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Event Photography: 2nd Saturdays Downtown

The heat of the summer months is starting to abate, which means that late afternoons and evenings can be enjoyed outdoors. This past Saturday, thousands of Tucsonans did just that. They converged on the heart of the city for 2nd Saturdays Downtown. This event combines street performances, arts and crafts tables, and business specials. The…

Website Redesign: Nutritional Sciences Department

April 2015 update: This site was redesigned by the university. The University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences website has a new look. It’s based on an oft-heard bit of dietary advice: “Eat Your Colors.” The site’s seven sub-navigation bars reflect the colors of healthful foods: The default sub-navigation adopts a pink Persimmon theme. It points…

Website Design: Improving Tumor Radiation Response

April 2015 update: This website is no longer online. Dr. Randy Burd is on the faculties of the University of Arizona, Holy Family University, and Thomas Jefferson University. His research focuses on the effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer treatment, while minimizing the effects of radiation on normal tissue. I just designed a laboratory website…

Graphic Design: Capabilities Statement

Design projects that include photography are my favorites. While most of this combination work is for clients, some of my personal projects require more than one discipline. Take, for example, this website and blog, which involves design, photography, and writing. I recently had the opportunity to integrate these three disciplines while creating the Capabilities Statement…

Event Photography: First Thursday Art Walk

Yesterday evening was one of those times when the "Yeah, right!" storm clouds stomped through central Tucson. You know those clouds. They throw out plenty of thunder and lightning, but rain? No way. So, I got on my bike and pedaled over to Main Gate Square’s First Thursday Art Walk. This month’s event featured work…

Nature Photography: Ohio Morning Dew

I just got back from a brief trip to northeastern Ohio. The big difference between the climates of the Buckeye State and Arizona was the moisture content. Ohio’s early morning air was so thick with humidity that you could swim through it. Of course, the local plant life was taking full advantage of the situation…

Website Redesign: Chemistry Department

March 2019 update: This site was redesigned by the university. The University of Northern Iowa Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s redesigned website features a department-produced recruiting video along with information on degree requirements, research and career opportunities, and application procedures. Recent graduates have pursued a wide range of careers, including patent law, medicine, dentistry, forensic science,…

Website Design: Optical Sciences Researcher

March 2019 update: This site was redesigned by the university. Robert A. Norwood is a professor in the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences. My website design showcases his research, publishing, teaching, scholarly presentations, and patents. The home page features a collage of photos that I took of the sculpture, low water use landscaping, and…

Event Photography: Flags and Memories

When I was in my early twenties, I set the goal of bicycling through all 50 of the United States. I accomplished this over a 12-year period, and wrote and published two books about my experiences. My travels also took me into Canada. During a 1987 ride down the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff,…

Bicycle Photography: Going Airborne

The diversity of Tucson’s cycling scene never ceases to amaze me. In addition to the wide variety of bicyclists, our two-wheelers are used for a lot more than just riding along the terra firma. Take, for example, the riders from Southern Arizona Freestyle Entertainment. They treat their bikes like aircraft… This gravity-defying demo was part…

Website Redesign: International Environmental Law and Policy

September 2015 update: The website has been redesigned since this post was published. Ted Parson is Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law and Professor of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan. His research examines international environmental law and policy, the role of science and technology in public policy, and the political…

Concert Photography: Mid-2010 Retrospective

ArleneWow! (the exclamation point is part of her stage name) came all the way from Connecticut to play for a very appreciative 2010 Tucson Folk Festival audience … Since concert photography is turning into one of this blog’s most-used categories, I figured that now is a good time for a complete list of all the…

Event Photography: Close-ups at the Bicycle Swap Meet

Last month’s Swap Meet was a great place for the buying, selling and trading of anything having to do with bikes and bicycling. It also presented a wonderful opportunity to engage in the art of bike-tography, which combines bicycling and photography. In addition to getting wide-angle shots of all the action, the Swap Meet was…

Event Photography: Tucson Folk Festival 2010

The first weekend of May is generally when summer returns and breathes its fiery breath all over Tucson and southern Arizona. Not this year. If you didn’t bring a sweater and raincoat to this year’s Tucson Folk Festival, you wouldn’t have been very happy. And that would have been a shame, because the 2010 event…

Website Design: Anyplace Access for Arizonans

April 2015 update: This website is no longer online. Anyplace Access for Arizonans (AA4A) is a University of Arizona-based program that offers online courses in nutrition, health and bioscience. AA4A courses are directed towards students, non-degree seekers, pre-professionals and professionals in the health-related fields including occupational and physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, dietetics and radiation therapy….

Event Photography: Watershed Management Group Earth Month

Throughout this month, Tucson’s Watershed Management Group has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. WMG’s Earth Month celebration included a block party, street painting, a bike tour of water harvesting sites, and several workshops. The last two Earth Month workshops were held in my neighborhood. A nearby neighbor had a culvert cistern installed,…

Event Photography: A Bicycling Trifecta

This past Sunday featured a trifecta of bicycling events here in Tucson. The festivities started with the twice-yearly Bicycle Swap Meet on Fourth Avenue. Both new and used bikes, accessories, and bike parts were on sale… Want some cycling-themed clothing to go with your new or used bike? Swap Meet regular P. Nosa’s ready and…

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