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

Stop and Go

Stop and Go, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

Sorry it's been so long, I've been horrendously busy. But here's at least one photo from the past couple of weeks.


Drenched, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

A Piece of Sky

A Piece of Sky, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.


Lunchtime!, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

Did I mention that I love my new lens? Oh, I might have? Well, I do. One of my favorite things about it is the clearly superior quality of the bokeh to any of my other lenses - even my beloved nifty fifty.

Anyway, this bee was kind enough to pose for me as he had his lunch, giving me a chance to explore the bokeh. Nice of him, right?

A Pair

A Pair, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

As hot as it's been here in the Big Apple, any water looks pretty good. It didn't take long for them to discover the fountain at this park and take advantage of it.

And then I took advantage of that, and took this picture.

In the Playground

In the Playground, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

We were in the park at dusk when I looked over and saw this shot. In general, I'm careful of taking pictures of children I don't know - I don't want to ruffle any feathers - but the framing on this was so perfect that I couldn't resist.


Waiting, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

Another shot from the Empire State Building with the Lensbaby Fisheye Optic. The only problem with the Lensbaby is that it's manual focus only, and I'm often not sure if the focus is spot on based on what I see in the viewfinder.

My solution? Live View. I use the 10x magnification available in Live View to make sure that the image is perfectly focused, and then I take the shot. A little time intensive, but better than guessing if the image is sharp or blurry.

Anyway, I'm enjoying the fisheye. It's a fun little toy.

For the Poor of the World

I took this in St Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan with my new (and very expensive!) baby, the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS EF-S lens. Which I LOVE. It's practically perfect in every way, just limited to crop-sensor cameras.

And although I'm not a huge fan of the choices that Canon is making with its new crop sensor bodies - more megapixels is not always better! - I'm very content with my current body. It does what I need it to, and we've become like an old married couple, aware of each other's quirks and foibles. We have an understanding. Above 800 ISO we don't go; I've learned to hold my breath, and watch the light for times when I can shoot without camera shake being a problem.

Anyway, despite the astronomical cost (to me anyway), it's wonderful. you'll be seeing a lot more from it.

On the Courts

On the Courts, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

Finally able to upload photos using someone else's computer (I think mine is trying to protect me from overblogging - but it's not going to stop me!). This photo says a lot of what I was feeling last week in the basketball court.

The warmth, space, and sense of possibility.


Manhattan, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

Standing at the top of the Empire State Building, all I could think was that I couldn't believe I hadn't been there before. It's just never been on my agenda in New York before. But now I can scratch it off the list.

And by the way, this is taken with my new toy, the fisheye optic for my Lensbaby composer. It's a lot of fun, and for the price the quality is pretty good!

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes, originally uploaded by quotidian photography.

Finally think I may have figured out a way around the silliness of not being able to upload photos to the blog. Or maybe this was just a fluke.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

The only problem is that the photos will be a little smaller. But that's better than nonexistent, right?