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Providing Portrait, Event and Architectural photography to the New England Region, and the world, Patrick Reading, Photography brings vision and expertise from diverse design and artistic mediums to provide you with a truly unique photographic experience. Please browse our galleries, and contact us if you want to know more. We look forward to working with you on your next artistic endeavor.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Its a nice day, for a white wedding.

Saturday was a great day to be out and about, and an even better day to be up in Boston for a wedding. There we joined friends and family at the LDs Temple in Belmont for the wedding of Meaghan Lewis and Cody Blackburn.  Both families were well represented and in a party mood! We had a lot of fun playing around and taking photos on the temple grounds before heading south for the reception.

Introducing... the Happy Couple!
Just married! And then some...
Details that POP!
And details that glitter!
Don't take my word for it... They look pretty happy to me!
And after the Guys...
And Girls...
And Selfies...

Family, and Friends...
Its about the commitment...

And the couple.
Congratulations, Cody and Meaghan, and may you have a wonderful life together!

Monday, July 22, 2013

It's a calling...

This last week, I was minding my own business at church, when someone who didn't know me well asked me if I had a decent camera... Well..... yeah, kinda...

So long story short, I was asked to take a couple pictures of our chapels in the Eastern CT region, in part for a publication a local newspaper is doing on CT Churches, and in part for local media publications.

So, I packed my bags with filters and lenses, tripods and remote triggers, and I moved out onto the road. (10 points if you know the reference... )

I dunno - I think they turned out pretty well.

Groton Chapel
Another view of Groton
Theres an almost Rendering-like quality to these... I'll have to remember that when I repeat the process.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Flower portraits

While traveling in Maine this weekend, I played with a vintage Super-Takumar 1:3.5/135 lens with a vintage Canon Close up 450 filter on my vintage (for digital cameras, anyway ) Rebel XT to take a couple of portrait shots of tiny little Maine flowers at the edge of a field. Each of these open flowers is smaller then the size of a dime, and out of necessity, I had to freehold the filter to the lens, not having a proper step down ring from the 58mm filter  to 49mm lens.

Those of you with a passion for vintage photographic gear may ooh and ahh now. The rest of you can just look at the pretty flowers.

Loving the creamy bokeh of the wide open lens here... ISO 800, f/3.5 1/250 sec
The narrow depth of field here really shows. ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/500
What more to say? ISO 1600,  f/3.5,  1/640

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Pop of Color

At Hartford hospitals complex in Newington, new life is breathed into an abandoned waiting room. Formerly the Children's Hospital of Connecticut, this complex of buildings span from the late 1800's to the 1960's, and is currently getting a series of updates. The former waiting room of the children's hospital in The Curtis building is now the new home of Hartford Hospitals marketing division, and have a funky colorful vibe to encourage their creativity. Will this bring new ideas to the hospital's campaigns? We'll just have to see!

The Hartford Hospital logo offers design inspiration

The Hartford Hospital Colors pop in this new office space
The new lounge space benefits from plenty of natural light.
Small details like colored window frames at the dining area add to the feel
The offices include considered details to tie into the office pool
Its not just paint and carpet. Furniture details tie in.
Interior architecture: id3A, llc

Monday, June 3, 2013

A bright idea....

JLC-Tech is a new lighting company with one singular vision: to create unique and useful LED lighting fixtures. Their flagship product, the T-Bar LED Smartlight™, is unique and innovative in concept, and demonstrates how high-performance LED’s can be utilized to create lighting fixtures that are easily integrated into the structure of a grid ceiling, either in new construction or retrofit during renovation. 

This is an installation they did with lighting rep Lighting Affiliates for Yale University's West Campus that showcases their unique vision and product.

Lounge and modern day Arcade.
Informal Workstations.
Connected spaces
Game Room
Architecture by Svigals + Partners