Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New Pictures on Flickr

To view my pictures please scroll down to the bottom of this blog and click the links below the photographs.

My current pictures can be viewed by clicking on this Flickr link.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Bike Messenger Research

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I need to look at....

Saturday, December 15, 2007

New SF Links

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sound recording equipment to look into

Regarding Sound: Students must be able to create and edit digital images and audio files using their own equipment, or be able to rent or borrow a professional-quality audio recorder like the Edirol R-09, the Marantz 660 or the M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96 for the few hours or day necessary to gather their audio.
We will use the free audio editing program “Audacity” and the inexpensive ($39.95) web slideshow production program “Soundslides.” Both programs are available as downloads on the internet.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Weblog for the advancement of multimedia storytelling

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Magnum Photographer Cristina García Rodero to lecture on Thursday @ UC Berkeley

Sponsored by Fotovision

©Cristina García Rodero

Magnum Photographer Cristina García Rodero

September 21st, 2006 — 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Description: This is a VERY unique opportunity to meet and see the work of a very talented and accomplished photographer who does not often come to the Bay Area as she resides in Spain. However, we are pleased to be able to partner with Professor Stanley Brandes in conjunction with the Townsend Center at UC Berkeley to bring you this event. This lecture is a separate event from the colloquia at the Townsend Center.

Ms. García Rodero has spent over 20 years specializing in the documentation of the religious and non-religious folk traditions of Spain, mediterranean Europe and Central America. She has also documented the Burning Man event for the last six years. She sets the crosshairs of her camera on the intersection of the religious and pagan; reportage and fine art; ethnographic and mythic.

“I tried to photograph the mysterious, true and magical soul of popular Spain in all its passion, love, humor, tenderness, rage, pain, in all its truth; and the fullest and most intense moments in the lives of these characters as simple as they are irresistible, with all their inner strength, as a personal challenge that gave me strength and understanding and in which I invested all my heart.”

Here are two websites to visit in order to familiarize yourself with her work:
Zone Zero
The Endicott Studio

Please join us for a slide show of her work, a talk and question and answers. The talk will be in Spanish with a translator who will assist those of us not proficient in the language.

NOTE: This event is FREE to the public! No reserved seating.

Location: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Library
Corner of Euclid and Hearst in Berkeley

Instructor: Cristina García Rodero Born in Spain, and lives in Madrid. A teacher at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Madrid, Ms. Rodero was one of Spain’s leading photographers during the post-Franco era and she offers a historic perspective that is in keeping with the democratic transition of the time (1974-1989).

She is the winner of the Book of the Year Award at the Arles Festival of Photography in 1989. She has also won the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Foundation Prize and the National prize of photography in Spain as well as a prize from the Royal Photographic Society in 1998. She was a member of the agency Vu for more than 15 years.

She has several books including:
España Oculta: public Celebrations in Spain, 1974 - 1989
Festivals and Rituals of Spain, Stemmle, 1992
Rituals in Haiti was published by tf. Editores, Spain in 2001.

Cost: Free!!

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Friday, August 25, 2006

On tour with LAFCO August 13 to September 10

To view photoblog, please visit

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Flash Photography Resources

Sunday, July 30, 2006

The OC

Friday, June 16, 2006

Great Resource for Video Critique of Your Work and Video PS Tutorials

On many workshops, critique is one of the most powerful learning tools. Critique gives us a way as photographers to develop a vocabulary that describes what works and what doesn't work about an image. As we grow our understanding of this descriptive visual vocabulary our ability to conceive and pre-recognize great images dramatically improves.

Each day a 3-5 minute video will be available for download. This video will feature a submitted image for critique onscreen with a soundtrack, which will contain the same kind of spoken critique you would receive on a workshop - along with a pointer onscreen that will be used just like a laser pointer would be used in a live critique.

The overall tone and goal of The Daily Critique will be to provide a supportive space in which photographers can share their work, have it reviewed, and hopefully take away valuable, tangible ideas about how to create better photographs. We will describe what we like about the image first and then offer "perfect world" suggestions for improvement.

The Radiant Vista offers users an opportunity to submit their own photos for The Daily Critique. If you are interested in having a photo critiqued, please make a critique submission.

The Daily Critique videos vary in size between 3MB and 5MB. A high speed connection is recommended, but not essential.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Photo Talk Radio

Great resource!

