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Lightroom 6 & Real Estate

With the announcement of new features in Lightroom 6, namely HDR and Photomerge, I immediately wondered how useful they would be for real estate work. The short answer – Not Very. Less than a mile away, a new 4,000 square foot house hit the market with some astonishingly bad photos and I wanted to try […]

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Eastern Sierra

I just noticed that I didn’t post anything for the month of November, however, this may also be one of my last posts of the year. I’ll return with a wrap up of the 52 Week Photo Project that has spanned this past year and add the whole collection of photos as a separate gallery. […]

The Embodiment of Vibrance

Post Processing: Walking a Fine Line

Pick up any magazine and there on the cover is an airbrushed model or a scene that’s been otherwise fixed for consumption. The photographer, art director, and retoucher all play their part and Photoshop has almost become a bad word. Its use has become so commonplace that Photoshop is now used in our language as […]

Unbalanced Pieces

Bizaarchitecture Returns

It was almost a year ago that I got kicked out of the mills and posted my last Bizaarchitecture photos. This time I set up in the lobby of Waumbec Mill, had someone offer for me to use their forehead to set my white balance, took some shots of the antique knitting machine, then wandered […]

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LakeFest

LakeFest is an annual fundraising event hosted by the New Hampshire Lakes Association. This years event took place at Church Landing in Meredith and featured a silent auction, two comedians, and a number of vendors for both food and beverage. I spent the night as a volunteer photographing everything that caught my eye while also […]

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Tuckerman Ravine

My first trip to ski the bowl, as documented in Get Out!, was an intimidating solo venture. Stories of difficult skiing, avalanches, unpredictable weather, and injuries propagated the myth that the superb spring skiing wasn’t for the timid, and I was ready to believe it. I reached the cabin that year as they med-evac’d a […]

Touch of Spring

Blue Sky Research

The depth of field options of the 50mm f/1.8 have made it a very useful lens that hasn’t yet come off the camera. I contemplated swapping it for the 90mm macro to take some closeups of the flower buds, however, I didn’t feel up to lugging the tripod down to the park. All three of […]

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Bizaarchitecture

On Saturday afternoon, I gave myself a short self-guided tour of the Mill buildings between Granite Street and Bridge Street. Both the Millyard Museum and the Science Center were closing and people were funneling out of the building. Of course, it wasn’t long before children were asking me “are you a photographer? What are you […]

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Planet Subaru

After my last panoramic learning experience, I decided to try something a little more complicated with a lot more time on my hands. I cleaned out my car, returned the seats to their upright positions, and set up the tripod inside the car. Given the bright sunlight and the dark interior, I decided to bracket […]

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Stairwell D

I walk up these stairs multiple times each week and finally took the time to shoot something. However, I made a number of mistakes that I didn’t realize until later. The first was that I didn’t level the tripod, which hurt me when I went to try to stitch all the images together. If you […]

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Projections

After days spent recalibrating my panoramic tripod head, I took some time to edit some of the results. Each projection is composed of 9 HDR photos and each HDR photo is created from 5 photos of different exposures – if you do the math, that’s 45 photos to create a projection. The top photo is […]