twelves project. This one ended up being a little more challenging since I was at […]

Twelves #5 – Flash

For my fifth installment of twelves project, I focused on non-natural light in the form of off-camera flash. You can see my setup in initial post, and […]

Lighting 02 – Moving Around

The second part in my series to learn more about flash and lighting, I played with moving the light around. You can see the first part in […]

Lighting 01 – Basic Portrait

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m going to start working on non-natural lighting. First up was a basic setup using a single flash into an umbrella, […]

Non-Natural Light

I haven’t been able to get good results using a flash, ever. My photos usually end up too bright, too dark, or just bad with weird reflections. […]