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The Daffodil Fields of Laurel Ridge Farm a Connecticut Icon

March 17th, 2014

The Daffodil Fields of Laurel Ridge Farm a Connecticut Icon

I admit, this winter sure has me feeling a bit blue. The New England 2013-14 winter season is one for the record books on so many levels. I thought to put just a little "spring" in my step and write about the annual display of daffodils that take over a 15 acre parcel of land near Litchfield Connecticut.

Please click on the link below to bring you right to the published article!

Some Holiday Cheer with a dose of New England charm

December 20th, 2013

Some Holiday Cheer with a dose of New England charm

My writing schedule for the New England Photography Guild pegged me right square in the middle of the "12 days of Christmas". I decided to take a different approach with a lighter fare, and invite my readers for a virtual winter tour of New England. A festive seasonal mindset if you will. So for a brief moment join in and allow me to provide a glimpse of how we spread the Holiday cheer up here in the northeast corner of the USA

Addressing the Needs of Fine Art Photography buyers

November 18th, 2013

Addressing the Needs of Fine Art Photography buyers

If you are a prospective buyer or a longtime collector of Fine Art Photography, I penned an article you may find of interest. This months topic squarely addresses the needs of the buyer. Specifically, I will dwell on properly mounted artwork. Also the proper channels to consider when you decide to have your artwork framed locally as well as the pitfalls of settling for the inexpensive department store frames.

Please click on the link below to take you to the full article.

~Thomas Schoeller Photography

A Tale of Two Genres - See What I See

October 30th, 2013

A Tale of Two Genres - See What I See

This is a re-post article published on the official "New England Photographers Guild" website by highly respected professional wildlife photographer John Vose of Vermont. John is an avid naturalist and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to New England's native fauna. His ability to anticipate is remarkable, having not only the technical savvy to create spectacular avian imagery but almost a "sixth sense" with an extensive background into each species tendencies and habitat.

In this short article, John takes a look at......... well, exactly! How photographic artist SEE things differently. John and I are both members of the New England Photographers Guild and have teamed up twice during the fall foliage season of '13 for a different sort of quest. John points out in this article how he has been inspired by my personal "vision" and he also includes some of his newest artwork from our photo sessions as we traveled hundreds of miles from NH, VT, The Berkshires of Massachusetts and into N.Y. State and the verdant Litchfield Hills.

The interior barn image viewable here is my own from an abandoned Connecticut farm, the images embedded in John Vose' published article are all (c) copyright John Vose-Jericho Hills Photography.

Please click to enjoy the entire article!

Fall Foliage Touring Connecticuts Scenic Litchfield hills

September 19th, 2013

Fall Foliage Touring Connecticuts Scenic Litchfield hills

Planning an exciting fall foliage tour of the New England region this year? If the history rich state of Connecticut is on your list you should not pass up this article just published to the new England Photographers Guild website!

I'll take you on a virtually guided scenic tour of Connecticut's northwest corner we have coined "The Litchfield Hills". The Litchfield Hills are actually the southernmost hills of the fabled Berkshires. The Berkshires gently overflow the Mass./Ct. border and are ripe for outstanding scenic vistas and charming villages.

To read the entire article please click on the link provided below. I promise, you'll enjoy the ride!

White Mountain Puzzles Inc releases Thomas Schoeller autumn covered bridge design

August 19th, 2013

White Mountain Puzzles Inc releases Thomas Schoeller autumn covered bridge design

100% made in the USA, White Mountain Puzzles, Inc. has announced a new release from Fine Art photographer Thomas Schoeller.

This is a Super-Sized 30 x 24" puzzle made up of 1000 pieces manufactured by America's favorite puzzle company. The artwork is a Schoeller original from New Hampshire's spectacular Franconia Notch located in the scenic White Mountains. The subject is the "Sentinel Covered Bridge" captured during the peak October autumn foliage season!

