Photo Competitions and the Need to Critique

Recently I was invited to teach a  digital camera class for the Marin Society of Artists. They saw my website and thought my photo classes might be of interest to their members. I interviewed with two of their staff and explained my Live View approach to beginning...

How to Photograph Fireworks

For the best photos of fireworks, it helps to be close. The fireworks display at a county fair or your favorite baseball park, afford just such a shooting position. I find the simplest way to shoot fireworks, providing they are close, is by using the “P” Mode and Live...

Photography Classes at Marin Learn

As many of you may know, I teach classes in digital photography for the Tamalpais Union High School District, Community Education, www.MarinLearn.com program. These are small classes (fewer than eight students), that combine lecture type classes with a field trip to...

Enjoying Teaching via Marin Learn

Teaching is a chance for me to give back after all my years of success in the camera and photography business. I consider myself very lucky! My thanks to Chris, Betty Sue, Julie, and Anna Maria at Marin Learn…  Happy Holidays! Tom Tom Borello has been a teacher...

Walk and Talk

I feel so lucky to live in Marin. I love the early morning and late afternoon light, rich with warm hues and long with shadows. Just yesterday I took a late evening walk around the Lucas Valley road sewer treatment plant sediment ponds. It might not sound like a...

Beautiful Mount Tamalpais

I‘m so grateful to have been born and raised in Marin. As a child I played in the hills and on the banks of Corte Madera Creek in and around Greenbrae. As a boy scout I discovered Mount Tamalpais, known as ‘The Sleeping Lady’ from the local Miwok Indian legend. The...