Archive for the 'Rants' Category

Finding my Zen – Same place, different couples, different weather, days apart

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Tweet I’ve worked the same wedding venue back to back many nights and shot engagement sessions in the same location on the same day but no matter how often and how similar the locations, no two sessions are ever the same. As a photojournalist I know its the people I photograph that make my photography […]

Cheryl & Norm and Orchids at the Mass Audubon’s Habitat

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Tweet It was through a random conversation that this Boston wedding photographer had during a smidgen of downtime at the Mass Audubon Habitat in Belmont when I learned of Norm’s knowledge and apparent love for orchidaceae or the orchid. I told him how I buy them, usually from Trader Joe’s, and can never get them to re-flower–let […]

I shot my own Engagement shoot–Chicago, Ill.

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Tweet Last weekend I got engaged again for the first time. It was months in the planning: A trip to Chicago to see Oprah’s last studio show (thank you to our fab client Julie for the tix), a romantic getaway sans kids for the first time in 8 years (dog years at times), and a […]

“Magical” comment from lovely MOB

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Tweet My favorite comment this year and certainly way up there on the all time list. Thank you, Kathy. While I do find it amazing to be party to moments like these, the magic is in the moment. I gotta think there must be some magic between these two to begin with.  I look for […]

Inspiration: To workshop or not to workshop

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Tweet Where to find inspiration–that freshy–fresh, wow!–That little bit of zip to start the next cycle. I’m at the first of several workshops sponging up everything I can. I’m a snob. A show-me-the-money, what–can–you–teach-me, snob about attending workshops. My inner journalist is banging a lead pipe against the inside of my skull as I listen […]

Sarah & Noah Getting Married – Happy New Year

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Tweet The year that was ended the same way for us at DMPJ as the previous year with a gorgeous, snow covered New Year’s Eve wedding celebration for two beautiful people.  Mozoltov to Sarah and Noah–what a great way to begin a life together. It is one thing I really push for in the colder […]

Honesty is the best policy but not without Google, Lightroom and meta data

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Tweet Don’t forget to celebrate World Metrology Day this May 20th. I know I will. Then last week I’m boarding a plane for a conference and workshop in Vegas and I get a call from someone asking me about a pic I shot over Hull of the wind turbine there.  He wants to use an […]

A tale of two heads…

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Tweet …is better than a tail with two heads–any day. This is the true story of a wedding-photojournalism photo-illustration. Last week I received and email from my beautiful and  lovely client Kati, who asked me in no uncertain words to either crop out her mother from a photo or possibly perform a very delicate entire-head […]

How I did it/What software I used

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Tweet A lot has been written and discussed lately about HDR photography, especially in wedding photography.  As a photojournalist I have been scolded (that’s putting it mildly) by colleagues in the wedding biz for employing these techniques in connection to something as statedly pure as photojournalism–but c’mon folks, seriously, these are hardly matters of life […]

Little feet, new logo and some meds, please.

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Tweet I was hired out by my wife who is on the educational committee at my daughter, Dharma’s, Montessori school to take some photos of the kids in action throughout their day. I spent 4 hours with them as they did everything from tracing maps of the US to multiplication and geometry lessons. Next time […]