Photography 101: Double – Cannery Descent

Cannery Descent

Today’s Photo 101 is all about seeing double. I remembered this photo I took the last time I was at The Cannery, a historic landmark located near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Over a century since its opening, the facility is now being used as galleries for the Academy of Art University. The third floor was deserted when I went up there, giving me a chance to shoot this unusual angle.

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Photography 101: Landscape – Pailoa Bay, Maui

Pailoa Bay, Maui

Today’s Photo 101 is all about landscapes, and Maui is a godsend for nature photographers. There are so many places, I actually had trouble choosing one photo! I ultimately settled on this shot from Pailoa Bay, near the end of the Road To Hana. And no, those colors were not photoshopped or filtered. Those brilliant green plants, sparkling blue ocean, and black beaches are exactly what Pailoa Bay looks like. I actually teared up a bit when I first saw it; this niche of unspoiled nature still remains one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

Photography 101: Moment, Or: BART Blur

BART Blur

Today’s Photo 101 is all about capturing a moment via movement. Here’s a sight that most Bay Area commuters will find familiar: a BART train pulling into the station. Not pictured: the hundreds of people crammed into the Embarcadero Station platform at rush hour.

Photography 101: The Natural World – Under The Canopy

Under The Jungle Canopy

Today’s Photo 101 is all about nature. Luckily, that particular subject is right up my alley; I tend to be adventurous when I travel. Be it the peak of Gibraltar, Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands, Aruba’s Shark’s Mouth, the road to and caverns near Hana, hiking Mount Diablo, the slopes of Haleakala, the black sands of Pailoa Bay, or even just a flower in the rain, I’m there. This particular photo is one of several I took in Maui’s rainforest trail at Honolua

*Sighs* Great memories.

Photography 101: Landmark – Columbus Tower

Columbus Tower

Today’s Photo 101 is all about landmarks. When most people think of famous San Francisco locations, they usually go with the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Building, Lombard Street, Coit Tower…With so many awesome places to see, it’s easy to overlook Columbus Tower. It may be small, but it has one of the longest legacies of any building in the city.