Light Painters 2 Second Annual Exhibit at Mattituck-Laurel Library

February 19, 2013

The Light Painters Learning Center will hold its second ensemble exhibit at the Mattituck Laurel Library beginning with an opening reception on Friday, March 1 at 5 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend for this opportunity to meet the photographers and learn more about the Light Painters.

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The Best Photos Are Break the Rules

August 30, 2012

In photography, like so many other technical pursuits, we learn about the rules as we hone our skills. But it is important to remember that the best practitioners of any profession/hobby/trade know when to break the rules to create note-worthy works. Sometimes breaking the rules just gets you into trouble, but just as often, taking […]

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Take Photos at Your Next Concert that are Worth Sharing

July 15, 2012

Summer is concert season in my world, and it got me thinking about all the awful concert photos that I see posted on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and all the other sites I find in my web travels. So, since taking great concert photos really only takes a couple of setting adjustments on your camera, I […]

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Reality Check-Amateur Photographers are a Salesman’s Dream!

July 3, 2012

Take it from me-I learned the hard way on this score-don’t buy gear or gadgets for your camera kit until you KNOW you will use it. My closet and basement are full of backdrops, reflectors, props, stands any other sundry items that I purchased on a whim in case I ever needed them. Guess what…some […]

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When Life Hands You Lemons (or dead horseshoe crabs) Make Lemonade and Take Pictures!

June 13, 2012

Being a nature photographer is like being a Mets fan. You score a big one just often enough to remain optimistic, but you have learned to have a plan b at the ready.  Such was the case for our Light Painters latest photowalk. For three weeks we had the date set to go to Pikes […]

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Learn to See & Get Inspired by Photo Screen Savers

April 6, 2012

Ever since I understood what a screen saver is, and the benefits of having one, I have been on a mission to use the best possible photography on mine. At first it was just some stock photos that came with the computer, but early on I discovered Webshots, and I have been hooked ever since. […]

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Pinniped Pinups (A Photowalk in Search of Seals)

March 25, 2012

Long Island is becoming known for its overwintering habitat for several seal species, and the nature lovers in the Light Painters group were quite enthusiastic about a proposed hike to Montauk’s seal haulout location. It’s a bit of a trek, with photo gear especially, but the hard souls who made the hike, were rewarded with […]

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The North Fork has a Digital Photography Resource-It’s the Learning Center

February 19, 2012

Having trouble wrapping your head around digital photography? We can get nostalgic for the days of film, because of its ease of use, but digital is here to stay and once you understand the basics, you’ll be forever hooked. Join the Learning Center and learn how easy it is!  

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The Light Painters Exhibit begins March 1st-Reception on March 2nd

February 18, 2012
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Happy Ferris Wheel Day!

February 14, 2012

Poor Mr. Ferris, or more precisely  George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896), the inventor of that icon of summer fairs everywhere-he was born on the day the world celebrates all things romantic. To give this fellow a gentle nod, I thought I would share with you a photo I snapped at the Mattituck Strawberry Festival last […]

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