branden frederick

I was born in 1982 in Santa Clara, California and have lived in the area ever since. With a lifelong passion for photography, I have used my camera to help me explore the cities and mountains of Northern California. I've been lucky enough to make a career in Information Technology Management, volunteering in the fandom and Jewish communities along the way. My dream vacation involves sitting at a sidewalk cafe for hours, sipping coffee.

I invite you to email me at or explore my photos on Flickr. I try to write back to everyone.

the brandenblog

Gear in Color

16 Apr 2022
Gear matters. Without gear there are no photos. But what of taking photos of the gear itself? Too self-indulgent? Too much a fetish? Nonsense! Gear is great. All praise the gear!

Who are we?

Passover and Jewish Identity

1 Apr 2022
We are created in the image of the Divine, understanding the difference between right and wrong.

Between Thanksgiving and Chanukkah

18 Dec 2021
How do we keep the good parts of Thanksgiving while excising the bad? Maybe we have an example of how to do exactly that in Chanukkah.

What’s a Jew to do with Columbus Day?

1 Oct 2021
This month, on October 11th, America observes our country’s most contentious home-grown holiday.

a world of madness and mechanical keyboards

1 Aug 2021
You'd have to be nuts to spend upwards of $200 on a keyboard! Hello, it's me, Nuts.

Death of an Analog Photographer

Freefall in Yosemite

23 Jun 2021
A monologue on nature's beauty and the quest for better cameras.

Fujifilm X

kitted out

31 May 2021
In November 2014 I "went mirrorless" with a Fujifilm X setup.

Remembering the Holocaust

Remembering the Holocaust

6 Apr 2021
The week of April 10, 2021, we read the portion of the Torah called “Sh’mini.”

2020 in music

6 Mar 2021
So, um, it's March 2021, and now I'm finally getting around to my "annual" music recommendations post. Oh well.

the season of the hamentaschen is nigh!

15 Feb 2021
But what delicious filling should we find inside our cookie’s trifolded dough?

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