4 tips on how to pose males who are not models

Hey guys,

The other week I went out with my friend Alexandre to take some portraits. It came to my attention that people have a harder time directing and posing males than they do females.

Why?

Well It could be for a few reasons.

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3 AM Night Photography in Lajes do Pico, Azores | Sigma 35mm F1.4 Lens

Hey guys, I hope you’re well.

Down below are photos I took a few weeks ago wandering around Lajes do Pico at the quietest hours of the night. All shots were taken with the Canon 6D and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens.

Check out the video to see my general process while going about taking these images, my thinking, and how to photograph a place with minimal light source.

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Summer Pictures from Pico Island (July 15- August 15, 2021)

Thank you so much for stopping by (:

Here is a collection of photos I’ve taken since arriving in Pico.

It’s already been more than a month here on the island and I’m grateful for my family & friends for making my time memorable.

This place was the catalyst for taking up photography, starting this website/blog and learning how to express myself creatively. Its a great pleasure to share these photos with you guys and hopefully inspire you to come visit one day.

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Muito obrigado

Montanha do Pico

Ilford400 B&W Film Selects

Hey guys, I hope you’re well (:

These pictures were taken between January- May (2021)

Big thank you to Kerry’s Warwick Photo lab for developing these images.

I haven’t experimented with many black & white film stocks since picking up film photography. Infact, besides digital edits, I don’t have much practice with b&w photography in general. One thing I noticed was how I was more concerned with different shades rather than color. This simple adjustment changed how I looked through the viewfinder.

There’s something to learn from exclusively shooting in b&w and it makes me excited that I’m just beginning to pick it up!

My favorite image from this set. American Breakfast at Country Kitchen, Seekonk, MA

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Photowalk Therapy Part 3: Delaying Instant Gratification with Film Photography in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Hey guys, how are you doing?

It’s been a while since I last updated my blog.

This is partly because I’m a chronic procrastinator and part- no wait. That’s it.

I’ve just been procrastinating.


While I haven’t posted anything to this website recently, I have been actively taking photos and using photography as my therapy. Since the last addition to Photowalk Therapy a lot has happened. I quit my job, road tripped to Virgina with my girlfriend, caught a flight back to the Azores, and I finally got my film developed!

Most of the pictures I’m sharing with you guys today I took on my way to the gym. Both exercising and photography are two of my therapeutic outlets that’ve been with me for years.

On my walks I would take a few different routes and try to follow the light as best I could. Some days would be better than others, some days I’d only take one shot or none at all.

Most people I know who live in the area wouldn’t consider Pawtucket charming the tiniest bit. In fact New Englander’s call this Rhode Island city “The Bucket” for, well, it’s humdrum aesthetic. So to prove the nay-sayers and doubters wrong here I am in Pawtucket The Bucket looking for moments, scenes, and compositions that I find contrary to popular belief.

Photowalk Therapy is not about where you are, what camera you have, or even how the pictures come out. It’s about being present, looking at your surroundings, and taking pictures. It’s important to remember that photography is a form of self-expression, creativity, and in this case therapy.

My hopes for this addition of Photowalk Therapy is to inspire at-least one you guys to get out there, wherever you live, and document your surroundings.

If you haven’t already check out the first two parts and other photowalks around MA & RI:


This is Photowalk Therapy Part 3
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Shot on Film

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4 tips on how to pose males who are not models

Hey guys, The other week I went out with my friend Alexandre to take some portraits. It came to my attention that people have a harder time directing and posing males than they do females. Why? Well It could be for a few reasons.

3 AM Night Photography in Lajes do Pico, Azores | Sigma 35mm F1.4 Lens

Hey guys, I hope you’re well. Down below are photos I took a few weeks ago wandering around Lajes do Pico at the quietest hours of the night. All shots were taken with the Canon 6D and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens. Check out the video to see my general process while going about taking these … Continue reading 3 AM Night Photography in Lajes do Pico, Azores | Sigma 35mm F1.4 Lens

Photowalk Therapy Part 2: Pawtucket, RI

Therapeutic Photography concerns the individual’s creative process through and through.

It’s about presence, process and a good time. You don’t need a therapist, or an expensive camera, you don’t even need a so called “inspiring” place to take pictures.

Who you are and where you are is good enough.

Pick up a camera ( yes, your phone counts) and really look at the world. What do you notice?

