John Munno Photography: Blog http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog en-us (C) John Munno Photography johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:52:00 GMT Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:52:00 GMT http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/img/s/v-5/u392270674-o506976865-50.jpg John Munno Photography: Blog http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog 116 120 Connecticut Coffee Table Book 2018 http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/12/connecticutcoffeetablebook2018 2018 Connecticut Landscapes Coffee Table Book is here!
A timeless work of art 
Taking holiday orders now

For the 2017 Holiday Season I am excited to be offering for the first time, a coffee table book of my photos.  Connecticut Landscapes 2018.  The book is an 11" x 8.5" 30 page hardcover photo book.  This 30 page book features 45 images many of which have not been seen or released to date. The images have all been layed out in various design elements based upon color palate and themes to provide interest, balance and beauty and to mark the cycles of life and time.  It is more then a coffee table book in that sense, it is a work of art which makes the perfect gift to someone else or for yourself. It will help bring calm, peace healing and introspection with every turn of the page. You can cherish for years to come. These books are being sold for $85.00 plus shipping and applicable taxes.  

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To order visit my website store at http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/2018coffeetablebook

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If you need help ordering call 203-405-3329 or email johnmunnophoto@gmail.com

Testimonial  

"Mr. Munno's work is beautiful and very professional. I was lucky enough to work with him to create a coffee table book which I'm giving as a gift. It came out breathtaking. He really put together a lovely hard cover book with stunning photographs. He is a true professional with a gifted eye."

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Sincerely,
John Munno

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Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/11/beecher-and-bennett-funeral-home I know it has been a while since I posted.I have been very busy with all the weddings I have been shooting and editing. In the midst of this I've had a few commercial jobs regarding my landscape photography work over the summer. I will be making more posts now that wedding season is winding down. This is a job I did over the summer for Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home in Hamden Connecticut in conjunction with Alive Design Interior Designs out of Middletown Connecticut. I am happy to see my photos of nature being used to lift the spirits and bring healing to those in need at a difficult time in their life--facing the loss of a loved one.

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) funeral home healing photo art healing funeral home photography art healing photo art medical office photo art healing http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/11/beecher-and-bennett-funeral-home Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:29:48 GMT
Seasons of Connecticut Magazine Cover Photos http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/3/seasons-of-connecticut-magazine-cover-photos     I am excited to announce three of my photos were recently chosen for the three covers of the spring editions of  Seasons of Connecticut Magazine.  Seasons Magazine produces and delivers quarterly magazines to more than 60,000 households in key areas of Connecticut.. The circulation of Seasons Magazines totals some 200,000 readers.  There are currently four regional Seasons Magazines in Connecticut: Seasons of Farmington Valley, Seasons of Glastonbury, Seasons of West Hartford, Seasons of the Northwest Hills, and Seasons of the Shoreline. For more information on Seasons of Connecticut  https://www.seasonsmagazines.com

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Commercial Photographers Connecticut Nature Images Connecticut Nature Photography Connecticut Stock Images Historic Connecticut Photos Seasons of Connecticut Magazine http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/3/seasons-of-connecticut-magazine-cover-photos Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:27:11 GMT
City of Danbury Website Photo Project http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/2/city-of-danbury-website-photos One of the projects that I worked on this fall was taking pictures for the City of Danbury's website.  This was quite different from most of my commercial jobs which involve being out the woods somewhere by myself capturing certain aspects of nature.  This project took me into the heart of the City of Danbury and included photographing 10 departments within the city that were responsible for the running of the city.  I was given entree into the behind the scene going-ons and met with the staff of departments as the airport, fire department, hospital, public works, construction, parks and recreation departments, police etc.   It was a touching experiencing meeting all the hard working employees of the City of Danbury that worked day and night performing their duties that helped the city run.  I also had the chance to explore the City's 40 square miles from down town Danbury to distant golf courses, parks and recreational areas.  

 

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

City of Danbury Public Works Department website photos by Connecticut Commercial and Website photographer John Munno Photography, Southbury, Connecticut

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) City of Danbury Commercial Photographer Connecticut Commercial Photographer Fairfield County Commercial Photographer John Munno Photography http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/2/city-of-danbury-website-photos Sun, 05 Feb 2017 23:33:05 GMT
2017 Dime Bank Connecticut Calendar http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/1/2017-dime-bank-connecticut-calendar Pardon me for being late in my posts. It is the end of January and I am just coming out from what was a very busy summer and even busier fall.  Summer was busy with all the wedding photography work that I do and then fall came around with two big landscape photography jobs on top of a wedding every weekend.  One job was with the City of Danbury, taking photos for their new website (post to follow soon)  The other project was this one for Dime Bank who asked me to provide photos for their 2017 Calendar of Rhode Island and Connecticut.  So for almost a month between these two jobs I was going from one end of Connecticut to the other racing to get the photos in before the weather closed in on me.  On one of the trips to the South East Corner of Connecticut to take photos, I was snowed upon by an early autumn snow  (see my post Colchester Snow).  So yes, behind every landscape photo there is a story and often an adventure too. The project came out great and the clients of Dime Bank loved the calendars. So thank you Dime Bank for this opportunity to live my dream and do what I love to do which is share the beauty of Nature through my photography.  They put a nice write up on the back cover about my work.  Here are photos of the final product.

