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 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 […]

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 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.

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 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 […]

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. 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 […]

Twelves #4 – Shutterfest

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 […]

Twelves #3 – Spring

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 […]

Twelves #1 – Construction

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 […]

Twelves

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 […]