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Feelin the Bern

January 18, 2016 - Last Friday I put myself on the schedule to photograph the phenomena known as Bernie mania. Here in Massachusetts it is...
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Meg Worrick - an inspiration in Dance

January 14, 2016 - One thing I really don't like to do is to parachute into a story and try to come up with decent photos that tell it. Thi...
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Christmas Moon over Thachers Island - The story behind the image

December 29, 2015 - The journey for this image started around Thanksgiving this year more specifically Nov. 25. I was driving home from an a...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 24, 2015 - About this time of year I start thinking of where I am going and where I have come from with my photography. It's an int...
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Wonderful Late Fall Morning Light

November 24, 2015 - This morning while I was waiting for the post office to open I went down to T-Wharf to see if there were any photographs...
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WW ll Veteran, age 96, tells his story

November 12, 2015 - For Bert Stanley, 96, Veterans Day 2015 was quite something different than in past years. Because this year he had just...
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Wild Volleyball Action - Tourney Time

November 07, 2015 - My job these days brings me to various high schools around the area for tournament games for different sports. This week...
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"Spooky Rehearsal" chorus rehearses in Halloween costumes

November 05, 2015 - Before Halloween I got a call from the director of a local chorus group. She had a great hook for me to show up and capt...
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First shots and opinions on the Canon 24-70 f4 L IS

October 26, 2015 - Over the past three months I have been debating selling my 24-70 f2.8 L. It's a huge lens that weighs quite a bit. Hauli...
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Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Camden Maine

October 21, 2015 - This past weekend my wife and I had a weekend away in northern Maine. We had only been up to Stonnington way back in the...
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Always Carry a Camera!

June 21, 2015 - You never know when an opportunity will arise for a great photo. Or as Thorsten Overgaard says always wear a camera, the...
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Weather and it's affect on landscape photography

May 31, 2015 - Most people that love shooting landscapes know when the golden hour is. It's widely known that an hour before and an hou...
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Atlantic waves inspired by friends images

April 23, 2015 - A couple of years ago I made several wave photos over on the backshore off Atlantic Rd in Gloucester - they are some of...
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The Gray Cold Day and the Black & White Photograph

April 09, 2015 - Today I was stuck outside for a good hour freezing my butt off waiting for some folks to show up for an assignment I was...
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Using the new version of Final Cut Pro X

April 08, 2015 - Back in 2012 I purchased Final Cut Pro X and found it a real departure from Final Cut Pro 7 and the baby version Final C...
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Hamilton Wenham State Champions - A special story

March 25, 2015 - This playoff season was really something here on the North Shore. We had two teams that went undefeated and captured the...
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High School basketball tournament time with the Canon 7D Mk2

March 03, 2015 - Sorry for the long delay in posting it's been a tough month photo wise. It's been all about work and no personal work. S...
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East Coast Blizzard - Some photos

January 28, 2015 - Yesterday and today have been on the rough side because of the NorEasta or NorBeasta' as some are calling it. I snow blo...
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Shooting hockey with the Canon 5D Mk3

January 22, 2015 - One of my assignments earlier this week was to shoot a girls hockey game at a local college rink. I had not been back to...
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Yay - It's Finally Sea Smoke Weather, -2 degrees F

January 08, 2015 - Well my fingers are frozen and most of the rest of me. The difference is that I made sea smoke photos today in Marblehea...
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The Annual End of the Year Message

December 26, 2014 - This year has been a rough one for me. There have been lots of ups and downs with my life and the photo industry. I find...
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The Red Ford Truck

December 16, 2014 - The other day I was on assignment in Ipswich, MA at the Russell Orchard & Winery. I was illustrating an interesting stor...
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Shooting Sports in the Rain - what fun, not really!

December 09, 2014 - It was with some hesitancy that I hauled my gear out to the car last Saturday. It was pouring rain and I had a long driv...
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Canon Rumored to Introduce New Mirrorless System - Really?

December 04, 2014 - So that's the news floating around the internet. If Canon is not working on a full frame mirrorless system they are miss...
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The Beauty of Auto ISO with the Canon 5D Mk3

November 21, 2014 - I was always a skeptic of auto ISO and never ever used it until recently. I was convinced that the camera was never goin...
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Fog, changing light - magic

November 12, 2014 - Today as I drove home from work the light was starting to fade and as I got closer to Cape Ann I saw that the fog that w...
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The Milken Award With the Canon 5D Mk3 and Canon 7D

October 13, 2014 - Last week I was at the McGlynn School in Medford for a very special event. One of the teachers at the school was receivi...
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Thacher Island Photography Workshop Announced

October 01, 2014 - Cape Ann Light Photography Workshops has announced the Thacher Island Photography Workshop with 30 year veteran photojou...
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Knock-out the background for super pop to your images

September 30, 2014 - You know what I like about shooting with the Leica, using the viewfinder. It's so clear and gives you a great idea what...
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Comparing the M9 w/35 Cron ASPH and Canon 5DMK3 w/24-70

September 19, 2014 - Today I had a pretty boring assignment and decided to bring along the M9 knowing the photo was going to be bland. I need...
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Manual white balance with the Leica M9

September 17, 2014 - I have been using my M9 on AWB much of the time and had the opportunity to try out the really fast method of using manua...
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Lobstering with the Canon 1D Mkll and 16-35L

August 15, 2014 - What a great morning I had yesterday! Up at the crack of dawn and out with some local lobstermen for a story on how the...
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Thachers Island Light Fresnel Lens

August 13, 2014 - The other day I was at the Cape Ann Museum making some photographs for the paper of areas of the museum that have been r...
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Please leave comments - now without registering

August 07, 2014 - Due to human error - mine, you had to register with this site if you wanted to leave a comment. That has now been fixed...
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A Lesson in "Seeing" better photographs

