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Sunrise & Sunset Photography

Sunrise & Sunset Photography
Sunset from Bald Mountain - White Mountains, New Hampshire Sunrise & Sunset Photography, New Hampshire - The setting sun and orange sky looks cool and get lots of attention on social media sites, but reality is the photography market is flooded with this kind of imagery. Don’t get me wrong every outdoor photographer in the world has these kind of shots on file, but the truth of the matter is these scenes have little market value. A simple solution to ...

Winter Hiking Safety and Photography

Winter Hiking Safety and Photography
Mt Pierce at dawn - White Mountains, NH Winter Hiking Safety and Photography - One winter, before sunrise, I was setup near the summit of Mt Pierce in the New Hampshire White Mountains photographing the moon. It was a perfect morning to be on the ridge with the temperature around 10 degrees. As I was doing this, I watched a hiker come up out of the brush on the east / southeastern side of Mt Pierce. He was completely off ...

Hiring A Professional Photographer

Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Mount Washington - White Mountains, New Hampshire Hiring A Professional Photographer - The digital era has made it possible for anyone with a camera to profit from photography, hence the surge of photographers in the photography industry over the last decade. The number of photographers in the New England area is mind-boggling! And it really is no surprise consumers of photography and photo editors are fed up with the quality of imagery that is floating around today. Many consumers of ...

Perspective, Pemigewasset Wilderness

Pemigewasset Wilderness - White Mountains, NH USA
Perspective, Pemigewasset Wilderness - One of the challenges of a photographer focused on the New England environment is finding a different perspective of locations that have been photographed thousands of times. I approach this issue by focusing on entire areas, such as the Pemigewasset Wilderness and not just one popular location in the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Here is my perspective of the Pemi Wilderness....[Continue reading] ...

Camera Batteries, Cold Weather

Carter-Moriah Trail - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Cold Weather & Camera Batteries - How do I approach the cold weather battery issue? Most DSLRs use battery packs these days, so I am not going to attempt to describe the different types of batteries that are available. My Canons use a 7.4V lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack, so I will be referring to them. And I am not a scientist, so I won't attempt to describe why batteries lose power in extremely cold conditions, but in short the cold ...

Tripod & Hiking

Mount Washington, New Hampshire USA
Bulky & Heavy Tripod On Rock How to get sharper images? A common question photographers are asked. I have noticed that most people asking this question are carrying tiny plastic tripods that weigh only ounces. Can you imagine putting a six pound camera on a flimsy plastic tripod in 10 mile per hour winds on the open ridge? I wouldn't do it ...