I take pictures wherever I go. I usually have my camera with me, because you never know when an opportunity will present itself. I know some photographers schedule time to go here or there and take pictures. My life is too busy for that. But I have been blessed with opportunities to travel. So I take full advantage of it. I have photographed some beautiful places and animals in the United States, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Mexico.
Like any photographer I have been hired out to do weddings, parties, and various other events. But I also donate my time to photograph great events that support good causes. Some of the events that I've had the pleasure of participating in are listed below with links to the pictures taken. I make these pictures publicly available for download, all I ask is that you don't alter in anyway or sell them.
My wife and I met Cosplay\Actor RW Martin down in Marlborough, MA for the Super Megafest. I took my camera and visited different booths. I took a look at what each vendor was selling and asked if I could take some pictures. In an effort to network with them, I offered to make the pictures available for download. If you would like to see pictures from the event, click the link below. Feel free to download and share them. All I asked in return is, that you do not alter the pictures and that you like my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/zenandchaos.
I had the wonderful opportunity to take pictures at the 3rd Annual Commemorative Beer Launch Party at 14th Star Brewery on April 1st.
"On Sept. 23, 2014, Joshua Rodney Pallotta, 25, succumbed to his ongoing battle with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries sustained while proudly serving his country in Afghanistan. We wanted to start this group to share our amazing memories of him, but also to raise awareness for PTSD and suicide." - - Valerie Pallotta https://www.facebook.com/groups/277870369089652/
"People always tell me "I don't know how you and Greg do it. If that were me I'd x, y, or z..." Honestly, these events aren't just about raising funds for Josh's House. They are about raising awareness about Post Traumatic Stress and Veteran suicide. They are about networking. They are about letting our Veterans know we're doing something for them to hopefully make their lives better and have more meaning and a purpose. It's all about letting them know we haven't forgotten." - - Valerie Pallotta
I went to the Green Mountain Comic Con to network and meet some comic book collaborating friends of Cosplay\Actor R.W. Martin. I took the opportunity to network in a different way. I took pictures of booths and the people working at them with the offer of making the pictures available for download. If you would like to see pictures from the event, click the link below. Feel free to download and share them. All I asked in return is, that you do not alter the pictures and that you like my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/zenandchaos.
Defenders vs Enforcers
I've recently been given the opportunity to be a photographer at the 14th Annual Defenders vs Enforcers Benefit Hockey game. Proceeds go to the Vermont Police Association & The Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation.
Come join the fun and bring the family on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Essex Junction Skating Facility. Doors open at 5 pm, Puck drops at 6 pm. Tickets $5.00 each, purchase here. There will be a "Chuck A Puck" and "Shoot A Puck" competitions for the kids, a 50-50 raffle, a Silent Auction, Signed Hockey Memorabilia and over $1000 in Door Prizes and Raffle Items.
Sponsored by the Essex VFW and The Vermont Law Enforcement Agencies
VT Remembers Run
Every year many photographers and I volunteer our time to capture this event. All proceeds from the 11k Race benefits:
The Vermont National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial, a memorial that serves as a reminder of the sacrifices endured by our Vermont Heroes and their families.
Before the race as the runners\walkers start registration, I mingle and take pictures. In the early morning I usually spend a good portion of my time taking pictures of the memorial. I try to find an angle and look that surpasses the shots I took the year before. The thumbnail to the left of this text is by far the best photo I've taken of the memorial and coincidentally the print I have sold the most of at the craft shows I've attended. The morning sun and clear blue sky made the memorial beautiful.
Wings Over Vermont - Air Show 2016
The Wings over Vermont Air Show event took place on August 13th and 14th. The weather kept the planes from flying on Saturday, but we were able to enjoy an amazing show on Sunday.
1st Annual Survivor Event
I had the honor of becoming a member of the VT National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial Committee. One of their objectives is to support an annual VTNG Gold Star Families event\activity. I had the unexpected pleasure of photographing the 1st Annual Survivor Event in which the committee made it possible for the Gold Star Families to go to a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway park.
The event was held on July 4th. It turned out to be a beautiful day and an amazing trip. I had never been to Fenway Park, and was informed that I would get a chance to go on the field and take pictures! The Gold Star Families were honored on the field before the game with introductions, a fly over, and Heather Sheehan got to throw out the first pitch!
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