Posts Tagged: photography



Standing Up For The White Mountains

Appalachian Trail (Gulfside Trail) - A hiker enjoys the sunset from Mount Clay in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Appalachian Trail – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Standing Up For The White Mountains – Every year, I document a number of environmental issues in the White Mountains. And to start the New Year I am going to publicly share the four issues I will be documenting thus year. The rest of my time will be focused on the scenic White Mountains and New England region. This year I decided to just continue creating imagery for the visual journals that I have worked on for the last few years. Below are links to the journals.

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Windy Weather, White Mountains

Windy conditions cause snow and clouds to blow across the mountains from the summit of Mount Tecumseh in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire USA during the winter months.
Windy Conditions – Mt Tecumseh, White Mountains
 

Windy Weather, White Mountains – As an environmental photographer, I try to document every aspect of nature that is interesting. I also try to think out of the box and create images that will be beneficial to have on file for future use. Weather related images are always in demand and are good to have on file.

I find it a challenge to create images that showcase the power of wind, winter and nature. To create a great image that includes these three elements everything has to line up perfectly, and most times they don’t. Being in the right place at the right time does help, but this means shooting in less than ideal conditions and my camera gear does take a beaten.

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2014 Nature Photography Day

Red Trillium during the spring months along a hiking path at Rumney Rocks in Rumney, New Hampshire.
Red Trillium – Rumney Rocks, New Hampshire
 

June 15, 2014 – National Nature Photography Day

Nature Photography Day was created in 2006 by the North American Nature Photography Association. It is an annual event intended to promote conservation and the enjoyment of nature photography. Today is a day to grab your camera and photograph nature. You can read more on the history of the event at the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) website here. NANPA is also hosting a Nature Photography Day event on their Facebook page

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Camera Gear, Nature Photography

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Carter-Moriah Trail near the summit of Carter Dome in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Carter Dome – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Last month, I wrote about some things to consider before pursuing a career as a full or part-time freelance nature photographer. Today, I am going to continue off that post with a list of the basic camera gear needed. Gear purchases can ruin your profit margin so it is important to consider them when forming your business.

Below is a list of camera gear that will help put you in the right direction. I have also included my thoughts on each piece of gear. Please remember this is only the basics and more specialized gear will be beneficial as you advance in photography. The next photographer may disagree with my comments. 

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Freelance Nature Photography

Mount Washington from Mount Clay in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Mount Washington – White Mountains of New Hampshire
 

Freelance Nature Photography – I am not big into writing about photography tips and tricks or ranting about the photography industry so this could be the only post I make this year focused on the business of nature photography.

How to start a nature photography business and be successful at it is always a hot topic of discussion among photographers. By no means am I an expert in the business of photography, but I do see the same mistakes made over and over by photographers just starting out.

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Winter Camera Protection, White Mountains

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Appalachian Trail - Extreme weather conditions near the summit of Mount Washington during the winter months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Crawford Path – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Winter Camera Protection, White Mountains – When photographing in adverse winter conditions, one of my concerns is protecting camera gear from the elements. I find using products that are specifically made to protect the camera in harsh conditions to be beneficial. They do take some time to get use to, but are worth the investment.

During harsh weather conditions in the New Hampshire White Mountains, I use Camera Armor*, LensSkins*, and LensCoat*. And for down in the valleys and roadside I like using the Storm Jacket Covers*. These products act as covers for the camera and do a pretty good job at keeping the elements off the camera. The Storm Jacket covers are easy to put on and work well in all seasons. I use mine all the time when it is raining. 

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Camping Ethics, White Mountains

Poor "Leave No Trace" habits on the the side a Sawyer River Trail in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA.
Sawyer River Trail – White Mountains, NH
 

Leave No Trace, Camping EthicsThe Leave No Trace program is a very effective program that uses simple principles and common sense to promote back-country camping ethics. Creating awareness for camping ethics is an important part of the program. Feel free to share this blog post with your friends.

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2013 Nature Photography Day – New England

Franconia Notch State Park - The Pemigewasset River in the area of "The Basin" viewing area in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA during the spring months (ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan)
Pemigewasset River – Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
 

June 15, 2013 – Today is National Nature Photography Day

First celebrated in 2006 this annual event is to promote the enjoyment of nature photography. This is a day to grab your camera and photograph nature. The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) is hosting a Nature Photography Day event on their Facebook page

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