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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One day last summer, on a particularly uncomfortable and humid day, a few young girls, their mother and I, strolled through the grounds of the DeCordova to take some portraits of the young sisters.  Due to the temperature, the session soon melted away and it was my first ever where I simply felt a do-over was in order!  So after a few new dates with unfavorable weather, last weekend we finally were able to take to the studio to see what might transpire!  Victory, at last!  I was most pleased with these two in particular!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Another year and it’s time for the annual holiday portrait.  I am so touched to be called back year after year by this particular family.  Although we had a really successful session last year, I was pleased with the brand new setting my client added to this year’s photo with a festive and vibrant color palette.  These girls are growing up so beautifully and it is truly an honor to be a part of their annual holiday tradition!

Sunday, November 17, 2010

A dear friend of mine asked me to do the senior portrait for her son.  Having known this particular young man for the past six plus years, it was a fun opportunity to celebrate his fast approaching adulthood.  Hard to imagine!  Although he was not thrilled about the idea of a photo session, he had it all figured out.  When I arrived to shoot all I had to do was set up lights and click the shutter.  I was happy with the way this one turned out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This marks my second modest exploration into the realm of HDR imaging in digital photography.  Everyone seems to be doing it these days!  I took a workshop on the topic some years back and can appreciate it for the artistic tool for expression that it is but it’s not, to me anyway, the perfect solution for every photo and sometimes it sounds like the way digital photography is heading!  Interestingly enough, I seem to appreciate its role in processing a black and white image even more than color.  That’s not to say I haven’t seen some positively OUTSTANDING examples from other photographers.  But as for the (limited) work I’ve found time to produce, I’m still not sure it speaks to how I see the world and how I see the world is the foundation of my photography.  Or at least it has been thus far!  Regardless, there really is no denying that HDR can be a beautiful technique in photography!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A local family and I roamed about the property now occupied by the Lars Anderson Auto Museum and Park in Brookline on a blustery but beautiful autumn afternoon taking portraits last weekend.  The foliage, already in decline, never staying long enough, pulled through nonetheless to add some sparkling color to the backgrounds and really, I had a lovely time.  The youngest of the three children did a great job in this shot!