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Taking your photos from ordinary to extraordinary

Southbury, Connecticut

 

Since flowers were blooming all over the place I felt it would be the perfect time to offer a Spring Flower Photography Field Class.  The topic of this class was taking your photos from ordinary to extraordinary.  In this class I taught how through the use of selective aperture, proximity to subject, background selection, and angle of shooting and composition you can take ordinary subjects like flowers on your lawn or yard and turn them into beautiful works of art. Much information and techniques were taught about macro photography and the lenses and equipment to use to create beautiful macro images.  The weather was wonderful and the flowers were happy to see us appreciating their beauty.  Thanks to all the students that came and attended.   Flowers 4.24.21-35-Edit-EditFlowers 4.24.21-35-Edit-Edit

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Spring Cherry Blossoms https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2021/4/spring-cherry-blossoms SPRING CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Southbury, Connecticut

 

Cherry Blossoms have to be one of my favorite trees in bloom. They are a sign that spring is here.  Cherry Blossoms line the streets of many cities and towns.  New Haven's Connecticut's Wooster Square is one of the most famous displays of Cherry Blossoms in Connecticut but other towns shine as well.  Southbury has numerous Cherry Blossoms that line the streets and when spring arrives it is a very impressive display of pink and white.  I was able to catch the Cherry Blossoms at their peak this year in Southbury.  It was a delightful time being under the tree canopies in full bloom.  For most of the photos, I used a longer lens as the flowers were up in the trees.  I took some up close macro shots as well. Take in the beauty of the colors and flowers. It is a joyful time of the year.

Happy Spring

 

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Spring Flowers of White and Gold https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2021/4/spring-flowers-of-white-and-gold SPRING FLOWERS OF WHITE AND GOLD

Southbury, Connecticut

 

Spring is in the air and flowers are blooming everywhere. It is a great time of the year to focus on the flowers as the ground is still brown and barren and the leaves have not come forth.  Backgrounds are very important in photography.  Sometimes as important as the subject.  The use of colors that appear naturally can add so much to a background.  In this photo session I used the close proximity of a yellow Forsythia bush and white flowers and juxtaposed them so that in some situations the yellow flowers are the background, in some cases the foreground and vice versa. The morning was foggy and still with little wind which always helps when taking flower photos as wind moves the flowers and makes them a lot harder to get in focus.  It was a beautiful morning to spend with the flowers and I found it very healing.  Important equipment to have would be a tripod, macro lens or extension tubes and in this case a 70-200 zoom lens for some of the shots as it was hard to get close to them because of the height and thickness of the bushes.

Happy Spring

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Hubbard Park Daffodil Festival 2021, Meriden, Connecticut https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2021/4/hubbard-park-daffodil-festival-2021-meriden-connecticut HUBBARD PARK DAFFODILL FESTIVAL

Meriden, Connecticut

 

Covid 19 stopped the Hubbard Park Daffodil Festival in Meriden for another year, however it didn't stop the flowers from blooming. It was a beautiful day to take in this beautiful spectacle of spring. Daffodils were all in full bloom people were taking in this annual beautiful sight.  Also some of the Magnolia trees were in full bloom too. Such a spring delight. Last year we had late frosts which damaged the Magnolia blossoms but this year they were as happy as can be.

 

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Artistic Nature Portrait Session in the Woods-White Memorial Park, Lithfield, Connecticut https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2021/3/artistic-nature-portrait-session-in-the-woods-white-memorial-park-lithfield-connecticut ARTISTIC NATURE PORTRAIT SESSION IN THE WOODS

White Memorial Park, Litchfield, Connecticut

 

Many of you know me from my wedding and engagement shoot photography. You may not know I do other forms of photography such as corporate events, business photography, individual portraits, family portraits, senior portraits etc. The same skill, attention to detail, and imagery is applied to the different genres of photography I do. Feel free to contact me for your special photography needs. This is a individual nature portrait session I did last week with Sarah at White Memorial Park in Litchfield, Connecticut. Sarah did a great job bringing that natural feel to the shoot. 

 

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March Photography Zoom Classes https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2021/2/march-photography-zoom-classes  

March Photography Zoom classes

 

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I will be offering a "How to Print your Photos" class on March 8th at 7 pm and a 2 class "Photo Evaluation and Review Class" on March 18 and 22 at 7 pm. More information and registration on the links below. Hope to see you there.

 

How to Print your Photos Class

 

https://www.artsescape.org/printing-your-photographs-workshop-2/#program

 

Photos from your camera to your computer can take on a “life of their own.” So many options for your photo once it is on your computer; resizing, color adjustment, printing on various surfaces and the list goes on and on. What if you want to take your photo and enlarge it as a piece of artwork or even for competition, how do you do this without jeopardizing the integrity of the original photo?

 

This one-day workshop is designed to take the student step-by-step through the process of resizing, formatting, and computer corrections through popular software programs such as: Photoshop elements, Photoshop and Lightroom. The instructor will share the common online labs for printing and the availability of various materials to print on and the mediums that are available today. The goal of this workshop is to build knowledge and confidence in transform your photos from the digital realm to the physical – the possibilities are endless!

 

Class size is limited to 8 students and the fee is $35.

 

Students must register by Sunday, March 7th in order to receive their Zoom link.

 

Photo Reviews Class

 

https://www.artsescape.org/photo-review/#program

 

The 2-week class is for students that are ready to take their photos to the next level by sharing with the group for feedback. The object of this class is to aid the student in taking everyday photos and making them interesting and exciting for the viewer.

 

Up to 5 photos can be submitted per week and John will review, evaluate and provide constructive suggestions and tips. John will review, evaluate and provide constructive suggestions and tips regarding composition, focus, exposure, camera settings, and camera modes to improve your photography. The class will be held via zoom so all participants can attend from the comfort and safety of their own home.

 

Students will be able to view their fellow classmates photos, and hear the feedback and suggestion which is a way for students to apply the information to their own photography.

 

This is a great way to improve your photography skills in a real hands-on practical manner. It will be a very informative, fun, eye opening and inspiring class.

 

The fee for the 2-week class is $45. The class is limited to 10 students.

 

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Magic of Acadia-Photography guide and Ebook of Acadia National Park https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/12/magic-of-acadia-photography-guide-and-ebook-of-acadia-national-park  

"Magic of Acadia" Photography Ebook of Acadia National Park launches today

 

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Joy to the world.

Here is hoping my new Ebook "Magic of Acaida" will help bring a little joy to your world.

This year I am having a creatively quarantine Christmas so making the best of it. Thought this would be a good time to bring this book into the physical with the Saturn/Jupitar conjunction, entry into the Aquarian Age and birth of the Christ!

5 years in the making including 4 years, and hundred of hours in the field photographing in Acadia National Park has lead to the birthing of this creative project.

Magic of Acadia is a 162 page Ebook for photographers and lovers of Acadia National Park. It contains over 200 stunning images of the beauty of Acadia from seascape and coastal scenes, to inner lakes and ponds, forests and high mountain tops. Interactive PDF format makes viewing and navigation easy. Downloadable book can be viewed on your computer or phone.

Most of the work putting the book together happened during the initial Covid lockdown in the spring. The second lockdown has allowed me the time to put on the finishing touches and launch the platform for selling and ordering.

The book is available for download for $12.99 plus tax.

Click on the link below to order your copy.

 

https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/magicofacadiaebook
 

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January 2021 Zoom Photography Classes and Workshops https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/12/january-2021-zoom-photography-classes-and-workshops JANUARY ZOOM PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES!!

 

Hi Photo friends,

I wanted to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season.  I thank you for participating in the many classes--in person, field workshops and zoom classes in 2020.  It has been great to work with you, spend the time together, assist you in your photography learning and watch everyone grow over the year.  

 

I will be launching a series of zoom photography classes starting in January and hope to continue through the winter.  Start off the year in a positive direction feeding your inner artist with photography instruction.

 

I will be conducting 3 photography zoom classes in January 2021  Here is a summary of the classes below.  If you have any special subjects of interest please let me know and I will do my best to include them in a future class. 

 

I hope you can join me in these classes and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

 

Click on the links below for more information on the classes and to register through the Arts Escape Website links below.

 

In Light,

John Munno

 

 

Get to Know Your Digital Camera – Part I

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28

7 pm - 8:30 pm

$90.00

https://www.artsescape.org/get-to-know-your-digital-camera-part-i/#program

 

 

Photoshop Elements I

Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26

7 pm - 8:30 pm

$75.00

https://www.artsescape.org/photoshop-elements-i/#program

 

 

Printing Your Photographs Workshop

Monday, January 18th

7 pm - 8:30 pm

$35.00

https://www.artsescape.org/printing-your-photographs-workshop-due-to-popular-demand/#program

 

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Wall Art For the Holidays-Beautifying your home https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/12/wall-art-for-the-holidays-beautifying-your-home Wall Art for the Holidays

 

With the holidays upon us and so many of us homebound due to covid-19, now is the perfect time to transform your home into a place of healing and beauty with wall art made from my many photos.

Taking a digital image and bringing it to life through the enlarging and printing process creates a work of art that brings peace, comfort, and beauty to your home or office.

This is an example of a 16" x 48" panorama photo I took over the summer that was recently purchased and framed by a client to decorate their bedroom.

All the photos shared through my website, facebook etc. can be purchased at affordable prices as gifts for the holidays or to transform your home, office into a timeless work of art.

I am creating wall art in fine art prints, canvas, metal and acrylic mediums in single stand alone or multi panel arrangements. I have special wall art software to include photos of your room to design the perfect arrangement for you.

Check out my website www.johnmunnophotography.com or contact me with your questions. I will be happy to design the perfect wall art arrangement for you.


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How to print your photos photography Zoom Class https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/11/how-to-print-your-photos-photography-zoom-class Hi Photo Friends, By request, I will be offering a Zoom class on how to print your photos through the many online printing companies and the many printing material options that are available. Learn from the safety of your own home, anywhere.

This will most likely be my last class of the 2020 year.

Here is information as always let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

Printing your photos Part 1

Zoom Distance Learning Class

Tuesday, December 8th

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Digital Photography has opened up a whole new world regarding the printing and displaying of our photos. Your photos take on a life of their own when they are taken from a photo in your camera or computer and enlarged and printed to various sizes and materials such as framed prints, canvas, metal prints and acrylic prints panoramas etc. But how do you take a photo from your computer and turn into a large piece of art or photo for a competition etc.? This class will take you step by step through the process of resizing and formatting photos for printing through various popular software programs Photoshop elements, Photoshop and Lightroom. I will share with you common online labs that print in a wide variety of materials and mediums as well as go over the many different print mediums available today. It will be an eye-opening class, and give you the confidence to transform your photos from the digital realm to the physical.

Tuesday, December 8th

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Class length 1.5 hours$35.00

Here is the link to register

https://www.artsescape.org/printing-your-photographs-workshop/#program

 

 

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Photo Review and Critique Zoom Class Tuesday November 24 and December 1st https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/11/photo-review-and-critique-zoom-class-tuesday-november-24-and-december-1st  

Photo Review Zoom Workshop November 24 and December 2nd

Tuesdays, November 24 & December 1st

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Webb Mountain ParkWebb Mountain Park

 

Take your photos to the next level with this supportive and informative zoom distance class. Learn in the comfort and safety of your home anywhere!! This will be an informative and fun class designed to help students improve upon their composition and photo taking skills. Students will submit their photos for the class to view and for review. All photos will be looked at from the camera settings chosen, histograms for exposure, to the artistic and compositional vantage point to better understand cameras settings and techniques. It will be a live review so each student can learn so much in the process. Workshop is made up of 2 classes. $55 for both. 3 hours of training total.

 

Register at Arts Escape through this link:

https://www.artsescape.org/online-with-zoom-interactive-photo-review-2/#program
 

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Connecticut Fall Foliage Photography in October https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/11/connecticut-fall-foliage-photography-in-october Connecticut Fall Foliage Season of Colors

Autumn in New England is a most amazing and popular time of the year.  In Connecticut the leaves start to reach their peak around the first week of Connecticut in the north, around the second week in Connecticut towards the middle part of the state and towards the 3rd week toward the south along the Coast.  Connecticut has a plethora of fall foliage photography subjects from high mountains and vistas, to reflections on lakes and ponds, forest trails, streams, rivers and brooks, historic homes and pastoral scenes and landscapes.   

