Flow: The Art of Waterscapes

25 Nov


It’s here!  Want to get your hands on a FREE e-lookbook (loaded with purty photos and tips to help you get started on your own waterscapes)?

The best part??  Everyone who downloads their PDF copy of Flow: The Art of Waterscapes is automatically entered into a drawing for a FREE PRINT!  The drawing will happen on December 4 (next week) so don’t wait!

Want an extra chance to win?  Reblog this post and I’ll put your name in the drawing a second time.  I mean think about it…  I give you a free gift, you spend a second to share this awesome offer with your friends and followers, and I potentially give you another gift that you can possibly (probably?) re-gift to your Mom!  Do deals get any sweeter than this??  It’s like Black Friday x 1000.  Minus the crowds and fist fights over a TV and set of fuzzy pajamas with feets.

The holidays came early, folks!  By, like, a day. haha  But still.  This is my way of giving thanks to all of you for being so dang supportive of David and I this year, with the release of our first full length (hilarious) educational photo book, “Photography. DUH.”.
Because really, you guys rock.  For serious. <3

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :-)

Your Chance at a Free Print

24 Nov
The Rush :: PA

The Rush :: PA

It’s officially the week of Thanks!  To celebrate, we will be giving away a free print (and more!) to one lucky winner!

How do you enter?  Details in the newest newsletter, slated to go this week!  It’s not too late! Sign up today!


Win A Free E-Book! (And More!)

11 Nov


Are you on Instagram?? Do you want a free copy of our hilarious, educational eBook, ‘Photography. DUH.’???

The holidays are here and I’m feeling generous! If the answer to both of those questions is yes, head on over to my Instagram (@seeingspotsphoto) for more information about how to qualify. :-)

Contest ends tomorrow! Don’t wait!

Spoiler alert: We’ll be giving away more free stuff next week, but you’ll need to sign up for the newsletter to get it!


Also, so much thanks to all of our Vets & their families, past and present, for their service and sacrifice! <3


Dance With The Devil

4 Nov
Dance With The Devil :: NY

Dance With The Devil :: NY

Back to your regularly scheduled waterfall photos! haha  I’m starting to think that perhaps I should mix things up a bit.  I’ll try to grab some mountain or tree or beach shots soon, mmmkay?  In the meantime, enjoy this little gem from Ithaca’s Treman Park. :-)

I opted for Black and White for this one for a few reasons.  First, it was taken before the leaves really started to turn beautiful shades of autumn…so the scene had that awkward, in between, non-harmonious color scheme.  Also, if you read my tips on Seeing In Black and White, you’ll know that shapes and repeating patterns usually convert to monochrome well.  In this case, the fallen log and the waterfall shapes complimented each other perfectly, while simultaneously creating a nice line into the frame.

Haven’t read the Learning to See in Black and White article?  If you’re an iPhone/iPad/etc user, you can read it in one of the older issues of Light & Landscapes, a free magazine through the newstand app.  If you’re not, I uploaded it into my Tips & Tutorials page.  To access it, all you have to do is sign up for the newsletter and in the confirmation email, we send you the link/password to access our latest tips write-ups!

Plus…you know…we have a holiday give-away planned (when I finally get around to writing the next newsletter) and if you GET the newsletter, then you’ll have the opportunity to enter the drawing!  Double win!  Free tips and stuff! :-)

Oh…and before I forget…the photo info: f/11, iso 100, 0.8 sec, 10 mm

The Magic of a Sunrise

27 Oct
First Light :: NY

First Light :: NY

Figured y’all needed a break from waterfall photos. :-)  Taken last weekend in the Catskills.

Have you signed up for our newsletter yet?  There may or may not be (*hint hint*) a giveaway coming in the next two months, but you’ll need to be on the newsletter list to find out!

The info: f/9, 35 mm, 8 sec, iso 100

5 Tips for Capturing the Northern Lights

22 Oct
Nubble Lights :: ME

Nubble Lights :: ME

‘Tis the season for the Aurora!

Looking for tips on photographing the Northern Lights? I did a write up on the subject here for The Outbound Collective! :-)

Into the Light

20 Oct
Cavern Cascades :: NY

Cavern Cascades :: NY

Because clearly, I don’t have enough waterfall photos in my portfolio yet….. ;-)

This photo was taken almost 2 weeks back on a photo trip with Derek Kind (an awesome guy, who wrote a schnazzy review for our book), Ron Clifford and A.D. Wheeler to Watkins Glen in NY.  I had originally planned to drive up to the finger lakes and stay a night or two, to maximize my time with those guys (all incredible photographers, check ’em out) but two things happened.  First, I picked up an event photography gig the night I intended to leave.  Second, we had a family emergency involving broken bones and surgery (not my bones!) and I had to be home earlier than expected.  All told, I drove the 5 hours to upstate NY, and then 5 hours back on the same day.  Because landscape photographers are crazy.  And apparently, we also hate sleep.

Despite my extreme tiredness, we really had a great time creating together.  It was definitely worth the travel time.  When the idea of the trip first came up, I thought I would find some foliage shots.  Instead, I ended up creating black and white waterfall images. haha  Funny how life works out, sometimes, right?

Just going with the flow, I guess.  (Get it??  Waterfall….?  Flow….? Ha!)

Speaking of fall foliage, leaf season is just about done in northern New England, but we still have some rad colors in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and upper Pennsylvania.  If you’re looking for a private session over the next few weeks, to help you improve your fall foliage (or whatever) photos, contact me and we will set something up!

For those of you interested in such things, the settings for the photo above are: f/9, 2 seconds, iso 100, 22mm, with a circular polarizer


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