My name is Justin Connor. I have been taking pictures since I was 12 years old. My father was an amateur photographer and I took after him, grabbing a camera whenever I could and taking shots. I took some Photography classes in High School and even entertained trying to go to College for Photography. In the end, I decided it was not a great career choice, and went to College for Physical Therapy.
My father gave me a Canon AE-1 for my high school graduation and I continued to do Photography as a hobby. I continued to try to get out and take photos through College and after, even trying to take some portraits of my wife, but I quickly realized portrait photography was not my forte. I have always been much better at Landscape Photography. I have always been drawn to Waterfalls, for some reason, and until recently, nearly half of my portfolio was waterfall pictures. My wife is drawn to Lighthouses, so I have developed a passion for photographing lighthouses. I recently have begun taking Macro shots of flowers as well and have also concentrated on Sunrise and Sunset shots as well.
I really wish I could travel more in order to really get a chance to shoot some amazing places and things, but as a father of two, the traveling is limited. I try to get out at least once a month to local places to practice and perfect my craft. I have recently started going, with my family and some friends, to Cape Cod for a week in the summers. That is where I took my favorite shot.
I had bought my Canon Rebel T3 for Christmas several months before the trip. Yes, it took me until 2012 to finally go digital. For some reason I was a film holdout (I have no idea why, maybe because I was born and raised and still live in Rochester, NY, the home of Kodak). We were staying in Chatham, MA on the elbow of the cape and I was determined to get up early and take some sunrise shots. I had already been at Lighthouse Beach for about 45 minutes and was considering wrapping it all up after getting a ton of great shots. The bugs were driving me nuts. I had the camera on a tripod and had been messing with some long exposure shots, when I saw this fishing boat coming down the channel, heading out to sea from the Fish Pier. As it approached my position, I zoomed in and began taking shots. This is what I got!!!
Canon Rebel T3
Focal Length: 300
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