Photographers, heck… everyone, learn from my failure… PLEASE!


For those who follow me on social networks, you may have noticed that I’ve been somewhat quiet regarding publishing new images over the past couple of months. There is a very good reason for that, and I’m here to share with you why that is, and hope that you will heed the message of lessons I learned… the hard way.  Continue reading

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History flies in Poughkeepsie, NY


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The Collings Foundation’s aircraft. L/R: B-14J “Witchcraft”, B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”, B-17G “Nine-0-Nine”. Photo by Dan Villeneuve.

These days we are so deeply immersed in technology. Smart phones are practically attached to our hands, computer monitors replace daylight and we mindlessly let GPS guide us to new destinations when we do manage to get out of the house or office. But there’s one group that tours the country through most of the year with the Wings of Freedom Tour; The Collings Foundation. Continue reading

Creating HDR Panoramic Photographs Part 2 – Processing the Images


This is the final part in a series about HDR Panoramic Photographs, which is distributed between this site and www.phogropathy.com. If you missed the first two parts, you may read them here:

Throughout the article are supplementary images. Click on the images to view them at full size.

Welcome to the final installment of “Creating HDR Panoramic Photographs”! Now comes the part where we find out just how well we did shooting and start the merging process.

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How to get amazing detail in your photographs


This is the first of a 3 part series on HDR Panoramic Photographs, which will be distributed between this site and http://www.phogropathy.com. Links to the corresponding parts will be added to the article as they are published.

Throughout the article are supplementary images. Click on the images to view them at full size.

Lately as my photos have been getting more exposure, I am finding a common theme emerging; “These images have so much crisp detail! How do you get them like this?”. To me, this is a good response as it means my images are making people think both from a technical sense and an artistic sense. While I have tried to find a good way to explain my workflow, it can sometimes be lost on people without a visual reference. What follows is my more detailed explanation along with a bit of contextual history. It’s going to be a pretty long read, so now’s your chance to go grab a cup of coffee. Go ahead! I’ll wait. 
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10×40″ MetalPrint of “Jack’s Hack” donated to the New England Air Museum


I had the privilege of presenting this 10×40″ MetalPrint of the museum’s B-29 Superfortress “Jack’s Hack” to add to the museum’s collection on Friday, October 18. Accepting the print are (L) Gina Maria Alimberti, Director of Visitor Services, and (R) Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the museum. It was a thrilling experience for me given my love of aircraft and the museum! Thank you again to everyone at the museum for all the great work that you do!

B-29 10x40" MetalPrint Donation. Accepting the print are (L) Gina Maria Alimberti, Director of Visitor Services, and (R) Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the museum.

B-29 10×40″ MetalPrint Donation. Accepting the print are (L) Gina Maria Alimberti, Director of Visitor Services, and (R) Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the museum.