Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Photography Workshop: Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierra this weekend

I am barely back from my travels to Sydney, Beijing, Chapel Hill NC and now I am off to assist in my first photography workshop in the Eastern Sierras near Bishop California. The target is Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierras near Bishop California and near Yosemite National Park. Jennifer Wu is the pro photographer that is leading the workshop. Jennifer was one of the pros that I got to work with when I won the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop (ANPW) contest and is also a Canon "Explorers Of Light" pro.

It should be fun and the weather is looking nice. There IS still a few spots left so let me know quickly if you want to go. Hopefully we will get some nice fall colors as it is cooling down this week here and especially in the higher elevations. Last year during this exact weekend I was shooting fall colors with Michael Frye. It started out at 90 degrees and we had 6" of SNOW by the weekend! The mountain passes closed and I had to take the long way home (an additional 4 hours!)

Here is some additional information about the workshop.

Oct 2-4 Bishop, Ca Majestic Peak Photo Workshop
Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas

California’s Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains offer beautiful locations
to photograph a variety of subjects. Fall colors, the White Mountains,
Mount Whitney and natural arches are just a few. These locations
require being at the right place at the right time of day and year.
This workshop will get you to those locations!

This workshop will get you to those locations! Most our time will be spent photographing and
less on lectures. Informal lectures will be held during the day in the hotel lobby.
We will show you new ways to see and photograph and it will be an invigorating experience!


Jennifer's Bio can be found here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fun Down Under! Seeing the sites in Sydney

I have managed to get out to see a fun fun places in and around Sydney. I have a view from my hotel room of Circular Quay and the Opera House. What an AMAZING place! I went walking around the Opera House last night and this was one image from my walk. It truly is a wonderful place to see up close!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Upcoming Shooting - Sydney and Beijing

I have been traveling for work quite a bit lately, but I have some great upcoming business trips (my day job is in computer security) that will be bringing me this month to Sydney, Australia and Beijing, China!! I have been to Sydney before but never with a decent camera. I am hoping to venture out to the Harbour and the Harbour Bridge and might even get down to Melbourne and shoot along the Great of Road (I don't think I will make it that far.) This summer while I was shooting in Yosemite, I met a nice couple hiking and taking pics as well - turns out he is a marketing manager for Nikon in Australia! Hopefully we will connect and do some shooting while I am there. I am going to be looking for some nice coastal settings and maybe even a sunset. It is winter there so at least it won't be TOO hot! I have booked a few extra days to shoot there.

While I am in Beijing I won't have a lot of spare time to shoot, but I will still venture out! Maybe get to the Summer Palace or a quiet portion of the Great Wall. China has International Day coming up so festivities are starting to get ready. I would really like to find a photo tour guide while over there to make best use of my time.

If you have ideas or suggestions of places to shoot or find a photo guide, please let me know!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Fine Art Exhibit and Reception! Pacific Art League SVOS Invitational

I have a new exhibit that is showing this month (in addition to the Rok Bistro in Sunnyvale and Mike's Cafe in Menlo Park). I have been accepted to the 2009 SVOS Invitational Exhibition at the Pacific Art League! This is a select group of the top artists from the Silicon Valley Open Studios that I participated in this spring. One of my images was selected for the event postcard as well. Hope you can join me at the reception! I will have two of the Gallery Wrap Giclée images on display.

Silicon Valley Open Studios and the Pacific Art League are pleased to present the 2009 SVOS Invitational Exhibition at the Pacific Art League during the month of September.

The show is free to the public and there will be a public preview on Friday, Sept 4th, from 6 to 9pm. Refreshments will be served.

In addition, the exhibition opening reception for artists, friends and the public will be Friday Sept 11th from 6 to 9 pm. Awards will be presented at 7pm. Refreshments will be served.

I am also the curator for an exhibit across the street for the Palo Alto Camera Club exhibiting some of the top prints from 2008 during the month of September in the main lobby from September 1 to September 29th.

September 11th is ALSO the reception for the Exhibit that I am the curator for at the Palo Alto City Hall/Civic Center. This reception is open from 5-7pm. For more information about this exhibit, please check out the Palo Alto Camera Club website.

These receptions are your opportunity to view some of the finest art from the recent Silicon Valley Open Studios, Palo Alto Camera club and meet the artists personally.