This is Photowalk Therapy Part 2: A look into my therapeutic process as I walk around Pawtucket, RI




Street Photography in Newport, RI

Photos taken 2-20-2021

Newport, RI

Canon 6D
Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4


Trinity Church



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Newport, Rhode Island

I had a three day layover in Rhode Island before heading to the Azores. Newport was one of the first places I wanted to visit. Here are photos from an afternoon along the cliff walk.

Seeing the Same Old Place for the First Time: Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, Rhode Island

I’ve walked through Mt. Hope Farm so many times that I feel like the average person would be tired of walking the same path by now. Seeing the same pond, the same bay, the same Cove Cabin. The same geese, the same open field,the same view of Mt. Hope Bridge beyond Seal Island. But one … Continue reading Seeing the Same Old Place for the First Time: Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, Rhode Island

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Bristol Street Photogtaphy After Dark ( + Holiday photos!)

Hey there,

The other week I took to the streets of downtown Bristol after dark with my camera and trusty tripod. Taking photos at night is a much more technical process than day photography, but I found it to be a great learning experience and I enjoyed it immensely nonetheless.

-Photos taken sometime in late November/ early December, 2020.

– Bristol, Rhode Island

Following the evening light to Bristol Harbor

South R.I. 114
76 State Street, Nacho Mammas
Bristol House of Pizza: see menu
Judge Roy Bean Saloon: see menu
“closed for the season”

Quito’s Restaurant & Bar: see menu

Stone Harbour Marina

Happy Holidays

Bristol Common holiday decorations
” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone” – Frosty

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Happy Holidays guys


Boston Street Photography Part 3: Exploring Boston on Colored Film

Hey guys,

I took the commuter rail from Providence, RI to South Station in Boston, MA.

With me I brought:

  • Canon ae-1 program
  • 35-104mm f/3.5 lens
  • One roll of fujifilm superia xtra400
  • One roll of Tri-X 400 b&w (Part 4 coming soon)

If you guys haven’t checked out the previous Boston Street Photography photo collections see them here:

Part 1
Part 2


Photos taken late September, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts


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My Phone’s Camera Roll Photos #2

Hey guys, I hope you’re doing well out there!

For this photoblog I scrolled through my phones camera roll and picked out 8 photos I wanted to share with you today. These photos aren’t necessarily my favorite, or best capture, but they’e meaningful to me and I think you’ll like them!

Camera roll stories


I took this photo while walking around downtown Bristol, RI. It’s actually composed of two photos. I used a picture I took of a blue cloudy sky to frame the group of friends watching sunset. I then used a white border to bring it all together. I’ve been finding it interesting all the ways you can compliment a photo using borders and frames.
This is the canon ae-1 program I picked up last week. For those of you who don’t know, the canon ae-1 was a popular film SLR back in the 80’s. When I did my research for what camera I should buy a lot of people recommended I start with the ae-1 for its price and simplicity. I’ve only shot with it a handful of times but so far I’m having so much fun with it.
Another example of how I’ve been experimenting with borders lately. I took both photos a few years back in Pico, Azores and I used a shot of the ocean to frame my subject throwing up a peace sign. The ocean picture alone is boring, but when paired with the second I think it really brings out a cool aesthetic.
The sign reads, “Wall of Lost Soles”
I stayed at a cottage over the weekend down near Cape Cod, MA and our neighbor had a wall full of lost &found sandals, flip flops, crocs, and swim shoes. On my last day there, I lost my own slides trying to cross over to the beach. I hope they too end up on the Wall of Lost Soles one day.
I took this photo on a camping trip to upstate New York this past summer. Pictured is my Uncle and Auntie overlooking Lake George from one of the many viewpoints at Prospect Mountain.
When I was staying in Buzzards Bay, MA, the cape cod canal was perfect to walk and get good exercise. A lot of the times I’d bring my camera with me and take pictures along the way. There’s always a bunch of people camping, fishing and doing outdoor activities which makes for awesome scenes to photograph.
A few more:

# 7

I took this photo while I was visiting my brother in North Dakota. I found Minot beautiful in its own empty way. On my walks I would get to a certain point where for miles and miles all I could see was fields and winding hills.

Another shot at sunset:

#8

For the last photo I picked this one of me waiting at the airport. Long layovers are the worst.

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August Memories from Buzzard’s Bay, MA

Photos taken early August, 2020

Buzzards Bay

Massachusetts


Nikon one-touch 100

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6 Principles For Life and Travel

If you love traveling and your enthusiasm for foreign cultures prompts you to buy a one-way ticket, chances are you follow a certain set of unspoken rules that I call: The Avid Traveler’s Code of Conduct