Weir Farm – Yellow Squash

April showers bring May flowers…and vegetables. Movies have scenes that end up, as they say, on the cutting room floor and don’t get included in the final film. Likewise, there are photographs that I intended to include in my book Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), but had to be cut due to spaceContinue reading “Weir Farm – Yellow Squash”

Kissimmee Billy Strand

April 22 is Earth Day, an internationally-recognized annual event that began in 1970. I was invited by the U.S. National Park Service to spend a month at Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve as its Artist-in-Residence. While there, I created a series of photographs to artistically document the invasive species issue that is plaguing the environmentContinue reading “Kissimmee Billy Strand”

From the Big Cypress National Preserve Collection

The 729,000 acres of Florida’s Big Cypress Swamp feed its fresh water into the neighboring Everglades, which is essential to the health of the rich marine estuaries. The swamp is home to a diversity of plant and wildlife communities. A spartan government dormitory, just steps away from the swamp, served as my home for aContinue reading “From the Big Cypress National Preserve Collection”

Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Morristown National Historical Park is offering a free smartphone photography workshop, The Art of Phoneography, on Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Registration is required by calling Jude Pfister at (973) 539-2016 x204.  The workshop – taught by Xiomaro, a nationally-exhibited photographer and published author – includes an exclusive photo-tour of theContinue reading “Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact I was surprised anyone showed up. The forecast called for thunderstorms that morning. It was overcast and the humidity seemed thick enough to cut with a knife. But we had a full house nonetheless. The attendees at this workshop were a dedicated group. In fact, several had attended before and were back as aContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT”

Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact To celebrate the new book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), a select number of the photographs showcasing the park are on view now until July 31, 2019 at the Mark Twain Library in Redding. The photographs were created by the book’s author, Xiomaro, who is the Visiting Artist at Weir Farm and an alumnusContinue reading “Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the May 26, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact I began these workshops at Weir Farm last year and they very well received.  Beginner’s luck?  This time around, I did not do any media promotions.  So I was pleased that the workshop filled faster than ever.  Again, there were attendees that traveled a long way. One of the things that I found particularlyContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the May 26, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT”

Should flowers always be photographed in color?

© 2019 Xiomaro.com One of my workshop attendees recently asked me why I sometimes choose to photograph plants in black and white. In part, it’s because I like the challenge. As with a sunset, for example, the colors are striking enough to make even a poorly executed photograph still look pretty good. So can IContinue reading “Should flowers always be photographed in color?”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the March 16, 2019 Workshop at the Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact It was a thrill for me to conduct the workshop at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, Connecticut, and in the very room where the original library was housed.  In addition to Mark Twain, the community is also where famed photographers Edward Steichen and Paul Caponigro lived as well as other artists of renown. Continue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the March 16, 2019 Workshop at the Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT”

Free Photography Workshop at Mark Twain Library

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact REDDING – A free four-hour smartphone photography workshop and photo walk is being offered at the Mark Twain Library in Redding on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Art of Phoneography will be presented by Xiomaro, who is the Visiting Artist at Weir Farm National Historic Site.  Xiomaro, aContinue reading “Free Photography Workshop at Mark Twain Library”