Last Outdoor Photo Trek of June

This Wednesday, our Outdoor Photo Trek class will tour one of my favorite spots–Greenport, NY. This is the last class of the 4-part session sponsored by East End Arts and we’ll visit the places where I took these images–all within one square mile. If you think of photography as the art of exclusion (think cropping) then the smallest spaces become little universes of detail. Sign up for the more in the next session, a guided tour of incredible landscapes and waterscapes of Eastern Long Island. May the light guide you!

Next Stop…

Each Wednesday early evening I take a group of photographers out in a field class called “Outdoor Photo Trek.” There are four classes in a session through East End Arts, Riverhead, and we have all manner of photographers–and a filmmaker–with us. Surprising them with the location where the next class will meet has become part of the fun. But this time, rather than tell, I’ll show.

It’s Pink! Greenport 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival

The Third Annual Cherry Blossom Festival–a one-square mile walk–explodes with the color pink from May 1 through May 15, 2019 in the historic Long Island whaling village of Greenport, NY.

Outdoor Photo Treks, a class I am conducting every Wednesday from May 8 through May 29 through East End Arts, will make this the first stop of two-hour field adventures open to all levels of photographers and filmmakers.

The Village of Greenport Tree Committee offers a color-coded map to view the bounty of different species of trees in the height of their bloom, including Kwanzan Cherry, Pear, Snow Goose Cherry, Sargent Cherry, Okame Cherry, Yoshino Cherry and Crabapple trees. Maps for a self-guided tour are provided by the Floyd Memorial Library, Village Hall and the Carousel as well as some participating restaurants and retailers.

Map courtesy of Greenport Village.  Photos ©Miranda Gatewood.

How Photography Reveals Who We Are

Long Exposure & Night Photography and Outdoor Photography Treks are two of the field classes I am teaching through East End Arts this season. Whenever I take a class out to a spectacular eastern Long Island location to create images, it gives me great pleasure to watch women entitle themselves with opportunity and awaken to their own vision with such passion. They are defining their success on their own terms.

Iron Pier on the Long Island Sound, the location of last evening’s Long Exposure & Night Photography class. We were blessed with a little sunshine before a front came through as well as a close-up visit from “Joy”, “Snickers” and “Excalibur 5-0”, three of the nearly dozen horses that enjoyed the beach with us. Always wave to a horse; they’ll look up for their picture.

Thirty Seconds

“We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole.”

— Sheperd Doeleman, EHT Director and astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. during a press conference on April 10, 2019 describing seeing something for the first time: a black hole photographed through a telescope.

In honor of today’s news–the first photograph through a telescope of a Black Hole–this gallery of images have one thing in common: to see the unseeable, they all required thirty-second-long exposures.

As part of the homework I gave my Long Exposure and Night Photography class at East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, I, too, did the assignment (see the above image of the road) and here are the unusual results. Low light/long exposure photography can reveal what was previously unseeable, like a nocturnal wonderland of color shifts, contrast, noise and the digital version of film’s reciprocity failure, all of which is not visible in daylight.