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) 2017 Connecticut Calendar 2017 Rhode Island Calendar Connecticut Calendars for Business Customized Calendars http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/1/2017-dime-bank-connecticut-calendar Wed, 25 Jan 2017 01:46:56 GMT
Penfield Lighthouse Photo-Orthopedic Specialty Medical Building http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/1/penfield-lighthouse-photo-orthopedic-specialty-medical-building I received a call this summer from a client wanting photos of a the Penfield Lighthouse on the Connecticut coast near Fairfield Connecticut.  My client wanted the photos to be used in a medical building in Fairfield Connecticut.  I love lighthouses and had shot a lot of the lighthouses along the Connecticut coast, but never this one.  I figured it would be a easy job so I gave them my offer which they accepted and I started doing my research on the lighthouse.  It didn't take too long to figure out there was a major issue with photographing this lighthouse.  The lighthouse was about a mile off shore in the middle of the Long Island Sound.  If the photo was going to be used for a website or a small print that wouldn't be such an issue but this project required the image be blown up to 33 feet and cropped to a panorama thus throwing out more pixels of the original image!  This was not going to be easy.  My first attempt was to shoot the lighthouse from shore with a 600 mm zoom lens.  Unfortunately the resolution of the image wasn't good enough when we blew it up to 33 feet.

We had to come up with another plan.  One of the surgeons at the medical center had a boat and offered to take me out to the lighthouse.  So that is what we did.  Cruising out in the Long Island Sound at 40 miles an hour was quite a way to travel.  I had to hang on for dear life as we crashed against the waves to get out to the lighthouse which was about a 10 minute cruise.   We circled around the lighthouse reef for some times as I kept shooting and shooting, not sure how sharp the images were with the rocking of the boat.  I didn't know if I would get a second chance at this so I tried as many angles as possible and different lenses and varied camera settings. About 1,000 photos later, I felt I had enough photos and we headed back to shore bouncing from wave to wave.  

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Interior Design Photography Medical Building Interior Design Medical Building Photograph Medical Healing Art Photographer Medical Healing Art Photography http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/1/penfield-lighthouse-photo-orthopedic-specialty-medical-building Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:45:12 GMT
Adobe Lightroom Software Workshop Series 2017 http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2017/1/adobe-lightroom-software-workshop-series-2017 Adobe Lightroom Photography Software Class Series

 

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Learn how to store, catalog, develop and print and share your photos using a user friendly software called Adobe Lightroom.

Wonder what to do with your photos after you have them in camera?    Struggle with finding and cataloging the photos you have in your computer?  Want to change the exposure of your photos and do some editing to help your photos come out as they appeared to when you took them?   Need to change your photos sizes for outputting to various sources such as photo contests, facebook, emails, web use and printing?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then this workshop series is for you. 

Lightroom is a fantastic and powerful photography software because it has the ability to do it all- everything you need to accomplish in your photographic workflow  from cataloging your photos, to developing, printing, outputting  and  resizing as well as making photo books, slideshows and much more.  This all-in-one program comes at a very affordable price and is very user friendly. 

Course 1:  Lightroom’s Library module 

Wednesday, Feburary 1st,  7:00 pm

In this first workshop you will learn how to take your photos from your camera to the computer including how to create folders and collections sets to help store and retrieve your photos.  You will learn how to use keywords and rating systems to help locate and use your favorite photos. 

Course 2:  Lightroom’s Develop module.

Wednesday, February 8th,   7:00 pm

In this workshop I will go show you how to maximize your photo’s potential with the many development options in Lightroom including exposure, white balance, saturation hues and color balance as well as adding vignettings to your photos and cropping.  I will also go over how to use the adjustment brush and graduated neutral density filter to make local adjustments on specific areas of your image.

Course 3:  Printing, exporting resizing and outputting

Wednesday, February 15th,   7:00 pm

In this course I will teach the various options and methods for outputting and resizing your photos for specific use such as contests, web use and social media, emails, and finally using the print module in Lightroom to make your prints come out how they look on the screen.   

