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Oakland Graffiti

April 24, 2016 - I shot this a few years ago when heading back to Hayward airport after shooting some aerial views of San Francisco. Ther...
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Fort Mifflin

April 08, 2016 - I usually don't get a window seat when I'm flying. I like the aisle so I can stretch my feet out even if it does mean th...
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Guest lecturer at Southport College

March 30, 2016 - I was invited to speak about my experience as a photographer to students at Southport College in the UK. Looking back ov...
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Photography exhibition at the UN Paris Summit on Climate Change

November 29, 2015 - I'm honored to have one of my favorite aerial images selected for inclusion in a photography exhibition at the 21st Conf...
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Helicopters vs. Drones

October 19, 2015 - I took part in a discussion on the pros and cons of using a helicopter or drone for aerial photography which was feature...
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Seminar on aerial photography

July 13, 2015 - I'm doing a seminar on aerial photography at San Carlos Flight Center this week. http://sancarlosflight.com/activities-...
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London, not quite from the air

June 14, 2015 - London is trickier to shoot from the air than most US cities. Unless you have a twin-engine helicopter (very expensive)...
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56th Communication Arts Photography Annual

April 18, 2015 - My aerial view of the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza has been awarded a place in the prestigious Communications Arts 56th Photogr...
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Aerial Scout

February 18, 2015 - Monday morning was a good excuse to do some scouting for some new aerial shoots. I was looking for some different scener...
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APA 2nd place

December 07, 2014 - Two of my aerials are included the APA San Francisco Something Personal Exhibition:) Both came joint 2nd place! The sho...
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I’m in a museum!

November 25, 2014 - If you are in New York City check out Nature’s Fury at the American Museum of Natural History. One of my aerials is feat...
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What does a $35, 000 digital back get you? A personal review of the Phase One IQ250

October 24, 2014 - I’ve wanted to know the answer to this for a while. You can read online reviews to get the general consensus, but nothin...
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2014 International Photography Awards

October 07, 2014 - I received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 International Photography awards for my recent shot of the toll plaza This y...
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A classic piece of Aviation and Design

September 22, 2014 - This is a Bell 47 G-2 from about 1952. It's rare to get to see a part of aviation history up close and personal outside...
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Port of Oakland Containers

July 30, 2014 - Multicolored shipping containers in the Port of Oakland from Maersk, Evergreen,CMA CGM, China Shipping and Hapag-Lloyd....
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Phase One Gyro Promotion

July 21, 2014 - Phase One used one of my favorite images that I shot with the IQ 250 a couple of weeks back for new promotion The image...
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Out with the old

July 07, 2014 - Out with the old and in with the new. The old span is slowly being dismantled on the Bay Bridge. The smoke at the bottom...
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Testing a phase one camera

July 01, 2014 - Testing a 50 megapixel Phase One camera yesterday morning, I didn't want to give it back:)
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Vote for me !

June 01, 2014 - I’ve entered some new work in the The Open a world wide photography competition. In 2012 my Sunrise in the Sunset shot w...
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A trip to the museum ( The Helicopter Museum)

February 23, 2014 - Back in January on a trip to the UK, I was looking for a fun afternoon escape from the dreary winter rain. The Helicopte...
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Icelandic Roads from the air

September 07, 2013 - I only had time for a quick shoot during my Iceland trip but the landscape near Reykjavik changes pretty dramatically in...
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Colourful apartment buildings in Reykjavik, Iceland

August 17, 2013 - Scandinavian houses use a lot of colour for the exteriors. I’m not sure why, but it makes for some great photos. It’s go...
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Last minute aerial shoot in Iceland

May 12, 2013 - I had a great last minute aerial shoot on my short trip to Iceland. Reykjavik Helicopters made it happen with almost no...
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A couple of weeks ago I did a dusk shoot over San Francisco

March 12, 2013 - A couple of weeks ago I did a dusk shoot over San Francisco - Something that really challenges the limits of even the ne...
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I'm a finalist for the 2012 World Open of Photography

November 20, 2012 - One of my aerial shots of San francisco made it into the final 200 photos for the 2012 World Open of Photography. I too...
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Election Day !

November 06, 2012 - Election Day! San Francisco’s City Hall on Van Ness Avenue. This aerial view was shot on a Canon 45mm TS-E Lens and the...
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Playoff Time !

October 07, 2012 - Playoff Time! Here’s a Tilt-Shift aerial photo of ATT park, home of the San Francisco Giants. This shot and other aeri...
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Apple's 3D map vs Actually Being There

September 23, 2012 - When I saw the 3D map in Apple’s latest iOS 6 features video I thought it was funny to see they show off this new featur...
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Near Fresno on a client shoot last week

August 26, 2012 - I was near Fresno on a client shoot last week, and not surprisingly saw a lot of vineyards, fields and orchards from the...
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Flying in a restored Huey

June 23, 2012 - It’s a sunny Sunday morning and a loud womp-womp-womp sound is coming from outside a hanger at Hayward Executive Airport...
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I'm a nominee for the 7th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

June 16, 2012 - My aerial shot of the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco was a nominee in the Professional Architecture Catagory:) I...
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Happy 75th birthday Golden Gate Bridge !

