Category Archives: Creativity

Living on the edge

Last weekend I participated in the Journalism Association of Community College’s NorCal conference. The event was attended by students from community college newspapers from around the northern state. I started out at a community college, taking photo courses and being a staff member on the school’s paper, so when thinking of a topic for my […]

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The need to create

I recently attended my aunt’s 88th birthday celebration in Sacramento. It turned out to be a mini Oto reunion. There were some relatives there that I hadn’t seen in years. My cousin, Beverly, and her husband, Cass, and their daughter, Chloe, were there. The last time I saw them, Chloe was a skinny little just-turned-teenager. […]

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Personally speaking

My college photo instructor Dick Fleming once said the difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is that when you’re a pro “you have to be creative next Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.” That means you can’t wait until inspiration hits you but rather you have to be creative when the job requires it. The […]

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Looking forward

5/20/07: Sean Hooley with the Bozos Frog Team jumps his frog Love Stinks at the frog jump finals at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp. His distance was 14-feet, 4-1/2-inches (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens Nikkor 80-200 @ 130mm. Exposure: 1/1000th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 320). There’s nothing like newspaper photography […]

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Careful with your creativity

A few months ago, Chase Jarvis, a photographer and director based out of Seattle, posted a video on how he uses an iPhone to keep his creativity fresh. My experience with my wife’s iPhone has shown me that it can be a fun device that can be used  with inventiveness and imagination. I’m looking forward […]

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Video? We don’t need no stinkin’ video

Fairgoers walk the midway at the 2008 California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento. (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 18-55mm @ 18mm. exposure: 1/40th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) “Our state fair is a great state fair, Don’t miss it, don’t even be late. It’s dollars to donuts That our state fair Is the […]

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(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 50mm macro. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/8. ISO:400) Some people think that to get great pictures, you need to get to a exotic locale. True, you can make some wonderful pictures if you travel to, say Yosemite, Hawaii, or Katmandu. It’s easy to take great pictures of someplace new and […]

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