Michael the homeowner hired me to drone his home last week. His septic failed and he wanted images of the work that was being done to his yard. When I arrived, I was happy to see my friend Paul Lauterbach. We played college baseball together and my dad was good friends with his dad. He does great work and I was so happy to see him.
The drone is such a useful tool to show work that is being done to a property. You will never get a shot of this area open again and this shows the whole layout.
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.
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.
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