Photographing the Westport Dog Festival

I was asked to photograph the Westport Dog Festival so they can use the images for future marketing and hopefully get new vendors for next year.. I think it is ideal to hire a photographer to show an outsiders point of view. Matt Mandell, the head of the Westport Chamber of Commerce said one of his biggest goals was to get an aerial with my drone. No problem. The dog festival takes place every year and it takes place at the dog park or Winslow park in Westport. They had many vendors and even a few food trucks.

obstacle course
Great turn out this year.
There were many vendors with lots of samples.
Can you guess?
Too low for me, but just right for the little ones.
Very nicely set up run.
The police had an excellent presentation.
and does it get any better than this?
I included the Westport Playhouse as a landmark for this drone shot other wise it would just look like a field from anywhere.

another new year!

We made it!! 2022 and here we are! I remain very optimistic for a very productive new year! In fact, I think as a photographer you really have to be excited by the new technology that is being introduced to the market. I am really enjoying my Canon 5ds which is a 50-megapixel camera with the nicest shutter you have ever heard. (well, almost…. I think the Leica m6 is the best ever…) I have many plans for personal projects this year and funny as it may seem, they include a lot of bike riding.

My hometown, Westport Ct photographed with the canon 5ds

walk the walk. In the summer there are so many people jumping off into the water.

Street Photography for Fitness Day

Westport had it’s second fitness and health day on main street this week and the turnout was very good. This year Fleet Feet added a 5k run earlier in the morning, which I think is a great idea. They basically shut down main street Westport and have fitness demonstrations, giveaways and information on how to be fit.

Street photography is very enjoyable and it can be very sneaky at times. You really want to go unnoticed because you are looking to get the most natural images you can. A lot of times when I raise my camera, people will automatically become aware and strike a pose. This is where the “sneaky” part comes in. A quick focus, and a quick shot and then move on. It works 90% of the time

going unnoticed can be very difficult when a lot of eyes are on you.
main street Westport and the 5k run finish line
love this little guy giving it a shot
even a kid can do it.