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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Photo Workshop

Everett and Stone Mills, Lawrence, Massachusetts

On a crisp Saturday morning, I attended my second full

day photo workshop offered by Historic Mills

Photography Workshops in partnership with the

Lawrence History Center. Photographers Bob Lussier and

Steven Perlmutter directed the day long workshop,

guiding us through the historic Everett and Stone Mills

for a unique and rewarding photographic opportunity. As

always, Bob and Steven led an informative and

enthusiastic workshop !

The day began as usual with a short but detailed history

of the town of Lawrence and the historic mills,

presented by Susan Grabski of the Lawrence History

Center, followed by a photo session lasting several

hours. The afternoon included additional time to shoot,

as well as instruction in post processing tools Adobe

Lightroom, and Photomatix HDR software. The session

also included Q&A and helpful tips.

Any thoughts that a second visit to this location might

prove less inspiring or productive were quickly discarded

as, once again, the spell of the historic mills quickly

overtook me - there seemed to be no passage of time

between my first shot, and the call for lunch three hours

later. For whatever reason I usually leave a shoot feeling

like I've failed my assignment, but time and higher

resolution monitors help to rekindle the creative spirit,

and separate what seems worthwhile from what is not. In

the end I was happy with the day's results. As always, I

have included a liberal amount of interpretive shots to

satisfy my experimental nature.

You can check out my other visits to these sites by

selecting the links at the top of this page for Historic

Mills - Galleries 1 and 2.


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