Summer Photo Camps
for Kids

“Your children can learn photography from an award-winning, internationally published fine art and commercial photographer. Kristianne has been a photographer for 27 years and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Cal State University Long Beach. She has created advertising photography for LG – Signature Kitchen Suite, …

don’t think

You mustn’t want, you must be receptive; don’t think, even, the brain’s a bit dangerous. Sensitivity is the flavor of moments. Henri Cartier-Bresson All photographs demarcate their own period in time. You must not disregard the first image you ever made for future photographs. Every image you have made is …

. loupe workshop contest

    Hello enthusiastic photographers! Are you ready to learn how to make the images that you’ve been dreaming of? The Loupe Photography Workshop is gearing up and we have a contest to give passionate, aspiring photographers discounted tuition. Winners can save up to $300 (a 50% discount) off tuition. …

. grey area | convert your images to b&w

When I was first studying photography in the ’80s, I only shot B&W film. There were so many benefits that I didn’t realize at the time. One was that it was cost effective. I only had to pay for the rolls of film and I processed everything by hand. [All …

. photographs not taken

      I just started reading the most amazing book about photographs not taken. The Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographer’s essays edited by Will Steacy and published by Daylight. I just received it in the mail yesterday and haven’t been able to put it down. It’s …

. processing a vision

  Back in October I made an image that I didn’t take. It was a photograph I had in my mind. A vision of a feeling and an emotional moment brought to fruition. I picked the location, I picked the lighting and time of day, I picked the aperture and …

. a worthy cause

Kenya (and a little corner of Tanzania) was my first travel adventure after deciding I wanted to be a photographer back in 1989. [Please excuse the dust on the above images as these are scans from some of my first images on Kodak Plus X and Fujichrome 100 D film]. …

.loupe photography workshop

Because so many of you have asked about taking a workshop with me, I have finally put together what I think is the perfect combination of technical and creative knowledge I have to share from my 20+ years of working, educating and expressing myself as a photographer. This special workshop is not just for fun and will push your photography skills and knowledge of the medium: technically, creatively, historically. We will gather at a Tuscan inspired organic farm right here in San Clemente! Learn how to make images that speak from your gut, see light in a new way, and …

.why I heart Instagram

  I am in love with this app called Instagram. It’s got a bad rap for breaking your phone images down into goo with hardly any information left. However, I’ve made a book of all Instagram images from our staycation on the boat last summer because I took so many fun images with my iPhone. I only pulled out the SLR for special visits to “Big Kid Beach,” when we sailed to Catalina and to greet the Polynesian Outriggers coming in to Dana Point Harbor. I have also made great little deep matte prints of many of my favorite family …