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


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.