The fall colors are very fleeting.  Peak fall foliage colors sometime last only a few days before turning brown, or falling from the trees by wind and rain as the weather changes this time of the year and becomes quite erratic with wind and rain storms in Connecticut by mid October.   

You have to move fast, get out and take in as much of this as you can to take advantage of this small window of time. 2020 was one of the better color years we have had in many years with more reds and yellows.

Below is a sampling of some of the fall foliage photos I was able to take for 2020 during this small window. 

Enjoy and happy fall

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Commercial Photography Shoot with Herb Holden Trucking, Broad Brook, Connecticut https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/9/commercial-photography-shoot-with-herb-holden-trucking-broad-brook-connecticut Commercial Photography Shoot with

Herb Holden Trucking

 Broadbrook, Connecticut

 

Besides the landscape photography that I do, I also do commercial photography for business of all kind through Connecticut.  I use my photography skills to provide photos for their website, marketing and social media use. It has been great to work with so many of these Connecticut business which are an integral part of our community.  Such is the case with Herb Holden Trucking for which I did this blog.  They are a Connecticut family owned trucking and materials company located in Broad Brook Connecticut.  They have been servicing Connecticut since 1961 and provide a wide variety of services including hauling of heavy equipment, landscaping and materials and recycled building materials.

I visited a number of their facilities in the Broad Brook area and took photos of their many trucks and heavy equipment in action as well as taking photos of their hard working and friendly staff.  Head shots of the sales staff were taken as well as photos of the family owners and staff providing a large amount of photos for their website, marketing and social media use to communicate the company's message and story.

If your business website is need of refreshing or new content or you would like to have your business message and information get out in the community feel free to contact me for a photo session.  

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2021 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar Preorders https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/9/2021-connecticut-landscapes-calendar-preorders 2021 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar Pre-orders

 

My 2021 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar is ready to print. This a beautiful One-of-a kind 9" x 12" saddle stitch calendar takes you through the seasons of Connecticut. Photos taken include Southbury and neighboring towns as well as other scenic areas of Connecticut from seascapes on the Connecticut coast to Autumn scenes in the Litchfield Hills. Add beauty to your home or office or for great holiday gifts.

I am taking pre-orders for the holiday season. Expected price to be around $15.99. Let me know if you would like to order one by the end of September so I know how many to have printed.

I can be reached at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com, 203-405-3329. 

In Light,

John Munno

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Lake Waramaug All Arounder Photography Tour https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/8/lake-waramaug-all-arounder-photography-tour Lake Waramaug All-Arounder

A photography tour of Connecticut's Litchfield Hills

Lake Waramaug, Housatonic River, Kent, Sharon,

and The Cornwall Covered Bridge 

 

Summer wedding photography season is a busy time for me starting in April and going into November. I try to take a little time aside in the summer to do a photography tour and focus on my landscape photography. For the last 4 years  I have been going to Acadia National Park in Maine and that has been a great place to take a summer break and photograph the amazing scenery of Acadia.  This year the campgrounds at Acadia were closed due to Covid-19 and with issues of quarantine crossing state lines, I decided to opt for staying in Connecticut which had its state parks open all summer.  I didn't get away for my more lengthy two week trip this year but was able to get away for a few days to the Litchfield Hills of northern Connecticut.

Connecticut has such a wide variety of terrain and topography ranging from the coastal scenery on the Long Island Sound to miles of fields and farms in the interior and rugged hills and valleys in the North West area called the Litchfield Hills.  This idyllic landscape  is home to Connecticut's highest mountains, The Appalachian Trail, countless lakes, thousands of acres of forest, farms and two of Connecticut's scenic rivers, the Housatonic and Shepaug.  Also found here are the last two operational covered bridges in Connecticut, The Cornwall Covered Bridge and Bulls Bridge as well as quaint historic New England houses and towns.   

Base camp for me was the Lake Waramaug State Park camping area on the shores of beautiful Lake Waramaug. This was a great place to capture photos of the lake as well as surrounding farms.  One sunrise in particular was crazy amazing over the lake. 

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On the shores of Lake Warmaug is Hopkins Inn.  A historic Inn and winery with stunning views of Lake Waramaug.  A great place to stop for lunch, dinner and enjoy the long days of summer.  Acres of vineyard covered hills adds such beauty to the area. Waterscape 8.2020-1105Waterscape 8.2020-1105
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Numerous Farms are scattered around Lake Waramaug and the surrounding countryside offering a glimpse into Connecticut's agricultural past and present

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The Shepaug River is only a few miles away and travels from North to South through the Litchfield Hills.  It is a smaller river, quite free flowing yes oh so inviting.  It is still very wild and untouched.  It is  one of Connecticut's treasures. Waterscape 8.2020-741-EditWaterscape 8.2020-741-Edit

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The Housatonic River is one of Connecticut's gems.  It is one of Connecticut's largest rivers and some of the best trout fishing in the state.  It cuts a deep valley through the Litchfield Hills creating stunning scenery with every twist and turn.  

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Last but in no way least is the Connecticut's most covered bride, The Cornwall Covered Bridge.  No trip to this part of the state is complete without driving over it. In an season its beauty and history will make impact on you for years to come. 

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Though it was a short trip this year, it provided me with amazing sunrises, quiet moments of reflection and stunning views of this very diverse and photographically rich area.  And the best part is I didn't have to drive 8 hours but instead traveled only 40 minutes from my home. Sometimes as the saying goes "There is no place like home." and I feel so blessed to live in such a majestic place I call "God's Country" 
 

 

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Summer Fun Photography Field Workshop Classes https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2020/7/summer-fun-photography-field-workshop-classes Summer Fun Photography Field Workshops with John Munno

 

August Photography Field Classes

 

Learn hands on, in the field at beautiful locations across Connecticut

 

Recharge, rejuvenate and revitalize in Nature while learning something new

 

All events will be Covid-19 friendly and take place outdoors. 

Social distancing and safe practices will be used to make sure everybody is safe and has a great learning experience.

 

Get um while it’s hot.  Not sure if these opportunities will be offered again.

All levels of experience welcome

 

Digital or Mirrorless camera with the ability to change shutter and aperture is recommended. 

Class not recommended for cell phones.

Tripod recommended for all classes.

 

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Class 1  Moon rise over Charles Island Milford, Connecticut Walnut Beach/Silver Sands Beach

 

Date: Sunday, August 2nd

Time:  7pm to 9 pm  (2 hours)

Location  Walnut Beach/Milford, Connecticut

(Rain date:  Tuesday Sept 2nd}

Cost $35.00

 

Course Description

The moon is a fascinating subject to photograph.  Many try and don’t achieve the results they want.  There are many moon photography secret tricks and tips which I will present in this class. Timing is everything when it comes to lighting and photographing the moon.  The location and timing of this class is specifically set to have the moon rise over the ocean as well over a significant scenic landmark.   It will make for a great experience as well as beautiful photos to capture.

 

Other topics to include Tripods, Camera Lens Focal lengths of lenses and proper Camera settings. 

 

Come breathe in the fresh sea air, take in the sounds of waves lapping the shores and seabirds flying in the sky.   Feel whole again as nature does its magic work.  It will be an evening to remember

 

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Class 2  Waterfall and moving water photography

Date Thursday August 6, 2020 

Time 6pm to 7:30 pm  1.5 hours

Location Southford Falls State Park

(Rain Date, August 7th)

Cost $30.00

 

Course description: 

Moving water is captivating subject to shoot in photography.  How best to bring this subject to life in your photos?  How to create a sense of movement and time through long exposure techniques to make your waterfall and moving water photos bring a sense of emotion beauty and magic all will be taught in this class. 

 

Other topics to include filters for waterfall photography including polarizers and neutral density filters, camera settings for waterfall photography, tripods and cable releases/remote triggers. 

 

Leave your cares behind as the sounds of water soothes your soul and brings new life to you.  You will leave feeling lighter as your burdens and troubles are left behind and you start the day anew.

 

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Class 3 Flower Power Sunflower Macro Photography

Wednesday, August 19, 2020  

Time:  6:30 pm-8:00  1.5 hours

(Rain date, August 28th)

Location:  Southbury, Plaza

Cost $30.00

 

Course Description

Flowers are a favorite subject yet one of the most difficult to photograph for many reasons.  Entering the world of macro photography, the world of the small) brings up many of the camera’s limitations.  Learn how to overcome these limitations and photography this beautiful world of detail, color and beauty.

 

Other topics to include: macro photography what settings to use, macro lenses and equipment including extension tubes, focus stacking, focusing rails, and composition suggestions to achieve the best photos.

 

Nothing says summer is here then sunflowers.  What is there not to like about sunflowers?.  They are symbols of hope, joy and happiness.  A short time in their company and we feel all right with the world and something we all need in this crazy covid time.  This workshop will put that skip back in your stride and a smile on your face as you are fortified and recharged.

 

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Class 4  Connecticut Lighthouse and Sunset Photography

Date:  August 26, 2020 

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  2 hours

Location Lighthouse Point, New Haven Connecticut

(rain date Aug 27, 2020)

Cost $35.00

 

Course Description:

Lighthouses are a great historical subject to photograph and Connecticut has quite a few of them.  This class will take place at an easily accessible lighthouse to give you the chance to get up close and personal with both the Lighthouse, ocean and shore.  How best to photograph these icons of our maritime past and present.  Also photographing seascapes will be covered and the added bonus of sunset photography!

 

Other topics to camera settings for shooting lighthouses and seascapes include use of graduated neutral density, front lighting and backlighting of objects, remote shutters/cable releases for long exposure photography and how best to photograph sunsets. 

 

Regestration can be made through the Arts Escape Website: https://www.artsescape.org/
 

For more information and class information contact me at 203-405-3329, email:  johnmunnophoto@gmail.com

 

Sincerely,

John Munno
 

 

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Photography Classes to start 2020 on the right foot https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/12/photography-classes-to-start-2020-on-the-right-foot Upcoming Photography Classes

January 2020

 

January is the month of new beginnings and fresh starts. The perfect time to start off your year with improving your photography skills.  With this in mind,  I will be offering three photography classes at the Arts Escape arts learning center in Southbury, Connecticut.  I will be offering two getting to know your digital camera and taking better photos classes, a beginner class and an advanced class as well as how to get your photos into your computer, to store, catalog edit and export using Adobe Lightroom software.  Information is listed below on the classes.  You can sign up through the arts escape website  https://www.artsescape.org/

 

I make learning photography informative and fun!!  You will learn in leaps in bounds and gain so much from any of these classes.  You can contact me at 203-405-3329 for more information or through the various links below.
 

 

Get to Know Your Digital Camera – Part I

Instructor, John Munno

Monday, January 6, 13, 20, 27
1 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Learn how to better use your digital camera’s functions and modes to take more creative and compelling images. **Recommended camera is a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera with various modes and functions.   (NO Cell phones)

Day 1      Understanding Exposure triad of ISO, Shutter and Aperture to achieve correct exposure. Learn how to take control of your camera using the Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes.  Learn to understand the exposure triad of ISO, Aperture and Shutter to achieve proper exposure.  Learn the creative aspects of Aperture and Shutter speeds to create creative effects and sharper photos.

Day 2      .  Setting up your camera -This class will teach students how to set up their cameras and what the various camera settings do so they know what settings to use. Some of but not only topics include:  setting up playback of images, setting photo file size and formats, taking control of focus with single point focus, using exposure compensation to achieve more accurate exposure.  Various focus modes to track stationary subjects vs. moving subjects.

Day 3     Getting to know the many buttons of our camera and what they do.This class will go over all the buttons on your camera and what they do and how choose which settings are best for you. Some of the topics include, various light meter modes, various focusing modes, various shutter modes including timer, multi shot and single shot modes.  Basic flash photography when, why and how to use your camera’s pop up flashes.

