Monthly Archives: March 2015

My Best Camera

My Best camera?  Actually there are many that I have had or do have today.  I used to always say oh yeah I’m a photographer and I always want to get the best shot I can under any and all circumstances.
Lynn, MA, Shore, Coast, New England

But you know what?  I don’t always have my camera or any camera with me.  My cell phone? Yikes! Do I really want to use my cell phone to get shots like this ‘Big Rock’? Ah, no.  I have a few great cameras.  They range from 16 megapixels to 36 megapixels.  I don’t have them with me all of the time.  Maybe I should.  I splurged and got myself a small point’n shoot to have in my jacket pocket.  And you know what?  Without it I could never have got an image like the one above or the one here:

Lynn, MA, Walkway, Shore, New England

So, I know you know this but it bears repeating:

The Best camera you have as a Photographer (you did say you’re a photographer, right?!) is the one you have with you!  If you can – have one with you….always……


Don’t you just wish everything was perfect?  Hmmm, maybe not you think.  Perhaps that’s right.
Don Toothaker & I did some judging at a camera club recently and it’s something that Don really enjoys a LOT.  And he’s very good at it.  I like it but find it difficult to do as I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.  Yet at the same time I want to help photographers learn.  So, I ‘judge’ on occasion.  It’s something as co-owners of New England Photo Workshops that we
know may help our business ( as well by enabling camera club folks to meet & interact with us.
We got some feedback from one of the new folks we had just met. He said that he now knows he needs to learn to evaluate his images better to improve his techniques to get sharper photos based on our comments about his images.  He was going to take more steps to know his camera better and learn how to use it easily.  He even went so far as to say that we were an inspiration and he thanked us for doing what we do.

How cool is that?!

It was and is “worth the trip” to each us when we get feedback like that. We love photography and find things like this experience really rewarding.

Keep shooting, have fun, get the shot and shoot what you feel….


Is It Over?

Snow, storm, Salisbury, MA, Sky, cloud

Snow Dune And Hidden Fence : Prints Available

This photo was taken during a week long spell of snow storm after snow storm.  A few clouds here and there getting ready for the next storm!


I hope not! Ok, much to jeers from most folks out there I wouldn’t mind some more snow before it’s over! If it’s the end then OK. But I’m glad I chased the snow storms as best I could to shoot snow images through the many storms we’ve had this Winter. Yeah, I’m ready for Spring but I do find Winter to be fascinating in its own way.
OK, real reason why I want more snow? To beat the Boston, MA all time “in recorded history” snowfall amount. We’re only a couple of inches away. Let’s go for it!

Cape Cod,Snow, Provincelands, fence, New England