Tag: portrait

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The Force of the Crop

This lovely earth goddess deserves more than an Instagram square. Doesn’t this photo just demand to breathe–unconstrained in its efflorescent glory? But alas, despite Instagram’s brilliant upgrade to non-squarable photos, the thumbnails reduce this lady’s brilliance to mere beauty. Such is the first world pain of the forced crop. Perhaps one day I will admit defeat and lower myself to the bold borders of … Read More The Force of the Crop

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Black and White Wednesday

I understand why most people seem to prefer color: it’s what we see, but I’ll probably always be a sucker for a good black and white image. I began my photography journey in a university dark room. My path has been far from straight, but it was in that dark room that I fell in love with photography and learned to unsee the color, … Read More Black and White Wednesday

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The Unexplored: Love on the Charles

Yesterday was my first romp around the Charles– I have lived near Boston for 10 years. I’ll admit to having driven along both Storrow and Memorial Dr., but I never really wandered. I never really enjoyed this pleasure right here in my own backyard. That’s one of the things I love most about this job: learning about and exploring new places–often ones close to … Read More The Unexplored: Love on the Charles

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Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer This Summer

We live in an age that demands daily documentation. Did the sun actually rise if we didn’t take a picture? And I’m a photographer, so of course I am a guilty participant! But this comes at a cost. One of the things I love most about taking photographs is the mindfulness it brings: when I shoot I’m totally focused on the moment; my mind … Read More Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer This Summer

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High Key @ Low Tide

Photography is and always has been about light. However, most of the time photographers’ goals are to shoot an image that has a balance between both dark and light tones. High key is one of the few exceptions to this. High Key photography is the act of intentionally overexposing an image so that most of the image is bright and there are few shadows. … Read More High Key @ Low Tide

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My Brother, the Wet Ham

My niece visited this weekend! However, since she’s only three and doesn’t drive yet, this also meant seeing my brother at heightened ham level. Here’s a few snaps of how we managed to stay cool and have fun. How did everyone else escape the heat?