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Bacon Ipsum Text Generator Tired of Lorem Ipsum? Or you just wanna add a little meat to your design comps? What better way, than with Bacon Ipsum. Here are 5 paragraphs that’ll get you cookin’ with your next design. Bacon ipsum dolor amet venison porchetta...
Experimenting with Bottles

Experimenting with Bottles

I recently joined the North Haven Camera Club and participated in my first group competition – the theme was “Bottles”. Step one was finding some interesting old bottles, so I called my neighbors Lynne and Deb who used to own Azteca’s Restaurant in New Haven. Their...
Olivia Sings “La Vie en Rose”

Olivia Sings “La Vie en Rose”

My daughter, Olivia, surprised us all recently with her voice. We knew she could play piano, violin, ukulele and the melodica, but we didn’t know she could sing! Here’s a video of her singing “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Pilaf at Sandy Connolly’s Crescendo...
Photographing Time

Photographing Time

Over the last couple of weeks, perhaps you have been following the story on Facebook, we have been photographing and processing photos for Pyramid Time Systems, a company in Meriden that makes time clocks, document stamps, time clock systems, and synchronized clock...

What Is Included in Processing?

We often get asked questions like “Can’t we just have the photos?” or “Why do we have to pay for processing?” One of the reasons our photography looks so good is that we process each image to make it as useful as possible for you and to...
Happy Holidays from the Hurricanes!

Happy Holidays from the Hurricanes!

Wishing our friends, families and clients all the best!! CHEERS! {This was our first time playing with our new piece of equipment – a Rhino slider that allows the camera to move smoothly through a scene.} Thank-yous! We’d like to give a BIG thank-you to Ted...
A Boney Halloween

A Boney Halloween

The Creation of Mort the Skeleton Over the years, Halloween has become a favorite holiday for the Lieblers. This year’s creation was a twelve-foot skeleton made from PVC pipe, paper maché, and foam pool noodles for the spine. My son Jack did a classic bloody...

City Wide Open Studios – New Haven

City Wide Open Studios 2014 The Alternative Space weekend sets New Haven’s CWOS apart from other open studio weekends by offering artists from across Connecticut, and those who are interested in creating site-specific works, a unique backdrop to showcase their...
Harry Penner – SECT Tech Interview

Harry Penner – SECT Tech Interview

A video we did for Mission Branding featuring Harry Penner and SECT Tech. Harry Penner is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of New Haven Pharmaceuticals and has 30+ years of management experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. He has previously...

Guilford Citizen’s Day Parade 2014

Guilford, Connecticut is a quintessential New England town, and its Citizen’s Day Parade represents it at its best. This year’s theme was the “The 375th: Our history, Our present, Our future”. From tractors to llamas, from girl scouts to...

Smoke: A Photographic Study

One thing leads to another. Lighting dandelions on fire brought me to recognize the beauty of smoke. I used incense, and a black poster board for the background. One speed light was enough to light up the smoke without...
A Bird in the Hand

A Bird in the Hand

A photo illustration called “A Bird in the Hand”. This proverb refers back to medieval falconry where a bird in the hand (the falcon) was a valuable asset and certainly worth more than two in the bush (the prey). Other languages and cultures have their own version of...
I Love Snow Fog

I Love Snow Fog

Tooling around Guilford yesterday and today, I got to play in what I call snow fog.  I’m sure it’s the technical name for it.  Nothing like almost getting run over by a few cars while I was at it!  If you live in Guilford, can you tell where I...
False Eyelashes & A Hat

False Eyelashes & A Hat

It all started because I wanted to get a picture of my daughter Rachel in the new hat my sister gave her for Christmas.  Next thing I knew, we were full on with false eyelashes and dramatic makeup.  Here are some before and afters along with rare appearances by my son...

Mr. Biggles visits the Museum

Recently I was invited to participate in a brand new creative project started by Melanie Biehle and Sandra Harris called We Are The Contributors, a creative community and publication built around monthly creative projects to inspire our own work and build community...

