I love looking up at the night sky to see the stars; for years I’ve wanted to be able to capture the sense of magic and wonder that I feel through my photographs. I am still working on my night photography, but made improvements this July, when I took a trip to rural New Hampshire to practice. During the two nights I spent lakeside, I was able to practice on two different subjects; cloudy and clear night skies. While I wish I had a second night of clear weather, I think the clouds added depth and texture to my photographs. Between the twinkling lights on a calm lake under the starry sky and the misty, swirly clouds moving across the night sky, I was able to capture some moments in nature that look almost surreal.
Ending of the three day event to celebrate Bellingham 300th Anniversary. Fireworks lite up the night sky in a two night firework performance.
Day two of Old Home Days, I photographed several events throughout the day. Below are photos from 5k Run/Walk, Pancake Breakfast and Bellingham High School Cheerleader Performance.
Several of these photos will be published in September 2019 issue of Bellingham Bulletin newspaper.
July 19 to 22 is a three day festival celebrating Bellingham 300th Anniversary of the town. The first night of celebrations had a Cirque de Light Fire Performer.
I was asked by the town, earlier this year, to be the Town of Bellingham photographer. My photo were featured in July 2019 issue of Bellingham Bulletin and more of my photos will be posted on social media to the public.
Hello everyone. Yes, It has been a while since I posted my photography on my page. After working and taking time off for myself in the month of June, I am coming back to posting updates. I have Vermont, Canada, White Mt., Western MA, and NH photos that will be posted in the near future!
Below is a Photograph I took of a young woman watching a parade from her apartment above. This was a Cow Parade located in Brattleboro, VT in June 2019.
The month of May, I was busy photographing Commencements, High School proms, groups, sports and a parade. I went all across New England to photograph, such as Yale, Harvard, Hudson, Springfield and more.
I put together a few photos that sum up my month of travels.
Happy Spring! I had a semi-chaotic change of season, but the blog is officially back on my list of priorities. I’ve been spending the time since my last post on research, organization, and experimentation. It’s come to my attention that even though I graduated with my B.A. in Photography about a year ago, I can never stop challenging myself to learn more about my field. In the wake of that realization, I decided to spend a few months on setting goals for myself that will help forward my career.
The first step of my journey was research-- I hit the books, deciding to teach myself some new skills both behind the camera and in terms of online presentation. I updated my instagram account to better reflect my professionalism, and decided only to post my best work there.
Once I had updated my online platform and had a few new tricks up my sleeve I realized that my camera was not keeping up with the growth of my skill set. The next step in the series ended up being researching and purchasing a new camera (a little sooner than I had originally anticipated). I asked around and read more online reviews than I ever thought I would, and am now the proud owner of a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with a new 24- 70 f 2.8. This camera is a huge upgrade compared to my Canon Rebel T5 and even after just taking a few photos I already notice a difference.
With my new knowledge and camera, I expect the next few month will be a lot of trial and error-- but I am confident that my photos will stand out more than ever.
*Below are some projects I have been working on. Wedding, candid photos with my new camera and a cake decorating competition for Bellingham 300th Anniversary.
Recently I’ve been concentrating on using negative space to tell a story or capture an emotion. I had the opportunity to travel to the Florida panhandle, and used my time there to push the boundaries of my current style. Practicing patience while out on a shoot has really been key-- first finding the negative space that interests me, then allowing subjects to enter it naturally. This method has produced some fascinating shots which play with the relationship between negative and positive space.
Many of the photos that I took using this method display bright colors that lead the eye around the photograph or focus on a subject within the photograph. To do this I blended the method I was using with a technique I’ve used before-- utilizing bright exposure to make colors pop. This experience has reinforced that by observing my surroundings, I could present a story told through colors, the subject and negative space.
The month of January has been a roller coaster of new opportunities for my photography. During the first few weeks, I was offered a position by the Chairman of Bellingham to be their photographer for 2019-- the 300th anniversary of the Town of Bellingham. The town is commemorating the anniversary with a book, and I will be taking photos of several events throughout the year to be published in it. Additionally, four photos of my choice will be installed in a local Starbucks during the month of March 2019. I chose a theme for the display: Portraits that Tell a Story. To top it all off, this past week, South Coast Standard-Times contacted me to photograph a Freetown-Lakeville Soccer Fundraiser event in White's of Westport. All 38 photos were published and are available for purchase on their website in an article entitled "Out and About: Freetown-Lakeville Soccer Club fundraiser".
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*Photographer for Town of Bellingham 2019.
*Four photos themed "Portraits that Tell a Story", will be installed in a local Starbucks March 2019.
*Photographed a Fundraiser event for South Coast Standard-Times.
White's of Westport, Westport, MA
January 26, 2019
One of my passions is exploring and discovering new areas that catch my eye. In the middle of Vermont, I focused on nature, colors, and landscapes. New England has little areas of snow where I found colors, such as red and green, to pop out against the white snow. Vermont is home to many open areas of farmland which helped me focus on using the land to move the eye around the photo.
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