Portrait or Personal Image - John  DiGiacomo

Through a series of life altering events, John made a decision in 2009 to leave his position as a corporate executive and pursue a career as a professional free-lance photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes, sports, and architectural photography. This decision has afforded John the opportunity to pursue on a full-time basis his passion for photography, as well as his love of the outdoors. John is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Sports Shooter, the International Association of Architectural Photographers, the Real Estate Photographers of America and Nikon Professional Services.

John’s sports client list has included the Associated Press, Toronto Star, The Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour, Adirondack Life and The Smithtown News. His nature and landscape images have appeared in several publications including Adirondack Life, Adirondack Explorer, Cape Air, Northern Homes Garden & Leisure and Northern Exploring. Additionally, his work has been featured in local galleries and has earned several awards in juried shows including the Photo Federation of Long Island’s prestigious Leonard Victor Award. He co-published an Arcadia Press, “Then and Now” book with the Historical Society in his home town of Smithtown, New York and produced a documentary of the 2011 Adirondack Canoe Classic which was presented at the 2012 Reel Paddling Film Festival. A large component of John’s commercial work includes architectural photography for Realtors, hotels and Builders.

Residing in Lake Placid, New York, has afforded John the opportunity of spending many years exploring the endless wonders of the Adirondack Park. He can usually be found, with camera gear in tow, hiking, paddling or back country skiing in its six million acres.

John periodically, leads workshops and tours through his own Company, Placid Times Photography (www.PlacidTimesPhotography.com) and with his long-time friend and mentor, Don McGowan, through Earth Song Photography. As an instructor, he invites others to share his passion for photography and his love for the outdoors. John also enjoys sharing with others his extensive knowledge of both the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. Simultaneously, his goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere affording participants the opportunity to enhance their own individual technical skills, while moving beyond their creative comfort zone.

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