Day 4:  Photography in the digital age.  - The Digital Darkroom-Taking your photos from your camera to your computer. Ways and methods to store, and edit your photos. Using computer software and editing programs to edit, enhance share and resize and reformat your photos for webs, social media, print and email use.  Learning how to transfer your photos from your camera to your computer or mobile device for storage and editing.

The fee for the 4 week class is $95. Class size is limited to 7 students.
Please let us know which type of camera you are using before class starts.

 

For more information and to register:  https://www.artsescape.org/get-to-know-your-digital-camera-2/#program

 

   

Taking BETTER Photos with your Digital Camera – II

Instructor, John Munno
Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29
1 pm - 2:30 pm

 

This class follows Getting to Know Your Camera class 1.  It covers more advanced camera use and settings including how to use manual mode.  Students will learn how to use Live View for better exposure, Bracketing, HDR photography, Panoramas,and Tripods. Students will learn various light meter modes, the ins and outs of lenses and which ones are best for your needs.  How to take better photos, using photography guidelines and the rules of composition.  Instruction will be given on; direction of light, temperature, photographing at different times of the day and how the camera sees vs. your eyes to create a compelling and creative photo.

Session 1   Manual mode, Use of the Histogram Live View and other photography methods to address challenging lighting and focusing conditions - Learning to use manual mode and understanding the histogram and zone system to achieve better exposure of your photos. Use of Live View to achieve sharper focus and hard to reach shooting situations. Using various light meter modes to get the best exposure in challenging lighting conditions.

Session 2   Cameras, Cameras, Cameras - With so many different cameras to choose from, deciding on the best camera for your needs can be daunting.  Learn about the various cameras on the market including point and shoots, bride cameras, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, built in zooms, full frame cameras, crop sensor cameras and more.  The pros and cons of each and which camera is best for you.  Tripods and how best to use them. Capturing high contrast scenes with bracketing and HDR Techniques. Taking Panoramas photos

Session 3   All About Lenses - Lenses in some ways are more important than the camera you are shooting with as they can make all the difference between sharp images and not so sharp images.  With so many lenses out there, which are the best ones for your needs. Topics to include.  Prime lenses, pros and cons, zoom lenses, pros and cons, Various lenses from macro lenses, wide angle lenses to zoom lenses and when to use them. Basics of flash photography and when and how to use it.

Session 4  Creating more creative and compelling images-How to take better photos, using photography guidelines and rules of composition.  Learning about light, direction, temperature and time of the day and how the camera sees vs. your eyes to be able to take more compelling and creative photos.

The fee for this class is $100. Class size is limited to 7. This class is available to all students who have previously taken a class with John.

For more information and to register:  https://www.artsescape.org/taking-better-photos-with-your-digital-camera-part-ii/#program

 

 

Lightroom Classic CC for Beginners – A Photo Editing Course

Instructor, John Munno
Tuesday, January 14, 21, 28
1 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Have you ever wondered what to do with the pictures you take that are stored in your camera? Or struggled with finding and cataloging the photos you store on your computer?  Need help editing your photos for Facebook, emails, web use and printing? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!!

In order to take this class, students will need to purchase "Lightroom Classic CC" and bring their computer and camera to each class. Upon enrollment, the instructor will confirm which program needs to be installed on your laptop or MAC to ensure each student has the correct program.  The Lightroom program needs to be installed prior to the first class. 

Lightroom Classic CC 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.  

Week 1:  Lightroom's Library module 

In this first class, students will learn how to take photos from their camera and download them to their computer. Students will learn how to create folders and collections sets to help store and retrieve photos easily.

Week 2:  Lightroom's Develop module 

In this class, students will learn how to maximize the potential of their photo's potential with the many development options in Lightroom including exposure, white balance, saturation hues and color balance. Students will also learn how to use the adjustment brush and graduated neutral density filters and radial filters to make local adjustments on specific areas of images.

Week 3:  Printing, exporting re-sizing and outputting 

In this class, students will learn the various options and methods for outputting and resizing photos.  Students will also learn how to use the print module in Lightroom.  
The fee for this class $65 and the class is limited to 6 students.

 

For more information and to register:  https://www.artsescape.org/welcome-to-lightroom-classic-cc-for-beginners-a-photo-editing-course-2/#program



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!"

 

 

 

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Photographic Tour of Acadia National Park-Park Loop Road 

 

The park loop road of Acadia National Park is a marvel of the hand of man working in conjunction with Nature.  This is far contrast with what happens ordinarily with man when he builds buildings and road with right angles and lines that cut through, intersect, dominate and destroy Nature's beauty with his road, buildings, power lines and bridges.  Here instead, man works with Nature to bring out her beauty, shapes, curves and undulating lines.  The Park road on its east side, hugs the Atlantic Ocean and comes close to the ocean allowing for easy access to some of the most beautiful coastal scenes exhibiting Maine's rugged coast and pink granite rocks and cliffs.  Acadia National Park is a place that never grows old for me.  This summer was my forth time visiting the park.  Every time I come I am continued to be amazed by the beauty found in Acadia National Park.  This summer the weather was much better then last year, and I was awarded with amazing sunrise after sunrise and sunset after sunset for almost two weeks.  For me the blue and golden hours of early dawn and dusk provide endless colors, and magic.  Being by the sea and listening to her sweet music is the greatest of melodies and sound.  Watching the night turn to day and the day turn to night provides a feeling of wonder, presence and awe that humbles one yet includes me in this grand experience of life.  To be able to capture such amazing images for me is a life love which I feel so blessed to be able to do.  

 

Enough said for now. Enjoy the journey into the Magic of Acadia National Park with a photos taken along the east side park look road.

 

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2020 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar-Pre-orders https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/9/2019-connecticut-landscapes-calendar-pre-orders 2020 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar Pre-orders

 

My 2020 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar is ready to print. This a beautiful One-of-a kind 9" x 12" saddle stitch calendar takes you through the seasons of Connecticut. Photos taken include Southbury and neighboring towns as well as other scenic ares of Connecticut from seascapes on the Connecticut coast to Autumn scenes in the Litchfield Hills. Add beauty to your home or office or for great holiday gifts.

I am taking pre-orders for the holiday season. Expected price to be around $15.00. Let me know if you would like to order one by the end of September so I know how many to have printed.

I can be reached at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com, 203-405-3329. 

In Light,

John Munno

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Freezing Rain https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/3/freezing-rain Every winter brings its own mix of elements of snow, cold, rain, sleet and variable weather conditions.  Some winters have been dominated by heavy amounts of snow.  Some winters bring.  This winter in Connecticut has been relatively mild, temperature wise and snow fall as been very light.  The winter has been following a pattern of mild temperatures, followed by rising temperatures then sudden dropping of temperatures with the most amazing and repeated storms of freezing rain.  There was one storm in particular that had such a dense coating of ice on the trees that stayed for days.  Normally, freezing rain on trees comes and is a very short thing but as I mentioned this year was unique in that the temperature would drop suddenly after these storms and remain way below freezing for days so cold in fact that the bright rays of the sun wasn't warm enough to melt the ice.  This created one of the most spectacular sights I have ever seen in my life with days of sunrises and sunsets casting magical crystalline rays of light across forests of frozen trees sparking like diamonds and transformed into an angelic other worldly landscape.  There were mornings and evenings where I gazed with my eyes wide open and my draw dropped as I witness this magical diamond, crystalline sparkling scene before my eyes.   It is hard for a photo to capture the magnificence  of the scene but I did my best to capture the magic of it in this blog post.  

Enjoy

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Adobe Lightroom Software Workshop Series Starting February 13, 2019 https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/1/adobe-lightroom-software-workshop-series-starting-february-13-2019 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, February 13th,  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 20,   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 27,   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 $20.00 per person per class or sign up for all three for $60.00 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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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) adobe lightroom classes connecticut photography classes and workshops southbury photography classes https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/1/adobe-lightroom-software-workshop-series-starting-february-13-2019 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:08:14 GMT
Woodbury, Connecticut Historic Home Renovation flip by the Dewitt Brothers https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/1/woodbury-connecticut-historic-home-renovation-flip-by-the-dewitt-brothers Historic Home Renovation 

and Real Estate Photography Shoot

Woodbury, Connecticut

 

This is a real estate shoot I did for the Dewitt Brothers (http://www.dewittbrothers.com/) showing the final renovation of a Victorian Home in Woodbury, Connecticut.  The house was purchased in a state of disrepair in "as is condition".  Many repairs were unexpected such as a broken water main that fed the house. The house ended up needing all new plumbing and all new electrical work as well as a whole new heating system. Talk about a lot of work!! So the walls were all repaired, the floors all sanded down and refinished. An then Damian set out to compliment and recreate the original moldings and architecture especially in the kitchen where he custom made all the cabinets himself. Damian did an amazing job and did the bulk of the work all by himself.  This photo shoot shows the completed phase of the home with all new electricity, new plumbing, new heating, all new fixtures, floors sanded and refinished.  It was an incredible transformation and really brought out and preserved the beauty of this historic home.

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Connecticut Real Estate Interior Design Photography Shoot https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/1/connecticut-real-estate-interior-design-photography-shoot  

Connecticut Real Estate Interior Design Photography Shoot
 

I enjoy doing real estate photography in addition to my landscape work. I do a few jobs a year. This house was a recent home construction in Westport Connecticut on Connecticut's "Gold Coast" The house features 7 bathrooms and 7 bedrooms and 4 floors with lots of room, space and outdoor swimming pool. The house was designed with Asian flair and accents throughout the house making for a one of a kind home.

This is photo shoot 1. This will be a before and after project so stay tuned for final furnished photos in 6 to 12 months.

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Interior Design Photographers Connecticut Real Estate Photographers Top Connecticut Real Estate Photographers Westport Connecticut Photographers https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/1/connecticut-real-estate-interior-design-photography-shoot Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:48:15 GMT
Healing Photography Art Installation-Yale Greenwich Hospital https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/1/healing-photography-art-installation-yale-greenwich-hospital Healing Photo Art Installation

Yale, Greenwich Hospital

Outpatient Physical Therapy Office

 

I worked on this project over the summer with Art for Healing Environments. I provided all the photos except for 2 beach walkway scenes in the main waiting room which were done by photographer Katherine Genreau. Art for Healing Environments did a great job of the printing and custom framing and matting of the photos.  The large photo size and framing makes them very impactful especially when standing in front of them.   The photos came out great and clients are loving them at the new office as reported by the staff.

Thanks Yale Greenwich Hospital for bringing such beauty to your therapy office.  

As a side note all the photos of mine featured in this blog can be purchased in various forms for your office or home including prints, framed or unframed, canvas, and metal.  Contact me for prices and information.

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Healing Photo Art Connecticut Nature Photography Healing Photo Art Photography Medical Healing Photo Art Yale Hospital https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2019/1/healing-photography-art-installation-yale-greenwich-hospital Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:04:59 GMT
Seasons Magazine Winter Covers https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/12/seasons-magazine-winter-covers Seasons Greeting

 

I know this is a little early but Christmas will be upon us very soon and the solstice will be upon us tomorrow. The Light will once again grow in strength. I wanted to wish every a wonderful Christmas, Holiday Season and all the best in the New Year!

Here are some recently published cover photos of mine on the Winter editions of Seasons Magazine to help get you in the spirit.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year

In Light,
John Munno

 

 

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Connecticut Corporate Business Christmas Party Event Shoot at at Aquaturf https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/12/connecticut-corporate-business-christmas-party-event-shoot-at-at-aquaturf Connecticut Corporate Business

Christmas Party Event Photography Shoot

Aquaturf, Plantsville, Connecticut

 

The holiday season is a time when a lot of corporations and business host their annual Christmas and Holiday Parties in Connecticut.  They are a great way for business and corporations to give thanks and offer gratitude to their employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.  The parties can be simple or more elaborate like this featured blog post of the Mirion Technologies, Christmas Party at Aquaturf in Planstville, Connecticut.  This party featured in addition to an amazing spread of food and desserts but, Las Vegas Style poker and roulette tables, video games, a magician, dancing a d.j. and backdrop and props for fun photo portraits.  A speech was given by the company president as well as drawing for many raffle prizes.  

