There is no denying that cameras in phones have come a long way. The number one marketing manufactures use when selling phones now is the camera. With the new iPhone that has 3 cameras and 3 different lenses, its evident that these pocketable devices are becoming the future of photography but I hate using them.Read More
Winter is coming. It definitely knocked on the front door this morning and let us know it’s coming. I took the opportunity to get outside and take some pictures of the frost! It was only 25f, coldest it’s been since early spring but the seasons must change, that’s just nature. As people in the southern hemisphere starts enjoying spring and summer, we will be battling the harsh effects of winter, at least in New England. There’s already snow on Mt. Mansfield! Some states out west already got a few feet of snow!Read More
As I’ve been organizing my website, trying to figure out the best way to display my work I cannot seem to decide if I want to place my photos into stories, collections or categories.
I really love photo stories, especially ones from Jared Polin who has been a big inspiration for me wanting to do documentary style photography and create a set of images that tell a story. It’s definitely not an easy thing to accomplish but it is inspiring to me nonetheless.Read More
The last few days I’ve been going through my photos I have taken in the last 10 years trying put together a decent portfolio for my website. There are many photos I’ve taken years ago that I thought were awful but were actually quite good. I’m glad I keep most of my stuff, even if its bad.
When looking back at my older work, I can see all the experimentation I did with editing and processing. I have no idea what I was thinking then. I know HDR was a big thing around that time and it making everything look like a nuclear wasteland. Why did that even appeal to me? I don’t have an answer for that but I am happy that I was somewhat smart enough to keep the raw files so I can reset with a clean state. It was really great re-editing some of my older work with my current process.Read More
One of my favorite things about using lenses with image stabilization is creating these swirls. You can get creative and do all sorts of wacky things. So I often like to make swirls by lowering my shutter speed to under 1/60th, sometimes even 1/20th and when spinning the camera you press the shutter, it’s basically a long exposure and you get this near swirling effect. It really can be fun to experiment with. The hardest part is keeping whatever subject your focusing on centered. It will definitely take some practice but it can be fun and you can get some interesting shots with it.Read More
I woke up this morning and looked at my phone and it said October 1st. I’m like what the hell happened to September? It went by so fast, so very fast. The days are getting shorter and shorter every day as we get closer to the inevitable and that’s snow. I am definitely not looking forward to winter, not ready at all.
This year went by so fast, almost a blink of an eye. Only two months left of 2019 before the big 2020 and the year that I’ll turn 30 and I’m scared. I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything in my 20s. Photography is something I thought I would have progressed further since turning 20 but I can’t say I’ve progressed a lot. Sure I’ve definitely gotten better over the years but not as much as I should.Read More
In 1776 our country declared our independence from Britain and every year on the 4th of July, we celebrate this independence with parades, festivities and of course amazing pyrotechnics. I’ve photographed the firework displays many times throughout the years and I wanted to put together my favorite shots to share with you guys.Read More
My town that I grew up in and still currently live in has their 4th of July parade nearly a week before the actual day, they call it Not Quite Independence Day or NQID celebration. It’s been a tradition for years and people all over the state and even some travel from outside the state to this not-so-small-town-anymore, to attend this parade and other festivities.Read More
I’ve been on Flickr since the early days, around 2006 just when I was first getting started in photography. Flickr was an amazing community then, I learned so much about photography and the thrill of having people favorite and comment on my photos when I was starting out was a HUGE encouragement to keep shooting.Read More