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Rick Fine: Executive Pursuits Contributor for the Boston Business Journal

Posted by on June 20, 2018

Recently, the Boston Business Journal launched a series, Executive Pursuits, written by Boston-area executives, delving into what these busy people do when they’re not working. Rick Fine, Sensible Financial’s Director of Financial Planning, is writing articles on his avocation, photography. (If you’ve been to our Waltham office, you may have seen some of Rick’s photographs decorating our walls.)

In his first piece, “Have Camera, Will Travel”, Rick wrote about his photo-centric travels all over the US and abroad. In his second, “Blinded by the Light”, Rick wrote about the fickle nature of light in photography and suggests a process to make the most of your photos despite too much or too little of it.

We’ve included excerpts of both articles below with links to read the entire pieces in the Boston Business Journal.

Executive Pursuits: Have Camera, Will Travel
by Rick Fine

Some people take vacations to relax; I take them to recharge my creative batteries.

In 2012, a family friend arranged a three-week excursion to India. I wanted to document the trip, so I bought a mid-range Canon digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, read a book, and took a beginner’s course in digital photography. I took tons of photos and loved the way they came out. Six years and four cameras later, I’m still as enthusiastic about photography as I was then.

Since that trip to India, I plan most of my vacations around photography. These trips are not so much relaxing as they are exhilarating. Now, when I travel, I get a chance to delve more deeply into each new place. The shots I take stick with me and give me a better understanding of the places I visit.

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Blinded by the Light: Good Photography Requires Good Lighting
By Rick Fine

Our eyes are complex organs, able to discern many objects, colors, and degrees of light. Cameras are less sophisticated. Since a camera cannot adapt as easily to varying amounts of light, the fantastic shot you take of the mountains, with a range of colors and shadows, can, instead, contrast wildly.

One way to solve this light problem is by using high dynamic range (HDR) photography. HDR involves taking several photos of the same scene using different shutter speeds and a photo-processing software to blend the photos together, creating a single image made up of the best aspects of each exposure.

Light is essential to taking good photographs. How you use that light can transform a good photograph into a spectacular one. If you’re spending valuable time choosing a subject, deciding just the right angle, and waiting for the sun, clouds, and wind to form the perfect tableau, it’s worth it to take the extra time in post-processing to make the most of your images.

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