If you love a challenge, and love New England's quintessential charm and character this is a puzzle you'll truly enjoy. The puzzles are priced at only $15.95 ea. and if you are thinking ahead to the Holiday gift giving season orders of $75.00 and up are FREE SHIPPING.

For more information about ordering, please click on the link provided below.

Expressing Your Artistic Inspiration beyond Technical Excellence

August 17th, 2013

Expressing Your Artistic Inspiration beyond Technical Excellence

To be a successful fine art photographer in today's very competitive market it takes much more than just being technically strong. The artist should display a sense of emotional connection to the scene they are photographing. Not only that, it is up to the photographer to allow their enthusiasm for the image they have created to flow through and make a connection with the viewer.

Often times, it takes multiple visits to a particular location to determine the best lighting situation and allow the subject to literally "speak" to the photographer before it is possible to create a masterpiece. Since the camera is only a cold blooded machine that does not understand your emotional connection to the scene before you, post production is just as important as having flawless technical skills. The camera's sensor can only record the information based on the exposure triangle settings (ISO-Shutter speed-aperture)

Obviously this takes a commitment on the part of the creator to expand their skill set beyond the comprehension scope of the exposure triangle and an effective composition! So where do you fall in? Does your artwork tell a story and connect to the viewer? Or do you fall short of your goals and just wait miserably for a sale to come your way?

In this article published on the "New England Photography Guild" website I take the reader on a voyage of Connecticut's revolutionary past of the historic and beautifully rustic Grist Mill of Kent as well as my techniques for finding your Artistic Inspiration.

For text and photographic images, please click on the link provided below to read the full article.

Western Connecticut Intro to DSLR photography course

July 23rd, 2013

Western Connecticut Intro to DSLR photography course

I've been conducting an short series of affordable, hands on and practical photography workshops at my Litchfield County Gallery/Studio. This is a wonderful gateway into becoming more familiar with your brand new D-SLR camera and an opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional landscape photographer.

Classes are conducted on weekends, and can accommodate single students or as many as 10 (max)

Just bring your camera body, a lens, fully charged battery and whatever form of recording media your camera uses (Compact Flash or SD cards)

For more information, please click the link below which takes you to my official homepage website.

Photographers Guide to Connecticut Etiquette

July 21st, 2013

Photographers Guide to Connecticut Etiquette

Connecticut can offer up it's fair share of challenges for nature and landscape photographers................

(please click link below to read complete article)



http://www.nephotographyguild.com/2013/06/photographers-guide-to-connecticut-etiquette/

Be sure to visit the official homepage at http://www.ThomasSchoeller.Photoshelter.com

Finalist in Juried photography Contest

September 25th, 2012

Finalist in Juried photography Contest

It's been a few weeks since my last bloggy. The 2013 "Scenic New England" calendar has been recieved quite well. To be honest, it looks like next year we will once again have to double the order to meet a growing demand and customer base. We've stocked the stores all around Litchfield County Ct. and as far as order fulfillment we have scarce inventory left, so if you want to retain a copy be sure to contact me so we can email off a PayPal invoice and ship one or more out to you.

Recieved an email that was really nice to read, I've been informed by the good folks at BetterPhoto that I've been selected as a finalist for the August 2012 photography contest that was held. From the data they supplied, I made the cut right down to the final 6% of all accumulative entries. This is always an honor since this is judging by a panel of professionals with a background in fine art photography, as opposed to art contest where votes can be solicited or it's only a "peoples choice". I've pasted the letter from BP Support staff, hopfully I'll be fortunate to win one of these photography contest for the Third time!


Hi Thomas

Congratulations! You have placed as a finalist in this month's BetterPhoto
Contest! Over 10800 photos were entered into the competition; it is an honor
to have your image selected among the top 657 finalist photos.

Your finalist photo: Jordan Pond~Acadia National Park (#13202244)

This image can be viewed - along with all of the finalist images - at:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=52831

During the next few days, the judges select the top winning photos. If
your image is selected as a winner, you will be emailed again.

Again, congratulations!

BetterPhoto Customer Support
bpsupport@betterphoto.com

 

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