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Bar Harbor Main Street by Night

September 18th, 2017

Bar Harbor Main Street by Night

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

Behind the Macro Photography Image of a Slender Spreadwing Damselfly

September 14th, 2017

Behind the Macro Photography Image of a Slender Spreadwing Damselfly

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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Lavender Iris Flower Fine Art Photography

September 7th, 2017

Lavender Iris Flower Fine Art Photography

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

Long Exposure Photography at Maine Acadia National Park

September 6th, 2017

Long Exposure Photography at Maine Acadia National Park

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

Best Photo Blogs of the Year 2012

September 5th, 2017

Best Photo Blogs of the Year 2012

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

Photography Business Tip Number 5 Building a Successful Online Social Network

September 4th, 2017

Photography Business Tip Number 5 Building a Successful Online Social Network

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.

20 Examples of Beautiful Butterfly and Insect Macro Photography

August 30th, 2017

20 Examples of Beautiful Butterfly and Insect Macro Photography

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!

An American National Park Icon - Jordan Pond and the Bubbles

August 27th, 2017

An American National Park Icon - Jordan Pond and the Bubbles

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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11 New England Fall Foliage Photography Tips

August 25th, 2017

11 New England Fall Foliage Photography Tips

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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Behind the Photo of the Long Exposure Photography Picture at New Hampshire Table Rock

August 25th, 2017

Behind the Photo of the Long Exposure Photography Picture at New Hampshire Table Rock

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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Behind the Autumn Photography Image of Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island

August 23rd, 2017

Behind the Autumn Photography Image of Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island

Inspired by my recent photography tour to the New Hampshire White Mountains a couple weeks back, I traveled to southern New England capturing the fall foliage colors in Rhode Island and Connecticut this past week. Fall colors were gorgeous and my first travel destination brought me to Stepstone Falls. It was a bit hard to find and driving down a winding dirt road I finally arrived at my desired destination. The flow of water was quite disappointing but I tried to make the best of it and worked with the small cascades and waterfalls at hand. The set of small falls must be pristine after heavy rain or in the ... LEARN MORE.

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Diamond Rose Flower Photography

August 20th, 2017

Diamond Rose Flower Photography

Capturing raindrops on flowers has become one of my favorite photography subjects. My preferred locations are the local Minot Rose Garden in Brookline or the Boston Arnold Arboretum. Overcast sky often makes for best macro photography conditions but ... Learn More.

Trust your Photographic Instincts

August 19th, 2017

Trust your Photographic Instincts

Witnessing a sunrise is always very special but becomes magical in Maine Acadia National Park. This time I was destined to capture one of these moments with my camera and made my way out to famous Monument Cove in the early wee hours. I was one with nature and deer were greeting me along the scenic Acadia National Park park loop road. I figured somewhere in the woods a black bear or an owl must watch me pass by. While driving to my location I was thinking of climbing down to Monument Cove to shoot abstracts of Green Pebbles at sunrise. But as often in my photography, after arrival, I changed plans and followed my photographic instincts. Instead of ... Learn More.

Behind The Image of a Newly Discovered Boston Skyline Photography Location

August 17th, 2017

Behind The Image of a Newly Discovered Boston Skyline Photography Location

On the way home from my last photo tour to Rockport, MA I discovered a new location for Boston skyline photography. While driving home I noticed a spot that may have potential and I instantly decided to get off the highway at the next exit and to explore this photo opportunity. Upon arrival at the potential area I got out of the car, walked around and looked for any open views through tree line that would allow to photograph some of Boston�s iconic landmarks. So glad I made that decision and scouted the area as the view was somewhat unique as it shows the Tobin Bridge with the Zakim Bridge, John Hancock Tower and Prudential Center. I have not come across a Boston photo like this and continued and was pumped to make my way back as soon as possible. That evening I went back to explore the twilight angle of the vista. I composed the photo image so that the highway and Tobin Bridge lead into the City of Boston. My 70-200mm zoom lens with a 1.4 telezoom converter allowed to comfortably zooming in for a more >>> LEARN MORE

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12 Photo Tips for More Beautiful Bridge Photography Pictures

August 15th, 2017

12 Photo Tips for More Beautiful Bridge Photography Pictures

Bridge Photography is a popular subject for travel photographers and local photo artists alike. Bridges are relatively easy to photograph as they are a still motif; however attention should be brought to lighting, composition and exposure times. This Photo Blog post compiles 12 photo tips to consider when photographing bridges ~ enjoy!

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12 Insect Macro Photography Tips

August 12th, 2017

12 Insect Macro Photography Tips

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.

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Silent Muse - A Collection of Floral Portraits and Abstracts

August 6th, 2017

Silent Muse - A Collection of Floral Portraits and Abstracts

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.

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Behind the Photography Image - Technique, Camera Settings and Circumstances of Sunset over Cape Cod Bay

August 2nd, 2017

Behind the Photography Image - Technique, Camera Settings and Circumstances of Sunset over Cape Cod Bay

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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Boston Sunrise Photography

August 1st, 2017

Boston Sunrise Photography

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

Behind the Photography Image of a Boston Skyline Favorite

July 31st, 2017

Behind the Photography Image of a Boston Skyline Favorite

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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Bleeding Heart Photography

July 29th, 2017

Bleeding Heart Photography

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.

Nature Artists and Art Quotes

July 28th, 2017

Nature Artists and Art Quotes

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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21 Examples of Beautiful Room Decor

July 27th, 2017

21 Examples of Beautiful Room Decor

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

Capturing the day to day in an unusual different and new way - Creative Photography

July 26th, 2017

Capturing the day to day in an unusual different and new way - Creative Photography

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

Behind the Bird Photography Image of Snowy Owl on Plum Island

July 25th, 2017

Behind the Bird Photography Image of Snowy Owl on Plum Island

Last winter there was an unusual population of Snowy Owls across New England. While talking to other birders I learned that there was an interruption of food supply further north which drove the birds further south. Some didn't make the journey and died of starvation. One prime location close to Boston is Parker River National wildlife refuge, and Sandy Point State Reservation on Plum Island. It is a year-round birding paradise and in the winter birders and nature lovers flog in from around the area to get a glimpse of the beautiful Snowy Owl. I am trying to get a glimpse of one for years and only saw one years back. This time I was more lucky and more determined and when I >>> Learn More.

Bigger, better, greater Boston Photography Art

July 24th, 2017

Bigger, better, greater Boston Photography Art

Earlier this week I made my way out to one of the most popular Boston Skyline Photography locations. I regularly visit this site to shoot the beautiful architecture of Boston as it rises along the harbor. I love being here when the City Night Lights merge with the twilight shortly after sunset and become one. This time I decided to capture the cityscape in a stunning sunrise panoramic. I arrived on time at dusk to set up and do some test shots prior to getting serious. Equipping my Canon camera with a >>> LEARN MORE!

Macro Photography near Bash Bish Waterfalls

July 21st, 2017

Macro Photography near Bash Bish Waterfalls

On my last trip to Western Massachusetts I stopped to photograph the Bish Bash waterfalls. Although it is usually a beautiful photo destination for capturing waterfalls with surrounding flora in autumn colors, on this morning I was not finding the pictures I had in mind. Once I covered the ground at the bottom of the falls I started to make my way up to the top to explore that area through my lens … Read it all .

Behind the image talk of an abstract flower photography image

July 19th, 2017

Behind the image talk of an abstract flower photography image

I always love to create Abstract Flower Photography images by using their beautiful forms and vivid colors to my advantage. In this picture I dismissed my usual Approach to Flower Photography as I already had my final image in mind. After setting up tripod and camera equipment I carefully explored the potential of the flower bouquet from all angles in front of me. It did not take long until I finally arrived at a composition that satisfied my original photographic goal. There was only little need to >>> LEARN MORE

How to Care for Photo Acrylic Prints

July 15th, 2017

How to Care for Photo Acrylic Prints

In my first 2 blog posts of this series we discussed how to protect and clean Aluminum Metal Prints and Canvas Prints. This week we will be discussing how to care for acrylic prints. Acrylic printing has a lustrous glossy finish showing off a depth and clarity to photo art that is incomparable. It takes the fine art of photography to an entire new level of modern art. Contemporary look, great color vibrancy with a near 3-D effect makes them an popular Interior Decorating Solution for public areas in hotel, sports bar, restaurant, lobby, and studio settings. Photo acrylic prints are also great for hanging in home or office and truly make for spectacular personal gifts. With proper care, acrylic prints will last for years, so you can fully enjoy and appreciate the artwork for many years to come:

1. Clean your acrylic print using a soft slightly water damp lint free cloth. Alternatively use high quality acrylic cleaners or an acrylic glass cleaner to maintain that glazing looking its best.

2. Avoid wiping the acrylic surface too hard as you may scratch the it. Consider scratch resistant acrylic when buying acrylic prints.

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Interior Design Quote of the Week

July 14th, 2017

Interior Design Quote of the Week

"When you put pictures on the walls, you see the greatest change in place." ~ Rita Konig

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Boston Skyline at Twilight

July 10th, 2017

Boston Skyline at Twilight

Post sunset is one of my favorite times to take photographs. I regularly go out and capture the Boston skyline at twilight on days that I am not occupied hunting for nature photographs. The best time is 20 to 30 minutes after the sun has set. The optimum light does not last long. Because twilight is hard to predict I set up my tripod and camera prior to the actual sunset and then fire away once the sun sets and disappears. This approach requires ... Read it All.

Behind the Photography Image Talk of Cape Cod Mayflower Beach

July 9th, 2017

Behind the Photography Image Talk of Cape Cod Mayflower Beach

I spent a couple of nights in Dennis on Cape Cod last week and was able to shoot during sunset on Mayflower Beach. There were a couple of photographers in their beach chairs patiently waiting for the light. When I passed by we chatted it up and we agreed that it wouldn't be much of a sunset tonight because the sun was about to disappear behind the clouds. Minutes after sunset twilight kicked in and I walked out into the Cape Cod Bay to a large boulder I spotted. The rock turned out to be a nice anchor for the viewer and an interesting ... LEARN MORE.

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Iconic Panorama Photography Picture of the New York Brooklyn Bridge

July 6th, 2017

Iconic Panorama Photography Picture of the New York Brooklyn Bridge

The Empire Fulton Ferry State Park right next to Brooklyn Bridge Park is a great photo location to photograph the New York skyline and take a panorama photography image of the Brooklyn Bridge. This image of this iconic New York landmark is comprised of 7 individual photographs taking in the wee hours and than stitched in photoshop to one large photography picture of the Brooklyn Bridge and New York City skyline. The clouds added some additional interest and the long exposure times created the silky water effects in the East River.

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Behind the Image Talk of Sunrise Photography Hello Boston

July 5th, 2017

Behind the Image Talk of Sunrise Photography Hello Boston

Memorial Drive is a great Boston sunrise photography spot. I often head over to the Cambridge site of the Charles River to capture the Back Bay skyline at twilight when its famous landmarks are illuminated by the night light. However, in the wee hours of the day, Boston looks different. The morning show started minutes before sunrise when the sky turned deep orange and continued after the sun hit the horizon. I equipped my camera with ... LEARN MORE.

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Historic New Orleans Canal Streetcar

July 5th, 2017

Historic New Orleans Canal Streetcar

Getting around in New Orleans by streetcar is one great way to the city of blues. There are multiple historic streetcars; the Canal Streetcar and is a favorite for tourists and locals alike. It travels from the bottom of Canal Street at the Mississippi River, passing Bourbon Street and traveling all the way up to the New Orleans Museum of Art at City Park. This Travel Photography image shows the famous red streetcar on Canal Street.

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Photographing Light published by Apogee Photo Magazine

June 28th, 2017

Photographing Light published by Apogee Photo Magazine

Learn from my photo magazine article "Photographing Light" how to create beautiful landscape, seascape, skyline, flower, and macro photography images with your camera as I guide you through my photography work process ~ published by Apogee Photo Magazine >>>
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Photos of Tall Ships at Sail Boston

June 26th, 2017

Photos of Tall Ships at Sail Boston

Boston Harbor makes for great photography during sunrise and sunset and offers many interesting subjects. Sail Boston and its arrival of 50 plus tall ships from around the world made it exceptional. My schedule allowed to head out one night and I played it save by exploring Fan Pier and the Boston waterfron for photo options. The Sail Boston even and tall ships did not disappoint - it was amazing to see them and photograph the boats. Explore my Boston Gallery and Massachusetts Gallery to see more photos of Sail Boston.

Story and Technique Behind the Image of Bass Harbor Head Light in Maine Acadia National Park

June 24th, 2017

Story and Technique Behind the Image of Bass Harbor Head Light in Maine Acadia National Park

Bass Harbor Head Light is a picturesque lighthouse located within the boundaries of Maine Acadia National Park on the southeast corner of Mount Desert Island (MDI). The lighthouse beautifully towers over the swirling Atlantic Ocean and granite seacoast, marking the entrance for ships to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. It is one of the most iconic scenery of ... >>> READ MORE

Charles River Sailing Boats and Boston Millennium Tower

June 22nd, 2017

Charles River Sailing Boats and Boston Millennium Tower

The Boston Charles River is famous for its stunning views of Beacon Hill and the Back Bay skyline. Many local and travel photographers are drawn to this hot spot in Cambridge. I am no different and I stop by Memorial Drive regularly, chasing the light for my next Pictures of Boston galleries addition. During my last Boston photo tour I arrived well before sunset and people in sailboats, kayaks, small motor boats and on paddle boats were still enjoying a beautiful summer day on the waters.

I set up on memorial Drive, not far from the Massachusetts Avenue bridge, for stunning views of the familiar Boston architecture and the new Millennium Tower at downtown crossing. Known as Millie, the building is a newcomer in the Boston cityscape and is the third Tallest Skyscraper in Boston. I incorporated sailboats and the skyline reflections as foreground features while the main subject of the Boston skyline was struck by the last light of the day, painting the city in warm hues. Aperture was set to f/11 resulting in an exposure time of 1/50 of a second at ISO200. A hand-held split neutral density filter balanced the darker Charles River scenery and skyline against the brighter sunset sky.

During post processing I followed my my routine workflow removing dust spots and imperfections, adjusting lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final Boston Charles River skyline photography image Charles River Sailboats with Boston Millennium Tower.

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41 Photography Quotes

June 17th, 2017

41 Photography Quotes

Photography is simply a function of noticing things. ~ Elliott Erwitt

Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies. ~ Diane Arbus

Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. Thats life! ~ John Sexton

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment thats gone forever, impossible to reproduce. ~ Karl Lagerfeld

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. ~ Ansel Adams

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Color Emotion for Your Artwork

June 15th, 2017

Color Emotion for Your Artwork

When I am out and about pursuing nature photography I am almost always instinctively attracted by the strong colors of a photographic object. This is the decisive moment for me when I decide it is worthwhile to pull out my camera and tripod to capture a natural delight. I am much more aware of colors and their effect on people then I used to be and I try to use them to my photographic advantage. For example, one connects the color red with energy, danger, strength and power but also with passion, desire and love as often conveyed in red roses. Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's connected with joy, happiness and Read it All.

Behind the Nature Photography Image of The Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park

June 12th, 2017

Behind the Nature Photography Image of The Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park

The Flume in Franconia Notch State Park is a natural gorge in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The beautiful cascading Flume Brok, a mountain stream, flows through this narrow canyon. The Flume Gorge is at the base of Mt. Liberty and about 800 feet long. The covered Conway granite walls rise up to 90 feet and are covered in moss, flowers and ferns. Positioned at the bottom of the gorge I equipped my camera with a wide angle lens to capture this magical place in its complete glory. A polarizing filter eliminated unwanted glare on the flora and granite walls. Combined with the low light a Long Exposure Photography image was easily achievable, thereby creating silky waters streams of the tumbling Flume Brook waters.

During digital post processing I cleaned up the image from dust spots, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final New Hampshire photo image of Flume Gorge.

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Inspiration, Technique And Location of Photography Image Boston Night

June 11th, 2017

East Boston provides one of the best photo locations for Boston Skyline Photography at sunset. The sun usually sinks behind the cityscape and turns the sky into a mixture of blue and orange. The calm Boston Harbor waters this night made for a beautiful reflection which I incorporated as a foreground feature to add more visual interest for the viewer to explore.

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Behind the Boston Photography Image - 75 State Street, One International Place and Zakim Bridge

June 4th, 2017

Behind the Boston Photography Image - 75 State Street, One International Place and Zakim Bridge

I always get super pumped when I discover a new Boston Skyline location. This one was on my bucket list for many years. The evening light on my visit was beautiful and a clear blue sky was predominant. Parking was surprisingly easy and the best photo location to capture my vision of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, the Custom House of Boston, One International Place and parts of the TD Bank North Garden in one image was only steps away. I set up tripod and equipped my camera with a Canon 70-200mm and 1.4x tele converter, making it an approximately 420 telezoom lens. Landscape versus Portrait format is one of the first decisions that a photographer must make after finding a suitable location and subject. In this case I both formats worked and I ended up shooting both that night. Once I adjusted my zoom lens to my final composition I battled another challenge; trucks and cars driving past close and ... LEARN MORE.

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You Shine Like A Star - Nauset Light Night Photography

June 2nd, 2017

You Shine Like A Star - Nauset Light Night Photography

Nauset Light in Eastham, MA on Cape Cod is one of New England's most iconic lighthouses. The red and white structure stands tall atop Nauset Beach and the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is well known as the logo for Cape Cod Potato Chips and also goes by Nauset Beach Light. The famous lighthouse makes for a great photography subjects at any time of the day. I recently ventured out to capture the lighthouse at night under a sky full of stars.

At daylight the parking lot is filled with beach lovers and parking is a hassle; arriving at sunrise, sunset or night makes it a no-hassle activity and free. It's a short walk across the street and you can get to work right away.

That night mostly clear sky was dominant, perfect for star and night photography of Nauset Light. I quickly set up tripod and camera gear and got to work. I used my Canon 7D with a 10-22mm lens set at f/3.5. The shutter speed was 20 seconds at ISO1600. During post -processing of the lighthouse photo I minimized noise, adjusted white balance, lighting, color saturation and contrast. Before sharpening the final image I removed dust spots, imperfection and further minimized digital noise.

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The Dark Side of Boston

June 1st, 2017

The Dark Side of Boston

Capturing the Boston Skyline at various times of the day has become a top priority for me. I love the quietude of a early morning shoot when I have the city almost for myself. Late afternoon into twilight provide beautiful lighting and one can feel the energy of Boston and its people coming alive. Once the twilight has passed there is no need to pack up our gear. The nightlight provides the photographer with fabulous photo opportunities as well. I like how the dark sky makes the city lights and neon signs pop in front of it. Headlights and rear lights of moving cars commuting into Boston turn into white and red stripes respectively. Effectively used those lines make for great compositional elements that lead a viewer into and through a photography image. A solid tripod, manual focus, low ISO settings and utilizing camera self timer or a remote release device are essential for successful night photography of skylines. I discovered this new location a few weeks back and made a couple of trips there. It is amazing how Route 1 and the Tobin Bridge with its constant traffic lead into the city. The view also allows to capture iconic Landmarks of Boston such as the Bunker Hill Bridge, Prudential Center and the TD Bank North Garden.

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How to Take Care of Photography Aluminum Metal Prints

May 29th, 2017

How to Take Care of Photography Aluminum Metal Prints

I am starting a new photo blog series where I provide some guidance on taking care of your
Photography Art Investments. In this first installment I will be talking about the do's and don't's of taking care of your photography aluminum metal prints so you can enjoy it for many years to come. In the coming weeks and following blog posts I will further discuss canvas prints, photo prints and acrylic prints.

A photography aluminum print brings artworks to life, it's stylish and adds depth. The high gloss of photo metal prints complement the rich colors of any photography image to produce the most stunning results. So how do you get the most out of those art prints?

- Do not put an aluminum print face down on a hard surface as you may scratch its surface.

- Do not drop it as the metal print may get dented.

- Clean an aluminum print by gently wiping it using only a soft dry cloth.

- Do not use Windex or other cleaning solvents. A cloth dampened with water may be used on occasion, but only when necessary.

- Display prints with care. When resting on a surface, edges of a print may get worn over time and cause damage.

- An aluminum print shows best when it is viewed at eye level using indirect or ambient light.

- Aluminum prints look well in dim lit areas and are a perfect solution when decorating dark corners in any room where nothing else works.

- Do not use a spotlight to enhance the viewing of a print, it bounces off the metal and usually washes out the image.

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The Wayside Inn Grist Mill in Sudbury Central Massachusetts

May 28th, 2017

The Wayside Inn Grist Mill in Sudbury Central Massachusetts

The Wayside Inn Grist Mill in Sudbury Massachusetts on a beautiful spring morning. I am glad I hung around a bit since the sky finally opened and the scenery became alive. The warm morning sunlight painted the tree canopies in beautiful spring colors which stand in nice contrast with the darker foreground of the historic landmark. A long exposure setting conveys the flowing water of the brook in front of the scenic New England view and across the waterfall at the Sudbury Grist Mill.

Sudbury Grist Mill photography images are available as museum quality photo, canvas, acrylic, wood or metal prints. Wall art prints may be framed and matted to the individual liking and room decor needs.

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Historic Boston Fish Pier

May 7th, 2017

Historic Boston Fish Pier

Last week I photographed another Boston historic landmark, The Boston Fish Pier. This Boston waterfront landmark in the buzzing Seaport district is one of the oldest continuously working fish piers in the United States of America. The historic Boston Fish Pier is in operation since 1914 and is now owned by Massport since 1972. The Port of Boston waterfront landmark provides berthing space for regional fishermen and is home to the fish auction. To today fishing and fish processing remains ... LEARN MORE.

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20 Examples of Magical New York Photography

May 7th, 2017

20 Examples of Magical New York Photography

20 Examples of magnificent New York photography of city skyline views, cityscape architecture and historic landmarks at night, dusk and dawn. Photographs were taken during my recent travels to the Big Apple and all travel photography images of New York City are available as decorative photo art prints on canvas, acrylic, metal or standard high quality photo papers - matted, framed or print only >>> HERE.

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Virtual Tour through Boston Fenway Park

May 6th, 2017

Virtual Tour through Boston Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox are having another challenging season but fans around New England and the world are hopeful for a continuous turnaround after the All-Star game. It's so much fun to watch the talent and young kids to grow and develop. Always wanted to experience Fenway Park? Take the virtual Boston Fenway Park Tour now - enjoy!

Go Sox!

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Photography Story and Technique Behind the Image of Boston Night

May 3rd, 2017

Photography Story and Technique Behind the Image of Boston Night

Opposite of Boston downtown and its financial district across the Boston Harbor is East Boston. East Boston provides tremendous Boston Skyline Views from where one can admire the skyline and the many boats crossing the Boston harbor. Using water reflections in a composition to lead a viewer into and through a picture is a very effective compositional element. In this latest night photography image I used this feature to guide the viewer into the Boston cityscape and towards its historic architecture landmark of the Custom House of Boston. Clear blue sky made for a picture perfect photography night out with a beautiful skyline reflection.

Aperture in this image was f/14 with an exposure time of 30 seconds at ISO100. During my routine image processing steps in Photoshop I removed dust spots, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final Boston Night photography image.

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How to Maintain Museum Quality Photography Fine Art Prints

May 1st, 2017

How to Maintain Museum Quality Photography Fine Art Prints

Museum quality fine art photography prints are created on acid-free papers with archival inks to guarantee that your prints last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. Matte paper is long-lasting and versatile. It's ideal for high contrast and crisp reproductions. Glossy finish shows off your photo art with luxuriant depth and vivid colors. My limited signed edition collection prints are printed on museum quality LightJet Fuji paper that last longer than a lifetime. I work with a local photo lab in Massachusetts that provides these high quality, long lasting fine art prints and where I can stop by, and discuss the final prints. Please Contact Me direct for pricing and delivery of limited signed edition photography artworks.

With the appropriate care, photography prints will last for years, so you can fully enjoy and appreciate the artwork for many years to come:

1. Dust your photos print with a clean, soft cloth to prevent dust build up. Do not wipe dust spots of with your fingers as it will be very abrasive and scratchy to the surface of your Photography Art.

2. Do not use any cleaning products or water since the chemicals may permanently damage your photography prints.

3. Avoid blowing on your prints because you may inadvertently leave water droplets and >>> LEARN MORE & GET THE OTHER 5 TIPS

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Publication with Visiting New England on How to Photograph Boston Landmarks

April 23rd, 2017

Publication with Visiting New England on How to Photograph Boston Landmarks

I released a new article on historic landmarks of Boston photography with plenty to the point photo tips and inspiring photos of Boston. Hope you get a chance to check it out and share - thanks so much! LEARN MORE.

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Photography 101 - Understanding Depth of Field

April 16th, 2017

Photography 101 - Understanding Depth of Field

Experimenting with Depth of Field (DOF) - Make sure your focus point is spot on. Note that DOF falls approximately 1/3 in front and 2/3 past the focus point. The aperture setting provides the photographer with a creative and powerful tool that can be used to maximize or >>> LEARN MORE.

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Interior Design Decorating Tip of The Week

April 13th, 2017

Interior Design Decorating Tip of The Week

"The best interior designer can decorate your home, but without pictures on the walls it will lack a dimension that I find so important" ~ Rita Koenig

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20 Examples of Amazing Boston Long Exposure Photography

April 12th, 2017

20 Examples of Amazing Boston Long Exposure Photography

Boston is an excellent city for the local and traveling photographers. Beantown is packed with picturesque landmarks; charming neighborhoods like Back Bay, Charlestown or Beacon Hill and its old and modern architecture make for great cityscape photography at all times of day. I often head out at twilight to capture the Boston skyline at night. Here is a small selection of beautiful Boston Long Exposure Photography images - enjoy!

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Old State House and Clock Tower of Boston

April 10th, 2017

Old State House and Clock Tower of Boston

The Old State House in Boston is a historic building that many local and traveling photographers visit to capture in a beautiful picture that lasts a lifetime. It is a challenging undertaking as it is buried in modern and old architecture. The Custom House of Boston with its Clock Tower is dominates the cityscape. I tried many compositions and decided that Landscape over Portrait Format works best. Busy State Street and Washington Street intersect next to the State House and it is not easy to capture an image at those long exposures without any >>> LEARN MORE

Maintaining the Aesthetic Quality of your Photography Canvas Prints

April 8th, 2017

Maintaining the Aesthetic Quality of your Photography Canvas Prints

This weeks topic is taking care of your canvas Photography Art Investments. Taking properly care of your treasured canvas art print is easy! Below are a few tips that will help you to appropriately maintain your fine art investment so you can fully enjoy and appreciate your Canvas Prints for many years to come:

- Avoid direct sunlight as it breaks down the paper that the canvas print is printed on. It also may cause discoloration and fading. Use soft lighting such as artificial light to avoid discoloration and break down of the canvas print.

- Keep moisture in form of humidity low in the area where you hang the artwork. Humidity easily may damage canvas prints as it may cause mold and mildew on the canvas print and eventually resulting in significant damage or total loss of your valuable Photography Art.

- Remove dust carefully and regularly using clean, soft, and dry material as it will negatively impact the aesthetic quality of your canvas print. Avoid using a rough and heavy cloth to wipe away dust. Avoid using chemical cleaners to get rid of dust.

- Clean dirt spots on a canvas by lightly dampening a clean cloth with water and gently wiping the surface and sides of the canvas print.

- Do not continuously wipe your Photography Canvas Print too hard in the same area as you may cause damage to the layers of protective coating and ink.

- Avoid pressing down too hard on the canvas as you may leave an impression that remains permanent.

- Do not place anything on top of the canvas and avoid laying your canvas print upside down with the artwork facing down. You risk damaging your Artworks and eventually loosing it.

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Interior Design Solution

April 6th, 2017

Interior Design Solution

"My space is all about fun, function and colors." ~ Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau

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Photography 101 - Depth of Field

April 1st, 2017

Photography 101 - Depth of Field

Depth of field or DoF relates to the parts of a photograph that are in full focus and show acceptable details. We, as photographers, have control over the amount of depth of field in a photograph and depending on our photographic or artistic goals we may vary one or all of ... Learn More.

15 Photo Tips for Enhanced Spring Flower Photography

March 29th, 2017

15 Photo Tips for Enhanced Spring Flower Photography

This week spring will be in full swing here in Boston. Temperatures will be soaring and it is that time of the year that I look so much forward to during the cold long New England winters. It is exciting and inspiring to come across the first snowdrops; crocuses bloom shortly thereafter in flashing yellow, purple and white. It is this beautiful reawakening of nature when I get ready for outdoor photography. In this blog post I compiled 15 spring flower photo tips that should inspire and help you capturing these precious spring and floral moments around your house, garden, parks and arboretums. >>> Learn More.

Photo Guide to Better Boston Photography Images

March 20th, 2017

Photo Guide to Better Boston Photography Images

PHOTO GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL CITYSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - This photo guide compiles to the point photo tips for better Boston skyline photos and landmark photography at all times of the day and year. The e-book provides info on camera gear and where, how and when to capture skyline photography images. The importance of light is discussed and the behind the shot sections talk about circumstances, technique, settings and post processing work flows. It all rounds up with a list of the 20 best Boston photography locations and a cheat sheet for your next city photo adventure. Convinced - Please click the right image and click the "Buy Now " button. Follow direction for payment and immediate download. LEARN MORE.

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Fog Photography Image Tips

March 8th, 2017

Fog Photography Image Tips

Photo Tips for better photography picture in foggy and misty conditions:

Photo Tip #1: The camera meter is easily tricked by fog. Metering without compensation will underexpose the fog photography picture. Therefore we have to adjust the exposure. A good ballpark number is +1 stop and exposure bracket at or 1/3 stops.

Photo Tip #2: The autofocus system of your camera has a hard time finding a focus point in foggy conditions. Switch to manual focus instead and use the magnifying feature, properly adjusting the focus and pinpoint it on the spot.

Photo Tip #3: Incorporating foreground features in our compositions will make for better and more interesting photography images. Ensure your elements in front of your lens are in focus; those elements will become your main subjects while the rest of the composition disappears into the foggy scenery.

Photo Tip #4: Avoid camera shake by using a tripod. One also might increase the ISO setting to increase shutter speeds for a better chance of a quality image when hand-holding the camera.

Photo Tip #5: Routinely check your lens for water droplets or condensation keep the gear dry; those droplets do not make for a better photograph.

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Boston in Fall

March 6th, 2017

Boston in Fall

Boston is a great destination for tourists and photographers alike. The largest city north of New York City on the East coast of the United States of America offers so many sites to explore and there is really no best time to visit. New England is famous for its abundant fall foliage season and autumn with its vibrant colors is one of my most favorite times of the year. I look forward to it year-round and it is way to short. Autumn in Boston is particular special as the historic sites and city skyline is submerged into a carpet of colorful and plentiful colors of fall. Hope you had the chance to experience fall foliage in Boston and New England at some point or you have plans to do so! Join me on this virtual road trip and >>> EXPERIENCE MORE

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Boston Nightlight - Latest Boston Skyline Photography from the Hub

February 20th, 2017

Boston Nightlight - Latest Boston Skyline Photography from the Hub

Boston Nightlight was taken from a new location that I recently scouted while driving home from a fun trip to Hunts Photo & Video in Melrose, MA.

It is always very exiting to explore a new spot that shows Boston from a different angle and in a new light. I haven't seen this view of the Hub online yet but I am sure other photographers have discovered it as well. Equipped with my longest Canon prime lens and a 1.4x telezoom extender I made my way over. The lens was just right and framed this Boston skyline view perfectly. Upon arrival I set up and patiently waited for the magic of twilight to appear. It still amazes me when the short moment of perfect balance between>>> READ MORE

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High Resolution GigaPan Boston Panorama Photography

December 19th, 2016

High Resolution GigaPan Boston Panorama Photography

I often visit Memorial Drive to photograph the Boston Skyline as it provides ample views of the city and its landmarks. It is amazing me when city lights and twilight merge as one and an unforgettable magic unfolds - it never gets old! On my last photo trip I went to a photo location that provides one of the best Boston skyline views with the Prudential Center, John Hancock Tower and the famous Citgo sign in Fenway.

The night was beautiful clear night and the light after sunset was incredible gorgeous. Equipped with a GigaPan technology, Canon D7 and a 70-200mm set at 100mm I captured 35 photographs to be stitched in a Boston skyline panorama gigapixel image when I >>> LEARN MORE

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Experience Cape Cod Bay Sunset at Day Ends

November 29th, 2016

I regularly visit the beaches of Cape Cod Bayfor sunset photography. Cape Cod sunsets never disappoint. No difference on one of my latest trips where I photographed at Skaket Beach. This was a new beach and it took a bit of time and exploring before settling on a pleasing composition. I finally succeeded when I found some nice beach grass leading into the picture. While the sun was nearing the horizon colors in the sky exploded. A saturated blue with clouds colored in pink and orange dominated the sky. The spectacle was beautifully reflected in the Cape Cod Bay and beach. I used a split ND filter to balance the bright sunset sky with the darker foreground directly in front of me. Aperture setting was f/14 providing a shutter speed of a second at ISO100. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, contrast, color saturation before removing imperfections and sharpening the final Cape Cod photography image of
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Experience Cape Cod Bay Sunset at Day Ends

November 29th, 2016

I regularly visit the beaches of Cape Cod Bayfor sunset photography. Needless to say sunsets never disappoint here. No difference on one of my latest trips where I photographed at Skaket Beach. This was a new beach and it took a bit of time and exploring before settling on a pleasing composition. I finally succeeded when I found some nice beach grass leading into the picture. While the sun was nearing the horizon colors in the sky exploded. A saturated blue with clouds colored in pink and orange dominated the sky. The spectacle was beautifully reflected in the Cape Cod Bay and beach. I used a split ND filter to balance the bright sunset sky with the darker foreground directly in front of me. Aperture setting was f/14 providing a shutter speed of a second at ISO100. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, contrast, color saturation before removing imperfections and sharpening the final Cape Cod photography image of
Day Ends
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Experience Cape Cod Bay Sunset at Day Ends

November 29th, 2016

Experience Cape Cod Bay Sunset at Day Ends

I regularly visit the beaches of Cape Cod Bayfor sunset photography. Needless to say sunsets never disappoint here. No difference on one of my latest trips where I photographed at Skaket Beach. This was a new beach and it took a bit of time and exploring before settling on a pleasing composition. I finally succeeded when I found some nice beach grass leading into the picture. While the sun was nearing the horizon colors in the sky exploded. A saturated blue with clouds colored in pink and orange dominated the sky. The spectacle was beautifully reflected in the Cape Cod Bay and beach. I used a split ND filter to balance the bright sunset sky with the darker foreground directly in front of me. Aperture setting was f/14 providing a shutter speed of a second at ISO100. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, contrast, color saturation before removing imperfections and sharpening the final Cape Cod photography image of
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The Making of Boston Dark as Night

November 26th, 2016

The Making of Boston Dark as Night

Boston offers many photo ops for the local and travel photography enthusiast. There are plenty of historic landmarks and architectural marvels around. The skyline can be admired from many spots. One hot spot for Boston Skyline Photography is Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. I love this area because it easily allows adjusting on the go. The other night I photographed into the night. While the sky turned dark, the city lights provided an interesting contrast. The icing on the cake was a really calm Charles River that I haven't experienced in quite some time. The windless night and quiet waters made for an excellent skyline reflection. Aperture in this picture was set at f/11, providing an exposure time of 20 seconds at ISO200. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before removing imperfections and sharpening the final Boston skyline image of Dark as Night

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Massachusetts Fall Foliage and Great Blue Heron at South Natick Sargent Footbridge

October 31st, 2016

Massachusetts Fall Foliage and Great Blue Heron at South Natick Sargent Footbridge

Central Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area has many attractions that travelers are drawn to. New England fall foliage in this neck of the woods arrives mid to late October. No difference this year. I finally explored the possibilities of a wooden arch bridge that spans the Charles River. This footbridge is known as Sargent Footbridge
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Cape Ann Harmony - Seascape Fine Art Photography from North of Boston

August 30th, 2016

Cape Ann Harmony - Seascape Fine Art Photography from North of Boston

In recent weeks I have been exploring and chasing the light on Cape Ann, located just a short drive north of Boston. Singing Beach is one of my favorite beaches in New England as it hidden by a scenic cliff.

Early morning is a great time to be at this location and make the best of a sunrise adventure. Beach crowds haven't arrived yet and the lighting is beautiful during dawn. This seascape photography image was taken only minutes before the sun peaked above the horizon. The sky was beautifully painted in orange and blue hues while the Atlantic Ocean surf gently greeted the sand.

I set up tripod and gear near the incoming ocean waters while studying any obviously patterns and getting wet feet. Once I composed a pleasing composition of the sea view I waited for the right wave to hit the beach.

Aperture was set to f/11 allowing an exposure time of 1/20 of a second at ISO100. A split ND filter balanced the light in the darker foreground against the brighter and colorful sky. During post processing I removed dust spots and other imperfections, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Cape Ann Harmony.

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What is the tallest Building in Boston?

August 7th, 2016

What is the tallest Building in Boston?

1. John Hancock Tower
The John Hancock Tower is the tallest skyscraper in Boston at 790 feet and 60 floors. The tower was recently renamed to 200 Clarendon. It is also known as the Plywood Palace or John Hancock Building. This jewel of modern architecture is best photographed from Memorial Drive or the parking garage at the Museum of Science. In both locations one can create beautiful reflections of the tower in the Charles River. I like to capture the tallest building with the second tallest skyscraper in Boston.

2. Boston Prudential Center
The Pru is the second largest building in Boston at 750 feet tall and 52 floors. I really like the facades of this 1968 constructed building and how it towers over Back Bay. As 200 Clarendon, the Boston Prudential Center is best photographed from the Cambridge side of the Charles River and the parking garage of the Museum of Science.

3. The Millennium Tower
The Millennium Tower in Boston was recently constructed at downtown crossing and reaches 690 feet into the sky across 60 floors. This modern skyscraper is also know now as Millie and it blends beautifully in the existing Boston skyline. I am still exploring the best locations to photograph this new architectural gem but Memorial Drive is definitely on that list.

Boston fine art photography pictures are available as museum quality photo prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints or metal prints. Fine Art Prints may be framed and matted to the individual liking and decorating needs.

Photos of Boston are also available for photo image licensing through Roth Galleries.

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Sunset Nature Photography at Echo Lake in Maine Acadia National Park

July 4th, 2016

Sunset Nature Photography at Echo Lake in Maine Acadia National Park

Echo Lake in Maine Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island- south of Somesville and just a short drive north of Southwest Harbor. The fresh water lake is shadowed by the soaring Beech Cliffs that rise vertically from the banks of the lake. Visiting the lake at sunset makes for a peaceful and calm outdoor experience. The views of the lake with the mountains is straight out of a magazine. I stopped here a couple of times but never captured the photography image I envisioned. On my most recent photo tour to Acadia National Park I was on my way to a different location but was running late and about to miss the magic light. I spontaneously decided to stop at this nature delight and take my chances. I knew about the rocks and figured it should make for great composition when effectively used as dominant foreground features that lead the viewer into the picture.

Upon arrival I found my spot and set up tripod and camera. A wide angle lens provided the extensive view of the lake with surrounding mountains. In order to overcome the high contrast between dark foreground and bright sky I applied a Graduated Neutral Density Filter in the field. In addition a Neutral Density Filter lengthened the overall exposure to multiple seconds. Aperture setting was f/8, providing a long exposure value of 30 seconds at ISO400.

Using photoshop I combined 3 photos with different exposure times into a final HDR Photography image. During post processing I removed image imperfections, adjusted lighting, color saturation and contrast before sharpening the final image of Echo Lake.

This classic New England fine art photography picture is available as museum quality photo prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints or metal prints. Fine Art Prints may be framed and matted to the individual liking and decorating needs.

This nature photography picture is also available for photo image licensing through Roth Galleries.

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Maine Acadia National Park Bass Harbor Light Seascape Photography Art

June 18th, 2016

Maine Acadia National Park Bass Harbor Light Seascape Photography Art

Maine Acadia National Park Bass Harbor Head Light is arguable one of the Most Scenic New England Lighthouses. The picturesque lighthouse is located on beautiful Mount Desert Island within Maine Acadia National Park on the southeast corner of MDI. The lighthouse beautifully towers over the swirling Atlantic Ocean and seacoast, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. Bass Harbor lighthouse is dramatically located on the edge of rugged cliffs.

This classic New England lighthouse photography image is available as museum quality photography prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints or metal prints. Fine Art Prints may be framed and matted to the individual liking and decorating needs. The photograph is also available for Image Licensing through Roth Galleries.

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Bass Harbor Light Accepted into the Prestigious Fine Art Exhibition The National

June 10th, 2016

Bass Harbor Light Accepted into the Prestigious Fine Art Exhibition The National

New England photography Historic Bass Harbor Lighthouse has been selected into the fine art exhibit as part of the Cape Cod Art Association's 2016 exhibit "The National". This annual open juried exhibition embraces talent from across the United States and is always one of CCAAs biggest and most prestigious fine art gallery exhibits of the year. Any subject matter was considered and jurors take special consideration of the pieces that fit the theme for Best American Landscape. All artwork will be for sale.

The art exhibit is organized by the Cape Cod Art Association and runs from July 11, 2016 through August 21, 2016.

Regular gallery hours: Monday through Saturday - 9AM until 4PM, Sunday 12PM until 4PM.

The beautifully galleries of the Cape Cod Art Association are located at: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630.

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." - HENRY D. THOREAU

2016 Boston University Commencement Gigapan Photography Image

May 30th, 2016

2016 Boston University Commencement Gigapan Photography Image

In May 2016 I photographed myself and nearly 30,000 Boston University students, faculty, friends and family members at Nickerson Field during the 2016 BU Commencement. Commencement speaker Nina Tassler delivered an inspiring and engaging commencement speech.

The Gigapan system allows taking hundreds or thousands of photos that are stitched into a high-resolution image in post processing. The Gigapan is ideal to capture crowds at events such as commencements, graduations or sport games. The final result is an amazingly detailed image that is fun to explore and interactive to have the viewer glued to the screen. Zoom, explore and Find Mein this high-resolution photography image of the 2016 Boston University Commencement photo!


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Creating Flower Fine Art Photography Through Backlighting

December 15th, 2015

Creating Flower Fine Art Photography Through Backlighting

Backlighting is achieved when the subject is lit from behind. It is the most spectacular light we can aim for. It works magically in macro Photography where the high contrast makes the photographic subject glow from within. It can be beautifully used with translucent ... LEARN MORE.

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Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale Massachusetts

September 9th, 2015

Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale Massachusetts

Woodland Golf Club photography from my scenic New England Galleries. The image shows the historic club house and greens in front of it on a beautiful summer night at twilight. The golf course was designed by Donald Ross and the home club of Francis Quimet. This golfing club is located in Newton, MA bordered by Wellesley, Weston and Natick. Local and visiting golfers from around the world are ... LEARN MORE.

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Photo Tips - Stir all attention towards the main photography subject

July 13th, 2015

Photo Tips - Stir all attention towards the main photography subject

How do I get this done?

1. Get in closer
2. Use selective focus
3. Take advantage of bright color or light on the main subject

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Exploring New England at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial

July 6th, 2015

Exploring New England at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Worcester, MA is only a short 45 minute drive west along the Massachusetts turnpike and I frequently visit the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary to pursue macro photography. Worcester is a great town and has many interesting areas to explore. One area is Green Hill Park that can be easily reached via the Skyline Drive. At the end of the road there is a small petting zoo, a pond next to the Green Hill golf course and the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a powerful monument providing a place of dignity and quietude in a natural location for reflection, teaching and learning. The memorial is designed in three sections; place of flags, place of words and place of names.

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Behind the Photograph of Tulips Flower Photography

July 3rd, 2015

Behind the Photograph of Tulips Flower Photography

I always love when I find a Floral Photography object that I can easily isolate against an attractive background. Some of my last pictures of this kind I found in the beautiful and inspiring Boston Public Garden. I always had this location on my bucket list but never timed it properly. This time I got it right and tulips in all colors were in full bloom. Overnight rain showers drenched the tulips in raindrops and >>> LEARN MORE

Digital Photography Tips

June 14th, 2015

Digital Photography Tips

Photo Tip #4 of 20: Be clear on your photographic subject and try to tell a story with a single or multiple photography images. A photograph has the ability to evoke emotion, mood, ideas and messages. Those are all important elements of telling a story. >>> Find More Photography Tips

Red Sox Home Opener

April 13th, 2015

Red Sox Home Opener

Finally baseball is back in Boston - Red Sox home opener couldn't have been more fun: Great weather, Red Sox win, all around a great day!

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Accepted into The Fine Art of Photography Exhibition

April 4th, 2015

Accepted into The Fine Art of Photography Exhibition

Electric Boston, Welcome to the Great City of Boston and Flower Abstraction from my award winning Fine Art Photography galleries were accepted into the 5th annual juried photography exhibition: The Fine Art of Photography. The highly competitive photography exhibition features the work of many photo artists including my 3 beautifully framed and signed LightJet photography Fine Art prints of Electric Boston, Welcome to the Great City of Boston and Flower Abstraction.

The photo art exhibit is organized by the Plymouth Center for the Arts and runs from April 03, 2015 through May 02, 2015. The beautifully restored 1902 Russell Library gallery and 18th century Lindens building are just steps from historic Plymouth Rock and Plymouths waterfront on North Street. The Plymouth Center for the Arts is located at 11 North Street, Plymouth MA, 02360 and open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

For further information about my award winning photography art including dates and times of exhibitions, art shows, work shops and other venues, please visit my website at Roth Galleries.

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Quote of the Day 89 of 365

March 30th, 2015

Quote of the Day 89 of 365

"Peace is a daily commitment." ~ Pope Francis

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Images from the New England Patriots Parade in Boston

February 7th, 2015

Images from the New England Patriots Parade in Boston

I joined Patriots Nation and celebrated with the Super Bowl champions New England Patriots in Boston today. It was a blast taking Photos of the Patriots Parade and seeing everybody partying and having a good time!

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Quote of the Day

January 24th, 2015

Quote of the Day

"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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Congratulations to the Boston 2024 Summer Olympic Campaign

January 19th, 2015

Congratulations to the Boston 2024 Summer Olympic Campaign

Boston never disappoints and it's been another exiting time to be in town. The city successfully advanced in the run for hosting the 2024 Olympic Summer Games; now competing on the international level to bring the games into town. What a blessing for the city of Boston and wonderful success for the Boston 2024 campaign. Hopefully Boston can go all the way - congrats!

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Quote of the Day

January 4th, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Miracles happen every day." ~ Deepak Chopra

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Quote of the Day

January 2nd, 2015

Quote of the Day

"The deepest love is often hidden." ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo

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Quote of the Day

January 1st, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~ Albert Einstein

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2014 Best of New York City Photography

December 25th, 2014

2014 Best of New York City Photography

New York City is always worth a trip - be it for entertainment, people watching at Central Park or cityscape photography. Join me on this virtual tour to NYC and some of the Best Skyline photography of the Big Apple

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Photo Tip - All About That Base - Tripod

November 23rd, 2014

Photo Tip - All About That Base - Tripod

After purchasing a camera and lenses, a steady tripod is one of the next most important investments for a photographer. High quality photography images are rarely accomplished when a camera is hand held. A tripod is a must have photography gear for low light skyline, landscape or seascape photography during the early morning, late afternoon and evening. During twilight or night photography exposure times become even longer and it will be all about that base. It is a must for long exposure photography when creating silky water effects of brooks, rivers or waterfalls and it often comes in handy for shooting wildlife and macro photographs. It also is necessary when we experimenting with impressionistic or abstract photography and I >>> LEARN MORE

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New England Covered Bridges

October 25th, 2014

New England Covered Bridges

New England is famous for its covered bridges and they make for excellent photography subjects. Some are easy to photograph while others are more challenging. The easiest are the ones in a scenic, non-obstructive environment setting, the hardest ones are in a more urban, difficult to isolate environment. Especially autumn makes for great New England Covered Bridge photography as the backdrop is often submerged in abundant fall colors. Join me on this virtual road trip and >>> EXPERIENCE MORE

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Autumn Photography Tip 10 of 11

October 15th, 2014

Autumn Photography Tip 10 of 11

Autumn Photography Tip 10 of 11: Instead of or in combination with a polarizing filter saturate and intensify colors by underexposing your Autumn Photos slightly. >>> Find more PHOTO TIPS

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Better Photography Tip 1 of 15

October 12th, 2014

Better Photography Tip 1 of 15

Photo Tip #1: Find your lens sweet spot where it produces sharpest and best quality photographs per manufacturer design. Check photography review sites like Digital Photography Review to find out anything and everything about your photo lens >>> Find more photography inspiration and PHOTO TIPS

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Autumn Photo Tip 8 of 11

October 12th, 2014

Autumn Photo Tip 8 of 11

Photo Tip 8 of 11: Photograph during the morning or afternoon when light is at its best and leaves are sun-kissed by the beautiful sunlight thereby illuminating the colors of Fall Foliage >>> Find more PHOTO TIPS

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I wonder what it is like to be a Rainmaker

September 12th, 2014

I wonder what it is like to be a Rainmaker

A week ago severe thunderstorms ripped through New England and Boston from late afternoon into the night. I always wanted to photograph the Boston Skyline at twilight with lightning flashes and saw great potential to finally capture my vision in a photo. Approximately an hour before nightfall I made my way over to the Museum of Science parking location. The upper parking deck is a fabulous skyline photo location at all times and I figured if I pick the one beneath I would be safe, dry and still get a decent view of the city. Turned out I was pretty much right. Upon arrival I set up tripod and camera a few feet away from the building edge so rain would hit my lens. A Canon 28-70 zoom lens allowed for some compositional flexibility and all what was left was patiently waiting for the lightning show to start. It didnt take long when the sky turned completely dark and the lightning and thunder rolled in. I immediately started shooting but it was a bit dicey when the storm unfolded right above me. A couple of times I crawled back into the car because lightning was followed by immediate thunder and I was >>> LEARN MORE

MR Twenty Message on Prudential Center in Boston

September 7th, 2014

MR Twenty Message on Prudential Center in Boston

On my way home from a Boston Skyline Photography shoot on 06 September 2014 I noticed the Prudential Center being lit up with the message MR 20! when I crossed over the BU bridge. I was quite puzzled by it but immediately decided to stop and capture it in a photograph. It is a familar location that I often frequent when looking to photograph the full moon across the city or Boston at sunrise. I therefore already knew what to expect and how to compose a pleasing photo of Boston with the message on The Pru. I took my time setting up tripod, camera and >>> LEARN MORE

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Awarded Highly Commended in the 2013 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Photo Contest

June 9th, 2014

Awarded Highly Commended in the 2013 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Photo Contest

I am honored to announce that my New England photography achieved Highly Commended honors during the final round of judging by a Panel of World Famous Photographers at the 2013 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year photo contest. 7 photo images made it into the semi finals and 4 made it through as contest finalists where winners, runner ups and highly commended honors were selected. The contest received thousands of entries from 34 countries around the world.

The winners were announced on 30 May 2014 in the USA Today print edition and online. Popular Photography featured the main prize winners on 1st June online and in a feature article and winners gallery in their July edition of Popular Photography. The photo magazine hit the News stands on 7th June and subscribers doormats on 1st June 2014. Winners, runner ups and highly commended photography artworks are featured in the Winners Gallery on the contest's official website.

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Macro Photography Tip - Pick the right aperture setting to achieve sufficient Depth of Field

May 7th, 2014

Macro Photography Tip - Pick the right aperture setting to achieve sufficient Depth of Field

What is the appropriate aperture setting?

Small apertures are set by choosing large f/stop numbers like f/11 and larger. Those camera settings provide maximum depth of field.

Large apertures on the other hand (small f-stop number like f/5.6 and smaller) minimize depth of field.

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Behind the Image of Wallfahrtskirche Mariaort, Germany

May 4th, 2014

Behind the Image of Wallfahrtskirche Mariaort, Germany

On our last trip to Europe we mastered a long journey from Linz, Austria to Amsterdam, Netherlands. It turned out to be a grueling long drive but came with one of the greatest and most memorable adventures on our entire 3 country Europe tour.

The total driving distance from Linz to Amsterdam is about 950 km or about 625 miles or 10 hours. Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and the Danube flows right through the middle of it. It's a beautiful lively city with a scenic old town and main square.

About 2 hours into the drive near lunchtime we passed the Danube for the tenth time when I spotted a beautiful viaduct bridge. At that moment I decided to get off the Autobahn and told my wife that we would be looking for a beer garden next to the river. She laughed and said let's do it. I don't think she thought >>> Learn More.

Photography Business Tip Number 4

April 22nd, 2014

Photography Business Tip Number 4

Start writing a regular photo blog as telling stories helps selling photography art. A photography blog is a wonderful tool where one can talk about what motivates and drives us, what inspires us, tell the story behind an image. A Photography Blog is a great marketing tool for sharing valuable and interesting content within your social network or in newsletters - it also helps in search engine optimization and >>> Learn More.

Photography Business Tip Number 3

April 22nd, 2014

Photography Business Tip Number 3

Get an affordable and the best Print on Demand web presence to showcase your photography art!

There are many websites that provide a platform to the photo artist but the best is Fine Art America. I consider it the best POD site on the web because of its low annual cost of $30 but even more important of its clean look and customer oriented look and features. The basic account is actually free but I recommend investing >>> Learn More.

Bird Photography Tip

April 8th, 2014

Bird Photography Tip

Position camera at or below eye level and focus on the eye to ensure >>> Learn More.

Landscape Photography Tip

April 5th, 2014

Landscape Photography Tip

Lead viewers to the main subject by using leading lines guiding them into and through your landscape photography picture - a path or >>> Learn More.

Photography Business Tip Number 2

April 5th, 2014

Photography Business Tip Number 2

First and foremost do not depend so much on others. Be in control of your own destiny and do not look for others to make things >>> Learn More.

Photography Business Tip Number 1

March 30th, 2014

Photography Business Tip Number 1

Don't expect Selling Photographs without doing marketing and hard work >>> Learn More.

Landscape versus Portrait Photography Format

March 23rd, 2014

Landscape versus Portrait Photography Format

One of the first decisions we make as photographers when taking a picture is to shot in portrait or landscape format. Portrait versus landscape depends much on the scene and photographic motif. The right choice of format should add to an image, rather than >>> Learn More.

Raindrops and Iris Flower Photography

February 9th, 2014

Raindrops and Iris Flower Photography

Iris flowers present the photographer with a beautiful floral subject. Forms are very unique and the flower comes in beautiful hues of white, purple or yellow. Usually I stumble upon them along the banks of Halls Pond or at its formal garden when I pursue local bird photography. Overcast sky provides the best condition for flower photography because it acts like a >>> LEARN MORE

Dramatic Sunset Sky over Cape Cod Bells Neck

February 8th, 2014

Dramatic Sunset Sky over Cape Cod Bells Neck

Last Sunday we made a day trip to Cape Cod. We had a great family time while enjoying swimming at our favorite lake, having lunch at one of the best fish restaurant on Cape Cod, chilling on First Encounter Beach, strolling through Chatham and visiting our most favorite gallery. On our way home we stopped for ice cream at Sundae School Ice Cream in Harwich, MA. The weather turned truly dramatic and provided me with some extraordinary lighting. We checked one of my go to locations between Chatham and Harwich, where I photographed Cape Cod Solitude, as it was less than half a mile down the street. The red dinghy was still present but views of it are somewhat obstructed by a second larger red boat; no more solitude at this location. We quickly moved on and made a right turn towards Bells Neck Road. Bells Neck is a marsh area that is divided by the Herring River which beautifully winds through the field of marsh grasses. Bells Neck has been on my bucket list for quite some time now but I never really >>> LEARN MORE

How to Create Summer Flower Wall Art Photography

February 8th, 2014

How to Create Summer Flower Wall Art Photography

The contrasting color of this summer flower blossom in front of the yellow dominated background immediately drew me in. The morning light sun kissed the flower while the background was made out of Black-Eyed Susan flowers. The wind made the experience a bit iffy but >>> LEARN MORE

Examples of Magical Boston Skyline Photography Art

February 3rd, 2014

Examples of Magical Boston Skyline Photography Art

When I am not hiking or wandering the beautiful state and national parks/sites of the Northeast I keep myself occupied with local cityscape photography in and around Boston. The Boston cityscape provides plenty of photo opportunities for the local or visiting travel photographer. The unique mixture of old and new buildings, its busy streets and sites are pristine photo material and the New England light paints the landmarks beautifully during the morning or evening golden hours. This Blog Post
compiles 20 of the best Boston skyline photography images and city scenery ~ enjoy!

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Best 2013 Photography

February 3rd, 2014

Best 2013 Photography

2013 was a fantastic and creative year for me and my photography art. In this post I compiled a few of my personal favorites from 2013, reflecting and showcasing the creme de la creme of my most memorable moments >>> Read More, View More Pictures

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Favorite Garden and Flower Quotes

January 25th, 2014

Favorite Garden and Flower Quotes

"One of the most attractive things about flowers is their beautiful reserve." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Flowers are our greatest silent friends." ~ Jim Brown

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Macro Photography at the Boston Arnold Arboretum

January 25th, 2014

Macro Photography at the Boston Arnold Arboretum

Originally I was shooting for raindrops on leaves in the Boston Arnold Arboretum but the wind made it impossible to capture a sharp image that day. I then started focusing on the ground where I was looking for a raindrop on a blade of grass with a decent background to use. Not far from where I hoped to find ... Learn More.

Leaf Macro Photography Tip

January 12th, 2014

Leaf Macro Photography Tip

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Flower Photography Tips

January 12th, 2014

Flower Photography Tips

How to create a 3-dimensional feeling and pleasing composition within your >>> Flower Photography

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Landscape Photography Tip

December 15th, 2013

Landscape Photography Tip

Photo Tip: Include interesting foreground subjects that lead the viewer in the picture, i.e. rocks, foliage, grass, reflections.

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Skyline Photography Tips

November 29th, 2013

Skyline Photography Tips

Incorporate beautiful skyline reflections in calm rivers, ponds, lakes or other available wet surfaces. In this Boston skyline photography picture I utilized the fountain and pool of the Christian Science Plaza next to the Prudential Center in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston to my advantage. Setting tripod up low allowed me to capture the entire dominance of these 3 skyscraper and Boston Landmarks across the city and in the water reflection.

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Monday Photo Tip - Draw Attention to your Main Photograpy Subject

November 11th, 2013

 Monday Photo Tip - Draw Attention to your Main Photograpy Subject

Photo Tip: Draw attention to your main subject by getting in closer, using selective focus and taking advantage of bright color or light on the main subject.

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Photo of the Week Artwork Sale of Massachusetts Bash Bish Waterfalls in Fall

November 11th, 2013

Photo of the Week Artwork Sale of Massachusetts Bash Bish Waterfalls in Fall

Every week I choose one of my favorite photographs from my Fine Art landscape, seascape, cityscape, flower, abstract and macro photography collection and offer it throughout that week at a discounted rate. This week's photo artwork of the week on sale is "Massachusetts Bash Bish Waterfall", showing the beautiful scenic waterfalls in autumn splendor.

Starting today and the week of 11 November 2013 this nature photography image from my New England Art Galleries, available as art photo print, acrylic and metal prints or on canvas, is on sale.

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18 Examples of Beautiful Butterfly Photography

July 1st, 2013

18 Examples of Beautiful Butterfly Photography

When I am not hiking or wandering the beautiful state and national parks/sites of the Northeast I keep myself occupied with local macro or butterfly photography in and around Boston. A prime destination during the summer for photographing macro images of insects in their natural habitat is the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, MA. During the long winters of New England I make the 2 hour drive out from Boston to Magic Wings in South Dartmouth. Magic Wings is a beautiful butterfly garden that provides the nature photographer with unlimited photo opportunities and a fun outing for a day.

This blog post compiles 20 of the best butterfly photography images from both places ~ enjoy and >>> LEARN MORE

Twilight Poetry

May 19th, 2013

Twilight Poetry

What an incredible treasure of poetry by Irish and Dublin born novelist and poet James Joyce ~ hope you like it too!

The Twilight Turns

"The twilight turns from amethyst
To deep and deeper blue,
The lamp fills with a pale green glow
The trees of the avenue.
The old piano plays an air,
Sedate and slow and gay;
She bends upon the yellow keys,
Her head inclines this way.
Shy thought and grave wide eyes and hands
That wander as they list -- -
The twilight turns to darker blue
With lights of amethyst.

By James Joyce

Basic Compositional Photo Tip

April 14th, 2013

Basic Compositional Photo Tip

Photo Tip #14 of 20: Don't let the horizon fall dead center in the picture. It most likely always creates a boring image (exceptions are beautiful landscape reflections) Instead place the horizon low to enhance the feel of spatial depth of the open landscape or to emphasize a dramatic cloud formation. For images with stronger foregrounds and weaker cloud or sky formations a horizon in the upper third of the image is more preferred. >>> LEARN MORE

Negative Space Photography Tip

April 14th, 2013

Negative Space Photography Tip

Photo Tip #13 of 20: Use negative space wisely by making sure your photography subject is the primary visual element unless there is a specific reason you want to minimize it. The absence of picture content does not automatically mean the absence of interest. In fact, negative space often adds interest as it often conveys a stronger emphasis on the photographic subject. Negative space can have intriguing effects on the viewer, balance the image and evoke emotions effectively >>> So many more photo tips

Digital Photo Tips Easy to Follow

March 19th, 2013

Digital Photo Tips Easy to Follow

Photo Tip #12 of 20: Take a moment right before releasing the shutter and snapping a photo. Look up, look down, look all around to make sure there is nothing distracting in the composition >>> Much More Photography Tips

Digital Photo Tips for the Novice Photographer

March 19th, 2013

Digital Photo Tips for the Novice Photographer

Photo Tip #11 of 20: Use patterns, particular repeating patterns to make pictures more interesting and pleasing. Patterns are repeating shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. Patterns in a photography image create a very pleasing feel to the eye and add a new dimension to our photographs >>> Read up on More Photography Tips

Landscape Photography 101 Tip

March 13th, 2013

Landscape Photography 101 Tip

Photo Tip #10 of 20: Add more spatial depth by including strong foreground objects in shots where the background is also important. In this photograph of the Maine seacoast the tree made for a perfect foreground subject that conveys depth and perspective of the rigid seacoast. The beautiful morning light was still striking the Evergreen tree, granite rock formation and famous Otter Cliff in the far distance when I set up my camera and tripod for this last shot that morning great day and memories >>> Find More Photo Tips

Better Photo Tip 9 of 20

March 12th, 2013

Better Photo Tip 9 of 20

Photo Tip #9 of 20: Use the Rule of Thirds as a guideline or starting point for your composition. Draw a raster board over the picture in your mind or check your camera manual to see if it is available as a feature on your digital camera. In this landscape photography image I placed the horizon low because the orange sky (2/3 of the image) was more appealing then the blue cold Atlantic Ocean. The bird in the upper right corner and the early sunlight striking the rock in the lower 1/3 of the picture added the icing to the cake >>> Find More Photo Tips

Better Photo Tips

March 12th, 2013

Better Photo Tips

Photo Tip #8 of 20: When in doubt, leave things out and remove them from your composition. If there is something in the picture that is irrelevant to the photography subject or that somehow does not support the cause, try eliminating it. In this tree picture from Acadia National Park I eliminated the boring overcast sky and by the select focus on some of the tree trunks and moos I was able to eliminate distracting branches and trees while producing a more intimate New England Landscape Photography composition of the scenery. >>> Find More Photo Tips

Great Photo Tips

March 11th, 2013

Great Photo Tips

Photo Tip #7 of 20: Check for intruders in your composition. Is there something popping into the picture from the edge or side of the picture? Is there a tree branch, power line, or telephone poll that creeps into the shot stealing attention from the main photography subject? Recompose and remove it as I did in this butterfly photography picture. At first the background was very busy with branches of a nearby shrub. As a solution I had to move a little bit to the site and recompose the shot in front of a shrub that was further away and sunlit. A large aperture setting (small f/stop like f/5.6 and smaller) combined with a long 400mm telephoto lens blurred out the background exactly as I wanted it for this Birdwing Butterfly photography image >>> Find More Photo Tips

Photography 101 Tips

March 10th, 2013

Photography 101 Tips

Photo Tip #6 of 20: Fill the frame with a main subject and you cant go wrong. Many of the best photography pictures are the simplest ones where the main subject dominates >>> Find More Photo Tips

Helpful Photography 101 Tips

March 10th, 2013

Helpful Photography 101 Tips

Photo Tip #5 of 20: Leave distractions out of your compositions. If there is something in the view or background that are irrelevant to the main subject or that somehow do not support the subject, try to get rid of it by using a different perspective or weather phenomenon. In this picture of a willow tree at Jamaica Pond in Boston, the fog got rid of the distracting background of the urban shoreline. I waited years for this photo opportunity and you can imagine my excitement when it finally materialized and I was there to take a picture! >>> Find More Photography Tips

Beginner Photography Tips

February 24th, 2013

Beginner Photography Tips

Photo Tip #3 of 20: Capture photographs at the photo subjects eye level. To do so, get down low when making a wildlife portrait, rather than standing over the animal and shooting down on it. This way we achieve a more interesting and pleasing perspective of the animal. >>> Find More Photography Tips

Basic Photo Tips

February 24th, 2013

Basic Photo Tips

Photo Tip #2 of 20: The human eye is almost always attracted to the brightest part of a scenery first. Do not let anything in a photograph be brighter than the main subject. >>> Dig More Photo Tips

Get Closer to Your Main Photo Subject

February 10th, 2013

Get Closer to Your Main Photo Subject

Photo Tip #1 of 20: Draw attention to your main subject. Simply get in closer, use selective focus, use the advantage of bright color or light on the main subject >>> Dig More Photo Tips

Play with the Shutter Speed

January 30th, 2013

Play with the Shutter Speed

Last four photo tips to be released. Blogging Photography 101 tips for enthusiasts and more advanced photographers is quite something. It took more than I thought but hopefully I compiled a series of useful tips that are worth while sharing, inspirational, and keep everybody motivated for their own Photography Art journey. No doubt in my mind that if taken to heart they will improve our abilities to create more meaningful and interesting art and photography pictures. I am always eager to get feedback and comments open to suggestions as well. Hope you had a great day and everything is well!

Photo Tip #17 of 20: Play with the camera shutter speed. A slow shutter speed combined with a tripod will make for beautiful silky water effects. A fast shutter speed will enable you to hand hold the camera and capture fast moving objects like flying birds or the splash of crushing waves and surfs. Keep in mind that capturing the moment in fast paced action photography takes a little bit of practice, so hang in there. >>> Find More Photo Tips

Best Photography Pictures of the Year 2012

January 1st, 2013

Best Photography Pictures of the Year 2012

2012 was a fabulous and creative year for me and my photography. This post reflects and showcase the creme de la creme of my most memorable and exceptional photos of the year 2012. Equipped with new photo gear in hand, I was able to get into closer range for frame filling alligator and bird Wildlife Photography in Florida. This not only made for better photography but also for an overall safer photo experience. Instead I battled other obstacles like kneeing into a pile of nasty biting ants while photographing an alligator portrait in Florida Everglades National Park ... never will forget that! Most of spring I >>> Experience More

Tips and Personal Case Study on How to avoid Artist Scams like Best Art Marketing and Tuck Tucker

November 23rd, 2012

Tips and Personal Case Study on How to avoid Artist Scams like Best Art Marketing and Tuck Tucker

Creating and Selling Art is a tough business and as in any other business (sports, modeling, fashion) with lots of people following their dream they become easy targets for shady predators. Keep in mind that nobody really will do the job for you and especially not for free. It all boils down to us doing the leg work of promoting ourselves and our art and how badly we want to succeed. This is based on a personnel experience. I fell for a rip-off that qualifies as an artist scam when I was tired of online marketing and looking for a break. I fell for Tuck Tucker who also goes by the name Bill Tucker and his shady online business Best Art Marketing. Bill also operates under websites like The Art Marketing Agency and his latest website Visual Arts Marketing which is geared towards all artists. He targets photographers and artists in his Fine Art Photography Resource group on LinkedIn. My experience with his false advertisement promises and art scam inspired me to compile the following tips to avoid email spam, artist scam and rip off or fraud. In addition I provide you with my personal experience with Tuck Tucker and Best Art Marketing.

Tip#1: Keep your guard up at all times and never let them down. Double-check with other artists, research online, and do not trust anybody. If you suspect an artist scam most likely it is one.

Tip #2: Do your research. If it is an art scam, somebody else may have >>> Learn More and Read about my Personal Experience

Photography Location Guide to Maine Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island

November 4th, 2012

Photography Location Guide to Maine Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park is located in the U.S. state of Maine. It is a 5 hour drive from Boston or 3 hours from Portland, Maine. It was one of the first National Parks created in the USA and remains the only one to day in New England Northeast. Its the 5th smallest in size but ranks in the top 10 for popularity. The park reserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands or areas like Isle au Hut and the Schoodic Peninsula. Originally named Lafayette National Park in 1919, it was renamed Acadia in 1929. Acadia is one of the most visited wildlife areas in the United States and a paradise for every photographer and outdoor enthusiast. The park loop road provides easy access to many of the ... Get Your Free Copy Here

Who inspired Ansel Adams?

November 4th, 2012

Who inspired Ansel Adams?

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Discovering Form in Photography

October 21st, 2012

Discovering Form in Photography

There are many elements of design, which include shape, line, pattern and texture. When combined, we experience form within a two-dimensional media. Each of these can make or break a photograph. I consider them equally important, but I look at the element of form as the most important element of art.

Forms are defined by their lines, shapes, and volume. Lines define the subject and determine its shape. Volume, from front to back, top to bottom and side to side, along with complimenting light is what makes a photo three-dimensional.

Photographing form can be capturing an overall contour of a three-dimensional object - say, a flower or composing an image from an unusual perspective and capturing its shape in an abstract way.

"Writers of light do it as well; they transform shape, line, color, pattern - passionless components - into photographs that grasp, delight, repulse, or inspire. Their work bestows life" - Anonymous

Lines

First and foremost, lines border our photographic object and, therefore, define its shape. Secondly, they effectively lead a viewer into and through a photograph. Naturally, when a viewer explores a photograph, his eyes move along the lines within or along the edges of an object. Compositional lines successfully used in photography pull the viewer into the photograph, either towards the main subject or through the scenery. Lines can be straight, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved or converging. Used effectively, each can have a positive impact, enhancing a photograph and creating a mood. A horizontal line appears static and is passive. It can convey quietness, but also can be boring. Diagonals are dynamic and convey movement, steering ahead and moving forward. Often a line from the bottom left to the upper right corner is considered positive, from bottom right to the upper left corner negative. Vertical lines appear strong, solid, and vital. A curved line has a >>> Learn More

Favorite Flower and Gardening Quotes

October 16th, 2012

Favorite Flower and Gardening Quotes

Compiled 20 something most favorite flower and gardening quotes on my Photography Blog: >>> Read them All

"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." ~ Walt Whitman

"Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odors. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams!" ~ Heinrich Heine

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." ~ Chinese Proverb

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." ~ Walt Whitman

"Flowers really do intoxicate me." ~ Vita Sackville-West

"Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall." ~ Dr. SunWolf

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Abstract Flower Fine Art Photography

September 29th, 2012

Abstract Flower Fine Art Photography

This blog features a compilation of 13 of my personal favorite Abstract Flower Photo Art in a picture photography collage. The inspiring selection is showing abstract forms and flowers that make for beautiful home, restaurant, house, hotel, health care center, doctor office or Wall Art Decoration. Pictures were taken in my home studio and in local Boston gardens and parks where I applied limited Depth of Field settings and benefited from my practical Flower Photography Tips. >>> Learn More.

Orchid Flower Fine Art Photography

September 25th, 2012

Orchid Flower Fine Art Photography

In this photo blog post I compiled 14 of my personal favorite Orchid Photography Artwork in a picture collage. The selection varies from abstract and macro photography to full bloom orchid portrait pictures that make for beautiful home, restaurant, house, hotel, doctor office or wall art decoration. Pictures were taken in my home studio where I benefited from my Flower Photography Tips >>> Learn More.

6 Basic Photo Tips to Build and Boost your Photography Confidence

September 20th, 2012

6 Basic Photo Tips to Build and Boost your Photography Confidence

Use the following simple 6 basic photo tips to catapult your photography to the next level and build your confidence. These 6 easy to apply points will provide you the biggest bang for the buck love to hear your feedback!

Photo Tip #1: Utilize the Rule of Thirds as a Starting Point for Your Composition

Don't use the Rule of Thirds as a set rule; more as a guideline or starting point for a more interesting and pleasing photographic composition. In Landscape Photography it is best to place the horizon in accordance to the importance of the sky; with dramatic sky formations placing the horizon in the lower third will give the sky more preference, for images with stronger foregrounds and weaker cloud or sky formations a horizon in the upper third of the image is more preferred. Usually locating the horizon in the middle makes a photo ordinary and static. An exception to the just said would be a grand landscape lake reflection. It is easy to apply the same approach to Flower Photography where laying the focus or point of interest within the flower at one of the four intersections has great impact by leaving room for the viewer to explore the image but also to be drawn back to the focus point.

Photo Tip #2: Apply the appropriate Depth of Field to your Photograph

Depth of Field or DoF relates to the parts of a photograph that are in full focus and show acceptable details. We, as photographers, have control over the amount of depth of field in a photograph and depending on our photographic or artistic goals we may vary 1 or all of the 4 factors that determine a shallow or extensive depth of field: Focal Length, Subject Distance or Magnification, Choice of Focus Point, Aperture or f-stop camera setting ... Learn More.

15 Photo Tips for Splendid Autumn Foilage Photography

September 20th, 2012

15 Photo Tips for Splendid Autumn Foilage Photography

New England autumn colors are famous throughout the world. Visitors flog to the Northeast from all over the world to experience the marvelous autumn glory in the Acadia National 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 prime destination for fall foliage peeping and photography. In this latest photography blog post I compiled 15 photo tips on how to obtain glorious fall foliage photos with our photography gear and take home beautiful artwork memories. This blog post links to other related topics that deepen the understanding of correct exposure, depth of field or how to use your tripod correctly ... hope you explore and enjoy!

Photo Tip #1: Plan your New England fall foliage leaf peeping or photography trips well in advance this year and at peak times. There are many sites that provide the required information. The Foliage Network is one of the best and this website provides accurate foliage reports for color and leaf drop. "High Color" is the best time to find these glorious New England fall colors.

Photo Tip #2: Use a Polarizing Filter to boost color and balance the contrast in your photography image. The filter eliminates unwanted and distracting glare and reflections on wet leaves and one can think of it as sunglasses for your camera. Overall, these filters increase color saturation, boost blue sky, add cloud contrast, control reflections and add neutral density to lengthen exposure times for blurred, impressionistic images.

Photo Tip #3: Utilize lowest possible ISO settings like ISO 100 and below for higher quality pictures. Do not use your camera ... Learn More.

Macro Photography at the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

September 9th, 2012

Macro Photography at the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Exploring a local wildlife sanctuary can be very rewarding and beneficial for our photography. Usually one can find birds and other wildlife that are willing photographic objects, beautiful flowers, or insects of all sorts. My last local photo tour brought me back to the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, MA. The sanctuary is located near Worcester, MA and is a short 55 minutes drive west of Boston. It has lots of trails to explore, a beaver pond, and a butterfly garden at the main building and entrance. I stayed put at the garden and had to pick a lens for my ... Learn More.

Beacon Hill and Boston Skyline Night Photography

August 13th, 2012

Beacon Hill and Boston Skyline Night Photography

The other week I went out to photograph the Boston Skyline from Memorial Drive in Cambridge. I had a view in mind that was straight on and landmarks such as the John Hancock building and Prudential building are rather isolated from the rest of the skyline buildings and do not overlap with each other. The aperture in this pic was f/5.6 providing a 8 second exposure time at ISO100. In the second image I used the boats of the Charles River Yacht Club and their reflections as ... Learn More.

Awesome Raindrop Photography Art

August 1st, 2012

Awesome Raindrop Photography Art

In this nature macro photography blog post I compiled some of my personal favorite Raindrop Photography Artwork in a collage. The selection varies from flowers drenched in raindrops to photos of a single raindrop on a blade of grass. All pictures were taken locally in the beautiful natural environment of my home state of Massachusetts where I benefited from my own Exposure and Flower Photography Tips.

Composing by the Rule of Thirds Photography Guideline

July 15th, 2012

Composing by the Rule of Thirds Photography Guideline

When composing an image I often start out applying the "Rule of Thirds". I don't use it as a set rule; more as a guideline or starting point for a more interesting and pleasing photographic composition. In Landscape Photography I like to ...Learn More.

Rainy Days Blooming Flower Art Decor

June 30th, 2012

Rainy Days Blooming Flower Art Decor

Yesterday it was raining on and off in Boston but nevertheless I made my way over to the beautiful Hall's Pond sanctuary for some rainy day photography. I envisioned that if I am lucky I may find the occasional heron stalking in the rain for its dinner. Instead I found a male ...Learn More.

Magic of Light for our Fine Art Photography

June 17th, 2012

Magic of Light for our Fine Art Photography

In Morning Bliss I used twilight before the sunrise to my advantage in Maine Acadia National Park. Arriving early enough to set up and find a suitable location was crucial. I then followed the aforementioned approach to close in on the optimal light and convey the wonderful New England outdoor experience of a beautiful sunrise >>> Learn More.

James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

June 10th, 2012

James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

The James P. Kelleher Rose Garden, near Fenway Park in Boston is only a short drive from my home. It's another rose garden only 15 minutes away from my house that provides me with lots of photographic objects in the early summer. I also like that the park's name plates provide identification for each rose. The rose garden is already >>> Learn More.

Intimate New England Landscape Photography

June 6th, 2012

Intimate New England Landscape Photography

In this latest photography blog post I compiled some of my personal favorite New England Photography Artwork from my galleries. The selection of intimate landscape photos varies from Cape Cod to Boston in Massachusetts to the White Mountains in New Hampshire to Acadia National Park in Maine. Hope the pictures bring back good memories and >>> Learn More.

Tulip Fest in Brookline Massachusetts

June 5th, 2012

Tulip Fest in Brookline Massachusetts

I always love when I find a Floral Photography object that I can beautifully isolate against an attractive background. My last picture of this kind I found in my Brookline neighborhood while driving home from grocery shopping. It not like the tulip fest in Amsterdam and Brookline is more famous for being part of the finishing miles of >>> Learn More.

Favorite Artists and Art Quotes

June 2nd, 2012

Favorite Artists and Art Quotes

I compiled some of my favorite artists and art quotes. The photo artwork and poems have been inspiring to me and my daily quest for beautiful photography ... hope you enjoy them as much as I do >>> Learn More.

15 Photo Tips for Sharper Photography Images

May 30th, 2012

15 Photo Tips for Sharper Photography Images

Most photographers quest for pin sharp and high quality images. In this latest photography blog post I compiled 15 photo tips on how to achieve sharper photos with our photography gear. This blog post links to other related topics that deepen the understanding of correct exposure, depth of field or how to use your tripod correctly >>> Learn More.

Elegant Portrait Style Flower Photography Fine Art

May 29th, 2012

Elegant Portrait Style Flower Photography Fine Art

In recent months I explored black cardboard as the backdrop for my flower photography. Dark backgrounds really make the colors of a flower pop and give the image a touch of elegance. Usually I choose a large >>> Learn More.

New York City Skyline Photography

May 28th, 2012

New York City Skyline Photography

We spent a couple of nights in New York City the other weekend where I got a chance to photograph a classic view of the lower Manhattan New York City skyline at twilight. The panoramic pic, showing cityscape landmarks such as Freedom Tower (it was the night before it became the tallest building in the Big Apple again), Brooklyn Bridge, East River and FDR Drive, was taken from the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, NY. The long wait finally paid off when >>> Learn More.

Biology Text Book Publication

May 28th, 2012

 Biology Text Book Publication

My flower portrait photography image Pink Orchid from my floral photo gallery was selected for inclusion in the biology textbook "What is Life? A Guide to Biology with Physiology", authored by Jay Phelan. The second edition of this scientific textbook was just >>> Learn More

Daffodil Flower Photography at Halls Pond

May 25th, 2012

Daffodil Flower Photography at Halls Pond

I always love when I find a floral photography object that I can beautifully isolate against an attractive background. My last picture of this kind I found on my last visit to the local Wildlife Sanctuary Hall's Pond in Brookline, Massachusetts. Brookline is more famous for being part of the finishing miles of the Boston marathon, birthplace of J.F. Kennedy, 60 minutes reporter Mike Wallace or late night host Conan O'Brien and I also like living here for >>> Learn More.

Awesome Raindrop Macro Photography

May 13th, 2012

Awesome Raindrop Macro Photography

In this nature macro photography blog post I compiled some of my personal favorite Raindrop Photography Artwork. The selection varies from flowers drenched in raindrops to photos of a single raindrop on a blade of grass. All pictures were taken locally in the beautiful natural environment of my home state of Massachusetts where I >>> Learn More.

Flower Fine Art Photography on Black

April 22nd, 2012

Flower Fine Art Photography on Black

In these 2 photos of a purple iris I used a black cardboard as the backdrop. Dark backgrounds really make the colors of a flower pop and give the image a touch of elegance. Usually I choose a large enough black cardboard from Staples that I position behind the floral photographic object using the backrest of a chair for support. As a base I use the chair itself that I place in front of a window. The set up of my Macro Photography studio next to our dining room window provides exceptional >>> Learn More.

Abstract Flower Photography Artwork

April 21st, 2012

Abstract Flower Photography Artwork

One thing I enjoy most about The Art of Flower Photography is that I often do not know what I will be capturing with my camera. An Easter lily is a good example, here the white narrow conical throat of its petals with the yellow stamens makes for exceptional abstract flower photography. Once I start composing and photographing, I move my focus >>> Learn More.

Ever wondered how ...

April 9th, 2012

Ever wondered how ...

Kermit the Frog or any other prominent person like an athlete, celebrity, movie star, or politician must feel when their personal space is invaded by a paparazzi. This nature photograph of a frog might be a good example for an out of control paparazzi. To achieve a better and more pleasing composition of the little frog, I had to get really low, hold the camera way in front of me and slowly move in closer for a frame filling photo. Although the green frog was very ... Learn More.

Artful Fine Art Photography Give Away Raffle

April 8th, 2012

Artful Fine Art Photography Give Away Raffle

Which of the 4 photographs do you think works best for this rose flower photography image A, B, C or D? Leave your answer/comment on my Nature Photography Blog or on Facebook for a chance to win an approximately 20x16 inch print your choice from my Photo Art Galleries ... shipping is on me too. The fine art photography print will be raffled off from all answers/comments on Sunday, 22 April 2012 good luck!

Painting with Light like Georgia O Keeffe

April 7th, 2012

Painting with Light like Georgia O Keeffe

This flower photography blog post was inspired by Georgia OKeeffe, who I consider one of greatest artists of the 20th century. I compiled some of my personal favorite Orchid Photography Artwork and the selection varies from floral abstracts and portraits to Orchid flowers in full bloom. All Orchid flower photography fine art pictures were >>> Learn More.

Abstract Flower Fine Art Photography

April 6th, 2012

Abstract Flower Fine Art Photography

Over the past years I have fallen in love with and focused some of my efforts on Macro Photography. Close up photography comes with many advantages like keeping traveling expenses low while shooting in your own backyard, local rose garden or arboretum. Lighting is not as critical as it is for >>> Learn More.

Award Winning Photography Misty Morning at Jamaica Pond

April 3rd, 2012

Award Winning Photography Misty Morning at Jamaica Pond

Misty Morning at Jamaica Pond achieved honorable mention at The Fine Art of Photography juried photography exhibition in Plymouth, MA. The art exhibit is organized by The Plymouth Center for the Arts, supported by the Plymouth Guild, Canon, Lexmark, and Mass Audubon, runs from April 1, 2012 through April 31, 2012. The beautifully restored 1902 Russell Library gallery and 18th century Lindens building are just steps from >>> Learn More.

Boston Skyline from Bussey Hill

April 2nd, 2012

Boston Skyline from Bussey Hill

The other day I made my way over to the Boston Arnold Arboretum for an unusual photo excursion. I regularly visit the arboretum during all New England seasons to pursue Nature Photography at its best and most convenience. It is such a fantastic and unique destination for tree, leaf, blossom, or fall foliage photography but this time I was all programmed for skyline photography. Earlier that week >>> Learn More.

Orchid Flower Photography

March 24th, 2012

Orchid Flower Photography

The other week I got my hands on a pink and a purple orchid. The purple orchid turned out to be a rather disappointing photography investment but of course I enjoy daily looking at it ... no hard feelings! The pink one on the other hand was a great find and >>> Learn More.

15 City Skyline Twilight Photography Tips

March 21st, 2012

15 City Skyline Twilight Photography Tips

Magical twilight colors combined with the Boston Skyline and landmarks like the Prudential Center and John Hancock Building have become one of my favorite photographic subjects when I am not occupied with nature photography. I find it amazing when everything comes together in a few minutes and the city lights arise while the sky turns beautifully turquoise. I compiled 15 twilight photo tips that should >>> Learn More.

Incredible Bird Photography Artwork

March 20th, 2012

Incredible Bird Photography Artwork

In this nature wildlife photography blog post I compiled some of my personal favorite Bird Photography Artwork. The selection varies from bird portraits to photos of perching and grooming Herons. All pictures were either taken in the beautiful wilderness areas of southwest Florida or in my home state of Massachusetts where I benefited from my own Bird Photography Tips >>> Learn More.

Exhibit at The Plymouth Center for the Arts

March 20th, 2012

Exhibit at The Plymouth Center for the Arts

Serene Cape Cod and Misty Morning at Jamaica Pond were accepted into the 2nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition: "The Fine Art of Photography". The exhibition features many artists' work including my 2 framed and signed LightJet photography prints Serene Cape Cod and Misty Morning at Jamaica Pond. The art exhibit is organized by the Plymouth Center for the Arts and runs from April 1, 2012 through April 30, 2012. The beautifully restored ... Learn More.

Inspirational, Motivational, and Happiness Quotes

March 19th, 2012

Inspirational, Motivational, and Happiness Quotes

I stumbled upon these 5 inspirational, motivational, and happiness quotes that move and inspire ... hope you enjoy them too: >>> "Do not wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it." ~ Unknown.

How to Photograph Black Crowned Night Heron

March 17th, 2012

How to Photograph Black Crowned Night Heron

During my last photo trip to southwest Florida I encountered a Black Crowned Night Heron in a little marina of Estero Bay in Bonita Springs. The photo location is near the Koreshan Historic Site which is part of the Florida State Park system. The bird was perching on a boat while >>> Learn More.

Square Format in Photography

March 5th, 2012

Square Format in Photography

In one of my latest posts we discussed Landscape versus Portrait Photography formats, impact on composition and the decisions we have to make in the field to bring out the best composition and photograph. Another format, perhaps more specialized, is the square format. In today's digital photography world we do not need a special Learn More.

Impressionistic Fall Foliage Photography Reflection

March 3rd, 2012

Impressionistic Fall Foliage Photography Reflection

I encountered the scenery for this abstract tree fall foliage impression on my last trip to Acadia National Park. While cruising on Route 3 towards the national park excitement was building with every mile I got closer. The rush was suddenly interrupted when I Learn More.

Photographing Water Silky Water Effects and Reflections

March 3rd, 2012

Photographing Water Silky Water Effects and Reflections

Learn from my photo magazine article "Photographing Water ~ Silky Water Effects and Reflections" how to create beautiful silky water effects and brilliant photography reflections with your camera as I guide you through my photography work process ~ published by Apogee Photo Magazine.

Arts in Bloom

March 1st, 2012

Arts in Bloom

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Flower Fine Art Photography over Black

February 21st, 2012

Flower Fine Art Photography over Black

In these 2 photos of a purple iris I used a black cardboard as the backdrop. Dark backgrounds really make the colors of a flower pop and give the image a touch of elegance. Usually I choose >>> Learn More.

Moonrise over Acadia National Park

February 20th, 2012

Moonrise over Acadia National Park

My last visit to Acadia National Park in Maine coincided with full moon. The day before I decided to take advantage and scouted for suitable locations along the granite coast shoreline next the park loop road. The next evening I made >>> Learn More.

Tips for Selling Photography Artwork Online and Offline

February 5th, 2012

Tips for Selling Photography Artwork Online and Offline

This Photography Artwork Collage shows some of my recent fine art photography artwork sold online. Selling art online is no picnic. It takes a serious time commitment and >>> Learn More.

Purple Iris Flower Fine Art Photography Artwork

January 29th, 2012

Purple Iris Flower Fine Art Photography Artwork

In this flower photo of a purple Iris I used a black cardboard as the backdrop. I like dark backgrounds because it really makes the colors of a flower pop. I usually choose a large enough ... Learn More.

Eaten Allive

January 27th, 2012

Eaten Allive

Sinister was taken at Turner River in Florida Big Cypress National Preserve. I noticed the American alligator at a crossover when exploring the area. Excited about finally coming across what I was looking for all morning I set up tripod and camera. I then started composing around the gator and its Reflection, keeping my eyes on the ball, or better on the ... Learn More.

Best Roadtrip Ever at Florida Tamiami Trail and Turner River Road

January 22nd, 2012

Best Roadtrip Ever at Florida Tamiami Trail and Turner River Road

Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve along Tamiami Trail (US41) and Turner River Road are two of my favorite Wildlife Photography locations in Southwest Florida. US41 and the area is easily accessible within an hour of Naples or Fort Myers and provides plenty of photography opportunities for the ... Learn More.

Florida Gators

January 15th, 2012

Florida Gators

Recently I explored the northern part of Everglades National Park along Florida US41 and came across a few Florida gators and other exceptional Wildlife opportunities ... can't wait to make it back!

Florida Everglades Wood Storks

January 13th, 2012

Florida Everglades Wood Storks

Recently I explored the northern part of Everglades National Park along Florida US41. One morning there was patchy fog that turned out to be a nature and wildlife photographer's delight. The set up for the three Everglades Wood Storks opened up not far from ... Learn More.

Florida Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

January 9th, 2012

Florida Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

During my last trip to southwest Florida I dedicated a visit to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. This wildlife sanctuary is located just east of Fort Myers and rewards the photographer with a pristine habitat for nature photography. The water in the slough is always on the ... Learn More.

Wildlife Photography at Kirby Storter Roadside Park

January 3rd, 2012

Wildlife Photography at Kirby Storter Roadside Park

On my last photo tour I explored the parks and wildlife along US 41 in Florida. US 41 borders Big Cypress National Preserve to the North and Everglades National Park to the South. Its abundant wildlife is a feast for every visitor, not just for nature and wildlife photographer. One of my last stops in the area was Kirby Storter Roadside Park. The park consists of a 1/4 mile boardwalk that first winds through saw grass before quickly emerging into a beautiful cypress swamp. The atmosphere is quite ... Learn More.

Who is your Santa?

January 2nd, 2012

Who is your Santa?

Even after photographing for nearly two decades, Mother Nature still catches me by surprise. The little things that she provides near my home, at my home, or on the road still give a never ending inspiration. Just the other day, I had one of these moments when I discovered ... Learn More.

Boston Skyline Photography

November 21st, 2011

Boston Skyline Photography

Post sunset is one of my favorite times to take photographs; this applies to landscape as well as city skyline Photography. I regularly go out and capture the Boston City Skyline at twilight on days that I am not occupied hunting for ... Learn More.

Morning Maple

November 13th, 2011

Morning Maple

I love when the morning or afternoon sunlight strikes and illuminates the colors of fall foliage. In this photo of maple tree leaves from the inspiring Boston Arnold Arboretum I isolated a branch with four maple leaves in peak autumn colors. The leaves were sun-kissed while the background ... Learn More.

Root Awakening

November 12th, 2011

Root Awakening

Human forms in nature is something I always look for when I head out into the field. It all started in the White Mountains of New Hampshire when I stumbled upon roots that appeared very human; in fact like a "Resting" person lost ... Learn More.

Landscape Photography at Jamaica Pond

November 6th, 2011

Landscape Photography at Jamaica Pond

Since the first time I saw this tree in the middle of Jamaica Pond I have been fascinated by it. My wife and I sometimes walk around the pond for a stroll and I often thought about how to capture this tree at its most beautiful. I never succeeded or even really tried since the shoreline behind is covered with the boat house and residential buildings. In 2009 though, on a foggy and misty morning in Boston, I decided to make my way over to the Boston Arnold Arboretum for a photo excursion. When I turned the keys to start up my car that morning I already knew that I was in for a special landscape photography treat. When ... Learn More.

Fall Foliage Splendor in Acadia National Park

October 23rd, 2011

Fall Foliage Splendor in Acadia National Park

When I visited magical Acadia National Park in Maine for a couple of days of pristine fall foliage photography over Columbus Day weekend, I found the reds and yellows of the trees in peak autumn colors. I remember thinking upon arrival that it would be great to bring home a photograph that somewhat conveys the immense color burst and beauty of Acadia National Park during the famous New England fall foliage season. On the second morning it all fell into place when ... Learn More.

First Light Seacoast Photography

October 16th, 2011

First Light Seacoast Photography

Witnessing a sunrise is always very special but becomes magical in Maine Acadia National Park. This time I was destined to capture one of this moments with my camera and made my way out to famous Monument Cove in the early wee hours. I was one with nature and deers were greeting me along the scenic park loop road. I figured somewhere in the woods a black bear or ... Learn More.

I love the rain

October 14th, 2011

I love the rain

Yesterday it was raining on and off in Boston but nevertheless I made my way over to the Boston Arnold Arboretum for a macro photography shoot. I envisioned the leaves covered in raindrops and knew the overcast sky makes for good close-up photography. My goal was to find some extraordinary raindrops on leaves that I could beautifully frame in a photograph. Last year I found a special area of shrubs in full orange and red fall foliage covered in raindrops. Unfortunately not that lucky this year! Instead I had to ... Learn More.

Common Green Darner Dragonfly

October 13th, 2011

Common Green Darner Dragonfly

Columbus day weekend is fall foliage peak and prime season for Northern New England and I spent a couple of days in Bar Harbor, Maine to visit Acadia National Park. On my last morning I made my way along Ocean Drive and photographed famous landmarks like Monument Cove and Otter Cliff. After the early morning shoot I decided to stop one more time and chose Little Hunters Beach. Little Hunters Beach is a small cobble stone beach tucked away off the scenic park loop road and I once discovered some great driftwood here that made it into my ongoing human forms in nature collection. This time I focused on ... Learn More.

Mastering the Art of Intentional Camera Movement published by Apogee Photo Magazine

September 24th, 2011

Mastering the Art of Intentional Camera Movement published by Apogee Photo Magazine

Discover Intentional Camera Movement for your photography through my article "Mastering the Art of Intentional Camera Movement" published by Apogee Photo Magazine. In the publication I discuss how to successfully capture abstract photographs, what photography subjects are best for ICM and how to set up your camera. Grab your camera, move that camera and have ... Learn More.

Thoughts on Abstract Macro Photography Art

September 18th, 2011

Thoughts on Abstract Macro Photography Art

If you look at my photography artwork portfolio, you can tell that I like to photograph everything: landscapes, seascapes, flowers, fall foliage, rushing water, mushrooms, close ups, macros, sports ... the list is endless. One area I fell in love with and focused my efforts on over the past years is macro photography. Close up photography comes with many advantages like keeping traveling expenses low while shooting in your own backyard, local ... Learn More.

Looks like pollution but it is not

September 18th, 2011

Looks like pollution but it is not

I always wondered about the oil film that can be observed between the pond and the upland when exploring the wildlife sanctuary Hall's Pond in Brookline. I remember when I encountered the oil film the first time I was very worried about some kind of pollution but the opposite is true. From the Hall's Pond brochure I quote: This area is a wooded wetland, where trees grow on mounds of soil and water collects during wet seasons. Peat soil lies under the area and as this material decomposes, ... Learn More.

Bird Photography Study of a Great Blue Heron

September 10th, 2011

Bird Photography Study of a Great Blue Heron

Yesterday I visited the wildlife sanctuary Hall's Pond in Brookline. I was going to try out my new macro lens and went to photograph dragonflies or other insects. As often the photographic subject turned 180 when I arrived. The Great Blue Heron was present at the pond and ... Learn More.

Rainy Days

August 28th, 2011

Rainy Days

Rainy days create special opportunities for all kind of photography including macro photography. I love to get out into the field after an overnight rainstorm passed through the area or has just tapered off. I frequently visit the Minot rose garden in Brookline or the Boston Arnold Arboretum. The overcast sky provides us with ... Learn More.




Lighting and Making of Spring Orchids

August 21st, 2011

Lighting and Making of Spring Orchids

I photographed these orchids from the comfort of my home studio or what we usually refer to as our dining room. The afternoon light beautifully reflected from our neighbors' house and windows through our dining room window. The late afternoon light provided wonderful back lighting but I decided to photograph the orchid flowers in front of ... Learn More.

Boston City Skyline Photography

August 13th, 2011

Boston City Skyline Photography

Post sunset is one of my favorite times to take photographs. I regularly go out and capture the Boston city skyline at twilight on days that I am not occupied hunting for nature photographs. The best time is 20 to 30 minutes after the sun has set. The optimum light does not last long. Because twilight is hard to predict I set up my tripod and camera prior to the actual sunset and then fire away once the sun sets and disappears. This approach requires sufficient battery power and flash card memory to keep shooting while closing in on the optimum light. The twilight effect also ... Learn More.

Discovering Form in Photography published by Apogee Photo Magazine

August 3rd, 2011

Discovering Form in Photography published by Apogee Photo Magazine

Learn from my photography magazine article "Discovering Form in Photography" on how to successfully use lines, shapes, volume, and light to our advantage and how we can convey a sense of volume to make a two-dimensional image appear to the viewer as three-dimensional . Study how we can create beautiful nature macro photographs with our cameras as I guide you through my photography thought and work process ~ published by Apogee Photo Magazine ~ Learn More.

The Fine Art of Intentional Camera Movement

August 3rd, 2011

The Fine Art of Intentional Camera Movement

I am always interested in capturing the day to day in an unusual different way. One technique that I frequently use is intentional camera movement. Intentional camera movement or ICM is a photographic effect where the camera is rotated or moved in ... Learn More.

Super Moon over Boston Skyline

August 3rd, 2011

Super Moon over Boston Skyline

Post sunset is one of my favorite times to take photographs. I regularly go out and capture the Boston skyline at twilight on days that I am not occupied hunting for nature photographs. On 19 March 2011 there was another expected and exciting twist: The super moon phenomena was expected in Boston. A super moon is known as a ... Learn More.

Bird Photography Tips

July 24th, 2011

Bird Photography Tips

Photo tips for wildlife bird photography, great pictures, digital photography and techniques that help to take better pictures. Top10 plus photo tips for taking great bird photos for stunning wildlife photography.

Photography 101 - Exposure

July 18th, 2011

Photography 101 - Exposure

Exposure is one of the most important camera and lens functions that a photographer needs to understand and master when pursuing photography. A correct exposed photograph conveys an image of clarity that retains details and colors in all areas including light or dark areas. Correct exposure is always subjective and while I prefer slightly underexposed images that boosts colors and saturation, others may not ... Learn More.

Genki Spark and Teary Rose Leaf

June 13th, 2011

Genki Spark and Teary Rose Leaf

Despite rainy and lousy weather I made my way over to the Brookline Minot Rose garden yesterday. The surrounding park was recently renovated and there is a re-opening celebration and rose stroll planned for today. Looking outside my window right now it appears that the celebration will be postponed to the rain date of 26 June 2011. The celebration is organized by the The Friends of the Minot Rose garden who do such fantastic work maintaining the garden; they cannot be thanked enough!

When I decided to make my way over to the ... Learn More.

The Fine Art of Camera Panning

June 7th, 2011

The Fine Art of Camera Panning

I am always interested in capturing the day to day in an unusual different way. One technique that I frequently use is camera panning. Panning is a photographic effect where the camera is rotated or moved in a horizontal direction. The camera can be hand-held or mounted on a tripod when performing the actual panning. I usually prefer using my tripod. The panning technique is achieved by freezing the subject ... Learn More.

Award Winning Photography Tips

June 7th, 2011

Award Winning Photography Tips

Photo tips for award winning photography, great pictures, digital photography and techniques that help to take better pictures. Top10 plus photo tips for taking great photos for stunning Cape Cod boat photography.

Paul Simon live in Concert

May 30th, 2011

Paul Simon live in Concert

We saw Paul Simon live in concert last night and I was able to sneak in a photo before the security guard was after me ... what a great night of music!

Blue Spring Flower Photography at Boston University

May 28th, 2011

Blue Spring Flower Photography at Boston University

I always love when I find a floral photography object that I can beautifully isolate against an attractive background. My last one I found on a long walk with my wife when we passed a small Boston University garden on Commonwealth Avenue. The contrasting blue and purple colors of these spring flowers really stood out and ... Learn More.

Greenhouse Photography Tips

May 26th, 2011

Greenhouse Photography Tips

Photo Tip: Try to eliminate any distracting background by either zooming in close on your object or bringing your own backdrop. to your greenhouse photography shoot. Alternative use large apertures to blow out unwanted distracting backgrounds ... Learn More.

Florida Wildlife Beach Photography

May 26th, 2011

Florida Wildlife Beach Photography

Recently I visited Naples beach where I was looking for suitable nature photography objects. The seascape scenery was painted by the late afternoon sun and beach shells made for great macro photographs. While going about my business I encountered eight ibises that were looking for dinner on the beach and in the incoming waves. Once I became aware of the birds I quickly decided to pass them at a safe distance. I then composed a seascape photograph using the birds as ... Learn More.

Wildlife Photo Tips

May 18th, 2011

Wildlife Photo Tips

Tips for Great Pictures, Digital photography tips and techniques that help you take better pictures. Top10 plus photo tips for taking great photos of wildlife at your hand for stunning wildlife photography from my Nature Photography Blog.

Flower Photography Tip

May 14th, 2011

Flower Photography Tip

Practical flower photography tips at your hand from my Nature Photography Blog.

Rule of Thirds in Nature Photography

May 14th, 2011

Rule of Thirds in Nature Photography

When composing an image I often start out applying the "Rule of Thirds". I don't use it as a set rule; more as a guideline or starting point for a more interesting photographic composition. In landscape photography I like to place the horizon in accordance to the importance of the ... Read it all .

Photo Tips for Mirror-Like Photography Reflections

May 10th, 2011

Photo Tips for Mirror-Like Photography Reflections

Tips for Great Pictures, Digital photography tips and techniques that help you take better pictures. Top10 plus photo tips for taking great photos of mirror-like photography reflections at your hand from my Nature Photography Blog.

Calla Lily Flower Fine Art Photography

May 2nd, 2011

Calla Lily Flower Fine Art Photography

Recently I got my hands on a bouquet of four miniature Calla Lilies at a store around the corner. I am always drawn to Calla Lilies because of the elegance and forms of the petals that stand up as terrific macro photography objects. In addition this bundle also stood out in its bright orange hues which ... Read it all.

Crawling at Little Hunters Beach

April 30th, 2011

Crawling at Little Hunters Beach

Human forms in nature is something I always look for when I head out into the field. It all started in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the last image I stumbled upon is from beautiful Acadia National Park in Maine. This morning I was actually looking to add on to my landscape photography collection when I came across this piece of driftwood that ... Learn More.

