Why

Years ago, during high school, I had a teacher who continues to influence my life today.  During English class he would often suggest that the only question needing to be answered in our work, or our lives, was “why”.   In photography the process of creating an image means first answering the questions of why as well.  Why that place.  Why that moment.  Why that setting. …

Travel and Enjoy Every Place

Every trip, no matter how near or far, should inspire photographers to learn and create.  Wherever you may roam it is important to take the time and educate yourself about the people, their history, their culture, and the local lore.  Once there, immerse yourself as much as possible and, temporarily, leave home behind.  The more you invest in learning about…

Abandoned Dreams

People, as a whole, share many common traits despite a global array of diversity and individuality.  Despite our many differences everyone has hopes and dreams for their future.  Some dreams are big; some are small.  The pursuit of our hopes are sometimes hesitant steps forward while others are giant leaps of faith.  Either way, sadly,…

Think Change Beach Gloucester

Think Change

The world is full of beautiful detail. Everywhere you go there is opportunity to enjoy expansive views that are stunning and inspiring. We tend to gravitate toward scenes that feature wide open spaces but, the landscape is full of small scenes with their own unique beauty. Always be willing to change your perspective. In photography…

True Beauty

She was born on a farm in western Pennsylvania 79 years ago today. Her family did not have much but, they grew up in a time when not much was needed. They grew things, they made things, they fixed things, and they had each other. Farm life meant hard work, being humble, hardship, gratefulness, and…

Rising

Spent a lot of time today finalizing many of our hotel arrangements for our 2015 photography workshops. I kept pouring coffee, the steam kept rising, and the plans kept coming together. I love that! 2015 is going to be another great year at New England Photo Workshops. Our calendar will be ready in the next…

Time Well Spent

I love being a photographer. Every adventure, no matter how near or far, inspires me to explore and discover more about the world I live in. My desire to learn fuels my even greater need to create images that reflect how I feel about what I see. The photographic process gives me so much more…

My Mom – Jan

I love my Mom… very much. I wish I was more like her. She is the kindest, most gentle, considerate, honest, hard working, generous, compassionate, creative, selfless, and loyal person I have ever met. She has been an amazing mother to me and my two beautiful sisters for 54 years. Not once in that time…