Rich Reynolds

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Rich Reynolds

Rich Reynolds

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   Rich Reynolds

Competition Committee Chairperson

 Library Liaison

Member since 2009

 

I live in Sharon with my wife, Marty and son, Greg. I have recently retired from education after thirty-six years.  The first twenty years of which was in music education and performance. I was very fortunate to have worked with several great art teachers who have influenced how I see and relate to photography.

Over the years I have performed with numerous symphonies as well as several big bands. I’d mention their names (Lawrence Welk) but that might date me. At this point it is not what I see, but how I chose to see it, and my attempts to capture that elusive photo, that has me intrigued.

My interest in the arts never died however family needs changed my priorities. I left music and pursued administration, spending the last sixteen years as a high school assistant principal.  A year before retirement I purchased a digital HP850 point and shoot camera, with the hopes it would produce some good photos from our trip to Yellowstone.  I was not disappointed as it beat the hand-me-down Brownie camera given to me back in 1958! Shooting photos back then was a waiting game, as I would wait to see the results of those footprints of light.  By the time I got them back, I forgot what I had done to capture the image.  It was all guess work back then for me because I didn’t have a light meter to tell me what to do.  Photography has come a long way in just a few years. With digital photography I got help from the instant image feedback feature and tools such as the histogram. I upgraded my camera after Yellowstone to a Canon XSi and this past Christmas, upgraded again to the Canon T2i.

I joined HDP in December of 2009 with the hopes that I would learn something to help me improve my images. I have not been disappointed.  Entering as a novice, I was both intimidated and awestruck by some of the images that I saw at my first image study. It was at my first HDP field trip to Plainridge Raceway where I was rewarded by the caring and willingness of those attending who helped me to grow photographically.  On the whale watching trip I got great pointers from Pat Bannerman and Mariann Moberg. I have attended the past two NECCC Conferences where I found that many of those presenting were willing to help us and experienced their love joy of photography with anyone who is interested.  My suggestions: ask for help, don’t be afraid to have someone explain a term or concept, go on the field trips, and participate in image study.

Rich’s Nature Captures

Arethusa Falls

Arethusa Falls

Woodland Stream

Woodland Stream

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Caught in a Fog

Caught in a Fog

His Boston Collection

 Boston Landmark

Boston Landmark

 Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall

 Christian Science Church

Christian Science Church

One of Rich’s Top Competition Scorer

 Sulkie Racer

Sulkie Racer

 Sagamore Sunset

Sagamore Sunset

 Curtis BiPlane

Curtis BiPlane

 Farm Tractor

Farm Tractor