First Light Blog

  • PHOTO STORY: Midnight Hiking in the White Mountains

    Earlier this month, I attempted my first night hike in the White Mountains in an effort to capture a Milky Way timelapse over Crawford Notch. What an experience!
  • Higher: Aerial Photos From Vermont

    We all have our favorite outdoor places to visit - somewhere that we find ourselves returning to time and time again. One of those places for me is Smuggler's Notch in northern Vermont. So, I grabbed Buzz the drone and set out to see what images I could capture from the air.
  • MDW Photo Giveaway

    A few times each year I like to do a little something to thank all my subscribers, followers and customers for supporting my work. With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, I thought I'd kick off the festivities a little early this year - and what better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with a photo giveaway?!
  • Four Hours in Rocky Mountain National Park

    In April 2020 my wife and I spent a week visiting the Front Range of Colorado and soaking up all it has to offer. With four hours to spend in Rocky Mountain National Park, this is what we explored.
  • Why I Celebrate Earth Day

    Earth Day gives us an opportunity to share and appreciate everything that this planet has to offer. One of the best ways I can honor its impact on me is by sharing some of my favorite locations that I've photographed over the last four years. I hope you enjoy them, and that they encourage you to get outside and explore what's around you, whatever that might look like.
  • PHOTO STORY: Milky Way Motion Timelapse: Cape Cod

    In March 2021, I visited Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA to shoot a Milky Way motion timelapse on Cape Cod. After hours of completely overcast skies, and a few snoozes in the car, the clouds FINALLY cleared around 4am revealing the galaxy core in all its beauty.
  • PHOTO STORY: The Best View in Vermont

    February is a long month in New England. This year, I got through the February blues with an impromptu ski day at Bolton Valley in Vermont.
  • COVID: A Year of Photography Growth

    Like most people, I've learned a lot about myself over these past 12 months, and I'm fortunate to be able to say that my photography has improved as a result of the pandemic. Here are a few reasons why.
  • Welcome Back to Milky Way Season!

    The arrival of March is a special time of year that always has me celebrating for a bunch of different reasons: Daylight Savings begins (8pm sunse...
  • PHOTO STORY: Dixville Notch

    What do an abandoned ski area, dramatic rocky cliffs, election traditions and a parking lot buried under three feet of snow all have in common? Yo...
  • PHOTO STORY: New Beginnings

    When is the last time you watched the sun rise? For most of us, the answer is "too long ago to remember", and that's a shame. While sunsets are mu...
  • New Year, New Website, Blog & Newsletter

    It's officially 2021! Like many people, I've spent the past few weeks reflecting on how wild 2020 was and thinking about what I want from the new ...