Author Archives: bjohns

Historic Preservation and Photography

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about photography as it relates to historic preservation.  There’s a long history of photography as a tool in historic preservation, using old photographs to tell us about structures we don’t have anymore, and using … Continue reading

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Mounting and framing large prints

Although I haven’t been able to get out and take many new pictures this year, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time printing and hanging some large prints of photos I took years ago.  I’ve talked to some potential … Continue reading

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OldSF – A website showing historical photos, geotagged

One of the hats I wear is Commissioner on the City of Santa Clara’s Historical and Landmarks Commission.   We are supposed to advise the City on all matters historical and one important area is documenting and conveying the City’s history. … Continue reading

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Older Canon cameras for sale

It’s time to clear out some older cameras that don’t get as much use as they could with someone else.  Both cameras are about 8 years old and come with the boxes, the original accessories, and multiple extra batteries.  They … Continue reading

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Photo location wiki or database

I’ve been thinking about restarting my website for photo location and scouting information which I abandoned a few years ago.  I hand-coded the first version but I’m thinking about using the standard wikimedia software (maybe hosting it myself or maybe … Continue reading

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Warrant Canary

I just want to throw this out here to be clear:  Brian Johns Photography has never received an order under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

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Intro to Lightroom Classes Available

I list “digital workflow consulting” as one of the things I can offer to help you out with your digital photography but recently I’ve been thinking about putting together a more focused workshop that would help someone new to digital … Continue reading

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Photographing the Santa Clara Post Office

I was recently able to photograph the interior and exterior of the old (but still minimally staffed and used) Santa Clara Post Office.   My photography was to support a report being written by Lorie Garcia, our honorary city historian, about … Continue reading

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The end of dSLRs for sports

As I look through ebay for good deals on a Canon 1-DmkIV for sports, it occurs to me that digital SLR cameras might not be very long for the world of high-end sports photography.  As High Def and Ultra High … Continue reading

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Hunger Bowl 2013 – thumbnail gallery

And finally, here’s the same gallery as the last two posts, but with the Thumbnail Gallery from Dot On Paper: [nggallery id=13 template=dop-thumbnail-gallery]

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