Hi. Welcome to my photo blog. My photography business goes under the name of Mitchell R. Grosky Photography, but please feel free to call me Mitch.
I am a freelance photographer in a small town in Central Massachusetts. I have been in love with photography and taking photos of people and places since I bought my first film Pentax Super Program SLR back about 30 years ago. Now, nearly all of my photography is Digital, via my Nikon D700, Nikon D90, Canon Rebel X1i, and even my new pocketable Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5. In addition, I have owned digital cameras from Olympus and Sony, but I would have to say that Nikon is my camera of choice. I use Nikkor lenses generally, my Nikkor VR 18-200 3.5-5.6 and my Nikkor VR 24-105 3.5-4.5 getting most of my attention. My Canon is generally a backup, and I keep a Canon 18-55 zoom on it, but I sometimes replace it with the image-stabilized ultrasonic 75-300 lens or the 1.8 50mm lens.
For developing, I do a great deal of post-processing, using Picassa for everyday work, and Photoshop Elements (6.0) and Nikon NX2 for most of my publishable work. For in-house printing, I generally use either my Canon i9900 or my Canon Pixma iP4600.
I have recently retired as an elementary school principal, but I still work as a substitute for principals who are out of district at conferences and workshops. Before I was a principal, I was an elementary and middle school teacher for 29 years. I have always been known for my photos of children in the classroom, and the walls of my schools came alive with nearly a thousand 5x7 and 8x10 photos of children excited by their learning.
My wife, who is a middle schools special needs teacher, and I love to travel, and over the past 20 years we have cruised to Canada, nearly every island in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, and Europe (numerous times). At times we have traveled with my daughter (currently completing her Master's Degree in early childhood education), and my son, who is both working and attending community college.
My travels have provided me with the material for 35,000 to 45,000 photos, and hours upon hours of joy.
I recently returned from a whirlwind 27 day cross-country trip from Boston as far west as Wyoming and Utah and then back. 8000 miles and nearly 9000 photos later, I am hoping to one day find a publisher who is interested in a photography book narrating my experiences.
My photography business has been part-time until now, and has focused on both weddings and senior photos. Having just retired, I will expand slightly, but really wish to focus on landscapes and cityscapes. I am also exploring entering the world of stock photography.
Unless otherwise stated, all photographs are copyrighted (c) Mitchell R. Grosky Photography. All Rights Reserved. You may not use any image on this site without my written consent. If you are interested in using any of my photos from this site or from any website, please send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know which photo(s) you are interested in.
Most of the photos on this site are available for sale. If you are interested in a print, please contact me via email at email@example.com with the subject line "Prints." Be sure to include the title of the photo, the date posted, and the print size in which you are interested. I will get back to you immediately with details and pricing.
I am very interested in your comments and would welcome any constructive criticism. Please tell me what you like, and what just doesn't work for you. If you have any suggestions or tips, I would love to hear them.
Thanks for visiting my photo blog. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit the following sites:
http://www.mrgroskyphoto.com to view and/or purchase any of my thousand or more published and copyrighted photos--prints, matted photos, canvas wraps, or matted and framed photos. You may also wish to purchase a wide variety of photo products such as tee-shirts, cups, etc.
http://www.thisweekwithmitchgrosky.wordpress.com (for commentary on politics, news, daily life, sports, entertainment, etc.)
http://www.redbubble.com/people/mrgrosky and http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrgrosky