Friday, January 24, 2014

Powerful Message

The Reprogramming of Jeremy at St Paul's School  ~ Bravo!



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Blues….

that put a smile on your face.

How can you not smile!



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Went Home

and …had some closure


Friday, January 17, 2014

Sail On Silver Girl

...sail on by

Woo Hoo!



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time for a Little Arsenic

 and Old Lace

…will he find what he's looking for?



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Warm Winter's Day

….with a beautiful young woman

Olivia choose two outfits for our session

we started our morning with a more conservative approach to her portraits….
and then ventured into some stronger images
opening up with gesture and aperture
 to make some beautiful photos...
 filled with personality
 and showcasing her adventurous spirit

Wonderfully done, Olivia!



Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Good Day at the Rock

For the annual Gus Pitou Memorial giant slalom

 Course inspection presents athletes with a "firm" base
 …which they handled quite well
 carving their turns down the course

…but   as we all know everything can change in a fraction of a second!

Even though some athletes didn't make it to the finish line today….this young lad got up with a smile and a "thank you" … looking ahead to his next time in the starting gate.



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Within the Walls...

at 4 Yawkey Way



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Day To Remember

 A trip down to Boston for the Frozen Fenway with St Paul's School's girls varsity Hockey team.

 Fun to watch the game - while taking in the surroundings
A grand day indeed      ….for sure one to remember 



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Conversations are Great...

Another favorite takeaway from Mr. Heisler's talk was this so eloquently spoken around 17 minutes in


"conversation is great if you're a writer"  "Did you shoot it?  Dude, cough it up Jack…you're a photographer"

This is one of those pictures that has always "stuck" with me.  It was taken years ago while kayaking on Lake Winnisquam.  These granite slab steps led into the water along the shore.  I loved how the "favorite" cars were all neatly placed on the right and the "less favorites" haphazardly on the left…. appearing discarded.

Part of what hit me above in Mr. Heisler's talk was the conversation steering around "bad light".  There's always going to be "bad light"  but I guess I'm one of those folks that still want to "cough it up" ….so I shoot it.

Even with all that said….

I will admit… I do love the conversation "and" I love the pictures...



Monday, January 6, 2014

Never Discard that First Frame….

…could be a winner

  I recently had a portrait session with Annie.  This was a "setup" take at the beginning of our shoot.  When I was catching up on work today I noticed that I had never processed it over to their gallery.  I watched a video today from Gregory Heisler talking about the images in his "50 portraits" book.  One of the quotes that stuck with me enough to write down was to "never discard the first frame…could be a winner.  Your subject tends to be off guard and more natural ..."

So true ~ I'm glad I listened and revisited…



Winter Whites

 In the Northeast we've been on the receiving end of a few wintery snow storms…. Winter Whites came to mind.

So even though today is foggy and rainy…. I decided to have a little "winter white" session of my own.

Kind of like the mailman - through wind and rain…snow and sleet ~ I will always want to take to the outdoors with my camera!



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Fashion with Flair

 I recently had the opportunity to photograph Sue.  Her sense of fashion and personality brought a wonderful flair to the session.  My job as a photographer is to look for the best "light" to showcase her.
 These images were all done in the same hallway and each one worked nicely to highlight and make Sue stand out ~ as she deservedly should!

No flash was used on this set of images - just a medium sized reflector to bring a bit more "spark" into her eyes.  The rest of the "spark" she handled quite nicely ...with style!   ….check out Sue's blog to see how you can add "flair" to your style.



Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 ….going out with a BANG

on New Year's Eve over at Proctor Academy's Blackwater Ski Area

A chilly evening on the slope with many young adults I've watched grow up over the years….

a fitting end to the year with a little "Fire in the Hole" fireworks display.  

Happy New Year!