Class Information:

Each class can stand alone but I would recommend taking all three to get the most out of Lightroom and learn all that you can do with the wonderful photos you take.    Classes will begin at 7:00 pm and go for about 1.5 hours.   Class fee is s $25.00 per person per class or sign up for all three for $75.00 For more information or to register contact me at 203-824-7423 or email johnmunnophoto@gmail.com.

Classes will be held at my studio at 254 Lakemere Drive, Southbury, Connecticut 06488

I look forward to helping you organize, catalog, develop and use your photographs easily and more enjoyable and taking your photography to the next level.

It will be lots of fun.

Sincerely,

John Munno

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Colchester Autumn Snow http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2016/11/colchester-autumn-snow October can surprise you with its changeable weather.  This year was no exception to this with a very early snow that caught many of us off guard.  It is these magical moments of October that I love so much where two season meet or collide in a sense or better meld into one.  I was most fortunate to be shooting in the field shooting on a job for Dime Bank taking photos for a project so I was able to spend many hours in the field capturing this most magical and beautiful moment of winter snows falling upon Autumn leaves.

 

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2017 Calendars have arrived!!! http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2016/9/2017-calendars-have-arrived  

It is with much excitement that I share the news of the release of my 2017 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar.

 

This beautiful calendar is a one of a kind work of art, which takes you month by month through the four seasons of Connecticut from the flowers of spring to the greens of summer, the vibrant colors of fall and pristine snows of winter.  
 
This is no cookie cutter calendar but one which I laid out box by box, day by day even to the details of adding the moon phases, solstice and equinox dates as well as major religious and national holidays.  
 
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The calendar is a large 9 x 12" saddle stitch calendar ready to hang and decorate your home or office or to offer as a gift.
 
The calendar sells for $14.99 plus shipping and or tax depending on your location.  
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The calendars can be ordered through my website store calendar link or by clicking the link below.  
 
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If you have any questions feel free to email at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com or call me at 203-405-3329.
 
As always, thanks for your interest and support.
 
John Munno
 
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Healing Photography Art at UCONN Hospital http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2016/4/healing-art-photography-at-uconn-hospital Leaving a Legacy

The Marriage of Art and Healing through Photography

UCONN's John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington Connecticut

 

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    For those of you who may not know, earlier in my life, I spent 15 years as a Bio-TouchTM Practitioner for the International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics in Hawaii and Tucson, www.justouch.com.  As a Bio-TouchTM practioner and Center Coordinator, I was called out many times to the nearby hospitals to offer sessions and assist people in their healing process who were hospitalized.  I spent sometimes months going to hospitals on a regular basis to offer care.  I spent a week straight at the ICU Unit in Flagstaff to help a friend who was in critical care after a car accident as well as assisting my nephew for 3 months at the NIC unit at Yale New Haven Hospital who was born premature with hydrocephalus.  For many of the patients and family I visited, the question of life and death was often on our thoughts and mind.  As the days turned into weeks, the hospital walls became sort of a prison, with it's sterile environment, coldness walls and starkness, shielding off the person from the outside world of life and nature that surrounded them.   I often pondered the ways hospitals could be made more open and connected to the healing powers of the outside world of nature.  

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That was over 20 years ago and things have changed a lot in both the healing field and hospital environments.  One such hospital on the forefront of this movement to make hospital environments more healing is UCONN's John Dempsy Hospital Tower in Farmington, Connecticut.  The hospital incorporates open spaces and large glass windows with sun filled rooms for healing as well as well as wood tones, earthy tile, glass panels of wildflowers and My healing art photos in every patient room of the 169 patient rooms.  

A few months ago I was contacted by Steffian Bradley Architects,  http://www.steffian.com  for my Connecticut Nature and Landscape Work to supply 169  2' x 4' panels of my photos to be printed onto a plastic type laminate material for the hospital.  I jumped at the opportunity as it has been a long time vision and dream and passion to bring healing to those in need through my photography. 

The long Connecticut winter gave me the time and ability to work on this project which was quite huge in it's size and scope.  Large in that they required 169 images and large in that the photos had to be #1 blown up to over 2' x 4" and then # 2,into elongated panoramic size which eliminated all my vertically oriented images and many of the horizontal images as well.  Photos were then further eliminated because of cultural, religious and other reasons.  To make the long story short, I submitted over 700 images which went through a huge approval process by the board and architects to come up with the photos that were eventually chosen for the 6 levels of patient rooms.

Once the images were decided upon they all had to be enlarged, cropped and re-sized and then sent to the Panolam factory in Maine to be printed onto the laminate panels and then delivered and installed in each of the hospital patient rooms.

