During the month of September, I held a contest to gather more followers on social media. Everyone who was a fan of my Facebook pages or followed me on Twitter was entered.

Then I gathered up all the names and threw down the stairwell to reveal a winner.

Congratulations, Sandra. I pointed my camera at the pile and it saw your name first.

The contest is over, but you can still follow me on social media:​scottmacdonaldphotography​scottmacdonaldweddings​scottmacphoto

I’m very happy to be a featured photographer in issue 2 of Moholy Ground Magazine, published by a fine group of folks from San Francisco. The cover and my spread is pictured above.

I was given the opportunity to appear in the mag by my friend (and a Moholy Ground executive editor) Sunny Angulo, who I first met when she was putting on shows for my old band. She also arranged for friend (and former bandmate) George Sanchez-Tello to interview me for the piece.

To celebrate the release of the magazine, the Moholy folks threw two art shows at Root Division gallery. There I got to see work by and meet a great group of photographers, including:

Below are some photos from the shows. Big thanks to everybody at Moholy Ground for all their efforts, and to all my friends who came out to the shows. I’m honored to have been a part of it all.

I’m happy to announce that I’m part of a group photography show in San Francisco at Root Division gallery. The show is part of the launch of the second issue of Moholy Ground magazine (which also features an interview with me). I’ll have about 12 feet of wall space to show work, which will include a couple new photos that I’m pretty excited about.

The opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Root Division, 3175 17th St. (at South Van Ness) and will feature music by DJs Boom Bostic, Droogs and Mike Bee, a video collage by Gabriel Wheeler, tarot card readings by James Haas and something they’re calling the “Moholy Ground Photo Booth Orgy,” which sounds pretty amazing.

The closing party is Saturday, Feb. 5, and in addition to the video collage, DJs and photo booth, it will include music by Nero Nava and a burlesque show. Good times.

Each show asks for a $5-$20 sliding scale entry. Magazines will be for sale as well.

I’ll be at both shows and would love to see you.

They’re the little theatre company that could.

For years, Paper Wing Theatre Co. has been persistently producing the most challenging theater in Monterey County, California. They do their plays on shoestring budgets, with beginning performers and in venues that sometimes lacked heat (and often lacked big crowds). This theater company has heart.

And for years, I’ve been photographing their productions in both Salinas and Monterey for their publicity campaigns. The photos went out to local publications; some were printed and hung in the theater’s lobby. Today I’m adding a new place they can be found: in my Photoshelter archive, available for purchase and download.

Over the years, many actors have asked me about getting prints of photos from past productions. They’re all available now, and I’m offering a special coupon to get things started. The first 15 people to use the code “PAPERWING” on checkout will get 30% off their order. I’m keeping the print prices really low, so there’s a real bargain available here for people who hurry.

So whether you appeared in one of the many infamous productions of Rocky Horror or you were part of the huge cast of Guys & Dolls, or you were in the recent multimedia musical The Wall, head on over to the archives and poke around.

Here are a few of my favorites.

The site you’re looking at now is the result of a redesign I’ve undertaken during the past couple months (read more about that here). I’ve made a few other changes and added some ways for people to keep up with my photographic goings-on.

Here’s an overview of the changes:

A new site,
I’ve separated out my wedding photography into this site, giving potential wedding clients an easy way to find out everything they need to know about my services in one place. There’s a link at the bottom of every page on this site.

Integration with Photoshelter
Click the “archive” link in that black bar above and you’re in my Photoshelter account, where you can view additional galleries and buy prints and downloads. I’ll be adding a lot of galleries during the coming months.

Social media
I’ve set up Facebook fan pages for both scottmacdonaldphotography and scottmacdonaldweddings. I also started a Twitter account, mainly to provide alerts about new content on my websites.

You can sign up for newsletters on both this site and my weddings site. I won’t be sending them very frequently, and you can opt out anytime.

Other websites
I’m also maintaining a blog for photos I shoot on my iPhone, a blog about lighting with my former coworker Brittany, a page on Vimeo for videos and a profile on There are links to all of those at the bottom of every page on this site.

Spread the word
At the bottom of every blog post (see down there?) I’ve added a series of boxes that will help you share links to content that you find interesting.

Hope you enjoy the changes and I’d be happy to hear any feedback. Thanks, folks!