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Free monthly photo contest

Check out my free monthly photo contest sponsored by Nelson Photo in Little Italy: http://www.markholmesphoto.com/news/209-october-photo-competition.html

Photography Book Launch

I haven't written my blog here in a long time, due to the fact that I have been working on ...

Street Party Time Again

It's been a great weekend for parties. There was the 40th anniversary of Chicano Park, Little Italy Art Walk, and ...

CVN 70 Arriving Now!

Crowds gathered downtown this morning to watch CVN 70 Carl Vinson arrive in San Diego. Carl Vinson is now one ...

Goodbye Harborside

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” So reads the sign ...

San Diego Photography Locations

I recently received an email from a future visitor about where were some good places to take photographs in San ...

More Rooftop Shots

I was lucky enough to be on the roof of a downtown building again on Friday around sunset. The views ...

Downtown Sways

A lazy Sunday afternoon and suddenly the building begins to sway like an old tramp steamer caught in a swell. ...

San Diego Bars

My wife said that only I could turn hanging out in bars into an art form. I've been taking more ...

View From the Top

On Monday I was scouting locations for a magazine shoot and ended up on top of some of the highest ...

Home Again

Home Again I've been out of town traveling on business for six of the last eight weeks, just coming home ...

Places to Shoot in San Diego

San Diego North Harbor Drive offers many interesting photo opportunities. Here is a recent video of me wandering about snapping ...

Kettner & B at Night

I've been playing around with a 10.5 mm fisheye lens. This is a specialist lens that gives a 180 degree ...

Rainwater's Last Days

Rainwater's on Kettner, the long established San Diego restaurant, will close its doors after one last News Years Eve. The ...

Night Swimmer

I was sitting on a friend's balcony the other night enjoying a scotch when I saw this shot. The peaceful ...

Dark San Diego Nights

Many casual photographers put away their cameras when the sun goes down, not realizing that the night presents many unique ...

Art Collaboration Project

I've been collaborating with local digital artist Ryan Trenhaile on a photography/digital media project. Ryan has re-interpreted some of my ...

Day in the Life of the San Diego Trolley

The second "Day in the Life of the San Diego Trolley" group shoot will take place on November 14, 2009. ...

Where Butterflies Abound

Driving around in the South Bay area, we came across a bush filled with several species of butterfly. I am ...

Danny's Palm Bar and Grill

Bicycles make getting around downtown easy. Last weekend we caught the ferry to Coronado again and bicycled around the island. ...

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