The following are some of the photography/art groups in San Diego where I'm active, as well as some organizations that are very helpful. I'll be adding more informational sites in the near future, so please check back!
Galleries Representing My Artwork
The Art GalleristPhotography and Art Resources
The Art Gallerist is an online art gallery and members are chosen by a panel of professional artists and critics. I have been a member since 2010. You can find me listed under Professional Artists.
The Front Porch Gallery
The Front Porch Gallery is located in Carlsbad, California, and showcases the work of a variety of primarily local artists. I have been a member since 2009.
Xanadu Gallery is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and showcases outstanding artworks in a wide variety of media and styles. I have been a member since 2010. You can find me in the Studio Artists on the Artists Page.
The PhotoArts GroupYouTube Videos
A group of primarily San Diego County photographers dedicated to showing their work and educating the public. I have been a member since 2004.
Digital Art Guild
A group of artists who use digital techniques of various types as an integral part of their art, and who show their work together in various Southern California venues. I have been a member since 2004.
San Diego Photoshop Users Group
A group of artists and designers who meet monthly to learn about and discuss the latest Photoshop techniques and accessory software. I have been a member since 2004.
San Diego Underwater Photographic Society
A group that meets monthly at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to share and discuss their underwater photographs, the latest equipment, and engage in a friendly photo competition on a different theme each month. I have been a member since 2004.
There is no finer site on the internet for info and "how to" info for the bird, wildlife, and landscape photographer, whether novice or professional.
San Diego Art Institute
The Institute, sponsored in part by the San Diego County Community Enhancement Fund and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, has a mission to maintain a center for emerging artists and the visual arts in San Diego.
UnderwaterPhotography.com is the longest running u/w photo website. It has an active community of underwater photographers extensive forums, the largest online u/w photo contest, underwater photo courses, and much, much more!
San Diego Visual Arts Network
SDVAN provides an online database of information produced to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about San Diego's artistic and cultural life.
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a dynamic trade association and the world’s leading resource for Adobe® Photoshop® education, training, and news.
Jack Graham Photography
Jack Graham is an outstanding landscape photographer, and one of my teachers and mentors. His galleries are beautiful, and his blog is always worth reading.
Jay Gould, Victoria, Australia; landscape, bird and wildlife photographer.
Google+ Best Top Photographer
This site showcases images from incredibly fine photographers on Google+. They've been pulled together by the incomparable Rinus Bakker, one of the most active promoters of excellence on G+.
Why Icebergs Are Blue, by Mark Dubovoy
Physicist and photographer Mark Dubovoy explains why some icebergs are blue and others are not. Luminous Landscape is a great website for all kinds of photography information.
Guy Tal Photography
Guy Tal is an outstanding photographer and teacher. Living near Capitol Reef, Utah, he gets to see and explore phenomenal country every day.
YouTube - Grouper Buddy
This short underwater video was shot by Mary Marshall, and shows me taking pictures of one of the friendly Groupers at Little Cayman during our trip there in February 2009.
YouTube - Loading Zodiacs at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
This video was shot by Mark Rentz, one of the members of the Cheesemans Ecology Safari to Antarctica, S. Georgia Island, and the Falklands that I was on in January 2010. I'm the third person on the left, black parka, with the blue dry bag and tripod.
YouTube - King Penguin Walks Through Fur Seal Colony
This video of a King Penguin was shot by Mary Marshall on our trip with Cheesemans Ecology Safari to Antarctica, S. Georgia Island, and the Falklands in January 2010. The penguin returns to Right Whale Bay, S. Georgia Island, with a very full belly, and has to make its way through a fur seal colony to get to the King Penguin colony. The fur seal pups are very curious.
Curious Minke Whale Up Close in Antarctica
This video of an encounter with a Minke whale was shot by Mary Marshall on our trip with Cheesemans Ecology Safari to Antarctica, S. Georgia Island, and the Falklands in January 2010. We spent over 2 hours with this wonderfully friendly and curious Minke whale. It went around and under our Zodiac, spy-hopped right next to us, showered us with its "blow", and kept us shooting and laughing.
YouTube - Cuttlefish Laying Eggs
This video was shot by Mary Marshall during our visit to Indonesia in September-October 2010. There were two cuttlefish, and we spent nearly 15 minutes with them. They weren't afraid of us, and while we were photographing and videoing them, one deposited a series of eggs within the coral heads.
YouTube - Made For Each Other
This video was shot by Mary Marshall during our visit to Indonesia in September-October 2010. We see two goby shrimp busy doing their job: clearing out the hole in the sand that they and their goby share: a never ending task. The goby "stands guard" and the shrimp each keep one antenna touching the goby while outside the hole. If there's danger they all immediately hide in their hole.
YouTube - Wunderpus Pops and Flamboyant Octobus Strolls
This video was shot by Mary Marshall during our visit to Indonesia in September-October 2010. Here we see two of the amazing critters that are found only in these waters. The wunderpus octopus does a great job of mimicking other critters for camouflage. There's a related "mimic octopus" in the same area, but they can be distinguished by the pattern on the tentacle edges. The flamboyant cuttlefish is fairly small, and it's an unassuming medium brown when not disturbed. But, just give it a reason to be concerned and watch the colors change and the posture get aggressive!
Socorro Islands Diving Adventure on the Solmar V - Mantas, Sharks, and More!
This video was shot by Mary Marshall. It highlights our ten days of diving the Socorro Islands March 2012 on the Solmar V, a beautiful, well-equipped "liveaboard" dive boat with a truly outstanding crew.
Amazing Encounter with an Adorable Elephant Seal Pup
This is a video my wife, Mary Marshall, created from one of the most amazing experiences we've had - Mary, especially, as you'll see. It occurred at Elephant Point on Livingston Island, Antarctica, January, 2014. Mary saw this elephant seal pup coming out of the water, and had the presence of mind to just relax and wait in the hope that it might come up the beach and check her out. Watch the result!