Photography

Phillip Nicholas brings his landscape fine art photography skills to Menlo Park

Photographer. Guide. Teacher. Ask Phillip Nicholas, who moved to Menlo Park from El Portal just outside Yosemite a few months ago, which hat he most enjoys and he can’t quite narrow it down. “My passion is teaching,” he says. “But that said, I love to go outside for the photography and then come in and […]

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Exhibit of photographer Neal Menschel’s work is on display at Freewheel Brewing Company

For as long as he can remember, photographer Neal Menschel has had an enduring and keen interest in telling the stories of others and giving a voice to those in the world who have no way of being heard. His exhibit at the Freewheel Brewing Company is an example of that philosophy. The Chords of Labor project began […]

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Nearby: The James Johnston House in Half Moon Bay

Last weekend I participated in a two day photo workshop in Half Moon Bay led by fine art photographer Chris Honeysett. As it turns out, the first ever photo workshop I ever participated in was led by Chris back in 2009 – five years ago this month. For that workshop, we walked in San Francisco’s […]

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Photographer David Burnett appears at Keplers in Menlo Park to talk about his Bob Marley book

Photographer David Burnett didn’t spend a lot of time with Bob Marley, first in Jamaica on assignment for Time in 1976 and then on the road during the reggae singer’s Exodus tour in Europe in 1977. In Burnett’s mind, it didn’t seem he had enough photos for a book. But a discovery by his daughter got him […]

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Photographer Barry Fleisher is drawn to street photography and construction sites

Although it took some decades for Barry Fleisher to re-embrace photography, he remembers first getting bit by the camera bug while in his 20s. “I got a Nikkormat in the 1960s and started taking photos of friends and the trips I took,” he recalls. “I was mostly into landscapes.” A retired neonatologist, Barry has lived […]

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Photographer Alan McGee is featured artist in July at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park

“Onions Observed — An Animistic Perspective” by photographer Alan McGee of Portola Valley is the featured exhibit in July at the Portola Art Gallery at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, July 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The “Onions Observed” project originated in […]

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Photographer Scott R. Kline offers tips on how best to photograph fireworks

Photographing fireworks can be a lot of fun. The best shots fill the frame up with the explosions. Below are two photos that show two ways to do it. The first photo shows fireworks last July 4th at the beach in Aptos, CA. Interestingly, these are private fireworks and stay fairly low to the ground. […]

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The Wheels of San Francisco

I was in San Francisco recently doing some street photography with my friend Doug Kaye. Here are a couple of grab shots – one on rollerblades, the other on a skateboard. Both images shot with my Fujifilm X100S. For more images from the day, see my album on Flickr.

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Atherton resident Todd Lavine casts his photographic lens on Syrian rebel

When Todd Lavine graduated from Menlo School in 2008 and went off to Amherst “there was no way I was going to pursue a career as an artist,” he recalls. But while at Menlo he’d gotten interested in photography, which was the focus of his senior project. Given that background, a photography class at Amherst […]

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Photographer Larry Calof is featured artist in June at Portola Art Gallery

During the month of June, the Portola Art Gallery is presenting “Spirits of the Wild,” a collection of wildlife and landscape photography images by Larry Calof. The exhibit features images printed on aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. After a successful 30-year career in corporate and securities law, Larry rediscovered his […]

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InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos in permanent exhibit at Western Reserve Academy

We journeyed to Hudson, Ohio this past weekend to attend the dedication of a permanent exhibit of InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos at his alma mater, Western Reserve Academy. The event was held in conjunction with what would have been his 45th class reunion. Choosing the dozen or so photos that would fit the Academy’s needs was challenging. […]

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