Sunset On The Last Days of Winter

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Sunset at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA as winter yields to spring.

On my most recent trip to Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA I had a great morning of skiing. Today, on one of the last days of winter, I had a sense that the sunset would be magical – and I was right.

Wedding Photography: Justifying The Rates

You’ve picked a date for your wedding, reserved a function hall, and the next item on your list is to shop for a wedding photographer. A quick scan on the web reveals prices from $1000 to $4000 and you conclude that this may not be simple process. Do you shop based on price or do you call the photographers who have the coolest web sites? And you wonder, how do these folks get away with charging thousands of dollars for 6 hours of work? My goal today is to de-mystify the process and to explain the pricing and the work that supports those rates. Continue reading

Landscape Photography Inspired by Hudson River Painters

Cornfield by the West Branch of the White River, Rochester, Vermont

© Paul Mozell 2008

When photography was in its infancy in the early 19th century, the art of landscape painting was approaching a new zenith. In its time, the 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. Continue reading