My passion for photography germinated from family vacations around the United States as a child. My family and I went on sensational adventures in search of birds and wildlife throughout New Jersey, Maine, southern Texas, extreme southeastern Arizona, the Everglades of Florida, and more. On all of our family vacations, my Mother photographed wildflowers creeping on abandoned farmsteads, the rocky coasts of Maine, and anything else that captured her eye. It was along these trips where I first experimented with photography by documenting observed bird species or the rich landscapes around us using an old Vivitar 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) film camera.

Since the heady days of 35mm film, I now rely on my Nikon D40 Digital SLR to continue on with my family’s tradition of capturing the landscapes and wildlife of the places I visit. Additionally, I have broadened my subjects to include American folklife and historic structures, as well as battle re-enactments, weather phenomenon, and light painting. A large portion of my work is what is called HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. Multiple images of a subject are taken at varying exposure levels ranging from light to dark. These photos are then merged or tonemapped in special computer software. HDR provides a much more sizable tonal range in a single photograph. When processed carefully, these HDR images allow for a more natural representation of what the human eye sees, as well as permitting a higher level of detail in the photograph.

11th November 2013

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23rd June 2013

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23rd June 2013

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23rd June 2013

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9th May 2013

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Hey, your work is amazing! Keep up the good work. :)

1st May 2013

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sandyhooknj: Join me on my new blog for Sandy Hook, NJ!

Exactly one year ago today, I captured this photograph bay-side on Sandy Hook. It’s a textbook Jersey shore photograph. Water, something old, a stellar sunset, crashing waves, radiating warmth, all of the elements a photographer could want are present. It has been half a year since Sandy Hook opened its gates to the hoards of beach-goers, surfers, tourists, locals, birdwatchers, photographers, cyclists, joggers, fisherman, dog-walkers and nature lovers that frequent this special spit of land. I have frequented The Hook (as us locals know it) since childhood. I’ve always loved it. It’s become a part of me. My springs and summers in New Jersey would be cold and incomplete without it. I need it. So, join me in celebration of the re-opneing of The Hook after hurricane Sandy. Hundreds of volunteers and park officials have worked diligently to bring it back to us, to you. Cheers!Watch this blog for some brand new photographs and writing featuring the hook from Chase Schiefer. www.chaseschieferphotography.com  #NJ #Jersey #SandyHook #Jerseystrong #NJSandy #Jerseyshore  

sandyhooknj: Join me on my new blog for Sandy Hook, NJ!

Exactly one year ago today, I captured this photograph bay-side on Sandy Hook. It’s a textbook Jersey shore photograph. Water, something old, a stellar sunset, crashing waves, radiating warmth, all of the elements a photographer could want are present. It has been half a year since Sandy Hook opened its gates to the hoards of beach-goers, surfers, tourists, locals, birdwatchers, photographers, cyclists, joggers, fisherman, dog-walkers and nature lovers that frequent this special spit of land. 

I have frequented The Hook (as us locals know it) since childhood. I’ve always loved it. It’s become a part of me. My springs and summers in New Jersey would be cold and incomplete without it. I need it.

So, join me in celebration of the re-opneing of The Hook after hurricane Sandy. Hundreds of volunteers and park officials have worked diligently to bring it back to us, to you. Cheers!

Watch this blog for some brand new photographs and writing featuring the hook from Chase Schiefer. www.chaseschieferphotography.com  

#NJ #Jersey #SandyHook #Jerseystrong #NJSandy #Jerseyshore  

17th April 2013

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#sunrise at #mesaarch #arch #canyonlands #canyonlandsnationalpark #utah #moab #awe #unbelievable #amazing #mustgo #goforahike #gohike #west #glow #mountains #desert #edabbey #iphoneography

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12th March 2013

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11th March 2013

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#nj #eastpoint #lighthouse #newjersey #jersey #jerseyshore #nikon #d600 #stars #starrynight #magic #night #togs #photography #photogs

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11th March 2013

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#ocean of #stars
#eastpoint #lighthouse #heislerville #nj #newjersey #togs #photogs #photography #nikon #d600 #night #abandoned #jerseyshore #jersey #americana #historic

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14th February 2013

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#jersey #portmonmouth #njsandy #nj #iphoneography #summer #jerseyboy #jerseyproud #jerseyshore #jerseystrong #shorelife #coastie #awesome #hometown

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14th February 2013

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#lifelong #birding #friends #father #dad #birdwatching #birds #birdnerd #ornithology #birders #nj #newjersey #njsandy #jerseyboy #jerseyproud #jerseyshore #jerseystrong

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5th February 2013

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#abandoned #saltbox #house #nj #historic by #night #stars #moon #moonlight #snow #winter #newjersey #jerseyboy #jerseyproud #history #nikon #d600 #longexposure #forgotten #spooky #ghost #scary

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5th February 2013

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30th January 2013

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