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San Francisco family walks down mile rock beach at sunset

August 29, 2020

An overview of the best locations in San Francisco for photography sessions from beaches, urban enclaves, museums to parks.

March 22, 2020

“Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculpture.”  I read this quote graffitied on the cement seawall of San Francisco yesterday morning. It was one of many moments that stopped me on my run and caused me to pause a little longer and take in the scene around […]

February 21, 2020

We all know about putting pictures into frames. The act of framing makes them more visually pleasing to hang and display. Well, that same idea is also a composition technique that can make your photos more aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. Framing refers to using elements in your scene to create a visual “frame” within your […]

October 18, 2019

The 6th anniversary of my beloved Grandmother’s death recently passed.  With each year since I’ve last seen her, small details disappear from my memory. I have a notoriously bad memory and that is one of the reasons I love photography so much.  One of my favorite memories with my Grandma Veronica was in her second […]

August 29, 2019

Do you imagine your children or future generations sitting around reminiscing while perusing old hard drives full of photos that have been passed down to them? Will the hard drives even work with future technological advances? Or perhaps you imagine posterity to be pouring through thousands of photos on a cloud storage service we’ve entrusted […]