Matthew Counts

New England International Auto Show

  I got a chance to go to the New England International Auto Show today and I brought my camera along with my 24mm and 85mm prime lenses. My biggest take-away was how nice the interiors for both the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Coupe and the Fiat 500 Abarth are. Here are a few [...]


Walk in the Snow

  Since I first got into photography I’ve been interested in taking pictures in snowfall. I’ve never really gotten the hang of it but I thought I’d have fun this past snow storm. That is, until my hands got too cold to press the shutter. These were all taken with a Nikon D800 and a [...]


Why You Should Use a 24mm Lens For Portraits

When you’re about to do a portrait session your first instinct may be to reach for your telephoto zoom but I challenge you to go wide. Specifically, a 24mm prime.


Bisou The Russian Blue Update

  Now that Bisou is almost a year old I wanted to post some new pictures of her. Here are a few that I took over the past month.      


Providence At Night

  I always like walking around Providence at night and there are definitely some spots where you can get an amazing view of the city. I was on my way to The Coffee Exchange on Wickenden Street and when I went over the bridge I saw the great view of the skyline over the water [...]


Walking Around Portsmouth

Walking around Portsmouth NH, I saw some great opportunities to try out my new camera. Yes I made the switch to Nikon recently (still in the process of making the switch actually). But that’s for a different post. For now, enjoy the views of Portsmouth.          


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Tutorial: Lighting a Small Object

An easy way to simplify using multiple light sources...


Cinemagraphs: a Tutorial

Visual graphics artist Kevin Burg and photographer Jamie Beck teamed up to create this new form of art that mixes photography and video called Cinemagraphs. The result is a photo with moving elements that are looped giving the effect of an action captured a few moments in time. I found them to be both awe [...]


Anton Kusters and the Yakuza

2009: After more than 10 months of preparations, Anton Kusters starts a project and  embarks on a journey that will result in a visually stunning and strikingly candid look into the inner workings of the Japan’s mafia, the Yakuza. He is the first outside photographer allowed to document the Yakuza and over course of two years [...]