August 06, 2014 - Several years ago a good friend of mine who is a very good photographer offered to give me a refresher course in "seeing...
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Hummingbird with the Canon 5D Mk3 and 300 2.8

July 19, 2014 - Yesterday I thought I would try my hand at photographing the hummingbirds that frequent our yard. This first attempt was...
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Leica M9 with 35 Summicron ASPH "smellin the coffee"

July 14, 2014 - This morning i was out on assignment to shoot a local coffee roaster and I dragged along the M9 to go with the Canon 5D...
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Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron ASPH on assignment

July 08, 2014 - I have been carrying this rig around with me every day and have found an opportunity most days to make some really nice...
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More Thunder Clouds with the Canon 5D Mk3 & 24-70 L

July 04, 2014 - Well I found the card reader - right where I left it. I knew that the image I made with this camera was potentially much...
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Hiking photography with the Canon G15

June 30, 2014 - As you all know by now I was in Oregon recently and had the opportunity to do some hiking at Silver Falls State Park. My...
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Silver Falls State Park, Oregon with the Canon G15

June 20, 2014 - Yesterday my son John and I had a wonderful time visiting a spectacular state park that boasts 10 waterfalls. It was the...
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A Day of Baseball with the Canon 5D Mk3 and 7D

June 08, 2014 - Well this is hell weekend for me and my staff as we battle through numerous graduations and sports tournament playoff ga...
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Low light shooting with Canon 5D Mk3 and the Canon 24-70 2.8 L

May 15, 2014 - Last night I was at a play rehearsal shooting some images for the paper. The stage light was great so the images from th...
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Doing it Old School with the Canon G15

May 09, 2014 - After shooting with Leica M9 for a bit I thought it would be fun to use my Canon G15 but in a different way. I decided t...
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Shooting with two cameras - the best of both worlds Leica M9 Sony Nex-7

May 05, 2014 - Yesterday I had a great time photographing a very small play rehearsal for a friend. They needed some promo shots for th...
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Disappointed in the Leica 21mm f3,4 SA on the Leica M9

April 25, 2014 - Recently I had the urge to break out the Leica 21mm Super Angulon f 3,4 and try it on the Leica M9. I consulted Thorsten...
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Chris Hondros' iconic image remembered

April 22, 2014 - It's not often that I sit down to pen something that moved many. But today I picked up a tweet from Time that really mad...
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Easter morning service and the M9

April 20, 2014 - Every Easter I bring my camera to our early morning service. This service in Annisquam started in the early 60's when I...
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Abstract shooting with the Canon G15

April 16, 2014 - I am one of those people that always needs a camera with me most of the time. If I don't have my pro gear with me than I...
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Large photo mural makes for a good photo op

April 14, 2014 - Recently I was at an awards dinner in Boston at the Copley Plaza. Before dinner I was walking around looking for somethi...
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From the Archive: Polo pony gives the evil eye

March 18, 2014 - Every Sunday up on the Northshore of Boston in the small town of Hamilton the rich come out to play at the Myopia Hunt C...
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From the Archive: Great Dane watching traffic

March 17, 2014 - As a photojournalist I am always on the look out for images that portray everyday life. Most of the time we do this by j...
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The Art of Exposure With the Leica M9

February 20, 2014 - Update 09/03/2014: Since the interest in this blog post has been so high lately I thought I would add to it my experienc...
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Cape Ann Museum - Renovation

February 04, 2014 - Exposure ISO 1600 1/20 @ 5.6 Yesterday I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Cape Ann Museum as it is being renov...
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Essex Shipbuilding Museum, working on the Lewis Story #2

February 02, 2014 - Exposure ISO 1600 1/250 @ 1.4 This past weekend I went over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and made some more shots...
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Sony Nex-7 with Leica M Lenses Rolling Review #4

January 29, 2014 - I am always looking for ways to challenge myself and the equipment I am using so when the opportunity arose to shoot som...
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The Leica 35mm Summicron f2 Made by Leitz Canada circa 1959 vers.1

January 24, 2014 - Color version Black and White conversion This image was made wide open at f2 with the Leica 35mm Summicron versi...
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On Assignment with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica glass

January 23, 2014 - Supporters wait for their candidate to show up - everyone is doing something different. Notice the two guys at the right...
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Snow and More Snow

January 22, 2014 - Last night as I drove home in near blizzard conditions a hauled out the Nex-7 to see if I could get some cool shots. As...
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Fences and Bamboo Rockport, MA

January 01, 2014 - I have been thinking of shooting this scene for a long time. So after thinking about it for a couple of years I finally...
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Frozen Water - like glass

December 31, 2013 - This past spring I did some experimenting freezing water with shutter speed. The new ISO ranges of modern cameras gives...
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Halibut Point State Park in Snow

December 17, 2013 - Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, MA is a magical place at any time of year. But it takes on an almost ethereal qual...
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Building a Triptych - The Cape Ann Tool Company

November 15, 2013 - The other day I had a conversation with one of my sons who lives in Oregon. He really wanted a large image for the wall...
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Maine Media College MFA Retreat

May 08, 2013 - This past week I was up at the Maine Media College MFA retreat auditing the course. It was a great experience that chang...
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Wharf Abstract #1

May 06, 2013 - Today the seacoast was awash with fog that moved in during the early evening. As I sat in traffic watching the fog slowl...
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Cold Day Shooting Sports

April 03, 2013 - Early spring sports can be either warm or really cold - yesterday it was REALLY COLD. The temps up in Georgetown for thi...
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Easter Early Morning Service 2013

March 31, 2013 - Happy Easter everyone. The early morning service was a little chilly but sunny and clear as a bell. We could see the coa...
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