The Orpheum Theater in Chatham, MA, made a short video about me to coincide with a planned exhibition of my images. Unfortunately, the exhibit was cancelled due to Covid-19. However, the Orpheum went ahead with the interview and filming. Many thanks to videographer Geoff Bassett and the Orpheum Theater.

 

Cape Cod’s surfers are great fun to watch and interesting to photograph. Like most sports, surfing is filled with moments of action, grace and beauty. I’ve compiled a short slide show of some of my surfer photography taken on the Cape at Nauset Beach and in the National Seashore.

 

The best lenses for photographing the Milky Way are fast wide-angles. By “fast” I mean a lens with an f-stop of f2.8 or lower. You can get away with an f4 lens, but an f2.8 lens is better. Every full stop down collects twice as much light as the previous stop. So an f2.8 lens will collect twice as much light as an f4 lens. This means you can use a lower iso, which means less noise. It also mean you can opt for a shorter shutter speed, which means less streaking of the stars.

Wide Angles
A wide-angle lens will let you capture more of the sky and include foreground elements for a better composition. For full-frame cameras, stick with 24mm or less. You can get nice shots with longer focal lengths, especially if you shoot to stitch a panoramic, but 24mm or less will generally give you the most pleasing single-shot results.

For APS-C cameras, stick in the 10-16mm range. This will give you the full-frame equivalent of roughly 15-24mm.

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Too many people, some of them photographers, don’t realize the importance of editing in the creation of a photograph. In many cases, it’s a 50-50 deal — half capture and half processing. [Continue Reading…]

Nobska_LighthouseNobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole
Nobska is one of the Cape’s most popular and photographed lighthouses. it sits high on a hill overlooking Vineyard Sound with views out to Martha’s Vineyard. It offers decent photo potential most of the day with the best light late in the day toward sunset.

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A few suggested locations to photograph Cape Cod wildlife:

-Audubon Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary, Wellfleet
– Coast Guard Beach, Eastham
– Fort Hill, Eastham
– South Beach, Chatham
– Monomoy Island, Chatham
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_MG_1974-EditSpring flowers and buds are great subjects for close-up or macro photography. Extension tubes, close-up filters and macro lenses will help you get closer to the subject, but you don’t really need special gear.  Most lenses today will let you focus on a subject within a few feet of the lens.  Cameras today have very high resolution, so you can then crop the image for a closer view. [Continue Reading…]