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Faded Glory on the Edge of the Desert

This weekend Steve Burns and I went to Jacumba Hot Springs, on the edge of the Anza-Borrego desert to see some old train cars on a private siding of the old Corrizo Gorge Railroad line.  I wanted to know for … Continue reading

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Portrait Session with the New College President

San Diego City College has a new college President, Dr. Ricky Shabazz.  It turns out, happily, that he really likes photography and the photo facilities.  So when the request came to do a portrait I was most anxious to oblige.  … Continue reading

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City College Photo Event with Jay Dickman

On Thursday evening, Sept 21, 2017, NelsonPhoto and Olympus sponsored an evening presentation by photographer and author Jay Dickman at City College.  Jay is an “Olympus Visionary” which is the Olympus version Canon’s “Master of Light” and similar exhalted titles … Continue reading

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SUMMER DOIN’S 2017

Yeah, you’re right, I’ve been incredibly remiss in keeping this blog even remotely up to date.  My excuses are legion, some of them even remotely, if coincidentally, connected to some obscure portion of the truth.  The bottom line is my … Continue reading

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Judging at the Fair: 2017 Pt 1

Well, a year has passed by and here we are again back at the Del Mar Fair grounds for the first tier of judging for the International Exhibition of Photography.  For the last few years I’ve tried to put my “teacher” … Continue reading

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Class Demo: Food

Thursday (4/20) I did a demo of food photography for the Lighting Class.  In a class lecture on the previous Tuesday we discussed plated vs. studio food issues and advertising vs editorial style shooting and I showed them a number of examples. The … Continue reading

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WRIST WATCH DEMO IN CLASS

For my Lighting Techniques class, the next assignment is jewelry.  For the first demo I decided to do a watch since it combines issues of reflectivity (metal band and bezel) and transparency (the face) for a fairly simple starting point.  … Continue reading

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