Sunday, December 30, 2018

Carol, Tyson 1999

I've been into the archive this week scanning negatives, its a good way to revisit older works and rediscover some work that you might have overlooked.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

St. Roch's Shrine, New Orleans, La. 1990-91 Negative Scans

I decided to pull together a portfolio of work I've been doing at the shrine of cures at St. Roch's cemetery in New Orleans. The shrine has actually changed a lot over the years and was recently closed for more than a year while it was repaired due to damages by termites. Hopefully it will reopen soon.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Revisiting older works

I've been planning a new portfolio to my work with the Mardi Gras flambeaux in order to propose an exhibition. With that in mind I've been going thru some of the older works.

This work was done in 2003-2004 and hot with my first DSLR, a Nikon D100. For its day it was a pretty advanced camera, but was terrible at ISO 400 or above, lots of noise an of course a pretty small sensor. Still the new version of photoshop 2019 does a much better job at the RAW conversions.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ft. Getty at night

The combination of ISO 12,800 and no tripod with the new Nikon Z7 gave this image a very painterly quality. Ft. Getty at night in the winter was a pretty dark place.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Winter camp at Matunuck

I've photographed this summer camp/trailer park across from Matunuck beach for years but I've never photographed it in the winter. It's eerily interesting with everything buttoned up for the winter. Looking forward to coming back in the summer again in 2019.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Winter in Narragansett

I don't often get to photograph the R.I. coastline in the winter but this week I was able to spend a few days with really terrific winter light working the coast along Narragansett with my new Z7.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Tyson studio in the off season

It's already 42° inside the studio these days. I was out there checking up on the place today and I'm already anxious to get back in there.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nikon Z7 at night

I'm continuing to work with the new Z7 under low light conditions and still very impressed with the IBIS system the camera has.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Working with Nikons' IBIS system and my new Z7 Nikon

While in New Orleans recently I was able to do some tests with my new Nikon Z7 and the new for Nikon In Body Image Stabilization system they have out in the new camera.

The system worked great, these image were shot at ISO 1600, at f4 and a 1/4" hand held without any camera support or tripod!

I don't often approve of the phrase "game changing" but it really is apt in this case, this new system will really change the way I photograph Mardi Gras at night, the combination of the ISO ability and the IBIS will pretty much mean I will not longer be tethered to a flash system.

Friday, October 5, 2018


I was lucky enough to have Susan visit the Tyson studio and sit for me again this year for what turned out to be the last nude photo shoot of the Tyson studio season. It's now just too cold out there to even do a clothed shoot and its too expensive ($800 a month) to heat the place. Still a great shoot where I was able to use my new Nikon Z7 and also make some 5x7 and 8x10 exposures of her.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Six Muses photo shoot at the Tyson studio

For the second year I did a large group shoot at the Tyson studio. This year it was a slightly different "cast" but like last year, six subjects. The complexities of posing six models is a challenge but the results, when its all working is worth it.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Photo shoot in the Tyson landscape

For a change of pace this year I did a photo shoot with a model in the Tyson landscape.

I was actually demonstrating using fill flash to one of my graduate students and the shoot not only was a good demo but I also got some interesting images out of it.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

Pt. Judith

Last shoot of the summer at the beach house this year. Morning light off Pt. Judith.