Year In Review

4 01 2020

A look back into 2019





Moments In Time Over The Years

4 01 2020

Over the years i’ve been many places, made many friends, enjoyed my family. I have told and shared a lot of visual stories. I would like to think I grew with technology using it for work, fun and as a creative outlet. On one occasion I was recording an artist friend of mine and comment to him, I wish I was an artist. His reply stuck with me and think of it often. He said, you are an artist! Photography, video, broadcasting and podcasting is an art form. You are an artist! I never thought of what I do in that way. Maybe I am. What do you think? I enjoy listening to others tell their stories. Everyone has a story to tell. Every story weather written or told in an audio or video format has a beginning middle and end. These images your watching now is only part of my story. It’s only some of the places i’ve been, only some of the friends i’ve made and only some of the stories I told. I’ve had many on line / on air shows including Through Your Eyes, 60 Second Stories, Ordinary People / Extraordinary Things, Go The Distance TV, to name a few. For me these images act as a reminded for me of those moments in time. After all that is what photography is. As it were. A moment in time, a memory, a 500th of a second. I hope you have good memories and many moments in time! ====== Some of my creative friends have sent me drawings of my likeness, have been photoshop creative with my image. All in good fun I would like to think. Thank you for being part of my life. Spending a moment in time with me, and being a friend. Here’s to many more moments of visual story telling, moments in time. Keep being creative! It’s fun!





Getting Lost In The Creative Process with Ray Guillette

4 01 2020

I had the opportunity to spend time with Ray Guillette to talk about his life in photography. Ray has been involved in photography since childhood. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Stony Brook Camera Club in Franklin, Mass. -Honorary Life Member of The Society of Rhode Island -Honorary Member and Past President of the New England Camera Club Council. The 72nd annual NECCC Conference was dedicated to Ray in 2017. Some of Rays greatest thrills in photography include: ​1. getting lost in the creative process ​2. producing and performing audiovisual shows for 34 years at camera and art clubs, the Portland, Maine and the Newport, R.I. Museums of Art, the New York City Sierra Club, and at ​photography conventions from Maine to Florida, and in Canada. (20 shows at the New England Camera Club Council Conference) -Ray has published an article and images in Popular Photography, February 2007.





“Taking It to the Streets” presented by Nancy Carbonaro

8 12 2019

“Taking It to the Streets” presented by Nancy Carbonaro. Capturing evocative images of everyday life takes a special skill that goes well beyond the technical aspects of using a camera. Learn about the skills it takes to master photo documentary image making, as we examine the complexity of everyday life in Cuba. Bio: Nancy has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. Her focus is capturing her subjects in the most authentic, natural and respectful light. Her day to day work consists of creating captivating business portraits. Her passion is traveling to third world countries to document the lives of people living on the fringe. Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around photographing people in all different kinds of life situations. Nancy’s experience includes 12 years of a portrait business. 2 years as president of the Commercial Industrial Photographers of NE, photo documentary projects in: Cuba, Cambodia, Ecuador & Mexico, and, she’s studied with some really cool national and internationally known photographers. We’re looking forward to her talk.





By Path or Paddle with Peter Baumgarten

8 12 2019

We had the great pleasure of having Peter present at our club meeting. Here’s some information about Peter and his talk. ===== By Path or Paddle – “Photographing the Natural Word” presented by Peter Baumgarten The great outdoors offers some amazing photo opportunities. Paddle and hike along with Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary as he discusses the challenges and joys of outdoor photography, including tips and techniques to improve your landscape, macro, and wildlife photography. Bio – Peter is a professional photographer and educator living on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. He regularly leads photography courses and workshops for novice and enthusiast photographers and travels across North America as an Olympus Visionary providing lectures and seminars on landscape, wildlife, and astrophotography. His work has been published in a number of magazines in both Canada and the U.S. and has been recognized for excellence on a number of photography websites. Peter is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for wilderness camping, canoeing and kayaking.





Photography On Your Phone

8 12 2019

As photographers sometimes we’re asked, how did you do that? Where was that picture photographed, what camera did you use? Well here’s the secret. Ready? Everything matters. Non of it matters. It’s all about what you want to do. Do you like what you’re seeing now, right in front of you? Do you want to capture that image? That memory? That moment in time? Whats the best camera to use? Whats the best lens to use? What manual camera setting shall one use to capture exactly what your seeing in front of you? Some may not be a photographer or understand all of that photographer stuff. Or, are we all photographers? With todays technology in our pocket all the time, maybe thats the best camera to use. With all the available apps we also have a studio in our pocket. How do you choose to use it? Maybe, your pocket device, your phone is the best camera to use. Sometimes I shoot and process my images on my phone. Do you? There’s no excuse not to capture that moment in time, capture that memory for yourself, or share it with your friends and family, or share it with the world. Yes, sometimes the best camera to use is the one you have with you. I shoot on my phone!





Rad A. Drew, photographer, teacher, and tour leader

8 12 2019

Bio: Rad A. Drew is a photographer, teacher, and tour leader from Indianapolis, Indiana. He makes photographs with mirrorless and infrared cameras, and assorted iPhones, and he loves to teach and inspire others to discover hidden creative talents. His creative images have been recognized in galleries and photo competitions around the world. Rad writes for the online photographer’s resources, Luminous Landscape, PhotoPXL.com, and for the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer. He is author two fine art books, and is a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction. He is the creator of the popular webinar series, How I Did It!™, and he shares his Topaz Studio workflow in regularly scheduled Topaz webinars. He was recognized in the Photography Society of America’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018 in the Editorial Awards category. A seasoned workshop leader and teacher, Rad guides photographers to beautiful locations around the world including Cuba, The Palouse, Cape Cod, Tuscany, Calabria, and Moloka’i.








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