Category Archives: landscape

Image of the Week | Spring Fever

We have certainly had our share of snow here in NY. This winter seems to be never ending. With yet another snow storm in the near future, It makes the thought of spring seem even sweeter when it finally gets here. Here comes the sun!

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This time of year is something special. Like everything else, it comes and goes and before you know if, it’s gone. I usually set aside some important time to go out and shoot fall foliage, but this year has been real busy. However, I was able to deprive myself of some much needed sleep and head over to Belmont Lake State Park early one morning this week at sunrise and get a few images. Holy shit was it cold, but it is beautiful and peaceful to be at such a busy place that early in the morning…..and so close to home.

Image of the Week | Platinum Sunset

It is difficult to believe that summer is almost over. This summer was no doubt the busiest summer season I have had yet and things don’t really change gears from this point. School begins next week, kids sports and activities are in full swing and wedding season does not begin to slow down until November.

Portrait bookings are coming in for late summer/fall outdoor family shoots. This is actually the perfect time of year to shoot outdoors as the heat and haze of the summer does not dilute the skies true clarity and color saturation. I am shooting just as many outdoor sessions over the next few months and I am in-studio sessions here at home base.

For this weeks image, I wanted to post one of my favorite images from summer. It’s an image of the fire island lighthouse I took at sunset at the Fire Island National Seashore. As breathtaking as this image looks in color, I chose to have this printed on metallic paper in black & white due to the tasteful tones and contrast the image displays when the color is removed. It places more of the focus on the lighthouse in this composition, because the lighthouse itself is black and white.

I hope everyone had an awesome summer and I look forward to a very picturesque autumn season.

Stuck around for a little while after covering a wedding at the Fire Island National…

Stuck around for a little while after covering a wedding at the Fire Island National Sea Shore. It's hard to leave once you're there.

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Sunshine State

View from the balcony this morning. Missed the sunrise by a couple of minutes, but I took a couple of snaps anyway. I wonder if I lived here, would I appreciated this as much……hell yeah!

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– Mark

If you had the opportunity to choose a location for a romantic engagement shoot,…

If you had the opportunity to choose a location for a romantic engagement shoot, where would you choose? Whether for the landscape or the connection to your relationship, what's the perfect place?

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Probably my favorite thing about engagement shoots are that they can be planned for…

Probably my favorite thing about engagement shoots are that they can be planned for any day and time, You can actually plan for a nice sunset rather than hope for one. If it rains, you can reschedule. Engagement photos can turn out to be pretty important if it rains on the wedding day and you don't get nice photos outside.

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