Attended by not only residents and faith leaders, but local lawmakers as well, an interfaith prayer service was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Maple Shade.
Last night I made some images of tourists watching as the sun set over Cape May, New Jersey at the old S.S. Atlantus sunken concrete ship.
Here is a slideshow of the pix:
One of the assignments I photographed yesterday was a PennEast protest in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. The protesters crossed the Milford bridge into Milford, New Jersey in opposition to the 114 mile stretch of pipe that will run from Luzerne County in Pennsylvania to Mercer County in New Jersey.
I probably tweeted about this a while ago, but now I am finally getting around to posting a link to one of the interviews I did with Elaina Ransford last summer about some of my nightmare business experiences as a photographer. One of the worst, which was a three day shoot in NYC, was mentioned in The Freelancer by Contenly. Contently makes software to empower publishers, creatives and readers.
Speaking of Contently. Check this out, especially if you’re a freelancer. It’s a quiz for the freelance. Well, it’s actually geared towards a writer, but it may help you figure out which kind of freelancer you are if you don’t already know.
I’m “The Hustler.”
Here’s another article I was quoted in a while back from the New York Times about wedding photography.
The lesson here is…be prepared.
Over the weekend I had to make some pictures of various properties in the New Hope, Pennsylvania and Buckingham, Pennsylvania areas. Most were pretty easy to photograph. The one where I had to become a bit inventive was Clairemont Mansion with a 10 foot gate that obstructed the view.
The image I needed to make was to show the landscape as well as the building. It was not going to work with the gate in the foreground. And I didn’t want to shoot through the gate because it would block a clean view. I thought, “Oh No! I may need a drone!” Then quickly realized that that isn’t necessary because I was prepared.
So, I went back to my car and pulled my Bogen Monopod out. I then placed the Nikon D800 on the top, set the shutter speed for a 5 second delay. Then I set the exposure, tripped the shutter and hoisted the monopod and camera over my head as high as I could possibly get it into the air.
If I hadn’t been prepared and carried my monopod in the trunk, I wouldn’t have been able to make the picture I needed to illustrate the assignment. Preparation is a key ingredient in the photojournalism field.
Now I have to go and finish my interview with The Art Career Project. They’ve asked to interview me about getting started as a photojournalist.
I the past few weeks, I’ve photographed some ball games in tiny gymnasiums. Friday night was no different. I photographed a boys basketball game in New Hope, Pennsylvania for the Intelligencer and Courier Times. With the threat of snow, the start time for the game was pushed up by one and a half hours. Even so, the small New Hope Solebury High School Gymnasium was still packed. The floor is so tight to the walls that there is literally about a foot and a half between the two. Since there wasn’t much space, I decide to sit in the right corner on the side which Holy Ghost Prep would shoot first. It payed off as, except for the first three minutes, they dominated the game. I love when I shoot a game and there is plenty of action. Sitting in the corner I used my Nikon D800 with a 180mm and Nikon D700 with an 85mm 1.8.
For video, I shot at 3200 ISO with 30 frames per second at f8.
It was a good night. 🙂
The next day I photographed the Georgian Court University undergraduate commencement.
Here is a sideshow from the Baccalaureate Mass and then the Ceremony.
Last week I photographed Georgian Court University’s grad student commencement ceremony. As always, it was crazy but fun. Luckily, the rain held off so the students could march past the fountain and eagle sculpture during their processional. I met a nice couple who had met at the college during their grad student studies and just married two weeks before graduation. They hadn’t even gone on their honeymoon yet. Click the link to see the full gallery.
Fun shoot with the Wicks family.
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Here’s a few images from the wedding of Dawn and Kevin, which I photographed August 1, 2009 in Avalon, NJ.