Sunrise, Hunters Head, 2014
I love my job; it’s what I’ve done for the last 25 years. But every once in a while, I need to get away from it all and find some peace and fulfillment doing something other than commercial jobs. For the last nine years, I’ve spent one week every Autumn in Acadia National Park, off the coast of Maine. From the moment I wake up at 5am (4am my time), until after midnight, all I do is photography, searching for the most beautiful light, color and locations. After dark, back in my hotel room, I review the day’s work and make plans for the next day. It’s strenuous, tiring, emotional… and I love it.
In 2014, I self published an e-book, The Photographer’s Guide to Acadia, which sold moderately well. In 2015, I’m hoping to publish my first hard cover coffee table book of images from Acadia. A couple of my pictures have been sold as posters in the national park’s gift shop for several years. I never went to Acadia with the idea that I would try to profit from my trips, but it’s been nice to have a small demand for prints, which helps cover the cost of my travel to Maine each October.
In 2014, I created almost all my images with a new camera, the Pentax 645Z, a 51-megapixel camera with superb sharpness, wide dynamic range and great handling. This is possibly the best camera I’ve ever used. I’m looking forward to making some very large prints with the images from this camera.
I have over five hundred prints available for purchase; visit my website, Images of Acadia, to find out more.
Incoming Waves, Otter Point, 2014
Swirling Pine Needles, Whitecap Stream, 2013
Dusk, Jordan Pond, 2013
Rocky Coast Panorama, Hunters Head, 2014
Birch Trees, 2014
Ocean Runoff at 1/1600 Second, 2014
Acadia Coastline, Otter Cliff, 2013
Small Pond, Canon Brook Trail, 2013
Early Morning on the Coast, 2014
Rippled Reflections, 2013
The Adventures of Mike’s Camera is the blog of freelance photographer, Mike Hudson. He is available for commercial photography assignments– marketing, corporate, editorial, annual reports, lifestyle, web page photography, and events. His clients have included many regional and national magazines and newspapers, several healthcare providers, colleges, hotels, architectural firms, small businesses and more. Visit MichaelHudsonPhotography.com to check out his portfolio or contact him via email.