Category Archives: technique

Tall Ships photography Post-Processing

I first began photographing tall ships during SailBoston 2000. Since then, I have photographed tall ships many times from Philadelphia PA to Camden ME. SailBoston 2017 was not to be missed, being the largest gathering of tall ships in the … Continue reading

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Tulips at Boston Public Garden

The tulips at Boston Public Garden. are an annual rite of spring.  They are fun to photograph and I wanted to share some techniques with you. This first image was shot at 7am on a Saturday morning.  Early morning may … Continue reading

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Wildflower Photography

One of the most important aspects of wildflower photography is controlling the background. Finding a clean background, that is not distracting, can be challenging. Controlling the background can sometimes be easy and sometimes difficult.  Thinking about it just now, here are … Continue reading

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Photography Workshop with Craig Blacklock

Photography books on my bookshelf include Eliot Porter, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, David Muench, and Craig Blacklock. I expect every nature photographer knows the first four names. The name Craig Blacklock (pronounced black-lock) is probably not as well known, but … Continue reading

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Bread Art (Photographing Bread)

For the purpose of illustrating a theme, I was recently offered the task of photographing bread. Here are the steps in making this image. Although I originally thought this shoot might require actually baking my own bread, I quickly discarded … Continue reading

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Photograph Amusement Park Rides at Night

Bright colors.  That’s pretty much what it’s all about when photographing amusement park rides.  Daytime photographs pale in comparison to night photographs of the rides. This photo here is from the Washington County Fair (Rhode Island).  Although there was a … Continue reading

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Motion Blur Sports Photography

Most sports photography employs fast shutter speeds, to freeze the action.  But where there is motion, I want to show that.  A slow shutter speed allows movement to blur.  Here are a couple examples from a bicycle race last weekend … Continue reading

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River Video using a DSLR and CineMover

Recently travelling through northern New Hampshire, I was driving along the Ammonoosuc River shortly before sunset.  This short video is a compilation of shots all filmed that evening along the river.  The key scene is a dolly move along a … Continue reading

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When the Light is not quite what you want

Friday evening, as Hurricane Irene thrashed the coast of Florida, the weather in New England was clear and the warm glow of the setting sun raked across the land.  I went a short distance down the road to photograph the river.   But, to my … Continue reading

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An Evening with Photographer Joe Buissink

Just returned from seeing a presentation by photographer Joe Buissink. I confess Joe shattered any pre-concieved notions I held about high-paid celebrity photographers. He shared many images and his passion for capturing fleeting moments between people. He still shoots film … Continue reading

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