Why I Love New York {Waterfalls}

Published January 15th, 2014

New York could easily be named the waterfall state.

From the mighty Niagara to the small but unique Tinker Falls, the never ending source of Finger Lakes ravines and my favorite, the deadly Salmon River Falls.

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The Wedding Children

Published September 3rd, 2013

Adam & Beth

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{Rachael & Nate}

Published September 2nd, 2013

Bliss wedding

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Passage Day

Published January 3rd, 2013

The day that changed my path.

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An Elevated Experience in the Finger Lakes

Published July 18th, 2012

In the past 2 months I've had several unique photo opportunities that involved parting with the ground for a view that few people get to experience. Finger Lakes Wine Country put me in a 2-seater Cessna with Chris Stamp of Lakewood Vineyards, John Wagner of Wagner Vineyards stuck me in an old bucket truck with a 30 second crash course lesson in controls and finally, Erica Paolicelli of Three Brothers Wineries and Estates got me a last second ride in a hot air balloon. Here's a few photos of these incredible opportunities I've been granted. Hopefully I'll have more crazy ideas knock on the door in 2012.

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A Finger Lakes Change

Published June 21st, 2012

Embrace open-minded change

Be yourself

Love your job

Play fair

Forgive

A few of the things that the FLX and its community has done for my mindset, and a few photos from that point of view.

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Splash Photography the Easy Way

Published February 24th, 2012

I'm always on the lookout for simple tutorials, so when I saw one on splash/pouring photography using only two spot lights (no flash), I jumped at the chance of trying it. In the end it worked well but I wanted to make it easier. No booms and stands, just a kitchen table, a flash and a white wall. This one is super basic.

What you'll need: tripod (this is a one person project), camera (duh), a flash trigger and receiver ($28 at cowboystudio.com), a speedlight flash, food coloring and water. That's it.

Take a peek at the set-up image below to get a feel for what I'm talking about. There are two important things to follow with this, one is taking the time to put the camera on a tripod in the desired position and not moving it, once you do this you need to hold a pen inside the glass (about middle) and focus on the tip (see images below for reference). Once you've done this you will need to switch to manual focus lock. On my Nikon it's on the front left next to the lens. Now you have fo ...

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Our Onondaga Lake

Published October 17th, 2011

She's got a bad rep thanks to Allied Chemical (and a few others), but we are cleaning the old girl up. There was a time when my father avoided driving on the parkway due to the obnoxious smell. I'm happy to say that's all but gone now.

Here's a few images I've taken over the past two years to show that she still shines.

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Out on the Farm

Published August 10th, 2011

I was fortunate enough to meet the Schader family when my now 4 yr old daughter was a baby. Pat watched her, or more like made Rowan a part of the family. From putting her to work planting seeds and taking her to the "North Pole." This family has done, and continues to do so much for me. If you go to the Farmer's Market and visit Pat and David, you'll see a picture of Rowan on the price stands.

So you could imagine my willingness to jump at the chance to photograph the Schader family on the farm. I thought a corn back set would speak for the type of hard working family that they are, and continue to be.

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