Split Rock Falls, Adirondack State Park NY.

Split Rock Falls, Adirondack State Park NY.

 

About Me

I am a freelance outdoor photographer based out of the Capital Region of Upstate New York. For the past four years, I have spent countless days and nights wandering around and basking in the beauty of the Adirondack State Park in New York. For me, landscape photography is not just a means for documenting moments, but rather a way to feel and artistically interpret landscapes. I am truly fascinated with night, twilight and astrophotography, and I love pushing photography to its technical limits.

The reason I love landscape photography is that a landscape is an inviting living space. Landscapes compel us to interpret them and to feel them without any previous knowledge or background. Like gravity, landscapes have a tendency to ground us and to show us our little place in the Universe. I believe it is this profound connection to landscapes that brings us together in contemplation.  In the words of Barry Lopez, "Landscape is the culture that contains all human cultures.”


 
 

Photography Services

 
 

Landscape 

Landscape photography comes from the heart. It is a feeling. My sole purpose while standing in front of a landscape is to use my camera to capture the scenery as I experience it and to convey my emotional connection with the landscape to the viewer. I bring the same meticulous craft and passion to both my personal projects and commercial assignments. If you are looking for prints or for images to showcase on your website, please contact me. 

... when you want photography that truly captures the beauty of the region. Photography that leaves your website visitor feeling wonder, awe and joy… then you should work with Manuel Palacios.
— Sara Mannix, President, Mannix Marketing
 
 "A Starry Night at the Norman Ridge" - The Norman Ridge, Adirondack State Park, New York

"A Starry Night at the Norman Ridge" - The Norman Ridge, Adirondack State Park, New York

 

 
 "Gothics, Last Push to the Summit" - High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondack State Park, New York.

"Gothics, Last Push to the Summit" - High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondack State Park, New York.

Adventure & LIFESTYLE

Images are the most impactful way to tell a story - whether it be of a struggle through the elements or of a perfect day enjoying the great outdoors. My approach to adventure photography brings the story and message to the viewer.

... when we use Zone 3 Photography on Adirondack.net, in our Instagram pages and on Facebook, the engagement of the visitors on the site and on social skyrockets. He does not just take great photos, he creates magic that showcases the beauty of the region we all love so much.
— Jennifer Manz, Marketing Director, Adirondack.net
 

 

TIme-Lapse 

Time-lapse photography is about bringing landscapes to life and compressing time, typically several hours, into only a few seconds. My time-lapse photography has been mostly focused on the dramatic light transitions that occur when day turn into night and night turn into day. 

 "A New Day" Lake George, Adirondack State Park, New York.

"A New Day" Lake George, Adirondack State Park, New York.

 

 

Photography workshops & Post processing lessons 

I love showing people how to get the most from their cameras and I think one of the most effective ways to learn is through private workshops, either one-on-one or in small group sessions (max. 3 people). In workshops, I  go through the basics to understand your technical level and  show you my mindset (understanding mood) and approach (understanding composition) to a scene. I also offer post processing lessons via Skype or Google Hangouts. Proficiency in post-processing techniques is what will take your photography to the next level. After all, it was Ansel Adams who once said "Dodging and burning [post processing technique] are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.”

 

 

 

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