Being a fine art wedding photographer, I carry my talents and artistic eye from weddings to every event I shoot making it more then a photographic event but making it an artistic expression and way to bring out the beauty of the people, event space, details and memory of your event.

I enjoy shooting events and am available year round for your business and corporate event throughout Connecticut, big or small.

Contact me for rates and to schedule me for your next event.

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Commercial Photographers Connecticut Corporate Party Photographers Connecticut Holiday Party Photographers https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/12/connecticut-corporate-business-christmas-party-event-shoot-at-at-aquaturf Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:30:00 GMT
Connecticut Fall Foliage Photography and Wall Art https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/11/autumn-colors-and-wall-art  

Fall Foliage Season in Connecticut

A fleeting moment of time

 

Fall is a fleeting time in New England lasting only about 2 weeks.  In this short window, the green foliage of summer quickly turns to the reds, yellows and oranges of fall briefly before falling from the trees leaving the trees naked and the landscape brown before winter before winter snows fall upon the land.  To take advantage of this time of the year you have to move fast, be out in the field a lot, travel much and take in each day as if  it was the last.  Every minute counts and the same location will not look the same one day as it did the next changing sometimes from hour to hour.  This particular fall foliage season was particularly fleeting because of many days of rain and numerous wind storms that made photographing difficult and quickly blew the leaves down from the forest canopy to the wet ground below.    

With all the limitations of this fall season I was able to get out here and there to capture the beauty of this magical time of the year.  I made two trips to the northern part of Connecticut in the Litchfield Hills as well as visiting some of my old stomping grounds in neighboring Middlebury, Connecticut. I was able to capture some great morning shots in my own back yard and neighborhood "Lakeside" on Lake Zoar in Southbury, Connecticut. 

Connecticut is a big state when it comes to fall foliage with the diversity of the terrain and landscapes.  This blog post only captures a very minute part of this grand picture and is dedicated to the beauty and magic of Autumn in Connecticut.  

 

If you like what you see, all these photos are available with text in poster and print form or can be blown up with or without text into large canvas wall art  up to 32 x 48 at great prices!!  This is a great way to decorate your home or office or offer a gift for the holidays.  You can call me at 203-405-3329 or email at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com for prices and sizes.

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Beautiful Nature Photos for your home Canvas wall art Connecticut Autumn Color Photos Connecticut Fall Foliage Connecticut Fall Foliage Photos Fall Foliage Nature healing art Nature wall art https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/11/autumn-colors-and-wall-art Fri, 23 Nov 2018 03:28:12 GMT
2019 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar-Have Arrived!! https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/10/2019-connecticut-landscapes-calendar-have-arrived 2019 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar 

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My 2019 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar has arrived from the printer and ready for you to have one.  Limited quantities are available so I suggest ordering yours very soon.  This a beautiful One-of-a kind 9" x 12" saddle stitch calendar takes you through the seasons of Connecticut. Photos taken include Southbury and neighboring towns as well as other scenic ares of Connecticut from seascapes on the Connecticut coast to Autumn scenes in the Litchfield Hills. Add beauty to your home or office or for great holiday gifts.

the calendars are $14.99 plus shipping and or tax. 

I can be reached at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com, 203-405-3329. 

In Light,

John Munno

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2019 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar-Pre-orders https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/9/2019-connecticut-landscapes-calendar-pre-orders 2019 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar Pre-orders

 

My 2019 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar is ready to print. This a beautiful One-of-a kind 9" x 12" saddle stitch calendar takes you through the seasons of Connecticut. Photos taken include Southbury and neighboring towns as well as other scenic ares of Connecticut from seascapes on the Connecticut coast to Autumn scenes in the Litchfield Hills. Add beauty to your home or office or for great holiday gifts.

I am taking pre-orders for the holiday season. Expected price to be around $15.00. Let me know if you would like to order one by the end of September so I know how many to have printed.

I can be reached at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com, 203-405-3329. 

In Light,

John Munno

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Cadillac Mountain Summit https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/8/cadillac-mountain-summit The Acadia journey continues. This time leaving the low lands and ponds of the interior to the mountains and high mountain peaks of Acadia's interior. Cadillac Mountain, one of the highest peaks on the East Coast is a great place to watch both the sunset rise and set. This photo is taken of the setting sun looking across the lands, hills and lakes and ponds to the interior of Maine.
 

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From the summit of Cadillac Mountain you have a 360 degree view, north, south, east and west.  Every view paints a different picture of Maine's diversity from its forests and ponds to the west to its many bays and ocean inlets to the north, to the vast ocean to the east and further bays and islands to the south Main coast.  

 

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On the top of Cadillac Mountain, hard granite rock, strong winds and cold temperatures shape the trees and terrain of this high alpine landscape.

 

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On the summit of Cadillac Mountain, snow, ice, rain, wind and sun sculpt, form and shape the hard granite rock into works of art.

 

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It is always sad to say goodbye to such a beautiful place especially on a long timeless summer day.  Goodbye Cadillac Mountain.  I hope to return again soon.


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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park Cadillac Mountain Granite Rock Healing Art Environments Healing Art Photography Main Mountains https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/8/cadillac-mountain-summit Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:06:14 GMT
Ponds and Lakes of Acadia's Interior https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/8/ponds-and-lakes-of-acadias-interior  

Our journey to Acadia has focused thus far on the coast featuring the magical seascapes taken at the "golden hour", "first light" and "blue light" time of the day. I wanted to leave the coast and head to the interior of Acadia where I will be focusing on the many ponds and lakes that cover the interior of Mount Desert Isle. These ponds are a refreshing stop along the many trails and carriage roads that traverse the interior of Acadia. This first photo is one of the most iconic of Acadia's many ponds, Jordon Pond with the Bubble Mountains in the distance.
 

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A short hike past along the Jordon Pond Trail take you away from the crowds and to a boardwalk trail around the lake with beautiful views of the Bubbles in the distance.
 

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Our journey into the heart of Acadia's interior continues with our tour of it's many ponds and lakes. There is a pond of every size from small intimate quite ponds to large expansive ponds that dominate the landscape. Here is a and example of one of a small and quaint pond, Bubble Pond.
 

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Some of the lakes and ponds of Acadia can be quite small and others large and expansive. Eagle Lake is one of the larger lakes on Mt. Desert Isle. It is a short hike to get to but well worth the walk. For there you will be rewarded with much peace and beauty sitting on a rock with the small waves lapping on the shore.


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Our journey through Acadia continues. This time we leave the more know and traveled east side of Mt. Desert Isle to the lesser west side of Mt. Desert Isle, referred to as the quite side. A series of dirt roads takes you to the interior ponds and trails. This pond as the name describes is a very isolated quite large pond called Long Pond.

 

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Magic of Acadia Seascapes https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/8/magic-of-acadia-seascapes Summer is flying by.  It is already August and where is the time going.  Being a full time wedding photographer summers can get very busy.  Often I blink my eye and summer came and went and Autumn is upon us.  This summer I decided to take a mid summer break and go to a special healing place of mine for a photography trip--Acadia National Park in Maine just south of Bar Harbor. It is place where I can really commune with the sea and breath in the sea air and immerse myself in the rhythm and sounds, sights and scents of the sea.  It is great place to capture these magic and timeless moments especially as the night turns to day and the day to night.

I took lots of great photos and had a fabulous time despite some challenges with the weather.  In the past people have really enjoyed these photos so I thought I would do a series of blog posts on them over the next few months.  I will not only be featuring seascapes but many of the mountains, ponds and forests that make up Acadia National Park.  So stay tuned.  I am also looking at doing a seascape workshop in Connecticut in August.  Contact me for more information at 203-405-3329.

Check out my landscape photography page for more updates and photos at  https://www.facebook.com/johnmunnophotography/

Happy Summer

In Light,


John Munno

 

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4th of July, Fireworks Photography Display-Happy Forth of July https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/7/fireworks-photography-display-happy-forth-of-july Though not technically Nature Photography, I found myself in the middle of a fireworks display in Connecticut on July 4th, 2018 and wanted to share the excitement and sense of freedom and independence that the Forth of July represents for so many Americans and people around the world

Feeling grateful for all the things in my life and for being able to capture these moments in time!

Happy Independence Day everyone.

John Munno

 

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Summer is such a beautiful time in Connecticut.  It is what so many of us live for.  It somehow takes away the memory and the dread of winter that so many of us face.  Connecticut is blessed with so many places to enjoy the summer ranging from the beaches, coves and marinas of the Connecticut Coast all the way to the highlands to the north of the Lithchfield Hills.  I am happy to share that two of my images were chosen for the covers of Connecticut's Seasons Magazine.  The first cover is for Seasons of the Shoreline and is a photo of The New London Lighthouse.  The second photo was taken for the Seasons of The Northwest Hills was taken at a dairy farm in Roxbury Connecticut.  

Get out there and enjoy the summer!!

John Munno

 

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My Adobe Lightroom Online Training Class is Here!! 30 videos, 6 hours of teaching https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/5/my-adobe-lightroom-online-training-class-is-here-30-videos-6-hours-of-teaching New Release

My Adobe Lightroom
Photography Software
Online Training Course

 

The course you have been waiting for is here!  I put together a comprehensive 30 video, 6 hour training course in Adobe Lightroom from beginning to end, covering all the ins and outs through the Library, develop and export and print modules in Lightroom. 

 

1 Lightroom Series 1 Introduction

 

Many Lightroom classes out there are parts and pieces that you have to put together from different instructors.  With this course look no further.  Everything is in one place and I designed this course with a logical sequence from getting your photos off the memory cards into  Lightroom.  Then creating a logical and practical folder system in Lightroom to locate and rate your photos.  Then all the tools in the develop module to edit your photos concluding with the exporting your photos out of Lightroom for sharing on social media,websites,  printing and other external applications.  

This is one of the most comprehensive Lightroom Class available layed out with lessons from beginning to end with one instructor (me).   30 videos covering 6 hours of training in Adobe Lightroom.  From advanced to begining this class will teach you time saving tips, help simplify your workflow, learn all aspects of working with your digital photoraphs and help make them look their best.

Classes can be purchased individually or all together through my website. See link below for more information.

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/photography-classes--fieldtrips-and-instruction

The classes are $20 each for the Library, Develop and Printing Modules or purchase all 3 classes for $50

Contact me for more information or questions.

John Munno

 

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The Foot Group Medical Business Photography shoot https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/4/the-foot-group-medical-business-photography-shoot The Foot Group

Medical Business Photography Shoot

 

Last week I was contacted by Cloud Care  Medical Practice Software www.carecloud.com to photograph their medical practice software in use at The Foot Group Podiatry office in Wilamantic Connecticut.  Cloud Care wanted to show the software being used by the staff and with patients as well as giving an overview of the office. The photos will be used on Cloud Care's website to help sell their product to potential customers.   Their software is used on desktop computers as well as tablets.  Wilamantic is great town with a lot of history and it always nice to visit the "quite corner of Connecticut".  Special Thanks to Dr. Karla and the staff at The Foot Group for assisting me with this project.

 

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How to Take Flower Photos https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/4/how-to-take-flower-photos  

How to take flower photos

 

Here in the North East we’ve had a long winter and wondered if and when spring would arrive.  The good news is spring has finally arrived.  The spring peepers (frogs) are out and are peeping away.  The robins have arrived and the earliest of spring bloomers, the snowbells and crocuses are out. 

This is a great time to get out you cameras out, blow off the dust and start to photograph this most beautiful occasion.

Why Flowers?

Flowers with their intricate patterns, colors and shapes for me are what I call “The Blueprint of the Divine”. Flowers with their beautiful colors are welcoming and inviting, as well as healing , help brighten the day and can be fragrant too.  They add beautiful color to your photos for interior design, home décor, cards etc.   So let’s get started.

