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 …

Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Article
Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

I picked one of the coldest days of the year to travel out to Swans Island to photograph my friend Colleen’s new Tesla charging station at her Harbor Watch Inn. We thought it would be fun to take a picture and write a press release to promote electric vehicles and inn. It was fun, but it was damn cold. How cold was it? The thermometer at my house read -2F, but I think it warmed into single …

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 …

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 …