September 18th, 2017
The week before Memorial Day we went to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine. It is a good 5 hour drive north from Boston but no doubt worth the trip any time we make it. Mount Desert Island and the park always stand for good times, beautiful nature photography but also great outdoor adventures that includes hiking, biking, canoeing and more. We enjoyed hiking around Jordan Pond and The South Bubble, having afternoon tea and the famous popovers at the Jordan Pond House and browsing the streets of Bar Harbor where businesses were buzzing and most of the restaurants, galleries and shops were open for business. As Memorial Day weekend passed the crowds disappeared and we had to share the great outdoors with only a few. It will only get busier from here when the summer crowds arrive and cruise ships with plenty of passengers stop for a day. The night before full moon when I was just driving back from a foggy photo shoot along the Park Loop road of Acadia National Park I realized the opportunity for a shot that I had on my bucket list for many years. The sky suddenly opened up for a few minutes in the evening, while twilight was fast approaching. Instead of turning right to our motel I made a quick left turn down Main Street towards the harbor. I immediately found a parking spot at the harbor parking area which made it very convenient. Only a few steps away I set up tripod and camera gear. I choose the Canon 28-70mm lens and composed a picturesque New England town picture of Main Street and its buzzing nightlife. I made it a priority to include the lit up moose on top of one of the restaurants. Switching to manual focus allowed me to >>> LEARN MORE
September 14th, 2017
Last weekend we spent in Maine with family. Sunday morning I had a chance to explore the family garden which was packed with little critters. While photographing insects a Slender Spreadwing damselfly landed on a nearby flower. It is quite amazing how gracious damselflies look when they hang on to a floral. In seconds with tripod and camera in place I switched from landscape to vertical format, manually focused on the the damselfly head and snagged a few pictures. The magnifying feature on my camera allowed me to pin point focus. The camera self timer combined with a tripod minimized camera shake and ensured best image quality.
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September 7th, 2017
I always love to isolate flowers against a dark backgrounds as they really make the floral colors pop and give the image a touch of elegance. Usually I choose a large enough black cardboard that I place behind the >>> LEARN MORE
September 6th, 2017
Maine Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is worth a trip for the outdoor adventurer and photographer alike at any time of the year. I went to visit the park in spring and was rewarded with beautiful lighting and less traveled roads throughout Acadia and surrounding towns. I photographed this classic seacoast photography sunset view of the Maine rocky shoreline at Ship Harbor in Acadia NP. The rocky granite seascape with its evergreens lead the viewer into the photograph and towards the beautiful ... >>> READ MORE
September 5th, 2017
2012 was a fabulous and creative year for me and my photography art. Compiled some of my best photo blog posts of 2012 that are loaded with photo tips, inspiration, and stories behind the scenes. Hope you enjoy and share >>> Read Best Photo Blogs of the Year
September 4th, 2017
Building an online social network is therefore a crucial aspect for your photography business endeavor. Create accounts with the major players like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn or StumbleUpon. Social networking tools are considered outlets that are build and maintained around your main hubs like your Online Website and Photography Blog. Use these free photography marketing tools wisely to drive quality >>> Learn More.
August 30th, 2017
When I am not out and about exploring the beautiful state and national parks/sites of the Northeast I often keep myself busy with local macro photography in and around Boston. The Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, MA provides plenty of photo opportunities for the local insect macro photographer. The array of tiny beings in their miniature world seems to be endless at this sanctuary and I always encounter something new or learn a bit more about them. A visit is always inspiring and leaves me asking for more. This time heavy showers on and off were rather annoying and while I was looking for shelter, so were the bugs! I had no idea but now it makes so much sense. A blackish tiny dragonfly for example protected itself from the rain under the petals of a nearby cone flower while others were less lucky and got fully drenched. This blog post compiles 20 of the best insect macro photography images in their natural habitat >>> ENJOY!
August 27th, 2017
Last September I spent a week on Mount Desert Island. I used the opportunity to photograph in some of my favorite spots in Acadia National Park. Jordan Pond is famous for its beautiful views of the Bubbles. The Bubbles consist of the South and the North Bubble, a couple of scenic mountains that make for great photography subjects. Parking is pretty easy since the famous Jordan Tea House is nearby providing plenty of spaces at night. This is popular photography spot and I wasn't on my own. I recall three other photographers and we chatted it up a little bit while waiting for sunset and the magic light to appear. Equipped with a wide-angle zoom lens set at 28 mm and my split graduated >>> READ MORE
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August 25th, 2017
New England autumn colors are famous throughout the world. Leaf peepers and photographers alike flog to the Northeast of the United States of America to experience the marvelous fall foliage glory in Acadia National Park and State Parks of Maine, Rode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. New York State to the west and the Great Smokey Mountains further down east are 2 more fabulous destination for fall foliage leaf peeping and autumn photography. This blog post compiles 11 photo tips for better fall foliage photography results. The photo hints discuss how to capture mood and color of this spectacular season and bring home beautiful photography impressions and memories. The pictures and links provide further tutorials that may be of interest ... hope you explore and enjoy!
Photo Tip #1: Plan your New England leaf peeping or fall foliage photography trip well ahead of time this year. There are many sites that provide the required information but The Foliage Network is one of the best and this website provides accurate foliage reports for color and leaf drop. In my experience "High Color" is the preferred time to find these glorious New England fall colors.
Photo Tip #2: Get out after a rain storm has passed to take advantage of beautiful lighting conditions when the sunlight breaks through and provides spectacular lighting condition. The air is clearest in the morning and after rain storms making for good times to strive for stunning and scenic autumn landscape photography compositions.
Photo Tip #3: Do not be fooled and discouraged by an overcast and rainy day weather forecast. Cloudy days provides beautiful and well balanced light that enhances details in darker areas. Rain drops on leaves make for excellent macro photography images and wet leaves turn the leaves on fire. Eliminate overcast sky by using your telephoto lens to achieve a tighter, more Intimate Landscape composition that is more beneficial and interesting.
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August 25th, 2017
On my last trip to the New Hampshire White Mountains I explored Franconia Notch State Park. Flume Brook was nicely filled with water due to a few rain events the days before my arrival. Peak autumn colors during New England fall foliage were imminent made for a spectacular photo tour to the Whites. This image here shows Table Rock, a small section of Conway granite that has been exposed and outcropped for hundreds of years. This scenic cascading water section is about 500 feet long and 75 feet wide and has plenty of photo opportunities.
Positioned in the mid section of Table Rock I found an outcrop that beautifully displayed the cascading waters of Flume Brook. I incorporated the glorious fall foliage in the back to provide the essence of this magical place. A Polarizing Filter extended exposure times while also eliminating unwanted glare on leaves and wet surfaces. Aperture in this nature photography image was set to f/22 providing a 1 second shutter speed at ISO100. I under exposed slightly to further >>> LEARN MORE.
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