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 of hoped. Plus I’ve playing with a new hobby, more on that later, but it ends up with my final twelves entry a little short and a bit… Continue reading Twelves #12: Joshua Tree
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 of Colma is 1,600 living residents, and over 1.5 million deceased residents across the 17 full-size cemeteries. It’s great to be alive in Colma Town Motto The town… Continue reading Twelves #11 – The Necropolis of Colma
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 can see two other sets from El Camino Real in Part I and Part II.
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 canvases for artists. Another fun art project in Redwood City is the various shadows on the ground. They are little surprises scattered about the city, such a delight… Continue reading Twelves #9 – City Beautification
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 40 original buildings you can explore, including homes, meetinghouses, a school, country store, bank, pottery and glass trade shops. Sturbridge Village is a great way to see how… Continue reading Twelves #8 – Sturbridge
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 Canada and the first time both of us got to explore the city, I’d stopped there only briefly many years ago. This is a bit of an eclectic… Continue reading Twelves #7 – Vancouver
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 the Fair to enjoy with my family and photography was secondary. Lots of great opportunities but my attention was more focused on my kids and enjoying it.
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 also two updated articles in basic portrait and moving around posts. It turned out to be relatively easy to get good results, primarily two things getting the flash… Continue reading Twelves #5 – Flash
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. I was inspired at the Shutterfest conference to improve this deficiency, see previous post. Shutterfest has a ton of hands-on tutorials, light setups, and off-camera flashes. I was… Continue reading Non-Natural Light
My April edition of Twelves project is a set from Shutterfest. Shutterfest is a photography conference in St. Louis that focuses on hands-on learning and lots and lots of shooting. I was there as a vendor for work, WordPress.com, so didn’t get too much opportunity, however walking around on breaks and lunch did get the… Continue reading Twelves #4 – Shutterfest
The third installment in my Twelves project was focused on Spring and includes three looks at Spring time. There is something a little magical about Spring, coming out of winter, all the trees and flowers wake up and blossom to greet the new season. We had some much needed rain and a colder winter in… Continue reading Twelves #3 – Spring
The second set in my Twelves project is Barcelona. I was fortunate enough to have a work meetup in Barcelona for a week and then my wife joined me for a second week. It was the longest time I’ve spent in a single city while traveling. Even there two weeks is not enough to see… Continue reading Twelves #2 – Barcelona
Construction is the first set in my new Twelves series, producing a cohesive set of twelve photos each month for the year. The San Francisco Bay Area is seeing a great deal of construction from housing to office buildings everywhere around the bay you see lots of growth. Back in 2000, I worked in an… Continue reading Twelves #1 – Construction
For 2017, my year long project is to create a series a month, twelve series with twelve photos in each. Each month I’ll focus on a single topic, shoot, and edit it down to just 12 photos. Last year I worked on a 52-rolls project shooting a roll of a film a week for the… Continue reading Twelves