Diary; July 22nd 2020 – Shadow

This will be a two-for today as I am going to discuss the darker values of an image and introduce our temporary house guest, Shadow. How's that for a nice Seg-way? Probably the print values I seem to have the most trouble with are in the darker tonalities, usually the where I need some absolute... Continue Reading →

Selfie of a photographic artist

A homage to Molly McCall. While reviewing her Momento Vivere portfolio last year, she had created one image, Dissolved, that has really stayed with me. So while getting my eyes checked out earlier this year just as the pandemic was starting to break, I had to have this eye correction gear on to confirm that... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Masked-man

This self-portrait is pretty much how I will look when I go out now during these COVID-19 pandemic days here in America. The mask is a cloth, non-medical material, which was made at home, meant to ensure if I were positive to protect others as well as some protection for myself when I have to... Continue Reading →

Event Photography – Theater

Last night we had an opportunity to photograph the cast of A Christmas Carol, the Dicken's play that is an annual performance at the South Coast Repertory (SCR) located in Costa Mesa, CA. Parents and friends of the cast were permitted to photograph everyone after the earlier 7:30pm performance. We were there due to our... Continue Reading →

Ode to Father’s Day

  What can you say about Father's Day that perhaps has not already been said; it's one of the one days for the guys who are dad's. We come in all shapes and sizes. Thank goodness! This day for me is also bittersweet as my father has been gone for too long, but that does... Continue Reading →

Selfie – Spring 2019

For those who follow this photo-blog, you know that I lean into artist projects that explore the urban landscape, and more recently botanical subjects, as metaphors. I am just not taking very many portraits. So posting this selfie is probably a bit of a departure; since I needed to update who I am as of... Continue Reading →

Three Amiga’s

Three Amiga's, 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale Earlier this month we attended a family wedding in Virginia and it was fun to have the extended family get together. As it seems with most families now, this group is spread geographically far and wide. After the wedding when almost everything was packed up, I noted these three... Continue Reading →

Swim competition photography

Zach, San Juan Hills H.S., San Juan Capistrano, July, 2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale Last weekend I attended Zach's swim meet and I continue to be vexed on how to capture good photographs of the swimmers, because if they are swimming well, you do not see much of their faces unless it's the breast stroke, then... Continue Reading →

Re:borN Dance Interactive

2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale A couple of weekends ago I was again the event photographer at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) Family Day. Family Day at OCMA is a¬†fun event for me to photograph candids of the children and their parents interacting with the surrounding art as well as the art projects that... Continue Reading →

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