MDI Photo Club Portrait Workshop

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Lighting, People
MDI Photo Club Portrait Workshop

The MDI Photo Club held its March “outing” indoors at the Harbor House in Southwest Harbor. With temperatures that morning starting in the single digits and only climbing into the low teens, it was a good day to be inside. I taught an informal portrait workshop on lighting, working with a model, and what’s so great about the inverse square law. I set up a mini-studio with small flash …

Jennifer Booher

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in People
Jennifer Booher

In January of 2015, Jennifer Booher set out to circumambulate the shoreline of Mount Desert Island, hiking below the high tide line wherever possible. As she walks, Jenn studies the history, geology, and living things she encounters along the way. Later she writes about them on the Coast Walk section of her website jenniferbooher.com. There you can also see beautiful still life images she …

Bangor State Fair

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in People, Places
Bangor State Fair

The Bangor State Fair is an agricultural and recreational gathering of the population of the Greater Bangor Area and the entire state of Maine. It lasts for 10 days and typically draws between 60,000 and 70,000 people. According to the Bangor Daily News, this was the fair’s 166th year which makes it one of the oldest state fairs in the country.

Janice, Emma and I spent the day …

Maine Seacoast Mission

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in People
Maine Seacoast Mission

The Maine Sea Coast Mission provides spiritual, health, and youth development programs in coastal and island communities from mid-coast to Downeast Maine. Rooted in a history of non-denominational service, the Mission offers hope, encouragement and help to strengthen individuals, families and communities.

This spring I had the pleasure of working with the Mission on two …

Linda and Dan on the Elizabeth T.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in People
Linda and Dan on the Elizabeth T.

Linda and Dan Lunt welcomed me aboard the wooden lobster boat Elizabeth T. for a photo session. Actually, I welcomed them aboard because I arrived early to set up my camera and lighting. It was a blustery fall day with a hint of winter in the air. I met this couple last month when I charted the boat from the wonderful folks at Sail Acadia as part an event I was hosting for a large group of …

Fashion Photography with Starr

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Lighting, People
Fashion Photography with Starr

Starr Ferris is an actress and model from Elsworth, Maine. She and I collaborated on two photo shoots earlier this month. The goal was to create a variety of images using various lighting techniques. I shot all the images below using either Canon 600EX small flash or Paul C. Buff (PCB) Einstein studio strobes. Our “studio” was a huge room that I rented in the local community center. The …

Maine Media Workshop

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Lighting, People
Maine Media Workshop

Last June I attended a week-long photography class at the Maine Media Workshop in Rockport, Maine. Our instructor was fashion and celebrity photographer David Turner. David shared his decades of experience with us one-on-one and as a group. On our last night, David shot the class photo below including the assistants and David himself. That’s me seated on the left in the first row. Below …

Jennifer Steen Booher

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in People
Jennifer Steen Booher

Jennifer Steen Booher lives on Mount Desert Island, Maine with her husband, two kids, and two dwarf rabbits. She is an amazing artist and photographer. Her Beachcombing series of photographs documents the things she found on a particular beach on a particular day. Each image has a crisp white background and a precise arrangement of odd shapes and rough textures that highlight the …

Pretty in Pink Flamingo Festival

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Event, People
Pretty in Pink Flamingo Festival

Pink, pink, and more pink is the color of the weekend during the annual Pink Flamingo Festival in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Sponsored by the Harbor House, a non-profit organization serving the communities of Mount Desert Island, the festival boasts a parade, craft fair, kids carnival and lots more. The awesome Southwest Harbor Public Library puts on their paperback book sale that weekend …

Memorial Day Parade

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Event, People
Memorial Day Parade

The town of Southwest Harbor, Maine, held it’s Memorial Day parade this morning at 9 AM in remembrance of those men and women who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. For a parade that barely lasted 10 minutes, it was packed with all the essential ingredients that make an event like this so enjoyable to attend. It had marching bands, fire trucks, adorable children, active duty …