PHOTO TALK RADIO, "Where You Really Can See Photos On The Radio", the dynamic Internet talk show devoted to the photographic community, hosted by Howard Lipin and Michael A. Garcia Cr. Photog., providing you the best information and ideas anywhere to help you make your photography more enjoyable and better than ever.

Listen to the LIVE show by clicking the LISTEN NOW button in the upper right corner of this page between 8-9am Pacific Time every Saturday and call-in Toll-Free to 888-514-2100 from North America and talk with Howard and Michael. If you can't listen LIVE, enjoy all the past shows on demand 24/7 by clicking on the headline of the show you want to hear, or by clicking on the COMPLETE ARCHIVE button at the bottom of this page.

With over 50 years of day-to-day photography experience between them, Howard and Michael bring PHOTO TALK RADIO alive with practical hands-on, simple to understand, "How Do I Do That?" tips and in-depth interviews with photo industry leaders and photographers. Their mission is to keep you informed, inspired and coming back for more. In the ever-changing world of photography, PHOTO TALK RADIO, "The Worldwide Voice of Photography", and the place "Where You Really Can See Photos On Radio" is the go-to resource for photographers and photo enthusiasts everywhere.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

New Pictures

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Inspiring interview with Pulitzer prize winning PJ Todd Heisler

What general advice do you have for young photojournalists?

I didn't go to a photo school. I was very lost and had to feel [my] way through it. It's pretty hard when you don't have a program like Western [Kentucky] or OU behind you to push you along, and tell you who to talk to, and tell you what to ask. You have to feel your way through it when you start.

Click here to link to Todd's bio and interview

Interview with Pulitzer prize winner Michael Ainsworth

Friday, May 19, 2006

Websites I Studied Today


My research is revealing how important multimedia presentations are in photojournalism:

David Leeson - PJ The Dallas Morning News

Travis Fox - PJ

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Heading to B&H tomorrow!

YES! B & H

Spent today addictively surfing LIGHTSTALKERS - so good!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Branford Town Green, Connecticut

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Cutting Floor

I have been trying to taking pics daily as part of my PJ homework and started a new blog called Cutting Floor to have a place for random images.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My favorite website

Monday, May 08, 2006

Back in San Francisco

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Le Cirque, New York City

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

De Young Museum Observatory, San Francisco

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Photography for Real Estate

Interesting blog about panoramic photography.

Photography for Real Estate

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Mike Fox - Photojournalist

Mike Fox - Photojournalist
Heard his podcast (search Itunes), then checked his homepage, and read the blog - good stuff! Looks like Michael has two blogs and this one may be updated more regularly Lexar Blog.
*Note to self - go back and read Mike's notes on Lexar Blog.

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Spent the last 2 days trolling through the "resources" in the right margin of my blog.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

I am going to Cuba! soon as I get some money to pay for a project that I would love to do.....

In June of 1999, documentary film maker Tao Ruspoli and I went to Havana, Cuba to see what it was like to live in one of the world's last communist countries. We made a film to record our experiences, including interviews with locals, a visit to the Partagas cigar factory, recordings of live music, and many walks around old Havana, all showing the condition of the Cuban people today.

Link to a few images from the film Havana 1999

Friday, March 31, 2006

PJ Speaker Tuesday April 4 @ 8 pm

I will be attending if anyone would like to join me.

Tuesday April 4 starting at 8 pm @ Brooks Institute of Photography

Michael Robinson-Chavez became hooked on photography after a surfing buddy lent him a Canon AE1 for his trip to Peru. "My mom is from Peru, and I went down there for the first time in 1988 and fell in love with photography," he says. "Peru was just a great place to get introduced to it because there were pictures around every corner." He went on to study photography at Brooks Institute of Photography and San Francisco State University, a move that led to internships and his first job with the Associated Press in Central America. One of his first big assignments for AP was covering the plight of Cuban refugees in Panama. He then spent 4 1/2 years with the Boston Globe where he covered the civil wars in Bosnia and Congo. For The Post, he has covered a variety of national and local stories, including the growing Hispanic community. He is also working on a long-term project on the blending of cultures in the mestizos of Peru.

Link to Michael's Work

Sunday, March 26, 2006

March 2006, Puerto Rico

February/March 2006, California and East Coast

January 2006, Thailand

Saturday, March 25, 2006

On My Wish List