 

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Weather/Lighting

Flowers can be photographed in many lighting conditions.  My favorite is slightly overcast sky.  In this type of lighting, the petals of the flowers are open and the colors of the flowers really come out and are not washed out by the sun.  The clouds act like a large soft box and shadows and contrast are minimized. 

 

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Shooting flowers in the shade can yield similar results although the colors are usually (cooler) more on the blue side and the illumination less of the petals and flower in general.

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Diffused light in the later part of the day towards the evening or early morning can be very nice as well, either before the sun is up or when the sun is low in the sky.

Direct sun is one of my least favorite lighting to use for flower photos as the sun’s rays can easily overexpose the petals and parts of the flowers that are in contact with the sun as well as adding strong contrast to other parts of the photos.  Often the tonal range between the most bright and the most dark is more than the camera can capture so either some parts of the image will be blown out or overexposed and some parts will be underexposed or black.  You might like this effect but to mellow this out, use a diffuser to put between the sun and your flower to block and soften the sun’s rays.

 

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Another way to cut down on the reflections  from the sun on your flowers is to use a polarizer filter.  This will also help saturate the colors in the photo as well.

 

Positioning yourself

Every flower shot is different so where you position yourself can vary.  Getting up close and personal with your flowers will reveal more detail in your photos.  It will help fill the frame of your photos creating more impact in your photos as well allow the viewer and yourself to have a more intimate experience of the flower.  If you get too close your camera won’t be able to focus so you may have to back away a bit if the image is blurry and can’t focus.  Also before you stick your nose in  a flower make sure there are no bees in it!!

 

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Getting down and low is important for the reasons stated above.  It also allows one to enter the world of the flower and see the world through the flowers eyes in a sense.  It also can cut down on distracting objects in the background and reveals parts of the flower not often seen such as under the petals etc.  You may look silly rolling around on the ground but you may also notice a healing effect of more energy, clarity of mind and grounding from making direct contact with Mother Earth.

 

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Overhead shots can be another great angle to reveal the inner patterns on the petals as well as the inner parts of the flower.  

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Sometimes a slightly looking down angle can capture both the external petals as well as interior parts. 

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 Even looking up can be a good angle to create a larger than life image as well as uncommonly  seen perspective.

 

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Camera Settings

The most important thing to remember when photographing flowers is as you get closer to your subject the depth of field, or range from near to far in focus decreases dramatically.  Larger number apertures (smaller opening) above f/10 will be needed to get the whole flower in focus.  You may have to go up to f/16 and f/22 and higher to get the whole flower in focus.  At the same time you want the background to be blurred so as not distract or take attention away from the flower.  As you do this your shutter speed will have to be set slower and if there is wind, that can create blurr as your flower moves in the wind.  The goal is to use a fast enough shutter speed to prevent any motion blurr from the blower moving at the same time maintaining proper focus on the flower and a blurred background. 

Note:  Blocking the wind with a reflector or body can help reduce the wind effect.

To better get the whole flower in focus some photographers will use a technique called focus stacking where multiple photos of varying focus distances are taken and combined together in Phototshop or dedicated focus stacking program such as Helicon Focus to do this. 

 

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Camera Lenses

The key to choosing a lens is to get a lens with the shortest or minimum focal/ focusing distance-the ability to get as close to a subject as possible.  The lens which does this the best is called a Macro Lens.  There are different focal length Macro lenses for different effects. I prefer the longer focal length Macro lenses.  Sometimes using a zoom lens like a 70-200 can work well for shooting flowers if you don’t have a dedicated macro lens. 

Here is a link to various macro lenses

http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/roundup/lens-roundup/best-macro-lenses-14638

If you don’t want to purchase a dedicated Macro lens, you can use what are called extension tubes which go between the camera and the lens which allows you to get closer to your subject.  They are relatively inexpensive as compared to buying a dedicated Macro lens.

 

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Use a Tripod

Use a tripod when shooting flowers to help prevent motion blurr/ or hand shake and to better compose your flowers.  When you are so close up to flowers the slightest of movement will be noticed in your photos.  If you are on the ground you can sometimes use smaller table top tripods or something to rest your camera on the ground while you are shooting such a bean bag/sand bag etc.  Use a remote trigger or cable release when your camera is on the tripod to help cut down on any movement or vibration in the camera especially when shooting at below 1/30th of a second shutter speed.

 

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Composition: 

How to compose your photo is very important and can make the difference between just an OK photo and a WOW photo.  Use common compositional rules such as “The Rule of Third” to position your subject and try to create depth to your photos by having other secondary flowers in the distance behind your primary flower.  Rather than having one flower you may want to have two or three etc. to establish a relationship between the flowers and create greater interest.  Lastly find a background that is not distracting in such things as patterns, colors and especially brightness all which will take the views eye away from the subject.

 

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Conclusion:

This should give you enough information to get going.  I hope I have inspired and given you the tools and information to make dynamic, creative and beautifully Wow! flower photos.

 

Happy Shooting

John Munno

 

 

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April snowfall just when you thought spring had finally arrived.

The Crocuses started to bloom and there was a hint of spring in the air. We celebrated Easter and then April Fools, Winter decided to come back for a while. It was a beautiful snow, lightly falling with fog and made for some really beautiful photos on Lake Zoar and the Housatonic River in Oxford, Connecticut.

Snow can come fiercely with strong winds and everything takes cover. This snow was very different. It was a spring snow, gently falling with the sound of song birds everywhere and the feeling of new life in the air. The air was so still and morning was quiet. The snow and fog cast an other worldly feeling and commonly recognized sites were transformed into obscure and subtle beauty. Colors became muted almost monotone even though they were shot in color, sharp lines and angles became softened. It was very inviting and welcoming and calm.

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Physician One Urgent Care-Medical Healing Photo Art-Southbury, Connecticut https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/4/physician-one-urgent-care-medical-healing-photo-art-southbury-connecticut Physician One Urgent Care

Medical Healing Photo Art Instillation

Southbury, Connecticut

 

To bring healing to those in need has always been a part of my life.  For 20 years, I worked in the alternative healing field as a Bio-TouchTM healing practitioner and a classically trained homeopath.  In addition to these methods, Nature has always been a source of healing for me and one which provides much healing for many in our high tech world. 

When I opened my photography business, I wanted to merge my love for Nature with my desire to help people heal through my photography.  This has become a main purpose and focus of my Nature and Landscape photography.  

This blog post highlights a recent project collaboration with Physican One Urgent Care- an Urgent Care facility in my home town of Southbury, Connecticut.  I was contacted by Physican One during the renovation of their Southbury facility.  They commissioned me to provide local images of Southbury, containing both the historic and picturesque photos of the town as well as nature photos displaying the "more raw" elements of nature scenes of the area.

 

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I am happy to bring this gift to the this Urgent Care Facility in Southbury and was so delighted to hear the positive remarks from the staff when I visited regarding clients comments about the photos.

 

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Children's Dental Associates Healing Art Project

 

I wanted to share an exciting recent project I completed with Kenneth Boroson Architects, LLC for two large canvas photos of New London's Lighthouses and seascapes for the new Children's Dental Associates Dental Office in East Lyme Connecticut. The large 4 panel canvas is 16 feet long. These healing art photos will make the dental office a fun, exciting and peaceful place for the children of the area to come and have their dental work done. The 4 Panel Canvas of the New London Lighthouse and canvas of the Ledge Lighthouse were taken last summer specific for this project and completed over the winter. It is so rewarding to see the fruits of one's labor improving the lives of those that come in touch with it. Thanks Children's Dental Associates and Kenneth Boroson Architects for the opportunity to be part of this project.

 

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Day to dusk on the Connecticut Coast

 

With the winter in the East Coast lingering and so many of us yearning for the warmth of spring, I thought I would share a post from a commercial shoot I did this summer at Waterford Beach Park. The photos were used for a children's dental office. This gallery spans the course of an afternoon and evening on the Connecticut Coast at a gem of a beach park with salt marshes, tidal pools, beaches and rock out-croppings to the Long Island Sound. Put your feet into the sand, enjoy the sun and hear the rush of the waves as I take you through the day and dusk.

 

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Adobe Lightroom Software Workshop Series March 2018 https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/2/adobe-lightroom-software-workshop-series-2018 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, March 7th,  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, March 14th,   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, March 21st,   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 $20.00 per person per class or sign up for all three for $60.00 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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Interior Design Photo Shoot https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2018/1/interior-design-photo-shoot Being a photographer takes you on a new journey every day.  You never know who will call you, what subject matter you will be shooting and where you will be going to shoot it.  For, this recent job, I was contacted by Kristine Lemos of Alive Design--an interior designer based out of Middletown, Connecticut to take photos of a recent upscale bathroom that she had designed in Meriden Connecticut.  The bathroom was beautifully decorated and designed and the details in all aspects of the bathroom from the lighting fixtures, to the faucets, cabinets and embroidered towels all made for a bathroom that surrounded you in beauty and luxury.  

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Connecticut Coffee Table Book 2018 https://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 https://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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Seasons of Connecticut Magazine Cover Photos https://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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City of Danbury Website Photo Project https://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

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2017 Dime Bank Connecticut Calendar https://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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Penfield Lighthouse Photo-Orthopedic Specialty Medical Building https://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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Adobe Lightroom Software Workshop Series 2017 https://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 https://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!!! https://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 https://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 https://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.

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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.

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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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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Lean Photography Online New York Institute of Photography alumni Online Photography Courses Photography Certificate Courses Photography Courses https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2016/1/new-york-institute-of-photography-interview-with-john-munno-photography Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:23:13 GMT
Adobe Lightroom Photography Software Workshop https://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 https://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.

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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 https://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 https://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.
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Outdoor Photography Magazine Article https://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
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Magic Of Acadia


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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


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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 https://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 https://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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Another photo taken at Little York Park in Southbury, Connecticut

 

 

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Spring finally arrives to Connecticut and new England https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/5/spring-finally-arrives-to-connecticut-and-new-england
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 https://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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Not Only Juice Art Show https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/2/not-only-juice-art-show Photography Gallery at "Not Only Juice" in Willamantic, Connecticut

 

Hi everyone,

I am excited to share the display of my photographs at the grand opening of Not Only Juice in Willimantic Connecticut.

Willimantic is one of the coolest towns in Connecticut and right in the middle of it is Not Only Juice, a new and exciting juice bar which will be opening soon. I hope you can come by and visit, check out the art display of my work and have some fresh made juice. Say Hello to Sarah, Kacee and the rest of the good people at Not Only Juice that are helping bring about Willimantic's cultural renaissance and revival. I am so honored to be part of this event.

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On Display at Not Only Juice, 790 Main St. Willimantic. Show to accompany the opening of Not Only Juice, open 7-3 daily. In an arrangement of photographs taken from the wilds of the Northeast, local CT photographer John Munno examines the quiet movement of color though the New England winter landscape. Munno has described his work as having the ability “to heal and nurture through the capturing of unrecognized everyday beauty, to reconnect the human spirit with its source”. His restrained, airy compositions offer a glance into the often elusive winter colorscape. Winter Tells of Color: Photography by John Munno runs through April, 2015. More information on the photographer can be found at: http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/

. For more information on Not Only Juice please visit:http://www.notonlyjuice.com/
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Here is link to an article about the opening below and more information will be coming as the grand opening approaches.

http://www.willimanticdowntown.org/Events/eventView.asp…

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Adobe Lightroom Software Workshop Series https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2015/1/adobe-lightroom-software-workshop-series Adobe Lightroom Photography Software Workshop Series

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 

Monday, January 26th,  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.

Monday, February 23rd,   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

Monday, March 30th,   7:00

Class date changed to Monday April 27th due to numerous weather cancelations

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.    I will hold one class each month through the winter months of January, February and March:  The class dates are Monday January 26thMonday, February 23rd, Monday, March 30th. Classes will begin at 7:00 pm and go for about 1.5 hours.   Class fee is s $15.00 per person per class or sign up for all three for $40.00  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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2014 Year in Review https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/12/year-in-review 2014 has been a banner year for John Munno Photography in many ways.  The year started out with the creation of my first wall calendar.  A dream which I had envisioned for many years, yet which seemed to be an impossible feat to accomplish.  Things came together in 2015 and I was able to release my 2015 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar which was a huge success being sold in numerous store in Connecticut as well as through my website and  Amazon.com.  

