Life On The Other Side Of The Stage

Life On The Other Side Of The Stage

  Graduation season is here which means that student photographers across the country are donning their well earned caps and gowns, strolling across the stage and entering a brand new phase of life as a professional photographer. Congratulations! It’s time to paaaaaarty! My friendly, unsolicited suggestion is to party for a couple days and enjoy…

How Does Apple News+ Impact Photographers?

How Does Apple News+ Impact Photographers?

Allowing for unlimited use “in original context” permits publications to openly seek and engage in new distribution platforms like Apple News+. It also allows for the photographer to retain the opportunity to earn a little bit of licensing revenue for additional use of the photographs at a time when expansive use is growing along with new platforms. In other words, it’s a fair compromise and one that every photographer should seek.

3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

    It’s with mixed emotions that I throw my laptop bag into the back seat, grab a coffee and head down the 405 to start each workshop. On the one hand, I’m always excited as hell that photographers are interested enough to learn about the business side of freelancing that they’ll give up an…

Supplemental Training For Student Journalists

Supplemental Training For Student Journalists

While reading about Poynter awarding supplemental educational support to universities, this short paragraph just jumped out at me: “Perhaps the biggest takeaway was the persistent and growing demand for supplemental journalistic training for student journalists.”-Poynter Announces College Media Project Selections   Let’s take a bit of a look at this because it really is astounding…

Destination Mammoth

Destination Mammoth

  My life long love affair with US 395 and the Eastern Sierras all started because I was going backwards. That’s right, in reverse. I had no idea what was ahead of me, only what was behind me. And I loved every minute of it.    All Images Are Registered With The United States Copyright…

A Donation Request by My Journalism Alma Mater & My Reply

A Donation Request by My Journalism Alma Mater & My Reply

  A week ago I received an email from my alumni association requesting donations to the journalism alumni association. The message was signed by the chair of the journalism department who I know and respect and alluded to some important changes to the journalism program. The email contained the following paragraph:  “The Department of Journalism…

Looking Back: The Dodgers Go From Hell To Highwater in Six Years

Looking Back: The Dodgers Go From Hell To Highwater in Six Years

  With the Los Angeles Dodgers up 1-0 over the Houston Astros and in pursuit of their 7th world Series title, and with the entire city once again bleeding Dodger Blue, it’s worth remembering where the Dodgers were a mere six years ago.      That’s when Sports Illustrated called and asked me to spend…

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

  There’s truly something inspiring about traversing a trail with your camera slung over your shoulder and spotting a sign announcing the John Muir Wilderness. Just seeing the majestic beauty that drew the likes of Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and so many others to call the Eastern Sierras home is enough to humble any photographer….

Protesting in The Trump Era

Protesting in The Trump Era

  You know this country is in remarkably disturbing times when the President of the United States calls white supremacists marching to the chant of Nazi slogans “nice people” while calling an American athlete kneeling in silent, non-violent, civil protest of racial injustice a “son of a bitch” who should be fired.      President…

Trump’s “Big Beautiful Wall” vs DACA

Trump’s “Big Beautiful Wall” vs DACA

  I’ve spent over twenty years photographing immigration with particular attention paid to the border region. I’ve seen the wall from Texas to San Diego, from Tijuana to Agua Prieta and in between. So I thought I’d share some of those images with you here as a reminder that the “big, beautiful wall” that Trump…