I received notice that two more images will appear in upcoming shows in digital form, one in Italy and one in Australia.

Also here is a screen shot from a video of the event in Spain last weekend. My photo is in the lower left, the first to appear in physical print at a GuruShots Exhibition.

Thanks go to Gina, Amelia, and Ty : )

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Faith is a bit of a free spirit. She doesn’t stay in the yard like her half-sister. She is alternatively brave and cowardly, sweet and scornful. With the introduction of new strays to the area she has taken to watching from higher ground some evenings. It is the golden time of photographing, and Faith’s white almost glows in the last rays of the day.

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I was in San Francisco with the Cosmonauts this past weekend. As I left the city Saturday to drive up to San Rafael for a shoot I stopped on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and took this morning shot. The city being back-lit is not ideal, but it’s a nice little sky and water-scape with the city in the middle.

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Sometimes you make a pretty picture.

Sometimes you get asked to capture a special moment.

I was privileged to document the moment when A and Z told their kids that they were going to have a younger brother or sister.

When people ask me what kinds of things I like to shoot…

A couple of months ago I came across an ad or an email for Saal Digital (https://www.saal-digital.com) and upon request received a voucher to try out their company. They have various products, but I chose to make an 8×8 photo album for a friend (she hasn’t see it yet, so no telling).

First thing you have to do is download the building software. Since I have a Mac this was easy enough. The photo book building program is similar to others I’ve used (Shutterfly, which is on their site, and Blurb which is also a downloaded software) so it didn’t take me long to figure out how to use it. Most of these sites have a standard number of pages you can fill and then each additional page costs a little more, so I kept the standard number of pages and placed one photo per page. Since I was creating what was more or less a portfolio book this worked nicely.

The book is good quality, higher ended than either Shutterfly or Blurb. The spine and back are black leather and the front looks like a clear plastic so the cover image can shine though but won’t be damaged. The pages are a thick and heavy duty card-stock so they don’t bend. This gives each photo the feel of being mounted with a nice shine that gives life and light to each page and picture.

Would I make another book? Yes, either for a gift or a special presentation copy. Like I said, it’s a higher end self-designed product and the price will reflect that, but it was easy to make, good solid quality, and the customer service was excellent.

You can check them out at saal-digital.com