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/10/2015-calendars-have-arrived

 

 
 
 

Then I had the wonderful opportunity to display my work at the Naugatuck Library for the month of April which led to an amazing newspaper article in the voices newspaper.

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/4/art-show-and-newspaper-article

 

 
 
 

How can anyone forget "Encounters with Snowy Owl" a visit by a Snowy Owl to my neighborhood  which lasted for 3 days with hours of time photographing this majestic and  magnificent bird.  Little did I know that when a Snowy Encounter comes in your life expect change, and lots of that did happen including moving my home and office to Southbury Connecticut later in the year.

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/4/encounters-with-snowy-owl

 

 
 
 

May brought the launching of photography lessons including group lessons with field trips as well as private lessons. I taught 6 classes and field trips as well as numerous private lessons and was able to share my passion for landscape photography with many friends and students.  I wanted to thank the Camera Club of Oxford Greens for hiring me for various field trips throughout the year as well as the numerous friends and students who attended my field trips and workshops.

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July brought the launching of 15 new greeting cards including 12 from my “No Place Like Home” collection all taken within 15 miles from my home.  The cards have been a huge success in local stores.  People just love them.

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/7/no-place-like-home-greeting-cards

 

 
 
 

August brought a wonderful design project with Prime Wellness of Connecticut who purchased numerous large canvas wraps for their medical facility.  News coverage with the photos was shown on numerous TV stations in Connecticut.  It had been a long time dream to have my work displayed in medical centers and hospitals to assist people with their healing and pain.  This was a dream come true for me in many ways. 

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/8/canvas-wraps-in-south-windsor-connecticut-medical-facility

September brought another art exhibit, this time at the Oxford Town Hall where my photos were displayed for the month of September.

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/8/photography-exhibit-at-oxford-town-hall-sept-2-30

 Late summer and fall were very busy with moving into my new home and office and the repairs and work that followed.  Things are just starting to slow down this December.  I conducted numerous fall photography fieldtrips to highlight the lovely colors in Autumn in New England.

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November brought another great photo opportunity this time when Jefferson Radiology purchased 12 of my images for their 2015 Calendar which goes out to 4,000 of their clients.  They did a whole “local artist” feature in their calendar and people loved it.  Once again it was a great opportunity to have my work be of healing to all those at Jefferson Radiology. 

http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/12/jefferson-radiology-calendar

 

 
 
 


In addition to the above events there were numerous purchases of my artwork in the form of framed prints and canvas wraps in addition to numerous internet sales of cards, dvds, cds as well as many photo contest awards and portrait session throughout the year.

Time can go fast and it is easy to forget where we have come from and how far we have come.  The end of the year is a good time to slow down, take a look back and chart a course for the New Year.  

 It is with deep gratitude and appreciation that I thank everyone who helped support me through the year through your purchases of my photos, calendars, greeting cards, classes and artwork.  This helps me meet the financial demands and expenses of running a photography business which can be great.  I also wanted to thank all those who supported me with their appreciation and encouragement through their verbal and written testimonials and posts.  This has helped me keep going through the challenges and difficult times. 

To share one’s heart can be a scary and risky thing.  My love of Nature and the expression of the Divine through Nature is a very personal thing.  I thank all those who have been touched, healed, inspired, and comforted  by my photography.  For me this is the greatest gift of all.   

What the new year can bring I do not know.  This year with its triumphs have come many challenges as well.  I can only hope and pray for the continued strength, inspiration and creativity, time and freedom to be able to share this beauty to be touched by and to touched the hearts of those around me.

 I wanted to extend a heart-felt thank you, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

 

Sincerely,

John Munno

 

 

 

 

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Jefferson Radiology of Connecticut 2015 Medical Calendar https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/12/jefferson-radiology-calendar  

Jefferson Radiology Calender sent to 4,000 Clients

Jefferson Radiology of Connecticut used 12 of my images to create their 2015 calendar which went out to 4,000 of their patients. They are getting great feedback from their patients regarding the calendar. Here is a sample of their calendar.

I feel so blessed to be part of this project as my photography can be shared with and be able to help so many people.  I am grateful to Jefferson Radiology for featuring me as a Connecticut artist in their calendar.

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2015 Calendars have arrived!!! https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/10/2015-calendars-have-arrived  

It is with much excitement that I share the news of the release of my 2015 Connecticut Landscapes Calendar.

 

This beautiful calender 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 13" x 19" saddle stitch calendar ready to hang and decorate your home or office or to offer as a gift.
 
The calendar sells for $16.99 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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People are really enjoying the calendars and I sold out on one printing already.   I am sure you will love it.
 
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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Fall Foliage Photography Workshops https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/10/fall-foliage-photography-workshops “Fall Foliage Photography Workshop Series”

With John Munno

 

Autumn is here and the beautiful colors of fall are upon us.   This time of the year in New England affords us one of the most beautiful seasons to capture the dazzling beauty and wonder of fall colors across the land from streams and waterfalls to hills and forests, historical buildings,  fields farms and sea coasts. 

As photographers we wish to capture the beauty of this fleeting time through our photographs.  I will be conducting a series of photography workshops to assist photographers to capture the beauty of this time of the year.

Learn the proper camera settings to use to bring out the fall colors, learn what filters to use to bring forth the colors of fall.  Learn about the various locations, light and conditions to take advantage and capture autumn colors in reflections of water and landscapes.  This and much more will be covered in the autumn photography workshops.

Leave your troubles behind as we set off for adventure beauty and learning

 

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Workshop 1

Leaves Floating by

Level:   (Easy access, short walk, entry level and up) 

Date:  Sunday October 12th with October 19th rain date.

Time: 2 hours    7am-9am

Location:   Oxford Connecticut along the Naugatuck border, near meeting of Towantic Hill and Guntown Road.  Parking will be past the Guntown Cemetery at the small nature area.   From there we will carpool to our location.

Description:  The falling of leaves and their reflections in water make autumn the beautiful season that it is.  Learn to capture these two elements as the morning rays cast their golden glow upon a slow moving stream.  You will love this class.

Cost.  $10.00

 

Workshop 2

Housatonic River Valley, Kent Connecticut and Covered Bridges.

Level:   (moderate with  short walks and in and out of car stopping) 

Date:  October 7th  12:00pm-7pm

Description:      This photography tour will take in the beauty of the Housatonic River including scenic stops at Bull’s Bridge, Cornwall Bridge, Kent Connecticut, Macedonia State Park and more. 

Departure from my Southbury Office at 254 Lakemere Drive at 12:00.  This will be an all day tour covering 100 plus miles via car and we will return in the dark arriving back in Southbury around 7 pm

Cost.  $35.00 

 

Workshop 3

The Farmington River, Peoples Forest and Barkhamstead Lake.

Level:   (moderate with  short walks and in and out of car stopping) 

Date:  October, 21st  12:30m-7pm

Description:      This photography tour will take us to a little know area of Connecticut.  The hidden Kent I call it because it has all the beauty of Kent and the Housatonic River without the crowds, tourists and congestion.  Take in the beauty of the Farmington River and the nearby Peoples Forest with possible stops at Barkhamstead Lake, and nearby waterfalls.  Come visit the hidden gem of Connecticut.  You will be so glad you came.    

Departure from my Southbury Office at 254 Lakemere Drive at 12:30.  This will be an all day tour covering 100 plus miles via car and we will return in the dark arriving back in Southbury around 7pm

Cost.  $35.00 

 

Reservations:  Email me at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com or call at 203-405-3329 to reserve your space for any of the workshops.  Call if you have any questions.

 

 

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Canvas Wraps in South Windsor Connecticut Medical Facility https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/8/canvas-wraps-in-south-windsor-connecticut-medical-facility One of my clients, Prime Wellness of South Windsor Connecticut, purchased numerous large canvas photos for their medical facility. You will see them in the video. They wanted to adorn their facility with Connecticut nature photos to bring a sense of healing for their patients. I am excited about this opportunity to have my work shared in a public setting and help people in their healing process.

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Photography Exhibit at Oxford Town Hall Sept 2-30 https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/8/photography-exhibit-at-oxford-town-hall-sept-2-30 Photography Exhibit at Oxford Town Hall Sept 2-30.

I will be exhibiting my photography at Oxford Town Hall for the month of September from September 2nd-30th.  Numerous prints will be shown and for sale.  Come and enjoy this beautiful exhibit.    Below is an article written about this exhibit at a prior event.

 

Oxford Photography Exhibit at Library

by Kathleen Riedel
Published:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:07 AM EDT

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OXFORD — John Munno, an Oxford artist with 25 years of healing and wellness experience, was recently invited to curate a display of his local photographs at the Naugatuck Public Library through April 28.
 
Featuring nature scenes from Oxford to Woodbury and Bethlehem to
Acadia National Park in Maine, John’
s work has one cohesive mission, to heal and nurture through the capturing of unrecognized everyday beauty, to reconnect the human spirit with its source.
 
“The message is that beauty is all around us,” he told Voices in an interview at the library this past weekend.
 
Having lived all across the country, in Hawaii, Colorado, Utah and Washington State, and traveling worldwide, in cities and landscapes each distinct from one another, John has noted the individual’s seeming innate inability to appreciate his proximate beauty.
 
“Perhaps it’s because people often haven’t left the area they live, but there’s always an element of nature that people don’t initially understand,” John said.
 
“It helps heal us. It helps us be happy and whole. It gives joy, meaning and purpose to life.”
 
Moving back to Connecticut, John saw the mentality replicated.
 
His emergence from two-plus decades of healing work, however, lent him much-needed perspective.
 
In Hawaii, John helped run, operate and manage a touch-healing center. He also served as a primary instructor in a similar Tucson, Ariz., operation — allowing him to travel and instruct worldwide.
 
He became a certified homeopathic and opened his own practice. He explored herbology and sclerology, the reading of the lines around the eyes and on the feet.
 
John’s work has, in essence, reached and helped thousands of people across state, national and continental borders find healing and inner peace.
 
Yet back in Washington, after suffering personal health complications related to mercury poisoning, he discovered individual healing amidst his past photography work, which helped John see an easy way to capture and illustrate the accessibility of nature and beauty.
 
“As I looked through and worked with old slides, I began to feel healthier, happier even,” he said. “This is when I started to realize that in the images were actually healing powers, and in the depicted colors and intricacy of nature.”
 
His photography captures, therefore, sunset seascapes, waterfalls on dark wet rocks, white churches buried in white snow with white skies behind, as well as John’s obvious sensitivity for small, delicate phenomena.
 
And while inspiring viewers to discover and connect with perhaps unaccounted local wonders, John’s photos simultaneously lend the healing and peace acquainted with natural-world submersion.
 
“So it’s the integration of nature and healing that helps to teach us things,” he said. “Man always thinks he knows best. But by watching and observing nature, we learn things about being peaceful, about timelessness, about ourselves.
 
“We are an integral part of nature. If we destroy it, we destroy ourselves. How we treat nature, what we do to nature, comes back on our heads and affects our species, our minds and our bodies.”
 
His showcase of Oxford, Beacon Falls, Kettletown State Park, Chapman Falls and other local scenes will be on display, and available for purchase, through the end of the month at the Naugatuck Library, 243 Church St.
 
 

 

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No Place Like Home Connecticut Greeting Cards https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/7/no-place-like-home-greeting-cards Hi Everyone,

It is with much excitement that I share with you the  release of 13 new greeting cards.  This selection was by request of Jane Pittari of New Morning Market, a Natural and Organic Health Food store in Woodbury Connecticut that sells my greeting cards.  Jane chose this set of my photos to make into greeting cards to really call out the "Local" aspect and beauty of this area.  I decided to call this my "No Place Like Home Collection" because 12 of these photos were taken within a 15 mile radius of Woodbury Connecticut.  The Featured photos were taken from Woodbury, Middlebury, Southbury, Oxford, Bethlehem, Southford, New Preston and Waterbury Connecticut.  