My Epson 2200 is Too Smart!

My Epson printer refuses to print this image of money. It thinks I’m a counterfeiter… (What it DOESN’T know is that I’m growing tens and twenties in my garden! Mwwaahaha!) But seriously… apparently, there’s a smart chip built into modern...

A Monster in my Garden!

He’s cute and colorful… and you might even want to pick him up. But beware this poisonous fiend. He will sting you with his tiny, spiny thorns, and make you feel like you’ve been bitten by 100 wasps. He’s called a Saddleback Caterpillar, and hides...
A Day at the Beach in York, Maine USA

A Day at the Beach in York, Maine USA

While at York Beach in Maine, I was playing around with a fun App called 8mm, an easy-to-use retro video camera for the iPhone. Here’s a quick video I shot with my iPhone 4S and edited in Premiere, using my friend Pete’s music. I did not set out to make a...
“Little Girl with Great Big Plans” Video

“Little Girl with Great Big Plans” Video

Mary is a talented 14-year-old with big dreams of dancing on Broadway someday. “Little Girl with Great Big Plans” is my first attempt at creating a video, and was directly inspired by Hailey Bartholomew and Sue Bryce and their workshop on Creative Live....

Focus Stacking with a Rose of Sharon

I just picked up Seeing Trees at the Guilford Free Library.  WOW!  Robert Llewellyn‘s photography is breathtaking.  Being a nature lover, I practically wept.  It was so moving, I had to write him and tell him.  He responded the same day and helped me understand...
Visiting the Fairies at Thrush Cottage

Visiting the Fairies at Thrush Cottage

Most summers, the Connollys five visit the fairies who live at Thrush Cottage in Maine outside of Ellsworth.  If you live in Connecticut, drive north on I-95 until you get to Bangor, hang a right, drive towards Bah Hahbah, and then stop halfway in the middle of...
A Year Ago on Creative Live

A Year Ago on Creative Live

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I flew to Seattle to be a part of Don Giannatti’s Tabletop Lighting Workshop on Creative Live! It was truly a life-changing experience. Here’s a a few pics of the amazing people I met. Don Giannatti...

Harco Parts

Product photography for Harco in Branford, CT A little about the company: “HARCO is an award-winning designer, manufacturer, and international distributor of aerospace air data systems, gas turbine high temperature sensors, on-engine electrical cable assemblies,...

Chicken Fajita Recipe

Here’s a recipe I discovered recently – based on Martha Stewart’s – with a few improvements. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, sliced crosswise. (1 package) 1/2 stick of real butter 1 teaspoon chili powder Sea salt and ground pepper 2 bell peppers...

Chatfield Hollow in January

The fog was so thick one morning that I decided to visit Chatfield Hollow State Park and get some background images for upcoming portraits. Final processing was done in Lightroom and Nik...

Jam Session at the Country Tavern in Guilford

This last Friday night, I found myself at the Country Tavern in Guilford enjoying not one, not two, but three really fun bands: Mojo Banditos (Tom Knapp, Steve Plaziak, Ted Ervin, and Joe Pecoraro), Steamroller, and the Never Ready Band. Had to bring a camera with all...

Ingredients for a Recipe

Before looking at the recipe, can you guess what it makes?  Irene makes these all the time, and I get to have one every so often.  YUM!   Crepes: 2 C flour, 2-1/2 C milk, 4 eggs, 1 t. vanilla, butter, Nutella, bananas (optional). Directions: In a large mixing...

That 70s Girl

This week I was assigned to do a “period” piece from any decade – 20s, 30s, 40s, etc. I chose the 70s with my friend Diane Heriot in mind. She’s got great 70s clothes that belonged to her mother. Here are a few of my favorite...

How to Make Cyanotype T-Shirts

As part of a campaign to promote my new album, I decided to make t-shirts.  Not satisfied with the traditional silk screening process and wanting to make things completely more difficult than necessary, I thought I would try making cyanotypes on t-shirts. ...