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Selects from Oriskany

Two weeks ago one of my reenacting units attended a large reenactment up in the Mohawk Valley area of central New York state.  The event was meant to recreate the Battle of Oriskany, a conflict and near-massacre between Continental troops and Loyalist militia during the Revolutionary War.  The event had some problems, but was enjoyable […]

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Nicole & Todd at Smith’s Fort Plantation

This past weekend Marc and I attended a Revolutionary War reenactment at Smith’s Fort Plantation.  The event was hosted by our Loyalist unit, the Queen’s Own Loyal Virginia Regiment, and was organized by our friends Todd and Nicole.  On Sunday morning, Todd and Nicole asked both me and another photographer to take some photos of […]

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What will/will not change when I start booking reenactor sessions:

Someone on Tumblr raised the concern that now that I am working towards turning my reenactment photography into a profitable business, that I’m going to start “charging what looks to be friends for something that [I] did before for free”.  While that is a valid concern, it is an incorrect one, and it’s also something […]

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Dragoons

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the Revolutionary War Encampment at Rock Ford Plantation, one of the best-run large scale reenactments I’ve ever participated in.  As usual, I spent much of my time taking photographs, and I am rather happy with many of the shots I got, especially those I got of […]

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Figuring out Reenactment Photography Packages: Individual and Unit Portraits

So, I’ve decided that one of the things I want to focus on over the next few months is how to combine my two loves, reenacting and photography, into something profitable.  Yesterday I took one of the first steps toward this by asking my various Facebook reenactor friends whether or not they’d hypothetically pay to […]

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Photos To Be Known For: Reenactor Portraits

One of the “exercises” I have given myself in this whole “figuring out how the hell to turn this into a living” craziness is to think about what I enjoy shooting and what I want to be known for.  The first step is to figure out what I like shooting, regardless of how feasible it […]

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A Few Shots from Military Through the Ages

Though the Military Through the Ages (known among reenactors as “MTA”) event was back in early March, I have only just recently gotten around to processing the bulk of the images from the event.  I had several units there who explicitly requested photographic coverage during the event, which meant I was shooting a lot more […]