On the Move: Street Photography Tips for Stopping Time

I found a wall with bright light coming in at a late winter angle….and waited. It was perfect. People and their shadows came strolling by creating a delightful effect against the stark background. But all the movement made it tricky to get clear shots, so I re-grouped and found some great advice for some technical tightening that made a huge difference. Check out these expert tips by photographer Jason Little here: Image Copyright Gina

Born to Be Blue

Ethan Hawke plays famed trumpet player Chet Baker in Born to  Be Blue, a new indie film by writer/director Robert Budreau depicting Baker’s troubled & tumultuous life and attempted comeback. My favorite review so far is by Dwight Brown, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) News Wire Film Critic. I’m looking forward to seeing this film for myself. Born to Be Blue opened nationally to limited theaters on March 25. It’s coming to Portland’s Living

Fly Little Bird: Le Pigeon Ditching Tipping

Kudos to another Portland restaurant (and a very fine one too) for announcing recently that tipping will end soon in favor of higher base wages for employees. Le Pigeon, one of my favorite #PDX restaurants (French-inspired, inventive comfort food with a hip Portland flair) announced recently that tipping will be eliminated by June, with Little Bird, the other restaurant owned by Gabriel Rucker and Andy Fortgang to go tipless soon after, once the kinks are


Portland, Oregon’s Japanese Garden is undergoing a major renovation. The garden recently reopened after a long closure, but construction is still underway with exciting changes coming in the near future. I first visited the garden as a child when I went with a student group. I was fascinated by the tea ceremony, the structures and details. I’ve been going back ever since. In 1958, Portland became a sister city to Sapporo, Japan. Plans for a

Old Paree: Street Photography in Paris

A couple of years ago I decided it was time to get my butt off this continent and finally go to Europe. Paris, specifically, had been on my mind for a long time. The desire was cemented during a conversation with my 89-year-old Grandmother who had always wanted to go and didn’t. Now she can’t because of health issues and age. Our conversation sparked this poem and I began planning. The trip would be solo

Sands of Time

Honeyman Beach, Oregon Coast USA. Like this:Like Loading...