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PHOTO STORIES

19 Jul 2017

Exploring the Waters

The Delaware River is not exactly known for its coral reefs and sunken treasure ships, but if you don’t look how can you be sure?

18 Jul 2017

Street Photography

Local events like festivals, parades, fairs etc. are especially great for practicing street photography.  There is a lot going, people are having fun and no one seems to mind being photographed.  It is all part of the day. Most street photography I see seems to be in cities, where there are a lot of people, but my studio is in a small town.  I am in Frenchtown, on the west coast of NJ nestled on the banks of the mighty […]

17 Jul 2017

The lesson of the white chicory

Creating macro botanical images for scientific stock is one of my specialites.  I have a background as an ecologist and enjoy being out photographing wild species  for textbooks and scientific publications. Last week I came across a rare white chicory specimen growing along the roadside.  I immediately made plans to return with my gear to document it. Chicory is a lazy flower.  Like a teenager it doesn’t get up until way past sunrise and if it’s cloudy or rainy, forget it. […]

14 Jul 2017

There is No Fun Like Work

If you’ve followed your gut when choosing your career path then the joy really is in the doing. I’ve heard critiques about people describing themselves by what they do. “Nay, nay” they say, “You aren’t your job.” Well, I say maybe I am! I’m proud and delighted to say “Je suis photographe!” I didn’t stumble accidentally into being a photographer and I’ll bet you didn’t wander aimlessly into your career, either.  When we’ve consciously chosen our paths and pursued them, then […]

13 Jul 2017

Power Portraits

Executive portraits can be more than a nice PR photo showing great dental work.  They can be an expression of what it means to run a company.  Sometimes this takes a little extra time and creative vision but the extra effort can deliver a more compelling image. Being an executive ain’t easy (just ask one). It takes focus, knowledge, skill and the ability to direct and coordinate people.  There is more to it than sitting at a desk.  

12 Jul 2017
Google Views Of Brokaw Photography Photos

Getting your business viewed

  One of my business segments is being a certified Google Trusted photographer, trained and authorized to create virtual tours and publish them on the Google platform. As part of this program I also create and publish standard images of businesses, primarily architectural and product-oriented photos. Periodically, Google gives me an update on how well my photos of my clients’ businesses are doing. I am always delighted to learn how many times they are viewed. The number of views per business range, of […]

11 Jul 2017

Photo Ops For Business

There are photo opportunities all around us, every day,  unlimited ways we can market ourselves visually.  This is the heart of social media marketing. The challenge is that we are used to seeing our world as we see it.  The normal is the norm, nothing special.  If it feels and looks normal to us it is hard to make it interesting to others. That is why we enjoy taking photos when we travel.  It’s new and exciting and fun to […]

10 Jul 2017

Lifestyle photography

We all love candids, good candids of our friends and family having fun, being engrossed in what they are doing.  These kinds of candids have a natural, energetic feel, especially if the subject is feeling natural and energetic.  They make us feel good. Good business photos can evoke this energetic feeling too, but it is more of a challenge to create these images, to create images that have a natural candid feel, but it is entirely doable.   After all, […]

09 Jul 2017
A real street photograph

Street Photography

Street photography is very popular, pretty much always has been since folks like Henri Cartier-Bresson started snapping at people with 35 mm cameras.  It takes an eye, timing and some courage to photograph people you don’t know. But is it really street photography? Pavement pictures? Also when is it road photography or highway photography?  I think we have a boatload of new genre to explore.

07 Jul 2017

Photo Exhibit

Photography is about vision.  The stronger the vision, the better the photo. I often open my studio to be used as a gallery for other photographers.  We all have different visions and it is gratifying to collaborate. During July 15th & 16th 2017 I am hosting an exhibition featuring 12 photographers (myself included!).  I’ve given the show a French flavor to coincide with Frenchtown’s Bastille day celebration.  The poster is French but the photographers are American. Businesses throughout the town […]