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New Website

After much effort, I have consolidated my portfolios and my archive of images into one site hosted by Photoshelter. I have had the Photoshelter site for some time, and finally had time this winter to upload a lot more photographs and it’s continuing to be populated with images. Check out the portfolios from the home page, or browse the archive… My website address remains the same,, or simply

My blog is separate and can be reached via (no www) or simply You can get to either by navigational tabs on each site so it’s pretty seamless and effortless.  So you can see, no matter what you type, you’ll find me! Please update your bookmarks for any links you have for me. Thank you.



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It’s a BIG DEAL!!

Just wanted to pass this information along. I think it’s a pretty amazing deal for the price! No obligation -just click on the link to check it out to see for yourself!

100 hours of video training • 836 presets and actions • 12 e-books & training mat’ls • 6 Full 1-yr memberships and more!!


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Cooling off in Iceland



Well, I wish I was there already! We’ve had soaring temperatures the past week and I’ve been wishing I had a trip to somewhere much cooler. I know, we Californians don’t know what real heat/humidity is, but for us to get 90 degrees and 75 % humidity is very rare.

That thinking led me to this post about Iceland.  Iceland is a very COOL place – but it’s also HOT, as in a popular photo destination, and volcanic in origin. The volcanoes have sculpted this island, but the moisture has covered much of it with lush green mosses and grasses and wildflowers in early summer.

I am still looking for a few hardy and enthusiastic souls to join me in Iceland next June. This instructional photo tour will be filled with over-the-top photographic opportunities. The superlatives “AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, STUNNING, WAY COOL, UNBELIEVABLE” and more use oft-used to describe the place when photographer friends and colleagues have returned home.

I am certain that this place will change me and those traveling with me – forever, by imprinting the astounding beauty of a truly wild place in our hearts and visual memory! The landscape opportunities will be endless – as will the daylight hours, just about! We’ll have long days, but they will be so filled up with experiences and photography you won’t notice the passing of time. Visit the tour page here.

Tell your friends – or simply share this post to help spread the word. And I hope to see you in Iceland next June!

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Special Offer from Think Tank Photo

My friends at Think Tank Photo just announced a special offer for August and I wanted to pass the information along to all of you.  With this offer, when you order any of their highly-regarded photography backpacks you will receive for free their Camera Strap and Support Kit.  This combination Camera Strap V2.0 plus Camera Support Strap shifts the weight of your camera and lens from your neck to the backpack’s frame, thus reducing stress on your neck and shoulders.

The Camera Strap V2.0 features non-slip material on both sides so the strap will not slip off the shoulder, even if the strap is upside down! Designed for less bulk and increased portability, the Camera Strap V2.0 also attaches to Think Tank backpacks by using the Camera Support Straps (included in kit). Using this kit is a convenient and comfortable way to attach one or two cameras to backpack straps.


USE THIS LINK to go to their site and take advantage of this offer.




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