Monday, May 24, 2010



I went to the Maker Faire in San Mateo this weekend, which was a great way to live old all my wildest autistic fantasies: Rockets, Robots, Telegraphs, Tesla Coil Bands, etc. As usual though, my favorite shots from any show are had by turning my camera on the crowd.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Matron

The Matron

I've been busy with work and some travel lately, so I haven't had an opportunity to go out to the city and shoot as much as I like. This shot is from the Orlando airport [I went out to see the antepenultimate shuttle launch!], early in the morning. I saw this women in a square of light, and used my iPhone to catch this candid. Just enough dynamic range on that tiny sensor to get detail throughout the frame, and a pose which is even better than the one she had just before the phone's camera fired. 

Photography is now the last remaining good thing about airports. :) 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Have You Hugged Your Light Today?

Have You Hugged Your Light Today?This weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend Syl Arena's Speedlite Workshop. A lot of fun to get to play around with lights and models (modulo my usual frustrations with that much gear).

 Best part about the class was that Syl was clearly a guy who loves light -- snapped this one of him in a hallway at work where there was a patch of light definitely worth hugging. :)

More to come on this subject as I get done going through some of my photos from the class. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Contortion


This is ridiculously touristy, but when I was out doing street photography on Market last weekend, I stopped to watch the show these guys were putting on for the touristy crowd right in front of the Forever 21.

The people in the background are in this guy's crew -- I love the gamut of their reactions (wide-eyed stunned to blase), and the little patch of drifty sunset light that gave some detail to the dude's eyes.