The collections purpose is to draw to one's attention the beauty that is found in our towns, backyards and places where we live.  I hope, with this appreciation, we will better take care of, protect and be stewards of the natural world around us.  

Click "order" to purchase your greeting cards. 

 

Butterflies Greeting CardButterflies Greeting CardWoodbury, Connecticut Goslings Greeting CardGoslings Greeting CardWoodbury, Connecticut
Long Meadow Pond Sunset Greeting CardLong Meadow Pond Sunset Greeting CardMiddlebury, Connecticut White Egret Greeting CardWhite Egret Greeting CardOxford Connecticut
Storm over Bethlehem Connecticut Greeting CardStorm over Bethlehem Connecticut Greeting CardBethlehem Connecticut Rainbow over OxfordRainbow over OxfordOxford Connecticut
Woodbury Meadow Greeting CardWoodbury Meadow Greeting CardWoodbury, Connecticut Lake Waramaug Greeting CardLake Waramaug Greeting CardLake Waramaug, New Preston Connecticut
Bees in Flight Greeting CardBees in Flight Greeting CardSouthford, Connecticut Don't Bother Me Greeting CardDon't Bother Me Greeting CardOxford Connecticut
Cherry Blossoms Greeting CardCherry Blossoms Greeting CardWaterbury, Connecticyt Southbury Well Greeting CardSouthbury Well Greeting Card
   

To go along with this theme, the cards are printed on recycled paper, and printed in Connecticut with soy based ink and with the assistance of wind power.

Thanks for your support and I know you will enjoy these cards!!  They are really beautiful 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Greeting Cards Connecticut Note Cards Nature Greeting Cards https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/7/no-place-like-home-greeting-cards Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:42:11 GMT
Waterfalls Streams and Moving Water Photography Workshop Tuesday, June 24 https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/6/waterfalls-streams-and-moving-water-photography-workshop-june-24 Connecticut Photography Workshops with John Munno

 

Do you come home excited from taking photographs only to find that your photos didn’t come out as your eyes saw it?  Want to take your photography skills to a new height?   Not sure how to really use the all the functions and buttons on your camera?  A photography workshop with John Munno will help take your photography skills and knowledge to the next level.

About the workshops

Put your photography skills and level on the fast track with Photography Workshops by John Munno.  John Munno will take you on- location for each workshop to get a hands-on-photography experience.

Learn how to use your camera, what shutter speeds, f/stops and, ISO settings to use.  Learn how to focus properly to get tack sharp images.  Learn how to read your histogram to achieve proper exposure each time.  Lean the proper use of filters such as polarizers and neutral density filters to reduce glare, enhance colors and add motion to your images.  Learn how to get the most out of your tripod as an aid to creating sharper images. Learn important compositional techniques to create compelling and captivating nature and landscape images.  This and more will be experienced with each workshop. 

Workshops are held in the field in location to experience and capture the beauty of landscape and nature photography.    

Next Workshop

 

Waterfalls, Streams and Moving Water Photography Workshop with John Munno

 

Tuesday, June 24th  6pm Kettletown State Park Entrance Station 

Water captivates us, provides beauty, solace, and healing.  Spend some time communing with this element of nature and come home feeling refreshed.  Well taken waterscapes allure the human spirit and provide for memorable photographic images.   Learn the tricks and techniques necessary to capture the beauty of streams and waterfalls.

In this workshop John will guide and teach you in the use of proper camera settings for photographing waterfalls, brooks and streams. Learn  how to create balanced and intriguing compositions that capture the viewer as well as the use of polarizers and neutral density filters to create motion blur to add a sense of time and mystery to your water photographs.

Recommended camera gear would be a wide angle lens, tripod and cable release. 

Recommended clothing to bring and wear are bug repellent, long sleeve shirts and pants to keep the bugs away (if any) and waterproof boots or river shoes for the really intrepid.  A small flashlight is also recommended for those who want to stay out a bit later.

Equipment Photo from Nature and Landscape digital Photography class and workshop with John MunnoKettletown Brook

Camera with zoom or wide angle lens 

Tripod

Polarizer and or Neutral Density Filters

Cable Release or remote

River shoes (Tevas), waterproof knee high boots, waders, or shoes you don’t mind getting wet

 

Workshop fee $10.00

 

Call John Munno at 203-824-7423 or  email at johnmunnophoto@gmail.com to reserve your space.  Space is limited.  

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Photography Classes Digital Photography Classes photography classes photography workshops https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/6/waterfalls-streams-and-moving-water-photography-workshop-june-24 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:38:30 GMT
Sunset Moonrise Photography Workshop https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/5/sunset-moonrise-photography-workshop  

My first photography Sunset/Moonrise Photography Workshop was a great success.  The weather called for rain but our group was blessed with high clouds that magically parted as we drove to our location at the Roxbury Land Trust on Good Hill Road in Roxbury.  We set up our tripods at a location that would allow us to both see the moon rise and at the same time the sun set.  This timing happens the day before the full moon.  There was a low bank of clouds to the east that obstructed our view from the moon for quite some time until the moon could climb above the clouds.  Then we were blessed with colorful skies in the west and clear skies in the east.

The group learned about basic camera settings for this type of landscape photography and the use of polarizers and split neutral density filters.  I wanted to that the attendies from the Camera Club of Oxford Greens for attending. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot in the process.  Stay tuned for details about my next photography workshops. 

 

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Sunrises Moonrise photos Roxbury Lands Trust https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/5/sunset-moonrise-photography-workshop Mon, 19 May 2014 13:01:14 GMT
Blossoming https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/5/blossoming  

After a long winter in Connecticut, we eagerly await the signs of spring that remind us of new life, regeneration and the increasing of the light and warmth.  Spring brings the blossoming of Dogwoods, Tulips, Daffodils, Crocuses and Cherry Blossoms.  Below is a short video of one such Cherry Blossoms shot in Waterbury Connecticut.  Enjoy and Happy Spring.  

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Cherry Blossoms Connecticut Cherry Blossoms Flowers https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/5/blossoming Sun, 04 May 2014 20:28:29 GMT
Art Show and Newspaper Article https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/4/art-show-and-newspaper-article Oxford Photography Exhibit at Library

by Kathleen Riedel
Published:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:07 AM EDT

Connecticut Nature and Landscape Photography Gallery at Naugatuck Public Library.Connecticut Nature and Landscape Photographer showing exhibit at Naugatuck Library

OXFORD — John Munno, an Oxford artist with 25 years of healing and wellness experience, was recently invited to curate a display of his local photographs at the Naugatuck Public Library through April 28.
 
Featuring nature scenes from Oxford to Woodbury and Bethlehem to
Acadia National Park in Maine, John’
s work has one cohesive mission, to heal and nurture through the capturing of unrecognized everyday beauty, to reconnect the human spirit with its source.
 
“The message is that beauty is all around us,” he told Voices in an interview at the library this past weekend.
 
Having lived all across the country, in Hawaii, Colorado, Utah and Washington State, and traveling worldwide, in cities and landscapes each distinct from one another, John has noted the individual’s seeming innate inability to appreciate his proximate beauty.
 
“Perhaps it’s because people often haven’t left the area they live, but there’s always an element of nature that people don’t initially understand,” John said.
 
“It helps heal us. It helps us be happy and whole. It gives joy, meaning and purpose to life.”
 
Moving back to Connecticut, John saw the mentality replicated.
 
His emergence from two-plus decades of healing work, however, lent him much-needed perspective.
 
In Hawaii, John helped run, operate and manage a touch-healing center. He also served as a primary instructor in a similar Tucson, Ariz., operation — allowing him to travel and instruct worldwide.
 
He became a certified homeopathic and opened his own practice. He explored herbology and sclerology, the reading of the lines around the eyes and on the feet.
 
John’s work has, in essence, reached and helped thousands of people across state, national and continental borders find healing and inner peace.
 
Yet back in Washington, after suffering personal health complications related to mercury poisoning, he discovered individual healing amidst his past photography work, which helped John see an easy way to capture and illustrate the accessibility of nature and beauty.
 
“As I looked through and worked with old slides, I began to feel healthier, happier even,” he said. “This is when I started to realize that in the images were actually healing powers, and in the depicted colors and intricacy of nature.”
 
His photography captures, therefore, sunset seascapes, waterfalls on dark wet rocks, white churches buried in white snow with white skies behind, as well as John’s obvious sensitivity for small, delicate phenomena.
 
And while inspiring viewers to discover and connect with perhaps unaccounted local wonders, John’s photos simultaneously lend the healing and peace acquainted with natural-world submersion.
 
“So it’s the integration of nature and healing that helps to teach us things,” he said. “Man always thinks he knows best. But by watching and observing nature, we learn things about being peaceful, about timelessness, about ourselves.
 
“We are an integral part of nature. If we destroy it, we destroy ourselves. How we treat nature, what we do to nature, comes back on our heads and affects our species, our minds and our bodies.”
 
His showcase of Oxford, Beacon Falls, Kettletown State Park, Chapman Falls and other local scenes will be on display, and available for purchase, through the end of the month at the Naugatuck Library, 243 Church St.
 
 

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park Connecticut Landscape Photography Maine https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/4/art-show-and-newspaper-article Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:07:37 GMT
Encounters with Snowy Owl https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/4/encounters-with-snowy-owl Each encounter we have in life be it a long relationship with a person or a short encounter I feel has a special significance.  I often wonder why, what brought us together on this day?  What was I to learn, to share?  With animals I feel this holds true as well.  Why this snowy owl and I were to meet this Saturday morning I may never know, but it was a special encounter nonetheless.  What was even more special was that this snowy owl came to me.  I didn't have to go looking for it.  I received a phone call from a neighbor that the owl was in my neighborhood and ran out the door to find it just a few houses away.

It is one thing to get a picture of such a rare and beautiful bird but another thing to have the amazing opportunity to spend hours shooting this graceful and enchanting creature.    On day two, Sunday morning I got the call again that the owl was in the neighborhood, this time visible from my front door.  So I got my camera and spent more time with snowy.  

I took hundreds of photos and selected about 30 photos I felt were the most diverse and shared the many moods, and life in the day of a snowy owl.  Some moments were peaceful, some contemplative, some joyful, and some filled with the ruckus of dive bombing crows.

I hope I have done justice to this rare and little understood bird.   Thank you snowy for visiting me and for this time I could spend with you.  It is a most precious gift.  

Some of the photos are below in this blog but I encourage to click on this link to my GALLERY OF SNOWY OWL PHOTOS to view more of the photos.  Click on the slideshow button on the right of the screen to view full size images.  

 

 

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April Photography Exhibit at Naugatuck Library https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/4/april-photography-exhibit-at-naugatuck-library  

Oxford Connecticut Nature Photographer John Munno to exhibit at Naugatuck Library in April

Oxford Connecticut Nature and Landscape Photographer, John Munno, will be displaying his photographs at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck during the month of April.  His exhibit will showcase the beauty of Connecticut and New England including seascapes from Acadia National Park and seasonal scenes from Connecticut including waterfalls, rivers, hills, fields and farms, forests, sunsets and landscapes. 

John is well known in the Oxford area for his breathtaking Nature and Landscape Photography.   His photography has been published in Southbury’s  Historic Walking Tour brochures and Best of Photography 2012 and 2013. 

He recently completed a Connecticut nature calendar which is available for purchase through his website.  In addition to his calendar, John has a full line of Connecticut greeting cards, historic postcards, dvds and cds.  His greeting cards, dvds and ebooks are available at New Morning Market in Woodbury and Marie’s Country Furnishings in Southbury.  His post cards are available at Canfield Corner Pharmacy in Woodbury.  Visit his website, www.johnmunnophotography to see more of John’s work. 

 

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Winter Wonderland https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/2/winter-wonderland It has been quite a February with winter cold and multiple snow falls dropping up to two feet of snow across New England, Connecticut and the East Coast. Below are some photos taken during and after the recent snow falls.