Macro Flower Photography from NYC Central Park

April 27th, 2011

Macro Flower Photography from NYC Central Park

Last summer we spent quite some time in New York's Central Park. On the first morning we got up in the wee hours and waited in line to secure tickets to Shakespeares Twelfth Night with Anne Hathaway that night. At around noon we got four tickets and the show that evening in the public theater in New York Central Park was great. The very next morning we met up with our extended family and enjoyed ... Learn More.

Birch Trees at the Boston Arnold Arboretum

April 26th, 2011

Birch Trees at the Boston Arnold Arboretum

There a family of birch trees that stand out on Bussey Hill at the Boston Arnold Arboretum. The trees are almost iconic to me since I tried so many times to capture their uniqueness and beauty but never produced an image that satisfied my quest for the next beautiful nature photograph. In my attempts I composed from the far front, from left and ... Learn More.

Award Winning Photography Cape Cod Solitude

April 25th, 2011

Award Winning Photography Cape Cod Solitude

Cape Cod Solitude achieved honorable mention at The Fine Art of Photography regional juried photography exhibition in Plymouth, MA. The art exhibit is organized by the Plymouth Center for the Arts and runs from April 1, 2011 through April 31, 2011. The beautifully restored 1902 Russell Library gallery and 18th century Lindens building are just steps from Plymouth Rock and Plymouth's waterfront on historic North Street. The Plymouth Center for the Arts is located at 11 North St., Plymouth Ma, 02360 and open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

April 24th, 2011

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

Today's nature photography blog discusses my photographic approach of Noh Mai.

Exhibit at The Plymouth Center for the Arts

April 24th, 2011

Exhibit at The Plymouth Center for the Arts

Idyllic Cape Cod and Cape Cod Solitude were accepted into the juried group exhibit "The Fine Art of Photography". The exhibition features many artists' work and the amount of quality photographs at the exhibit is fantastic. The art exhibit is organized by the Plymouth Center for the Arts and runs from April 1, 2011 through April 31, 2011. The beautifully restored ... Learn More.

Minot Rose Garden Photography

April 23rd, 2011

Minot Rose Garden Photography

Marbled rose was captured in one of my favorite flower photography locations in Brookline, the Minot Rose Garden. It is just a 5 minute drive away from my home and you may find me there in the early morning hours during May and June. I especially enjoy exploring the garden after an early morning ... Learn More.

On a Mushroom Photography Safari

April 20th, 2011

On a Mushroom Photography Safari

During my last photography tour to magical Acadia National Park in Maine on Mount Desert Island I decided to capture Otter Cliff despite bad weather conditions. The sky was very overcast and cloudy; rain was falling. From the park's loop road I pulled into one of the parking lots near Otter Cliff. Parking was a non issue because ... Learn More.

Spring Dream Photography

April 18th, 2011

Spring Dream Photography

Spring Dream was taken in the spring of 2010 at the Boston Arnold Arboretum. The arboretum was in full spring swing on this windy morning and I was mesmerized by the blossoms ... Learn More.

Photography Tip - Graduated Neutral Density Filter

April 9th, 2011

Photography Tip - Graduated Neutral Density Filter

In this landscape photograph of a blue dinghy on Cape Cod, I was challenged by difficult lighting conditions due to the high contrast of the sunset sky and the darker landscape scenery of the marsh, blue boat and surrounding woods. Metering on the boat and ... Learn More.

Florida J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

March 19th, 2011

Florida J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of my top favorite places on Sanibel Island to visit when I am in Southwest Florida. There are many other travel destination in this area but as a nature photographer this is one prime location. It is located ... Read it all.

Greenhouse Garden Photography

March 15th, 2011

Greenhouse Garden Photography

Last week I went back to the local botanical greenhouse at Wellesley College. It is only a 20 to 25 minutes drive from my house and I only discovered it recently. It is a hidden gem and it helps me to stay focused on my flower photography during the frigid New England winter months that otherwise would not be very productive. This time I shared the greenhouse with a garden club on a tour ... Read it all .

Best Landscape Photography Tips

March 5th, 2011

Best Landscape Photography Tips

My most valuable photography tips on how to create beautiful landscape photos ... one more, not used in this idyllic Cape Cod photograph, ... Read it all .

Spring Messengers

March 5th, 2011

Spring Messengers

When the cold New England winter comes to an end one of my favorite seasons of the year is about to start. It is the time when I am looking forward to seeing the grass and ground emerge from the white. I always anticipate this exiting and decisive moment when I discover the first crocus blooming. Usually they sprout first at the ... Read it all .

Silky, Dream Like and Moving Water Photography Tips

February 28th, 2011

Silky, Dream Like and Moving Water Photography Tips

Moving water has become one of my favorite objects. These scenes are difficult to photograph but make for beautiful subjects. Sudbury River was one of my first of this kind. I first discovered the scene on a trip to one of my daugther's soccer games. The Fall foliage peak was almost over. When we came around the corner in our car I caught a glimpse of the bridge with the Sudbury river and committed the image to memory ... Read it all .

Botanical Greenhouse Photography

February 20th, 2011

Botanical Greenhouse Photography

Last Friday morning I took a trip to the local botanical greenhouse at Wellesley College. It is only a 20 to 25 minutes drive from my house and I only discovered it recently. It helps me to stay focused on my flower photography during the cold New England winter months that otherwise would not be very productive. The first time I visited one of the caretakers showed me these beautiful passion flowers in bloom ... Read it all .

Landscape Photography Tips

February 19th, 2011

Landscape Photography Tips

Practical landscape and silky water effect photography tips at your hand from my Nature Photography Blog.

The Beehive in Acadia National Park

February 15th, 2011

The Beehive in Acadia National Park

Last summer I made another trip to one of my favorite New England travel destinations: Acadia National Park on the rocky granite coast of Northern Maine. After parking the car at the Sand Beach parking area I took an easy beach walk along Sand Beach followed by a steep wooded climb up to the cliffs of Great Head ... Read it All

The Art of Flower Photography

February 5th, 2011

The Art of Flower Photography

Learn from my photography magazine article The Art of Flower Photography how to create beautiful macro floral and abstract flower photos with your camera as I guide you through my photography work process in a case study of Easter Lilies published by Apogee Photo Magazine.

Flower Fine Art Photography

February 2nd, 2011

Flower Fine Art Photography

This photo shows another typical set up at home when I am photographing flowers. I often use a white or black background to keep it simple and eliminate any disturbing distractions in the background. In our example here I used a black cardboard as the backdrop, which also added elegance and made the yellow orchid flowers really pop. I prefer to set up my close up photo studio next to our dining room window because it provides beautiful lighting ... read more on my Nature Photography Blog

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

August 1st, 2010

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

Today's nature photography blog discusses the Rule of Thirds as a compositional starting point for landscape and flower photography.

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

May 2nd, 2010

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

Today's nature photography blog discusses the behind the scenes of Bright Spring Flowers.

Nature Phootgraphy Blog by Juergen Roth

April 15th, 2010

Nature Phootgraphy Blog by Juergen Roth

Today's nature photography blog talks about The Humbled Dandelion.

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

April 10th, 2010

Nature Photography Blog by Juergen Roth

Today's blog describes my approach to floral portrait and abstract photography.

Nature Photography blog by Juergen Roth

January 4th, 2010

Nature Photography blog by Juergen Roth

Today's blog entry discusses Ballerina and shows a second photograph from the first photo excursion of this decade that lead me to the Boston Arnold Arboretum.



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November Photo Tip

November 13th, 2009

November Photo Tip

While looking for the last colors of fall in the Boston area I ended up in the beautiful Arnold Arboretum. After working some ivy and shrubs over a bolder I came across these orange and red leaf trees. The leaves were showing peak color and screaming for a photographers eye. The drizzling rain accumulated on the tips of the leaves and gravity ... read more on my nature photography blog Where in the World is Juergen?.

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

November 7th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

A selection of my nature Acadia National Park photographs from Columbus Day weekend 2009 is now posted on my nature photography blog Where in the World is Juergen?.

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

November 1st, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

Moving water has become one of my favorite objects. These scenes are difficult to photograph but make for beautiful subjects. Sudbury River was one of my first of this kind. I first discovered the scene on a trip to one of my daugther's soccer games. The Fall foliage peak was almost over. When we came around the corner in our car I caught a glimpse of the bridge with the Sudbury river and committed the image to memory. Needless to say we won the game. Although the next day was overcast I decided to go back and work the object. Climbing down to the river was quite a hassle and adventure because of the slippery rocks and boulders but worth while. Turns out that overcast or twilight conditions are the most important ingredients when photographing moving water ... read the complete blog entry and get all the info about photographing moving water in my nature photography blog Where in the World is Juergen?.

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

October 25th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

The 2009 Fall foliage season is now winding down here in the Boston area of New England and as every year has provided us with lots of photo opportunities. Shooting Fall colors is an event I look forward to all year. This year was no different and I made mostly local trips but also finally got to experience Acadia National Park. All year I plan and look for Fall destinations and locations. I look forward to the first foliage report from the New England Fall Foliage network at www.foliagenetwork.com. The foliage network is my major source for finding beautiful Fall colors in New England ... continued in my nature photography blog Where in the World is Juergen?.

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

September 18th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

For this Stage Harbor lighthouse photograph I arrived late at Harding's beach parking lot; the sun was already setting. I immediately was side tracked by a hand full of kite surfers. It was a struggle to freeze the surfers because of their fast speed and my camera's low shutter speed. I adjusted my camera ISO setting to allow for faster shutter speeds and continued shooting. Although there was some waste produced in the end I got the shots of the Nantucket Sound kite surfers hat I was hoping for. Meanwhile the tide was coming in strong and I was a little worried about getting back in the dark after shooting the lighthouse. Nonetheless .... continued in my nature photography blog Where in the World is Juergen?.

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

September 9th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

Around Herring River - Cape Cod

On our way back in the evening from a bicycling tour around Martha's Vineyard and hoping to bump into the Obamas, I noticed the red boat in the Herring River at an overpass near Harwich, MA. I immediately decided to come back here the next morning knowing that nobody would move the boat if I just get there early enough to work the object. Next morning I fell out of bed trying not to wake everybody else up, jumped in the car and did the 35 minute drive over to the location on route 28. Not that I was going too fast that morning but luckily a fellow driver warned me with his headlights to slow down a little because of a police car checking the speed limit further down the road. All I needed now was to get pulled over in the wee hours and get a ticket. Finally arriving at the location I was relieved that the boat was still there. The sun was already up, partly painting the boat in the glory morning hour light. I often get carried away by certain scenes and start shooting following my instincts instead of analyzing the scene. First I captured the boat directly from the parking lot but then made my way towards the overpass where I kept shooting. I then crossed the bridge and moved closer to the boat incorporating the grass in the front into the composition. At that point I also decided to change my lens range to 300mm lens zooming in more and achieving a narrower, more intimate view of the dinghy. It was a very quiet and windless morning which made it a good day to capture water reflections. Once I got the image I wanted I made my way back towards the overpass. Here I stopped one more time to arrange and capture this additional frame. I now anxiously watch the weather forecast because I will be back for sure on an early foggy morning ... can you imagine the possibilities!

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Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

September 7th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

Monthly Photography Tip - August 2009:

Besides cameras and lenses, a tripod is one of the most important investments for a nature photographer. High quality nature photographs are rarely achieved when hand holding your camera. A tripod is essential for low light during the morning, evening and twilight, for shooting wildlife, for macros and for experimenting with impressionistic photography. It not only steadies your shooting equipment for maximum image quality, it also will help you discover the world of photography. You are more likely to step back, think and compose the photograph. You will ask yourself: do I have a straight horizon, do I have sufficient depth of field or shall I open up the aperture setting to minimize depth of field, are there distracting elements in the foreground or background of my composition, do I even have a composition?

I personally prefer a ball-and-socket head with quick release for easy and fast adjustments. My tripod has no center column and the legs spread independently for setup on uneven terrain. The tripod collapses to almost ground level allowing me to explore ground level objects and shooting from different angles and perspectives. It is not too heavy for the longer photo excursions and trips I often pursue in the national and state parks of New England.

As an alternative, I sometimes bring a bean bag that allows me an easy, inexpensive setup at even lower levels then possible with a tripod. I also use it on rocks or positioning a telephoto lens on the hood or the roof of my car. Ready to go bean bags can be found at local photo dealers. You also can fill up your own 1 or 2 gallon size bag or freezer bag with dried beans. Add beans until the bag is nearly full but still flexible. Remove the air, zip up and you are ready to shoot.

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Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

September 7th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

Nature reflection was taken during a trip west of Boston during peak Fall season in 2006. I decided to explore Hopkinton State Park but was not happy with my production of images there. It was a pretty frustrating photo excursion until I decided to leave the park and drive further along the bordering lake. At a pullout I parked my car and explored a nearby river streaming into the lake. I snapped a few tree reflections directly from the main road overpass but then discovered a path to the left banks of the river. From here things finally turned around. Close-ups of mushroom and leaves, moss covered trees and the peak Fall colors pulled me further and further along the path. About half to three quarters of a mile down the path this unexpected rock formation appeared. I immediately knew that I had a special image in front of me and started working it. The hard part was to find a spot with unlimited view of the rock formation and the Fall colors in the background. Once that spot was found I set up my tripod and camera and framed my image. I choose a mid-range focal length to cut out the boring overcast sky and selected a minimum aperture setting for maximum depth of field. I laid the focus point on the rocks since this was my main object and then started shooting away while bracketing the image to ensure proper exposure. I am always tempted to go back because it is such a great treasure and I feel I haven't explored all possibilities with this image.

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Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

September 7th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

Another example of beautiful flower photography at your door step. To get this shot I went to one of my favorite neighborhood spots, Hall's Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Brookline, MA. The wildlife is amazing for a little pond in the middle of the city. Over the years I have captured some precious images there. I go regularly to explore the sanctuary, including its formal garden, where I composed this lily stamen close-up. While strolling the garden I was attracted by the greenish yellowish color of the lily. My goal was to have one of the stamens in focus and keep the others blurry. The lily petals were supposed to provide the background. In order to achieve this effect I set the camera aperture to maximum possible and zoomed all the way out to a 80mm lens setting. This combination provided me with the limited depth of field I was looking for. I snapped a series of photographs for optimal exposure and left only sharpening the image to post processing.

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Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

September 7th, 2009

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

I am having quite some trouble getting up early these days and we all know early morning light is essential for great landscape photography. That's why I spent most of the summer focusing on my flower portfolio. I also started experimenting and creating abstract flower photographs. Just recently, on one of my runs through the neighborhood, I discovered some beautiful large black-eyed susans. Once back home I grabbed my gear and went back to my neighbor's garden. First I took a few portraits but then got into more abstract compositions. Usually I set up my tripod with the camera, then selected maximum aperture setting at 70-80mm. From here I started composing the image. I achieved the best result by focusing on one of the more interesting petal edges and then re-composing the image so that the center of the flower moved completely out of focus and into the upper left corner of the image.

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