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

Long Exposure

Walking home tonight I knew I had to get this car with the wide angle lens and some light streaks in the background. However, since I don't bring my tripod with me everywhere, I had to stay really, really still. I imagined myself as a human tripod, and tried really hard not to breathe. And I took the same picture a LOT of times, just holding down the shutter forever with the camera set on burst mode. This technique has saved my bacon a bunch of times.

Focal length: 18mm (on a crop sensor). The widest focal length I own. At a longer focal length the diagonals here would be a lot less interesting.

Shutter speed: 0.8 seconds. Amazing! (The lens has IS. I am not this good on my own. Plus, wide lenses are a lot easier to handhold. But still, I'm impressed.)

Aperture: f/9. This got me those cool light stars in the background.

ISO: 1600. It was dark outside. With my camera, this ISO is a little noisy. But I can live with it.