Posts Tagged ‘photography’

NYC Architectural Abstracts: A Photographic Walking Tour of New York City

Design in lobby of Chrysler building

    The New York City skyline is recognizable to millions. The Empire State building, the Chrystler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge; the twin towers that stood and then were gone so noticeably and now a gleaming new spire atop the Freedom Tower. The buildings together as a unit create the famous silhouette perched on the […]


Blog Challenge Feature: New England Crafters

Lupine Leaves with Raindrops

Nice surprise for a Monday morning . . . I received a notice from Kris at New England Crafters via Etsy that one of the photos on they Etsy site has been included in their weekly blog challenge. The topic was Earth Day with a focus on green. Here is a link to their blog: […]


Christmas Stalking: Seasonal images in marketing

Christmas ornaments in snow

    The little trick or treaters had barely been nestled into their beds when I heard it. The first jingle of the holiday sales season. Marketers so focused on one of the three big kid holidays of the year quickly shifted gears and ads went from orange and black to green and red. Pumpkins […]


LIGHTS. . CAMERA . . ! SPOTLIGHT: Food Photography & Dramatic Illumination at Collins Center for the Arts 2012 Gala

Whoopie Pies by Black Bear Catering

  Photographing food is one of my favorite things. Whenever I have an opportunity to turn my lens toward some artfully created dishes I do so. I am also drawn to light and its effects, whether it’s the shadows or the beams, light is a big part of photography. Combining the two, food and light, […]


Peddling my wares – Selling Photography Part 5.5

Colorful items for sale in Mexican gift shop

  In this series, Selling Photography, I began with a basic question that over the weeks has morphed into an examination of my experiences, successes and challenges.  It’s my hope that by writing this, I’ll be able to come to some insightful moment where the bell rings and I’ve come to a conclusion about my […]


Peddling my wares – Selling Photography at Art & Craft shows; Part 4

Signs at carnival

  Part 4:  Other ideas for selling your work – wholesale and consignment arrangements at retail stores.   As part of this series on Selling Photography and my experiences in doing so, I’ve written about my current dilemma:  whether or not to continue selling my photography products at art and craft shows.  In part 1 […]


Peddling my wares – Selling Photography at Art & Craft Shows part 3

Jams for sale at Reading Market

    Show selection – why some shows are good for photographers and some of my experiences.     If I am to continue selling photography at art & craft shows, which shows would be best?  I’m asking myself this question, of course, but feel free to chime in with advice on this.  The first […]


Images of Summer (so far)

Bicycle on Fore St Portland Maine

  I can only speak for myself but I believe that in thinking about summer, we all have images that we put in place in our minds as the ultimate image of summer.  Of course it depends on your feelings about the season in general as to the tone of the image, but in all […]


Food Porn: Delicious, sensual, glorious food photography

Yellow pear and red cherry tomatoes

      Bright and colorful, alluring and ubiquitous, food is inescapable.  As a necessary component of human life, food could take the role of just another part of the daily grind. We all need to eat, sleep, breathe, and eliminate.  Fortunately, the need to eat has stretched far beyond its basic goal of nourishment.  […]


Getting wet: Photography in the rain

Mussel under the tide

Rain is predicted here in the northeast for most of the week.  While I’m so anxious for summer weather, rainy days do lend themselves to some great photography.  Some of my favorite images were created in or after the rain.  I love how drops linger on flower petals and leaves, reflections in puddles, and the […]


Emotion & Perception in photography

Two blue chairs in dune grass

“You never know when you’re making a memory.” Rickie Lee Jones quotes (American Singer and Song Writer)   “Please buy my Mom’s pictures. Each one of them is a great memory for us.” My daughter wrote this note and put it in front of the baskets of matted prints and photo cards I was trying […]


Experience it or record it? Is there a choice? Living life through the lens

Peggys Cove Lighthouse with reflection

  I read an interesting quote recently.  George Clooney observed that whether he’s signing an autograph for a fan or just saying hello, the person has held up a camera phone or is shooting video or snapping pictures.  Of this, he said “I think people are experiencing less and recording more.”   Am I guilty […]


The birth of a blog

Children's colorful hand prints on black background

  Here it is at birth; the inaugural post to this new blog on this new website.  It’s freeing in a way to begin anew.  The path this journal takes as it meanders through my photographic experiences could go anywhere.  We could find ourselves entwined in the high grasses on the dunes or mired in […]