 

Wind SweptWind Swept

 

This photo was taken the morning following two storms which dropped snow back to back.  The winds were particularly strong and roared through the night like a freight train especially on the tops of the many Connecticut Hills.  This photo at Hurd Hill was taken the morning after the storm as the clouds started to part.  The winds were howling across Hurd Hill and this Weeping Willow was standing strong in the middle of the raging winds. 

 

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It has been said when the Snow Queen makes a visit, she brings snow in her path.  This winter proves this to be true once again.  This photo was taken off Judd Hill Road in Middlebury, across from Kelly Pond.  

 

Another visit PosterAnother visit Poster

 

This Oxford barn off Towantic Road  is a favorite of mine and I have taken photos of this barn many times.  I was taking photos early in the morning and just had to stop and capture this lovely barn with the early morning snow and light just starting to touch the horizon. 

 

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It is amazing how snow can accent certain features of the land.  This photo was taken at a small brook at  White Deer Rock Road in Woodbury, Connecticut.  I pass it almost every day and never noticed this lovely little brook until this morning.  

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Nature Conservation Connecticut Nature Photography Conservation Photography New England Nature Phtograhers https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/2/winter-wonderland Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:13:46 GMT
Frosty Morning https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/1/frosty-morning It has been a while since I last made a post.  The weather has been unseasonably warm with lots of rain and all the snow we had melted away.  I have been hard at work putting together a Connecticut Landscape Calendar (more information to follow)  so I haven't been out shooting much the last few weeks.

Last night, the clouds finally lifted and the night was clear.   A thick layer of frost covered the trees, plants and land.  The sun rose brightly and it was a glorious morning for taking photos.

 

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Calendar Connecticut Fine Art Photography Connecticut Greeting Cards Made in Connecticut Winter in Connecticut https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2014/1/frosty-morning Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:16:27 GMT
Christmas Card Orders 2013 https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/12/christmas-card-orders-2013

New England Christmas Cards

 
Hello Photo Lovers,
 
I am excited to release my Christmas Cards for 2013.  Three designs are shown.   I am only having a limited number of cards printed. Cards will be sold on a first come first basis.
 
I am currently taking orders for this year's Christmas Season.  For those interested, I suggest emailing me your card order with the card names you would like and the quantities of each card. The individual cards cost $3.95 each including envelopes.  I also have boxed sets of 6 available for $19.75. (buy 5 cards you get 1 free in a lovely boxed set.)
 
There would be a modest shipping charge depending on the number of cards you purchase added to your order as well as sales tax if you live in Connecticut.
 
If you have any questions you can contact me or visit my greeting card page to order:
http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/connecticut_greeting_cards.
 
Thanks for your patronage and I wish you a joyous Holiday Season.
 
Sincerely,
John Munno
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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Connecticut Christmas Cards New England Christmas Cards Recycled Paper Christmas Cards https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/12/christmas-card-orders-2013 Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:28:57 GMT
Screen Savers from John Munno Photography https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/11/screen-savers-from-john-munno-photography
Screen Savers and Computer Desktops
  Many of us spend more time in the day on a computer then we really want.  Turn that experience to a pleasant one with screen savers from John Munno Photography.  Feed your eyes and soul with the beautiful colors, tones and shapes of Nature in her beauty and grace.  Change screen savers to match the seasons or to bring healing and set a particular mood..  At only $.99 cents a screen saver, they are a priced to own. Just choose the photos you like from one  of the many beautiful galleries and click buy for the image.  Then choose digital downloads.  You will see a few size options for screen savers. Choose the screen saver  that best matches your computer screen resolution.  After checking out, your screen saver will be sent to your email for downloading to your computer.   Autumn colors at Enders Falls, Enders Forest, Granby, ConnecticutEnders Falls

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park Screen Savers Computer Screen Savers Nature Screen Savers https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/11/screen-savers-from-john-munno-photography Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:24:56 GMT
Nature Speaks DVD now available! https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/11/nature-speaks-dvd-now-available Nature Speaks DVD now available!

     I am excited to announce the release of my "Nature Speaks" DVD. Many of you have requested a format that would allow "Nature Speaks" to be viewed on your TV and home entertainment center.  Here it is. Now you can sit back, kick up your feet and enjoy the approximately 20 minute photo and music show.

     This DVD is great for when you want to unwind and let your tensions melt away.  When you need a reprieve from the demands of the world. Feed your eyes and soul with the lovely music and images of "Nature Speaks".

     "Nature Speaks" will take you on a photo journey to rain-forests and deserts, high mountain peaks and woodlands, lakes, streams and oceans and other remote and exotic lands.  
 
     Stunning nature images music and heartfelt prose about our relationship with Nature  brings peace, relaxation and  leads a way for a new understanding and relationship with Nature, our Planet and one another.  
 
Order "Nature Speaks" DVD now for only $19.99.  Click on the DVD photo to purchase your copy.  
 
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DVD's are also available locally at New Morning Market in Woodbury, Connecticut. www.newmorn.com

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Conservation DVD Environmental DVD Nature DVD Spirit of Nature DVD https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/11/nature-speaks-dvd-now-available Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:13:18 GMT
Autumn in Connecticut and the Litchfield Hills https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/10/autumn-in-connecticut-and-the-litchfield-hills Autumn in New England is a magical time, if not one of the most beautiful times of the year.  We have been blessed with a mild and prolonged Autumn spanning many weeks.  The colors have changed gradually and I have been able to capture this progression through a variety of weather conditions from full sun and blue skies to rainy and overcast days and foggy mornings.  Below are some of the highlights of this Autumn's photo collection.  Most of the photos below are available for purchase through my website in the form of prints and other photo items such as iphone cases, mouse pads, book marks etc.   Contact me if you have any questions.

 

Morning sun rays streak through the colored forest canopy casting their yellow hues on this Oxford, Connecticut stream

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Autumn colors at their peak in the Enders Forest, Granby Connecticut

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Mist covers this field in Roxbury, Connecticut

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Enders Falls in Granby Connecticut in peak Autumn colors

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Leaves floating down this Oxford stream ablaze in reflected Autumn colors  

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Reflections and Autumn colors at Steep Rock Preserve on the Shepaug River, Washington Connecticut

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Lovely day for an Autumn stroll at Stouthford Falls State Park in Southbury, Connecticut

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Morning clouds start to rise as the sun breaks through the clouds, Nagatuck Connecticut

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A tapistry of Autumn leaves and green moss at Kettletown State Park, Soutbury, Connecticut

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Autumn reflections and leaves floating by in this Oxford Connecticut stream

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Morning fog brings a sense of mystery and wonder at Southford Falls State Park, Southbury, Connecticut

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Autumn foliage Connecticut State Parks Connecticut fall foliage Kettletown State Park in Autumn Oxford Connecticut Southbury Connecticut fall foliage https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/10/autumn-in-connecticut-and-the-litchfield-hills Sat, 26 Oct 2013 13:12:20 GMT
Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/10/cadillac-mountain-acadia-national-park Our journey of Acadia National Park ends on top Cadillac Mountain.  Cadillac Mountain stands tall at 1,528 feet.  Its summit is one of the highest on the east close with its proximity to the coast.  Cadillac's summit is mostly bare with low scrub and trees dotting the summit. The views from the summit are amazing and hundreds come each morning and night to watch the sun rise and set. 

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Boulder and  spruce on Cadillac Mountain

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Cairns mark the trail up Cadillac Mountain

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The sun sets and the day is done for today  

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park Cadillac Cadillac Mountain Moon Mountain" Rise Sunset from Cadillac Mountain from https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/10/cadillac-mountain-acadia-national-park Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:32:59 GMT
Forests, Lakes and Streams of Acadia National Park https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/9/inland-forests-and-lakes Our journey through Acadia continues as we move inland.  We are greeted by forests of spruce and pine, by streams and glacier carved lakes and ponds.  It is a magical world in so many ways as magical as the coast but in a very different way.  To behold and to explore through this land is a gift beyond compare.

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Spruce and pine forest at Blackwoods Campground

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Fair-weather clouds and sky at Bubble Pond.

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Ferns are in abundance in Acadia's forests and meadows.

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Stream flowing towards the sea from Acadia's interior.

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Pines  line the coast where sea meets forest.

 

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Glorious summer day at Jordon Pond.

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Ferns and rock meet in this moist rocky overhang.

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Spider's web catching morning mist and dew.

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Stream flowing from Acadia's interior toward the  ocean.

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Birch Trees taking over former meadow.

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park Pine Forests Spider's web ferns. streams in Acadia National Park https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/9/inland-forests-and-lakes Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:51:56 GMT
Leaving the coast and heading inland https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/9/leaving-the-coast-and-heading-inland We have taken quite a tour of Acadia's Coast from the rugged east coast to the more placid south and west shores.  We have seen many of Acadia's moods and colors shifting with the rising and falling tides and passing of time from morning to evening.  We will leave the coast for a while to move inland.  I wanted to share much of the interior of Acadia next before finishing on the summit of Cadillac Mountain.  Much more lies ahead.  Keep your eyes open for upcoming posts.  Keep in mind that prints and framing are available though the Acadia Gallery http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/acadianationalpark.

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Sunrise over Acadia National Park, Desert Island, MaineIn Breath

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park Photography Acadia Seascapes Maine Maine Coast seascapes https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/9/leaving-the-coast-and-heading-inland Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:22:58 GMT
More Magic of Acadia https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/9/more-magic-of-acadia The photos keep coming!  What can I say?  It would be a crime not to share them.  More amazing sunrises and seascapes from Acadia National Park in Maine.  Please enjoy and check out the link http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/acadianationalpark to make one of these beautiful photos your own.  

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park photography Sunrise over Acadia National Park seascape https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/9/more-magic-of-acadia Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:53:18 GMT
Magic of Acadia https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/8/magic-of-acadia I just got back from two weeks of shooting in Acadia National Park in Maine.  The weather was fabulous and the photography was amazing.  There were so many beautiful sunsets and sunrises, moonsets and moonrises as well.  All in all, it was a great trip with so many beautiful photos.  I will be uploading the photos over the next few weeks and hope to have a DVD made at some point.

The photos are available for sale through my website from the Acadia National Park Gallery, http://www.johnmunnophotography.com/acadianationalpark.  Prints as well as mouse pads, iphone cases and many other photo items are available as well.  Just click on "buy" and it will bring up a host of products to views.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.  

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) Acadia National Park Ocean scapes Seascapes" Sunrise of Acadia National Park https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/8/magic-of-acadia Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:22:13 GMT
Nature Speaks CD release and CD signing at New Morning Market https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/7/nature-speaks-cd-release-and-cd-signing-at-new-morning-market Nature Speaks Photo Ebook is now available on CD for $14.95.  You can purchase the CD from my website or at New Morning Market in Woodbury Connecticut.  I will be doing a CD signing at New Morning Market on Monday, July 29th from 6:30-8pm. I will be showing the book to people on my laptop and telling stories about Nature Speaks' creation. Come join this enjoyable event. environmental CD ebook about conservation and preservation of the environmentDSC_0909

Purchase Nature Speaks Photo CD

 

 

 

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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/7/nature-speaks-cd-release-and-cd-signing-at-new-morning-market Sun, 28 Jul 2013 01:18:07 GMT
Local Publisher Launches Ebook https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/7/local-publisher-launches-ebook  

 

 

Hello everyone,  I wanted  to share a recent article that was published about me and my photography in the local paper.  The editor did a great job and the article has generated a surge of interest in my new ebook "Nature Speaks."  Click on the link below to access the article. voices add

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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johnmunnophoto@gmail.com (John Munno Photography) https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/7/local-publisher-launches-ebook Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:34:14 GMT
Close Encounters with Deer https://www.johnmunnophotography.com/blog/2013/6/close-encounters On a recent camping trip to Kettletown State Park in Southbury, Connecticut, two White Tail Deer came to graze and we spent some time together before they ran off into the woods.

 

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These particular deer were not too happy with my being in their favorite meadow. 

White Tail Deer at Kettletown State Park, Southbury, ConnecticutDeer at Kettletown 1

They came close to investigate.  Moving back and forth checking me out and wondering who is this guy in our meadow.    

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After some hoof stamping and snarling they realized I was not leaving so finally ran off into the forest.