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Clifford Oto

Clifford Oto, an award-winning photographer, has been with The Record since 1984. Through the changes from black and white to digital photography, he’s kept his focus on covering the events, people and life of San Joaquin county. This blog deals with photography, camera gear, the photos taken for the paper and the stories behind them.

Of photographs and memories

On July 7, I volunteered to be one of the cashier/runners for Bingo at the Walnut Grove Buddhist Church’s annual bazaar. Even though I haven’t lived in the small Delta town for decades, I’ve gone back to help out at the church, as have many Walnut Grove expatriates, for most of my adult life. The […]

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June’s swoon: Outtakes

June featured flags, the county fair and Philippines Independence Day. Here is the month in review.

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May outtakes

May had Gabe Flores, Jr., a farm-to-fork feast, and a big fire. Here’s May for your perusal.

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April outtakes

The annual Sikh parade, a marathon bible reading and teeter-tottering are high lights from April.

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March of time: Outtakes

Basketball and birds, birds, birds were standouts from March.

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Belated outtakes: February

I’ve been remiss (OK, very remiss) in posting my month-in-review photos. It’s been several months since the last one. I’ve been busy in both my work and personal life. So here are, without further ado, pictures from February (I told you it’s been a while), with subsequent months to follow.

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A cure for photographer’s block

There are times when I’m on an assignment, usually a sporing event, where I just can’t get into the rhythm of the game. My timing is off or non-existent. Consider it a photographer’s version of writer’s block. This is usually as the beginning of the season when I’m a bit rusty as shooting that particular […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Done with mirrors (and more)

The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment will be a time to reflect because “reflections” is the subject. Using reflections as a compositional element can add a little extra visual spice and interest to your photo. You can find reflections just about anywhere. The most obvious choice to create one is a mirror. You don’t have […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Animal planet

Animals were the subjects of this month’s readers Photo Challenge assignment. Some people sent in pictures of pets while others chose to find their animals in the wild. From mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects, most types of living things are represented here. Some were found close to home while others were photographed far and […]

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Plan for the unplanned (or switching gears)

In May, the Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California cycle race embarked from Stockton. I needed to get multiple pictures that told the whole story of the event, which meant that I had to plan carefully. Now, the tour is different from most sporting events. You only get a few opportunities to get […]

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