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     Though I shot the images and layed out the sizing of the images, I didn't know what they would look like blown up to full size  on the laminate panels. That was until this weekend when I attended the public open house for the hospital.  The open house was a very emotional day for me seeing what was in some ways a life time of work encompassing 20 years in the healing field and 10 years shooting in the field as a photographer. The comments I received from onlookers and the medical staff were so touching and  I was moved with the realization that I had created a legacy that would be here for many years to come to help heal those in suffering and need and to help bridge the separation of human and nature especially at a critical time on a persons life-the time of sickness, change  and transition.    

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I stayed at the hospital open house for many hours, taking in the magnificence and awe of the moment and taking lots of photos too.  On the way home I thought a lot about my life and what it means to leave a legacy in life. Our thoughts, actions and deeds are like footprints  left in the sand of life or like ripples in the water that continue to move outward, even after the stone has fallen. How will we be remembered and how will our lives impact, help, inspire, heal and change the world around us?  

What kind of legacy will we leave?

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New York Institute of Photography Interview with John Munno http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2016/1/new-york-institute-of-photography-interview-with-john-munno-photography STUDENT SUCCESS: JOHN MUNNO

Student Success: John Munno

When John Munno encountered a bout of health challenges, he began to spend time sorting through the photos he used to take in high school. In what he describes as a ‘defining moment,’ John realized the happiness and wellbeing he experienced when he tapped into this creative passion, and he decided to pick up where he had left off. Now a graduate of NYIP, he has successfully launched his own photography business, shooting everything from nature to weddings, and even stock shots for greeting cards. We recently got in touch with John to chat about his journey, and to ask what advice he’d offer to current and prospective students of NYIP. Here’s what we learned:

1. When did you realize that photography was the field you wanted to pursue?

I started shooting in high school up into my mid-20s. Then I got into the healing field and stopped shooting for many years. It wasn’t until a bit later in my life when I was having health challenges of my own that I had what you would call a “defining moment.” While putting together an eBook called “Nature Speaks” and going through my photo library and slides from my earlier years of photographing exotic places around the world, I noticed my health improving by the beauty and healing properties contained within the images. This fueled my desire to pick up my camera and start shooting. I felt a calling from deep within myself. Something started to come alive in me that wanted to create and express itself, to create beautiful things that would help people heal.

2. When did you enroll at NYIP?

Though I had photographed for many years, I wanted to be formally trained, to improve my skills and fill in any holes that had been missing in my education. I wasn’t in a positon to go to photography school far away and shift my whole life around and pay for housing etc. I didn’t have the funds at the time for such an education. So l looked into some of distance type of classes and found NYIP. The training was something I could afford and the way the course was broken down into lessons made it easy to move along step by step through the program. Each month when the lessons came in the mail, it was like Christmas time for me.

3. What was your coursework like?

My course work was very eye opening. I had been interested only in nature photography and that was all I did for many years. When taking the course I learned about so many different aspects of photography. It gave me such an appreciation for photography and its history and impact on the world. It taught me that photography was everywhere. I learned the skills necessary to be successful in many types of photography and that allowed me to make it as a full time photographer doing nature and fine art photography, commercial photography, real estate photography, portraits, events and weddings.

Student Success: John Munno

4. Was your mentor helpful during the process?

My mentor was helpful in that he always brought it back to the lesson of what is the story and message you are trying to convey through your photography. He kept bringing me back to that lesson.

5. We can see on your site that your photo gallery is separated into 8 different categories. Plus, you’re also making quite a name for yourself in the wedding photography industry. Would you say that one of these sub-fields interests you the most?

Nature is one of my favorite subjects- especially nature or land untouched by the hand of man. I try to find these remote and hidden places of Connecticut and the world. This has always been a passion for me. In these places I find solace, healing, peace and understanding. I try to share these places and properties through my images with people that don’t have the chance or opportunity to have this experience.

And then there are weddings. Weddings are a very different aspect of photography that I enjoy very much. What I like most about shooting weddings is the people, the emotions, the joy, the tears and touching moments. We are such wonderful beings. I am not sure if we realize it. I try to share that wonder through my wedding photography.

6. When you approach a new project, what are the first steps you typically take in your creative planning process?

When I start a new project it is like traveling on a road or taking a journey. I look at the end product or destination-what needs to be accomplished. Then I figure out what is needed, (the steps) to take me on that journey from point A to B. Those steps are the details of what needs to be accomplished, the hows and in what order.

7. What qualities do you think a successful, aspiring photographer needs?

  1. Passion would be number 1. You have to have a passion for your subject be it a sports game, a newborn baby, a car, news events, trees or a landscape. You need to have a love, interest and connection with your subject
  2. Vision: You have to have an eye to see. It is not necessarily two eyes that one sees with but an inner eye or vision that can communicate that passion and express it through the lens of a camera
  3. Skill: You have to know about your equipment the camera and lens. How they work and how to make them express that vision and passion. You have to research, study, read and examine the work of others. You have to continue to grow, experiment and strive every day. It never ends.

