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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 2,036 photos, 187 members
- 2015 San Francisco 3,272 photos, 66 members
- Sign of the Cat (Giant Cats & Signage) 86 photos, 8 members
- Signs of Sacramento 1,292 photos, 54 members
- Duck Pop 657 photos, 50 members
- Pro Corner: Semi-Pro and Professional Photography / Photographer 502,917 photos, 21,328 members
- The Teens Turn 100 1,066 photos, 150 members
- Popsicolor 228 photos, 63 members
- California Academy of Sciences 11,244 photos, 1,235 members
- Liberty! 220 photos, 93 members
- Vintage Steel Signs 17,524 photos, 567 members
- Faded Signage (FADED!) 28,658 photos, 2,046 members
- olloclip 12,194 photos, 1,940 members
- BEER 90,416 photos, 9,613 members
- Instant Film SF 1,488 photos, 140 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 120 photos, 234 members
- Blissdom '12 Photowalk 369 photos, 30 members
- Mixed Drinks and Decent Company 1,733 photos, 137 members
- NetSquared 4,425 photos, 141 members
- TechSoup 2,660 photos, 259 members
- MCSC Potlucks! 194 photos, 12 members
- It's inexplicable! 413 photos, 61 members
- Photo Talk Plus 1,699 photos, 316 members
- iPhonearoid 20,194 photos, 292 members
- Carter Brown 486 photos, 234 members
- Lunch of the Month Club 47 photos, 21 members
- Good to Eat 4,161 photos, 633 members
- Old American Department Stores 4,353 photos, 315 members
- Modern Coffee Art Events 11 photos, 4 members
- Vélocouture 4,198 photos, 1,706 members
- ***Group Closed!!!: Please Remove Yourself As of 7/18/15*** 14,376 photos, 1,431 members
- flickr Food Photographers 154,668 photos, 2,733 members
- SF Bay Area Food Photographers 747 photos, 117 members
- 18Reasons 20 photos, 6 members
- Cherries 661 photos, 331 members
- San Francisco Photo Guild 54,733 photos, 3,763 members
- ice cream 8,132 photos, 2,634 members
- Night Lights 1,092,142 photos, 89,266 members
- SF Bay Area Shooters (sfbas) 175,185 photos, 4,933 members
- Objective Scenes 4,148 photos, 210 members
- HCSP (Hardcore Street Photography) 3,187 photos, 81,159 members
- Friday Night Drinking & Shooting Club 4,051 photos, 274 members
- www.cameraporn.net 2,753 photos, 273 members
- A Food Photography Experience! 525,735 photos, 21,970 members
- Illustration MEAT Up 1,654 photos, 159 members
- Creative Cocktails! 526 photos, 105 members
- Pet Indignities 126 photos, 18 members
- Antique Alcohol 720 photos, 59 members
- From Under an Umbrella 34 photos, 12 members
- Urban Decay 520,585 photos, 34,441 members
chicken and waffles says:
July 7th, 2011
bashful trampoline says:
"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
cluttered swing says:
"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
productive noise says:
"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