First Light Blog

  • Milky Way Photography in Acadia National Park

    At the beginning of August, I treated myself to two nights of solo camping in Acadia National Park to once again chase the stars around the night sky. I had visited the area for three consecutive years at this point, but I'd never been by myself, and the idea of a trip dedicated solely to photography sounded like a great idea.
  • Tips for Shooting Waterfalls

    I have a love-hate relationship with waterfalls. Well, really it's a love-love-hate relationship, because I love them, I love to shoot them, but I hate how difficult it is to really nail the shot. It's a lot harder than you'd think.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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...