Three Lillies Photography – Photography Studio – Grass Valley, Ca

Three Lillies Photography by Lisa Jarvis

Located in the heart of historic Downtown Grass Valley, CA, Three Lilies Photography by Lisa Jarvis not only offers portrait photography for families, high school seniors, babies, and personal branding. Check out my website for examples of my work:

“I’m a wife, mom, dog lover and a former teacher. I feel so lucky to get to do what I love. I feel honored to create precious memories for you.”


“I like to keep things simple”
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Marcoccia Photography – Sonora, Ca.  – Sonora, Ca.

about  bodey marcoccia – (pronounced: BOH-dee mar-KOH-chuh)

Since receiving my first DSLR camera in 2008, I’ve consistently enjoyed the persuit of photography. I live near Sonora, California with my wife and two sons.

I love landscape photography. Whether it’s Pacific beaches, Scottish plains, Eastern Sierra mountains, or any other number of breathtaking locations I’ve had the fortune of visiting, I always try to capture the one shot that can make someone else feel like they’re right there with me.

I’ve spent the last few years transitioning and building my skills as a portrait photographer, and I’d be glad to work with you to create printed memories that will last a lifetime.

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Completely fun to photograph, these fast little birds are not only fun but will give the amateur photographer tons of practice.

I use a Nikon D610, I shoot in RAW and have the camera set to Manual. I use one single focus point and I have it set one position down from center.

I have the camera set to Auto Focus – C (Continuous) and I have the AE/AF button set to Focus Lock. Continue reading “Hummers”


Smartphone Cameras – Gold Country Photography

Smartphone cameras are getting better and better and the thing about a smartphone camera is,’s always with you and available when something spectacular happens in front of you.

My wife, Arlene took these two shots just two days ago as she was leaving work with her Samsung S5.

Although these were edited with Lightroom on a computer and their file size being pretty small, she still got the shot!

Smartphones are also quite good at editing, maybe even better than a computer editor with all of the specialized apps. Here is a list of editing apps from


Yosemite, a different view – by Janet Martinez Photography

Janet Martinez Photography

With so many trips into Yosemite, I try to find a little different view of iconic spots if possible.

Mostly today was just breathing in the beauty and wondering around in places I don’t usually visit. There is always something I haven’t noticed before! This is Bridelveil Fall from across the valley as I was heading west in the late afternoon. The lighting on the granite caught my eye. — at Yosemite National Park


“Every Exit up I-80” – Before it Snows by John Boyle – Gold Country Photography

Gold Country Photography

Every Exit up I-80 episode III

Before it Snows

We ended the last episode at Baxter Exit 148b

Before the snows hit I was able to make it a few more exits, from exit 150 Drum-Forebay to exit 158a Emigrant Gap. So let’s get started!

Thankfully we are now getting snow but I think it will delay future episodes a bit (you cannot get very far in a two wheel drive vehicle once you get off the Interstate when there is snow) but while we were having a less than stelar winter, I took advantage.

The first exit, Exit 150 Drum-Forebay was the one out of all the exit names that had peaked my curiosity. Why? I don’t know, the name I guess. I thought I knew what a drum was but a forebay? Just sounds like it came before an afterbay ;). At the end of the exit ramp and to the right is a private association. This sign below kills me.

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Rail Tales Photo Contest – Amtrak San Joaquins

We would like to say congratulations to the @amtraksanjoaquins Rail Tales Photo Contest winner Armando Soliz from Bakersfield, Ca.! It was an honor being on the Judges Panel, along with other local photographers. We would like to also acknowledge and thank all who entered.

We can not think of a better way to see and photograph this beautiful area we live in then by doing it on Amtrak San Joaquins!

Photo by Armando Soliz