My love/hate relationship with long exposure photography. What I love is that when the conditions are right the resulting images can be quite striking. Silky smooth water, windblown clouds creating dramatic streaks of color across the sky, all good stuff that requires long exposure times to capture. But, and here’s the rub, I hate the… Read More
Waterfalls, not just for warm weather anymore. Grab your winter coat and boots, pull on your hat and gloves, it’s time for some waterfalls, frozen and snowy waterfalls. For those of you who think of waterfalls only when the weather is warm, you don’t know what you’re missing. Here’s a short video shot clip of… Read More
Camera ~ Fujifilm X-T2 Lens ~ XF16-55 f2.8 WR Filters ~ Singh Ray Vari-N-Duo Exposure Data ~ ISO 200, f16, 60sec. 24.9mm Processed in Lightroom Classic CC Location ~ Fort Foster, Kittery, Maine.
In Part 1 of my waterfall photography series I discussed the gear you’ll find in my bag when I head out to photograph them, and in Part 2 I talked about camera settings and how I choose them. Now in the third and final installment I’d like to share some thoughts on composition and how… Read More
Let It Snow. Here in the northeastern U.S. winter has been making a dramatic comeback. After a brutally cold start, followed by a stretch of unseasonably warm weather that pretty much wiped the white off of the landscape, winter is back in a big way! Over the last few weeks New Hampshire as received… Read More
What do you do when you’re making a really long exposure that ends up being grossly overexposed? You make it black and white of course. Last night I was photographing on the Maine coast and experimenting with long exposures. The mistake I made was to trust the histogram displayed on the LCD of my Fujifilm… Read More
Crystal Cascade, Pinkham Notch, NH I’ve hiked by this waterfall many times, usually in the dark or too tired at the end of a long hike to give it much thought. A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to pay it a proper visit. So with workshop client in tow we made… Read More
It Depends. One of the questions I’m most often asked when it comes to photographing waterfalls is what camera settings I use, particularly what shutter speed. And my answer is always the same, “It depends.” It depends ~ On the look I’m going for. If I’m trying to capture the shapes and swirls created by bubble caught in… Read More