daffodils with a macro lens

The neighbors caught me lying on a blanket on my front lawn just inches from my subjects. I have a great macro lens that I use for my close up photography. I heard about this lens while I was working in Florida at One Kreate. The top photographer down there recommended this lens to me and I have always been happy with it. It is a 50mm canon 1.5 lens, an oldie but a real goodie.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. -Margaret Atwood

MOCA Art Opening

I have photographed many openings but I was really blown away by the art of Marilyn Minter. Her videos were mesmerizing, I could not take my eyes off of them. The way it was produced with the graphic sharpness and interesting colors. It is truly a must see. MOCA of Westport is the perfect place to view art, they have so much to offer the community.

MOCA has an interior that is perfect for art.
Marilyn Minter’s Pacer was a fun find.

“ There’s this constant distortion that’s happening between all of us…there’s a sense of failure. But at the same time, all of this pleasure.”—Marilyn Minter

The art enthusiast’s were treated to a great show.
A small sample
Marilyn Minter and MOCA’s Liz Leggett

Spring Exhibition, Smash, on view to the public from April 2 – June 13, 2021. The exhibition is devoted exclusively to the videos of contemporary artist Marilyn Minter.

awesome toy store

Here is a perfect example of branding photography. I photographed The Awesome Toy Store in Westport for Westport Lifestyle Magazine. The clients were so happy that they purchased the images from me and are using them for their website and marketing campaign.One of the most important things a photographer has to do on a shoot is make the client feel comfortable so that you can get images that look natural and unforced.

My kids love this place and shop here often.
showing lots of product
never ending puzzles
A coffee bar too!!
I could not fit in these, but I tried.
You can have fun in a toy store.

Branding photography is a must when you need content for your website and marketing. These images could and will be used for social media. It is always a win win to do this for your business.

This week in photography-fog

What can I tell you except that this week in Connecticut felt more like a week in London. I guess with the changing temperatures and the precipitation it is only inevitable for some foggy conditions. It is also a great time to capture some dramatic images. Here is an interesting video on shooting in the fog.

Southport Harbor
Seagulls in the rain at Croton on Hudson
White Birches at Burying Hill Beach
Graphic Black and white at Burying hill Beach

Never let the rain or fog keep you from capturing photographs, you can achieve some interesting images with the light.

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Abstract artist

David called me to photograph him for his website. He was planning to upgrade his site and also wanted me to photograph his pieces of art so he could sell them online. We picked a nice day because many of his pieces are large and we wanted to get the images taken outside. To have images for social media I now take many more images. But I still always want to tell a story.

I try to show as many different “looks” as I can to make the website look interesting.

For websites or for branding photography, I like to show the viewer what a typical day might be, tell the story.

David is a Westport artist and lives very close to me. I run or bike by his studio almost every day. He sometimes works outside or on the porch and I think his work is amazing!

This is my favorite shot of him. It happened to be the last picture too! See more of his work by clicking here.
https://www.davidstephenjohnson.com/

International women’s day

I photograph many people in my studio. I will do a bunch on location as well. It really depends what kind of look that you are going for. My studio images are a little more like “headshot” mode, but I am really looking for expressions of the face. I always like to say, ” let’s go for the approachable look”. Friendly etc….. In honor of International women’s day, I would like to introduce you to Andrea. Andrea is working in sales and came to me for a professional portrait.

These are amazing!  Wow… I’m SO HAPPY with the way they came out!!!

Andrea

Winter Images

Living in Connecticut is such a joy. As much as I enjoy Florida or California, I really like having four seasons. The changing light, foliage and colors gives me an opportunity to capture ever changing images. Winter is one of my favorite times of year because of the crisp air and clear nights. I still would like to do a star trail shoot before spring so hopefully I will get that up here too. I will research youtube and other photographers to get an idea of how to pull it off and make it look exciting and fun.

These are a few of the many images that I have taken over the winter. Thank you for looking.