A modern interpretation of the Friedrich Nietzche quote –

“The day’s length.  If a man has a great deal to put in them, a day will have a hundred pockets.”
– Friedrich Nietzche
Human All Too Human: A Book For Free Spirits


The website of Bridget Canfield (1960-).    @59 years of age – seeking to live a life of beneficentia (kindness).   Acts of kindness (below) in support of community are done without charge.    To photograph an event, donations to help with travel costs (0.58 cents a mile) are appreciated.

      • ABOUT
      • WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING – comments
      • MY PATRONS
      • BENEFICENTIA … random acts of kindness, editorial photography, web site design & maintenance, custom buttons, donations of photographs to Google Maps (via their Google Local Guide program), writing letters to service men (Operation Gratitude), donating food to those in need,
          • Acts of kindnessActive kindness.
          • Custom buttonsCustom 1″ buttons in support of artists and communities.  Using recycled magazines & paper.
          • Pen to Paper – Writing letters to service men, acknowledging others, offering assistance in writing cover letters & resumes.
          • Photography
              • 1981-1989 – Half-frame photography
              • 1990-1995 – Farm photography – California, New Zealand, Kentucky
              • 1999-2002 – eBay auction photography
              • 2005-2013 – Live music photography – specializing in low light, non-flash digital photography using a full sensor dSlr camera
              • 2011-2012 – Hospice pet photography
              • 2011-present – Photography in support of community.  [ multimedia photo essayist ] = “one who embarks on an assignment knowing that she is going to tell a story through a series of pictures that will be viewed together and will cumulatively tell the story in a photo essay.” – the creative photographer by j.ingledew.  
          • Web work – Website design & maintenance.  Editorial photography.  Platforms: BandZoogle, Dynamod, OmniUpdate,,
          • Self portraits over time
          • Remember memories
          • Forgive
          • Death cleaning –  …. going through belongings & making decisions about them before you die. … Swedish – “dostadning”.  “Do” is death and “stadning” is cleaning.  In Swedish it is a term that means that you remove unnecessary things and make your home nice and orderly when you think the time is coming closer for you to leave the planet.  (Source: Time)
          • Wish List
          • Bonae Memoriae – of happy memory


Should you choose to donate, I accept donations via PayPal or by cheque.

Many – from artists to family members of musicians have donated ($5 and up) since 2006. I am grateful to all those who have become patrons of

Donations help me pay for expenses such as –   

  • Button making supplies
    • 7/19/2019 – Purchased $219.54 of button making supplies
    • 6/25/2016 – Purchased (2000) Tecre 1″ pin back button machine parts, US $126.00
    • 07/2018 – Purchased (1000) Tecre 1″ inch pin back button supplies, US $58.00
  • Font files
  • Transportation costs – Gasoline for travel (0.58 per mile), tolls
  • Software purchases & upgrades
    • 2017 – Upgrade to PhotoDex + plugin purchases
  • Website hosting –
    • $140 per year
  • PRO templates
  • PRO plug-ins
    • 03/05/2018 – Purchased a PRO license for Supsystic WordPress plugin – US $29.00
    • 07/29/2018 – Purchased a PRO license for Supsystic WordPress plugin – US $29.00


  • SOFTWARE – Adobe PhotoShop CS4, Photoshop Elements, Bibble 5,
    • OMG Life Autographer (2014)
      • 5 MP wearable camera with 5 built in sensors & GPS
      • Custom 136 degree eye view lens
      • 5 sensors – sophisticated algorithm to tell the camera the right moment to take the photo 
        • Magnetometer – detects which direction the camera is facing
        • Colour sensor – detects light & brightness
        • PIR – infared sensor to detect motion
        • Accelerometer – measures how quickly or slowly the camera accelerates
        • Temperature – measures ambient temperature
      • Key features – 5 megapixel “low light” sensor, 136 degree field of view lens, fixed focus f/3.2 lens, bluetooth, OLED display screen (for text), 8GB built in memory.
      • Developed by OMG Life, the consumer subsidiary of OMG pic (Oxford Metrics Group)
      • Originally developed by Microsoft to help Alzheimer’s patients remember the events of the day
    • Canon 5D full frame dSLr (2005)
    • Canon Powershot N (2013)
    • Canon Powershot N2 (2015)
    • Google Glass (2013)
    • GoPRO Hero
    • Olympus Tough TG-2 (2013)
      • 12MP compact waterproof camera
    • Panasonic/Lumix LX-1 (2005)
      • 8.4MP
      • 1st compact camera with a widescreen 16:9 ratio CCD sensor
      • 28-112mm (equiv) wide angle 4x Leica-branded zoom lens
      • RAW & TIFF capture modes
      • High quality all-metal traditionally styled body
  • SamSung HXN
  • Ubiquiti FrontRow Camera (2017)
    • Live streaming wearable camera
  • LENS – Canon 50mm  f1.4, 24-105mm L f4


Thank you to ALL who have encouraged me as I have pursued my photography.  Grateful.

Thank you … Ted Falconi, Bruce Loose, Stephen De Pace, Krist Novoselic (Flipper), R. Wellington, Mike Watt (Iggy Pop & The Stooges), DH Peligro (Dead Kennedys) … the artists of the San Francisco music scene – Andy Mason, JJ Schultz, Brendan Getzell, Andre Custodio, Manny Bernal (Fleeting Trance), Lee Austin Hoffman, Lonnie Lazar, Bob Scott, Nina Jo Smith, Greg Oliva, Matt Herman, Palefighter, Tao Jones, Lawrence Genova, Roger Rocha, GG Tanaka, Tiki Houseman, Dan Mueller.

I am fortunate that many find my photographic output pleasing and choose to use the images in accordance with my photo usage policy.  I was a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and Editorial Photographers (2009) to understand and comply with the legal constraints of media photography.  I am a law abiding photographer.

Yes, that’s me.  I photographed the Hotel Utah Open Mic from November 2006 to 2010.

QUESTIONS? -or- PO Box 7016, Berkeley, California 94707


2-March-2013 - Self portrait at the Stork Club, Oakland, California

2-March-2013 – Self portrait at the Stork Club, Oakland, California