I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Momentary Lull and Photo Critique Sites

I'll be out of town for the weekend, and without internet. Posts will resume Monday.

And, while I'm away, check out some great critique sites. I love hearing other people's photos critiqued, I learn so much from it.

Zack Arias does a great job on his blog. Here are all of his critique episodes (beware, his videos are about a half hour to an hour in length). His are more portfolio reviews, so don't expect to see him go really in depth on one photo. Still, I learned a lot from watching these.

Craig Tanner at The Mindful Eye does some excellent one photo critiques here. You have to register to watch them, but it's free and I I love how he talks about color interactions, intention, emotion, and a host of other things. There's also info on post processing, and some assignments to get your creative juices flowing. One of my favorite photography websites.

David duChemin who recently published the book Within the Frame (which is getting rave reviews, but I haven't read it yet) has a video podcast where he critiques one to two images in about 10 to 15 minutes. Here's the link. There are 15 episodes so far, with more on the way.

That's it, have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for the suggestions- I signed up for The Mindful Eye. I like it.

  2. I found your blog after you visited and commented on mine. Your photos are just captivating (even your cat - no overload, the glamour shot is super!). It took me all morning, but I started back at the beginning and worked my way through the months leaving a few comments here and there, though not nearly as many as I wished I had time to leave. The vicarious vacation in Thailand has been so fun to view - especially since I'm unlikely to see it in person, though your photos certainly entice me to visit. Such a beautiful country - thanks for sharing it in your photos!

  3. Thanks Chesney!

    I love The Mindful Eye, so I'm glad I could share it, Erica. I love how thoughtful and balanced the critiques are.

    And Karen, thanks so much for the comments, I'm glad you're not tired of the cat yet, you may see some more of her, of course I think she's gorgeous . . . Thailand's a great country, but if you can't make it here, photos are certainly a great way to catch a glimpse.

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