Showing posts from July, 2017

NBYA Junior Race Week 2017

Last week was the Narragansett Bay Yacht Association's Junior Race Week, an annual regatta hosted for all the junior sailors on Narragansett Bay. This year, hosted by Sail Newport, was also the area qualifier for the single and double handed championships, so the event drew even more boats compared to previous years.

I was on the water for race days 1 and 2, with fair weather and strong currents as junior sailors competed in 420s, Lasers, Open Bic, and Optimists. First day had lighter breezes, hot muggy weather, and a brief morning postponement before racing was underway. I tagged along on the 420 circle to photograph the action. Day 2 was windier, with gusts around 15 knots. I hung out with the Opti circles for the second day of racing, and watched as sailors age 8-13 battled winds and chop!

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Lighthouses of RI // Lessons in Composition

I recently had the privilege of hosting my first photography tour through Local Captures, a platform built on connecting photographers and photography enthusiasts for tours and workshops throughout New England.  Local Captures focuses on utilizing tour guides with local knowledge to help travelers (and locals) make the most of new locations, while gaining confidence and technique for their photography.

My tour covers the Lighthouses of Southern Rhode Island, with the option for tackling 4 locations in an afternoon, or a more technical workshop of just 2 locations with advanced discussions on technique and composition.  Jim Schubert was my first student, and he opted for the more advanced tour so we tackled Beavertail and Castle Hill in a 4 hour workshop.  Read more about Jim's experience through his Local Captures testimonial.

It was mid-afternoon when we got underway at Beavertail Lighthouse.  The sun was out, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the temperature was just rig…