8. After graduation, what were your first steps? Were you already actively working in the field? If not, how did you get a foot in the door?

My first steps were to set up a business, create business cards and set up a website and social media. Then starting to create products to sell, post cards, greeting cards etc. and then hitting the pavement, knocking door to door, soliciting business for work etc. It was a lot of work in the beginning with more rejections then success that was for sure.

9. Some aspiring photographers struggle to make a name for themselves because they’re hesitant to make connections. What advice would you give to younger photographers who are shy about reaching out?

I have found my friends and family to be some of my best supporters and fans over the years. Start small, stay close to home with sharing your work with friends and family, co-workers etc. Start within your immediate circle. Gain the experience and confidence and then expand that circle outward.

Work as an intern; donate your talents to a non-profit you support. This all will help gain the experience and confidence to reach out.

Student Success: John Munno

10. What do you always carry with you in your camera bag? Anything special?

Lens paper, a rocket blower and lens pen.

11. What’s the most interesting thing you learned at NYIP?

It may seem very basic but I learned how a photograph tells a story, and that was drilled into me over and over with every lesson.

12. We can see that you specialize in some specifics like bridges, lighthouses, churches, etc. Do you have a personal favorite subject to shoot?

My favorite subject to shoot is moving water in the forms of waterfalls, rivers, and seascapes. I could shoot it all day long. Every wave is different. Water is a long-time friend and companion going back to my days as a river guide. Water heals, water nourishes and water provides food and Life. We take water for granted and we don’t respect and treat water in the forms of streams, rivers, lakes and oceans as we should. We pollute them and use them as dumps. I try to convey the importance of water in our lives through my waterscapes and I am working on an eBook called “Living Waters” which I hope to finish this year which will build upon this theme.

13. How has maintaining a blog and website helped you creatively and professionally?

We often don’t realize the impact our lives and work have on people. We can become immersed in something and the day to day routines of our work and put our blinders on in a sense. We can’t see out of it sometimes. Maintaining a blog and website as brought me so many customer and fan comments feedback and testimonials about how my work touches people’s lives and how special it is. I read the comments over and I am amazed. I never realized this impact my work has on people. This helps fuel my determination, and constancy and to prefect my art and craft.

14. If you had to pick one, what was the most memorable photography project you’ve ever completed, either during school or otherwise?

Working with a historian and taking photos of my town’s historic districts for two walking tour brochures. It was great to work along with a historian and lean about the homes and history of my town as well as spending months shooting out in the field taking thousands of photos.

15. Describe a typical day in your life as a photographer lately.

In addition to my own wedding photography and landscape photography, I also work as a studio manager for an active wedding photography company. So I am often juggling 6 projects at once. I do a lot of editing work! About half to three quarters of my week is taken up with editing. There is the regular editing of my wedding and landscape work. Then there is the editing for the company I work for. This is often special request, creative editing, color splashes, and enhancing and correcting images, removing people, objects etc.--things that happened to be in the way. Sometimes it is major overhauling of images and image corrections. This is a lot of fun for me. The weekends are often taken up with shooting weddings and traveling all over the state from end to end. Every weekend is like going on another adventure. Then there are the hours spent on social media, blog posting meeting with clients, email correspondences and oh quick get your camera, a beautiful sunset!!

16. What’s the most rewarding part of studying photography?

Photography catches a fleeting moment of time-a fleeting moment that comes and will never happen again. Photography touches lives, holds memories and moments and has the ability to affect people in so many ways. Photography brings peace, can inspire, can lift ones spirits can cause one to reflect and grieve. Photography can be a profound communication tool-The Voice- of the subject expressing and communicating in a language that is universal, that has no boundaries. My focus in photography is to share beauty. I love to share the beauty around me through photography, to create an image that can heal, can bring peace, can heal and restore and share a timeless and important message. To be able to share a sense of wonder, awe and beauty for something that is greater then me through an image. Now that is exciting!

17. If you could give one piece of advice to our current and prospective students, what would it be?

Keep Shooting!!! And never give up- shoot that which feeds your passion!

Want to learn more? NYIP offers accredited photography classes that can help you improve your hobby or start a new career. Request your free course catalog today!

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Adobe Lightroom Photography Software Workshop http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2016/1/adobe-lightroom-photography-software-workshop Adobe Lightroom Photography Software Workshop Series

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Storing, cataloging, developing and sharing your photos with Adobe Lightroom

Wonder what to do with your photos after you have them in camera?    Struggle with finding and cataloging the photos you have in your computer?  Want to change the exposure of your photos and do some editing to help your photos come out as they appeared to when you took them?   Need to change your photos sizes for outputting to various sources such as photo contests, facebook, emails, web use and printing?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then this workshop series is for you. 

