Photography Pricing Rates and “Investment”

I spend a decent amount of time on Google to see what other photographers in my area are up to. I’ll look at everything such as what their pricing and rates are, what kind of photography they choose to display for their portfolios, and even the kind of website design they’ve chosen and what platforms……

Portrait of Holyoke Massachusetts Police Chief Scott

Front page of Hampshire Life from April 2011 depicting Holyoke Massachusetts Police Chief Anthony Scott

Photography assignment: The Daily Hampshire Gazette In 2011, the Gazette sent me on assignment to take some photos of Holyoke Police Chief Scott for a story they were doing on his impending retirement. To this day, Chief Scott remains one of my favorite portrait photography subjects and this photo assignment remains one of my favorites.……

Headshots and Portraits with Liz and Shayna

Portrait of Liz Arruda of apogeeflowtoys.com and Shayna Rose (@nyxivy)

On-location Portrait Photography with Speedlights The other day I got together with Liz and Shayna for a headshot and street portrait photography session around Providence, Rhode Island with the intention of getting out from pandemic isolation and helping each other to have fun with good friends while driving around some shady areas of Providence in……

DMCA Violation Notification Email Received

Actually, this notification of a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation is a scam Odds are you’ve encountered a spam email recently. It seems that scammers are finding as many ways possible into your inbox. Around 5am EST, a scammer sent this particular one to me by way of my website’s contact-form: Screenshot of a……

Afghanistan, Veterans, and OEF

To my Sisters and Brothers in Arms: I never saw combat, but we are still family. No matter where you fall politically, remember that we served for reasons that are entirely our own. Civilians and politicians will say that you fought for the military industrial complex, for American imperialism, for oil, for poppy seeds, for……

Another Swampy Portrait Photography Session

Portrait of Andrew Lemieux

My most recent fire performer photography adventure brought me to Voluntown, CT, this past weekend. I was invited to a private birthday campout by Andrew, a fire-spinning buddy of mine, for some headshots and fire-performer photography action shots. His location was wonderfully hidden away from everyone, on a swampy piece of family property. Between alien-looking,……

United States Declaration of Independence

By original: w:Second Continental Congress; reproduction: William Stone - numerous, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=621811

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…