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photography
Patrick And Robin
Before The Ceremony

A few weeks ago, I had the great fortune of being able to photograph the wedding of Patrick and Robin.   With the help of Lisa and Andy to help w/ lighting and shooting, we were able to get some images that we were quite happy with. While I’m still working post-processing all of the images, […]

Summer vacation in New England
Summer vacation in New England

Lisa and I had a wonderful vacation in New England, spending the majority of it in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Lots of hiking, lots of shooting.  And lots of people.  I think because of how busy it was, Acadia NP didn’t really match up w/ my expectations but was nice to get away nonetheless. For the […]

Family Portraits at Kevin and Tina’s
Tina and Marissa

Marissa and Tina Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt Kevin and Tina graciously allowed me to invade their home on Super Bowl Sunday and destroy their basement in order to create a makeshift studio (and then watch the best Super Bowl in memory). We lit everyone up with umbrellas, softboxes and reflectors and used a couple […]

Portraits of Lisa
Lisa

Lisa Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt It is still cold; thankfully we can stay inside and make some pictures. I cleared out our dining room and created a temporary studio with a long piece of white felt and 3 strobes, an umbrella and a reflector. Was pretty happy w/ how everything turned out and in […]

The Plymouth Ice Festival
The Plymouth Ice Festival

Lisa at the Ice Festival Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt It’s cold in Michigan right now. Crazy cold. However, several of us decided to put on some warm clothes and head to Plymouth for the annual ice carving festival there. Cameras in hand, we wandered about, shooting what we could before deciding some warmth was […]

Seriously? Let’s open some presents….
Seriously? Let’s open some presents….

Alex is ready to start opening presents Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt It was a good Christmas in Grand Rapids. Everyone traveled to my parent’s house for a couple of days of good food, game playing and of course, a little photography. The Grand Rapids Art Museum had a exhibition of Richard Avedon, so we […]

Isabella’s Christmas

Isabella With A Christmas Ornament Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt My friends Rod and Tara invited me over to make a few images of Isabella for a Christmas card. Even though she was sick, she was quite the trooper, esp. with having a flash going over every 30 seconds. Was fun, but shooting babies is […]

The Alaska book is finally done.

Cowgirl Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt I have to say, I am much more motivated when I have a deadline. Or when I have people I don’t want to disappoint. Put the two together and I might actually get something done. With the holidays approaching quickly, I wanted to get this finished but I also […]

Outdoor and Digital Photo Seminar

Bob Krist Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt Had the good fortune to attend this 2 day seminar this past weekend which was sponsored by Nikon and Epson, as well as Outdoor Photographer and PCPhoto magazines. The traveling seminar goes all over the country; I attended in Columbus, OH. There are four speakers who conduct the […]

My photo book arrived

Tree On Fire Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt I had ordered a hardcover book to show my autumn images. After what seemed like an eternity (all anticipation – the order actually shipped quite quickly), my book arrived from Apple. The images in the book turned out very well and the embossed cover is really nice. […]

Obama Rally in Columbus, OH

Change Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt Barak Obama made at least 2 stops in the battleground state of Ohio (Columbus and Cleveland). From my very distant vantage point, I could see the Obamas (Michelle Obama spoke as well) but couldn’t get a decent focus lock to get a decent image. The energy level of the […]

SoFoMoBo project finally done

Alex in the corn maze Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt Having missed the inaugural SoFoMoBo, a few of us took on the challenge of shooting and creating a photography book in 31 days. It was a lot of work but good fun, and a great practice run before the next actual SoFoMoBo challenge begins in […]

Fishing On A Sunday Afternoon

Fishing On A Sunday Afternoon Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt While not at the wedding or rehearsal, Lisa and I explored Long Island for a bit. The rain held back for a while so we tromped along the coast. This boy was fishing with his father. For more images, click here.

Chris and Ruth Get Married

The Knot is tied! Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt and taken by Lisa On a fine day in September, Chris and Ruth tied the knot. Chris has been a great friend for some time and I had the privilege of standing with him. Lisa and I had a fantastic time – was one of the […]

Priority Health Ann Arbor Cycling Classic

Focused Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt Andy, Adam, and I headed downtown to shoot the Priority Health Ann Arbor Cycling Classic on Sunday. Encountered a tiny bit of rain but was otherwise a great day for both bicycling and shooting. Images from the day can be found here.

Fruits of the Earth

Still Life: Pear Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt Lisa and I rounded up some of the remaining asian and bartlett pears (what hadn’t been consumed by the crows, anyway), found some baskets, some lighting and went to town. She has such a good eye; always fun watching her work. You can see the other images […]

Next stop….Skagway

Moss and Ferns Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt The next day we docked in Skagway. Everyone was very much looking forward to the evening train ride into the mountains. Even though it was the only bad weather day we had, it was fun walking around the town and down to the Skagway cemetery and waterfall. […]

Juneau, we wish we could stay longer

Clouds Originally uploaded by Matthew Britt After two days on the boat, we were very much looking forward to our first excursion. We took a walking/photography tour in Juneau, going to the Treadwell Mines and the Mendenhall Glacier. The Treadwell Mines were amazing – watching the surrounding forest reclaim industrial structures made us wish we […]

Bye-Bye, Seattle…Hello Alaska

Bye-Bye, Seattle…Hello AlaskaOriginally uploaded by Matthew Britt Lisa and I recently went on a two week vacation, spending a week w/ her family on a cruise to the Inside Passage of Alaska. Having wanted to see Alaska for longer than I can remember, I have been excited about this trip for months. You can view […]

MoabCon 2008

The guys over at Cluster Resources threw one amazing inaugural conference on Moab, their HPC/clustering scheduling software. While in the area, we had a chance to do some shooting in the area. Was a lot of fun – next year might take an extra day or two to hit some nearby hotspots (say Canyonlands or […]