May 27, 2012 - Happy 75th birthday Golden Gate Bridge! Here’s another tilt-shift shot of one of the worlds most iconic bridges.
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My video testimonial for the Speck Handyshell iPad case

May 18, 2012 - Here’s my video testimonial for the ipad case I use on aerial shoots. The shoot was a lot of fun, I got some great new s...
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Who knew that Alcatraz had loads of solar panels on the roof ?

April 05, 2012 - Who knew that Alcatraz had loads of solar panels on the roof of the cell block? The National Park Service is using renew...
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Looking straight down on a junk yard in Hayward, CA.

March 22, 2012 - Looking straight down on a junk yard in Hayward, CA. I love that they’ve laid the cars out in a herringbone pattern.
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Salt ponds near the Dumbarton Bridge, San Francisco Bay

February 24, 2012 - Salt ponds near the Dumbarton Bridge, San Francisco Bay. These ponds can range in color from pale green to bright red d...
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Last Thursday was a perfect day for an aerial shoot

February 21, 2012 - Last Thursday was a perfect day for an aerial shoot. Speck (who make the awesome ipad case I use) filmed me for a video...
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My very first aerial shoot

December 30, 2011 - Today is the 30th anniversary of my first published photograph. It also happened to be my first ride in a helicopter, an...
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Speck Case for aerial photography

November 25, 2011 - The ultimate ipad accessory might well be a helicopter, but I’ll have to settle for a good case for an ipad to use when...
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I’m a nominee for the Photography masters Cup

November 03, 2011 - One of my aerial tilt shift shots of a freeway is a nominee in the Aerial Photography Category of this years awards....
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Hayward Airport

October 30, 2011 - Tilt- Shift of Hayward Airport
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Tracking and geotagging aerial photos

October 03, 2011 - I recently got an ipad, and it’s been very useful to have on shoots. In the back of the helicopter an ipad is lot more c...
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Moss Landing Power Plant

September 26, 2011 - Moss Landing Power Plant in the fog. The stacks are 500ft high and can be seen throughout the Monterey Bay Area.
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Morning fog over Monterey Bay

September 25, 2011 - Morning fog over Monterey Bay on my way to a client shoot last Friday. I flew with Specialized Helicopters out of Watson...
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Flying with 771 NAS on a practice search and rescue mission

August 24, 2011 - Back in college I was lucky enough to arrange to fly with a Royal Navy Search and Rescue Helicopter from RNAS Culdrose i...
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Port of Oakland Crane

August 09, 2011 - Port of Oakland Crane Even though it's an urban myth that the Port of Oakland cranes were the inspiration for the AT-AT...
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Adobe Pop-up Store

August 05, 2011 - Russell Brown, me and my aerial shot of the Transamerica Pyramid on the wall at the Adobe pop-up store in San Francisco.
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Union Bank Tilt Shift

August 03, 2011 - The roof of the Union Bank building in San Francisco. No helipads in sight, downtown San francisco only has one rooftop...
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57 Splash Hits

July 21, 2011 - The Giants have made 57 splash hits out of the stadium into McCovey Cove since the ballpark opened in 2000.
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Toll Plaza Aerial View

July 11, 2011 - A miniature Bay Bridge toll plaza! This is one of my favorite tilt shift photos so far. It can be a bit hit and miss doi...
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First Flying lesson

July 01, 2011 - Yesterday I got to try to fly a helicopter. And I do mean “try” as I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Shooting from a h...
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My Ride

June 30, 2011 - My ride this morning.
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Downtown and the Bay Bridge

June 21, 2011 - Aerial view of Bay Bridge and Downtown San Francisco on a perfect sunny morning.
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New Bay Bridge - Yerba Buena Detour

June 07, 2011 - Here’s what the Yerba Buena detour looks like from the air.
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Bernal Heights Tilt Shift

May 26, 2011 - Flying over my neighbourhood was fun. It’s a different perspective on the streets I know well.
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Red Mini on the 580

May 19, 2011 - An early morning shot of Interstate 580 and State Route 24 in Oakland. I like how the red mini stands out against the gr...
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Tilt Shift Freeway

May 12, 2011 - Another real Tilt Shift shot. This time a freeway interchange in the East Bay.
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How to shoot a building from the air

May 09, 2011 - Here’s a short video of me shooting the Transamercia Pyramid in San Francisco from the air.
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Retro style aerial view of the Transamerica Buliding

May 04, 2011 - I really like how this shot of the Transamercia Pyramid came out. The square crop makes it feel like I shot it on my Has...
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Film vs Digital

May 02, 2011 - Last weeks shoot over San Francisco lasted just under an hour and I shot 967 images. Days like that, I don’t miss film o...
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Bay Bridge Tilt Shift

April 29, 2011 - This one is for real, no photoshop trickery. Shot with the Canon TS-E 45mm lens, with lots of movement applied.
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A fantastically clear morning for my shoot over San Francisco today.

April 29, 2011 - This is the view from the door looking back at the Bay Bridge and Downtown. It was a cold morning and one of the cleares...
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Photoshop tilt shift test

April 27, 2011 - A photoshop test to simulate a tilt shift lens. I'll be testing out a Canon 45mm tilt shift lens soon to see how it comp...
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