Lightroom is a fantastic and powerful photography software because it has the ability to do it all- everything you need to accomplish in your photographic workflow  from cataloging your photos, to developing, printing, outputting  and  resizing as well as making photo books, slideshows and much more.  This all-in-one program comes at a very affordable price and is very user friendly. 

Course 1:  Lightroom’s Library module 

Thursday,  January 28th,  7:00 pm

In this first workshop you will learn how to take your photos from your camera to the computer including how to create folders and collections sets to help store and retrieve your photos.  You will learn how to use keywords and rating systems to help locate and use your favorite photos. 

Course 2:  Lightroom’s Develop module.

Thursday, February 4th,   7:00 pm

In this workshop I will go show you how to maximize your photo’s potential with the many development options in Lightroom including exposure, white balance, saturation hues and color balance as well as adding vignettings to your photos and cropping.  I will also go over how to use the adjustment brush and graduated neutral density filter to make local adjustments on specific areas of your image.

Course 3:  Printing, exporting resizing and outputting

Thursday, February 11th, 7:00 pm

In this course I will teach the various options and methods for outputting and resizing your photos for specific use such as contests, web use and social media, emails, and finally using the print module in Lightroom to make your prints come out how they look on the screen.   

Class Information:

Each class can stand alone but I would recommend taking all three to get the most out of Lightroom and learn all that you can do with the wonderful photos you take.    The class dates are Thursday January 28th, Thursday, February 2nd, Thursday, February 11th. Classes will begin at 7:00 pm and go for about 1.5 hours.   Class fee is s $25.00 per person per class or sign up for all three for $60.00  For more information or to register contact me at 203-405-3329 or email johnmunnophoto@gmail.com.

Classes will be held at my studio at 254 Lakemere Drive, Southbury, Connecticut 06488

 

Review from previous student:

"I am participating in the Lightroom Class with John Munno which contains 3 modules. The first module, Lightroom Library, is an essential first step in beginning the post-processing activity. John demonstrated his actual procedure when he loads his photos into Lightroom from the deleting of poor shots to the rating of the photos that were the ones that he would use to edit and keep. The organizational process for sorting the photos by subject, interest was a main focus. Knowing these first steps really helped me to sort through my photos and put them in proper folders so that they will be very easily accessible. I am very much looking forward to the Editing Module! Thank you to John for providing this easy, fun and affordable way of learning Lightroom!"

 

I look forward to helping you organize, catalog, develop and use your photographs easily and more enjoyable and taking your photography to the next level.

It will be lots of fun.

Sincerely,

John Munno

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Pilgrim Furniture Gallery Opening http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/11/pilgrim-furniture-gallery-opening The Pilgrim Furniture Gallery Opening was a great success.  About 75 people attended and there was a mural opening, ribbon cutting for the gallery as well as two speeches by Pilgrim Furniture design experts Tony and Julie.  One of my pieces a tryptic called Long Meadow Pond was showcased and a furniture and accessory arrangement was  made around the tryptic. It was a great success and well received.

http://www.startwiththeart.net/

http://www.courant.com/community/hc-ugc-article-locals-only-art-gallery-opens-at-pilgrim-fur-2015-11-13-story.html

 

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Gallery showing many of my canvas photos and framed photos

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Another view of the gallery wall of my photos.

 

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My triptic canvas Long Meadow Pond was displayed with furniture arrangements based upon the colors of the art piece.

 

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Another view of the furniture arrangement around my photo art.  (start with the art) accenting the colors and textures of the photo.

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Pilgrim Furniture "Start with the Art" and gallery coordinator Debbie Albert shares about the evening and gallery significance to support local Connecticut artists.

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Pilgrim Furniture interior designer Tony talks about the furniture arrangements chosen for my photo art.

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Pilgrim Furniture interior designer Julie talks about the color wheel and feelings and moods of colors. 

 

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Holiday Card Pre-Orders http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/11/holiday-card-pre-orders Taking holiday card pre-orders this week 

I am taking pre-orders on Holiday Cards for the 2015 Holiday Season. This is a specialty order that has become very popular with some of my long standing customers. Each season I make new designs and you will see below the designs I have chosen for this year.

For those interested, I need to get an idea of how many cards you would like regarding quantities and designs so I know how many to print as these will be custom printed. I am estimating a price of $2.95 per card but that may vary slightly depending on the size of the card order.

Time is short as I need to get this to the printer and back in time for the Holiday Season so if you could let me know as soon as possible of your interest that would be great. I need to have them to the printer by the end of this week.

