August 12th, 2017
Photo Tip #1: Turn off autofocus when time and photo object permits and get into the habit of using manual focus instead. Use the magnifying camera feature to precisely pin your focus point. Works wonder when the insect remains still but when the bug is on the move consider final sharp focusing through carefully moving camera and lens back and forward.
Photo Tip #2: Get up early and take advantage of insects being often lethargic and moving slowly. This will allow for a calmer photo gear set up without the insect immediately fleeing the scene. A carefully composed image will result in more attractive compositions.
Photo Tip #3: Use a >>> Learn More
August 6th, 2017
Approximately 20 flower fine art photography images will be on display in my next solo photo art exhibition: "Silent Muse - A Collection of Floral Portraits and Abstracts".
The show is organized by the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay, Maine and pictures will be on display from mid spring 15 April to early summer 01 June 2015.
Visit HERE to see all pictures in this latest photo exhibition.
Good light and happy photo making!
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August 2nd, 2017
Heading south of Boston on Route 3 brings you right to Cape Cod, a pristine summer get away and vacation destination for many New Englanders. I routinely make the 1 and a half hour drive down to the Cape to capture its beautiful coastal scenery at all times of the day and in all seasons. During my last photo trip this summer I returned to Paine's Beach and Landing to photograph an oyster farming setting with baskets, cases, and beds. This evening clear skies dominated and coincided with low tide and a full moon rising across Cape Cod Bay. The sun was already very low painting the beach in beautiful hues. I found Jellyfish on the beach that beautifully reflected the sunset light. The sun was about to sink below the horizon when I ... LEARN MORE.
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August 1st, 2017
Monday morning I stepped out of bed in the wee hours and made my way over to one of my favorite Boston Skyline Photography locations; the Boston University bridge which spans over the Mass Pike, a railroad track and the Charles River. I like this location as it provides the photographer with a pristine view of the Charles River banks and the Boston skyline landmarks such as the John Hancock Tower or the Prudential Center.
It turned out to be time well spend. The sunrise was gorgeous providing me with ample lighting and sky colors. Finding a pleasing composition was not an easy task but I settled on a picture that included aforementioned architecture and the famous Citgo Sign on Kendall Square near Boston Fenway Park. Camera equipped with a 24-70mm lens and steady on a tripod I was taking my photographs when suddenly the lights of the Citgo Sign turned on again. Well into sunrise it caught me by surprise but >>> LEARN MORE
July 31st, 2017
A few days ago I visited one of my favorite photo locations for Boston Skyline Photography in East Boston, Massachusetts. I like this location as it provides one of the best views of downtown and the Boston Harbor. I also discovered some wood pilings from an old pier in the waters that make for great foreground features to add interest and depth to a photograph. Effectively used in a composition the pilings also lead a viewer in the and through the frame. That day, I arrived a bit early for twilight photography. There were beautiful last clouds rushing through the picture as the sky was clearing towards the end of the day. Equipped with a neutral density filter I extended exposure times to blur out the fast moving clouds and provide a sense of cloud movement. The longer exposure times also created Silky Water Effects in the harbor waters and around the wood pilings. In order to overcome the contrast between the darker foreground and the brighter sky I utilized a >>> LEARN MORE
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July 29th, 2017
Late last spring I made a trip over to the Brookline Minot Rose Garden. I frequently visit this beautiful oasis to capture some of my rose flower images. It was a rainy day and I just needed to get outside taking pictures, getting away from the computer and social networking or marketing my fine art photography online. The rose garden did not turn out a great destination this morning but a garden in the entrance way of a neighboring house was >>> Learn More.
July 28th, 2017
In this latest nature photography blog post I compiled some of my favorite artists and art quotes. The photo artwork stands for a daily quest for beautiful photography ... hope you enjoy the pictures and sayings as much as I do!
�Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.� ~ Ansel Adams
�A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.� ~ Sir Joshua Reynolds
�You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.� ~ Woodrow Wilson
�Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life!� ~ John Sexton
�Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.� ~ David Hockney
�Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.� ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
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July 27th, 2017
The unique forms and shapes of an orchid floral make them prime subjects for any flower photography endeavor. Orchids come in many colors: pink, yellow, white, purple and others that also add to their appeal. One can photograph flowers in the wild, greenhouses or purchase them from a local grocery store and capture their beauty in a studio setting. Most of my orchid photography fine art images were captured in a studio. Here we have total control of environment, background and composition.
Environmentally we do not need to worry about any wind messing with our composition. I particular love >>> LEARN MORE
July 26th, 2017
A technique to photograph the day to day in an unusual different way is called intentional camera movement. Intentional camera movement or ICM is a photographic effect where the camera is rotated or moved in a horizontal, diagonal or vertical direction while photographing a static object. The camera can be hand-held or mounted on a tripod when performing the actual camera movement. I usually prefer using my >>> LEARN MORE