May Featured Photographer: Maureen Gates from Sharp Images Photographic
Publish Date: 2020-05-14
What is your name and where can people find your work?
My name is Maureen Gates. You can find my work at SharpImagesPhotographic.com or @SharpImagesPhotographic on Facebook and @SharpImagesPhoto on Instagram.
Describe your perfect staycation in Dutchess or your idea of a fun weekend in the County.
What equipment do you use for your photography?
I use Canon equipment. Most often a Mark III. A variety of lenses from wide angle to telephoto with some prime lenses too. One of my favorite lenses is my 100 mm macro.
What is your favorite place to photograph in Dutchess County and Why?
Vanderbilt Mansion and surrounding property. The Vanderbilt offers many hiking trails along the river and up and down hills. Magnificent river views with gorgeous greens in the summer and spectacular fall foliage to enjoy. A highlight is the rose garden and flower gardens with a reflecting pool. The Vanderbilt property offers architecture, woods, trails , river views and more giving a variety of views and flowers to photograph.
Do you have somewhere on your list that you want to photograph in Dutchess, but haven't gotten there yet?
I would like to explore the Pawling Nature Reserve. I have never been there and it sounds like it has a variety of things to offer. Flowers, birds and hiking trails would make a perfect day.
Can you give us a few photography tips?