All photographs are © Paula Wirth, all rights reserved.
If you are interested in using my photos, please contact me with details & offers. We can work out an affordable solution that meets your needs and budget.
Paula Wirth is a SF Bay Area Explorer, Photographer, Community Manager & Social Media gal in Oakland, California
Using the Flickr BlogThis feature is OK for ONLY non-commercial sites, as long as you leave the credit name info and a direct link back to the photo in my stream. Please let me know before using my photos, thanks!
Note: I prefer a minimum of a micropayment for all commercial and application-related requests. Keep photographers in business with fair monetary acknowledgement of their efforts. DSLR equipment isn't free, storage and software isn't free, your coffee in the morning isn't free, nor do you work for free, right? Payment helps folks like me pay to repair and upgrade our equipment, pay for Flickr Pro accounts, buy memory cards / storage, etc.
My Digital SLR Camera Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens, Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
iPhoneography (and the Art of the Square)
I'm a big fan of iphoneography, and am always snapping photos on the go, especially now I have a LONG commute -- here is some of what I use.
iPhone Photography Apps & Accessories
Apple iPhone 4, Instagram, ShakeItPhoto, Hipstamatic, TiltShift Generator, Pocketbooth (and more)
- DxO ONE Club 728 photos, 128 members
- 2015 San Francisco 3,285 photos, 66 members
- Sign of the Cat (Giant Cats & Signage) 82 photos, 8 members
- Signs of Sacramento 1,042 photos, 54 members
- Duck Pop 338 photos, 48 members
- Pro Corner: Semi-Pro and Professional Photography / Photographer 444,519 photos, 21,243 members
- The Teens Turn 100 1,139 photos, 159 members
- Popsicolor 225 photos, 63 members
- California Academy of Sciences 10,775 photos, 1,229 members
- Liberty! 172 photos, 84 members
- Vintage Steel Signs 15,557 photos, 539 members
- Faded Signage (FADED!) 25,299 photos, 2,004 members
- olloclip 11,280 photos, 1,982 members
- BEER 78,702 photos, 9,705 members
- Instant Film SF 1,075 photos, 115 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 107 photos, 232 members
- Blissdom '12 Photowalk 369 photos, 29 members
- Mixed Drinks and Decent Company 1,695 photos, 136 members
- NetSquared 3,286 photos, 131 members
- TechSoup 1,826 photos, 251 members
- MCSC Potlucks! 172 photos, 12 members
- It's inexplicable! 425 photos, 62 members
- Photo Talk Plus 1,517 photos, 333 members
- iPhonearoid 20,405 photos, 296 members
- Carter Brown 439 photos, 128 members
- Lunch of the Month Club 36 photos, 20 members
- Good to Eat 3,785 photos, 638 members
- Old American Department Stores 3,747 photos, 285 members
- Modern Coffee Art Events 11 photos, 4 members
- Vélocouture 4,297 photos, 1,732 members
- ***Group Closed!!!: Please Remove Yourself As of 7/18/15*** 14,646 photos, 1,493 members
- flickr Food Photographers 124,895 photos, 2,560 members
- SF Bay Area Food Photographers 383 photos, 93 members
- 18Reasons 20 photos, 6 members
- Cherries 576 photos, 320 members
- San Francisco Photo Guild 42,161 photos, 3,114 members
- ice cream 7,749 photos, 2,573 members
- Night Lights 907,114 photos, 81,773 members
- SF Bay Area Shooters (sfbas) 157,493 photos, 4,860 members
- Objective Scenes 3,868 photos, 214 members
- HCSP (Hardcore Street Photography) 2,987 photos, 75,135 members
- Friday Night Drinking & Shooting Club 3,871 photos, 274 members
- www.cameraporn.net 2,633 photos, 267 members
- A Food Photography Experience! 484,850 photos, 21,460 members
- Illustration MEAT Up 1,653 photos, 153 members
- Creative Cocktails! 462 photos, 103 members
- Pet Indignities 113 photos, 16 members
- Antique Alcohol 436 photos, 49 members
- From Under an Umbrella 31 photos, 11 members
- Urban Decay 463,735 photos, 33,282 members
"Photography has gone from a hobby to a passion, and to a large extent, I credit Paula's work as the causation for this. When I grow up, I'd really like to be as proficient as she... well that's to say I'll never grow up...o.k., when I'm older...damn it, too late! Thanx Paula!"
July 21st, 2008
Miss Retro Modern says:
"It's up to Paula that I was inspired to post my own collection of vintage ephemera! She has a wonderful archive of mid-century pop culture images, and some great sketches to boot!"
October 15th, 2007
"Paula is one of the nicest people I've met on Flickr, and her photo stream is simply wonderful. A beautiful collection!"
January 1st, 2007
Stacy Alexander says:
"Paula's flickr album is one of my greatest sources of daily inspiration! I love to look through these photos!"
December 24th, 2006
Coal and Ice says:
"Truly the Anthropology, Sociology & Library Science
Professions are missing out on the vision
ability and skills of Paula Wirth!"
December 21st, 2006
"I've been saying for the years that the Internet would become the repository for imporant works which would never become generally available through earlier media. A great work, one of true depth and scope, could not be easily published through traditional modes. Paula Wirth exemplifies the possibilities that exist within this still new form. What she has accomplished is indeed a great work; she has complied an excellent body of material about our society, its roots and its various passageways and alleys. When I find such creative expression I am quite awed and grateful."
April 4th, 2006
"I honestly believed I loved and knew a lot about kitch and ephemora. Then I saw Paula's photostream. That shut me up quick.
In all seriousness don't read this tripe I am writing, just go and enjoy all the images she has ammassed."
March 8th, 2006
David A. Pattison says:
"Paul's enthusiam for illustration is fantastic. She should be teaching what she knows. Feel very lucky that she is sharing her discoveries with us."
March 5th, 2006
"Paula is a great illustrator and she's even better at capturing everyday life moments in her sketches. But the greatest thing about her presence on Flickr is her ability to capture and present us with countless graphic design and advertising ephemera, to remind us whence we came, to boldly go where no designer has gone before."
February 21st, 2006
"Paula has a great eye for books that add a sharp note of folly to the nostalgia and she's an illustrator too. Always something to look forward to in my contacts list. What a gem."
October 25th, 2005
"Paula has a beautiful eye for the sketch and the perfect moment we are all looking for."
September 15th, 2005
- Paula Wirth
- March 2005
- Houston, TX, Oakland, CA, Vancouver, BC, SF Bay Area, (military brat)
- Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
- I am:
- Social Media, Community Management, News & Events Photography
- Paula's Portfolio