Learning to see: Reflections Are Everywhere

Often when I have run out of ideas when photographing a given location, I switch gears and look for unusual reflections. Sometimes I frame the shot so that it shows both the original subject and the reflection in the frame. But, most frequently, I frame just the reflection. Perhaps the viewer will be perplexed—unsure of what he/she is looking at. The longer they look at the photograph the better the value of the image.

Reflections in the Kezar River near the Hemlock wooden bridge in Fryeburg, Maine.
Reflections of a commercial fishing boat in Gloucester Harbor, Massachusetts
Reflections in a tanker truck parked on State Pier, Gloucester, MA
Reflection of a fishing boat in Gloucester Harbor
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Multiple Frame Action Shot

Every time I create one of these action shots of kids running or diving, the reaction from viewers is the same.”That’s so cool.” You can do it too with Photoshop and a little trial and error To show a sequence of several frames follow these steps:

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Landscape Photography Inspired by Hudson River Painters

When photography was in its infancy in the early 19th century, the art of landscape painting was approaching a new zenith. Work of the members of the Hudson River School and later, the White Mountain School,  was growing in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Business Development for Photographers: Getting Leads the Old Fashioned Way

© Paul Mozell 2014 updated in 2019 After you have built a responsive website that works on all devices, created a strong social media presence, implemented SEO and bought Adwords you might think you’re done with marketing. Well no… you’re not…especially if your clients are primarily in the business community….

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How to stay warm: Winter Photography

It is mid-winter in New England. As a photographer who creates most of his work outdoors, I have to pick the right times to shoot, and be prepared for whatever the weather gods may throw at me. Though the forecast tomorrow is for temps only slightly above 0º I know…

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HDR Isn’t Obvious

Like so many photographers I was caught caught up in the HDR (high dynamic range) craze a few years ago. From time to time I made “grunge” photos and “artistic” images. Now, my goal is to use HDR tools less frequently, favoring selective image adjustment utilities in Photoshop and Lightroom….

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Photographing the Foliage: Tips for capturing the autumn splendor

© Paul Mozell For those of us lucky to live in a part of the country where October’s burst of foliage color is most intense, it is hard to resist the urge to photograph the 2 or 3 week parade of orange, yellow, and red hues. There is always a…

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Popular Photography Shuts It’s Doors After 80 Years

The sad end to Popular Photography Magazine

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Ghosts Who Now Dance

This compelling title describes photographs by Sandy Alpert and Arthur Griffin, showing until November 27 at the Griffin Museum at the Stoneham Theatre. Today I made my first visit to this satellite location of the Griffin, whose main location is in nearby Winchester, MA. The images are shadowy, mysterious and yes, ghostlike. Visit and let me know what you think!man-with-briefcase_alpert-420x621

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Review: Lowepro Photo Sport BP 300 AW II

As a lifelong photographer and hiker I am on a never-ending quest to find the ultimate lightweight, customizable backpack to carry both my hiking and my camera gear. With the release of the Photo Sport BP 300 AW II, Lowepro shows that it is possible to accommodate the needs of adventure, outdoor, travel, and sports photographers who require nimble and flexible equipment.

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Workers at B&H Photo Video, Citing Hazards, Move to Unionize – The New York Times

Employees of the New York-based electronics store filed a petition Tuesday to vote on joining the United Steelworkers union after complaining of unsafe conditions. Source: Workers at B&H Photo Video, Citing Hazards, Move to Unionize – The New York Times

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New Streamlined Copyright Registration

© Paul Mozell 2015 I just registered several thousand new images with the US Copyright Office and was pleased to discover that the process has been streamlined. Although the interface is still  archaic and 1990’s-looking, an announcement  states that as of January 2015 they have tuned things up. A few…

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