The front of the cards say "Happy Holidays". The inside of the cards can be blank for your personal message or a standard holiday message such as Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (option 1) or Happy Holidays (option 2).

Each card comes with a 5" X 7" enveloped made from recycled paper.

Feel free to contact me via email at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com or call me at 203-405-3329 to place your order by the end of the week.

Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season,

John Munno

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Winding Wheel Cafe Art Gallery http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/9/winding-wheel-cafe-art-gallery Photo Art Show at Winding Wheel Cafe in Woodbury for the month of September.

Come visit my art show at the Winding Wheel Cafe. Light Life and Love a journey through Connecticut's Countryside

 

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Meet the artist event on Sunday, September 13th from 11-2pm.
Food and good cheer!!!
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Have some great food and enjoy the show. These guys are new to the restaurant scene in Woodbury and they serve up some great food, drinks and desserts. Winding Wheel Photography Art Show Woodbury ConnecticutWinding Wheel Photography Art Show
   
   

 

 

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Outdoor Photography Magazine Article http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/7/outdoor-photography-magazine-article I wanted to share an article of mine that was published on the Outdoor Photographer Magazine website.  

 

National Parks Pro Guide

 

Tips and insights on where to go inside some of our most popular national parks

Acadia National Park, Maine
John Munno

www.johnmunnophotography.com 
 


Magic Of Acadia


Magic Of Acadia
Summer is my favorite time to visit Acadia National Park. Air temperatures are warm and the days are long, providing for many hours of photo shooting and recreation. Acadia is famous for its seascapes. While there are many elements of nature to photograph in Acadia, the seascapes are out of this world. Many shots are easily accessible via a short walk or drive, yet speak of timeless places and raw beauty untouched by the hand of man. Plan your trip using moon and tide charts. A full moon adds a dynamic and magical element to your photos. "Magic of Acadia" is a photo of the moon rising over the Atlantic. Taken the day before the full moon, the time is right for the moon and surrounding light to be in the same tonal range. This shot was taken with a Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 12-24mm ƒ/4 lens and 800 ISO. Exposure was 30 seconds shot at ƒ/16. This photo was taken almost at full darkness. With such a long exposure, you can capture the moon beams on the water and motion blur of the water. Shooting at such times, one is on the cusp of daylight and darkness, and one can shoot in almost total darkness. It's a magical time to be taking photos and experiencing life! 
 


Awakening


Awakening
Summer is the most popular time to visit Acadia so be prepared for lots of people. At the same time, I do most of my shooting in the early mornings and early evenings when the coast and roads are quiet. Often, it's just me, the sea and sound of the waves crashing upon the rocks. This photo "Awakening" is an example of the amazing sunrise seascape photos that can be taken at Acadia. The Park Loop Road between Sand Beach and Otter Point provides unlimited seascape shots and sunrise photos. This shot was taken at approximately 5:00 a.m. For these morning shots, I usually get up at 4:00 a.m. to get the coast by 4:30 in the dark and ready to shoot as the sky just starts to turn light. Make sure to have a flashlight. You'll need it to scramble over the rocks to the coast in the dark. 

Accommodations can be made at the Blackwoods Campground for a short drive to the coast or at hotels in Bar Harbor. This photo was taken with a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon 12-24 ƒ/4 wide-angle lens. Exposure time was 1 second at ƒ/18 with ISO 100. Split neutral-density filters are a must, as well as polarizing filters, a tripod and a cable release or remote.

 

 

 

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Connecticut Lighthouses Tour 2 http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/6/connecticut-lighthouses-tour-2 Summer in Connecticut and New England is the time to get away, to hit to beaches of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine. To get some sun and sea and warm up from the cold and long winters.  I had some time on my hands so I wanted to do some exploring and visit the Connecticut Coast and more specifically the lighthouses that line the many harbors of the Connecticut Coast and Long Island Sound.   

I wanted to forewarn those that the Connecticut Coast is very built up and it is not Maine by any means.  Many of the lighthouses have fallen to disrepair or gone into private hands making accessibility impossible.  It is a sad story for the lighthouses and the history that once was such an important part of Connecticut.

Nevertheless, I did my best to recreate that history through my photographs of times past  for the enjoyment, and knowledge of those interested. 

The tour starts at New London famous for two lighthouses, the New London Harbor Lighthouse below and the New London Ledge Lighthouse.  The New London Harbor Lighthouse is part on private land and accessibility is limited.  This lighthouse is very well preserved and is a good example of the style of some of the Connecticut lghthouses.  While I was there, I found out that tours can be arranged to go inside the lighthouse so that is good news. 

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New London Harbor Lighthouse looking inland toward New London Harbor.

