I have been interested in photography as long as I can remember. When I was little I had a theory that photographs were already inside the little film canisters, and when you sent them off to be developed all the store did was take them out, unfold them, and iron out the creases. (I’ve learned a little bit more about photography since then.)

Photographer, educator, traveler

Recent journal entries

I’m officially a pilot!

I’m officially a pilot!

…but don’t let me actually fly a plane… I’d been thinking I should really look into getting my commercial drone license for several years, but never got around to it. The information about it is ...
Tundra Storage Version 2.0

Tundra Storage Version 2.0

One of the first changes I made to my 2003 Toyota Tundra when I got it was to remove one of the rear seat pieces to give me more room. I only removed the bottom ...
19th Century Photography with a 21st Century Nerd

19th Century Photography with a 21st Century Nerd

What could be more 21st century than the selfie? How about “a selfie made using state-of-the-art 3D printing, some electronics hacking, and a touch of retro-cool 19th century photography”? As should be obvious from the ...
Physical Computing Fun

Physical Computing Fun

Several years ago I found out about Arduinos and all of the amazing things you can do, relatively easily, with them and other microcontrollers, and the whole ecosystem built up around them. It is all ...
I Finally Got a 3D Printer!

I Finally Got a 3D Printer!

I recently used the pandemic quarantine as an excuse to get on the 3D printer bandwagon. I frequently need to make something, often something specific, but sometimes just anything at all. Being on the computer ...
My most expensive piece of photo gear

My most expensive piece of photo gear

That rumbling sound you hear is probably my dad rolling in his grave. Once I got addicted to traveling in the desert – and hauling all the gear necessary to make tintypes in the field – I ...