I have been going to Cape Cod for over 20 years now. My love for Cape Cod started with a summer camp I went to when I was a kid. Everything was (and still is) completely different there from the people to the photogenic landscapes.
Every town offers something new to shoot from the sand dunes in Provincetown to the sunset in Woods Hole. I couldn't recommend Cape Cod any more for a family vacation just make sure your camera is always at your side, ready to go!
Cities can be the best places for photography, and New York is definitely one of the best. You can be inside an incredibly old and detailed church, and walk out to a beautiful modern building. You can take picture of monuments, statues, parks, train terminals, and more without leaving a few square blocks.
The city is one of the only places I go where I don't pre-plan everywhere I am going to shoot since I never know what I'm going to find. The city is also one of the only places where you will find photo-walking tours almost every day.
Provincetown in Massachusetts is one of my favorite towns to visit. Everything from the food to the shops is incredible, so it only makes sense that there is a lot to shoot as well. From the piers to the sand dunes, you have more than enough to explore.
I was only up in Provincetown for the afternoon but took hundreds of photos. I am slowly getting to them, so I am sure this page will be updated in the near future with more and mroe images.
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Las Vegas is one of the most incredible places to visit when it comes to Photography. Not only does the Vegas Strip have some of the most beautiful architecture you will ever see, but all of Vegas is surrounded by beautiful mountains and a massive desert.
If you're into street photography, you will find no better place. The range of characters you will see from cowboys to aliens is scattered all across Vegas with some of the best backdrops you can ask for.
Hotels can be very touchy when it comes to photography so be sure to ask ahead of time if it's ok. I was declined from bringing my camera to a few roof top bars even though the views were incredible.
Boston is one of the most incredible cities in the United States. Every corner has something new to shoot; From the old architecture to the new, and parks in between my memory card was full every hour. One of my favorite spots to shoot is Beacon hill. Every building and the streets out front are beautiful. It's hard to decide what angle to shoot at since every angle looks great. If you ever have a chance to get out to Boston, go for it!
Hoboken is an incredible place. Between the shops/restaurants on Washington to the parks/walking path by the Hudson, there is plenty to photograph. Hoboken has a great mix of old and new architecture as well as incredible views of New York City.
If you are heading to Hoboken, I suggest you do the following: Park by 15th street, walk down Washington St. until you reach the train station, explore the station, and finally walk back up Sinatra Dr. to see the parks and the city.
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On Sunday, September 27th 2015, there was an incredible event that we will only see again in the year 2033. It was called a Super-Harvest Blood Moon. The moon was absolutely huge when it began to rise and, a couple of hours later, the moon turned red during a full eclipse. I set up in Weehawken, NJ to watch the moon rise over the city. When I got there it was so cloudy, I almost went back home, but the clouds began to break so I started to shoot!
My wife and I went to Bora Bora on our honeymoon in 2012. It was the most incredible place I have ever been to in my life. You could literally spin in a circle snapping photos and every one would be beautiful.
The sun rise was unlike anything I have ever seen. The night sky could be completely clear, but would look cloudy from the incredible amounts of stars you see.
The water was so clear, you could tell the difference between a rock and a shell that were 10 feet under water. If you ever have the opportunity to go, bring every piece of photography gear you have and try and buy a waterproof housing since everything below the water is just as beautiful as everything above.
Newport, Rhode Island has everything a photographer could want... Incredible sunrises/sunsets, beautiful mansions, a cliff walk with unbelievable views of the ocean, harbors everywhere, a rustic main street, and the list goes on and on. If you haven't had the chance to go to Newport, I highly recommend it as long as you don't mind walking a lot.
The mansion tour is incredible, but is restricted to exterior photos only. To see the sunset during the summer head to Brenton Point State Park. The sunrises behind Newport unfortunately, but the best view I found is at the rock beach by Freebody Drive looking towards the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge.
The Ramapo Reservation is an incredible place to shoot for the day. There are trails after trails after trails that all lead to different areas worth shooting. There are even some building ruins there that you can explore. The ruins would make incredible backdrops for some model shoots, but I couldn't stop starring at the lakes and mountain. Just one tip: Bring VERY comfortable shoes.
Mystic Seaport is an incredible place to learn about history as well shoot photography. You have everything you could possibly want to shoot in one place. Metal workers, lighthouses, sailor marches, shows, boats, ships, etc. It's really an incredible place to go with a family, just try and sneak away with your camera for a bit.
Less than a mile away is downtown Mystic with incredible harbors, bridges, streets, and more. There are also a bunch of great restaurants/ice cream shops for when you need a break.
Martha's Vineyard is an incredible place to visit. If you haven't been there it's an island off of Cape Cod with great small towns and incredible restaurants. I stayed in Edgartown for a week and loved every minute of it.
If you go, make sure you bring your camera everywhere you go. There is something to photograph around every corner. I was pleasantly surprised by the different scenes you can find through out Martha's Vineyard. There are beaches in every direction, high cliff's on one side of the island, alpaca farms on the other, and so on.
I starting looking for some great places to take sunset shots in New Jersey. I found a place online called Donaldson Farms where they have sunflower fields, strawberry fields, and more. When I got there, it turns out the sunflowers haven't even started to grow, but the fields where beautiful and the sun looked great!
I have to head back there at some point in September when the leaves start to change and sunflowers have fully grown.
I lived in Orlando, FL about 10 years ago and fell in love with Disney World while I was there. Disney World is a place were anyone can be a kid. Disney has always taken incredible care to make sure their parks look beautiful. As a result, there is plenty to photograph.
Besides the usual pictures of the castle, every ride built in the last 10 years has been built with extreme care. The details in everything from the walls to the walking paths show how over the top Disney is at making sure the theme of every ride shows itself the second you enter the line.
If you are planning on going down to Disney World, try and make it for the flower and garden festival at Epcot. Also, make sure you bring your macro lens. The butterfly tent is incredible!
I haven't been to San Francisco since 2007, but the more I see other photographers shots, the more I want to go back! San Francisco has an incredible amount to photograph. The Golden Gate Bridge alone has hundred of different angles to shoot it at. Every one completely different from the other.
In the city there is incredible architecture from old to new and beautiful streets unlike anything you have seen around the United States. Outside the city are beaches, massive forests, and don't forget about Alcatraz.
Now I just need the time to get back there.
I gave New Jersey its own page even though I have other pages from towns and parks within the state because New Jersey has an incredible history that I feel should be separated from the other galleries.
New Jersey does have its incredible views of the city and parks so massive you could get lost 100 different ways in, but the architecture of places long abandoned is what shows where New Jersey came from.
I have been putting together a list of places to visit, so expect this page to be updated in the near future.
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