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New London Harbor Lighthouse from the coast road.

 

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New London Harbor Lighthouse from the coast road.

 

The next lghthouse on the tour is the New London Ledge Lighthouse which is in the middle of the harbor.  it is a site to see and a one-of-kind lighthouse.  It was off in the distance but I did my best to capture this shot with my telephoto lens.

 

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The tour continues to Avery Point owned by the University of Connecticut.  It is an amazing and beautiful campus that made me want to go back to school there and study oceanography.  This lighthouse is easily accessible.  Stay a while, take a picnic lunch.  It is a lovely spot. 

 

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The tour continues to Morgan Point located in the  beautifully quaint historic town of Noank.  I could speak about Noank all day.  It is the gem of the Connecticut Coast.  A town that time forgot located off the beaten path of I 95 and Route 1.  if you want to get a taste of what Connecticut was like 100 plus years ago visit Noank.  I could of stayed all day and I hated to leave as I was overcome by the peace, and beauty of a historic town standing today as it did 100 years ago.  Narrow streets and steep hills lined with houses from the 1840s with lovely gardens projected a sense of timelessness so uncommon in our fast paced world.

Unfortunately the Morgan Point Lighthouse is on private property and the owner will let you know it, that is if you get too close.  Here are a few photos of the Morgan Point Lighthouse.  The good news as you can see is the lighthouse is well kept up and taken care of so that is the good news.

 

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I headed out toward Mystic to see the lighthouses that were further on the coast almost at the Rhode Island border.  Unfortunately the day was getting late and I couldn't take any more photos on this lighthouse Tour.  There are a few more lighthouses at Mystic, Stonnington and  Old Saybrook that I would like to visit some time.  Maybe you can join me on the next Connecticut lighthouse tour.

 

 

 

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Summer Splendor http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/5/summer-splendor Summer is just about here. The leaves are full out and the landscape has turned from brown to green.  Temperatures are warming and the land is pulsating with photosynthesis and life.  It is a glorious time of the year and one which we have yearned for. 

 

Here are a few recent shots taken across the state of Connecticut


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Westledge  Cascades in North Connecticut between West Granby and West Symsbury

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Little York Park in Southbury, Connecticut

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Another photo taken at Little York Park in Southbury, Connecticut

 

 

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After a slow emergence from a record breaking cold winter in the New England, April came and went with little signs of emerging leaves, skunk cabbage or anything to indicate that the next ice age had not arrived. We waited day by day as temperatures remained in the 40s and 50s and barely pushed up into the 60's, But then it magically started to happen!!. Temperatures pushed very quickly into the 70s and 80s and remained there. We rejoiced and gave our joyous Amens! With the warming temperatures there came up from the dead leaves of Winter and the dried branches and twigs, new life which appeared and burst forth with the sounds of trumpets blasting.
 
This was the first spring for me at my new home and every day has been truly another miracle as I find new flowers and plants I didn't even know existed being birthed from barren ground of winter.
 
Below are some of the lovely flowers and plants that have been appearing in and around my backyard garden paradise.
 
Enjoy and Happy Spring
 
John Munno 
 
 
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Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Workshop http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/3/adobe-lightroom-develop-module-workshop

Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

 

WORSKSHOP 2

Dear photo friends,

The first Adobe Lightroom Series  workshop held last week was a great success.  Thanks to all who preserved through the many storms, cancellations and cold weather to come to the workshop.  The workshop was a great success and everyone learned a lot  about organizing rating and accessing their photos on the computer.    

I will be teaching the second class focusing on the develop module this month.  


In this workshop I will go show you how to maximize your photo’s potential with the many development options in Lightroom including exposure, white balance, saturation hues and color balance as well as adding vignetting to your photos and cropping. I will also go over how to use the adjustment brush and graduated neutral density filter to make local adjustments on specific areas of your image.

Here is a testimonial from one of the students of the last class.
 

Thank you, John, for hosting the class!
 
I am participating in the Lightroom Class with John Munno which contains 3 modules. The first module, Lightroom Library, is an essential first step in beginning the post-processing activity. John demonstrated his actual procedure when he loads his photos into Lightroom from the deleting of poor shots to the rating of the photos that were the ones that he would use to edit and keep. The organizational process for sorting the photos by subject, interest was a main focus. Knowing these first steps really helped me to sort through my photos and put them in proper folders so that they will be very easily accessible. I am very much looking forward to the Editing Module! Thank you to John for providing this easy, fun and affordable way of learning Lightroom!



I hope you can join me for this workshop.  I assure you, you will learn so much.  

If you have any questions, please contact me via email at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com or call 203-405-3329.

I hope to see you at the next class.

Sincerely,
John Munno

 

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